Thursday, September 27, 2007

Clap yo hands!!!

There's good house music and then there's Deborah Cox.

Deb entered into the music industry by way of being one of Celine Dion's back-up singers but after signing with Arista records in 1995 and releasing her first self-titled CD, she was well on her way to being a household name.

Her first CD spawned a few singles and some good mixes along the way (Junior Vasquez's anthemic mix of "Who Do U Love" being my fave) but when her 1998 effort, "One Wish" came out, it was a different ball game.

Thanks to Hex Hector's brilliant and classic reworks of "Things Just Ain't The Same" and "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here", Deborah assured her spot in dance music history forever.

A string of club hits followed over the last few years which included "It's Over Now", "Absolutely Not", "Mr Lonely", "Play Your Part", "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven" (a Phil Collins remake) and her Tony Moran produced epic "Easy As Life" from the B'way show "Aida" which she starred in.

Now, in 2007, after releasing critically acclaimed jazz CD "Destination Moon" (a CD of Dinah Washington covers), Deborah's hitting the dance floors again with "Everybody Dance (Clap Your Hands)". A commercial release for this song is just around the corner, but the two main mixes that have surfaced are done by Tony Moran (which ended up on his CD "The Event") and Offer Nissim.

I do enjoy Offer's mix alot but I prefer Tony's cause it's more upbeat and it's a full vocal mix. And as such, this edit (er...really more of a mix) clocks in around 5:40... But I guarantee non-stop vocal fun!

Welcome back Deborah, The dance floor needs you!

Deborah Cox - Everybody Dance (JM's Tony Moran Radio Mix)

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