Lose Control

As if the song isn't big enough, Elliott did the smartest thing and hired Le Remixeur Extraordinaire Jacques Lu Cont to rerub it into a nearly 8-minute long uber-track that eats clubs for lunch.

Lu Cont has a certain formula, to be sure, but it has yet to not work, so why stop? Check all his productions. He's had a hand in groups like Les Rhythmes Digitales, Zoot Woman and has towering remixes out there under Thin White Duke and Jacques Lu Cont. Some for Madonna of Detroit.

As for Missy? Same Missy. Outrageous, on-the-edge, perpetually in front of the rest. History will look quite highly on Miss E, for sure. Seen the video to "Lose Control" yet? Totally radical.

As for her style, what she does better than most is respect the connection between hip-hop and electro. Timbaland for sure grasps this, as his productions are purely electronic. At times, Timmy can recall the house music that was born from hip-hop. So, hip-hop was born of electro, which was born of disco. Disco -> Electro -> Hip-Hop -> House. Or close to that. They all belong together, anyhow, and no one puts the pieces together better than Missy and her man JLC:

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Missy Elliott - "Lose Control (Jaques Lu Cont Remix)"

Also, my friend Michael F. Gill, promo director for Stylus Magazine (linked on the right there) put together a killer mix of electro-house you can download your own self. A well-concieved crescendo of current cutting-edge dance music. Funky, tweaky in the right spots, and bumpin like Luke.

See you tomorrow night at Middlesex.


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