Friday, 6 March 2009

Nuyorican Soul featuring Jocelyn Brown - It's Alright, I Feel It! (1997)

Talkin' Loud/PolygramRecords, TLCD 22
This is a killer track from the M.A.W. boys I had to add to The Soul Vendor. It's brilliant in every aspect, and I know Mickey is also a huge fan of the Masters At Work duo, "Lil" Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez.

Here we find them with the lead single off their Nuyorican Soul album, featuring R&B power-vocalist Jocelyn Brown on lead vocals, live drums recorded and then sampled & chopped, a great piano riff, and enough energy contained within the song to surely move even the most adamant of non dancers.

There are not enough superlatives for this song. It's pretty much perfect - which, of course, is a cross to bear for those who had to remix it. Lucky, then, we have two heavyweights in the shape of Armand Van Helden, who gives us a darkly dubtastic House-cum-Garage remix in theshape of his Live from Da Darkside of the Moon remix, and Roni Size, at the height of his powers back then in '97, and right on the back of his New Forms success, giving us a brilliantly reconstructed Drum & Bass version, which contains all the character of the original, but re-encodes it in a Drum & Bass styley. Yum! He must've worked his socks off to reconcile the extreme BPM difference between the original and his version, but it pays dividends.

For me, the pick of the tracks is the M.A.W. Remix, which is essentially just an extended version. I also really love what Roni Size has done on his Drum & Bass version.

- Kymba :)
  • It's Alright, I Feel It! (Edit)
  • It's Alright, I Feel It! (M.A.W. Remix)
  • It's Alright, I Feel It! (Live from Da Darkside of the Moon)
  • It's Alright, I Feel It! (Roni Size Remix)

The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: It's Alright, I Feel It!.zip File size: 46.4 MB


  1. One of my favourites from Nuyorican Soul. Thanks for posting!!! :-)

  2. great!!! thanx.was searching 4 this one a long time.


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