Freejak turns Ashanti’s ‘Only U’ into a driving house hit
Dec 8, 2023
Freejak does it again. This time he taps 2004 and Ashanti’s ‘Only U’ to twist up a high octane club cut that puts a afterhours finish on the R&B classic. Almost 20 years since Ashanti’s hit dominated airwaves, the UK born house technician deftly updates everything made the original such a crowd pleaser. From the opening moments, Freejak leans into the original’s appeal — namely its iconic synth line. Originally an early aughts club haunt, ‘Only U’ was always meant for a four-to-the-floor proven effortlessly on this one by Freejak. He samples the original’s ominous synths to drive the track forward while Ashanti’s top line stays as infectious as ever.
Whatever you want to call it — it bangs.