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submitted Peven Everett - Show You Why (Zepherin Saint Remixes). about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Various - Avanti!. about 1 year ago
Must have for italo house fans. Here is the complete tracklisting (with the exact track versions, not mentioned on the CD) :

Skila - I Feel You
D-Rail - Bring It On Down (Radio Edit)
Gardener - Geranio (Poggiolo Version)
R.A.F. - We've Got To Live ... See full review
submitted Various - French Disco Boogie Sounds (1975-1984). over 3 years ago
submitted Various - Etat Des Lieux. over 4 years ago
submitted S-Man* - Dangerous Thoughts. over 4 years ago
submitted Mousse T. - Brother On The Run (2013 Remixes). over 4 years ago
submitted Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.. over 4 years ago
submitted The Suicide Of Western Culture - Remixes. over 5 years ago
submitted En Vogue - My Lovin' - The B.O.S.S. Remixes. over 5 years ago
submitted Grand Popo Football Club - Each Finger Has An Attitude (Les Remixes). over 5 years ago
submitted David Shaw And The Beat - So It Goes. over 5 years ago
submitted Various - Extended Pleasures (Classic Disco, Boogie And House Stompers In Their Full Length Versions). over 5 years ago
submitted Tonton David - Sûr Et Certain. over 5 years ago
submitted Frankie Knuckles - Tales From Beyond The Tone Arm. over 5 years ago
submitted Tortured Soul - Dirty. over 5 years ago
submitted Various - Paper Cuts #1. over 5 years ago
submitted Heavy Disco - The Trials And Tribulations Of Heavy Disco. over 5 years ago
submitted Juan Rozoff - Maison Rozoff. over 5 years ago
submitted Bazbaz - Finger In The Nose. over 5 years ago
submitted Various - Finally Dance - A&M Urban All Stars. over 5 years ago
submitted DJ Haus - Needin' U (MK Remix). over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Kiez Kidz - I Found It (Yes It's You). over 6 years ago
Built around a sample from Village People - "My Roommate".
posted a comment on Kiez Kidz - I Found It (Yes It's You). over 6 years ago
Built around a sample from Village People - "My Roommate".
submitted Le Grand Orchestre Du Splendid - La Kermesse Egyptienne. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on The R.A.S.E. - The Ron Allen Sound Experience. over 8 years ago
The "get on up, put your hands together" sample comes from "Rock The House" by Nicole, a classic Clivillés & Cole production.
posted a comment on Coco, Steel & Lovebomb* - Feel It. over 8 years ago
The "Feel It" sample comes from the massively sampled "Life Is Something Special" by the NYC Peech Boys. Another segment was used by Joey Negro in 1990 for "Do It, Believe It".
posted a comment on Danny Tenaglia - Bottom Heavy. over 8 years ago
Funny story behind this classic. Danny had been commissioned for remixing World (The Price Of Love) by New Order. Warner Dance Dpt loved the result, but New Order did not. DT removed the vocals and the samples from New Order, and so was born Bottom Heavy.
posted a comment on Q-Burns Abstract Message - Innocent (Part2 - The Joey Negro Mixes). over 8 years ago
Beats & percussion are borrowed from Daphne "When You Love Someone" by Danny Tenaglia.
posted a review of Afronaught - Transcend Me. over 8 years ago
Great "future jazz" track, highly reminiscent of MAW/Nuyorican Soul cuts like The Nervous Track or When You Touch Me. Melissa Brown vocals add a classy garage touch to this very impressive work.
posted a review of Tony LeMans - Cookie Crumbles. over 11 years ago
An excellent release which explores two different soundscapes. The Higher Than High remix is an interesting Basement Boys re-work, hypnotic and rather midtempo, but the most valuable stuff lies on the A-side : Cookie Crumbles, sung by a very ... See full review
posted a review of The Buggers - The Bugger Groove. over 11 years ago
One electro 12" among many others which were produced during the golden age of early electro/hip hop/freestyle. But what makes this record very special is the much sampled SFX track, including the famous 'Picture this, recording studio somewhere far, far ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Palmer - You Are In My System. over 11 years ago
Sometimes covers are better than their original version. This remake of The System by Robert Palmer is an excellent example of this exception to the general rule. First, the sound is BIG and much more powerful than on the original 12" (big up to ... See full review
posted a review of Huey Lewis And The News* - I Want A New Drug. over 11 years ago
Big new wave/rock song, very close to perfection : great lyrics, Huey at the top, and a monster horn section that I suspect to be Tower of Power's one. As always, John Luongo adds what is needed to transform this song into a dancefloor stormer. Obviously ... See full review
posted a review of Dan Hartman - Keep The Fire Burnin'. over 11 years ago
A truly essential dance music album, which gathers most of Dan Hartman dance hits in their full extended version (from disco to house). Forget about the first track (Todd Terry going eurodance ...) and listen directly to "Living in America" sung by his ... See full review
posted a review of Jimmy Lifton - I'm A Man. over 11 years ago
