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The very, very best House music thread
« on: October 02, 2020, 09:43:37 PM »
I love House music. I know in some quarters it's seen as too obvious or too mainstream or not glitchy or interesting enough, but I bloody love it. It's a very personal thing in a way, because in my mid-twenties I was in a bit of a mess and very, very angry about a friend's death and was in a horrible cycle of massive drinking, self-loathing, anger and self-harming - and then someone helped me take the first steps out of that, and then, right then, I discovered House music. And then, readers, I was Saved and I never looked back.

It must be said, there is a lot of House music out there. By its nature, dancefloor music is pretty short-term and ephemeral. But there is some House music that can provoke extreme emotion, shivers down the spine, elation or bliss. That's the stuff I want people to post in here. New stuff would be good, old stuff is fine, although we know what the classics are so no need to include those. But I want to hear your creme de la creme, your absolute every-time-a-winner, hair standing on end belters - your absolute top 5%. Not interested in the 94th centile mate, just your very very favourites.

By way of a start, I would include the Timewriter remix of Cut the Midrange by Watchman. It's such a lovely, warm and positive track. It's on the Global Underground Nick Warren live in Prague issue, and has totally kicked off lots of house parties in my time.
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Re: The very, very best of House music thread
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 10:21:22 PM »
Its all downhill from The Timewriter, the best of the best. Diary of a Lonely Sailor. Ewan Pearson’s Small Change remix album and i:cube’s Adore also up there

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2020, 10:49:47 PM »
That was more downtempo than I was maybe expecting, but still lovely. Do you know, I had never heard Diary of a Lonely Sailor. I am listening to it now and it is excellent, thank you very much Blodders.

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Re: The very, very best House music thread
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2020, 11:14:02 PM »
I like house music, but it's never been a passion. I wish I could say I liked all the cool moody stuff, or wax lyrical about some producer in New Jersey making authentic house music with musicians, but to be honest, I just l love a lot of the cheesy, pumping, piano-led crap. And a lot of the 80s stuff.

Basically, I'm Graham fucking Gold.

Jump St. Man - B-Cause
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuB7ZH359b8

Risque III - More Than Just A Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhvy0MhGF0g

Romanthony - Falling From Grace (Tony Humphries Main Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HxEuxXlPWU

Now for the aforementioned pumping' crap

SGH - Losing You (Strike Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyjgrILUNBU

Solid Collective - Can You Feel It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyjgrILUNBU

Louie Gaston - Bless This House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwQHYq5X9gM

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2020, 11:37:02 PM »
I like house music, but it's never been a passion. I wish I could say I liked all the cool moody stuff, or wax lyrical about some producer in New Jersey making authentic house music with musicians, but to be honest, I just l love a lot of the cheesy, pumping, piano-led crap. And a lot of the 80s stuff.

Basically, I'm Graham fucking Gold.

Jump St. Man - B-Cause
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuB7ZH359b8

Risque III - More Than Just A Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhvy0MhGF0g

Romanthony - Falling From Grace (Tony Humphries Main Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HxEuxXlPWU

Now for the aforementioned pumping' crap

SGH - Losing You (Strike Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyjgrILUNBU

Solid Collective - Can You Feel It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyjgrILUNBU

Louie Gaston - Bless This House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwQHYq5X9gM

Ha, made me laugh. Nowt wrong with some big piano House, I'm on board with that. Most of what you posted is too cheesy for me nowadays, although I would have loved it in '94. That Romanthony track is great though.

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2020, 11:44:17 PM »
On the subject of piano-led house, when I started the thread I had in mind Camelphat's dub of MK's 17. A perfect example of how, in the right hands, 3 piano notes can make an absolute belter of a tune. It's a hell of a build-up.

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2020, 12:18:16 AM »
I like what I've heard of Camelphat, and I'm quite shocked to have just discovered that Mike 'Ultrabeat' di Scala is one of the members. That tune you just posted there is really energetic, right up my street.

I mostly keep up only with the prog side of house, but a few tracks that come to mind from recent years:

Sentre - Do It

Sasha feat. Polica - Out Of Time

New Order - People On The High Line (Hybrid Remix)

Brame & Hamo - Roy Keane

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 12:24:57 AM »
I like a lot of Soundstream stuff, this might be my favourite

Live Goes On

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_hRHLjMv-U

Got this one from this site quite recently

Don Carlos - Alone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48yHN5A_FoE

This is beautiful

Pepe Bradock - Deep Burnt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opvopULDhVI

Is this appallingly named Dan Curtin track house?

Purveyors of Fine Funk - Your Body Keeps Me Satisfied


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnNKoqEU520

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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2020, 12:59:20 AM »
I like what I've heard of Camelphat, and I'm quite shocked to have just discovered that Mike 'Ultrabeat' di Scala is one of the members. That tune you just posted there is really energetic, right up my street.

