More than most current pop artists, Lopez's radio profile has benefited from radically revised versions of her singles.
More than most current pop artists, Lopez's radio profile has benefited from radically revised versions of her singles. In fact, to describe the alternate takes of her recent smash "I'm Real" and the current hit "Ain't It Funny" as remixes would be false, since they're essentially new jams with mildly similar hooks and lyrics. Since such tracks can't boost the artist's current J-Lo, why not thread 'em onto a separate full-length set that also revisits her hits to date? As a rule, "remix" sets tend to be lame, money-moochin' filler sets, but J to tha L-O! is the exception. Listeners are offered fresh or rare versions of such hits as "Love Don't Cost a Thing" (the RJ Schoolyard Mix featuring Fat Joe) and "If You Had My Love" (the Dark Child Master Mix) while also getting revamped versions of potential future hits like the disco-soaked gem "Walking on Sunshine" (Metro remix). Rounding out the set is the brand-new "Alive," a lovely ballad from the film Enough.—LF