Classic house, starting and ending with rare DEEE-LITE!!!!

Tracklist for November 29, 2018

01 :: Deee-Lite – Riding On Through [Elektra]
02 :: Immature feat. Smooth – We Got It (Bottom Dollar Vocal Dub) [MCA Records]
03 :: Sagat – Fuk Dat (Raw Mix) [Maxi Records]
04 :: Gabrielle – Going Nowhere (Red Underground Again Mix) [FFRR]
05 :: DaMixx – Push (It’s Alright) (Club Mix) [Bigshot Records]
06 :: KC Flightt – Voices (Original Dub Mix) [RCA]
07 :: Mariah Carey – Dreamlover (Def Club Mix) [Columbia]
08 :: Chez Damier – Untitled [KMS]
09 :: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You (Club Mix) [Idlers]
10 :: Mory Kanté – Yé Ké Yé Ké (Afro Acid Mix) [Polydor]
11 :: Noel Watson – Africanisms Part 1 [United Sound Audio]
12 :: Luna Project – I Wanna Be Free (The Higher Mix) [Black Label]
13 :: Luna Project – I Wanna Be Free (Funky Remix) [Black Label]
14 :: M & M – So Deep, So Good [Strictly Rhythm]
15 :: Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin Mix) [Atlantic]
16 :: Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love (Club Mix) [Mercury]
17 :: Joi Cardwell – You Got To Pray (250lbs. Of Blue Vocal) [Eightball Records]
18 :: The Funky People feat. Cassio Ware – Funky People (Klubhead Vocal) [Funky People]
19 :: Boris Dlugosch pres. Booom! – Keep Pushin’ (Original) [MAW Records]
20 :: Mood II Swing feat. John Ciafone – Ohh [Groove On]
21 :: Björk – Big Time Sensuality (Nellee Hooper Extended Mix) [Elektra]
22 :: Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (Catwalk Mix) [Charisma]
23 :: Markus Nikolai – Bushes (Derrick Carter’s First Recreation) [Fuel Records]
24 :: Basement Jaxx – Betta Daze [Atlantic Jaxx]
25 :: Clifton King – Family Prayer (Original Mix) [Black Rain Records]
26 :: Towa Tei – Technova (Album Version) [Elektra]

Soul, disco, African disco boogie mayhem in this edition. Check it!

Tracklist for November 7, 2018

01 :: Fela Kuti – Shuffering And Shmiling (Vocal) [Celluloid]
02 :: Herman Kelly & Life – Dance To The Drummer’s Beat [TK Disco]
03 :: Level 42 – Starchild [Polydor]
04 ::
Bell & James – Livin’ It Up (Friday Night) [A&M Records]
05 :: CJ & Co. – Devil’s Gun [Westbound]
06 :: Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band – Deputy Of Love [ZE Records]
07 :: The Originals – Down To Love Town (Special Disco Version) [Motown]
08 :: Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle (Special Disco Version) [Arista]
09 :: Tony Aiken & Future 2000 – Better Days [Shrylden Records]
10 :: The Jacksons – Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) [Epic]
11 :: New York Port Authority – I Got It (Special Disco Version) [Invictus]
12 :: Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’88 – I’ll Tell You (Unreleased Extended Version) [Edit & Dub Record Tokyo]
13 :: Hudson People – Trip To Your Mind [Hithouse]
14 :: Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out [Motown]
15 :: Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa [Not on Label]
16 :: Chain Reaction – Dance Freak [Sound of New York, USA]
17 :: Dennis Coffey – Scorpio [Alpha Omega Recordings]
18 :: Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Apache [MGM Records]
19 :: The Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau [Atlantic]
20 :: War – The World Is A Ghetto [Loft Classics]

Halloween Chicago house music all night long!

