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TAANA GARDNER

Heartbeat (Club Version)

TAANA GARDNER

Heartbeat (Club Version)

Levan's mix is an out-and-out proto club classic, with a bassline that's been sampled countless times...

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MIKE DUNN

So Let It Be House

MIKE DUNN

So Let It Be House

House brilliance from '88 featuring tight arpeggiated 303 business on a hyperactove LFO tip.

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RHYTHIM IS RHYTHIM

It Is What It Is (Daymares)

RHYTHIM IS RHYTHIM

It Is What It Is (Daymares)

Derrick May with a 1988 slice of emotive techno soul, slowly shifting those House templates...

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Ron Trent

Morning Factory

Ron Trent

Morning Factory

Fast-forward to the '90's sound of Chicago House from veteran producer Ron Trent.

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STEVE POINDEXTER

Short Circuit (C64 Bypass Mix)

STEVE POINDEXTER

Short Circuit (C64 Bypass Mix)

Raw, utterly uncompromising Acid House reduction from 1989.

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Ragtyme ft. Byron Stingily

I Can't Stay Away (Ron Hardy's Club Mix)

Ragtyme ft. Byron Stingily

I Can't Stay Away (Ron Hardy's Club Mix)

Rare Ron Hardy re-fix from '87 - with Byron Styngily on vocal duties. Classic.

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Round One feat. Andy Caine

I'm Your Brother (Chicago's Twisted Mix)

Round One feat. Andy Caine

I'm Your Brother (Chicago's Twisted Mix)

Berlin Vs Chicago with Mark Ernestus, Moritz von Oswald, Chez Damier and Ron Trent going head to head.

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DBX

City On The Edge Of Forever

DBX

City On The Edge Of Forever

1993 production co-written with Maurizio and making use of sharpened, deep Techno variations.

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SHIRLEY LITES

Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (Instrumental)

SHIRLEY LITES

Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (Instrumental)

Another West End classic in extended, instrumental proto-House form.

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BERNARD BADIE

Time Reveals (Original)

BERNARD BADIE

Time Reveals (Original)

Little known gem originally released in 1994 on Chicago's aptly named Night Club Records.

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PAPERCLIP PEOPLE

Paperclip People - Oscillator

PAPERCLIP PEOPLE

Paperclip People - Oscillator

Immense '91 transmission for the Retroactive label from Carl Craig.

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KNIGHT ACTION

D-Rail

KNIGHT ACTION

D-Rail

Forgotten Chicago club killer from 1984! one of the very first steps to jacking House music.

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JACK FROST

Tom Tom

JACK FROST

Tom Tom

1987 Acid House classic from Jack Frost, aka Adonis!

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Ron Trent

Love.

Ron Trent

Love.

More super-deep, sumptuous Deep House from hugely underrated producer Ron Trent.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: from Larry Levan to The Warehouse.. ”

This week we go on a potted journey through club music, with particular focus on the slow mutation of Disco and Soul into the hugely influential and endlessly productive sound eventually just known as 'House'. Larry Levan's extended Club mixes at New York's Paradise Garage and long, often bass-heavy breakdowns already contained the spirit of House, defined by the prominent kick drum which would eventually come to typify every strand of four-to-the-floor music to this day. From New York the focus edged over to Chicago's Warehouse parties and the pioneering work of Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Jesse Saunders, Jamie Principle, Larry Heard and the Hot Mix 5 who, armed with drum machines and turntables, blended elements of Italo, Hip Hop and electro to create the first readily recognisable House trax before spiritual brethren and rivals like Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson over in Detroit seeded Techno mutations through to the later generation of producers like Carl Craig and Dan Bell who did much to push the boundaries of electronic music even further. It's a pretty wild journey getting from A to B, with several important stops along the way, and though we've only really looked at the very tip of the iceberg the most important thing is that each and every one of these tracks is a stone cold KILLER! Join the dots and play super loud for maximum impact...

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On 25 Mar 10:39 Jack said:

“awesome”

Great stuff - listened to approx 20 seconds of the preview and ordered it. I really like these historical selections - partly because it's a great insight into the lineage of electronic music and partly because I rarely own any of the tracks.

On 25 Mar 10:59 audrey q said:
http://audreyq.wordpress.com

“D is for disco”

D is for disco
D is for dancing! This selection of tracks is great and I'm so happy to see Knight Action on it!

On 25 Mar 12:04 aSiNe said:
http://www.bombdrop.org

“good selection”

Great Selection! now I just wish I had the original vinyl for some of these bad boys!

On 25 Mar 12:16 DJ Soulshot said:

“Got it”

Very good selection folks, completely pins down the story of this lovely genre, a lot of these tracks that i've only heard but do not own :D

I have been playing Time Reveals a lot after the digital release of it :D

On 25 Mar 15:05 andrew reed said:

“ron trent”

been after that "Morning Factory trak for absolute time - just never knew what it was called. awesome awesome awesome - nice!

On 26 Mar 14:35 Ponk said:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/earnest70six/

“Good music”

thank you very much

more like this please

On 30 Mar 17:12 Adam said:

“New design hotness!”

Love the new design, it's getting close to perfect!

On 08 Apr 12:29 T said:

“Quality”

Absolute quality selection. how come those old drum machines and 303 lines sound so great!!??

Much enjoyed...

On 23 Apr 21:23 lunacloudwatcher said:

“gratitude for this beautiful birth of house”

lovin it! Just saw the documentary "Maestro" and it totally brought me back to the roots of this beautiful thing called house music~~~~~~living in the netherlands, in the abundance of a dance music scene alive and kicking, the roots are not very well known and appreciated...tolerance, togetherness, unity and expression...this music schools my ass and then makes it shake and buzz and be VERY happy to be alive* thanks for this mix...but where is larry heard?!?!??! i miss his presence here...but no matter, you guys are doing a damn good job!
long live this unifying music!!!!