Dallas Woods’ Cover Of An Early 2000s Classic Will Make Your Friday
Time to crack out the low rise jeans and the Von Dutch caps.
It’s about bloody time Dallas Woods rocked up to the triple j studios for Like A Version, seeing as he spent the last year releasing a string of excellent singles including collabs with Sampa The Great, Baker Boy, and Miiesha.
He didn’t disappoint: enlisting powerhouse vocalist Kee’ahn, he delivered a slinky, luxurious rendition of Fat Joe and Ashanti’s 2000s classic ‘What’s Luv?’, which booted us straight back to the time of low rise jeans and Von Dutch trucker caps. He also performed his brand new single ‘Stranger’, which again features Kee’ahn on vocal duties.
“It’s one of those songs that has a nostalgic feel that takes you back to the times,” Woods told triple j about choosing ‘What’s Luv?’ “I first started falling in love with music in that whole era — big shoutout to the early 2000s.
“It was about that age when I starting realising exactly what I like in music. R&B was the wave, you hear people saying ‘back in my day that was lit, that was the wave’. Fat Joe was killing it [back then], with ‘Lean Back’, ‘What’s Luv?’…c’mon it’s Fat Joe! Do your research.
“I had the beautiful, talented queen Kee’ahn with me — she really set the tone, really laid back. I just wanted to make a lot of early 2000s references and showcase the fun that I can have. I’ve always watched Like A Version, so I finally get to do one. And it wasn’t like ‘Let’s come in and do the best one’ it was like ‘nah let’s just come in and have fun’. Hopefully that resonates with the audience.”
Watch both performances below — and get around his new single here.