Saturday, 17 April 2021

Pure Delight; a hidden Gem!


 One of the great pleasures of running this blog has always been and always will be unearthing hidden gems. 

Tracks you were unaware of, had forgotten about or simply didn't know the name of and finally tracked them down.

Just when you think you have heard and know pretty much every great track you come across something as fantastic as this.

Just totally love this track, very new beat, but so so good.

Beautiful ethereal vocals sounding a little like Madonna, coupled with great piano and a cool new beat sound.

It is from the The Results of Reasoning E.P. (the rest of the track on the EP are pretty average), but this one is a stunner. 

It's only short, but it makes up for it in quality. 

It's definitely a grower and one that gets better with every listen.

I've been playing it over and over since I came across it.

Hope you enjoy it also!

S.U.N - Vision

Monday, 5 April 2021

Wow, just wow!


10 minutes of pure excellence.

Don't even think about not listening to this track in it's entirety, it is absolutely top notch.

Laced with superb piano throughout, it speeds up, slows down but also keeps you totally intrigued and wanting to hear more.

It's like about 5 tracks in one.

Immense!

Enjoy!

Tom Salta - The New Generation 

(The Underground Mix)

Na Na Na hey!


 A fantastic progressive house track, which surprisingly wasn't as big as it should have been.

Still sounds great although it's nearing 30 years old.

Very similar in style to the likes of Rhythm De Londres that epitomised that progressive house era of 1993.

A great track.

Jagga - Na Na Na

(Acido Latino Mix)

Say your prayers!


Sometimes some of Digweed's stuff bores me a little, as it is a little too progressive and takes too long to take off and then finally when it does, it's not that great and feels like that long wait wasn't really worth it.

On other occasions it feels totally epic and ever has you gripped from the opening chords.

I'm glad to report, this one definitely falls into the latter category.

A big track from 1995 which was huge in clubs.

Enjoy!

Marco Polo - Prayer to the Music 

(Digweed's Northern Exposure Mix)

Somebody, somebody to touch me and hold me!


Nice piece of bubbly house music, a little on the commercial side, but just erring on the credible.

Quite similar in sound to Alex Party and Living Joy (hence pretty commercial).

Also similar in sounds to "Billie Ray's - Your Loving Arms"

Good all the same though.

 KMC Feat. Dhany - Somebody To Touch Me 

(The Classic)

Need saving?


Classic house music nice and simple.

Great vocals, lovely piano and a super smooth groove.

Quality remix right on form from the maestro Mr Morales!

Lisa Fischer - Save Me 

(DM² Mix)

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Feel the Spring Rain?


 A fantastic remix which takes anold Disco classic and adds a modern feel.

Laced with some delightful piano.

This is exactly how remixes should be, respecting the original but giving it a  new lease of life!

Enjoy!

Silvetti - Spring Rain 

(Original Reprise)

Love is a mystery; to me!


A slice of musical heaven from 1990.

This is a sensational track, very Beloved-esque and very nice.

It stirs lots of different emotions and has some love tingly piano.

It's sounds was very much ahead of it's time and it feels more like a track from 1993.

Pure Class!

Enjoy!

Tropical Moon - Love Is A Mystery

Don't stop, don't stop!


 Usual quality classic house remix from the dependable E-Smooth.

His remixes are always right on the button, laden with lush piano.

Very Hurley-esque and of course very good.

Don't stop, don't stop!

The Beatmasters - Dunno What It Is (About You) 

(E-Smoove Groovy Mix)

"I'm happy, so happy"!


Totally love this track, it's absolutely immense.

A top notch remix which delivers an epic masterpiece.

Driven piano to die for.

"I'm happy, so happy"!

Michelle had some great dance remix tracks.

Enjoy!

Michelle Gayle - Happy Just To Be With You 

(So Happy Argonaughts Mix)

Friday, 2 April 2021

I'm in a trance of love!


 Quality stomping progressive house.

Some lush piano accompanying a pounding beat and some great vocals.

Just loads of energy in this track.

Still sounding completely on it even though it's nearly 25 years old.

Top track!

Three  n  One Presents  Johnny Shaker 

(feat. Serial Diva) - Pearl River 

(Vocal Mix) 

I tried and I tried!


 A big Sasha track back int'day.

Very chilled and very smooth.

Great vocals and just a great Balearic vibe.

Enjoy!

Taja Sevelle - Love Is Contagious 

(Ben Liebrand remix)

Come and take a trip, oh yes!


 Once this got in your head there was no way it was coming out.

Catchy and infectious, it had a great groove and always used to get everyone bouncing along on the dancefloor.

Fond memories of grooving along to this back in 1994!

Enjoy!

Smooth Touch Featuring Althea McQueen ‎– 

Come And Take A Trip

(Erick "More" Club Mix)

She's that chick!

Another appearance on the PCC Blog for the delectable Ms. Carey, her of the velvet tonsils.

