The Classic Tips for 2002.

December 29, 2002

Northend "Tee's happy / Happy days" (Emergency Records 12", 1986)

Classic club vibes from the mid 80's with Arthur Baker involved in production and Tee Scott supplying the remixes.

 

December 22, 2002

Miles Jaye "Heaven" (Island Records 12", 1989)

Frankie Knuckles & David Morales with a midtempo r&b remix adding the magic DEF-mix touch to the song.

 

December 15, 2002

Deee-Lite "How do you say... love" (Pal Joey Remix)(Elektra Records 12" Promo, 1990)

This limited 12" promo features the hot and different Pal Joey remix.

 

December 8, 2002

Yarbbrough & People "Don't stop the music" (Mercury Records 12", 1980)

One of those classic that won't go away. Produced by Lonnie Simmons and Jonah Ellis for Total Experience who also brought us the legendary Gap Band.

 

December 1, 2002

Djaimin "Give you (The Ultimate Remixes)(Maniak Records 12", 1992)

This massive tune from 1991 gave Djaimin the international breakthrough. And with these remixes courtesy of Tony Humphries, it has now classic written all over it.

 

November 24, 2002

Jimi Polo "For the love of you" (Morales Mixes)(Perfecto Records 12" Promo, 1992)

I don't remember if these David Morales ever got released or not. But this is for sure a forgotten pearl.

 

November 17, 2002

Ruffneck featuring Yavahn "Everybody be somebody" (Peppermint Jam Records 12", 1995)

One of the biggest club tunes of 1995, originally out on MAW Records, then licensed by Peppermint Jam Records who put out the massive Mousse T. remixes.

 

November 10, 2002

Dwayne Scott "That girl" (DMS Records 12", 1993)

A cover version of the Stevie Wonder classic on the house tip.

 

November 3, 2002

Mondo Grosso "Souffles H" (NiteGrooves Records 12")

This 1995 classic was first out only in Japan so it was extremly hard to get. Mixed by the Masters at Work, this is a true club classic.

 

October 27, 2002

Kristine W "Land of the living" (Champion Records 2x12" Promo, 1996)

The legendary Deep Dish mixes on this exclusive double-promo.

 

October 20, 2002

Mike Delgado presents "The Murder EP" (Released for Pleasure Records 12", 1995)

Possibly the finest moment of Mike Delgado - a rare club classic.

 

October 13, 2002

Cassioware featuring Sajaeda "Fantasy" (Shelter Records 12", 1994)

One of many classic Blaze projects. Here they teamed up with the legendary Cassioware.

 

October 6, 2002

Blaze "So special" (Tony Humphries Remix)(Motown Records 12" Promo, 1990)

Tony Humphries with a slamming remix. This track was lifted from the "25 Years Later" - a longplayer that is still ahead of time.
 

In memory of Strictly Rhythm: The Underground Solution featuring Jasmine "Luv dancin'" (Remix)(Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1991)

One of the biggest hits for Roger Sanchez ever. First out as an instrumental track before this vocal remix got released.

 

September 29, 2002

Rosie Gaines "I want U" (Motown Records 12" Promo, 1995)

A track that shocked the dancefloors worldwide back in 1995 with the hot Hippie Torrales & Mark Mendoza remixes.

 

September 22, 2002

KenLou III "What a sensation" (MAW Records 12", 1995)

What a classic from the Masters at Work featuring India, Connie Harvey and Derek Whitaker on background vocals over a slamming beat.

 

September 15, 2002

Martha Wash "Carry on" (MAW + Todd Terry Mixes)(RCA Records 12" Promo, 1992)

This US promo 12" features the Todd Terry remixes as well as the alternate mix by Masters at Work.

 

September 8, 2002

Cookie Watkins "I'm attracted to you" (Final Vocal Mix)(Smash Records 12", 1991)

This was THE MIX everybody was after, courtesy of Tony Humphries. Already huge in the original mixes from the first 12", this second 12" killed the dancefloors worldwide.

 

September 1, 2002

Donell Rush "If only you knew" (House Mixes)(ID/RCA Records 12" Promo, 1993)

This promo 12" features exclusive house remixes by E-Smoove and Ralphie Rosario. Unfortunately, these mixes never got officially released.

 

August 25, 2002

Mary J. Blige "Mary Jane (all night long)" (Bottom Dollar House Mixes)(MCA Records 12" Promo, 1995)

One of the best house mixes ever done for Mary J. Blige courtesy of Bottom Dollar with a piano sounding very DEF-mix style.

 

August 18, 2002

Aftershock "Slave to the vibe" (Virgin Records 12" Promo, 1993)

David Anthony & Darryl James with a magic moment on their remixes that can be found on this promo only release.

 

August 11, 2002

95 North featuring Sybrynaah Pope "Hold on" (Hope & Glory Records 12", 1994)
Those Guys "Love, love, love" (Basement Boys Records 12", 1996)

"Hold on" is a full on vocal production by 95 North, on this UK release featuring the Black Science Orchestra remixes (it was licensed from King Street Records). "Love, love, love" is a classic Basement Boys production on a laidback tip.

 

August 4, 2002

Bass Hit Crew featuring Diana King "You give good love" (Columbia Records 12" Promo, 1994)

Just recently covered by Kathy Brown, this one never got an official 12" release which is truly a shame.

 

July 28, 2002

Jerry Edwards "I need somebody" (Republic Records 12", 1989)
Tawanna Curry "Let me show you" (Republic Records 12", 1989)
Arnold Jarvis "Take some time out" (Republic Records 12", 1989)
Simphonia "Can't get over your love" (Republic Records 12", 1989)

Let's bring this weeks focus on a UK label that brought the soulful garage vibes of New Jersey to Europe in the late eighties featuring material produced by Blaze, Paul Simpson and many more.

