Sunday, 28 March 2010
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
this is a remix i did last year with the groove technician's, never released & only given to a hand full of dj's. allister whitehead/k-klass/paul taylor to name a few have spun it. so i have decided to share it with you.. it was done using all the orig parts n vocals from a multitrack i have, so it keeps the orig feel but brings it uptodate.
degrees in motion "shine on" 09
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Another fantastic track from that man Rollo, who was responsible for some superb tracks and some great remixes. He was also part of Faithless which people may be aware of, but probably fewer people are aware that he is Dido's older brother and produced many of her tracks.
Enough said the man's a bit of a ledge!!
About this track, well it's typical Rollo production, very simple, but very pounding and energetic and very very good.
Be patient as it builds, but prepare yourself for one of the great piano breakdowns in club music.
Simply awesome - I love this one and I'm sure you will too!!!
Plus you can't beat lyrics like "I do you, you do me"!!!
Rollo Goes Mystic - Love, Love, Love - Here I Come
Friday, 19 March 2010
This was the track which Oakey used to open his sets with at Future every week.
Specturm and Shoom were the 2 legendary London clubs which kicked off the Acid House culture. Spectrum then morphed into Future and these nights bascially laid the foundations for the clubbing scene we all came to love. The Hacienda was also leading the way "up North".
The track is a superb piece of electro dance, very dramatic and very very effective.
Oakey also remixed the track in 2000, which is basically the same as the original but much speeded up.
In my mind you can't beat the original which will always remain a true PCC.
A Split Second - Flesh
A Split Second - Flesh
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Beautiful, beautiful house music the way I like it, great vocals, lovely piano chords mixed to a great 4/4 beat.
This one dates back to 1992 and is a real house music classic.
You may not remember it by the title, but as soon as you hear those lyrics
"It's all about survival, I'm talking about survival" and the beautiful piano chords.
Wow - House Music Heaven!!!
Machine Orchestra - Survival
Saturday, 13 March 2010
It still sounds bloody ace though.
Lots of fantastic squelchy acid, mixed with some lush piano. I still love this track to the day.
DJ Fast Eddie did some great stuff back then and was one of the best on the scene at that time.
A bit of a blast from the past this one, but I'm sure you'll agree - a total PCC!!!
DJ Fast Eddie - My Melody
(Phuture Trax Mix)
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Snakebite - The Bit Goes On - Extended Mix
The New Power Generation - Good Life (Dancin' Divas Club Mix)
Pulp - Common People (Motiv-8 12" Mix) www.mediafire.com/?ljmyzucto32
N-Trance - Set You Free (Amsterdam Remix) - www.mediafire.com/?md3ymzjrzjm
N-Trance - Set You Free (The Time Frequency Mix) - www.mediafire.com/?tommmjqdcvi
While the scene has changed hugely and there now appears to be very few new quality house tracks, but lots of clever remixes of commercial pop tracks, it's refreshing to hear that there's still lots of real quality out there.
This is typified by Drew's mix sets which are always absolutely spot on.
This one is no exception.
Get on it - you know you want to!!
Drew G - Pop Will Eat Itself 2
Friday, 5 March 2010
The track is trance heaven, very melodic, slightly commercial, but tinged with some beautiful piano and some great vocals. A bloody belter IMHO. Another one hammered by Oakey back in 1997.
"We two are one, no space between"
What we've become, I see in my dreams"
Beautiful trance music!!!
I'd welcome some different mixes of this, if anyone has them. Cheers!!!
Zee - Say My Name
(Eddy Fingers Midnight Epic Mix)
There a lots of different mixes of this about, but this is the one.
I love the intro to this, very dramatic.
The track's got some great vocals and some excellent driven piano.
As you'd expect hammered by Sasha back in the day and IMHO one of his best remixes.
A top track!!!
"Everything is Gonna Change, Everything is out of place"
"Everything is Gonna Change, Giving it another face"
Rusty - Everything Is Gonna Change
(Sasha's Full Vocal Mix)
This is a track which I absolutely used to love.
Very different to my normal taste, but it has a synth riff to die for.
It was a track more accustomed to the "rave/hardcore" scene than the clubs I used to typically frequent, but what a riff and what a bassline.
A bit of a monster!!!
A big shout out to the boys from http://oldschoolhousemusic1990-2000.blogspot.com/
Check out their blog it's one of "the" best out there!!
Gordon Edge - Compended
This one was another big Parky track hammered at the Hac.
Simply a brilliant piece of house music.
Love it, love it, love it!!!
"Call My Name - I'll Be Right There - Oh Yes I Will!!"
