Spirit of House Seminal House Classic: Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives (1991) | (Deep House Sydney, Soulful House Sydney)


Year : 1991.
Label : Arista.

House music that is pure perfection from start to finish, super warm piano and beautiful vocals by Alison Limerick, such a moment in house for us that really doesnt get played in Sydney enough.

Alison T. Limerick (born 1959, StepneyLondonEngland) is a British singer who scored success in the 1990s with the huge club anthem “Where Love Lives“, which was her solo-debut and a #3 hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play in 1991

She began her music career as a backing vocalist in the mid-1980s, after attending the London Contemporary School of Dance.[1] Her work appeared on The Style Council‘s 1985 albumOur Favourite Shop.[1] In 1989 she made a brief appearance as an African sorceress in Bob Rafelson‘s film,Mountains of the Moon. She has also contributed to the musical project This Mortal Coil, singing on two of its albums: Filigree & Shadow (1986) andBlood (1991).[1] Another 4AD related contribution found her singing on the Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook album Sleeps with the Fishes (1987) on the song “Equal Ways.” Work with Peter Murphy (1992’s Holy Smoke) followed before Limerick finally made her solo debut the same year, teaming with the house-musicrecord producersDavid Morales and Frankie Knuckles.[1]

Alison Limerick is best known for her 1990s clubanthems, her most successful and best known track being “Where Love Lives,” her only US release, which was originally a club success in 1991, and a UK Singles Chart #9 smash when remixed in 1996.[2] Her 1992 hit “Make it On My Own,” reached #16 in the UKchart. Her own album With a Twist appeared in 1994, plus the 1996 remix collection Club Classics followed, and a year later Limerick returned with “Put Your Faith in Me.”[1][2] “Where Love Lives” has made three separate appearances in the U.S.Hot Dance Club Playchart in 1991 (#3), 1996 (#4) and 2003 (#16).[3] None of her full-length works were released in the US. Alison was the featured vocalist on the 1995 James Taylor Quartet album “In The Hand of The Inevitable”, on the album’s three solo vocal tracks. The tracks included the single “Love Will Keep Us Together” and the album remains the Acid Jazz label’s biggest selling album.

Alison Limerick worked with many famous artists and songwriters such as George MichaelCourtney Pine and Lamont Dozier. In 1993 she sang backing vocals on M People‘s song “Melody of Life” from its album Elegant Slumming. She appears in the British movie Collusion as the jazz singer and she is also notable as one of the (uncredited) singers heard performing the closing title song on each episode of Blackadder the Third.[4]

She now continues to record and sing live, for PA’s and with her own band. She can be heard singing soul/jazz, in various venues across Europe, and found being the Dance Diva in House music venues around the world performing her all-time classics like “Where Love Lives” and “Make it on My Own.”

In 2012, Alison Limerick released two new album projects that are an exclusive digital collection of all her major and independent releases plus a brand-new album.

Look out for updates on our next spirit of house block party happening very soon with a secret international guest,

email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for updates on that one.

 

SYDNEY SOULFUL HOUSE POWERHOUSE RANDOM SOUL RELEASE LIVE FOR THE MOMENT ALBUM


‘Live For The Moment’ is the debut album from Random Soul, the Australian house duo of Yogi & Husky. The duo have made a big impression in recent years with releases for labels including Strictly Rhythm, Bargrooves, Salted and Large. The album, released on their own label, Random Soul Recordings, presents an effortless journey through 15 tracks that cement their position amongst the most established names in Deep and Soulful House circles, while also showcasing their talent in creating Soul, Jazz and Funk gems.

‘Live For The Moment’ incorporates everything from floating vocals and laid-back soulful grooves riddled with live instrumentation, through to bumping, funky club tracks. The album also highlights their talent as songwriters with a string of captivating vocals featuring strong hooks, often performed by Yogi. Six vocal collaborators include well-known West Coast USA artists Chuck Love and Joshua Heath, as well as Natalie Conway, Kristen Pearson, Kyla Sexton and Louis Hale. All are close friends of Yogi & Husky, and the chemistry of the relationships shines through: “Working with friends always makes the job seem more fun too, so doing tracks with people like Joshua Heath and Chuck Love, usually meant more jokes and laughing than ‘work’ per say. We enjoy getting other people in the studio as it creates such a different dynamic”

Listening to these collaborations and the album in full, it’s clear to hear where many of Random Soul’s influences lie, with the house sounds of Miguel Migs, Joey Negro, Grant Nelson and Groove Armada providing a strong focus, alongside funk and soul artists such as Rae & Christian and Smoove & Turrell.

Since 2005, Sydney-based Yogi & Husky have become two of the city’s most well known DJ/Producer exports. Combining their production skills, varied musical talents and their mutual love of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Motown, Disco and everything in-between, they have brought the Random Soul sound alive in clubs, bars and festivals around the world, and delivered hit after hit in house music circles. Their distinct studio sound is typified by Yogi’s keyboards and vocals, and Husky’s jumping bass-lines and driving drums – a sound that has given them a worldwide following and seen them command on-going positions at the top of download store sales charts, while picking up countless licenses of their music to international compilation series’.

The first single taken from the album is ‘Mysterious’ and will feature a Richard Earnshaw remix to be released late January February 2013.

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EVENT: DEEP AFRO SOULFUL HOUSE: The Mile High Club & Paul Strange pres. OSUNLADE (Sat Mar 9) Feat. Phil Toke, Michael Zac, Liam Sampras, Matt Cahill, Venuto, Johnny Gleeson


Those good people at Goldfish just dont let up with the bookings, another solid booking from one of the few venues still flying the flag for DEEP & SOULFUL HOUSE in Sydney. The enigmatic afro inspired soulful producer & DJ OSUNLADE is playing on Saturday March 9 with our own Phil Toke in support along with Michael Zac, Liam Sampras, Matt Cahill, Venuto, Johnny Gleeson.

The Mile High Club & Paul Strange presents
OSUNLADE (Yoruba Soul Recordings)
Saturday 9th March

// OSUNLADE

Osunlade is an artist who personifies art. His music as well as his being creates unified melodies manifested with balance, life and wisdom. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, a place known for pioneering jazz, blues as well, innovative artists like Miles Davis. At age seven Osunlade discovered the piano and the vision of his life’s destiny was born. By the age twelve he found an interest in creating and producing songs of his own, he formed a local band, taught himself several other instruments and studied further the development of his unique sound.

In 1999, Osunlade would embark on what is now his dream come true. The founding of Yoruba Records. Recognized as one of the most important dance music labels worldwide, Yoruba Records is purely a source of music created to elevate the spirit. As the success of the label grew, so did the demand for Osunlade to expand. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became on of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him the messiah of ancestral house music. With the support of dj’s worldwide and his music now introduced to a wider spectrum of listeners, this veteran musician/composer/producer becoming the artist finally achieved balance within.

Although his demand for production and remixes from labels and artists worldwide, his passion is in Yoruba Records maintaining its reputation of its unparalleled quality in music. With its own family of talented producers and artists developing and bridging sound and cultures, the labels’ evolution is endless and bright.

Ticket Info:
$20 first release through dash tickets

LOCAL SUPPORT
Matt Cahill / Phil Toke / Michael Zac / Venuto
Liam Sampras / Johnny Gleeson

GOLDFISH
111 Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross, 2011
http://www.goldfishkingscross.com