Kick starting the single comes the previously unreleased version by Henry Saiz, Darker and heavier overtones are the foundation as Saiz’s mix tweaks the original to a naughty electro groove. Crunching beats that follows with the main melody key that slips underneath it all, gradually breaking through the beats to give the track a bit of life; with the voxxed-out vocals, manipulating Alexander East’s voice adds a bit of flare, but it overalls falls short, as it doesn’t have enough variety within the seven-plus minutes Saiz had doing the remix.
I:Cube’s mix could easily be said the same as Saiz’s remix, but there’s a much livelier sound, a much more ‘happy-lets-wave-our-hands-in-the-air’ mentality. With the Jamaican themes firmly in place, you almost feel like whipping out a set of Jamaican drums and join in along with I:Cube. Smooth, and easily digestible to any crowd, this is and has been a crowd pleasure for the last few months.
Finishing the single is the Original from Phonique himself. Taken from his artist album “Identification,” the silky smooth vibes entice a slow burner for lounges and clubs. Nothing goes too fast, nor does it slow down to a point where it dulls out, allowing “99” to pace its grooves in any and many different rooms.
Certainly a must have for any GU fan as the label knows good music.