To be honest I rarely get the chance to post tracks these days which makes the decision to end the blog feel right.
The PCC blog first started in 2009 as a way to share all the great music and experiences which we all enjoyed through our clubbing days.
Featured on the PCC blog are all the greatest dance tracks that rocked the nations best club dance-floors during the periods 1987 to 2000.
From the early daze of Acid House to the end of clubland as we knew it in 2000.
For all those who contributed to the PCC blog, I salute you all, there were many people who shared tracks, many PCC blog guest contributors and many others who suggested tracks to post and unearthed hidden gems. You all played a great part in allowing people to re-discover their forgotten faves and guilty pleasures from those halcyon days.
This blog has always been about the music and celebrating all the artists and DJ's who contributed to "the scene", many of the heroes like Paul Oakenfold and Graeme Park are still out there, still rocking the joints (no pun intended) and still delighting dance-floors across the globe. Many others moved onto alternative careers, although still reminisce favourably about the "good old days", whilst others like Frankie Knuckles and Tony De Vit sadly passed away but their memories live on through the music.
For me though the DJ's were always the true heroes of the scene, they lead the way discovering the latest tracks, becoming remixers and turning dull pop tracks in dance-floor stompers. Their ability at mixing tracks seamlessly and working a crowd, building the atmosphere and then unleashing endless crescendos was a skill beyond belief and gave us all the memories which we treasure.
However, for all the Paul Oakenfold's who made a fortune from the scene, there were many others who didn't, but they can take great pleasure in knowing that their place in dance music history will never be forgotten.
It's been great to interact with some of those great DJ's and Remixers, especially Chris & James who were always one of my favourite and one of the best very DJ's/Remixers on the scene and both connected very positively with the PCC blog. Everything they touched was pure gold and all their tracks still sound amazing even today. Proper clubbing legends!
The PCC blog of course, goes out to all my fellow clubbers, we had the times of our lives, memories we will always hold, knowing that we were part of something which was truly unique, truly special. Through the 9 years of the PCC blog, we have showcased over 1,000 of the greatest dance tracks ever made, all of which will live on and will always be Pure Club Classics.
I'm proud to look back at the PCC Top 30 listed on the blog and although it is nearly 10 years ago that they were posted on YouTube, that Top 30 still stands up and remains IMHO 30 of the greatest dance tracks ever made.
I've been thinking of a track to use for my final PCC post, which was always going to be a difficult choice and the one I have selected is probably the only track which I overlooked when creating that Top 30. It is one of those hidden gems that passed me by the first time around and whilst I heard it before, I'd no idea of the name of the track or the artist. As always it's a cracker a true PCC, bring on The Shaker. Just listen to those piano break downs - awesome!
The PCC blog may be gone, but the music will never die!
Respect and best wishes to all from PCC!
The Shaker - Star
(Bonesy's Original Crazy Diamond Mix)