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  1. The Bucketheads Sample Movin’ by Brass Construction With Got Myself Together


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    Taking disco and sampling it into house music in the 90s was a regular thing. It happened over and over again and I’m so happy that that era happened because two of my favorite styles of music had blended together to become an awesome style – disco house! Disco and House rule! Anyway this is a great example of that style. Take a Chicago house master like Kenny Dope and add a famous disco song from the 70s by Brass Construction, shake it up and end up with a classic 90s club hit by The Bucketheads!

    Got Myself Together was the second hit off of The Bucketheads one and only awesome album All In The Mind didn’t become as big a hit as The Bomb was but it’s just as good if not better than The Bomb. I’m sure everyone remember The Bomb with the classic line “These Sounds Fall Into My Mind”? Then you will for sure remember The Bucketheads. The album All In The Mind even contained a 15 minute version of The Bomb for non stop beats. It’s a classic track now 15 years strong! Phew those were good times in the 90s! Weren’t they? All In The Mind is chock full of tracks utilizing samples from bands such as Chicago, Level 42, Atmosfear and Linda Clifford. Boy if you love music that is made up of samples then this album needs to be in your collection!

    It was also so unique to discover a Latin/jazz version of Movin’ called Movin’ On by Ray Camacho of the Ray Camacho Band. All I have to say is that the 70s rules when it comes to music! Loads of cool hip styles were running all over. Kind of like the 90s and what’s starting to happen now again! Yay! Keep em comin’!


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    Movin’ by Brass Construction
    Got Myself Together by The Bucketheads
    Movin’ On by Ray Camacho

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    Posted in 1995, Album.

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  2. Xlover Covers Prince With Darling Nikki!


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    A sexy sleazed up electro synth version of Prince’s sexy, orgasmic ballad from Purple Rain? Yes that’s what Xlover have done to remake this classic Prince song from the cool soundtrack to the film Purple Rain. Ok the singing is a bit off but hey it’s a fun project off of the oh so cool International Deejay Gigolo Records from Berlin, DJ Hell’s label with the Amanda Lepore logo. Ok that’s a bit of old news but I’ve been a big fan of International Deejay Gigolo Records. Just recently they released CD Twelve from the long running series of cool electro, dance, punk, new wave, synth based tracks from the label. This collection of songs certainly recommended if you are into this type of music as it contains cool remixes of songs including A Fifth Of Beethoven (Soulwax Remix) by Walter Murphy. Yes the classic disco track from Saturday Night Fever and other remixes like Peaches Lose You remixed by DJ Hell.

    Anyway back to Xlover and Darling Nikki … Darling Nikki is off of the Xlover album Pleasure & Romance and the album is chock full of sleazy, sexy dark electro vox cuts. Check out more Xlover cuts here.


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    Darling Nikki by Prince
    Darling Nikki by Xlover

    Posted in 2005, Album.

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  3. Why Can’t There Be Love (Pilooski Edit) by Dee Edwards


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    I had just recently discovered this great song Why Can’t There Be Love by Dee Edwards off of a Gilles Peterson Digs America Volume 2 CD and now comes this awesome remix/edit by Pilooski! WOW. I love it. I love compilations as I discover so much cool new tunes, remixes, remakes by getting new compilations I don’t know anything about. Anything vintage remixed is perfection for me. I picked up Saint-Germain-Des-Pres Cafe. The Blue Edition compilation and there was this great new Pilooski remix of Why Can’t There be Love by Dee Edwards. I actually still dig the original but the remix by Pilooski just adds the cool big beats to make it more club friendly. I’ve been enjoying remixes by Pilooski lately especially the big remix Pilooski did a couple of years back of the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons song Beggin’. He has since remixed countless other artists including Nina Simone, LCD Soundsystem, Quantic, Bent and many more. The real winner here is the great remix that Pilooski has done with the Dee Edwards song Why Can’t There Be Love. Enjoy both the original and remix below and check out the great compilations the original and the remix are on.

