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Timing is everything.

Burgeoning Copenhagen-based DJ duo Borneland, made up of brothers Jonas & Micki, are about to kick off 2014 with their first-ever original remix next week on Clare Records. But before all that happens, they’ve decided to shake off the nerves with a lil’ something extra on the side.

A month after Yoncé got all up on our mouths like liquor, and just one week after the diva delivered the vintage Eye Roll Heard ‘Round The World in the direction of second lead vocalist Kelly Rowland, the Borneland boys have provided us with a perfectly timed re-rub of Destiny’s Child‘s 1999 classic, “Bug A Boo.”

From the first second, Borneland’s remix is undeniably off the chain, supplying the late ’90’s R&B staple with a cool, confident disco strut and space-age synthesizers. And that repetition of “boo, boo, boo” at the very end? It’s so fierce, you won’t even care about all those emails filling up your AOL inbox.

From Jonas & Micki:

Combined with perfectionism, one ends up spending too much time on details and the original idea disappears – this is a shame! To avoid this (unnecessary) “first-time-nervousness”, we chose to start out with something as silly (to us at least), but classic, as a different version of “Bug a Boo” by Destiny’s Child.
As a matter of fact, did you know that Beyoncé, LeToya, LaTavia and Kelly Rowland did exactly the same thing in the making of their single. Try listening to the original “Bug a Boo”- single and you will find clear references to Toto’s classic from 1978 “Child’s Anthem”.

As far as first impressions go, this is certainly not a bad way to start.