The Classic Tips for 2004.

December 31, 2004

Michael Jackson "Don't stop till you get enough" (MAW Remix)(Epic Records CD, 1992)

This remix by Masters at Work dates back to 1992 and was only released on the limited japanese CD single "The Uptown Jams". This is classic Masters at Work in their early 90's style with a definite underground vibe.

 

December 19, 2004

Desiya "Comin' on strong" (Mute Records 2x12", 1991)

A classic Tony Humphries remix with additional instrumentation provided by Todd Terry, 'Little' Louie Vega, Kenny 'Dope' Gonzales and Larry Rauson.

 

December 12, 2004

Charles Dockins presents James Howard "We can do it (wake up)" (Emotive Records 12", 1991)

Classic vocal house produced by Charles Dockins with the help from David Sussmann & David Chang.

 

December 5, 2004

MK "Burning" (Area 10 Records 12", 1991)

Fearuring vocalist Alana Simon, "Burning" was the breakthrough for producer Marc Kinchen who developred his own sound.

 

November 28, 2004

Ruffneck featuring Cherri Williams "The power - the rhythm" (New York Underground Records 12", 1987)

This was called "underground" back in the days, produced by Backroom Music with Blaze on remix duty.

 

November 21, 2004

East 17 "Hold my body tight" (Danny Tenaglia Mixes)(FFRR/London Records 2x12" Promo, 1995)

Don't know if you remember this particular boy-group, but these Danny Tenaglia mixes definitely gave them club credibility.

 

November 14, 2004

Leviticus featuring Victor Cook "Life story" (HogLand Records 12", 1992)

Produced by Philip Damien & Roland Clark and out on two 12" with the second one featuring remixes by Wayne Rollins & Benji Candelario.

 

November 7, 2004

Jungle Wonz "The jungle" (Trax Records 12", 1986)

One of the many houe music anthem Trax Records had, courtesy of DJ and producer Marshall Jefferson.

 

October 31, 2004

Front Line Orchestra "Don't turn your back on me" (RFC Records 12", 1982)

Classic club music from the early 80's remixed by the legendary Larry Levan.

 

October 24, 2004

Alexander O'Neal "What is this thing called love" (Epic Records 12", 1991)

David Morales together with keyboard players Terry Burus & Eric Kupper taking on a Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis production, the most innovative r&b producers from that time.

 

October 17, 2004

The Jacksons "Nothin (that compares 2 U)" (Morales Mixes)(Epic Records 12", 1989)

David Morales was takin' on The Jacksons and delivered a nice set of mixes, giving them club credibility.

 

October 10, 2004

Azizi "Don't say that it's over" (Arista Records 12", 1991)

Classic Frankie Knuckles remix featuring the timeless keyboard work of Terry Burrus & Eric Kupper.

 

October 3, 2004

Touch "Without you" (Supersonics Records 12", 1987)

Supersonics was a classy independent label with Touch being one of their most successful artists.

 

September 26, 2004

Skipworth & Turner "Thinking about your love" (4th & B'way Records 12", 1985)

Classic club track from the mid 80's, originally feauring a male vocalist but also available in a remix feauring female vocalist.

 

September 19, 2004

Imagination "Illusion" (R&B Records, 1982)

This is Imagination's best known classic, but they released other now timeless classics with "Changes", "Body talk" and "Music and lights" as well.

 

September 12, 2004

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

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

 

September 5, 2004

Jomanda "On top (of the groove)" (Ace Beat Records 12", 1986)

From the days before Jomanda had their biggest hits comes this classic produced by Dwayne 'Spen' Richardson, Derek-A-Jenkins and Cassio Ware with extra overdubs by Blaze.

 

August 29, 2004

The 28th St. Crew "I need a rhythm" (Vendetta Records 12", 1989)
Two Puerto Ricans, a Black Man and a Dominican "Scandalous '88" (Capitol Records 12", 1989)

Two classic productions from Robert Clivilles & David Cole showcasing their trademark sounds that rocked the dancefloors in the late '80s.

