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Category Archives: 1997

  1. Sex-O-Sonique Samples Herbie Hancock With I Thought It Was You


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    I Thought It Was You still sounds fresh like it did back in 1997 and it’s one of my favorite recordings of all time if we’re speaking of house music. It’s up there. The guys from Full Intention have taken on the alias of Sex-O-Sonique and have sampled a perfect track for this release. It is damn quite amazing. It was released by the late great FFRR label that was owned by Pete Tong. Well at least I think it’s late and great as I have not seen any releases from them as of late. Either way enjoy this track as it’s one of my faves and hear the origins of where the track comes from by Herbie Hancock.

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    I Thought It Was You by Herbie Hancock
    I Thought It Was You (12″ Mix) by Sex-O-Sonique

    Posted in 1997, Single.

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  2. Remember Me by Blue Boy Samples Women Of The Ghetto (Live) by Marlena Shaw


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    Pretty cool sampling job by Blue Boy for the track Remember Me. Blue Boy is Scottish DJ, Alexis ‘Lex’ Blackmore and this is his one and only hit. This one dates back to 1997 so it’s 12 years old now but the sample is a live version of Marlena Shaw’s Woman Of The Ghetto. The live album it comes from is Live In MontreauxThis live version of Woman Of The Ghetto was pretty popular for sampling back in the late 90s and early 2000s. It was also sampled by St. Germain for this Rose Rouge track off of Tourist. Very cool stuff. Check out both Blue Boy and original live version of Women Of The Ghetto below. The samples is basically Marlena Shaw singing … “Remember me … I’m the one who had your babies”. It’s perfect. The song reached pretty high in the charts in the UK but here in the states it was pretty underground.

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    Women Of The Ghetto (Live) by Marlena Shaw
    Remember Me bu Blue Boy

    And there’s a video too for this song. Check it out.

    Posted in 1997.

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  3. Feeling Good (Epic Mix) by Huff & Herb Samples Feeling Good by Nina Simone


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    I had not heard of this track Feeling Good (Epic Mix) by Huff & Herb back when it came out in 1997. It’s basically a sample of Feeling Good by Nina Simone. This of course the Epic Mix is remixed by the genius Rollo of Faithless fame and the brother of Dido! Anyway I first heard it several years later when Buddha Bar 1 came out. It’s a pretty darn good mix and of course a remix by Rollo with his signature sound. And I love how Nina Simone’s voice is perfect against the electronic dance beats! Pretty risque pic of Nina below … didn’t know she did that type of stuff! In the nude!!!!!!!!

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    Check it out below and compare the original with a very minimal background well at least the first part of the song is pretty minimal and the Huff & Herb version with the Rollo Epic Mix. The video is below too. Not anything special and it’s pretty dated but worth a look! Also check out the black and white vintage animation with the song Feeling Good at Dailymotion.

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    Feeling Good by Nina Simone
    Feeling Good (Epic Mix) by Huff & Herb

    Posted in 1997, Album, Single.

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  4. You Showed Me (Radio Edit) by The Lightning Seeds


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    I love this remake by The Lightning Seeds of the Turtles song You Show Me from the 60s. This Lightning Seeds version was featured in the first Austin Powers film but I don’t have the soundtrack to the film I actually have the single this was fulled from which also has several trip hop style remixes but unfortunately those versions are not as good as the original version. Also I really fell in love with this version after the first Austin Powers film was released and had been sort of a bomb at the box office and later caught momentum in the rentals and finally 2 very successful sequels that followed the films.

    This remake is 12 years old now but still sounds quite fresh. What do you think of the Lightning Seeds version compared to The Turtles version? The Turtles version sounds a bit flat compared to the 12 year old Lightning Seeds version but they are both good. Check out the video below as well.

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    You Show Me by The Turtles
    You Showed Me (Radio Edit) by The Lightning Seeds

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 1997, Album, Single.

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  5. Useless (Kruder + Dorfmeister Session) by Depeche Mode


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    I actually love this remix of Depeche Mode’s Useless by Kruder & Dorfmeister much more than the original synth pop/rock track. It’s been given their signature remixing style that they have come to be known for but you can still hear the great vocals of Dave Gahan. It’s perfect for background cocktail party chilling.

    I’m so happy that we have a great band like Depeche Mode! They obviously are not afraid to hire out the greatest remixers of the era to add a new sound to their current releases. I give them an A+ as a band! Go for it – I hear they have a new album coming out so I can’t wait to hear some tracks from it soon.

    This Kruder & Dorfmeister remix is also available in an edited form off the awesomely amazing K&D Sessions along with great trip hop bands like Lamb, Sofa Surfers and David Holmes.

    The version here is from their Home/Useless CD Single. What do you think? Which version is your favorite?

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    Useless by Depeche Mode
    Useless (Kruder + Dorfmeister Session) by Depeche Mode

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 1997, Album, Single.

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  6. Gypsy Woman (Acapella) vs Gypsy Woman (Dim’s Special Re–Touch) by Crystal Waters vs Montefiori Cocktail


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    Here’s a song that came out way back in 1991 around the time when house and dance music was just about to explode. It’s a great pop dance track and has a nice groovy beat to it. Crystal Waters was just an up and coming singer when this came – she later had another song 100% Pure Love a couple of years later but this was the song that put her on the map. I especially love the La Da Di La Di Da part as it’s quite catchy!

    This version is totally different and it’s excellent. It’s been given the jazzy loungy treatment by Montefiori Cocktail from Italy. it’s still quite upbeat but you got the big band horns and the live orchestra sounds that goes along with the jazzy feel. I absolutely love it. This version though comes off of the Dimitri From Paris In The House – off of the 3rd disc that is unmixed. Dimitri From Paris has added the Acapella of Gypsy Woman to the instrumental remix of it by Montefiori Cocktail. Check it out and let me know what you think of the two different versions. I think the new version is quite more now and it doesn’t sound so dated like the original does. Boy when I hear the original version it certainly takes me back. Way back to 1991! Long time ago!

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    Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters (Basement Boys Strip To The Bone Mix) by Crystal Waters
    Gypsy Woman (Acapella) vs Gypsy Woman (Dim’s Special Re–Touch) by Crystal Waters vs Montefiori Cocktail

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 1997, 2004, Album, Single.

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