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 email@example.com
Absolute corker of a track this one.
A massive Parky track.
House music at it's very best.
I love everything about this track, from the opening bar to the vocals, the great pianom, the pulsing rhythm.
10 minutes of sheer pleasure.
I know I've posted this before, but I'm re-posting as it's certainly worthy of it.
It's one of my all time faves and really should have featured in my Top 30 fave tracks list, which could maybe do with a refresh.
The whole ambience of this track is sensational.
It just puts me in a different place!
Worth checking the Pete Shelley version also which this is ripped from.
Sined Roza - I Don't Know What It Is (Extended Mix)
I haven't played this for ages and heard it again recently and it brought all the memories flooding back.
One of the greatest remixes of all time, it still sounds amazing.
This was truly ground breaking and further cemented the legend of Oakey.
Those were exciting times.
I particularly remember it being dropped at Back to Basics in Leeds back in '92 and the roof nearly came off
Take me higher indeed!!
U2 - Even Better Than The Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix)
Well that's what I used to sing to this..
Alright, it sounds a bit cheesey now, but it was a major tune back in the day and had an amazing effect on the dancefloor.
When that piano kicks in at 1.42 - you know its a hands in the air moment!!
I'm testing my credibility here, but staying on the Minogue sisters vibe.
Yeah, I know this is poppy as hell, but I remember hearing Jon of Pleased Wimmin drop it when I was on the floor at Back 2 Basics and it absolutely set the place alight.
It's all about the timing!!
Kylie Minogue - What Do I have To Do (Pumpin' Mix)
No not Dannii, the track!
As with pretty much every Trouser Enthusiasts' remix, this is immense.
Those guys certainly know how to re-create bangin' tracks.
This is right on it!!
Just wait till it takes off, feels like the roofs going to go!!
Dannii never sounded so good.
Dannii Minogue - Everything I Wanted (Trouser Enthusiasts' Golden Delicious Mix)
A little piece of trance heaven from the man like!!
I wasn't always a big fan of a lot of Sasha's productions as I often felt they were over hyped and failed to live up to the expectations.
Many were tool long and just took too long to kick off, they always felt self indulgent.
This however, is top notch and although over 11 minutes long it is captivating from start to finish.
A definite trance masterclass!!
Get on it!!
Can't believe I've not posted this before, a true house classic.
I was never keen on the Sesame Street samples (I think it's Sesame Street but not sure as I always hated that annoying programme).
The track however is just timeless and brings back memories way back when it all began back in '88.
Always loved the piano in this.
Now there aren't many songs that used to make me laugh when I was out clubbing, but this one always used to.
Well if you put together two of clubland's most notorious club promoters (Dave Beer and Charlie Chester), who certainly enjoyed "the Perks" I guess you're bound to get something off the wall.
A really catchy little number which always brought a smile to my face and a chuckle as well.
Perks Of Living Society - Too Damn Free (P.L.S. Arena Mix)
No mistaking the vocals on this one.
I''m sure you'll recognise them as soon as you hear them.
One of my favourite dance music vocalists.
Cracking little track by the way.
Good remix from Stonebridge also.
Voices Present Individual - Sky High (Stone and Nick's Club Mix)
Sometimes I just love house music because the tracks are very simple and not over produced.
This is one such track, just a quality old skool house track encompassing everything you need in a track, great vocals, great lyrics, superb piano and a catchy as hell house rhythm.
Happy house music to put a smile on your face.
Red Follies featuring M.J. White - Broken Promises (Cub Mix)
One of my fave golden oldie tracks (now 26 years old).
I know I've posted this before on the blog, but can't seem to find it, so can only presume it was taken down.
Anyway a great excuse to re-post.
I believe that there is a new track which has just come out which rips this off.
In fact I was in the gym the other day when it came on the radio.
It is nowhere near this original classic though, which is just a masterpiece.
Lyrics, vocals and piano are top notch.
Funny, that the youth of today still have to steal our old classics to make music!!
A huge fave of mine, which used to blow the dancefloor when it was dropped.
It still sounds awesome.
The Rank 1 remix was where it's at, it's like fireworks going off in your head.
Good music never dates.
Don't they just!!
Totally love this old classic and all the versions posted.
The original is amazing, the Joe Claussell remix is executed beautifully and just adds to and extends the original beautifully, whilst the vocal version is just pure Paradise Garage disco!!
Tracks this good never grow old and in fact seem to get better every time you hear them.
This is pure gold.
Can you believe it is 37 years old!!
This is and always will be an eternal timeless classic.
Staying on the Frankie vibe, another delicious track which epitomises Frankie's style and his genius.
Totally love this track, absolutely massive.
Again another recent one and testament to the man's quality.
This is as good as anything he ever produced.
Simply stunning house music!!
Viva La Frankie!!!
Frankie Knuckles Presents Director's Cut featuring Inaya Day - Let's Stay Home (Director's Cut Club Classic Mix)
Yeah, of course you are.
Staying on the Frankie vibe and further endorsing my statement that the Great Man maintained his prolific nature of churning out absolute quality all throughout his long and illustrious music career.
This must have been one of the last things he produced before his untimely death.
It's an absolutely tops re-working of the old Donna Summer classic.
Big shout out to Simon for passing this one my way.
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper As Director's Cut Signature Mix)
I'm sure that you've all heard the very sad news that Mr Frankie Knuckles the Godfather of House music passed away just recently aged just 59 years young.
Anybody who has ever followed this blog will be aware of my huge admiration for Frankie and the music he both made and remixed, not forgetting his fantastic talents as a DJ.
He always was and always will be one of my all time favourite remixes and from the very early creation of house music in the 86/87, he has been the "One Man" who has consistently remained at the very top for nigh on 3 decades. "One Man" who never let you down!!
My respect cannot reach out strongly enough.
R.I.P. Frankie your music and talents have touched so many people and will never be forgotten.
I've posted many of the tracks he made and remixed on this blog and I post this one in honour of the man who was Mr House Music!! (This one was remixed with Morales)
Frankie "One Man " who changed the world forever.
There are loads of tracks which I posted many moons ago on the PCC Blog, which got blocked when Mediafire blocked by account.
As always if there are any tracks which people want re-uploading then please give me a shout and I'l re-up.
This is a quality track, with some big piano (no sorry some Maseeve piano!!), Tops!!
Enjoy Davy boy!!
Rollo Goes Camping Again - Get Off Your High Horse (LuvDup Remix)
Wasn't that a old Tongy phrase "it's a bit of a monster?"
Well this track certainly is.
It was a mainstay of many of Oakey's sets when he was in his pomp in the late 90's.
It is an awesome, spellbinding track that used to shake you to the bottom of your boots.
Trance had never been so good.
Never thought I'd have Michael Bolton on the PCC blog, but stick with me it's a corker.
Very much thanks to a superb remix by the legend Frankie K.
A top house music track with some delightful piano.
Can I touch you there? Bit forward innit??
Michael Bolton - Can I Touch You There (Classic Club Mix)
Now, as followers of the blog will know I'm not a big fan of male vocalists, however Jamie Principle is a big exception, he has a stunningly haunting vocal talent, that just gets you right there!
Some of the tracks and music he put out in the early days of house were outstanding and so good they have totally stood the test of time and still sound great today.
This one is now 25 years old and it still sounds brilliant.
Big respect to Steve "Silk" also for a cracking track, but it's Jamie's vocals that make it.
Steve "Silk" Hurley featuring Jamie Principle - Cold World (Extended Mix)
Sincere apologies for denying you the pleasure of not posting this one sooner.
This is an absolute corker of a track and completely sums up why Chris & James were my all time fave DJ's and one of my fave remixers.
Everything about this track is just top notch and IMHO it just epitomises the C&J style.
Banging piano, big build ups, huge breakdowns, great samples, it's got everything.
Totally, totally love it.
Big up fella's!!
Sometimes tracks are just so good that they warrant posting twice.
This is one such track, I had a recent request to re-up, so here it is.
Quite simply one of the greatest "hands in the air" piano choons of all time and featuring pretty high on the PCC list of all time faves. The track has everything, a pumping rhythm, amazing piano, great vocals, it's just tops!!
Enjoy!! (And if you don't like this track, then get off my blog - because this is what we're about!!)
What a combination the fantastic M-People, the wonderful vocals of Ms. Small and the delightful remixing skills of the legend that is Mr Frankie Knuckles.
A match made in heaven.
Top, top, soulful house music.
M-People - Just For You (Knuckles Classic Gospel Mix)
I know I post a touch of cheese now an again and usually (justifiably) get a bit of stick for it.
Well there could be some more for this one.
However, I'll defend it as this is a cracking remix.
Very reminiscent of his Xanadu remix, this is tops!!
Steve Anderson is a musical genius - pure and simple and will always be one of my all time fave remixers.
Top man, top track.
Enjoy!! (or not??)
Staying on the Oxy vibe!! I couldn't resist it.
I know it's been posted on the blog before, but the file was deleted by mediafire, so here's a new upload, you lucky people.
This was simply a monstrous "hands in the air" tune back int' day.
It was certainly a track which had us "feeling great".
Love the lines; "You've got just what it takes, you make me feel wanted , you make me feel great" "You've got just what it takes, you make me feel wanted on a cloudy day" "You've got just what it takes, you make me feel wanted , you make me feel great" "You've got just what it takes, you make me feel happy on a cloudy day"
Love this big time and still do.
Even the dodgy techno/cheese bit halfway through doesn't spoil a belting track.
Now you'll never beat the Reese classic version of this track (Mike Hitman Wilson remix), which is one of my fave tracks and a true house music bona fide classic (previously posted on the PCC blog), but this nonetheless is an excellent reworking.
I love the audience participation vibe which creates a great atmosphere.
All in all a great working of a house classic, but the Reese version will never be topped.
Now there are not many tracks which get posted twice on the PCC blog.
However, this track stakes great claims for two reasons;
1) It's a top, top old skool piano anthem
2) It was actually released under two different titles.
Originally released under this moniker, it was also released called "Perfect Love" (as previously posted on the blog).
Two titles - one corking track!!!
This was a huge "hands in the air" track back int' day. "We are so in love"!! (with this track!!)
DJ Pierre Feroldi featuring Linda Ray - Movin' Now (Extended Mix)
A beautiful chilled piece of laid back house.
It sounds a little East 17-Boy Band-ish, but nonetheless it is a top track.
I love the smooth chilled undertones which it creates.
It's a very Balearic vibe.
Totally love this track.
You just can't beat a steel drum, it just brings out that sunshine happiness feel.
A lovely laid back track, perfect for Summer - we can only wait in anticipation!! "Can I get, can I get, get, can I get, get!!"
Yes, you can!!!