The Classic Tips for 2000.

December 24, 2000

Ann Marie Smith "True Love" (MCA Records 12" Promo, 1995)

Slammin' Roger Sanchez remixes.

 

December 17, 2000

H2O featruing Billie "Satisfied" (Liquid Groove Recors 12", 1995)

This was the first release and the start for a very successful label run by Swiss DJ and producer Oliver Stumm.

 

December 10, 2000

Ed the Red presents "It's alright" (Bottom Line Records 12", 1993)

One of the many great vocal tracks this label gave us with those wonderful keyboards by Ed the Red himself.

 

December 3, 2000

Dajae "Is it all over my face" (Cajual Records 12", 1994)

One of many favorites from both Dajae and Cajual Records. Chicago vocal house at its best.

 

November 26, 2000

280 West featuring Diamond Temple "Love's masquerade" (Kaleidiascope Records 12", 1993)

An alltime garage classic full of soul.

 

November 19, 2000

51 Days "Paper Moon / Tracktion" (Touché Records 12", 1995)

Two monster tracks on one 12" that rocked the dancefloors worldwide.

 

November 12, 2000

Blaze "Yearnin'" (AceBeat Records 12", 1985)

The oldest Blaze record I can think of.

 

November 5, 2000

Jody Watly "Ecstasy" (David Morales Remixes)(MCA Records 12" Promo, 1994)

A rare promo 12" featuring four mixes by David Morales.

 

October 31, 2000

Vanessa Williams "Work to to" (Mercury Records 12", 1992)

Actress Vanessa Williams remixed by Masters at Work.

 

October 22, 2000

Diana Ross "Take me higher" (DJ Spen Remix)(Motown Records 12" Promo/Bootlegg, 1995)

A classic remix by DJ Spen from 1995 which is hard to get on the original promo.

 

October 15, 2000

Brotherhood of Soul "I'll be right there" (Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1995)

A Roger S. production featuring Michael Watford, Jay Willams and Colonel Abrams on vocals.

 

October 8, 2000

River Ocean featuring India "Love & Happiness" (Unreleased Mix)(Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1994)

On blue vinyl, this has the cool 'House Nation Mix' on it.

 

October 1, 2000

Chocolate City "Love songs" (Deep Dish Records 12", 1995)

A classic production from Dubfire & Sharam.

 

September 24, 2000

Incognito "Jacob's ladder" (MAW Remixes)(Talkin' Loud Records 12" Promo, 199?)

A very rare promo 12" featuring the 'Masters at Work Yorican' mixes.

 

September 17, 2000

Jocelyn Brown "Somebody else's guy" (Remix)(4th & B'way Records 12", 1984)

Killer mixes by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai by legendary singer Jocelyn Brown.

 

September 10, 2000

Two Tons of Fun "Earth can be just like heaven / Do you wanna boogie, hunh?" (Fantasy/Honey Records 12" Promo, 1980)

"Do you wanna boogie, hunh?" was picked up by BBE Records and released with new mixe last year. This 12" has the original 9 minute plus version which has a brilliant instrumental part.

 

September 3, 2000

Buzzin Cuzzins featuring Romanthony "Let me show you love" (Azuli Records 12", 1994)

A classic produced by Romanthony, with remixes by David Morales and DJ Disciple (which never was released).

 

August 27, 2000

Stephanie Mills "Put your body in it" (20th Century Fox Records 12", 1979)

One of many club classics by Ms. Mills.

 

August 20, 2000

Project 4007 featuring James Howard & Joe Wormly "It's our turn" (Emotive Records 12", 1993)

It has those two kickin' dubs on the flip that still move me, courtesy of Charles Dockins.

 

August 13, 2000

NuYorican Soul "The Nervous Track" (Nervous Records 12", 1993)

This one was groundbreaking when it was released, and since then the rhythm never got out of my mind.

 

August 6, 2000

Grace Jones "Private Life Sampler" (Island Records 12" Promo, 1998)

A promo 12" that accompanied the release of the double-CD "Private Life: the Compass Point Sessions" that includes many long versions and unreleased mixes. This promo 12" has the 'Hot Blooded Version' of "Slave to the rhythm" (1985) and the 'Dub' of "Private Life" (1980).

 

July 30, 2000

52nd Street "Tell me (how it feels)" (10 Records 12", 1985)

A classic Nick Martinelli production with a remix by M&M (John Morales and Sergio Munzibai).

 

July 23, 2000

Affinity "Don't go away" (Mango Records 12", 1983)

A paradise classic with Mark Kamins on the mix.

 

July 16, 2000

Sublevel featuring Tracy Hamlin "Time & time again" (KingStreet Records 12", 1994)

This shows that the Basement Boys have always quality producers.

 

July 9, 2000

Alex and Rai "For the Love of You" (SmackMusic Records 12", 19??)

A classic garage record produced by the Blaze.