 

August 22, 2004

Susan Clark "Deeper" (Deeper than Deep Remix)(FFRR Records 12" Promo, 1991)

Licenced from 111 East Records, this James Bratton production got remixed by Benji Candelario & Wayne Rollins. This is the one-sided promo including the unrelaesed mix - a minimal groove with only a few vocals over it. But it has been the one the DJ's are still looking for.

 

August 15, 2004

Frankie Knuckles with Jamie Principle "Baby wants to ride" (Trax Records 12", 1987)

Classic Frankie Knuckles house production featuring the sexy (and I mean sexy!!) vocals from Jamie Principle. Later released in the UK on FFRR Records with more mixes.

 

August 8, 2004

Farley 'Jackmater' Funk & Jesse Saunders with Darryl Pandy "Love can't turn around" (House Records 12", 1986)

This is undoubtley one of the house music classics of all time, produced by two of the most legendary names in house music: Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk & Jesse Saunders who team up with vocalist Darryl Pandy.

 

August 1, 2004

Deskee "Dance, dance" (Bootlegg Mixes)(RCA Records 12", 1990)

Hip-House remixed by the legendary Tony Humphries...

 

July 25, 2004

Sheena Easton "What comes naturally" (MCA Records 12" Promo, 1991)

This promo 12" features four house versions by Arthur Baker of which only one got commercially released. This is something MCA Records USA did many times as they sometimes released up to three or four promos of one song.

 

July 18, 2004

Ice-T "New jack hustler (Nino's theme)" (David Morales Mixes)(Giant Records 12" Promo, 1991)

David Morales together with Satoshi Tomiie and Eric Kupper was taking on this hip hop classic taken from the soundtrack of the movie "New Jack City".

 

July 11, 2004

Madonna "Bedtime story (Chapter II)" (Maverick Records 12" Promo, 1994)

Exlusive and unreleased mixes by Mark Picchiotti & Teri Bristol on this rare promo only 12".

 

July 4, 2004

Sounds of Blackness "Joy" (Perspective Records 2x12" Promo, 1992)

This is the limited double-promo on colored vinyl (one vinyl red, one vinyl green) featuring exclusive mixes by David Morales.

 

June 27, 2004

Willie Hutch "In and out" (Motown Records 12" Promo, 1982)

A classic disco track by Willie Hutch with the fantastic "Brother's gonna work it out" from the 1973 movie "The mack" on the flipside.

 

June 20, 2004

Paul Simpson "Musical freedom (free at last)" (Cooltempo Records 12", 1988)
Paul Simpson featuring Adeva and Carmen Marie "Musical freedom (free at last)" (Cooltempo Records 12", 1989)

Originally an instrumental track that killed the dancefloors back in 1988, the full version featuring Adeva and Carmen Marie was released in 1989.

 

June 13, 2004

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

This is a classic Roger Sanchez production featuring gospel vocals by Jay Williams.

 

June 6, 2004

Tom Tom Club "Wordy rappinghood" (Sire/Island Records 12", 1981)

Classic electronic dance music from the early 80's.

 

May 30, 2004

Key to Life featuring Kathleen Murphy "Find our way (breakaway)" (SubUrban Records 12", 1995)
Key to Life featuring Kathleen Murphy "Find our way (breakaway)" (Remixes)((SubUrban Records 12", 1996)

One of the many smash hits from SubUrban Records, produced by Tommy Musto. The remix 12" includes mixes by Mousse T. & Boris Dlugosch.

 

May 23, 2004

Rachid "Pride" (Universal Records 12" Promo, 1998)

This is simply one of the best ever Mood II Swing remixes featuring the great vocals of Rachid.

 

May 16, 2004

The Jones Girls "You gonna make me love somebody else" (PIR Records 12", 1979)

A classic and timeless Gamble & Huff production in their tradition of the philly sound.