Her vocals are as per usual exquisite and back up with a very good remix from Tony Moran and Warren Rigg.

Possibly not quite as catchy and instant as many of her classics, but still very nice.

Enjoy!

Mariah Carey - I'm That Chick 

(Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Mix)

I'm Back!


 Quality track with some great piano and some quality rap.

Dates back to 1989 this one, but still sounds great.

One of those tracks with just loads going on.

"I'm Back!"

Enjoy!

Chubb Rock - Ya Bad Chubbs 

(Crib Mix)

Get reaching (for the sky!)


Certainly a bit faster than the usual tracks which make PCC status, but I just couldn't resist the piano fireworks!

Possibly a bit too "ravey", but just on the right side IMHO.

Enjoy!

Brainstorm Crew - Reach Up

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Everyday hurts??


 An absolutely epic track, as are many of Blue Amazon's remixes.

They certainly produced and remixed some top notch tracks.

This takes you on a huge journey - all 14 and a half minutes of it, but it is one that never gets boring.

The track just keeps on building and building, like all great trance/progressive house tracks.

Skin's unique vocals are equally sensational.

There's probably not enough Blue Amazon on the blog and something I'll have to address in future posts.

Skunk Anansie - Twisted 

(Blue Amazon DMC Remix)

You and me together, you and me forever; together!


They don't come any catchier than this one.

It was and still is one of the grooviest tracks out there.

Dating back to the halcyon days of 1989, it was a big track and one you never tire of hearing.

"Give me some more!" Indeed!

Raven Maize - Forever Together 

(Forever United Mix)

Dance while the record spins!

Another old "piano choons" favourite.

Always loved this one and still do.

It's just so catchy and of course was a big track in 1991.

Enjoy!

P Lion - Burn In His Hands 

(Techno Mix)

 

Where did all, my feelings!


 A widely played track from 1992.

Quality crisp production and great stomping piano.

It was always a big hands in the air track.

Still sounds great.

Enjoy!

P.P. Orange - My Feelings 

(Original Mix)

Burnin' Like Fire - Going to take you higher!


 Love Decade produced some quality tracks back in 1991 and 1992.

They were quite commercial/crossover, but always managed to keep just on the right side of credible.

This one also fits that brief, a tad cheesey, but still very good.

Love the breakdown in this, very Love Decade!

"Burnin' Like Fire - Going to take you higher!"

Enjoy!

Mix Factory - Burnin' Like Fire 

(Love Decade Remix)

Sundown or Sunrise, that is the question!


Two sensational tracks from 1991.

I can never decide which I like best Sundown or Sunrise.

They are both class, piano house driven monsters.

As you'd expect Sundown is slightly more energetic and uplifting than Sunrise, but both are quality.

Sundown or Sunrise? What do you reckon?

Choose both, I did!

Enjoy!

M.A.T.E.Y. - Rising High 

(Sundown)


M.A.T.E.Y. - Rising High 

(Sunrise)

Time waits for no man!


Totally love this track.

Full on deep house from way back in 1987 from the legend that is Marshall Jefferson.

Time marches on indeed, but class is permanent and this is class!

The piano on this is quality!

Enjoy!

Jungle Wonz - Time Marches On 

(Club)

Oh yeah, it's time!


Another track which I can't believe I haven't posted before. 

Too many tracks and too little time. 

Blows the mind to think that this was created in 1983 and still sounds so fresh and alive.

A big track Acid House track. Electro house at it 's very best.

Both mixes are flawless.

Enjoy!

Hashim - Al - Naafiysh 

(The Soul) 

Hashim - Al - Naafiysh 

(Its Time)

I dream!

Cracking track, by a shit band, who actually had some great dance tracks once they'd been completely re-worked by quality remixers (Phil Kelsey on this one).

This track reminds me of lots of others, the intro sounds like ,The Beloved's - Sun Rising and their are also elements that sound just like "Gat Decor's - Passion".

However, there is no mistaking those East 17 vocals which cheesy as they are come across well in this track.

I always think, it would have been worthy of a bigger piano breakdown, but still a great track.

Enjoy!

East 17 - Gold

(Paws On The Floor)

Hacienda vibes in the place!

 Cracking old house track from 1989.

A proper Manchester concoction produced by the Hacienda Legends Parky and Pickering and top off with the superb and ever so distinctive vocals of Ms Rowetta (yes, her of Happy Mondays fame).

Raw, like those classic old house tracks of that era and sprinkled with that essential bit of uplifting piano which are customary of all GP remixes.

A great track which still stands out now as a classic.

Enjoy!

Dynasty Of Two featuring Rowetta - Stop This Thing 

(Remix)

Don't you want it? Of course you do!


 A great little house track from 1992.

A nice infectious groove, coupled with some excellent piano and some fine vocals.

A quality little track.

Get on it!

Davina - Don't You Want It 

(Extended)

Need freedom?

A great old skool track from 1991, which always went down well.

Very much in vogue with many of the Italian Piano House tracks which we know and love from that era.

A little ravey/commercial in parts, but just retaining that right side of class to inherit PCC status and inclusion on the blog.

Hope you enjoy!

Antico - We Need Freedom 

(Twilight Zone)
 

I want to tell the whole wide world about you!

Any one remember this?

This goes way back to the beginning.

Released in 1989, it's a catchy little number sprinkled with that bit of essential piano which provides that extra little bit of whoomph and pushes into PCC territory.

A great little track.

"I want to tell the whole wide world about you!"

Enjoy!

A'me Lorain - Whole Wide World 

(Wingate 12- House Remix)

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Every night in every dream I always seem to see your face!


 Another track which I've always loved.

There's just nothing not to like and everything to love.

Lush, breathy vocals, joyful piano and a real good feel good factor.

"Every night in every dream I always seem to see your face!"

I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions as to what Tin Foil Valley is all about!

Great track though!

Angelpie -  Tin Foil Valley 

(Rapino Mix)

Cover me in Ecstasy!

A wonderful piece of skippy house music, with endearing vocals superb piano and an all round excellent old skool vibe.

It's even got a little bit of acid squelch in it.

I always loved this track and still very much do.

"Cover me in Ecstasy" indeed!

Jade 4 U - Messenger Of Love

Oldie, but still a goldie!


 It amazing that tracks as old as this, still sound so much better than anything today.

This dates back to 1989 and was one of the first house tracks to cross over into the UK charts.

However, that doesn't spoil it and it still retained its's credibility.

That piano still sounds so damn crisp and so uplifting.

Pure Class!

The Mixmaster - Grand Piano 

(Club Mix)

A real thing of beauty - reach for the sky!


Totally love this track.

It is like melodic trance, before the genre was even invented.

Fantastic floaty vibe with beautiful subtle piano.

Certainly a bonafide PCC.

The Mackenzie - Higher In the Sky 

(Original Mix)

Feel that jazz!


 There's not too much Jazz in it to be honest, but it really is a corking old skool track and really one I should have posted a long time ago.

There were some great stuff that came out on Champion.

This is right up there with the best of them.

Enjoy!

Tingo Tango - It Is Jazz 

(House Mix)

Sit back, relax and simply enjoy!


Always loved this track, just chilled to perfection.

It still sounds great today even though it is 30 years old.

This is what I'd classify as Ibizian Balearic, perfect for a summers day, getting ready to kick  start the night.

Enjoy, it's a thing of beauty!

The True Underground Sound Of Rome - Secret Doctrine

Don't you know it's a crime?


 The legend that is Mr Park brings to life an old classic Gil Scott Heron classic covered by The Christians.

GP always has a superb remix formula of adding some great piano to his remixes, which elevates them to another level.

Enjoy!

The Christians - The Bottle 

(Parkside Mix)

Movin' up and down, out up!


Staying on the Anita Adams vibe.

This will is probably slightly better known (and possibly slightly better?)

This was a big hands in the air "piano tune", back in't day (1991)!

Enjoy!

Anita Adams - Movin Up And Down 

(Extended Mix)

For your love!


Surprised I've not posted this before.

A bonafide old skool classic.

Does it sound a tad cheesy now?

Possibly, but still very good.

Enjoy!

Anita Adams - For Your Love 

(Extended Version)

I'm here to spread love!


 A cracking old skool track from 1991.

A great bit of piano coupled with some funky rap.

All is good!

2 For Joy - World Party 

(Planet Rap Mix)


Saturday, 20 March 2021

Pure delight!


 Totally love this track, always a huge fave and still very much is.

Beautifully chilled, but also so engaging and stunningly brilliant.

It's one of those tracks that you never want to end.

The gentle piano chords are to die for.

Most definitely an all time PCC!

Insomnia - I'll Be There 

(Late Night Mix)

Saturday, 13 March 2021

This will send you Sky High!


 A fantastic track from 1996 with some amazing vocals by Billie Ray Martin.

Nothing to do with the Jigsaw disco classic from the 70's.

Class from start to finish, great production.

Enjoy!

Voices pres. Individual - Sky High 

(Satoshie's Interpretation)

Let's go to the fairground (twice)!


Superb remix which really brings to life Mick's vocals.

Quality production and superb piano throughout.

It's a belting remix.

Enjoy!

Simply Red - Fairground 

(Too Precious Remix)

This remix by Rollo and Sister Bliss is also pretty tasty and worthy of posting. Not as good as the "Too Precious Remix" IMO, but still very good.

Simply Red - Fairground 

(Rollo And Sister Bliss Remix)

All you gotta do; is believe!


 Classic house track from 1995.

Just pure class from start to finish.

Great intro, great vocals and some top class production.

All in all a quality piece of house music!

