Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection
is a nice change of pace from the typical patched-together cash-in compilation of remixes. Hex Hector
is brought in to mix ten of the best-known club mixes done for Toni Braxton
, and he does so in a way that allows enough room for the bulk of each track to play, rather than showing off quick-wristed skills that would likely knock the wind out of the selections. This disc is for Braxton
's fans, after all, whether they prefer her upbeat material or want to hear another side of her highlighted across an entire release. Highlights -- many of which were previously available on vinyl or CD singles only -- include the "HQ2" mix of "Hit the Freeway," Frankie Knuckles
' mix of "Un-Break My Heart," and Peter Rauhofer
's mix of "He Wasn't Man Enough." One detracting characteristic is the explosion sound that signals a few of the track transitions.