Ira Schickman is more than your average Jodeci fan. He’s actually a friend of DeVante Swing, who has produced for Chaka Khan. For his “Love U 4 Life” remix, he connects with vocalist Yummy Bingham to create a layered, modernized version of the classic romantic cut.
In regards to Jodeci, Ira told OkayPlayer:
“Jodecei, man, I am a huge fan of DeVante Swing, and he’s a friend. With the rework, I wanted to really tap into that sound from the era, with the layered vocals, adding talk box to the mix. This is my tribute to that era of music and the genius, DeVante. I finished the mix just in time for Valentine’s Day.”
Stream the “Love U 4 Life” remix below.