Historical Beats

Dance Classics In The Mix

A Year In The Mix : 1987 : Part 1

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Track list

  1.  Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness Remix by Coldcut)
  2.  M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume (Remix)
  3.  Ce Ce Rogers - Someday (Club Mix)
  4.  Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life
  5.  Jellybean - Jingo
  6.  LNR - Work It To The Bone
  7.  Kenny 'Jammin' Jason & Fast Eddie Smith - Can U Dance
  8.  2 Men A Drum Machine & A Trumpet - Tired Of Getting Pushed Around
  9.  2 Puerto Ricans, A Blackman And A Dominican - Do It Properly (Fierce Club Mix) 
10.  Phuture - Acid Trax
11.  Jack 'N' Chill - The Jack That House Built
12.  The BeatMasters Featuring The Cookie Crew - Rok Da House (12" Remix)

Historical Facts

Coldcut's remix of 'Paid In Full' was revolutionary at the time and a breakthrough in the remix field. Eric B apparently hated it and referred to it as 'gay disco shit' 

Famous DJ & Remix duo C.J. Mackintosh & Dave Dorrell were involved in the production of 'Pump Up The Volume'

'Someday' was produced by house godfather Marshall Jefferson. The piano would later be revived in rave classics Sweet Harmony by Liquid and Some Justice by Urban Shakedown. Check those out here

Rhythim is Rhythim is Derrick May, one of the founders of techno

'2 Men' are the blokes behind Fine Young Cannibals. It was a one-off experiment while Roland Gift was off trying to be an actor. Their obvious love for house music can be heard on their various FYC 12" remixes

'2 Puerto Ricans, a Black Man, and a Dominican' are, respectively, Dave Morales, Ralph Rosario, David Cole and Robert Clivilles. The track was basically a bootleg of the Adonis track with samples and Cole's legendary ivory tinkling

Phuture's 'Acid Trax' is widely acknowledged to have been the first acid track, featuring characteristic bass lines from the Roland TB-303