FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Res – “They-Say Vision”

?Sick of shuckin’ ’round with a screwed up face/
With my heels dug in trying to leave a trace.?

Instantly recognizable ? the lyrics, the hooks, and the voice. In a genius move, MCA Records enlisted several of the biggest remixers of 2002 to take the third single from Res? debut album and perform their craft, which paid off in a massive way as ?They-Say Vision? ended its run on the Billboard Dance Chart in the coveted #1 slot. Almost instantly, the varied mixes took hold among the crowds and created eager debate over which was better; the bass-heavy, piano-laden ?Robbie Rivera?s Vocal Mix Part Two? (exactly WHERE is Part One?), the progressive and energetic ?DJ Giuseppe D Remix,? or the foot-stomping, loop-driven ?Bastone & Burnz Remix.? Only one mix seemed out of place at the time ? the ?DJ Encore Remix,? which today would sound right at home mixed in with a handful of Gotye ?Somebody That I Used To Know? mixes.

The uniqueness of Res ? the alternative rock, hip-hop soul vibe which appealed to many, was sadly lost in a record label buy-out and her sophomore album was shelved. Still she moved forward, doing background vocals for Gnarls Barkley and opening for both Maxwell and Musiq Soulchild. Fans can look forward to her next release ?Refried Mac? ? A collection of Fleetwood Mac covers.

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