I mostly keep up only with the prog side of house, but a few tracks that come to mind from recent years:

Sentre - Do It

Sasha feat. Polica - Out Of Time

New Order - People On The High Line (Hybrid Remix)

Brame & Hamo - Roy Keane

Ah, those are really good thanks. That Santre track is great! Again, I've heard none of these before.

I'm a big fan of prog house. Another of my all time favourites, from another Nick Warren GU mix, is Don't Play the Game by Aquaculture

As far as I can tell, Aquaculture was a talented studio engineer who put out only two tracks in his own right. Don't Play the Game is exceptional.

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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2020, 01:39:51 AM »
nothing obscure from me, I'm not that familiar with the genre

still, I like what Italians have done with it

Optik - Illusions

Deep Choice - Fix of 4:38

and DJ Sprinkles of course

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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2020, 02:07:11 AM »
Always been a D-Tech sort, but the one guy from that scene who crosses most into House territory also happens to have one of the best techno comps of all time, Anthony Shake Shakir (the comp is the 3-disc version of Frictionalism): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLvl6KBe90k&list=PLorVsuFJ9-g8enmVfbW0nZPMbkxhEUEAM&index=1

Kwaito's got a ton of House influences, and the comp Ayobaness - The Sound of South African House is way more engaging than most of the stuff in the genre I've heard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsawrH9bnFI&list=PLv7eDAWXqCh6zEvaVGa3-FC5H2cqvB-5-&index=4

Find it nigh on impossible to keep up with Hieroglyphic Being, with his hundreds of releases with Sun Ra-influenced names. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSlAtbQf-0Y



My little brother used to date a girl named Roxy who, about three days into their relationship, forced him to go around wearing a shirt with the words: 'I <3 Deep House' on it.  One day he came up to me with a furrowed brow and, in a quiet, defeated voice, said to me: "Please tell me...what is a Deep House?"

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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2020, 10:18:02 AM »
Life long house music fan here, I could sit and chat all day.

The Deep Burnt track that Jobotic mentioned is timeless and exquisite, great use of the Freddie Hubbard sample that A Tribe Called Quest also used on The Love

In a similar vein is Andres - New For U

A couple of recentish ones that I love are

Aemone - Clouds
Harrison BDP - Interfence

A couple of classics

Global Communication- The Deep
Debbie Gibson - One Step Ahead (Masters At Work Mix)



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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2020, 10:45:40 AM »


Don Carlos - Alone



Oh yes, a heavy rotational for me. I do love house that takes you to outer space.

Azymuth's Jazz Carnival (Space Jazz Global Communication Remix), timeless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev9NATSFaeI

Maas - Look at Me Falling, Now (I:Cube Simple Mix) - a melding of genius minds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wBC3V29qGo

Max 404 - Niceta, one of his more housey ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVj_cgM4bHw

I don't think Ross Couch has made a dud record - Sounds Like Summer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwzIL2WO_a4

Similarly, Chris Cowie, elvated here to impossible heights by the master Ewan Pearson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UqeB8y66Ag

Not THE Circulation, but a different Circulation (The Return)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha0nvMh3CHQ


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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2020, 10:57:30 AM »
Always been a D-Tech sort, but the one guy from that scene who crosses most into House territory also happens to have one of the best techno comps of all time, Anthony Shake Shakir (the comp is the 3-disc version of Frictionalism): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLvl6KBe90k&list=PLorVsuFJ9-g8enmVfbW0nZPMbkxhEUEAM&index=1


Big Shake fan, but I'll raise you Dan Curtin

Dan Curtin - Ride

Dan Curtin - Voices from Another Age


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Re: The very, very best House music thread
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2020, 04:08:02 PM »
On the subject of piano-led house, when I started the thread I had in mind Camelphat's dub of MK's 17. A perfect example of how, in the right hands, 3 piano notes can make an absolute belter of a tune. It's a hell of a build-up.

Cripes, the climax of this gave me an MDMA-like rush of pleasure in my spinal column. Cheers.

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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2020, 05:48:52 PM »
Lots of really good stuff in both of these mixes.

https://soundcloud.com/balamii/kassian-w-ereza-extended-mix-june-2020 mix-june-2020?ref=clipboard&p=a&c=0

https://soundcloud.com/balamii/kassian-3am-special-august-2020?ref=clipboard&p=a&c=0

My favourite producer at the moment is probably Black Loops.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uYs84DpRoKXpImAKvOLIw




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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2020, 06:24:39 PM »
Jovonn - Pianos of Gold (Ian Pooley mix)

https://youtu.be/WyKKRCQyFG4

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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2020, 07:02:13 PM »
Glenn Underground - I Need GU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTM1bPgrCgg

Although to be fair, I think anyone could fashion a decent remix out of I Need You.

Pal Joey - Ancestoral Groove

Not sure if this track is well-known or not, but it's a cracker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgPVoDjz9S0

Kenny Dixon Jnr. - Emotional Content (TP's Emotionally Deep Remix)


I've always loved Terrence Parker, think he never got the credit he deserved

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwj5dfWpXUk

And then, this absolute classic[1]. Think this guy, who was quite prolific ended getting into smack and OD-ing. Very sad as he put out some classic tracks. Would you class this as Progressive House?

Gypsy - Funk De Fino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idPJdM8K56w

 1. 'I Trance You' is obviously even better than this though

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2020, 07:28:10 PM »
Also by Glenn Underground, The Jerusalem EPs are amazing.

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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2020, 07:57:38 PM »
Moodymann - I Can't Kick This Feeling When It Hits

Probably the best disco cut up ever

DJ Falcon & Thomas Bangalter - Together

The reason I signed up to the forum after lurking for years, still sounds amazing - a masterclass in sampling


Daft Punk have done some lazy sampling but Bangalter truely is a sampling god as this youube clip showing the construction of Together shows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccKBHSOJQWM

and to be fair the backwards engineering to make the video is pretty smart too

Joe Smooth - Promised Land (Club Mix)

Great memories of this when it used to be played out, I actually like the Style Council too.

Inner City - Good Life (Magic Juan 12" Mix)

Just genius, been remixed many times and never touched

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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2020, 08:47:09 PM »
Whilst we're here, RIP to DJ Woosh, one of the mainstays of DiY who died today (or yesterday). One of the most dangerous people in the UK.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/xd38mq/diy-25th-anniversary-scott-oliver-125?fbclid=IwAR15SUozQSqwcwCo3xRxc7xu9bZeUW4Suvw9O4iKMXGpxy0cJXMrWhd5HTg

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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2020, 09:02:54 PM »
Whilst we're here, RIP to DJ Woosh, one of the mainstays of DiY who died today (or yesterday). One of the most dangerous people in the UK.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/xd38mq/diy-25th-anniversary-scott-oliver-125?fbclid=IwAR15SUozQSqwcwCo3xRxc7xu9bZeUW4Suvw9O4iKMXGpxy0cJXMrWhd5HTg

I remember Digs and Woosh for playing house music on the free party scene when everyone else was banging out hard techno I heard a couple of their tapes at the time and they always seemed to have a broad playlist. I'm sure I heard Electonic - Free Will (B-side of Get The Message) on a DIY tape, which apart from when I played it myself was the only time I'd heard it in a 'club' context.

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« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2020, 09:38:25 PM »
I remember Digs and Woosh for playing house music on the free party scene when everyone else was banging out hard techno I heard a couple of their tapes at the time and they always seemed to have a broad playlist. I'm sure I heard Electonic - Free Will (B-side of Get The Message) on a DIY tape, which apart from when I played it myself was the only time I'd heard it in a 'club' context.

That's brilliant, thanks.

I went a couple of times to some Smokescreen parties, they always used to feature a lot of house as opposed to nosebleed techno and drum 'n' bass.

Another good one, I've always labelled it as house, but I could be wrong....not that it matters

R.E.P. - Look Up (What's Going Down)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO9z9Gjlifk

I'm also going to sneak this one in (it did originally come out in 1989). I never thought that much of it, especially as the more hardcore-y Ray Keith & Nookie remixes were more prevalent when I started going out. Then, when the old skool thing kicked off, I got to see them PA, with this as the first tune. The intro nearly made my head explode. Some tracks you really need to hear, as they were intended to be heard, over a loud sound system

Shades Of Rhythm - Sweet Sensation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ91gMHkOoM

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« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2020, 10:32:37 PM »
I don't know that REP tune, which surprises me as it would have crossed over with the Acid Jazz crew at the time and I went to a lot of their do's. I see that its by Danny Harrison who went on to be in Nush/Nu-Birth/187 Lockdown etc.

Sweet Sensation was massive when it came out, it was always a breath of fresh air when I heard it at hardcore nights, you could play it at house nights too - it was a big, big tune although Sound Of Eden was probably bigger (but shit). I remember being surprised it was SOR after Exorcist came out as I had them down as a Prodigy type act. SS also got sampled almost immediately for the intro of Blame - Music Takes You

The B side of the Sweet Sensation remix 12" had Everybody on which was a banger too and sampled (replayed) the same Nikita Warren track used by MAW on their St Etienne remix I posted above. The Nikitta Warren track is excellent Italian house and deserves to be in this thread itself - there was an organ led alternative mix which was just as good.

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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2020, 10:52:55 PM »
Pal Joey - Ancestoral Groove

I really like Pal Joey, he was definitely one of the first people sampling disco and jazz in house tracks, my favourites are probably

Pal Joey - Spend The Night
Earth People - Reach Up To Mars
Earth People - Dance
Soho - Hot Music

He also did brilliant remixes of The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds and Deee Lite - How Do You Say

If you dig deep you'll also find he produced a lot of hip hop tracks for BDP etc, he's an unsung hero.

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