Moné - We Can Make It 

(Jazz N' Groove Club Mix)

C'mon Danny!


 For me Danny didn't spend enough time in the studio, as I always think the tracks he did make and remix were always pretty top notch, much like his DJing.

This was one of his rare forages into the studio to produce a banger, which was very much in the keeping of the 1994 Progressive House and also the forthcoming Goa era.

We used to enjoy hearing this on the dancefloor.

C'mon!!!

Millionaire Hippies - C'mon 

(Vinyl Café Tribute Mix)

See me, feel me, hear me, love me, touch me!

 

A great track from 1991.

Still sounds great today.

"See me, feel me, hear me, love me, touch me" Indeed!

You can hear where some of the inspiration for Smokebelch came from listening to this.

Friends Of Matthew - Out There 

(Raw Mix)

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Nothing but a heartache everyday!

Totally love this track.

James Wiltshire produced some amazing remixes.

Those under his Jimmy Gomez moniker are some of my all time favoutrites.

Those under The Freemasons were also superb, but with a much more commercial mainstream feel.

This is one of those such tracks.

Great vocals to boot also and not forgetting some great Sax!

Enjoy!

Freemasons feat. Sylvia Mason James - 

Nothing But A Heartache 

(Original Extended Club Mix)

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Are you ready to Shoot!

Another fabulous old skool piano track from back in 1991.

It's just enthralling from start to finish with piano to die for.

You just can't beat the tracks of that era.

Viva le Old Skool!

Shoot The Moon - Tin Soldier 

(Pop Mix)

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Float on the breeze!


A superb bit of floaty trance.

Beautifully chilled and perfect for a summers day.

Bring on the Summer!

Enjoy!

Airscape - Pacific Melody

(Original Mix)

Sunday, 31 January 2021

Want to feel special again?

Most sense to post this following the last post.

Top class house track with a great remix from George Morel.

I'm pretty certain the lyrics would have been lifted from another (older) track but I may be wrong.

Can anyone confirm?

Regardless enjoy the track, because it is "Special".

Sir James - Special 

(Pumped Up Mix)

Want to feel special?

This is quite an obscure old classic, but from nice.

Taken from the Quabala EP.

It contains those widely sampled lyrics from the Sir James' track "Special" from 1990, which also featured on "Cordial - Candleight", "Medium High - The Pleasure" and "Bump - I'm Rushin'", 

I love it when the piano chords come in at the end, which is a great way to finish.

The Forgemasters - Shall We 

(Special Remix)

This is no illusion!

A fabulous house track from 1994 from the "God 'O Might EP".

Just quality house music coupled with some equally fantastic piano.

It keeps you captivated throughout the track.

I never heard this out in a club, but can imagine it would set the dancefloor alight.

Enjoy!

DJ Dove - Illusions

Remember this one?

Always loved this track.

It's one of those that you probably wouldn't know by title and then as soon as it starts you'll remember it.

Loads of energy and of course some scintillating piano.

A really fantastic old skool piano anthem from 1992.

Enjoy!

Circus Of Sphere - Stir The Pulses 

(Siren Touch)

Anyone for some more piano?


Cracking piano based track coupled with Aborigine chants and a few Jingo shouts and a little bit of rap for good measure.

Just love the skippy piano in this, very infecticious.

Enjoy!

Pianonegro - Pianonegro 

(Extended Mix)

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Listen to the Masters!

Totally superb track which instantly grabs you from the opening piano chords.

Chilled to perfection, yet it keeps you entranced throughout the track.

A really superb track.

If you like your Balearic Beats you'll love this.

Enjoy!

Masters Of The Universe - Space Talk 

(Hyper Spaced Mix)

Feel the Acid!

 
Totally love this track from 1988.

Proper acid squelch from the Roland TB303 on this track.

Still sounds amazing 32 years on and far better than any of the EDM out today!

Zsa Zsa Laboum - Something Scary

Back in France!

I know this has been posted on the blog previously but that was the Mars Mix which IMHO is still the best mix and especially when heard in a club.

However, I also love this mix which is a lot more laid back and chilled, but still excellent all the same.

Another true PCC. 

28 years old and still sounds amazing!

Enjoy!

THK - France 

(Sweet Extasy Mix)

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Everybody wants to be....Bourgie, Bourgie!


 I'd previously posted the Ashord & Simpson version and other associated mixes, but it's such a fabulous track that it is certainly worth another post.

An absolute PCC.

Great remix by Dave Lee(who has now abandoned the Joey Negro monicker).

His remixes always respect the original and tweak and enhance, like all good remixes should.

Close to perfection!

Enjoy!

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Bourgie', Bourgie' 

(Joey Negro Super Bourgeoisie Remix)

Who likes a bit of piano?

Well this one actually contains a lot of piano.

It's and absolute monster of a track with some fantastic piano.

All you "old skoolers" out there will love it!

Enjoy!

