Review: Reel 2 Real – Jazz It Up (Erick Morillo Project Mix) (House)

This review covers the house track Reel 2 Real – Jazz It Up (Erick Morillo Project Mix).

This track was released in 1996 as part of a single.

The track starts off with some vocals with lines from the main chorus. There are backup vocals here. A reverse cymbal comes in and a synth melody comes in. A snare roll comes in before the drum kit comes in. An organ also makes an appearance before the track drops.

The synth melody is the only thing left. After a snare roll, the bassline comes in, replacing the synth melody. The vocals then come back while the synth melody rejoins the track. That organ also rejoins the track as well. After repeating the main chorus, the vocals hit a non-lyrical section.

After another drop, the main synth melody continues. The drum kit then makes a return. After a bit, the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. The track then drops and a brass element makes an appearance with a bit of a delay effect.

From there, the drum kit and bassline continue along with the brass element. The vocals make some brief appearances in non-lyrical fashion. After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus along with the main synth melody. The brass element drops out as well.

After that, the whole track drops out save for the vocals which repeat the main chorus. A reverse cymbal comes in for a moment before the track continues in this near silent manner. After another reverse cymbal, the delay effect of the vocals then lead the track out.

For me, the vocals and the main chorus do sound pretty good. The main synth that backs them sometimes also works pretty well given the theme.

The addition of the brass element actually works surprisingly well. It helps give this track a more upbeat sound overall.

The only real downside to this track is the fact that this track is pretty much all main chorus. There isn’t much to the main chorus, but that’s all this track really offers in the lyrical side of things.

Overall, this is a decent enough track. It has some good vocals and a nice synth melody to back them. It’s unfortunate that there is only a main chorus this track has to offer as far as lyrics are concerned. Still, this is one of those tracks that have merits, so is a decent one in the end.


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