Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sista: Brand New (Digipak CDM) (Swing Mob/Elektra, 1994)

Ultra rare first and only single from Missy Elliott's former band Sista and an early (if not first) production from Timbaland in conjunction with Devante Swing, formally of Jodeci fame. This was the one and only single the band ever produced and their debut LP 4 All The Sistas Around Da World was shortly to be shelved due to lack of interest (bear in mind this was WAY before Timbaland blew up as a producer.) The CD single is a collector's item on its own but it is the remixes by Timbaland and fellow Jodeci member Mr. Dalvin (Donald DeGrate) that really set it off. Both are noticeably different to the original score.

The lead vocals are by Elliott, who also provides additional rap verses for the two remixes as well.

Brand New 4:28
Sista Bounce 2:26
Brand New (Mr. Dalvin's Ferrari Mix) 4:03
Brand New (Timbaland's Beemer Mix) 4:35