Monday, 13 April 2009

This Is How We Did It (IMP 44, March 2009)

March's IMP mix seems to have taken so long to make. I had the idea for it ages ago where originally it was going to be a comparison of white UK and black US 90's chart R&B, Hip-Hop and a bit of Pop. After listening to a lot of East 17, 5ive, Westlife, Take That and other UK stuff I realised that the UK entries just looked embarrassing and sounded so weak and clueless next to their US counterparts. I guess that was actually the intention of the mix, but we already knew that (though it is interesting to hear in hindsight and proximity and just how large a disparity there is between the sounds - the reality falling so woefully short of the intention). So what it has been distilled down to is pure solid gold 90's chart R&B and Hip-Hop without the cultural cross-examination. The only exceptions are two songs I stumbled across while looking through all this stuff and couldn't resist putting them on because not only must they be in my top 10 guilty pleasures, but they also fit in pretty well as a break in pace too. After refining the tracklist the artwork took me ages to get right too. I think I‘ve done it.

This Is How We Did It (IMP 44, March 2009)


01. Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
02. Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
03. Blackstreet & Dr. Dre - No Diggity
04. 2Pac - Changes
05. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
06. Ginuwine - Pony
07. K7 - Come Baby Come
08. Haddaway - What Is Love
09. Ce Ce Peniston - Finally
10. Bobby Brown - Two Can Play That Game
11. Luniz - I Got 5 On It
12. TLC - Creep
13. Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
14. R Kelly - (She's Got That) Vibe
15. Method Man & Mary J Blige - You're All I Need

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