mercredi 11 mai 2011

J0m@nda - 1 Cr1ed The Tears (1994)

It's strange that Jomanda don't get more credit. They were pioneers of a garage / house / even rave sound (having started in 1988), the lyrics were pretty good (although they almost always revolved around love), they've been heavily sampled (Felix, Micronauts...) and had the cream of the day's remixers on their case. They basically set the scene for a slew of girl groups such as EnVogue, and they could really sing!

You can still find their albums around, but many of their great remixes are now unavailable.

I Cried The Tears was the groups's last single, with E-Smoove making a competent if rather classic effort. However, the big surprise comes from Ralphi Rosario. I had always assumed that he had spent his career surfing on the success of You Used To Hold Me (for me, his only hit), but here he shows how to work a track in different flavours and transform it into something even better (surely the aim of all remixes?).

I decided to take three of his mixes and combine them into one long one. This involved cutting some of the mixes down a little to avoid fatigue, and the blending was a little tricky in spots, but I think the result is pretty good. If you like your piano house, you're going to love it!

You can listen and download below, and I urge you to check out all the other Jomanda singles. There's a lot of classic stuff there.

1 commentaire:

Mark S a dit…

Great track, i actually liked the Ralphi Rosario mixes more than E-Smoove's. Never got this CDM although i have it on vinyl.

Looking forward to hearing your edit ;)