Saddened to hear the passing of the Godfather of House.
Talking with Myself (Frankie Knuckles Mix) by Electribe 101 (Hip-Notic Records 1990)
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)
Here. (for a limited period only)
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)
Interview with DJ Harvey
Posted in Balearic, DJDick, House Music, Music
Tagged 1990, 90s, A Way of Life, Balearic, Boys Own, DJ Harvey, DJDick, Faith Fanzine, Ibiza, Ibiza 90, Ku, Music, Trippin' On Your Love, Vinyl Rip
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)
Posted in Birmingham, House Music, Music, Snobs
Tagged 12inch, 1989, Breathless, DJ, DJDick, Garage, Garage Movement, House Music, Let The Rain Come Down, Music, Paradise Circus, Rain, Record, Snobs, Storm Clouds, Vinyl, Vinyl Rip, Weather
‘Mr Loverman’ (New World Mix) by Shabba Ranks (Epic 1992)
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!
Posted in House Music, Music, Remix
Tagged 12inch, 1992, 90s, Boiler Room, Breathless, David Morales, Def Mix, DJ, DJDick, Dub, Gatecrasher, Hip Hop, House Music, Jamaica, Kingston, Mr. Loverman, Music, Paradise Circus, Record, Reggae, Shabba Ranks, Snobs, Vinyl, Vinyl Rip
‘Vamp’ by Outlander (R&S Records 1991)
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!
Posted in Breathless, House Music, Music
Tagged 12inch, 1991, 90s, Breathless, DJ, DJDick, House Music, James Bailey, Nottingham, Outlander, Paradise Circus, R&S Records, Record, Techno, Vamp, Venus, Vinyl, Vinyl Rip
Posted in Breathless, House Music, Music
Tagged 12inch, 1991, 90s, Breathless, DJ, DJDick, House Music, M.K., Marc Kinchen, Music, Paradise Circus, Record, Snobs, Vinyl
I had an enjoyable weekend listening to this
….and ended up
…and the soundtrack to this wonderful weekend…
‘Sore Fingers’ by Laurent Garnier (F Communications 1999)
‘Come and Get Dub’ by Jah Shaka (Mango/Island Records 1990)
Posted in House Music, Leftfoot, Music, Photography, Trees, Wood
Tagged 12inch, 1990, 1999, 7inch Single, 90s, Adam Regan, Album, CD, Disco, DJ, DJDick, Dub, Dub Symphony, House Music, Jah Shaka, Jamaica, Kingston, Laurent Garnier, Leftfoot, Music, Photography, Rastafarianism, Record, Reggae, Sleeve Art, Sore Fingers, Soul, Techno, Trees, Vinyl, Walking
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,
Oh yeh, can anyone spot the famous fashion designer, or should I say disgraced (allegedly) fashion designer?
Posted in Breathless, House Music, Music, Photography, Snobs
Tagged 12inch, 1991, 7inch Single, 90s, All Night Long, Breathless, Cake, DJ, DJDick, Goo1, House Music, John Galliano, Lee Fisher, Live Mix, Music, Neil Macey, Paradise Circus, Record, Snobs, Technics 1200s, The Dogs Bollocks, Vinyl
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)
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)
….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.
Posted in Disco, House Music, Leftfoot, Music, Remix
Tagged 12inch, 1981, 1988, 1997, 80's, 90s, Acid House, Adam Regan, Biggabush, Blend, Booty, Different Drummer, Disco, DJ, DJDick, Hare and Hounds, House Music, Jack Frost and the Circle Jerks, K.I.D., Leftfoot, Mash-Up, MBE, Music, New York, Norman Jay, Record, Switchblade Sisters, Vinyl