Dont know whether this is cool or the right mix or whatever but I remember being in the place and it propper kicked ..Went on for ages I might be wrong but I'm sure he mixed in a bit of We are Family and The greatest dancer.. I was doing 'The Bump' with a bunch of good old Northern lasses down to the smoke..
The Frankie Friday Music Thread.....RIP on 10:09 - Apr 4 by ngbqpr
When I was at Mixmag 'our friends in the north' used to send us down tapes of the 808 State pirate radio show - read this to yourself in a Bez accent:
"This one goes out to the Salford posse...and the message is: "keep buzzin"...and what a top message that is!"
To be fair Mcr was on it early - I remember Mike Pickering playing at the opening of Trip at the Astoria and starting a north / south feud by saying "I don't know what all the fuss is about we've had this at the Hac for years!" - Mind you he could back his words up with this latino house monster that wipes the floor with anything he did with the bland M People
That was on that 'North' album that came out. To be fair to the Hac they were into House a bit earlier than some of the London clubs but not by much.
The Frankie Friday Music Thread.....RIP on 13:29 - Apr 4 with 5480 views
The Frankie Friday Music Thread.....RIP on 13:00 - Apr 4 by Lblock
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Dave Stewart currently dropping that Hercules & Love Affair "Blind" track on PointBlank FM
I just dropped me bagel and spilt me afternoon peppermint tea old boy, what, what.
worth putting up again..got that summer anthem feel like stardusts 'music sounds better with you'.,armand van heldon 'you dont know me' and to a lesser extent daft punks 'get lucky'..
hope it charts you never know..
Frankie Knuckles wrote: ... I didn't really realize what kind of void I left in house music when I stopped producing and remixing. In the late '90s when hard house, trance and techno took over, I was no longer inspired to make music. So I took my act on the road and thought that I would stay there until things got better. No one seemed interested in what I was doing as a producer. (Or so I thought.) The further I got away from production, though, the more my health spiralled out of control. And, at that moment, Hercules & The Love Affair asked me to remix "Blind." They wanted "that classic Frankie Knuckles/DefMix" sound. I thought they must be kidding. No one was really playing anything remotely DefMix sounding. I passed on the remix, but they remained diligent. "I had to mix it" according to them. Then I took ill and thought, "OK, here's a way out." But the group said they'd wait until I was well. I didn't know how long that would be. As soon as I got better and was ready to return to the road, they asked me again if I would remix it. At this point, they had waited six months, I had to do it. I pulled Eric Kupper in on programming, knocked out the mix and moved on. I was in Greece on tour when the record had been released. I didn't even know it was out there, but everyone was asking for it. I was blown away. Long story short, I have Hercules & The Love Affair to thank for getting me back to my first love. Correction, not my first love, my real love.
" I guess in four or five years, the new generation's music will be .. electronics, tapes. I can kind of envision .. maybe one person .. with a lot of machines, tapes, and electronics setups, singin or speaking .. and using machines " James Douglas Morrison | 1969
The Frankie Friday Music Thread.....RIP on 14:44 - Apr 4 with 5449 views
Frankie was famous when he was younger for mixing up all sorts of different styles, and that spirit was alive & well in the summer of 88 in London - it wasn't all acid squelches and uplifting vocals - you could still hear tracks like these in peak time in the main room:
Remember Nicky Holloway giving a drunken speech at Trip trying to justify why he played this - he needn't have bothered it took the roof off. The Woodentops were classic shoe-gazing mid 80s indie til main man Rolo discovered house
As I lived in Brixton that summer, I alternated between Trip and Planet Love at The Fridge on Sats (Mark Moore & Ian B) - this was played there weekly long before the William Hill ad ;) - of course the sirens helped
Meanwhile this was a staple at Spectrum - least it was at a couple of the early ones I went to - then Oakenfold sold out IMHO - as the queue got longer every week, loads of music industry nerds were swanning in on the guest list, leaving some of us who'd been there when it was half empty stuck outside...but I'll still never forget hearing this down there:
The Frankie Friday Music Thread.....RIP on 15:24 - Apr 4 with 5409 views