Tracklist for October 31, 2018

01 :: Fast Eddie – Let’s Go (Don’t “U” Want Some More) [D.J. International Records]
02 :: Boris Badenough – Hey Rocky! (Extended) [Trax Records]
03 :: Farley “Jackmaster” Funk & Jessie Saunders – Dub Can’t Turn Around [House Records]
04 :: Joe Smooth feat. Anthony Thomas – Goin’ Down (Club Mix) [D.J. International Records]
05 :: Raz – Amour Puetro Riqueno (Puerto Rican Lover) (Spanish Club Mix) [Underground]
06 :: Sterling Void – Runaway Girl (Pimp Dub) [D.J. International Records]
07 :: Sampson “Butch” Moore – House Beat Box [Trax Records]
08 :: Chip E. Inc. feat. K. Joy – Like This (Club Mix) [D.J. International Records]
09 :: Robert Owens – Bring Down The Walls (Original Mix) [Jack Trax]
10 :: BamBam – The Underworld [Westbrook Records]
11 :: Loftis feat. Miss T. – Break! (Vocal Mix I) [Underground]
12 :: BnC – House Ain’t Givin Up (Dean’s Mix) [AKA Dance Music]
13 :: Adonis – No Way Back (Vocal) [Trax Records]
14 :: Mr. Lee – I Can’t Forget (Vocal) [Trax Records]
15 :: Steve “Silk” Hurley – Jack Your Body (Club Your Body) [Underground]
16 :: Dalis – Rock Steady [Trax Records]
17 :: Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body [Trax Records]
18 :: Tyree – Hard Core – Hip House (Joe Smooths Too Deep Mix) [D.J. International Records]
19 :: Raze – Let The Music Move U (BPM 120 Key-C) [Grove St.]
20 :: Kenny “Jammin” Jason feat. Fast Eddie – Can U Dance (Club Mix) [D.J. International Records]
21 :: LNR – Work It To The Bone (Vocal) [House Jam Records]
22 :: Steve Poindexter – Work That Mutha Fucker [Muzique Records]
23 :: Phuture – Slam [Trax Records]
24 :: Jamie Principle – Baby Wants To Ride [Trax Records]
25 :: Virgo Four – Crayon Box [Rush Hour Recordings]
26 :: ESP – It’s You (Vocal) [Underground]
27 :: Z-Factor – I Am The D.J. (Club Mix) [Mitchbal Records]
28 :: Disco-D – Beat It [Alleviated Records]
29 :: Virgo Four – In A Vision [Trax Records]
30 :: Joe Smooth feat. Mikkhiel – I’ll Be There (Club Mix) [D.J. International Records]

First we have some proto house for all the old school kids, featuring some lesser known Bruce Forest, Gino Soccio, Larry Levan, Timmy Regisford, and John Luongo remixes. Then we dip into some seriously deep Italian and Japanese house music!

Tracklist for October 25, 2018

01 :: Karen Silver – Nobody Else [Quality]
02 :: Chocolette – Tell Me (That You Like It) (Party Mix) [Sleeping Bag Records]
03 :: Roundtree – Get On Up (Get On Down) [Island Records]
04 :: Stanley Clarke – Just A Feeling [Nemporer Records]
05 :: Gwen Guthrie – Outside In The Rain (Vocal) [Polydor]
06 :: Russ Brown – Gotta Find A Way (1987 Edit) [Jump Street Records]
07 :: Hanson & Davis – Can’t Stop (Vocal Dub) [Fresh Records]
08 :: Georgio – Tina Cherry (Club Mix) [Motown]
09 :: KC Flightt – Jazzy Thing (Dope Dub Mix) [TMT Records]
10 :: Gypsymen – Hear The Music (Def Club Mix) [E Legal]
11 ::
12 :: Raze – Break 4 Love (English Mix) [Columbia]
13 :: Jillian Mendez – Get Up (Eastside Dub) [Bigshot Records]
14 :: 10 BC – Dub Generator [Magnet Sounds]
15 :: F.P.I. Project – Piano In Paradise [Rumour Records]
16 :: F.P.I. Project – Rich In Paradise [Rumour Records]
17 :: Pal Joey – Harmony [BPM Records]
18 ::
19 :: Key Tronics Ensemble – Calypso Of House (Paradise Version) [Embassy Records]
20 ::
21 :: Soft House Company – …A Little Piano [Irma CasaDiPrimordine]
22 :: Soichi Terada – CPM [Rush Hour Recordings]
23 :: Mind Readers feat. Malik Hart – Living My Life Underground (Extended Club Mix) [430 West]
24 :: Cathy Dennis – Everybody Move (Everybody’s House Mix) [Polygram]

Back to the one.eighteen basement party days we go! It’s an late nineties and early aughts onslaught featuring a fierce cameo by the late Peter Rauhofer.

