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Bushwacka & Richie Fingers are starting a new night in London called Roots at Basin House, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch on Thursday March 8th. They're starting this night to highlight the roots of house & techno music as a lot of the music coming out now, apart from production quality, is exactly like what was coming out in the 80's, it's come full circle. As they say, it all comes back around.
As I was one of the instigators of the house & Techno scene in London in the 80's, they asked me to spin at the opening party & also do a mix for their Roots London page on facebook. Here's the link to that page: http://www.facebook.com/therootslondon
I've also been promising myself to start a new retro series as many of the new generation of clubbers don't know all of the really cool old shit & of course deserve to hear it & love it just as we old timers have, so doing this mix for Bushwacka & Richie Fingers has given me a kick in the arse to start this series. This mix is 1986-1989 house music, mostly from Chicago. I will also be doing other mixes showcasing old school NYC garage, acid house, deep house, Detroit techno, hip hop, breaks & old school electro in this series & not just one mix of each of those genres, but many.
So here is the first of the series, Retro 1, Which was lovingly mixed using 100% vinyl with no post production or edits whatsoever so that you get the full flavour of the way it was in the 80's.
Let the history lessons begin.
1. Take It To The House by Jine on Supertronics
2. Donnie by The It on DJ International
3. Taste My Love by Kim Mazalle on Police
4. It’s You by E.S.P on Underground
5. The Morning After by Fallout on Forth Floor
6. Music Takes You Away by Lil Louis on Dance Mania
7. I’m Strong by Robert Owens on Alleviated
8. I Swing My Body by Project 122 on Playground
9. Jail bait by Ben Mays on Sunset
10. Can’t Get Enough by Liz Torrez on State Street
11. More Than Just A Dance by Risque Rhythm Team on Chicago Connection
12. Strip by Nouveax Nation on SRO
13. In A Vision by Virgo Four on Trax
14. Destiny by Vortex on DJ Tool
15. Fix It Man by Ragtime on Bright Star
16. Shake Your Body by Jeanette Thomas on Chicago Connection
17. Love Me Right by Conception on SRO
18. Don’t Lead My by House Master Baldwin ft Paris Grey on Future Sound