Void - Destiny 

(Orcana Part 2)

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Are you sitting comfortably?

Don't be put off my the remix title, there is nothing "techno" about this.

It's another Italian piano house classic.

"Are you sitting comfortably?"

P. Lion Burn In His Hands 

(Techno Mix)

A day in the life of classic house!

Just a pure class timeless classic.

Typical Todd Terry production with those unique "crunchy" beats.

A great bit of piano kicks in which has "Santa Anna" vibes.

32 years old and it still sounds amazing!

Classic house music at it's very best!

Black Riot - A Day In The Life

(Club Mix)

Here we go, here we go again!

A big favourite of mine.

In that classic Ibizian Balearic style that we all know and love.

Beautiful chilled vibes, lush piano and some very catchy hip-house lyrics.

You heard the man "Pump it up house people"

Paradiso - Here We Go Again 

(Stairway To Heaven Mix)

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Ready for something Epic!

You quite often hear of a track being classed as "Epic" and I must admit I do it frequently.

It's usually to describe something that it truly awesome and really blows your mind.

Well let me tell you that this track is truly "Epic".

From start to finish it is captivating with beautiful piano chords and then some lush hard edged trance.

A top, top quality track from 1994. They don't make them like this anymore (sadly)!

Union Jack - Two Full Moons & A Trout 

(Caspar Pound Mix)

Feel the summer vibes!


Love this track.

The piano is amazing as are the lovely chilled vocals.

A proper summer song which will hopefully brighten the spirits.

Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, and Louie Vega true house legends and one of the most consistent and prolific producers and remixers out there.

I'm not a fan of drum and bass at all, but love this 4 Hero remix.

Enjoy!

Nuyorican Soul - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun 

(4 Hero Remix)

To the moon and back!


 Fantastic bit of laid back trance from 1996.

Yet another track which truly stands the test of time.

The whole track has a fantastic aura about it.

Top notch!

Moonman - Galaxia

(Original Mix)

For your love, I would give the stars above!


 Quality bit of disco from 1978.

Here in all it's full 12 minutes worth of glory.

I never get tired of hearing this track.

Your parents may know the 60's version by The Yardbirds better!

This is just a timeless classic!

Chilly - For Your Love And For Your Love Suite

The Sharif don't like it!


 A bonafide classic in it's own right, but turned into a true PCC with this quality remix.

Just check out the piano in this remix. Top class.

It makes an already great track even better.

This is what remixing is all about.

The Clash - Rock The Casbah 

(A Pied Piper Remix)

Who needs a freak?


 Absolute classic track from, 1988.

Of course based on the fabulous Diana Ross track - Love Hangover.

Some great piano in this and superb use of the sample.

32 years on and it still sounds fantastic!

S.L.Y. - I Need A Freak 

(99th Street Piano Mix)

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Cold chills down my spine!

 
Yet another track with the classic "Cold chills down my spine" lyrics.

Check out earlier blog post for more on this, on the link below

Pure Club Classics: Oh the joy of dance music, sampling and sharing!!

This track is your classic Italian House piano track.

Very similar to Joy and Joyce's track also.

All are great tracks.

Rhythm of Life - Touch Me

(Original Mix)

Can you feel it???


 Can't quite believe that I haven't posted this before.

This is house music gold from the legend that is Todd Terry.

Totally timeless, this was always sensational in a club.

Fond memories of Todd Terry playing this at L'America, Leeds Corn Exchange back in 1993.

Can you feel it??

CLS - Can You Feel It 

Feel the Symphony!


Another quality track from 1992.

There are some great remixes of this, but this one is IMHO the pick of the bunch.

Enjoy!

Transformer 2 - Pacific Symphony Too 

(Italian Smooth Remix)

Old skool techno!


 A classic piece of old skool techno which still sounds great today.

This one dates back to 1988 and was a big track back in'day.

It contains a lot of the bleeps which were pretty big at the time.

Enjoy!

Neal Howard - To Be Or Not To Be?

Feel the magic!

 
A bit of quality house music from 1991.

Just a really great track, great vocals, lyrics, great production, some lovely subtle piano and even a little bit of sax thrown in for good measure.

A really great timeless classic.

Funk Machine feat. Katie Thompson - I've Closed The Door 

(Lungo Mix)

Thursday, 24 December 2020

What are you fighting for?

 
One of the great things about dance music which we all loved and the industry hated, was that there were very few prominent bands, which meant the scene stayed relatively underground and influenced by the great DJ's, remixers and club promoters.

One of the few great bands who constantly produced top notch tracks during this period were Sunscreem, although often it was down to great remixes to turn them into dancefloor classics.

This is a quality track from 1992 with a great remix by Paul Gotel under his WHP pseudonym.

Enjoy!

Sunscreem - Broken English 

(Well Hung Parliament Vocal Mix)

Aah don't you want me!

