This is another special session. Every track harks back to the glory days of 1991/92. The mix features tracks and mixes from tapes that inspired me back in the day and definitely left their mark.
First up is a local DJ from Blackpool Scott McMillan who used to produce a series of mixes called Max Trax. They got some serious action in my walkman with sounds from Strictly, Nervous and Azuli. The first two tracks of this mix are from the start of Max Trax 5. I used to rewind it over and over.
Next up is homage to a club I never went to but wish I had. “Legends” in Warrington. Again the tapes got hammered and introduced me to the notion of mixing the styles up as they played a wide range of styles in the night.
The majority of this mix however owes pretty much everything to DJ Harri the Sub Club resident up in Glasgow. He played at a night called Shanghai at the Beer Keller in Blackpool back in 92 and my friends and I were lucky enough to get hold of the recorded set. It sounded like nothing else at the time, Harri played the flip sides of stuff most guys were spinning. The result was a real deep future sound which really doesn’t sound out of place today.
It took me 20 years to post the cassette recording and have the guys at TuneID.com help ID almost all of the tracks (those boys really know their stuff). I bought most of it on vinyl at Christmas and have finally been able to pay homage to the incredible set Harri put down that night. Most of the sequencing is from his set, I’ve only tweaked a few around. If it ain’t broken……..
I hope you all get the same buzz from listening to this as I have over the last 20 years.
1 ) Madd Noise – With Marsh Mellows
2 ) Chocolate Fudge – U Got Me Stompin
3 ) Ben Dover – Get Down Tonight
4 ) Frankie Knuckled – Workout
5 ) NiceGuy Soulman – Feel It (Nice Guy In Philly Mix)
6 ) Todd Terry – Samba
7 ) The Bhundu Boys – Bye Bye Stembi (Dub)
8 ) Todd Terry – Kashmir
9) Havanna – Ethnic Prayer (Euro Mix)
10) Crunch – 50c (2 Quarters Mix)
11) Tyrrel Corporation – One Day (Dub)
12) Madonna – Deeper & Deeper (David’s Love Dub)
13) Reel 2 Reel – I’m The Mad Stuntman
14) Sandy B – Feel Like Singin
15) World Series Of Life – I Would Do Anything (Sil Piano Dub)
16) Madonna – Erotica (Underground Club Mix)
17) S.O.U.L.S.Y.S.T.E.M. – It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day (Dub House Mix II)
18) Trilogy – Good Time
19) S.O.U.L.S.Y.S.T.E.M. – It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day (Dub House Instrumental)
20) Dina Carrol – Ain’t No Man (Brothers In Rhythm Mix)
21) Bobby Konders – Bad Boy Dance
22) Chrome Seduction – A Love Devine
23) KWS – Hold Back The Night (Joey Negro KOK Mix)
24) East Side Beat – Alive N’ Kickin (The Ken Wood Dub)
25) Zone Ranger – To Be Real
26) Candyflip ft C-Bounce – Keep The Faith (Friday Night Mix)
27) My Friend Sam – It’s My Pleasure (Dub)
28) C&C Music Factory – Pride
29) T-Empo – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning