Photographers: Frank Franca; Tim Roney; Nick Knight; Kevin Davies; Kate Garner; Arnaud Gratigny.
After a decade of nothing being released under the name S'Express, head honcho Mark Moore brought it back in 2016 for this collection of remixes. That people would be interested is no shock since Moore and company were responsible for some of the frothiest, funkiest, most fabulous dance music of the '90s. Blending house, techno, and modern R&B into a glittering ball of floor-filling frenzy, S'Express released a handful of classic singles and a couple of underrated albums. Enjoy This Trip features many of their best songs like "Hey Music Lover," "Superfly Guy," and "Nothing to Lose," with a modern update thanks to a wide-ranging lineup of remixers. The Horse Meat Disco crew, Ray Mang, Jagz Kooner, and even Chris & Cosey give the songs a shiny 2016 revamp that doesn't exactly serve as an upgrade, but it does show that the music Moore created many years before still holds up. An exhaustive collection of the original tracks would have been a more welcome treat, or maybe some new tracks by Moore, but this is still a fun and fresh record on its own. ~ Tim Sendra