Allow me to start this post with a disclaimer. I have a lot of time for Victor Simonelli. Three years ago, I emailed him a remix that I’d done for fun of “We’ve Got To Believe” by Ebony Soul. He got behind the remix and even released it on the official remix pack.
His legacy alone is worthy of respect and the support he gives to newcomers like myself is rare in an industry full of arse lickers who only play stuff by their mates.
That said, this particular release really raised my eyebrow at the time. It still does. Over 130 mixes are included of a song which originally came out in 1993. I knew straight away something was odd – for example, the Kerri Chandler “remix” is actually a tune in its own right. It came out in 1994 and just happened to sample “Why Can’t We See”.
Its inclusion on this package suggests the sample might not be exactly what you call legit. And now comes this. After Chicago’s 5 Magazine posted a review of the Scott Diaz remix, he posted this on Twitter.
Draw your own conclusions.