party-defining tunes (old and new)

Bahamas

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1992
Another nice sample


Love those vintage synth sounds.
It's astonishing how many classics have been made with such few instruments/samples, most adequately shown in here.

Other Korg M1 highlights:

In-Sane - Crazy (1996)

Tapesh & Dane S - Your Love (Dub Mix) (2013)

Aura Safari - Dreams Of Music (2021) -> love that BottleBell

Electronic music history is studded with Western world places & persons, but the most iconic sounds were conceived by a handful anonymous japanese engineers who weren't aware of the stir it was going to cause on the other end of the ocean.

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True game changers 🇯🇵
 
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Bahamas

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Rush Hour has been reissuing Vincent Floyd records for some years now. Brilliant stuff.

This got released last month:



Bonus story:


Bonus discogs review gone wrong:
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Tourist

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A couple of months back, Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) shared a few comments about the classic "Do It Now" 20 years on from its og release. IMHO one of the greatest records ever made. REAL Deep House Music at its most beautiful and communal. Just one reason why I still care.

*the DFA artist he referred is the Juan Maclean and the track is Happy House, which I also love. Bit of an awkward one but draw your own conclusions...


DO IT NOW
// There’s been a lot of attention today over a song of mine called ‘Do It Now’.
My favorite things about this song in no particular order:
• It took more than a year to produce just this one song.
• It was intended to be released as the last Dubtribe single. The last word after 10 years of endless touring and performing.
• Many people think it is a re edit of a pop song, It is not. Every key, every bass thump, every conga, even the guitar is all played by me. There is a 2.4 second sample from the famous song in the chorus as a backing vocal, but that’s the only sample in the song. It’s not even in the same key as the song it’s supposed to be a re edit of.
• Lawrence Petty gave me the idea of where to look for the root of this song. Such a gift.
• Many people have sampled it, one famous DFA/Sony artist stole the whole intro, and the actually asked me to remix it. Never said thank you. Never gave me a credit.
• Hundreds of bashful couples from all over the world have approached me to thank me for saving their relationships, prompting their marriages, and breakups as the direct result of this song.
• There are not less than 16 tracks of vocals of myself and Moonbeam Jones on this record. Harmonies on top of harmonies, panned wide, layered and yet so sweet and subtle.
• After a year of working with this riff musically, I wrote the lyrics in about 8 minutes.
• The hi hat pattern is all done with a delay. There’s only a hat on the 1. There rest is a delay effect which loops 2 bars.
• I wrote this as a love letter to my best friend and partner.
• It was originally released as a single sided, limited edition 12” single on our own label, and that was supposed to be that.
They sold out in about an hour and we were forced to make thousands more.
• Despite having created a handful of warehouse and sunrise classics, always reinventing myself, Do It Now is most successful and widely applauded record I have ever made.
It is the first record I ever made where I played all of the instruments.
• Ben Watt and Tracy Thorne included this song on their ‘back to mine’ compilation and called it “a missing link” . Highest praise I have ever received.
The best thing about “now” is that it’s never yesterday, and it’s never tomorrow. It’s always right now.
This song turns 20, and I still cry and raise my hands in the middle eight every time I sing it.
LOVE
 

Bahamas

Active Member
A couple of months back, Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) shared a few comments about the classic "Do It Now" 20 years on from its og release. IMHO one of the greatest records ever made. REAL Deep House Music at its most beautiful and communal. Just one reason why I still care.

*the DFA artist he referred is the Juan Maclean and the track is Happy House, which I also love. Bit of an awkward one but draw your own conclusions...


