the sound republic

John Mork and Frankie J., collectively known as The Sound Republic, sent us this mix recorded in January 2008. Clocking in at nearly 1.5 hours, it features a crazy Hot Mix 5-style intro and outro and in between is some of the funkiest new jack sounds coming out of Chicago today.

Since they were featured in our December 2007 issue, The Sound Republic have released the long-awaited Use Your Illusion Vol 3 on their own Spatula City label, and are currently prepping for their next release, The 4 Piece Set Vol 1 + 2. Get the latest info at