From their album House Of Blues back in 1996, this is the underplayed sided of Tony! Toni! Toné!; the dance track.
The best part is that, even though the trio did sacrifice the richer harmonies that we got from them on other tracks for this, they still sound amazing and the tone is multi-dimensional. DJ Quik is also in rare form and just a couple years from the release of Rhythm-al-ism and a career resurgence. His rhymes make this track and he easily makes this a collaborative effort instead of just a throwaway verse that could have been done by any other rapper.
Whenever we think of this group, we usually think of slow jams like (Lay Your Head On My) Pillow, Anniversary, Whatever You Want, and It Never Rains (In Southern California); but the side of them that gave us My Baby Doll, Little Walter, and It Feels Good also gave us the mid-tempo jam. Let’s Get Down is from the era of classy club tracks when they talked about the same stuff they do now but with a little more cool. Saadiq and the crew lay out a night of drinking, dancing, and beer goggles in a way that makes it sound so appealing and yet so low key that you just know that the party is going to be memorable. It’s a track for both the grown-and-sexy as well as the young and lit.
Sidenote: Raphael Saadiq and DJ Quik have barely aged a day in 20 years. Moisturizer for the win!