 
With a name like Piano City Productions and a remix title "Totally Uplifting Mix" you'd expect something pretty good and I'm glad to say it doesn't disappoint.

More old skool quality.

James Sammon from PCP did some great stuff and worked under lots of different aliases, always staying true to the Piano House sounds of 1991.

Respect fella!

Enjoy!

Piano City Productions - I Want Your Love 

(Totally Uplifting Mix)

Hear the music!

An old house classic from 1989.

A quality laid back track with some great piano.

"Feel the music, house music!"

Enjoy!

Mitchbal & The Housemaster - When I Hear The Music

I need you walking and talking with me!

A classic example of an Italian piano classic - just likes the ones we know and love.

This ones from 1990 and like all those old skool classics from that era still sounds so much better than all the tripe they call dance music today.

How can technology of progressed so much in the last 30 years yet dance music has gone backwards?

Viva la old skool!

M.C.P. featuring Sheila Abul - Over Me 

(Vocal Mix)

Come on and dance!

Another quality old skool classic from 1991.

You will know it as soon as you hear it as it was a popular one.

Enjoy!

Brother Makes 3 - I Wanna  

(Diva's All On It)

Go ahead Mr Wendal!

Always enjoyed this track from 1992.

Another great remix from Oakey/Osbourne.

A great combination of rapping and some quality piano layered in.

Top notch.

Enjoy!

Arrested Development - Mr Wendal 

(Perfecto Mix)

Are you ready for the Total Confusion!

An absolute corker of a track which I haven't heard for ages and can't quite believe I haven't posted previously.
Great that 30 years on it still sounds amazing.
A proper old skool classic and yet another which stands the test of time.
Enjoy!

A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd - Total Confusion
(Heavenly Mix)

Sunday, 13 December 2020

What we gonna do is go back!

 
"What we gonna do is go back, back into time!"

More quality from 1991 that really was the year that defined dance music, so many fantastic tracks from them.

Here's another old skool classic.

Enjoy!

P.S. Although it is the Techno Mix, there is nothing techno about this track.

Kamera - Back In The Time 

(Techno Mix)

I know you want my love?

I can't believe this hasn't already been posted, seriously overlooked.

This is a classic old skool track from 1989.

Still sounds fantastic and always will.

Just a great, great track.

Enjoy!

Olimpia - You Want My Love 

(Garage Mix)

Sunday, 6 December 2020

L.O.V.E. this one!


 I can't believe that this hasn't been posted yet, shame on me!

This is an absolutely stonking track.

Just such crisp piano chords in this one, great production.

It was always huge in clubs.

A top, top track.

Love is indeed the message!

Enjoy!

Love Inc - Love Is The Message

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Now for something a little different!


 An amazing track from the absolute genius that was Andy Weatherall (RIP).

I've still got this on vinyl tucked away somewhere in my garage.

Just pure quality from start to finish.

Although lots of people raved about them, I wasn't always too big a fan of Sabres music, but this is superb.

Enjoy!

Sabres Of Paradise - Smokebelch II 

(Exit)

Loving you was my mistake?

I can't quite believe that this hasn't been posted before.

Absolute top notch Italian piano classic from 1990.

Just a top track.

Still sounds great today 30 years on.

Enjoy!

Hi-Liner - Loving You

Rock it, yeah rock it!

Quality old skool track with some fabulous piano as you'd expect.

This one dates back to 1995 although it feels more like a Italian piano classic from circa 1991.

Great track all the same - "Reach the Top!"

Exodus To Paradise - Rock It 

(Exodus To Paradise Remix)

Sunday, 29 November 2020

This certainly will make you smile?

I don't post too many new/recent tracks, quite simply because they are not of the same class and quality as the great house and club records made in the 80's/90s.

However, every now and again a great track comes along which is worthy of PCC status.

This one certainly is, it's a top notch house classic with a superb remix by Morales in his usual customary style.

Enjoy!

Timmy Regisford Ft. Felicia Graham & Tiger Wilson - Smile 
(David Morales Classic Mix)

Are you ready to go?

This was a great track and still is.

At one time it looked like Republica would be the next big thing, but it didn't quite happen.

Saffron the lead singer had real star quality.


This track is immense.

Get on it!

Republica - Ready To Go 

(Original Extended Mix)

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Are you ready for the Blackout?

One of the most fierce and frightening club tracks ever made, but also one of the best.

I was never fortunate enough to hear this played in a club, but can imagine that it would have been immense.

Using some of the same riff as French Kiss, but IMHO this is the better track.

It is gripping from start to finish and has you entranced by it's dark and fearful vibe.

Sensational track from way back - 1989. 

A true house music classic.

