As our nostalgic journey continues through this multi-part series, let’s not forget that 1995 was the year when the Oklahoma City bombing shocked the nation, and the O.J. Simpson trial captivated our collective attention. But on a lighter note, Microsoft released Windows 95, and the Sony PlayStation made its U.S. debut. Yet, the echo of 90s House Music Classics provided the sonic backdrop that made the era unforgettable.
When Mariah Carey released “Emotions,” it was a defining moment. The track, embedded in the David Morales remix, had the vocals soaring higher than the U.S. box office numbers of Toy Story in 1995. The blend of Carey’s vocal range with the beat creates a sublime synergy, still making it a dancefloor essential.
This song is an interesting outlier. The 49ers managed to juxtapose elements of techno with classic house in “Don’t You Love Me,” just when Friends made its TV debut and started redefining friendship norms. This song may not have a Ross and Rachel saga, but its pulsating rhythm and evergreen allure still keep feet moving on dance floors today.
Clubhouse’s “Deep In My Heart” could almost be the soundtrack of 1996, a year that saw the infamous Unabomber captured and the Spice Girls claiming “Girl Power” with their hit “Wannabe.” But in the middle of it all, this number offered a profound, bass-heavy reflection of the deeper strains of house music.
This is a vital track that merged Cathy Dennis’s unique vocal style with D-Mob’s creative prowess. The song emerged at a time when the first Harry Potter book was published in the UK. Both the book and the song offered escape, but while Harry Potter invited us to a magical world, “That’s The Way Of The World” provided an escape on the dance floor.
In 1997, Tiger Woods amazed us with his Masters win at Augusta, but Carleen Anderson’s “Mama Said” was winning the hearts of club-goers. Her voice, coupled with K-Klassic Mix’s production finesse, made it a sterling example of house music done right.
Blending gospel with house music, this track was a spiritual awakening at the apex of the Y2K hysteria. The Classic Gospel Mix gave it an ethereal dimension, offering a musical refuge as we braced for the millennium.
By the time Madonna’s “Secret” rolled out in its Junior’s Luscious Club Mix, the Lewinsky scandal had shocked America. Yet, in Madonna’s quintessential style, the song offered a hidden escape—a confessional dance-floor rendezvous.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album : Keep On Jumpin’ | 90’s House Classics v6
Genre : Classic House
Year : 2010
Total Time : 1:18:59:00
1. Mariah Carey – Emotions (12” Club Mix)
2. 49ers – Don’t You Love Me (90’s Mix)
3. Clubhouse – Deep In My Heart (American 12” Mix)
4. D-Mob with Cathy Dennis – That’s The Way Of The World (12” Version)
5. Black Box – I Don’t Know (Hurley’s House Mix)
6. Carleen Anderson – Mama Said (K-Klassic Mix)
7. Sounds Of Blackness – I Believe (Classic Gospel Mix)
8. Shawn Christopher – Don’t Lose The Magic (David Morales Club Mix)
9. Clubland – Hold On (Hurley’s House Mix)
10. Master’s At Work pres. India – To Be In Love (Full Intention Club Edit)
11. Todd Terry feat. Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown – Keep On Jumpin (Tee’s Freeze Mix)
12. Toni Braxton – You’re Making me High (Classic Mix)
13. Chaka Khan – Love You All My Lifetime (Garage Mix With Strings)
14. Madonna – Secret (Junior’s Luscious Club Mix)