Tracklist for October 17, 2018

01 :: Africanism – “Edony” Clap Your Hands [Yellow Productions]
02 :: Blaze – My Beat (Swag’s Spiritual Mix) [Tommy Boy Silver Label]
03 :: Deep Swing – In The Music (Original Mix) [Generate Music]
04 :: Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight) (Original Mix) [Sound of Barclay]
05 :: Jill Scott – Golden (Remix) [White Label]
06 :: Cassius – La Mouche (Played Live By DJ Falcon) [Astralwerks]
07 :: Armand Van Helden – U Don’t Know Me [Armed Records]
08 :: Mike Delgado – Byrdman’s Revenge [Henry Street Music]
09 :: Depeche Mode – I Feel Loved (Danny Tenaglia’s Labor Of Love Mix) [Mute]
10 :: Urban Tribe – El Ritmo (Da Groove) [Thumpin’]
11 :: Celeda – The Underground (Peter Rauhofer’s Original Underground Mix) [Star 69 Records]
12 :: Trancesetters – Roaches (In NYC) (Peace Division Edit) [Dotdotdot Records]
13 :: Madonna – Impressive Instant (Peter Rauhofer’s Universal Club Mix) [Maverick]
14 :: Saeed & Palash – Losing Control [Addictive Records]
15 :: Basco – Music With A Feel (Jark Prongo Mix) [Pssst Music]
16 :: V & A – Moon & The Sky (Murk Monster Mix) [Mute]
17 :: Robbie Rivera – Feel This [Tommy Boy Silver Label]
18 :: Mysterious People – Fly Away (K.O.T. Sunday Dub) [Yoshitoshi]
19 :: Romanthony – Let Me Show You (Roman’s Powerhouse Mix) [Azuli Records]
20 :: Jovonn – Flutes ’92 [Emotive Records]
21 ::
22 :: Life on Earth pres. Lifeforce – Feel Your Body [Radikal Records]
23 :: DJ’s Rule feat. Karen Brown – Get Into The Music ’97 (Rhythm Masters Club) [Hi-Bias Records]

New classic dance tracks! Long live Aretha.

Tracklist for September 26, 2018

01 :: Eli Escobar – Take It From Me [Night People NYC]
02 :: Sunshine Jones – Fall In Love Not In Line (Extended Vocal Version) [The Urgency Of Change]
03 :: Deetroit – Deefx [Unknown Deetroit]
04 :: Ron & Manoo – The Sound [Future Vision]
05 :: Melja – But It Really Didn’t Matter How It Was [Mister Saturday Night Records]
06 :: Keita Sano – On The Floor [Rett I Fletta]
07 :: Henrik Schwarz & Amampondo – I Exist Because of You (Henrik Schwarz Live Version) [Innervisions]
08 :: JAI/MAHL – The Teachers Within [TV Showw]
09 :: Bolla – Disco Afri Co Co [Sacred Rhythm Music]
10 :: Jake Holloway & Dave Jarvis – Morning Shunt [Moton Records Inc.]
11 :: Guynamukat – Ogun (Afro Disco Mix) [Mukatsuku Records]
12 :: Femi Kuti – Truth Don Die (Nuyorican Soul Version) (Nuyorican Soul Version) [Universal Music Division Barclay]
13 :: Toribio – Esa Montana Se Movera [Most Excellent Unlimited Recordings]
14 :: Levon Vincent – NYC [Novel Sound]
15 :: Andrés – Mighty Tribe [La Vida]
16 :: Theo Parrish – Carpet People Don’t Drink Steak Soda [Sound Signature]
17 :: Dr. Dunks / Justin V. – Version 2 (Justin V. Edit) [Keep It Cheap]
18 :: JKriv – Relaxa (JKriv Rework) [Razor N Tape]
19 :: Michael The Lion – Anytime [Razor N Tape]
20 :: KC & The Sunshine Band – I’m Your Boogie Man (Todd Terje Edit) [TTJ]
21 :: The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On (Go Go Bizkitt Mix) [Brooklyn South]
22 :: DJ Vas – Wizard Funk [Razor N Tape]

