J Records makes its mark in the world of dance compilations with this timely, if not always spot-on, compilation.
J Records makes its mark in the world of dance compilations with this timely, if not always spot-on, compilation. The mixed collection starts off fabulously with a cool edit of Thunderpuss' Anthem mix of Mary J. Blige's "No More Drama" and cleverly slides into the Superchumbo mix of Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On." Other highlights include Kylie Minogue's "Spinning Around" (the 7th District mix), Alicia Keys' "Butterflyz" (Roger S.' Release mix), Angie Stone's "Wish I Didn't Miss You" (Hex Hector/Mac Quayle's Main mix), Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Thunderpuss' Change It Up mix), and the Chemical Brothers' "Star Guitar" (Pete Heller's Expanded mix). Featured tracks by Enrique Iglesias, Nelly Furtado, Deborah Cox, and Daft Punk certainly add muscle to the mix but not much else. Between the Goldtrix mix of Andrea Brown's fierce "Trippin' " and Robbie Rivera's Tribal Sessions mix of J newcomer Lamya's sublime "Never Enough," though, such missteps are easily overlooked.—MP