Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Randomania: Part Two

Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way (JM's Bruce Cockburn Radio Edit)
**As cheesy as the pop music was at this time, the mixes were just as cheesy and sometimes even more so! However, every once in awhile you'd get a mix that actually went somewhere and didn't sound like the demo button on a Casio keyboard. This is one of them. I just found this mix again on an 8 year old CD and I've never found this mix since. I don't know who Bruce Cockburn is, but aside from having a name that makes me giggle, he gave us this really high energy and drama filled mix!**

Britney Spears - Sometimes (JM's Thunderpuss Radio Edit)
**What I love about this is it's a perfect time capsule mix. This is both early Thunderpuss (when they were still Thunderpuss 2000 or TP2K) and early Britney. Both have come a long way since this but it's still interesting to hear such a young Britney and a very rough around the edges Thunderpuss production.**

CeCe Peniston - Movin On (Junior Vasquez Radio Edit) **Official Edit**
**This is SUCH a great track! The thing that sucks about an artist like CeCe is that once she released "Finally" that seemed to be it for her. She made her mark in dance/pop music and was seen as a one hit wonder after that. She's had SO much great music and back in 1996 she had this song. This is classic Junior right here so grab it while it's hot!**

Francesca Gramm - Time Waits For No One (Warren Rigg Radio Edit) **Official Edit**
**I love when the big time remixer collaborators get to step up to the plate and show us what they're made of. 9 times out of 10 they sound just like the mixes they do with the big time remixers, which kinda always made me wonder what their parts are in the mixes? Who really knows? Well, Warren Rigg not only produced this track but co wrote it as well with Miss Gramm (who by the looks of the CD cover looks like a Mrs. Gramm) and it's a really great production! Francesca's voice does leave a little bit to be desired but she's got a husky, Marlene Dietrich-esque sound that works, but it doesn't really go anywhere. You be the judge!**

Geri Halliwell - Lift Me Up (Almighty Radio Edit) **Official Edit**
**Geri just never got enough credit in my eyes. While here in America her music was panned, back at home her stuff was constantly charting. Why do we as American's have such terrible taste in music?? I'll never understand it. This was my favorite song from her first solo CD "Schizophonic" and it yielded 3 mixes: This one from Almighty, a mainstream one from Metro and a funky one from K-Klass. I have the first two official edits and wasn't really a fan of the K-Klass so...**

Geri Halliwell - Lift Me Up (Metro Radio Edit) **Official Edit**
**While Almighty gave a high energy mix, Metro made it very simple and straightforward. They're the masterminds behind Cher's mega-hit "Believe" so you can take the cue from there of what to expect.**

Rockell - Tears (JM's Dezrok Radio Edit)
**I've always been a fan of Rockell as I've always loved freestyle music. As time went on it was natural she'd end up on the dance floor and she made it in a big way. Her hit "The Dance" was a favorite of mine for SUCH a long time and continuing with that sound, this mix comes courtesy of Dezrok. Both he and Hex Hector produced "The Dance" but this time on his own, he created originall an 11 minute anthem! One thing I love about his work is that they usually have the most gorgeous intro's that tend to get cut when making an edit for a CD single. However, I had to include it here, so I fused the intro of the Club Mix with the original Radio Edit to get this. Enjoy!**

Rockik - Memories (Widelife Radio Edit) **Official Edit**
**When I first heard this song, it was the Robbie Rivera Dub which was outstanding and a staple of NY nightlife when this came out. However, since I don't usually edit dubs, I needed a vocal mix and while the original one is a funky upbeat track, Widelife turned it around and kept the energy but made the sound bigger. I love them for that!!**

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