Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Ris-K: Ris-K Business (Perfect Entertainment, 1998)

Another great Asian trio out of B.C., Canada and boasting Canadian singer and actress Cory Lee as one of its members. According to info online, the trio were later approached by Sony Hong Kong but Lee apparently turned down the offer as she was eager to explore her Chinese roots instead. Possibly a demo they sent off to labels, not much else is known about this group or its other members but they were produced by N.C. Thanh and Earnest T.D. who had previously worked with Craig Smart, Cruize Control and others. From the 90s urban flava of “Juicy Stylz” (an incarnation of Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit”) to the late 90s contemporary R&B sounds of “Keep It Real” and “Can You Satisfy?” to the funky unadulterated pop of “Into The Groove” (a cover of Madonna’s song of the same name), their music was a blend of infectious urban-pop and funky 90s melodies with great production. Along with Toronto’s Ora (Philippines), they were definitely destined for great things. 

Going All Out 3:38
Ris-K Business 3:47
Keep It Real 3:46
Into The Groove 3:54
A Hundred Times 4:22
Can You Satisfy 3:42
Ooh, I Don't Feel Like You 3:39
You Are My Dream 3:44
Just The Thought 3:41
Juicy Stylz 5:14
Ris-K Business Remix 3:46