Track artwork

Imagination & Missy Elliot 'Working The Illusion' (greg wilson mash-up)

gregwilson on August 25, 2011 03:44

Stats for this track

This Week Total
Plays 31 29338
Comments 110
Favoritings 499
Downloads 5 5574

Uploaded by

  • Report copyright infringement

    In 51 Sets

    View all

    More tracks by gregwilson

    FREEZE @ THE BOMBED OUT CHURCH LIVERPOOL 12.07.14 (greg wilson live mix)

    GARDEN FESTIVAL MAIN STAGE CROATIA 04.07.14 (greg wilson live mix)

    GARDEN FESTIVAL POOL BOAT PARTY CROATIA 03.07.14 (greg wilson live mix)

    GLASTONBURY TRILOGY 2014 PT 3 GENOSYS 27.06.14 (greg wilson live mix)

    GLASTONBURY TRILOGY 2014 PT 2 BEAT HOTEL 27.06.14 (greg wilson live mix)

    View all

    Imagination & Missy Elliot ‘Working The Illusion’ (greg wilson mash-up)

    105 bpm

    Only previously shared for a limited period via SoundCloud.

    When I was putting together the Resident Advisor mix, which I mentioned in the text accompanying The Ting Tings ‘Shut Up And Let Me Go’ edit I uploaded last week, I decided to create an alternative version of my ‘Gotta Keep Workin’ It’ mash-up, which was recently shared here: Imagination & Missy Elliot 'Gotta Keep Workin' It' (greg wilson mash-up) by gregwilson

    The idea this time was to include the Imagination vocal, and initially hide the intention by making it appear that I was simply playing ‘Just An Illusion’ before, after about three and a half minutes, the vocal switched to Missy Elliot. People by now were well used to hearing me play ‘Gotta Keep Workin’ It’, which had been a signature track for me throughout the past couple of years, so I liked the idea of putting a twist on things.

    To give it a further difference I only used part of the vocal I’d utilized for ‘Gotta Keep Workin’ It’, adding a new section. At the end it reverts back to the ‘Just An Illusion’ chorus with Missy weaving around it.

    I originally called it ‘Re-Working The Illusion’ in the tracklisting for the Resident Advisor mix, which went online in September 2009 (, but lost the ‘Re-’ somewhere along the way.

    Imagination once came to my Tuesday night Jazz-Funk session at Wigan Pier to promote ‘Body Talk’, which would become their first hit in 1981. This personal appearance was arranged by Morgan Khan, then head of promotions at R&B Records, who’d go on to mastermind the hugely influential Street Sounds compilations, including the essential ‘Electro’ series, which made such a massive impact following its launch in October ’83.

    Greg Wilson – August 2011


    94 timed comments and 16 regular comments

    Add a new comment

    You need to be logged in to post a comment. If you're already a member, please or sign up for a free account.

    Share to

    If you are using self-hosted WordPress, please use our standard embed code or install the plugin to use shortcodes.
    Add a comment 0 comments at 0.00
      Click to enter a
      comment at