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This is news that a lot of you have been waiting for. We have secured LATE NITE TUFF GUY (aka DJ HMC) for an ALL NIGHT ROID RAVE at our One Night Stand in August. One of Australia’s greatest disco, house and techno treasures, mister Carmelo Bianchetti will at long last be hopping on a plane in Adelaide to come and delight us at one of our favourite venues – Civic Underground. One of Australia’s best on one of the best sound systems! YEAH!
HMC first made his mark in the early ’80s, when he was one of the first DJs in the country to spin Chicago house and Detroit techno. He made his production debut back in 1991 with the 100% Juice EP on Juice Records, Australia’s first techno label. In 1995 he released "Phreakin’" as the first twelve-inch on Dirty House Records, which went on to become an international hit and put Adelaide on the world map as what people were calling the "Aussie Detroit". All of this spells one thing: PIONEER. It’s not often people can legitimately be labelled "The Godfather" of something, but not many people will dispute the title being handed to HMC when it comes to Australian techno.
In recent years, Bianchetti has made a prolific return to producing, both as HMC and under the moniker Late Nite Tuff Guy. "I Get Deeper" had a truly massive impact all over the world, and his string of amazing releases on disco edits imprint Dessert Island Discs indicates that he’s back with a vengeance and a newfound excitement for sharing the music he’s passionate about. And what better arena to do that than at a Picnic One Night Stand? LNTG will be taking us on a journey from the moment the doors open until we eventually get dragged out into the unfortunate dawn light.
We need to see you all dressed up Roid Rave style, so start your pump regime and get those juicy muscles bulging…Don your most revealing gym gear and show us your guns!
My Boo (CeCe Peniston song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Playlist : Ce Ce Peniston – Finally Rare Earth – Happy Song Or Dance (Edit)/Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Victor Rosado Tracks Live Mix)
Virgo – Mechanically Replayed
Mission Control – Outer Limits PM Dawn – Watcher’s Point of View (Todd Terry Mix)
Voyage – Lady America
The Prince Of Dance Presents Sunday Adams – (Oohh Ohh Ah Ha) I WannaFeel It!
Petra & Co – Just Let Go (Dub)
?? – ?? Moby – Go Moby – Mobility Adamski – Killer
Urban Soul – Alright
Toxic Two – Rave Generator
Smallage – Together
The vocals of one of the hottest Soul music voices Omar reworked with the studio skills on the one and only Heinrik Schwarz. One of the finest moments in soulful electronic music of the last couple of years.
Dropping some computer love with classic electronic mixes, live sets & local podcast sessions you need to know about from the DJ’s, Producers & Lables still flying the flag for Detroit Techno, Electro-Funk, Hi-Tech Soul & Chicago House.
Podcast #2 - Mark Murphy Classic Chicago “JACKin’ Podcast
Our second podcast is a mix of the cornerstone production moments in House music put together by one of the undeniable monarchs of Electronic music in Sydney, DJ Mark Murphy. The DJ’s DJ who has been making his name playing everything from Acid House, Electro, Disco, Techno & Chicago House for as long as I can remember.
This mix was originally promo he put together for a Chicago House music club night called “JACK”, which he co-presented by with DJ Magda. It is a journey through some classic releases that shaped the HOUSE & TECHNO sounds from an era where those cats at Trax Records were working hard to put out some of the classic analogue acid cuts on recycled vinyl and Frankie was the man dropping legendry spiritual lessons on dancefloors.
It features classic cuts such as; Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride, Ralph Rosario – You Used To Hold Me,Hercules – 7 ways to Jack, Adonis – Do It Properly/No Way Back, Marshall Jefferson – Ride The Rhythm & House Music, Nitro Deluxe – Let’s Get Brutal, Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge- It’s all right, Frankie Knuckles feat Jamie Principle – Your Love
I suppose the remix of this is well known but this is the Original version out before the well known Jam & Spoon Remix which came out two years after. It is considered an electronic masterpiece and can be considered as the first techno-trance record ever. It was composed by Bruno Sanchioni, the man behind Diki ‘s best releases like Plexus, Dr. Phibes or the legendary Bazz. He released great records from the french/belgian border city of Mouscron opening the door to a whole new genre.
I heard this at a warehouse party in Sydney a couple of years ago and been looking for it since, The alternative Do It Properly (No Way Back) re-working with that driving “No Way Back” bass line and a stack more samples to lighten up the floor-space.