Check this mid-tempo disco set with some leftfield, hip-hop, and italo influences mixed in for good measure.

Tracklist for September 19, 2018

01 :: Del Tha Funkeé Homosapien – Mistadobalina (LP Version) [Elektra]
02 :: Jean-Jacques Perrey – E.V.A. [Vanguard Records]
03 :: Area Code 605 – Stone Fox Chase (Original Version) [Cicco Goldies]
04 :: Grace Jones – Feel Up (UK 12″ Version) [Island Records]
05 :: Nona Hendryx – Transformation [RCA]
06 :: Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love (Long Version) [Rhino/Warner Bros.]
07 :: I Level – Give Me [Epic]
08 :: Gwen Guthrie – Seventh Heaven (Club Mix) [Garage Records]
09 :: Jeffrey Osborne – Plane Love (Dub Version) [A&M Records]
10 :: Chic – Good Times (Original 12″ Mix) [Rhino Atlantic]
11 :: France Joli – Gonna Get Over You [Unidisc Music Inc.]
12 :: Andy Gibb – Shadow Dancing (Special Disco Version) [RSO]
13 :: Blondie – Heart of Glass (12″ Version) [Parlophone Catalogue]
14 :: D Train – Keep On (12″ Remix) [Unidisc Music Inc.]
15 :: Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Club Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
16 :: The Exchange – Give Me The Music (Instrumental) [Roulette]
17 :: Q – The Voice of Q [Isle of Jura Records]
18 :: N.O.I.A. – Night Is Made For Love [La Discoteca]
19 :: Quando Quango – Love Tempo (Fac 79 Remix) [LTM Recordings]
20 :: Klein & MBO – Wonderful (Disco Dub-Mix) [Atlantic]
21 :: Hugh Masekela – Don’t Go Lose It Baby [Jive Afrika]
22 :: Kym Mazelle – I’m A Lover (Club Version) [Lower Level Records]
23 :: Modern Romance – Can You Move (Vocal Midnight Mix) [Atlantic]
24 :: Jungle Brothers – What – U” Waitin’ – 4″? (Jungle Fever Mix) [Warner Bros.]
25 :: Bo Kool – (Money) No Love [Siamese Records]
26 :: Brooklyn Express – Sixty Nine [Halidon/Milestone Records]
27 :: Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. – Love Has Come Around (Album Version) (Stereo) [Elektra]

This week’s episode is all about the legends of 90’s house. We’ve got bangers from MK, David Morales, Steve Silk Hurley, Masters At Work, Danny Tenaglia, Shep Pettibone, Spike, Todd Terry, and David Shaw. Roll call!!!

