FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Mickey Garcia and Giuseppe D Presents the MicMac Freestyle All Stars – “Dance Club Mashup”
MicMac Records launched in 1986 under the direction of Mickey Garcia who has guided an entire generation of freestyle and dance artists to chart and radio success from coast-to-coast.
Remixed by Giuseppe D., this brand-new “Mashup!” of MicMac artists is a fun and innovative reboot of their classics. As someone who has most of the original 12” utilized here, it was enjoyable to get lost for a few, though short (3:58) minutes in this brilliantly seamed production. The underlying arrangement is current, albeit at times has a seemingly appropriate ‘fist-pumping’ feel. Many of the songs used here are staples in the freestyle genre – Two Without Hats “Try Yazz” and Johnny O “Fantasy Girl,” while others, Judy Torres “Holding On,” (her only release on MicMac) are a nice touch and may introduce new listeners to a fantastic vocalist.
Those who missed the freestyle revolution would do well to check out this great megamix and hear lots of the classics. If you love freestyle, you can stay current with the Micmac website for their back catalog and new releases.
Image courtesy of MicMac.