Rihanna x Jr Blender “Diamonds”/ “No Love Allowed” Remixes

rihanna - no love allowed (jr blender edit)

Two of the best Rihanna remixes to emerge last year came when German producer Jr Blender spun off hit singles “Where Have You Been” and “You Da One” into slow dance reggae pleasures, so of course, having him return back to the Unapologetic superstar’s catalog for not one, but two new doses of island-tweaked goodness would be a welcome thing in our book.

The somewhat overly self-serious chart-topping ballad “Diamonds” is neatly perked up with a digital lovers’ rock sway in Blender’s hands, but his minor edits to the already reggae-flavored album cut “No Love Allowed” is what really slays, the simple addition of some lasers, steel drum rolls and a snappier bottom end thump elevating a record that was pretty good in its original form to summer jam great status.