Tracklist for September 12, 2018

01 :: Satoshi Tomiie feat. Arnold Jarvis – And I Loved You (12″ Red Zone Vocal Mix) [FFRR]
02 :: Paula Abdul – Vibeology (Hurley’s House Mix) [Virgin America]
03 :: Definition of Sound – What Are You Under (MK Underground Mix) [Charisma]
04 :: Jodeci – Freek’N You (M.K. Dub) [MCA Records]
05 :: Double Dee feat. Dany – Found Love (International Mix) [Epic]
06 :: Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra – Deep In Vogue (Banjie Realness) [Epic]
07 :: Cheeky Boy – Once In A Plastic Time [Not On Label]
08 :: Liz Torres – Loca [Jive]
09 :: 4th Measure Men – 4 You (MK Remix) [Area 10]
10 :: Nia Peeples – Kissing The Wind (Maurice’s Underground Mix) [Charisma]
11 :: Neneh Cherry – Buddy X (Masters At Work Dub) [Virgin]
12 :: Michael McDonald – All We Got (It’s Not Enough, Never Enough) (Never Enough House Mix) [Reprise Records]
13 :: Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You (Ramp Club Mix) [Big Beat]
14 :: Rozalla – You Never Love The Same Way Twice (The Developement Corporation Mix) [Epic]
15 :: Inner City – Pennies From Heaven (Kevin’s Tunnel Mix) [Virgin]
16 :: Aaron Smith feat. D’Bora – Going Round (UBQ Original Mix) [Vibe Music]
17 :: Paul Hardcastle – Can’t Stop Now (MK Can’t Stop The Dub) [JVC]
18 :: La Trece – I Want To Thank You (MK Dub) [Area 10]
19 :: Tashan – Love Is Forever (Shadow Zone Vocal Dub) [Chaos Recordings]
20 :: Repercussions – Promise Me Nothing (Bass Hit Dub) [Reprise Records]
21 :: J. – Keep The Promise (MK Mix) [A&M Records]
22 :: Jam & Spoon – Right In The Night (Fall In Love With Music) (MK In The Night Dub) [Epic Dance]
23 :: Joi Cardwell – Jump For Joi (Spike Hard Dub) [Bold! Records]
24 :: Nightcrawlers – Push That Feeling On ’95 (MK’s Remix) [Bold! Records]
25 :: Martha Wash – Carry On (Tee’s Crazy Mix) [Delirious]
26 :: Michael Watford – So Into You (Tribal Vox Dub) [EastWest Records America]
27 :: River Ocean feat. India – Love And Happiness (Yemaya Youchun) (Junior Boys Own Super Dub) [Cooltempo]
28 :: De’Lacy – That Look (Deep Dish Vocal Parts One & Two) [Oh Music]

Where do I even start with this one? Eurodance! Euro house! Shirtless Fabio-looking dude painting in front of Sonsie! Piles of flyers on the windshield of a Porsche parked at Armani Cafe! Club M-80! Silk Stalkings on USA Network!

Okay, I’m sure that none of that really makes sense to most of you. That was life for a certain set of people in my hometown of Boston. I wasn’t a part of that life, but if you looked for it, you would find it.

A lot of these Eurodance songs were commercial hits in the US (you should recognize most of them). But there was something particularly amazing about hearing these songs in the CONTEXT of certain physical spaces. These cheesy Eurodance songs just work in a giant venue where bouncers check your footwear and everyone smells like bad cologne. There was just this whole category of international seen-and-be-seen places that at the time I made fun of and never stepped foot in. We called them “Eurotrash.”

But now, to be completely honest, I really do miss them. Not just ironically. I legit miss all of those fun micro-scenes. And the music was actually massive. Everyone heard these jams on the radio, on club mix CDs, at school dances, and even under 18 clubs. We secretly loved these tracks, even if we pretended to not like them.

So in honor of those amazing places and memories, I present to you: EURODANCE!