 

July 21, 2002

Ten City "All loved out" (Spiritual Life Music Records 12" Promo, 1996)

The first ever promo 12" from Spiritual Life Music that includes the wonderful Joe Claussell remix.

 

July 14, 2002

Sharon Brown "I specialize in love" (Profile Records 12", 1982)

An anthem from 1982 mixed by the legendary Tee Scott.

 

July 7, 2002

Kim English "Nite life" (Nervous Records 12", 1994)

This Ten City production gave us Kim English and came complete with Masters at Work remixes.

 

June 30, 2002

Masters at Work featuring India "I can't get no sleep" (Cutting Records 12", 1993)

Huge hit for the Masters in 1993 coming on two separate 12" including their own mixes as well as remixes by Marc Kinchen.

 

June 23, 2002

Club Ultimate "Carnival '95 (pride)" (Original Pride Mix)(Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1995)

Tribal madness produced by Erick 'More' Morillo & Gladys Pizarro with Barbara Bucker on extra vocals and 'Little' Louie Vega involved in the mix.

 

June 16, 2002

KenLou III "What a sensation" (MAW Records 12", 1995)

One of the greatest productions by 'Little' Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzales ever - a track with slamming beats and wicked keys. A record you need two copies in your collection to work it out to the max.

 

June 9, 2002

Francois K "FK-EP" (Wave Records 12", 1995)

The legendary EP that included "Hypnodelic" featuring Freddie Turner.

 

June 2, 2002

Gerideau "Take a stand for love" (FFRR Records 2x12" Promo, 1994)

Classic garage from the early ninties, here on its UK promo including lots of mixes to choose from.

 

May 26, 2002

Maurice Joshua featuring Meechie "4 the luv of U" (Vibe Music Records 12", 1993)

A classic Maurice Joshua production from a label that had to change the name (it sounded too much like the 'Vibe' magazine from Quincy Jones).
 

MK featuring Alana "Love changes" (Charisma Records 12", 1993)

From the time when Marc Kinchen was rocking the dancefloor with his produtions.

 

May 19, 2002

Leroy Burgess "Heartbreaker" (Salsoul Records 12", 1983)

One of many classic Leroy Burgess releases, here in a stunning Shep Pettibone remix.

 

May 12, 2002

Dished-Out Bums "Sector One EP" (Yoshitoshi Records 12", 1996)

Classic Deep Dish grooves on a then mellow and deep vibe.

 

May 5, 2002

Barbara Tucker "Beautiful people" (Unreleased Mixes)(Strictly Rhythm Records 12", 1994)

A classic 'Little' Louie Vega production for an outstanding vocalist.

 

April 28, 2002

Towa Tei "Happy" (Elektra Records 2x12" Promo, 1998)

Only a couple of years old, but it is one of the best remixes Frankie Knuckles ever did on a laidback vibe.

 

April 21, 2002

Mondo Grosso "Souffles H" (NiteGrooves Records 12", 1995)

First only out in Japan and therefore bootlegged before NiteGrooves picked it up and relased these massive 'Little' Louie Vega mixes.

 

April 14, 2002

Robert Owens "Was I here before" (Musical Directions Records 3x12", 1996)

A triple pack of mixes including the takeover of Fire Island on Robert Owens and some hot remixes by Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk.

 

April 7, 2002

Mariah Carey "Anytime you need a friend" (Columbia Records 2x12" Promo, 1994)

The UK double promo with non less than six hot mixes by Robert Clivilles & David Cole.

 

March 21, 2002

Norma Jean Bell "I'm the baddest bitch" (Pandamonium Records 12", 1996)

Already a legendary record including dope Moodyman remixes. Also out on F-Communications in France with remixes by Shazz and Aqua Bassino.

 

March 17, 2002

The Daou "Are you satisfied?" (Tribal Records 2x12", 1994)

Massive club tune produced by The Daou and David Morales. This double pack also included The Daou's previous smash "Surrender yourself".

 

March 10, 2002

Lola "Wax the van" (Jump Street Records 12", 1987)

Remember Bob & Lola Blank? This might be the biggest hit they got.

 

March 3, 2002

The Jasper Street Company "A feeling" (Azuli Records 2x12", 1995)

A classic Basement Boys production with remixes by Lenny Fontana and Falrey & Heller.

 

February 24, 2002

Modern-Nique featuring Larry Woo "Love's gonna get you" (Next Plateau Records 12", 1986)

A Tony Humphries remix of a Larry Woo & Gordon Worthy production - classic mid 80's club groove.

 

February 17, 2002

Jocelyn Brown "Caught in the act" (WB Records 12", 1987)

Classic dance music produced by the legendary Jellybean, featuring one of the most beautiful female singers dance music ever got.

 

February 10, 2002

H2O featuring Billie "Satisfied" (Liquid Groove Records 12", 1995)

The record that started it all for this label and the both Oliver Stumm and Stephan Mandrax who produced this 12".

 

February 3, 2002

Jovonn "The GoldHouse EP" (Goldtone Records 12", 1993)

Classic house vibes by Jovonn including "Back 2 the House" that just got rereleased on german label Underground Solution Records.

 

January 27, 2002

Rose Royce "Is it love you're after" (Whitfield Records 12" Promo, 1979)

If you ever wondered where S-Express got inspired for their "Theme from S-Express" just listen to this song...

 

January 20, 2002

Charvoni "Always there" (Capitol Records 12", 1989)

One of my all-time favorite cover versions on a soulful garage tip.

 

January 13, 2002

Chris Gray "Very moody EP" (Subwoofer Records 12", 1996)

A sublabel of Freetown Records concentrating on deep tracks.

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