As its title suggests, REMIX CITY VOLUME 1contains remixes of R. Kelly songs, including some of his best singles. "Ignition," for example, becomes a breezy slow jam with this mix, and the delicious Old School mix of "Bump N' Grind" practically commands listeners--no matter where they might be--to grab a warm body and start dancing with uncommon intimacy.
Though the remixes don't, at times, measure up to the original tracks, and Kelly's spoken commentary can come off as a bit unnecessary, there are some truly stellar moments here, like the beautiful, Marvin Gaye-esque "Step in the Name of Love." In addition to collecting some of his best tunes on one disc, REMIX CITY is also a fine place for the casual R. Kelly fan to get a thorough dose of his sultry, bedroom R&B.
Entertainment Weekly (p.83) - "[P]retty addictive....There's plenty of choice hard-to-find tracks..." -- Grade: B