Saturday, April 25, 2009
after their incredible 'flight school' (available here)mix, sparkle motion (dj yoda and tobes from spine magazine) are back with another marvelous mixtape named 'new jack city vol. 1'. while 'flight school' was all about 80s r&b breaks, their new mix is "taking things forward a few years to the days of hi-top fades, parachute pants and doing 'the running man'. think bobby brown cruising for chicks in a 1989 testarossa, and mike tyson riding shotgun with a white baby tiger on his lap".
sparkle motion compile almost an hour of classic new jack material with unobtrusive yet refreshing mixing, featuring tracks from genre leaders who disappeared years ago and had their greatest success around the early 90s, like boyz ii men, mantronix, bell biv devoe or another bad creation as well as tracks by living music legends like ll cool j, diana ross and janet jackson.
'new jack city vol. 1' is a precious document of a long forgotten era in music, an entertaining bite-sized lesson in music history served as a dope summer cruising soundtrack. absolutely recommended for both all the youngsters and old schoolers out there, if we had a 'mix of the month' section, this would be it, same as 'flight school vol. 1', sparkle motion take the crown for the second time in a row!
sparkle motion - new jack city vol. 1 mixtape (on sharebee)
sparkle motion are still operating under the radar without a dedicated myspace or website, so we'll just have to stay tuned for their next wholetrain rolling out of the yard for us all to admire.
and i need to add that i'd be excited to hear some of your thoughts regarding the relevance of the 'new jack era' in today's music. seems like there's not a lot left of the vibe, signature crooning and breakbeats around in popular music these days. i'd be ready for a comeback, what about you?
01. tony toni tone - it feels good
02. boyz ii men - motownphilly
03. ll cool j - strictly business
04. big daddy kane - i get the job done
05. johnny gill - rub you the right way
06. mantronix - don't go messin' with my heart
07. janet jackson - alright
08. bell biv devoe - poison
09. another bad creation - iesha
10. joey b ellis & tynetta hare - go for it (heart & fire)
11. wrecks-n-effect - new jack swing
12. dino - i like it
13. salt-n-pepa - expression
14. monie love - full term love
15. christopher williams - one girl (club dub)
16. tyler collins - girls nite out
17. heavy d & the boyz - somebody for me
18. diana ross - workin' overtime
19. glenn medeiros & bobby brown - she ain't worth it
20. ll cool j - around the way girl
21. tara kemp - hold you tight
22. ll cool j - 6 minutes of pleasure
Posted by aleks at 1:13 PM