Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mary J. Blige: House Mixes (Vol. 1) (UK Bootleg Vinyl Comp) (JMR Records, 2004)

Blige is no stranger to the house scene and even released a remix album Dance For Me in 2002. It featured house remixes of her biggest hits by top producers such as Junior Vasquez and Hex Hector and was relatively well-received. Unfortunately, some of the mixes were edited down and a lot a lot of good mixes were left off as they didn't fit the more mainstream sound that they had in mind. Alternatively, this double 12" set was circulated unofficially in 2004 and features mostly promotional and underground
mixes, such as promotional-only mixes of Deep Inside and Let No Man Put Asunder (by Roy Davis Jr and Timmy Regisford) and a white label remix of Beautiful. There's also a white label remix of R&B artist Jahiem's 2003 song Beauty & The Thug (featuring Mary) and two other remixes of Love Is All We Need and Give Me You by German house producer Boris Dluglosh. These are all full length remixes and the quality is quite good for a bootleg. I don't know if there is a "volume 2", but I will be on the look out for it. 

A1 Deep Inside - Roy Davis Mix
A2 Love Is All We Need - Elusive Club Mix
B1 Beauty & The Thug - DFA Mix 2
C1 Deep Inside - Blaze Shelter Mix 1
C2 Give Me You - Boris Dlugosh Mix
D1 Beautiful - Basement Boys Mix 3
D2 Let No Man Put Asunder - Blaze Shelter Mix 1

1 Incoreccetly credited to "Blaze"
2 Remixed by  Kyle "Small" Smith
3 Remixed by DJ Spen & Karizma

Listen: Love Is All We Need - Elusive Club Mix


Listen: Beauty & The Thug - DFA Mix