Lil Louis - Blackout 

(Phase 1 - Original 1989 Mix)

Lyrics below;

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures

He leaded me beside the still waters

He restoreth my soul

He leadeth me in a path of righteousness

For His name's sake

Yeah

Though I walk to the valley of the shadow of death

I will fear no evil, for thou art with me

Thy rod and thy staff comfort me

Thou prepares a table before me, in the presence of my enemies

Thou anoints my head with oil, my cup's runneth over

Surely goodness and mercy

Shall follow me all the days of my life

And I will dwell in the House of the Lord

Forever


Imagine this, the lights in the universe are all on

And at the flick of God's switch, all the lights in the world are all out

Yeah

You can run, but you can't hide

Because if we don't change quick, it's coming, a world eclipse

Black Out


The lights come on 

The lights go off 

Black out, at the flick of God's switch


In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

And the earth was without form and void 

And darkness was above the face of the deep 

And the spirits of God moved upon the face of the waters

And God said "let there be light", and there was light


The lights come on 

The lights go off 

Black out, at the flick of God's switch


The Lord is alpha and omega 

The beginning and the ending 

Do you believe?


For God's so loved the earth, that he gave his only son 

Are you listening?


The lights come on 

The lights go off 

Black out, at the flick of God's switch


And I beheld when he opened the sixth seal 

And Lord there was a great earthquake 

And the sun became black a sackcloth of hair 

And the moon became as blood 

And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth even as 

A fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together

And every mountain and island were moved out of their place 


Think about it

If the Lord built the world in just 6 days

How long do you think it will take him to demolish it?


The lights come on 

The lights go off 

Black out, at the flick of God's switch


Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul

O my God, I trust in thee, let me not be shamed

Let not my enemies triumph over me

He is the light and my salvation whom shall I fear

He is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid


But fear not after the blackout the meek and humble shall inherit the earth

The question is are you meek and humble?

The lights come on the lights go off 


Do you know the 10 commandments? 

Read Exodus quick

Learn cause it is coming

Black out at the flick of God's switch

Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand


Imagine this the lights in the universe are all on

And at the flick of God's switch 

All the lights in the world are all out

Yeah

You can run but you can't hide

Because if we don't change quick, it's coming a world eclipse

Black Out


The truth is now, don't wait, too late to wake up


For as it is written

Eyes have not seen nor ears heard

Neither have entered into the heart of man 

The things that God had prepared for them that love him

Are you listening?

A blast from the past!


 Always totally loved this, the minute that first chord kicks in you're hooked.

Top notch track and a superb remix by Jon DaSilva.

A big Hacienda anthem and rightly so, it has so much energy and feel.

Pure class.

Enjoy!

A Certain Ratio - 27 Forever 

(DaSilva's Soundstation Fix Mix)

Trance-tastic!!

 
Cracking piece of quality trance, just how we like them on the PCC blog.

This has a slightly softer side with the female vocal, but is top drawer all the same.

A great Lange remix.

Get on it!

Rhythm Of Life - You Put Me In Heaven With Your Touch 

(Lange Remix)

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Ooh I love it!

 

Superb old house track which dates back to 1985, hence one of the very first Chicago house tracks.

Still sounds top notch 35 years on.

"Ooh I love it!"

Yes indeed!

Enjoy!

Mark Imperial - J'adore Danser 

( Club Mix )

Come on let's work!

 
This brought to life the original but a little dull LNR version of "Work it to the bone".

This was a huge track back int'day in 1989.

A little commercial and possibly a bit too cheesy for the purists, but nonetheless a very catchy little track, with some quality piano thrown in for good measure.

Come on let's work!

Cappella - Helyom Halib

I am the magnificent!


 Just love this track, brought to my attention when it appeared on the infamous T.W.A Essential Mix, which was one of my all time fave mix sets.

Those guys were different class and they created some amazing nights at Vague in Leeds.

Great memories.

This track epitomises their totally off the wall Balearic stylee!

Dave & Ansell Collins - Double Barrel

Jimmy rocks it again, over and over and over!

 
Another faultless remix from Mr James Wiltshire (a.k.a. Jimmy Gomez).

There are Brothers In Rhythm and Sasha remixes of this track, but both pale in insignificance to this epic masterpiece.

Those of who who follow the PCC blog will be well aware of my penchant for Jimmy Gomez remixes and I'm glad to report this is right up there with the best of them.

It takes you on the usual journey and is laden with spine-tingling piano.

Pure class, over and over, over, over!

Horse - Careful 

(Jimmy Gomez Club Mix)

People of all nations, dancing together!

 
Really surprised that I haven't posted this before.

Top quality piano track from back int'day.

Always enjoyed hearing this and it still sounds great.

Those lyrics "People of all nations dancing together" were the epitome of Acid House and the Club scene.

Peace out!

Smallage - Together 

(Club Version)

Saturday, 7 November 2020

All dis music!

 
Such an amazing track with a lovely feel to it.

A real house classic and one which should have been much bigger.

The vocals are superb and the track has such a fantastic feel to it.

Absolute top notch house classic.

Enjoy!

Romance - All Dis Music 

(Club Mix)

Ooh you make my love come down!