Monarch - I'll Be Right There
(The Shelter Mix)
Now I appreciate that Moby is a very talented guy, but I never really liked his stuff much.
You may know this track, but probably remember the horrible vocal version which was probably ome of the most annoying club tracks ever and ended up on every crappy dance compilation going.
However, this was the mix which rocked the clubs back in 1994 and still sounds great today.
So don't be put off by remembering that horrible vocal version.
You may recognise that it's Rollo behind it and is typical of his style - very pumping!!
The chords and build up in this are different class and then it lifts a level and kicks in again - Top Drawer this one matey!! You'd better believe it!!
The OT Quartet - Hold That Sucker Down
(Builds Like A Skyscraper Mix)
Now I know that this track maybe in some people's eyes a bit cheesy and the lyrics are certainly naff, but I can honestly say I've always absolutely loved this track.
It's just so bloody catchy!!
Now come on sing along
"In the forest, there's a monster
and it looks so, very much like me
won't someone, hear me singing
please save me, please rescue me"
Sorry, but I love it!!!!
P.S. I've been after the Jimmy Gomez remix of this also for some time and hence would appreicate it if anyone can find it for me. Cheers.
Push vs Sunscreem - Please Save Me
I was (and still am) a huge fan of trance, especially the type of tracks which Paul Oakenfold was banging from about 1996 to 2000.
This is one of those Oakey classics. An absolute stomper that builds and builds.
This one was a huge feature of his sets in that era. It simply rocks - just wait for the "ooh".
I never get much feedback on trance tracks but IMHO they don't come much better than this.
This is absolutely huge - turn it up as loud as your speakers will allow and then tell me you're not feeling it??
P.S. Forget the Ferry Corsten remixes - this is the one!!
Push - Universal Nation
(Original 12" Mix)
But hey, you knew that anyway.
This track was IMHO one of Sasha's best as an artist (except "Be As One"), couple it with a BiR remix and you get a truly fantastic piece of dance floor classic.
Excellent vocals from Sam Mollison, it's one that builds and then explodes in true BiR stylee.
Be patience with it, as the peak at the end of the track is quality.
That's 3 BiR tracks on the trot, no more for a while I promise you.
I've also added the Main Club Mix which was also pretty good!!
Sasha - Higher Ground
(Brothers in Rhythm Mix)
Sasha - Higher Ground
(Main Club Mix)
This one takes a while to build so be patience, but as soon as it kicks in, you'll know that famous riff.
Come on, BiR must be great if they can turn a Blur song into a club classic.
Now that's real talent.
Do you likey???
By the way if you own this on vinyl, keep hold of it as it is v.rare, there were only about 6 copies ever made.
Blur - Song 2
(Brothers in Rhythm Mix)
What a close run competition is turned out to be with Brothers in Rhythm just scraping home in gold medal position, beating Morales by just one vote, with Mr Knuckles close behind in 3rd place. Big surprises to me were the lack of recognition for Jimmy Gomez and Chris and James, they are probably not as famous as some, but their remix work is up there with the very, very best. There's plenty of their stuff on the blog, so if you don't know it, check out and you'll hear some of the best remixes ever.
In my mind there is no doubt that BiR are the best of all time, the magnitude and diversity of the artists that they have remixed and the style in which they have remixed them makes them untouchable!!!
Well it's been a while since I posted a BiR remix, but don't worry there are still plenty in my bag.
This one is very subtle, very soothing and just very nice. It's probably not as anthemic as some of their very best stuff, but it's still a very good remix. BiR remain the true benchmark of remix excellence!!
Human Movement - Love Has Come Again
(Brothers In Rhythm Mix)
Thursday, 4 March 2010
"feel like singing"
cover of the sandy b classic that came out on nervous records,this is the classic mix from the dub dub import/promo & when it was released by am/pm in the uk this mix was not on it,caned by parky & co this is an awesome tune that never fails.
tac-tix "feel like singing" (classic mix)
I used to love this back in the day, it's a real quality track with some great drum rolls and a great pounding beat throughout.
There were loads of tracks around at that time in 1996 with a similar feel to this one, but many were not as good in my opinion.
Bring on the Blondes!!!
Digital Blondes - Antheum
Just a quick post to keep the excellent flow going; created by my new blogging buddies Russ and Trev.
This one was a huge Sasha track back in the day and was one of those tracks that you used to hear played out virtually every week, for weeks on end back in 1991.
It's just a real quality tune with lots of great piano chords.
You'll know it as soon as you hear it and think - "Oh yeah Love this one"
Bassomatic - Attack Of The 50 Foot Drum Machine