Friday, March 15, 2013

Monifah: Touch It (R&B Remixes) (Promo CDM) (Universal, 1998)

"Touch It" was the lead single from Monifah's sophomore album "Mo'hogany" and was originally produced by Jack Knight and Screwface. It is her biggest hit to date, reaching a peak position of 9 on the Billboard charts in 1998. Many of the remixes were issued to import singles only, notably the grindin' remix by veteran hip hop producer Clark Kent (included on this CD), which features a slightly different vocal arrangement to the original. The Tony Dofat remix, on the other hand, was only ever issued promotionally and is scarce to come by, even on 12" vinyl. Dofat is best known for being a record producer for Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment label and was involved in the production of some of Mary J. Blige's early hip hop remixes. This remix in particular features completely different lyrics and production and is like an entirely different song altogether.

1. Clark Kent Mix*
2. Clark Kent Mix (No Rap)
3. Clark Kent Instrumental
4. Dofat Mix
5. Dofat Mix (No Rap)
6. Dofat Instrumental

Listen: Clark Kent Mix

Listen: Dofat Mix

*featuring uncredited rap by Sonja Blade