 Absolutely stunning track from one of my favourite female vocalists.

Everything about this track oozes class.

Superb vocals, fantastic production and some delightful piano thrown in for good measure.

Produced by The Beloved which explains why it has such a beautiful glowing feel to the track.

A true PCC!

Enjoy!

Alison Limerick - Love Come Down 

(Club Vocal Mix)

Quality little piano stomper!

Just staying on the right line of the too cheesy divide.

A quality little piano stomper.

Please don't try the version with vocals (now that is cheesy).

This is a quality little track though!

Enjoy!

Mystify ‎– Come To The Party 

(Dub Mix)

This is Brutal!

This one goes way back, back all the way to 1986.

An absolute classic which still sounds amazing today.

Pure quality.

Let's get "brutal with the millimeters"???

Nitro Deluxe - Lets Get Brutal

(U.S. Version)

And we all shine on!

Cleveland City did some great remixes.

Always tinged with lots of great piano.

This is no exception.

Not quite as instant as "Let Love Shine".

A quality little PCC all the same.

Enjoy!

Amos - Only Saw Today 

(Cleveland City Club Mix)

Let's get Oochy Koochy!

 



Love this track, proper Acid House Warehouse track.

Lots of acid thrown in and some excellent piano.

Such energy about this track.

It was a big one back in early days of Acid House!

Baby Ford - Oochy Koochy 

(F U Baby Yeh Yeh Konrad Cadet Mix)

Come on Jam the Dance!


Totally love this track and one I've not heard for ages.

I can't believe it hasn't been posted until now.

Top drawer Italian House piano classic.

Jam the Dance indeed.

Love this.

Enjoy!

Asmo - Jam The Dance

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Got to work it out!

 

One of the best and possibly most under-rated remix teams out there.

WoW produced some scintillating tracks and remixes.

This one is right up there and sticks with their tried and tested formula of a long progressive build up topped off with a crescendo of blissful piano (just how I like them).

Another corker of a track, respect to the Bristol possee!

Bel Canto - We've Got To Work It Out 

(Way Out West Mix)

I go through all this...

 

Fantastic track with a faultless mix by Morales.

It is slightly more in Frankie Knuckles style, than typical Morales, but delicious all the same.

House music of the highest order.

Bjork - Hyperballad 

(David Morales Classic Mix)

Hit Me, Hit Me!

 

Love this bit of Balearic quality.

Dean Thatcher behind this one.

Top class piano in this one, still sounds great 29 years on!

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 

(Flying Remix)

Stay with me on this one!


Ok, I know some of you maybe thinking has PCC gone mad, posting the Vengaboys.

Fear not, as you know only top class dance music is posted on this blog and this track is just that.

Hat's off to Airscape for a top notch remix.

Enjoy!

Vengaboys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine) 

(Airscape Remix)







Make sure you Get It Right!

 


The Project are better know for their stupendous "Out Of Control" a big fave on the PCC blog and posted a few times before.
This is not quite at that very high standard, but still worth of PCC status.
It has a very similar vibe, with the piano, vocals and the little bit of rap thrown in for good measure.
Another great Old Skool track.
Enjoy!

The Project feat Linda Rice - Get It Right 
(FHR's Club Mix)

Definitely Happenin' All Over Again!

 


Missed this version first time around and only came across it recently.

Top notch remix though and so much better than the original versions which were overplayed and too commercial.

If you like your piano and Old Skool, then this ones for you.

You know it!

Lonnie Gordon - Happenin' All Over Again 

(Haarsh Reality Remix)







Saturday, 24 October 2020


Staying on the faster tempo, here's a great piece of Trance just as we like it.

Fantastic breathy vocals and as ever a great remix by Matt Darey.

A really great pumping piece of quality trance music, an essential component of a well balanced dance music diet.

20 years old, it still knocks the pants of any of this commercial crap trance produced nowadays.

Enjoy!

Delerium - Heaven's Earth 

(Matt Darey Remix) 





Raising the tempo!


This track was a real banger back in't day.

A bit of contrast in tempo to the last track posted, but that is the beauty of dance music it comes in all shapes and sizes and good is good regardless of tempo.

This is a real stomper which epitomised the type of tracks Tony De Vit used to play.

Tony was a great DJ and also produced and remixed many top notch tracks (R.I.P and respect).

This is certainly on the harder side of tracks you'll see on this blog, but is hopefully one you'll enjoy?

99th Floor Elevators - Hooked 

(Tony De Vit Mix)




Pure Balearic Bliss!


Those of you who have frequented the PCC blog before will be aware of my love of all things Balearic.

This is a true Balearic classic. Perfect for those balmy (or barmy) summer nights, or equally for those chilled Sunday mornings.

Balearic Beats in the house.

This is 25 years old, but still sounds fantastic.

D*Note ‎– The Garden Of Earthly Delights 

(Original Version)