Friday, March 7, 2008

15 Tracks From The Rave Closet

I was having a dig through my collection last night trying to find LTJ Bukem Sunrain and nearly every record took me on a trip down nostalgia lane. All of these records were anthems for me at some point or another and all of these hold a very special place in my heart because of the people I was hanging out with and the places that we were going at the time and all of these records are as important to me as my Fela Kuti, Gil Scott-heron, John Coltrane and Pepe Bradock records because they shaped my initial journey into dance music, the culture and getting down on dancefloors at silly o'clock in the morning. This post is dedicated to all the people that helped make 1994 - 1999 so special for me and although some of these records came out before then but when the summer of love hit Cape Town a lot of the DJs were from the United Kingdom and unbeknownst to me they weren't exactly on the cutting edge of the time and were still playing records like Feel It, Tears and the like and I'm truly grateful that I got to hear them down the front on a loud soundsystem surrounded by a bunch of nutters, and I have to admit that I do get a bit misty-eyed when I hear them...I know, I know, big girl's blouse.

Nightmares on Wax - Les Nuits

Bocca Juniors - Raise

Lemon Interupt - Dirty

Leftfield - Afro-left

Attaboy - New World

Goldie - Inner City Life - 4Hero remix

Jonny L - This Time - Carl Craig remix

Presence - Future Love - Love From San Francisco mix

LTJ Bukem - Sunrain

Danny Tenaglia - Elements

Coco Steel & Lovebomb - Feel It

Omni Trio - Redshift

Junior Vasquez - If Madonna Calls

Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie and Robert Owens - Tears

Marshall Jefferson - Mushrooms - Salt City Orchestra remix

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