Get ready for a blast from the past! Diplo just spiced up our lives with a totally amazing and unexpected cover of the Spice Girls‘ smash hit “Wannabe.”
Charli XCX provides the vocals for this 90s music revival, as Herve Pagez and Diplo breathe new, rhythmic life into the timeless guilty pleasure track. We’re instantly obsessed — because this isn’t one of those remixes just for the sake of a remix. Instead, this is a complete makeover and an outstanding performance on all three artists’ accounts.
Properly titled “Spicy,” Charli XCX gives a nod to the Spice Girls’ original delivery, whilst including just enough of her own personal flair. Along with Diplo, Pagez sets a new pace in motion, adding unique flavor to the cover and an incredibly catchy groove to slam your body down and wind it all around to.
The iconic “Yo!” sample gives the song some much needed familiarity, as these artists serve up their own version of the iconic girl power track. Sprinkle in some sugary vocal chops and spicy percussion on top — and there it is.
We can always expect the unexpected from Diplo, but this one takes the cake!
Watch the music video for “Spicy” below.
Herve Pagez & Diplo – “Spicy” ft. Charli XCX
For an added bonus, we also know now that Diplo has been working in the studio with Camila Cabello — whether that’s for his Silk City project, solo, or Major Lazer should be revealed soon enough.
— Camila Cabello News (@CCabelloNews) May 29, 2019