Your Gateway to Music and More from a Christian Perspective
     Slow down as you approach the gate, and have your change ready....
SubscribeAbout UsFeaturesNewsReviewsMoviesConcert ReviewsTop 10ResourcesContact Us
 
Home
Subscribe
About Us
Features
News

Album Reviews
Movies
Concert Reviews

Top 10
Resources
Contact Us

 

 
Mix of Life: Remixed
Artist: ZoeGirl 
Label: Sparrow Records 
Time: 13 tracks/ 65:43 min.

Remixes are dangerous because they either work or they don't and mediocre ones only serve to make the original artist look silly, particularly when the new version creates an obvious "fish out of water" effect.  Unfortunately, this has been the case in the Christian pop market more times than not.  One group who obviously want to change that trend is ZoeGirl.  

Already equipped with all the bubblegum cuteness needed to keep the kids interested, ZoeGirl gets transformed into what they were meant to sound like in the first place-- a fun, funky guilty pleasure.  Right from jump, Mix of Life: Remixed glows with sterling production.  "Dismissed" kicks the disc off with enough lite radio funk to make J. Lo want these girls on tour with her.  "Even if" gets a super euro club gloss by Tedd T. who continues to surprise as a producer.  He even manages to take the girls into kinda edgy territory, surrounding them with solid, if not a slightly aggressive guitar work, courtesy of executive producer and former Chagall Guevara guitarist Lynn Nichols, on "I believe."  Additionally this disc is crawling with cameos by hot MC's like KJ-52, GRITS, Shon Lock, and MC Flipper.  

With only one misstep to speak of, the sugary hooks and ultra polished production of Mix of Life: Remixed elevates ZoeGirl to a status few other Christian groups ever touch in this genre.

Antony Barr-Jeffrey  10/12/2002
 

   
 Copyright © 1996 - 2002 The Phantom Tollbooth