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00s House Music Classics Volume 2: Turn It Up

When we talk about “classics,” we often think of tracks that not only gained widespread popularity but also stood the test of time. But in the vast realm of early 00s House Music Classics, it’s crucial to look beyond just the chart-toppers. We shouldn’t overlook tracks that might not have conquered the Billboard Dance chart but resonated deeply on local dance floors. After all, history isn’t solely written by the victors; it’s also penned by those who challenge norms and make lasting contributions, however underground or “fringe” they may be.

Take, for instance, the influential settings of Studio 54 and Paradise Garage during disco’s prime. While Studio 54 catered to a mainstream audience, Paradise Garage served up less commercial sounds that were just as vital to the genre’s ecosystem. Such lesser-known tracks often inspire the samples in today’s music, proving that the line between mainstream and obscure is, at best, a blurry one.

That brings us to the essence of this early 00s House Music Classics collection. It’s an amalgamation that celebrates both giants and underdogs—tracks that you’ve danced to for years alongside tunes you might be hearing for the first time. Tracks like Deep Dish’s “Dreams” by Stevie Nicks in the Miami Calling Remix remind us that house music can be as atmospheric as it is danceable. Then there’s the iconic “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” by Modjo, which, in its Extended Mix, encapsulates the fusion of nostalgia and freshness that marked the turn of the millennium.

In this period, up-and-coming talents like Freemasons and Seamus Haji were remixing house with fresh perspectives. Their works, like the Full Intention Club remix of “Love On My Mind” with newcomer Amanda Wilson, or Moby’s “I Love To Move In Here” in the Seamus Haji Remix, reflected a generational shift in dance music. These artists were leveraging new technology to draw inspiration from multiple decades—be it ’70s disco or ’80s new wave—creating a sonic tapestry that was both diverse and cohesive.

The early 2000s were a transformative phase for house music. Advancements in technology democratized the production process, resulting in a creative explosion that blurred the lines between sub-genres. Artists weren’t just paying homage to their roots; they were stretching them in exhilarating new directions. This dynamic era, one of technological strides and aesthetic evolution, is where our early 00s House Music Classics series finds its true essence.

So as you groove through this collection, let it be a journey that educates, captivates, and perhaps even sparks your own creative projects. This is more than a setlist; it’s an audible snapshot of an era, reflecting the stylistic breadth and depth of a groundbreaking decade in house music.

And remember, we’ve got more volumes in this series, so stay tuned. For now, TURN IT UP and ENJOY!

Album : Turn It Up | Millennial House Classics v2
Genre : House
Year : 2014
Total Time : 01:11:18

1. Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams (Miami Calling Remix)

2. Freemasons feat. Amanda Wilson – Love On My Mind (Full Intention Club)

3. G Club pres. Banda Sonora – Guitarra G (G Club Original Mix)

4. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight) (Extended Mix)

5. Jean Jacques Smoothie feat. Tara Busch – 2People (Louis La Roche Remix)

6. Frou Frou – Breathe In (Watkins Vocal Mix)

7. Mark Picchiotti pres. Basstoy feat. Dana Devin – Turn It Up (Kenny Hayes Sunshine Funk Mix)

8. Moby – I Love To Move In Here (Seamus Haji Remix)

9. Joey Negro – Make A Move On Me (Vocal Club Mix)

10. Disco International feat. Miss Lynsey – Ready 4 More (Club Mix)

11. Shakedown – At Night (Original Club Mix)

12. Thelma Houston – I Need Somebody Tonight (Joey Negro Zone Mix)

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