Although it's not mentioned anywhere on the record, this is a synth-pop cover of Macho's "I'm A Man", a quintessential gay disco anthem from the late 70's. Frankly speaking, this mid-80's version is no match for the original 10-minutes-and-more disco ... See full review
posted a review of The Ride Committee Feat. Roxy - Get Huh!. over 12 years ago
All hail the mother-of-all-bitch-tracks ! FIERCE is the first word that come to my mind when listening to this eternal classic. This mixture of hard beats, well-chosen bits of samples (Sinnamon "I Need You Now") and Roxy's FIERCE spoken-word (about ... See full review
posted a review of Various - FFRR Classics Volume 1. over 12 years ago
The "Walkin' On Sunshine '88" featured here is, to my mind, the best version of this electro classic. Housier than the previous versions, it features subtle samples from other 80's electro/pop classics (Thompson Twins' "In The Name Of Love", Living In A ... See full review
posted a review of Vanity 6 - Vanity 6. over 12 years ago
An essential funk/synthpop album, which is the perfect epitomy of Prince's then brilliant producer talent. My personal highlights here are Nasty Girl and I A Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up). The first seems to have been, well, a big "inspiration" for the ... See full review
posted a review of Danny Madden. over 12 years ago
Danny Madden's got a fabulous voice (think Will Downing, Freddy Jackson, Craig Derry and so on). He was featured on the soundtrack of one of early 90's culture most definining movies, Mario Van Peebles' "New Jack City". He worked with the Basement Boys, ... See full review
posted a review of Ten City - Goin' Up In Smoke. over 12 years ago
A great cover of Eddie Kendricks' classic. Byron Stingily's falsetto adds a very impressive dramatic touch to the song, and the production, while staying close to the original, is pretty good. But the hidden treasure on this release is, without a doubt, ... See full review
posted a review of Ellis "D"* - My Loleatta. over 12 years ago
Bruce Forest (legendary remixer & Better Days, NYC DJ) about this cut :

"I sure do [know the acapella recording by Loleatta Holloway]. I recorded it. And anyone who tells you different is either wrong, or lying. Here's the story:In 1985, Loleatta ... See full review
posted a review of Stereo Productions Presents Danny Tenaglia - Dibiza (Bring The Drums Back). over 12 years ago
A very honest track by the Brooklyn maestro. Honest, i.e. you're given what the title announces : Ibiza house. Well, the cut is well-crafted, top notch production, but is that really enough for someone like Dannny ? It sounds like Elements 2.0, with some ... See full review
posted a review of Mary J. Blige - Be Happy. over 12 years ago
One of my favorite Mary J cuts, very deep and classy. Puff Daddy uses a sample from "Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)", an early hip hop / electro classic by Jimmy Spicer, and turns it into a downtempo gem akin to his doper-than-dope remix of Method Man "I'll ... See full review
posted a review of Phil Collins - Hang In Long Enough. over 12 years ago
Usually, Shep Pettibone was "The Man Who Can Do No Wrong". But well, when he got it all wrong, he REALLY got it all wrong. This remix sounds like Phil was singing over some Technotronic instrumental - in other words, the perfect crossover for the ... See full review
posted a review of Roy Ayers - Hot. over 12 years ago
An INCREDIBLE electrofunk / uptempo dance cut by the master of groove. In the middle of the 80's a lot of 70's soul/funk legends were given the electro/synth pop treatment (Chaka Khan with her "I Feel For You" LP, Aretha Franklin with her Narada produced ... See full review
posted a review of Artists United Against Apartheid. over 12 years ago
Today it may seem old history, but South Africa WAS a very important political issue back in the 80's, and so it nurtured many cultural projects. Among them, Sun City is an excellent mixture of afro/world feeling and hi-tech beats, courtesy of Mr Arthur ... See full review
posted a review of Thick Dick - Welcome 2 The Jungle. over 12 years ago
Great hard house track, which combines the sophisticated edge of 90's tech house with the roughness of Chicago tracks. It is build around a sample from Kikrokos "Life Is A Jungle", a 70's French disco stomper which became a Ron Hardy's favorite at the ... See full review
posted a review of The African Dream - Young & Free. over 12 years ago
Not only Level 42, but also Carl Bean! The "I really, really can be free" and so on comes from the disco/gay classic "I Was Born This Way" by Carl Bean. Disco and new wave, it nicely sums up where house music comes from, doesn't it?
Anyway, if you like ... See full review
posted a review of Was (Not Was) - Boy's Gone Crazy. over 13 years ago
The Bruce Forest dub is a great piece of dance music. It perfectly captures the essence of Was (Not Was) leftfield funk and melts it with Bruce's magical electro/funk touch. The result is something akin to Minneapolis 80's funk, think Prince or Jesse ... See full review
posted a review of Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love '04. over 13 years ago
The 'Dab Hands Retouch' here is the mix to listen to, and to play too ! It's an incredible rework of Lou Reed song, and, as strange as it may sound, it's simply a great piece of club music. Not really house, not really pop, we could call it "disco rock" ... See full review