 

July 2, 2000

Hardrive "Just believe" (Extended Mix)(Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1993)

OK, this was my 'Classic Tip' on May 7, but this is so good I choose it again. And this time you can listen ot it.

 

June 25, 2000

Julio "Guajira/Oye como va" (Columbia Records 12" Promo, 1994)

When I heard of this first, I couldn't believe it: 'Little' Louie Vega remixing Julio Iglesias. Unfortunately, those mixes were not released commercially.

 

June 18, 2000

Mental Instrum featuring Giant Storm "Trust yourself" (King Street Records 12", 1995)

A truly soulful garage classic.

 

June 11, 2000

Sweet Mercy featuring Joe Roberts "Happy days" (Grass Green Records 2x12" P romo, 1995)

Just re-released on Bush Records, but not with the laidback and jazzy 'Morales Days Mix'.

 

June 4, 2000

Mentalinstrum featuring Giant Storm "Trust yourself" (KingStreet Records 12", 1995)

One of my favorite singles on this label with superb remixes by 280 West.

 

May 28, 2000

Romanthony "Bring U up" (Blackmale Records 12", 1995)

Just rereleased complete with new mixes on Glasgow Underground Records, the original was first on a four track EP and then on its own remix 12" single.

 

May 21, 2000

The Black Science Orchestra "The Altered States EP" (Junior Boys Own Records 12, 199x)

A classic including "Philadelphia".

 

May 14, 2000

De'Lacy "Hideaway" (Slip'N'Slide Records 2x12", 1995)

Only five years old, but these Deep Dish mixes are already in the hall of fame.

 

May 7, 2000

Hardrive "Just believe" (Extended Mix)(Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1993)

The ten minute remix on clear vinyl.

 

April 30, 2000

Miles Davis "The Doo-Bop Song" (WB Records 12", 1992)

Miles Davis with rap vocals on top of it.

 

April 23, 2000

Gayle Adams "Love fever" (Prelude Records 12", 1981)

A classic Francois Kevorkian remix on a laidback vibe from the early 80's.

 

April 16, 2000

Truth "Open your eyes" (BigBeat Records 12", 1988)

Marshall Jefferson with a classic deep house cut.

 

April 9, 2000

Joe Smooth "Promised land" (DJ International Records 12", 1989)

One of my favorite DJ International recordings.

 

April 2, 2000

Gallifré featuring Mondeé Oliver "Don't walk out on Love" (Gherkin Records 12", 1989)

Classic deep-house from back in the days.

 

March 26, 2000

The Foundation featuring Jay Williams "Rejoice" (One Records 12", 1993)

A great record from back then with mixes by Roger Sanchez.

 

March 19, 2000

'Little' Louie Vega & Marc Anthony "Ride on the rhythm / Keep it comin' now" (Atlantic Records 2x12", 1991)

Those two classics have just been re-released on a double 12" pack, "Keep it comin' now" (which features Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri) for the first time released commercially with all six versions that were promoed.

March 12, 2000

Don Ray "Standing in the rain" (Polydor Records 12", 1978)

A classic production by Cerrone.

 

March 5, 2000

The Believers "Who dares to believe i n me?" (Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1994)

A classic from Roy Davis Jr. still sounding fresh these days with a killer sax by Steve Graeber.

 

February 27, 2000

Roy Ayers "Runnin' away "(Polydor Records 12", 1977)

A jazz-funky groove from the late 70's that still is totally irresistible.

 

February 20, 2000

New York Citi Peech Boys "Don't make me wait" (WestEnd Records 12", 1982)

Another timeless classic...

 

February 13, 2000

Pattie Labelle "The Spirit's in it" (Philadelphia International Records 12", 1981)

A classic produced by Kenneth Gamble and Cecil Womack.

 

February 6, 2000

Michelle Wallace "Jazzy Rhythm" (Emergency Records 12", 1982)

Some classic New York club music from the early 80's in a Tee Scott mix.

 

January 30, 2000

Logic "The Difference" (Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1990)

Wayne Gardiner with one of his ultra deep and sultry releases in the early 90's.

 

January 23, 2000

Blakk Society feat. David Hollister "Just another lonely day" (Alleviate Music Records 12", 1989)

Larry Heard with a smooth and soulful piece of house music.

 

January 16, 2000

Hearsay featuring Tammy Banks "Move yo Body, work yo Body "(Bottom Line Records 12", 1991)

Edward 'Ed the Red' Goltsman ran this successfull New York independant label which unfortunately stopped releasing house records after nearly eighty releases. This was the second release with the involvement of Nelson 'Paradise' Roman.

 

January 9, 2000

Ellis D "My Loleatta" (Minimal Records 12", 1987)

The acapella used by Junior Vasquez for this track was not intended for release. It was recorded by Bruce Forrest at a live apperance at the club Better Days. The track itself wasn't a big hit, but the accapella was sampled many times.

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