Whilst trying to get together a mix for the New Year, it's struck me that it's been a while since I really liked any new track or remix. They all seem tired or extremely noisy! Getting old? I suppose so.
Luckily, I got this wonderful USB turntable for my XXth birthday, and am currently trawling through my vinyl (9 boxes!) and recording some stuff that I've missed. With the help of Amadeus Pro and ClickRepair I'm cleaning the mold off them (the cellar's very damp), getting the scratches cleaned up, and archiving them for eternity.
Yep, an eternity of 90s house music. Hurrah!
Anyway, here's a taste of what I'm loving at the moment: Renee Silvers - "Rumors". This was one of the very first remixes I ever heard by Johnny Vicious, a genius who produced some classic stuff before selling his soul to the devil: he is currently producing... ugh, don't make me say it... trance.
Anyway, this was the track that turned me on to his stuff back in 1994. It stills sounds quite strange, like two tracks that don't quite go together, stuck on top of one another. I may be the last person on earth who still likes this stuff... or maybe not: strangely, the 12" is still available to order here.
Renee Silvers - Rumors (Johnny Vicious mix)
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