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Fil-Am YouTube hit remakes ‘90s Top 40 single

Michelle Martinez. Screengrab from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FxJs8hH4x4

SAN MATEO, California—If you were part of the US dance-club scene in the mid-‘90s, then you’ll likely remember the Top 40 single “Do You Miss Me?” performed by Jocelyn Enriquez and written by Glenn Gutierrez.

The single peaked on several Billboard charts, including the coveted Top 40. The song was both a domestic and international hit.

More than 15 years later, San Francisco multimedia producer Anthony Garcia, along with music producer Venice John Valdez (aka Tugbeats) and YouTube celebrity Michelle Martinez, have remade this single by giving it a new electronic dance music track inspired by Super Producer and DJ Dave Guetta.

Accompanying the single is a slick new music video.
The support for this project has been overwhelmingly positive from the San Francisco Bay Area music community, with some of its top radio personalities agreeing to be a part of the music video.

The list of celebrities includes 99.7 Now’s St. John, 106 KMEL’s LadyRay, 99.7 Now’s Strawberry, 103.3 AMP Radio’s Joe Breezy, and 99.7 Now’s Freska. A large part of the support is due to the song’s San Francisco origin.

In addition to introducing the song to a whole new market, Garcia is following the millennial generation’s lead by producing singles and music videos independently, without the luxury of backing from a music label or media company.

Garcia produced the majority of this project both on his smartphone and from his living room on his laptop. “Thanks to new technology,” says Garcia, “I was able to review audio tracks and video on my smartphone, have real-time online edit sessions from my kitchen table, and to negotiate deals on video conference calls using Google Hangout.”

Like independent artists such as Macklemore, Garcia is currently using the Internet to market the song and distribute it directly on iTunes. And despite the shoestring budget, the quality of the single and the video rivals that of any big-budget production.

To ensure the song is received well on the Internet, a marketing decision was made to select talent that already has an online following. Singer and YouTube celebrity Michelle Martinez was chosen to sing the vocals.

“When I was asked to be a part of this project I knew I was the perfect match,” said Michelle. “I remember hearing the song as young girl.” Accompanying Michelle as the lead male in the video is rapper and singer M.i.C. To date, the combined views of their videos on YouTube are well over nine million.

The single and music video were released last week on YouTube and iTunes, and to date the video has received more than 10,000 views online with the numbers growing each day.

SBWIRE Fans can also purchase the single on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/do-you-miss-me/id690374790?i=690374796

The music video can be seen on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FxJs8hH4x4


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  • joerizal

    Out of original ideas? Pathetic.

    • JakeR8

      Crab mentality again?

      • joerizal

        Why is it that everytime someone says something against someone that it’s called crab mentality? Read walaywalay’s response and perhaps you’ll learn a thing or two. Please educate yourself before responding.

      • walaywalay

        they don’t allow links here or i would have posted them

        but cut and paste to google gets you>Her debut album, Lovely was released in 1994 on Classified Records. In 1996, she moved to Tommy Boy Records, where she released her debut single, “Do You Miss Me” in late 1996 and her sophomore album, Jocelyn in early 1997. Jocelyn peaked at #182 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and at #11 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. Jocelyn Enriquez graduated from Pinole Valley High School in 1993.
        “Do You Miss Me” became a top 40 hit at dance and pop radio (#17 and #38 peaks, respectively), and peaked at #49 on the Hot 100. The also also had success outside where it reached #7 in Singapore and was a top 20 hit in Canada. Its follow up, “A Little Bit Of Ecstasy” was not quite as big a radio hit, failing to cross over to the pop stations and peaking at #25 at dance radio. However, it had stronger sales than “Do You Miss Me” (peaking at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, as opposed to #8), which enabled it to reach #55 on the Hot 100. “A Little Bit Of Ecstasy” is remembered to this day, due to its recent inclusion on the DDRMAX2 PlayStation 2 game.

        Since 1997, Enriquez has had several club hits in America such as “Big Love”, but has not received radio support or gotten sales support from the mainstream public. However, she did score another pop hit in 1999, as part of a supergroup called Stars on 54, which consisted of Enriquez, Dutch Eurodance performer Amber, and house diva Ultra Nate; the three women joined forces to cover the disco tune “If You Could Read My Mind” for the movie Studio 54.

    • walaywalay

      No kidding and once again STRETCHING the truth–he must think people are idiots–look> the single peaked on several Billboard charts, including the coveted Top 40. The song was both a domestic and international hit.

      1 all songs peak even 1 hit wonders
      her first album was a flop
      this song done worse in sales than its follow up–a little bit of ectasy
      its best sales where in Singapore it flopped in the RP
      she was a radio star for 1 yr never a dance hall star

      this song hit #17 on top 40 for a week and #38 on the radio as well as #182 on billboards heatseekers chart
      her parents are Filipino she is American
      America dumped her in 1997 she showed up in a movie soundtrack in 1999 and for the past 14 yrs has been a has been

      • drimmmmer

        fan na fan ka ni Jocelyn Enriquez. Well researched ka, alam na alam mo eh. had you not posted it, di ko malalaman.

      • kunsabagay

        try google

      • walaywalay

        EXACTLY—We got 2 in collage and 1 in 7th and they all are taught how easy it is to research on the net rather than just accept these stories as the gospel truth and there are many search engines besides google

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Jocelyn Enriquez and her Sound producer made some great songs together back in the days of high-energy and freestyle music here in the States.

        Unfortunately, her one morning interview on Wild 94.9 radio show revealed how she didn’t quite have the personality and wit to succeed in the entertainment business (this, you won’t find in any wikipedia).

        Nonetheless, just as most vocal artists…they eventually fade into the sunset and she was no exception. I think she already knew this but she still traveled to LA to try to get her foot in the door for a chance at a hollywood career. Apparently, that didn’t quite last.

        But at least she’s married and happy with kids for the past many years since – I know her mother.

        And they STILL play some of her songs on the radio once in a while even ’till today.

        But this Michelle Martinez (I’ve just watched her video re-make of Jocelyn’s song), nice voice but she needs a lot of work. The entertainment business is so picky and competitive.

  • $53950194

    typical filipino artist, mahilig komopya ng ideas, hindi naman bagay. pati ba naman sa pagmamartsa para dito sa pork barrel na ito ang gustong kantahin pa ay ang “Do you hear the People sing” sa musical na Les Miserables! Ano ba yan, nakakahiya!!!

    • $2931613

      di nga?? may nagbabalak kumanta ng “Do you hear the People sing”? LOL

      • $53950194

        yes. ‘kala ko nga kantahin ang “Bayan Ko”

  • Pablo Juan

    I grew up in the 80′s.. but for the life of me.. I couldnt recognize the song…



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