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Ryan Hemsworth and LIZ Bask in ’90s R&B Bliss on ‘Day N’ Nite’

Canadian producer teams with Tarzana youngster for melismatic groove

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // July 31, 2013

Canuck producer Ryan Hemsworth has been among those soul-wise beatsmiths helping to push ’90s-style R&B back into the zeitgeist. He’s even embraced the boy band thing to an extent, folding Backstreet Boys into a recent mix that also included R. Kelly and Ginuwine. Meanwhile, a genuine Valley Girl named LIZ has been creeping into the spotlight thanks to blatantly borrowing from the radio pop of that same era (Fader shared her “Horoscope” in May). In a move that should have seemed inevitable, the pair have teamed up for a new song called “Day N’ Nite,” which isn’t a Kid Cudi cover so much as a combination of Az Yet-style acoustic guitar licks, pitchy vintage Destiny’s Child, and slightly house-kissed freestyle groove. Get into it: