Dear Fellow Dance Music Lovers,
This blog brings you the best in Dance Music and Club Classics; from early 87 (back in the daze) through to the present day.
For all those who rocked it all night until the early hours, to those that lived for clubbing and couldn't wait for the weekend to arrive. Enjoy and leave any comments on the blog or contact direct by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This one was absolutely hammered back in '92.
It was just one of those tracks that was played everywhere by every self-respecting DJ.
Really simple built around a simple riff and loop, but devastating in clubs.
Simple is sometimes best.
It still sounds great even today, 24 years on!
PM Dawn - A Watchers Point Of View (Todd Terry Mix)
Top notch little track this one.
A little bit mainstream, but nice all the same.
It's not often I post tracks made after 2000, as it is very rare that they match the quality of the PCC blog ethos and the glory days of '87 to '96.
This one though, has great vocals, some great piano and some nice little breakdowns.
Get on it!
Cracking little track this one.
With two equally great but very different mixes.
I don't quite know which one I prefer as both are excellent.
The Viale & DJ Ross mix is much more pianoy and uplfiting, whilst the Jerome Isma-Ae mix is much more trancey.
Both are great though, so you choose?
Great vocals by the way. Really powerful!
A fantastic track so perfect for Summer!
This one dates back to 1990.
It sounds very much like A Man Called Adam's - Barefoot In The Head, which was also made in 1990, so not sure who influenced who here as they are very similar.
It also contains the riff from D-Jaimin's - Give You (which was later 1991).
Hence, I'm not sure if this was a totally original masterpiece which spawned the others or not.
That said it's a beautiful track (and two great remixes).
Although the Nexus 21 remix is the one!
Bring on the summer!
I posted the Trousers Enthusiasts remix of this recently which is awesome.
This mix is much more commercial but very catchy.
It also showcases Donna's stunning vocals very effectively.
A real feel good track.
Donna Summer - I Will Go With You (Con Te Partiro) (Hex Hector Extended Vocal Mix)
I've had lots of request to re-post this.
It took an absolute age to track it down.
I first came across it when Luvdup dropped it when they played at Vague in 1993.
Absolutely top notch little track which was then mixed into Outrage - Tall N' Handsome.
Lovely (much better than Joe Le Taxi).
Here's another track which contains a sample from that great 80's film Warriors.
I must of watched that film hundreds of times.
Here Cyrus preaches to the gangs, before he's shot down.
The track is a top notch skippy piano little thing. "That is a miracle and miracles are the way things ought to be!" "I say the future is ours!"
Happy Easter everyone, hope you've all had a great time.
This track has nothing particular to do with Easter, but it's just a great track.
It was a biggie at the Hac and a big Parky fave.
It's what I refer to as top, top class house music.
Great vocals, great build up, great piano.
Always totally loved Saint Etienne!
Cracking football team in the '70's and also a cracking pop band in the 90's.
When their tracks were remixed they created masterpieces.
This is one such track.
Superb remix by Kris Needs.
Saint Etienne - Pale Movie (Secret Knowledge Trouser Assassin Mix)
I think we were all excited when Robert Miles - Children first broke in '95, however it spawned a huge dirge of "fake trance" copy-cat trashy tunes, with a clear focus on the overground (commercial/charts) and not the underground (where it was at!!)
This was one of the good ones, which still stands the test of time 20 years later.
I know it's hardy summer here in old Blighty with temperatures at zero and snow on the ground.
But this one should bring a smile to your face and hopefully put you in a place for warmer climes.
I used to hammer this one back in 1992.
I always thought Espiritu were really unique and had a great Latin Flamenco summery vibe.
Great remix by the Farley/Heller. Top Boys!!
Not posted for a while as been a tad busy with many other things.
However, here's back with a corker.
A big Parky tune back int' day!
Love everything about this track, intro, build up, vocals, lyrics, piano, top notch!
"Feel the Spirit" indeed!!
David Bowie never really touched the dancefloor too much but he was a true inspiration for many people a bona fide icon, legend and innovator.
His only real flirtations with the club dancefloors as we know it was this track (and the Placebo B.I.R. remix) and like anything B.I.R. touched it was pure gold dust.
I remember first hearing this on Pete Tong Essential Selection show on Friday night back in 1993 when it was "tune of the week".
That was back in the day when we used to tape off the radio (remember that? You probably won't unless you are over 40).
I they repeatedly played the track to death, until I was able to get it on vinyl and I still have that 12" stored away somewhere in the garage.
The track was just awesome, as with all B.I.R remixes it built and built and then exploded.
I've posted this track previously on the PCC blog back in February 2009 (wow, how time flies).
R.I.P. Mr Bowie - legend is a vastly over used word, but you were certainly one.
David Bowie - Jump They Say (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)
"I've got, I've got, got your pleasure!" "I've got, I've got, got your pleasure!" "I've got, I've got, got your pleasure!"
A tad cheesy, but always a catchy little number to hum along to on the dancefloor!
Just stick with this one, once it stops thinking it's a rave track for the first 2 mins, then the quality kicks in.
This was typical of a lot of tracks from the '91 era, they were trying to hard to be ravey.
However, t's worth the wait, a quality piano laden stomper.
Shame about the first 2 mins, but stick with it, it's a good 'un.
An absolutely belting track, given a glorious working over by the sensational JotPW.
A top track this one.
If you like your trance deep down and dirty, this one's for you!
JotPW was a complete ledge, back in the day. Top jock in a frock!
Many of his sets were pure quality and at the time he was certainly one of the most exciting DJ's on the circuit!
Eurogroove - It's On You (Scan Me) (Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin Club Mix)
I know I shouldn't really be putting Will Young on the PCC blog, but apologies I really like this track.
A cracking remix by Moto Blanco and some excellent vocals by Mr Young.
A top track, a tad commercial but good all the same.
It's very rare that I ever post anything that is current (mainly because all the dance music nowadays is absolute tosh), but this little number caught my ear.
Yes, I know it's cheesey and it meanders a long a bit, but that piano break on 1.55 is pure joy.
Are you with me?
Martin Solveig & GTA - Intoxicated (Original Club Mix)