Category Archives: House Music

R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles

Saddened to hear the passing of the Godfather of House.

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Talking with Myself (Frankie Knuckles Mix) by Electribe 101 (Hip-Notic Records 1990)

I Am Excited!

Since hearing this track again, on my Breathless mix, I’ve been searching high and low for it here at Dicky Towers, and whilst searching through a few boxes, for a specific Halloween track to post, and failing miserably in that department, I stumbled on this killa track. It’s the perfect club track with all the right ingredients in the right places. And I get goose bumps when that keyboard line drops at 1:48!

Keep On Jumpin’ by Beatboxx feat. Chazzie (Strictly Rhythm 1991)

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Ibiza 90

My first and only time on the island of Ibiza. A killa time had by all! Check the film in four parts. That’s Harvey at 3.00 of part 2 worshipping the hugh speaker stacks in Ku.

A tune that should have been on the soundtrack…

Trippin’ On Your Love by Way of Life (Eternal Records 1990)

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Interview with DJ Harvey

Choon #9 (Song for a Wet Weekend)

Even though we are set for an ‘autumnal weekend’ (yeh, July!) this track will put a skip in ya stride…

Let The Rain Come Down by Garage Movement (Ace Beat 1989)

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Choon #8

‘Mr Loverman’ (New World Mix) by Shabba Ranks (Epic 1992)

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I absolutely love this track, with its mix of Reggae/House sensibility, and David Morales on remix duties, who, incidentally, was on fire when it came to remixing around this period, and its tempo of 87 BPM, it’s a piece of black magic plastic…and perfect to kick-off a set with. As  I mentioned in a previous post, I think this tune stands the test of time, and wouldn’t sound out of place in Gatecrasher or the Boiler Room right now!

Breathless x Venus=

MADNESS!

‘Vamp’ by Outlander (R&S Records 1991)

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Does anyone remember the coach trip to Venus in Nottingham? All I remember is that it was one of the most crazy nights I have been involved in and when I dropped the above tune the place erupted!

Choon #7

‘Burning’ by M.K. (Area 10 Records 1991)

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Marc Kinchen

A Contrasting Weekend….

I had an enjoyable weekend listening to this guy

…and this dude….

….and ended up here

…and the soundtrack to this wonderful weekend…

‘Sore Fingers’ by Laurent Garnier (F Communications 1999)

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‘Come and Get Dub’ by Jah Shaka (Mango/Island Records 1990)

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Breathless

Photos by Mike Horseman.

A great 3 years of my DJ career, but I think the photos say it all, don’t you?

DJDick live at Breathless October 1991,

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Oh yeh, can anyone spot the famous fashion designer, or should I say disgraced (allegedly) fashion designer?

Hupendi Muziki Wangu?!

Norman Jay MBE dropped this at the Hare and Hounds on Saturday night…

Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don’t Like My Music) by K.I.D. (SAM Records 1981)

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Back in 1997 Biggabush and I made a sort of mash-up, inspired by the above track and this one…

‘Shout’ by Jack Frost and the Circle Jerks (Trax Records 1988)

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….and we came up with this (yours truly on vocals)…

U Love My Music by Switchblade Sisters (Different Drummer 1997)

I have 3 sealed copies left of this track for sale – £5 + P&P (cheaper than what they are going for on Discogs). Please get in touch if you would like to purchase a copy.