    Gilles Peterson Digs American Volume 2 is definitely a compilation worth owning. If you are at all into 70s jazzy soul R&b then this mix of tracks compiled by Gilles Peterson is your cup of tea. The compilation included not only Why Can’t There Be Love the original by Dee Edwards but also tracks by Lorez Alexandria, Al Jarreau, Ray Camacho and more. Get it before it’s out of print and not available to own.

    Saint-Germain-Des-Pres Cafe. The Blue Edition compilation includes tracks by CfCf, Ben Westbeech, Dj Food, Mr Scruff, London Funk Allstars and many many more. The 2 CD mix is highly recommended for home entertaining as it’s got a great mix of cocktail type music.

    To listen to Beggin’ (Pilooski Re-Edit) click here.


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    Why Can’t There Be Love by Dee Edwards
    Why Can’t There Be Love (Pilooski Edi) by Dee Edwards

    Posted in 2010, Single.

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  4. Stylophonic Samples Della Reese With If Everybody In The World Loved Everybody In The World!


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    Hey this is one of my favorite tracks from the 2000′s! It’s actually a midtempo, laidback vocal sampled electronic track from Stylophonic out of Italy. Not heard of it? Well this track If Everybody In The World Loved Everybody In The World samples the amazing Della Reese from her song Everybody In The World. The original is pretty darn cool, a political song that deserves to be listened to if you haven’t already and are into anything 60s, jazz, soul or R&B. Della’s version came out in 1969 from the album Black Is Beautiful a pretty darn amazing album. The Stylophonic sampled version out in 2002, almost 10 years now but still sounds fresh. It’s from the very underrated electronic album Man Music Technology. If you haven’t heard of this album it’s certainly worth it as there are some truly original cuts on here that deserve to be played. Key cuts from Man Music Technology are Soulreply, All Nite Long, Way Of Life (Featuring  Shock G & Humpty Hump) and Bizarre Mind.


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    Everybody In The World by Della Reese
    If Everybody In The World Loved Everybody In The World by Stylophonic

    Posted in 2002, Album.

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  5. The Dynamics Cover Curtis Mayfield With Move On Up!


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    Love this reggaefied remake of the Curtis Mayfield classic Move On Up by The Dynamics. It’s a really nice remake from the band from France and once I heard it it was like this is nice and chill perfect for like background music for chill parties or to chill to in the background. The vocals are laidback and smooth and somewhat sexy. The song is from The Dynamics album Version Excursions which is an album of covers in this style which I highly recommend. Anyone into covers or reggae, soul, funk music should check out the album. Link to iTunes music store below as well.

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    Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield
    Move On Up by The Dynamics

    Posted in 2007, Album.

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  6. Baby (Clock Opera Remix) by The Phenomenal Handclap Band


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    Whenever there’s a remix album from a band I’m usually first in line to get it. Well I’m happy I did here as I love all the great remixes from The Phenomenal Handclap Band’s phenomenal first self titled album called simply Remixes. My favorite remix off the Remix album is Baby (Clock Opera Remix). The original is a 60s inspired soul/R&B number and the remix has been given a dreamy electro treatment. Check out both below and def check out the cool remix album. Remixes from Munk, Coco Elektrik, Fujiya and Miyagi among others for your listening pleasure. I highly recommend it owning the entire Phenomenal Handclap Band’s remixed album for all the cool remixes of their original music from their first self title album.

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    Baby by The Phenomenal Handclap Band
    Baby (Clock Opera Remix) by The Phenomenal Handclap Band

    Also check out The Phenomenal Handclap Band song 15 to 20 remixed by The Glimmers.

    Posted in 2010, Compilation.

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  7. Nick Muir Covers Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody


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    Well I’m really loving this cover, remake or whatever you want to call it. Nick Muir has taken the funk soul classic by Rufus and Chaka Khan and made it an all instrumental progressive house electronic cut. Anything is possible and I love it when a song from one defining genre is taken and remade into a complete other style of song. Makes for more unique listening pleasures. What do you think of this remake?

    Nick Muir goes back to the late 90s progressive house and trance sound and he is often associated with John Digweed and the Bedrock label. Once you hear Ain’t Nobody you will realize that trademark sound that’s known as the Bedrock label sound. This is highly recommended and I have not seen an official release of Ain’t Nobody but I found this on a really cool CD called Uncovered. Well worth owning for all the really cool covers and remakes of old songs! Nick Muir is also know for the track from the 90s called Rock Star by Marshall Stax. Remember that???

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    Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan

    Ain’t Nobody by Nick Muir

    Posted in 2008, Single.

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  8. Minor Disco (Re-Edit) by Ross Carnegie & Co


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    If you love your disco really sexy, hot and groovy then this cut which is a special Re-Edit from this awesome rare disco compilation called Disco Love by Al Kent is your cup of tea. I can just picture this groovy sexy number playing at places like Studio 54 or other similar clubs back in the day. I love it and it’s one of those rare disco hits that most folks will not know about and that’s makes this even more special. This compilation is not your typical I Will Survive or YMCA disco compilation. Those hits are a dime a dozen the cuts on this collection are just too special. Very, very worth it. Do check it out and get it.

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    Minor Disco (Re-Edit) by Ross Carnegie & Co

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    Posted in 2010, Album.

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  9. ABC (Konishi Yasuharu’s Readymade Super 524 Mix) by The Jackson 5


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    ABC by The Jackson 5 is a pretty fun song and this is a very fun remix of ABC by The Jackson 5 in the style of Fatboy Slim and even Pizzicato 5. This one is remixed by Konishi Yasuharu and it’s lively, energetic and groovy and I think it’s suits the song very well because it has a very 70s remix style to it. This remix is from the Soul Source – The Jackson 5 Remixes 2 CD that came out back in 2000 or 2001. 2 CD’s of Jackson Five remixes! Rare discs that you might find somewhere used or new maybe and well worth owning if you can find them and you are into remixes.The CD is a Japanese Import so might still be available some places I would snatch it up if you find it.

    In the meantime check out both original and Konishi Yasuharu’s Readymade Super 524 Mix of ABC by The Jackson 5 below. Oh and also catch a live performance of The Jackson 5 on youtube!

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    ABC by The Jackson 5
    ABC (Konishi Yasuharu’s Readymade Super 524 Mix) by The Jackson 5

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    Posted in 2001, Album.

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  10. Champagne by Motorfunk


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    I absolutely love this track. It’s from a not very well known act from the very late 90s and early this decade called Motorfunk. They might be French but I could be wrong probably from the UK.

    I found this cut off of The Dirty House Session mixed CD by Groove Armada. It’s a free disc that came with my favorite magazine of the mid to late 90s called Muzik. Lot’s of great reviews and features of awesome electronic and dance music. The magazine folded around 2003 or so but this mix is one of their great mixes that came with the magazine. I have several of the mixes and I do enjoy listening to them still every once in a while.

    The track Champagne is basically sampling the Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King track Love Come Down. You kind of get that because it’s called Champagne. I kind had to listen twice to figure it out at first. I just didn’t know where the track from but I put two and two together and voila it turned out to be Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King! I absolutely dig this track because Evelyn’s version is so early 80s funk dance but this version by Motorfunk is so fast and ready for todays clubs. Even though it’s several years old now it’s still sounds fresh! I can still hear it at any hopping club.

    Check out the video with Evelyn singing Love Come Down. I absolutely love her hair. Don’t you think?

    And a live version which I think it’s from Solid Gold?? Maybe?

    Here are the two versions:

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    Love Come Down (12″ Version) by Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King
    Champagne by Motorfunk

    Love Come Down (12″ Version) comes from Evelyn’s Greatest Hits CD.

    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 2002.

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  11. Muhammed Ali by Faithless


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    I love this track. Faithless have taken a classic soul/disco track Strategy by Archie Bell and the Drells and sampled it to perfection and have made it the perfect background music to a wonderful soul/ funk track with a nice chill vibe. It’s perfection actually. And Maxi Jazz’s lyrics and signing works great here too.

    I tried to find the video on youtube and I did find it but SONY/BMG had disabled embedding so we wont be seeing it here. If you feel like it check it out on youtube! But you got the great songs below! Both are great!

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    Download Strategy by Archie Bell and the Drells

    Download Muhammed Ali by Faithless

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    Posted in 2001, Album, Single.

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