Do you remember?
The 21st night of September is nearly upon us, and it’s always a bit of a day to celebrate for Earth, Wind & Fire fans. This year, the R&B legends are rising to the occasion with a new video and retro-style remixes of the 1978 smash.
The lead single from The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Volume 1, a Top 10 hit at the time of its release, has taken on a life of its own. Since 2016, writer/comedian Demi Adejuyigbe has gained notoriety with an annual series of over-the-top tributes to the song. (His fifth annual video, seen below, is purported to be his last – unless fans can raise $50,000 for multiple charities.) It’s all a testament to the feel-good vibe of the track as penned by EWF’s late founder, Maurice White; guitarist Al McKay and songwriter Allee Willis.
This year, Legacy Recordings is getting in on the celebration, having just issued a suite of remixes by producer Eric Kupper and a new video to match. While it’s impossible to top the exuberant original, Kupper’s vintage house-style touches make these a fun listen if you’re looking for a new spin on an old favorite.
Check out Demi’s latest “September” tribute and the links to stream or download the new remix suite, all below.
September (The Eric Kupper Remixes) (Columbia/Legacy, 2020)
- September (Eric Kupper Extended Vocal Mix)
- September (Eric Kupper Radio Mix)
- September (Eric Kupper Dub Mix)
- September (Eric Kupper A Cappella Mix)
- September (Eric Kupper Instrumental Mix)
- September (Eric Kupper Radio Instrumental Mix)