…I also went back and took a look at this mix and decided to create several mixshow edits of the songs.
Let’s face it, anyone who already has most if not all of these mixes, knows just how ridiculously long many of them are. Often the big name DJs would go off in some direction that had little or nothing to do with the song. I suppose it was a way to showcase their skills. Personally, I think it was an ego trip. That’s not to say that these mixes are not brilliant, because they are.
My goal was to go back and provide more cohesiveness to the listener. As far as I’m concerned, if you forget what song your listening to about half way through because it jets off to some alternate universe, then it’s ripe for re-editing. Probably the most difficult of these songs is Jonathan Peters’ productions. They weren't only excessive, but used a different timing to the beats making it a challenge for anyone attempting to give his mixes a good flow. For the most part, I did the best I could and I think the end result is fantastic, if not stellar.
Given the controversy that has surrounded Whitney over the past years, I’m glad to see she’s back, looking and sounding great (despite what some of the critics might be saying about her vocals, which is typical for a bunch of talentless hacks who think Miley Cyrus is the second coming). Let’s face it, she can still sing rings around anyone in the top 40 at any given moment, including Mariah. I understand no one was happy with “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” as the possible first single and rightfully so. It’s a typical Diane Warren schlock-fest that wouldn't be out-of-place as the next American Idol’s first single. What’s good about that kind of song is that it usually lends itself to great remixes. IDKMOS is very diva, very over the top and represents the syrupy melodramatic sentiment that every budding drag queen wants to showcase their best Whitney impersonation with. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing some official remixes (Hex, I can see your name all over this) prior to the release of the album in September.
Ultimately, Whitney’s induction into the Diva Series Hall of Fame serves as a reminder as to why we fell in love with her in the first place. Her beauty, her voice, her class and her fierceness…it’s all here. Welcome back Whitney!
1. I Will Always Love You (Hex Hector Mixshow)
2. Heartbreak Hotel (Hex Hector Club Mix)
3. I Learned From The Best (HQ2 Club Mixshow)
4. Same Script, Different Cast (Jonathan Peters Vocal Mixshow)
5. My Love Is Your Love (Jonathan Peters’ Vocal Mixshow)
6. Love That Man (Peter Rauhofer NYC Mixshow)
7. It’s Not Right But It’s Ok (Thunderpuss 2000 Mixshow)
8. Try It On My Own (Thunderpuss Club Anthem Mixshow)
9. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Junior’s Happy Handbag Mixshow)
10. Step By Step (Tony Moran Diva X Diva Mixshow)
11. Whatchulookinat (Thunderpuss Club Mix)
12. How Will I Know (Junior Vasquez Club Mix)
13. I’m Your Baby Tonight (Dronez Mix)
14. So Emotional (David Morales Emotional Mixshow)
15. Greatest Love Of All (Club 69 Mixshow)
16. I’m Every Woman (Clivilles & Cole Every Woman’s House Mixshow)