We’re Almost There (DJ Spinna Remix)
Soul Source – Jackson 5 Remixes 2, 2001
I picked this DJ Spinna remix as an acknowledgement of last weekend’s stellar annual installment of the WONDER-Full party. It might seem like an easy thing to play a party where everyone already knows and loves a lot of the music and I’m sure it is but I bet it’s doubly hard to play it really well. It reminds me of this quote that always stuck with me from On The Road by Jack Kerouac:
“Here’s a guy and everybody is there, right? [It's] up to him to put down what’s on everybody’s mind.”
The obvious irony is that there is no one thing that’s on everyone’s mind but, in a way there is. What do you do when everyone’s expectation is for their expectations to be exceeded? If you’re DJ Spinna, you wait until 2:45 am to play “As” but start 3:00 minutes into it and re-work it (live, of course) in circles for 12+ minutes until my friend walks over to me and tells me they just had the best dancing moment of their life.
Kudos WONDER-Full Family.
Ok, onto this song gem of a song. This is convertible music. I don’t have a car much less a convertible but this is begging for a midnight top-down spin from the moment the guitar washes over you at :13 (followed by the strings at :30).
Shamefully, I haven’t heard the original but I would guess that first three minutes of this mix don’t alter the song structure that much. Then, just as you think the song is over (3:20 and 3:40) he launches into what amounts to a dub version of the remix that usually would be its own track. Don’t miss the last false ending 5:46-5:56.
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