Crates - Remix Fundamentals, Vol. 1 (Spring Summer Feeling)
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||Can't Explain (The Ca$e Boogie Mix)||Jill Scott||3:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bedda At Home (The Rivera Mix)||Jill Scott||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Talk 2 Me (The 314 Mix)||Jill Scott||4:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Whatever (The Mr. Mig Powerful Love Radio Edit)||Jill Scott||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Spring Summer Feeling (The Ron Trent Mix)||Jill Scott||10:21||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Come See Me (The B-Sharp Clubin Mix)||Jill Scott||3:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Slowly Surely (The Teddy Vee Remix)||Jill Scott||4:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Golden (The B-Sharp Afro Centric Mix)||Jill Scott||3:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Brotha (The Inferno Mix)||Jill Scott||4:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Long Walk (The Jazzy Jeff Redux)||Jill Scott||3:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Love Rain (The Key West Mix)||Jill Scott||4:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Hailing from North Philadelphia, Jill Scott is a true triple threat (singer/songwriter, actress, and spoken-word poet) who got her start performing with hometown heroes The Roots back in 2000. Since then, she has released four successful studio albums, won three GRAMMYs®, and starred in several hit movies, including Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?. On Crates: Remix Fundamentals Volume I (Spring Summer Feeling), we're presented with new twists on 11 of her songs, updated and reconfigured by producers like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Teddy Vee, Ca$e Boogie, Mr. Mig, Ron Trent, and Kyle West. The album's first half is mostly on the Euro-inspired dance music tip, with big synths, beeping hooks, and highly mechanical beats that ramp up the tempo and transform previously mellow tunes into hi-tech club bangers. The second half slows things down and culminates with the dreamy spoken-word jam "Love Rain." This set is the first edition of an ongoing trilogy; other standouts include "Golden," "Come See Me," and "Bedda at Home."
2 stars/2 hot tracks...Most of these remixes aren't hot.
The remixes here are not very interesting and that's coming from a guy who digs a hot remix! Seriously, if there has to be a remix, it should either be high-voltage danceable or a fresh take of an original track that stands up against said original. Neither happens with this here album. I do like the remixes to "Come See Me" and "Slowly Surely" but I already own the other decent remix ("A Long Walk - Jazzy Jeff Redux".) The rest of the album is uneventful because the remixes don't elevate the music or utilize the vocal properly.
I love this album!!! I know, I know Jill is not a house artist, which is why these songs really shine. It has a case load of awesome producers, which adds to the creativity to each mix. I'm a die hard Jill fan, so I wasn't too sure about this remix concept. But I LOVE the album. DOPE!!!
Well, her voice is always phenomenal but I prefer her not remixed. Still, this is pretty awesome.
Born: April 4, 1972 in Philadelphia, PA
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s