Tracklist for August 22, 2018

01 :: Haddaway – What Is Love (12″ Mix) [Arista]
02 :: Corona – The Rhythm Of The Night (Original Version) [DWA Dance World Attack]
03 :: Captain Hollywood Project – More And More [ä]
04 :: Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer (12″ Mix) [Arista]
05 :: 49ers – Touch Me (Sexual Version) [4th & Broadway]
06 :: No Mercy – Where Do You Go (Ocean Drive Mix) [Arista]
07 :: Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K – Move This (LP Version) [SBK Records]
08 :: Whigfield – Saturday Night (Spike Vocal Mix) [Curb Records]
09 :: 2 Unlimited – Twilight Zone (Club Mix) [Radikal Records]
10 :: 2 In A Room – Wiggle It (The Club Mix) [Cutting Records]
11 :: Twenty 4 Seven feat. Captain Hollywood – I Can’t Stand It (Dub Mix) [BCM Records]
12 :: The Shamen – LSI (Love Sex Intelligence) (Beatmasters 12″ Mix) [Epic]
13 :: Black Box – Strike It Up (Original Remix) [RCA]
14 :: Jordy – Dur Dur D’Être Bébé! (Club Mix) [Columbia]
15 :: Aqua – Barbie Girl (Extended Version) [MCA Records]
16 :: Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Vintage Honey Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
17 :: Urban Cookie Collective – The Key, The Secret (Glamorously Developed Mix) [Pulse 8 USA]
18 :: Los Del Rio – Macarena (DJ Dero – Latin Piano Mix) [BMG U.S. Latin]
19 :: Ricky Martin – Maria (Spanglish Extended) [Columbia]
20 :: 20 Fingers feat. Gilette – Short Dick Man [D.J. World Records]
21 :: Technotronic feat. Felly – Pump Up The Jam (Original Mix) [SBK Records]
22 :: TDC – Keep Groovin’ (The Dutch Light Mix) [Rhythm Stick]
23 :: Culture Beat – Mr. Vain (Vain Mix) [550 Music]
24 :: Cher – Believe (Almighty Definitive Mix) [WEA]
25 :: Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee) [White Label]
26 :: Quad City DJ’s – C’Mon ‘N Ride It (The Train) (Remix) [Big Beat]
27 :: La Bouche – Be My Lover (Club Mix) [RCA]
28 :: Real McCoy – Another Night (Club Mix) [Arista]
29 :: DJ Miko – What’s Up (4 B’s Mix) [ZYX Music]
30 :: Nicki French – Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Extended Mix) [Critique]
31 :: Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) (Original Mix) [Epic]

South African Afro-Rock (1966-1986)

This time we go back… way back… back into once upon a time in South Africa, when black musicians began playing western style afro-rock, soul, funk, jazz, and disco. Sometimes it was called “monkey jive,” and other times “Soweto soul.” But whatever people chose to call it, the music from this era was, and remains, undeniably awesome.

Working within the inhumane confines of apartheid, the musicians of this era nevertheless produced socially conscious music that bridged tribal differences, brought folks together in social environments, all while eluding the harsh censorship and separate development laws on the books. The music produced was nothing short of revolutionary.

Many of the musicians featured here have recently passed on, but their legacy deserves to endure forever.

A lot of the South African afro-rock tracks played here are EXTREMELY rare and you will not hear them anywhere else. My love for the band Harari has allowed me to branch out and find related afro-rock descendants of their musical tree. Today I share some of my vinyl findings with you.

Tracklist for August 15, 2018

01 :: The Beaters – Thiba Kamoo [The Sun]
02 :: Harari – Senyamo [Gallo]
03 :: Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae? [Spades]
04 :: Sir Alton – Veredjina [Black Talent Music]
05 :: The Beaters – Mashala [CBS]
06 :: The Beaters – Every Day [Dawn]
07 :: Saitana – Soweto [JAS Pride]
08 :: The Soul Throbs – Little Girl [Soul Soul]
09 :: The Crackers – Osizini [Masterpiece]
10 :: The Movers – She Loves You [City Special]
11 :: Philip Mallela – Sunny Day [Black Soul]
12 :: The Disco Cats – Sweet Words [Reprise Records]
13 :: Kenny’s Razmataz – It’s A Gas [Atlantic]
14 :: Kabasa – Happy Together [Atlantic]
15 :: Harari – Party [Gallo]
16 :: Saitana – Love Fever [Black Music]
17 :: Umoja – 707 [Awesome Tapes From Africa]
18 :: Harari – Playing For People [Rufaro]
19 :: Kabasa – Pickin’ Up The Pieces [Atlantic]
20 :: Masike Mohapi – Standing On The Top [Raintree Records]
21 :: Manana – Afro Funky [Drum Rock]
22 :: Kabasa – Kabasa [Atlantic]
23 :: Harari – Feeling Restless [Gallo]
24 :: Batsumi – Toi Toi [Matsuli Music]
25 :: Hugh Masekela Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz – Languta [Blue Thumb Records]