 

May 9, 2004

Charles Dockins featuring Sheila Ford "It's alright" (Slip'N'Slide Records 12", 1998)

This was taken from Charles Dockins longplayer "Chronicles of love" and comes complete with remixes from Joey Musaphia. There was also a highly limited one-sided test presses with unreleased Joey Musaphia dub mixes.

 

May 2, 2004

Quincy Jones "Stomp" (Qwest Records 2x12" Promo, 1995)

Featuring an illustrious list of singers and rappers, this was a huge club hit in 1995 featuring mixes by Frankie Knuckles and Mousse T. This double-promo features some exclusive mixes not on the retail copies.

 

April 25, 2004

Real Thing "Can you feel the force" (Epic Records 12", 1978)

A true club classic with an anthemic remix included by John Luongo.

 

April 18, 2004

Starpoint "I want you - you want me" (Elektra Records 12", 1990)

Originally produced by Teddy Riley & Gene Griffin, it was given the house rub by David Morales.

 

April 11, 2004

Robert Owens "I'll be your friend" (RCA Records 2x12", 1991)

Massive production by David Morales that also involved Satoshie Tomiie, released over two separate 12".

 

April 4, 2004

Alison Limerick "Where love lives (come on in)" (Arista Records 12", 1991)

This is one of the best ever remixes that David Morales and Frankie Knuckles did togehter, coming in a variety of mixes.

 

March 28, 2004

Sounds of Blackness "I believe" (Perspective Records 3x12" Promo, 1994)

Massive triple-pack promo with lots of mixes by David Morales, Steve 'Silk' Hurley and In Da Soul.

 

March 21, 2004

Will Downing "The world is a ghetto" (4th & B'way Records 2x12" Promo, 1991)

Will Downing's cover version of this timeless classic taken to the dancefloors by David Morales & Frankie Knuckles.

 

March 4, 2004

David Peaston "We're all in this together" (Geffen Records 12", 1989)

Out of the many Frankie Knuckles & David Morales remixes, this is one of my favorites with its timeless arrangement and trademark DEF-mix instrumentation.

 

February 29, 2004

Roz White "Bad for me" (Bullet Records 12", 1996)

A label that put out only a few records, but had some bombshells like this underground vocal anthem.

 

February 22, 2004

Tears of Velva "The way I feel" (KingStreet Records 12", 1993)

An early release on KingStreet, produced by Kerri 'Kaoz 6:23' Chandler & Vahya McDougald.

 

February 15, 2004

Dance Advisory Commission "Gonna get over you" (Fore Records 12", 1990)

One of the underground classics from 1990 that didn't get the recognition outside of New York that it deserves.

 

February 8, 2004

Cultural Vibe featuring Glenn 'Sweet G' Toby "Dance baby" (Panthera Records/Supertronics Records 12", 1988)

Classic house featuring Glenn 'Sweet G' Toby on vocals, coming complete with remixes by Timmy Regisford.

 

February 1, 2004

Grace Under Pressure "Make my day" (ARS Records 12", 1992)

A magic moment as this is one of Roger Sanchez' best remixes ever on a truly soulful tip.

 

January 25, 2004

Trybe "Psychedelic shack" (Wild Pitch Records 12", 1989)

Classic house from the late 80's with those magic piano lines and spheric keys, courtesy of Frankie Knuckles.

 

January 18, 2004

4 to the Bar featuring Alexis P. Suter "Slam me baby" (Going all out Records 12", 1993)

An underground club classic from 1993 written by Alexis P. Suter, showing what deep and soulful house sounded back in the early 90's.

 

January 11, 2004

Mary J. Blige "Let no man put asunder" / "Deep inside" / "As" (MCA Records 2x12" Promo, 1999)

This one is young compared to the other stuff you can find on this page, but it is already a classic and hard to get double-promo including the rare Blaze and Roy Davis Jr. remixes of "Deep inside".

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