DO IT NOW
// There’s been a lot of attention today over a song of mine called ‘Do It Now’.
My favorite things about this song in no particular order:
• It took more than a year to produce just this one song.
• It was intended to be released as the last Dubtribe single. The last word after 10 years of endless touring and performing.
• Many people think it is a re edit of a pop song, It is not. Every key, every bass thump, every conga, even the guitar is all played by me. There is a 2.4 second sample from the famous song in the chorus as a backing vocal, but that’s the only sample in the song. It’s not even in the same key as the song it’s supposed to be a re edit of.
• Lawrence Petty gave me the idea of where to look for the root of this song. Such a gift.
• Many people have sampled it, one famous DFA/Sony artist stole the whole intro, and the actually asked me to remix it. Never said thank you. Never gave me a credit.
• Hundreds of bashful couples from all over the world have approached me to thank me for saving their relationships, prompting their marriages, and breakups as the direct result of this song.
• There are not less than 16 tracks of vocals of myself and Moonbeam Jones on this record. Harmonies on top of harmonies, panned wide, layered and yet so sweet and subtle.
• After a year of working with this riff musically, I wrote the lyrics in about 8 minutes.
• The hi hat pattern is all done with a delay. There’s only a hat on the 1. There rest is a delay effect which loops 2 bars.
• I wrote this as a love letter to my best friend and partner.
• It was originally released as a single sided, limited edition 12” single on our own label, and that was supposed to be that.
They sold out in about an hour and we were forced to make thousands more.
• Despite having created a handful of warehouse and sunrise classics, always reinventing myself, Do It Now is most successful and widely applauded record I have ever made.
It is the first record I ever made where I played all of the instruments.
• Ben Watt and Tracy Thorne included this song on their ‘back to mine’ compilation and called it “a missing link” . Highest praise I have ever received.
The best thing about “now” is that it’s never yesterday, and it’s never tomorrow. It’s always right now.
This song turns 20, and I still cry and raise my hands in the middle eight every time I sing it.
LOVE

Thanks for sharing.

Another fav on that summery feelgood vibe:

Think this version is vinyl only. Definitely worth the purchase 🚀
 

Bahamas

Active Member
A lot of decent club tunes are being reanimated these days.
Labels like Mental Groove Records, Mint Condition and 4 To The Floor are bursting with tracks that stood the test of time.
Luckily we have a thread to pour it all into.
Some pickings:

Being - Nine Bars (somewhere in the 90s, previously unreleased)

Force Dimension - 200 FA (1989)

Liquid Son - Tonefloat (1991) -> original demo dates from 1985(!)

Coil - Theme From Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex (1992)

Microwave Prince - Eternal Light (1995)
 
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Bahamas

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Aaaaah... new beginnings... Always in for a proper shakedown, mind/body/community reconnecting...

Speedy J Live @ Pukkelpop 2002
Jochem Paap is one of those performers that got me into harder techno regions.
Young Bahamas just graduated from high school and went to this festival where Speedy was scheduled in the Dance Hall on Sunday afternoon, on a tour with his new Loudboxer album.
Didn't know exactly to expect but was immediately blown away.
Full-on rave techno: relentless beats, hypnotic patterns, no prisoners.

Back home I immediately got to the store for that CD and was very happy to find this live version of Krikc on it:

Takes me back in a good way.
Still like the entire album after all those years.
Not suited for sitdown events.
 

Bahamas

Active Member
Always happy to find Planet E thumbnails in here 🪐

'Murder Of The Innocent' is a more recent Carl Craig production which left a big impression on me.

Quite sure Green Velvet doesn't deserve credits for this one. Sounds more like Soha & Carl Craig

 

Tourist

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I posted a whole load of Carl Craig on here before but can't recall if this was in there. A lot more subtle than his out and out banger remixes but no less deadly. The genius is in how it builds and builds and swirls around your head. When techno collides with traditional black/african music, the result is often amazing. Some DJs are too scared to play it because they fear losing impatient crowds but my response to that is you're playing to the wrong crowds...

 

elmooreo

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I posted a whole load of Carl Craig on here before but can't recall if this was in there. A lot more subtle than his out and out banger remixes but no less deadly. The genius is in how it builds and builds and swirls around your head. When techno collides with traditional black/african music, the result is often amazing. Some DJs are too scared to play it because they fear losing impatient crowds but my response to that is you're playing to the wrong crowds...


Needs pitching up quite a bit too from experience...it ends up going off so not a warm up track per se unless you mix out of it before the big synthy bass bit...the vocal is quite cool to play around with.

This has been a more recent discovery courtesy of Luke Una...

 
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