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Art Vandelay
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Bit of a thread for the house heads, but seriously these are basically the best dance records ever made and frankly you'll be hard pressed to prove me wrong. Youtube links of farcically low budget 90s piano led tunes mandatory. Shirtless dancers optional.

Reach for the lasers etc.

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I went to the last night of Turnmills a while back, and the DJ dropped 'Strings of Life'. I almost started crying it was so ace, but to be honest I was so off my tits they could have dropped the theme tune to 'Johnny Briggs' and I would have been hugging pillars and trying to eat the lasers.

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My number one, which thanks to this thread I've just managed to track down, is 'Passion' by Vanilla Sound Corps. Amazingly, it's both written and sung by Rowetta of Mondays and X-Factor infamy, but don't let that put you off. Anybody who can pen and sing the lines 'I will suck and I will chew / Anything for you' deserves a second chance. The quality isn't stellar, but it's still eight minutes of sexy house madness.

Passion - Vanilla Sound Corps

In fact, the site where I found that has about a million great tunes from the era to download - Go here for a treasure trove...

Number two is Victor Romeo's 'Love Will Find A Way'. Like most of the versions on youtube, it's been given a crappy remix, but if you listen for the first twenty seconds and then after the first minute you'll getr a fair idea of what a monster this tune is...http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vS9nn7FoyH4

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Can't believe I forgot this one. Best mash-up ever.

The Source Ft. Candi Staton - You Got The Love

That was the version of the track that was playing in clubs around '88/89.

I'm 99.99% sure that was actually the first ever version of the track.

Odd, given that it was technically a mash-up using Jamie Principles track, years before that kind of thing became common place (15 - 20 years, in fact)

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That was the version of the track that was playing in clubs around '88/89.

I'm 99.99% sure that was actually the first ever version of the track.

Odd, given that it was technically a mash-up using Jamie Principles track, years before that kind of thing because common place (15 - 20 years, in fact)

It was a mash-up of Candi Statton vocals taken from documentary and a Frankie Knuckles track, which was in turn a cover version of the Jamie Principle track . . . I think.

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It's got nothing to do with Frankie Knuckles as far as I know, other than that most people associate Jamie Principle (and erroneously 'Your Love') with Knuckles because they did so much other work together. There is no Frankie Knuckles version - there is the Jamie Principle tune which the DJs working as 'The Source' sampled and slowed down (the one I posted above), and that's it. Staton's vocals are off an accapella compilation that was doing the DJ rounds at the time.

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It's got nothing to do with Frankie Knuckles as far as I know, other than that most people associate Jamie Principle (and erroneously 'Your Love') with Knuckles because they did so much other work together. There is no Frankie Knuckles version - there is the Jamie Principle tune which the DJs working as 'The Source' sampled and slowed down (the one I posted above), and that's it. Staton's vocals are off an accapella compilation that was doing the DJ rounds at the time.

Hmm, I should have known better than to trust Wikipedia, especailly as I'm always complaining about all the kids on YouTube who cite it when claiming Papua New Guinea is trance.

WHICH IT ISN'T.

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