Saturday, 26 November 2011

Hands up for more old skool??

Yes, I thought so.
Here's another great track which I haven't heard for ages.
A big shout out for Ignacio for reminding me of this one, as it was one I'd totally forgot about.
Don't you just love it when that happens?
Anyway about the track.
It's a great piece of funky old skool house, tinged with some excellent piano.
"Get up, get on down, Get up, get on down, Get up, get on down, Get on down with me"
Yes indeedy.
Great suggestion Ignacio - keep 'em coming buddy!

Jay & Dee - Don't Do It Now
(Detroit Mix)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Go on do watcha do!!

A really great piece of funky house music.
Don't know too about the track other than it came out in 1993.
Very funky, very vibey and very good.
Really catchy with some nice vocals.
Great remix from Morales, once again
Another piece of pukka A1 house music.

Jane Child - Do Whatcha Do
(Nu Extended Club Mix)

Just come, just come, just come with me!!!

Another big fave from back in 1992.
This track got played out in every club you went to for months on end.
Another track with a great vibe.
Quite dark, quite haunting, but also very powerful.
Italy certainly made some great club records.
"Just come with me" indeed!!

Cool Jack - Just Come
(Lilth Extended Mix)

Get out the Atlas!!

A fantastic progressive house track from 1993.
It has a superb aura about it and a lovely floaty feel.
It was just the sort of track which was great to bliss out to on the dancefloor.
I have big memories of being lost in at at Back To Basics in Leeds.
A great progressive classic.
Get on it!!

Atlas - Compass Error
(North Mix)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Midnight hour at the Hac!!

Evening All. I hope you've had a good week.
Not posted a Brand New Heavies track for a while.
This was another big Hac track, not quite on a par with Parky's remix of Back To Love, but a stomper all the same.
Great remix from the S Man.
I always loved the piano in this.
"Midnight hour, midnight hour, midnight at the Oasis!!"
Classic house music as we know and love it.

The Brand New Heavies - Midnight At The Oasis
(Rogers Brand New Anthem)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Oh yes, We Live!!!

Here's another fantastic remix that is the genius of Jimmy Gomez (aka James Wiltshire).
The man has produced some of the finest remixes in dance music history.
All are epic journeys, which blend wonderful tempo changes, fantastic piano breakdowns and huge hands in the air moments.
Like Brothers in Rhythm remixes, they all build and build and then explode.
This is what IMHO makes them all so great.
If you compare them with for example a lot of remixes Sasha did. Sasha's stuff would build and build but never seem to get anywhere and never peak, leading to real sense of disappointment and frustration.
BiR and Jimmy G perfected the art of building and building and then blowing the roof off.
This is another awesome, awesome remix.
Fantastic from start to finish.
Respect to Jimmy G - a man of true genius!!

Jonathan Pierce - We Live
(Jimmy Gomez Extended Club Mix)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Crack open the Magnum!!!

Now as many of you will know this blog is ususally reserved for tracks between the 1987 -2000, which I firmly believe is the era when the best clubbing music was produced.
I get sent hundreds of tracks from arists asking me to promote them on the blog and as I've mentioned previously the vast majority don't make the grade and are certainly not worthy of PCC status.
This however, is a cracking new track from an Irish DJ and Producer called Magnum.
The track has some great synth breakdowns which is alway a recipe for a great track.
I understand it is creating big waves on the current club scene.
All in all, a corking track - Get on it!!!

Magnum - Live Without You

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Join the secret rendezvous!!

A big shout out to Martin from Sweden for suggesting this one.
A superb laid back house classic.
It is a sublime piece of very chilled classic house music, with some superb vocals from Karyn White.
Some great subtle touches of piano, some great French vocal snippets which are always très sexy!!
Some great lyrics in there as well.
A real great and underplayed classic.
Thanks Martin, great suggestion buddy!!

Karyn White - Secret Rendezvous
(After Hour Mix)

"You think you're big time??"

Love this track and it samples bits from one of my all time fave films - Carlito's Way.
I must of watched that and Scarface hundreds of time.
"You think you're big time, you're going to f**king die big time".
The tracks got that great riff in it, which is sampled  from Santana's Oye Como Va.
A real catchy tune!
For those of you who haven't seen the film, the pictures of Carlito Brigante (Al Pacino) the reformed Gangster and Benny Blanco (John Leguizamo) from the Bronx, the young upstart.
It's an all time classic film with a some great twists and a great ending!!
If you haven't seen it, be sure to check it out.
Enjoy the track!!

That Kid Chris - Big Time 
(Carlito's Dream)

We enjoyed times like this!!

Here comes another old skool favourite.
A classic piece of Italian piano house from 1991.
Tunes like these were massive "up North" and perfect for that hands in the air vibe.
Simple in production, but always effective.
There is no better sound than "hands in the air" piano tunes!!!

Step & Rhythm - Time Like This
(Time One)