Monday, November 23, 2015

"The Ringleader" - DJ Maj featuring Lisa Kimmey

Song: "The Ringleader"
Album: The Ringleader, Mixtape: Part III
Artist: DJ Maj featuring Lisa Kimmey

Before I get into the song, I have to tell you a story:

This album, The Ringleader, was one of the last CDs that I ever bough new.  Like, new, with the original packaging and seal, sold as new at the store.  I bought it at a Best Buy in 2003 (or '04; I don't remember exactly).  I was seventeen.

It was the first CD that I had bought new in a while, and I absolutely fell in love with it once the first track started to play (which this track is, minus the intro).  I loved it so much that I gave it to one of the youth leaders from church so that he could borrow it.  I hadn't burned myself a copy, as I was certainly expecting to get it back.

Now, my youth leader really liked it, too.  He liked it so much, in fact, that he was listening to it when he totaled is car.  Now, he was fine - he drove one of those super-lifted mid-80s Suburbans, and someone ended up trying to make a left turn in front of him.  His vehicle crushed the other one, but tipped over and fell on it's side in the process.  Again, everyone was OK.

A couple of weeks after the accident, having not given it another thought, I asked for the CD back.  It was at this point that he informed me that I wasn't going to get it back for the reasons stated above.  Needless to say, I was devastated.

Fast forward a few years: after I got on the iTunes train, I kept checking periodically to see if it would become available (as of the publishing of this post, it still isn't).  Then, I started checking Amazon MP3; still nothing.  Finally (after somehow forgetting), I realized that I could check for it as a used item for sale, and after about nine years found it and purchased it.  That's how much I enjoyed this album.

All that to say this: I love this song.  I had never heard of DJ Maj before, and haven't really followed his music since, but this song is awesome.  It has a very late-90s feel to it, good instrumentation, a fun and groovy beat, and great lyrics.  Lisa Kimmy, the lead singer of Out of Eden (remember them?) and the featured female vocal on the track, sounds like she's having a lot of fun singing the song, and really gets the point across: no matter how hard you try to say otherwise, everything you see points back to God as the master and creator of all.

As Christians, we have a tendency to debate a lot, which is fine; some people won't come to Christ if you don't take the time to address their ideas and questions in light of His truth. Ultimately, though, people have to know that, no matter the questions, God is still the final answer.

You will enjoy this song.  In case I'm wrong, though, feel free to leave us some feedback, and stay tuned for more great selections from Christian Music Discovery!

P,S. I think I'm up to four albums now that I've purchased used that I simply haven't been able to find elsewhere; you better believe I'm going to be featuring more music from them, so stay tuned . . .

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