Funky and soulful House classics are on the menu for volume nine of Funky Classix, and we kick off with one of the biggest House tracks ever, Finally by Kings Of Tomorrow (aka Sandy Rivera) featuring the vocals of House diva Julie McKnight. Originally released on French label Distance before being picked up in 2001 by House music giant Defected in the UK and peaking at #24 in the Singles Chart.
Track two is huge House music anthem that is The Cure And The Cause by Fish Go Deep featuring the vocals of Tracey K (Kelliher), but it is the remix by American House producer Dennis Ferrer that made this track the success that it is (the original mix is a weapon as well and will feature on a future instalment of Funky Classix). Originally released in the autumn of 2005 in the US on goDeep Recordings and then released in the UK on Defected in 2006 where it went one place higher in the UK Singles Chart than the previous track in the mix Finally.
Next up is Feelin’ Love by Soulsearcher featuring American vocalist Donna Allen. Soulsearcher is an alias of Marc Pomeroy who released Feelin’ Love in 2003 on his own label Soulfuric Deep. Pomeroy is one of the co-founders of the House music website Traxsource, a site where a lot of the tunes get punchased for this website.
Track four is Aquela Esquina by Negrocan with House and Garage legend Grant Nelson on remix duty. Aquela Esquina was originally released in 1994 and then re-released in 2001 on Grant Nelson’s label Swing City Records
Love Is What You Need (Look Ahead) by King Unique is track number five, and released in 2000 by Defected and became an instant classical on the House music scene.
The final track in the mix is Bring It Back To Love by Gerideau with our favourite DJ and producer Joey Negro on the buttons. Originally released in the UK in 1994 and then re-released in 1998 on Inferno where Bring It Back To Love got its Joey Negro remix. This tune sounded absolutely awesome at the Ministry Of Sound when DJ Pippi banged it out at the Glitterbox Christmas party in 2016.