JohNick ‎– Play The World

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Play The World 7:54
A Summer Fling 4:52
Don't Stop 7:30
Tales Of Jerry Morbid 7:44

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skamhi

skamhi

February 10, 2016
referencing Play The World, 12", HS178
"Play The World" reissued by Henry Street -- the rest of the tracks don't appear on this release, and are instead replaced with a track called "Good Time."
Gott

Gott

December 2, 2015
referencing Play The World, 12", HS178
"p.t.w." > alltime classic!
baj

baj

March 31, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Play The World, 12", HS178

Basically a remix of The Player by First Choice plus India's vocals and the conga drums from MAW's "Love and Happiness"...simple but brilliant, like most of the good disco house of the era. Derrick May played the Steve Rachmad/Jeroen Korn remix at a set at Motor Lounge, Detroit in 1997 (one of the first there, btw)... I found the og a few weeks later at Record Time, after Terence Dixon playing in the front room at Motor, id'd the track for me...he first said it was the Player by First Choice (the version most meaningful to him, probably, given his musical taste and work), remixed by JohNick. The "Derrick May" version as I called it eluded me for years thereafter until a search on Discogs a few years back. Hint for you Derrick May trainspotters out there: he lived in Amsterdam for a spell in the mid-90s, D-Wynn was his roommate, so any tracks in either of their sets you can't identify, that sound kind of Dutch (Rachmad, Secret Cinema, Touche, Fresh Fruit, etc.) likely are.
elytskir

elytskir

January 30, 2014
referencing Play The World, 12", HS178

"Tales Of Jerry Morbid" samples 10cc - I'm Not in Love
restless

restless

December 11, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Play The World, 12", HS178

Produced by a very influential duo from that golden era of house when most of the best stuff was made by duos (MAW, Mood 2 Swing, Deep Dish, 95North, Murk etc etc), "Play The World" is arguably a pivotal song in the history of house music, at the top of the dubby, hypnotic game (Hardrive's "Deep Inside" isn't that far), and in the same time announcing the disco loop fever (strings apparently off First Choice's "The Player") that would directly influence the massive French house invasion. This song was particularily important for Daft Punk (another duo), representative of the more 'disco-housey' vein of their 'underground' influences (also completed with a lot of ghetto and hard-house), the robots even including it in an "Essential Mix". Absolute classic.