Sunday, August 4, 2013

Beyoncé: In Da Club Remixes (Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (2004)

Throwback Beyoncé from 2004 featuring a variety of remixes and rare tracks from the Dangerously In Love era and beyond on two bootleg 12" vinyls. There's remix versions of almost every track from Knowles' debut album, including remixes of Crazy In Love, Baby Boy, Me, Myself and I and Naughty Girl. The first three are unofficial remixes from white label vinyl. I don't know much about them but the remix of Me, Myself and I sounds like a sped up version of the "Eastern Delight Mix" by Punjabi MC. The remix of Naughty Girl is the "Erick Sermon Remix" and was only ever issued to promotional vinyl.
It is a lot sexier than the original album version and features an appearance from Redman. Redman also features on Rockwilder's remix to "Work It Out" which is included here as well. There are a few rare tracks here, including a rare alternate version of the unreleased track Sexuality with interpolations of Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing, and a cover version of 50 Cent's 2003 song In Da Club titled Sexy Lil Thug. 50 Cent also features on the unofficial remix to Baby Boy and on his own song Thug Love, which is also featured here and credited to Beyoncé featuring 50 Cent. A nice steady set of hip hop club bangers until you get to side D and then it appears the bootleggers ran out of ideas for the final two songs. To finish the set off, we have Junior Vasquez' "World" remix of Crazy In Love and a live medley with Prince from the 46th Grammy Awards.

Altogether a great find.

1. Crazy In Love feat Jay-Z & T-Money
2. Summer Time feat Ghostface Killah
3. Sexuality
4. Baby Boy feat 50 Cent & Sean Paul
5. Me, Myself And I (Bubbles Mix)
6. In Da Club
7. Crazy In Love (Fatman Scoop Remix) 1
8. Work It Out feat Redman
9. Thug Love feat 50 Cent 2
10. Naughty Girl feat Eric(k) Sermon & Redman
11. My Boo feat Usher 3
12. Crazy In Love (Junior Vasquez Remix)
13. Beyoncé & Prince - Live @ the 46th Grammy Awards (Bonus Cut)

1 Possibly an unofficial DJ Mash-up. Features vocals from both Knowles and R&B artist Lumidee.
2 50 Cent featuring Destiny's Child
3 NOT Knowles, female vocalist is Kortney "Kaycee" Leveringston

Listen: Baby Boy feat 50 Cent & Sean Paul

Listen: Naughty Girl feat Eric(k) Sermon & Redman