It is time to not only celebrate the safe return of all our fine troops but also to raise our glasses in honour of one of our militia’s top commanders. On this night we would like to help commemorate yet another year on this fine wonderful planet for none other than Lieutenant Fernandes.
To help celebrate, our new allies, the ZULU WARRIORS have been asked to perform a unique and empowering number of their warrior chant dance numbers live in the flesh with nothing else to derive the sounds but their hand made drums and their voices to energetically get us all up on our feet wailing the night away!
WE ASSURE YOU… these warriors will set your feet on fire!
And to help us maintain the velocity of our feet on the night, our Reception Marshals have asked Lieutenant Dave Fernandes himself as well as Lieutenant Dean Dixon to take to manning the wheels of our tanks, to spin the dials of our operating systems and to pull the triggers of our anti-aircraft guns to help us light up the night in fine fashion and with an artistry of noises to have each and every single one of you beating your chests, pounding those terrifying thoughts of battle out, and reaching for that starry night sky!
This Summer of Love anthem still packs a punch after influencing a quarter-century of pop and dance music
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Trying to nail the exact appeal of a song is a bit like taking a hammer to a frog. Sure, you’ll splay its innards and identify the individual bits that make it what it is, but why would you want to? Never is this daft metaphor more true than in the case of dance music, where genre classics are supposed to transcend nerdy analysis.
But sometimes a song has such power it can define a genre and a generation – surely that deserves more than just fleeting dancefloor glory? So goes the story of Your Love by Frankie Knuckles, a track considered an anthem for Britain’s 1989 Summer of Love, unwittingly going on to influence a quarter-century of pop music and dance culture.
“From the arpeggiated synth line to that thick, fat analogue bassline, it’s one of a handful of tunes that captures the spirit of acid house,” says Nick DeCosemo, editor of Mixmag. “Lots of current producers still look back to it for inspiration.” DeCosemo insists electronic music wouldn’t be the same without it. Dave Pearce, who interviewed Knuckles for a special edition of 6Mix on BBC 6 Music last weekend, agrees. Pearce tells me it’s not just misty-eyed rave nostalgia that gets him going, “it works because it manages to combine a soulful spirituality with a darker side, while being very sexual at the same time”. Not bad for a track recorded for a laugh in the DJ booth of one-time Chicago house club, The Power Plant, with a drum machine borrowed from Derrick May and pal Jamie Principle roped in on vocals.
Knuckles, a 55-year-old New Yorker whose name hardly ever appears in print without the words “godfather of house” preceding it, has even managed to pip Chicago icon Oprah in having a street named after him in the Windy City, so appreciated is his influence on the music scene. Meanwhile, America’s doyenne of daytime TV had to wait around until this week before finally being honoured with Oprah Way.
But it’s not just me, club DJs, and the mayor of Chicago who remain hypnotised by the Knuckles back catalogue: Animal Collective sampled Your Love on My Girls while Friendly Fires covered it on their Photobooth EP. And, of course, the Source mixed it under Candi Staton‘s You Got the Love and produced an even bigger hit (several times over), spawning additional covers from Florence and the Machine, the xx and, er, Joss Stone.
In short, the debt pop music owes to Your Love isn’t just to those old enough to have indulged in the days of acid house (as opposed to huddling in front of the box for the next episode of Fun House). Nor can the track be relegated to propping up the bargain bins of 90s pop. To paraphrase Pearce, its shelf-life extends way beyond the usual dance music sell-by date, largely because “it’s an exquisite record you can really lose yourself in. It will just live for ever.”
Its all about THAT BASS! one of my favorites Chicago House tunes, and great to still hear it getting times played on more then a few occasions around Sydney too. I heard Simon Caldwell drop this at Mad Racket in Marrickville on more then a few occasions and also the lads at HAHA warehouse parties don’t mind pulling this one out either.
Adonis is a Chicagoacid house pioneer who made his name with the classic 1986 tracks ‘No Way Back’ and ‘We’re Rockin Down The House’.
Adonis recorded many innovative and influential dance tracks. Born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, Adonis was introduced to music at a young age. He played bass guitar with several jazz and funk bands and was eventually introduced to a raw and untamed art form that was brewing in Chicago. The art form is now called house music worldwide which subsequently spawned acid house, techno, trance and drum & bass.