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4 to the Floor presents Fourth Floor RecordsThe "4 to the Floor" series continues to delve into the history of house music, looking at some of the must influential labels in house music history. The latest offering in the series is looking at legendary New York based Fourth Floor Records (rebranded in 1997 as 4th Floor Records), with the featured tracks selected and compiled by Luke Solomon. The label's impressive catalogue features very early releases from Todd Terry using the aliases Black Riot and Masters at Work (a name he later passed on to Louie Vega and Kenny Dope) like "A day in the life", "Alright alright" and "Dum dum cry", seminal classics such as "The morning after" by Fallout and "Take some time out" by Arnold Jarvis, as well as many forgotten gems from the likes of Bamboo, Royal Orchestra, M.O.D.E. or Love Root, all of which are included in this release.

Tracklist Digital Download:

  1. Arnold Jarvis "Take Some Time Out" (Club)
  2. Black Riot "A Day In The Life" (Club Mix)
  3. Masters At Work "Alright Alright" (Club Mix)
  4. Royal Orchestra LTD "How Do You Say Nastee" (Itsa Jazzee Rhythm)
  5. Bamboo "It's All In Your Mind" (This Mix)
  6. Bluejean ‎"This Is The Sound Of (House Music)" (Bassic Mix)
  7. The Break Boys "Give Us A Break (Boyee)" (Melting Acid Microdub)
  8. Tomorrows Forecast "Gonna Make You Mine" (Thunder Storm Mix)
  9. Fallout "The Morning After" (The Aftermath)
  10. Paradise Inc. "Get Together Now" (Club)
  11. The Break Boys "And The Break Goes On" (Westside Kick Ass Dub)
  12. Love Root "Hold Me Right" (Dub Me Right Mix)
  13. Rhythm Faktor "Dream On" (Organ Grinder Mix - Luke Solomon's Slight Edit)
  14. M.O.D.E. "Get Into The Mode" (House Mode)
  15. The Break Boys "My House Is Your House (And Your House Is Mine)" (Miami Beach Break Mix)
  16. Arnold Jarvis "Take Some Time Out" (Ilija Rudman Reconstruction Mix)
  17. Fallout "The Morning After" (Purple Disco Machine Re-Work)
  18. Out Takes "Overcast - Black Grass" (Trip 2)
  19. Tomorrows Forecast "Gonna Make You Mine" (Hazy Hot Inst.)
  20. Love Root "Funky Emotions" (Another Mix - Luke Solomon's Slight Edit)
  21. Out Takes "Overcast - Black Grass" (Trip 1)
  22. Love Root "Hold Me Right" (Hold Me Right Mix)
  23. Bamboo "Bamboo (I Can't Quit)" (Dub Version)
  24. Masters at Work "Dum Dum Cry" (Dum Club Version)
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