Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Mostly excellent remixes
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Remixes are like postmodern opera productions; they assume you already know the song in question, and in detail. If you do have these songs engraved on your memory -- and you should -- most of the remixes are excellent. Just check out what Masters at Work do with "Funky sensation" using selective samples, without wrecking the groove or throwing away the tune. Both versions of the Rogers-Edwards groove from "Good times" omit the most famous bassline in hiphop, just to throw it in your face. There are some problems though: Most of the tunes are sped up: no one seems to have thought of using an old, slow groove as foundation for a drum&bass extravaganza. And who thought of throwing in the moldy Yes tune "Owner of a lonely heart"? But well worth the money."
Remix Heaven for us Disco Dinosaurs!
Curmudgeon | 05/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a DJ - just getting started or a veteran of the clubs - this is a must have. Remixes may be an aquired taste for the average listener, but a DJ has to have these in his/her collection to move a crowd. Play these in your car on the way to the club and you'll be pumped. I hope the folks at Rhino keep the faith. This is one superb collcetion."
What A Mess
Curmudgeon | 04/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this because their are some extended mixes that were not previously available, but this is an awful mess. It seems that they tried to add a hip-hop flavor to these songs, but what they did was mess up great songs. This is a good example of where DJ Mixers think they have more talent than the original artists. The mixes are boring, overblown, and very hard to listen to. Don't waste your money; go out to sites such as GEMM or MusicMatch and buy the original 12" of these songs."