We kick off volume 4 of Funky Classix with To Be In Love by the Masters At Work featuring the vocals of India. Released 20 years ago in 1997 on MAW Records, this was the first track I ever purchased on vinyl and remains one of my favourite House records ever (12 minutes and 46 seconds of musical genius).
Next up is another of my first vinyl purchase’s, You Don’t Know by Mass Syndicate featuring Su Su Bobien. Originally released in the US on Strictly Rhythm in 1998 and then got UK release on FFRR which was being run by Pete Tong at the time. I remember buying this record on a cold autumn day in 98 on a record buying expedition in London’s West End.
The third song Rescue me by the Sunkids featuring Chance is produced by House music legend Tony Humphries and Deepswing. Released in the US in 1999 on Yelllorange, and would get a UK release on AM:PM in the same year. The remix that features on this is the Masters At Work Magic Session Mix, which is my favourite mix of this soulful classic, just for the shear musicality of remix.
Next is the mix is another all time favourite of mine, It’s Yours by Jon Cutler featuring E-Man. Released in 2001 on US label Chez Music. A track I remember featuring of Hed Kandi’s Disco Kandi series and purchasing on vinyl from my favourite record shop City Sounds in London.
The fifth track in the mix is Feelin You In And Out by Peven Everett. Released 10 years ago in 2007 on US label Symple Soul. The remix that features on this volume if Funky Classix is the Shelter Mix by Timmy Regisford. This track was one of the first song’s I purchased on digital store Traxsource.
The final track in the mix is Life Goes On by Little Louie Vega featuring the vocals of Arnold Jarvis. Released in 2000 on MAW Records and another track that was one of my first purchases on Traxsource.