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
I know this has been posted before, but the link was dead (now restored) and it's such a great track I felt worthy of a second post.
An absolute belter of a track from Matt Darey (pictured) and absolutely hammered by Oakey in the late 90's.
When it kicked in at 1 min 42 secs the dancefloor would simply erupt!
Trance music at it's best, let me tell you.
The whole energy of this track is incredible from start to finish.
Love the piano bits that come in near the end.
One of my big big faves and a track that will always bring back special memories as it was also one of my best mates faves who sadly passed a few years ago.
We used to rock to this one Deano - R.I.P. Fella.
Re-posted for Bentcoppa.
This is the best version I have but I blieve you can now get it from Amazon which may be a better quality?
Enjoy people, another top top old skool track!!
The Project featuring Linda Rice - Out Of Control (FHR Club Mix)
I've got the music - oh yes indeed!!
An absolute belter of a track and one that was just tops when played out in clubs.
The piano and vibe in this is just top drawer.
Both mixes are awesome and I can never decide which is the best of the two, so I've posted them both.
Re-posted especially for Whizzo.
A proper old skool classic!! "I've got the mu, mu, mu-sic!!!"
Another track which I've always truly loved.
There have been many many attempts to create a good dance mix of this pop classic, but none have come anywhere near except this one.
It keeps all the best bits of a great record and just dances it up enough.
I love the chunky beats.
I just love this track!!
This has always been my favourite Happy Mondays track (along with Hallelujah) and it just epitomises everything about them.
Raw, edgy, unpolished, but highly infectious.
I've still got the 12" somewhere in my garage.
Debatable how dance this is, but it's awesome all the same and I could imagine it going down a treat last track of the night!!
Just get down with the Freaky Dancing!!
Can't believe I've not posted this before now.
A real old classic from 1990.
This track was played out everywhere for about 18 months.
It was played by virtually every DJ going whether, house, techno etc and featured on almost all DJ mix tapes of that era.
To be honest I like it more now, than I did at the time.
A proper timeless classic.
Frank De Wulf - The B Sides Remixed - The Tape - (Remix)
A guilty pleasure!!
This is one of those tracks which I really shouldn't like, but I simply love.
It rips a sample from one of my all time fave tracks "Relight My Fire", but it's catchy as hell and as such has a definite PCC status!!
Do as it say's folks "Kick up the volume and play it out loud"
Who am I to argue??
Rob Tissera - Kick Up The Volume (Diva Rhythms Mix)
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.