The 90s were a vibrant time for dance music, especially House. Early in the decade, genres like Freestyle, Breakbeat, Trip Hop, Hip Hop, and Eurodance were offshoots that spun into their own categories, but it’s the latter half of the nineties that witnessed a dramatic shift in the 90s House Music landscape.
Classic House continued to pulsate on dance floors, yet there was a thirst for innovation. The sound progressively transformed, integrating electronic and tribal beats, igniting a new club culture. Renowned names like Club 69 (Peter Rauhofer), Thunderpuss, Victor Calderone, Tony Moran, Hex Hector, Jonathan Peters, Soul Solution, and more began to define this era. Junior Vasquez’s seamless transition between commercial House and big tribal beats became an emblematic representation of the time.
An example of this transition was the Soul Solution and Hex Hector remix of Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart.” This mix shook the dance floor, making record labels turn heads, even though the exceptional Frankie Knuckles version was featured in volume one of this series.
This new breed of 90s Dance Floor Hits began to take over this four-volume collection, reaching a peak in 1998-1999. The period also birthed a tougher house sound through Full Intention, StoneBridge, Love To Infinity, and the signature garage house style of Armand Van Helden.
Trance, an underground phenomenon bubbling in the UK during the early nineties, made its way to the US, turning many house DJs like Rollo & Sister Bliss, Perfecto, Sash!, and BT into Trance legends.
Volume two invites you to explore this fascinating evolution. It includes the Franktified Club Mix of Chaka Khan’s “Never Miss The Water,” the StoneBridge Mix of Hannah Jones’s “No One Can Love You More Than Me,” the Deep Zone Club Mix of “Remember Me” by The Blue Boy, and more.
The Love To Infinity’s Extended Club Mix of Diana King’s “I Say A Little Prayer,” Pulse’s “The Lover That You Are” with Hex Hector & Soul Solution Club Mix, Grace’s “Not Over Yet” with Perfecto Mix, and Ace Of Base’s “Beautiful Life” with Vission & Lorimer Club Mix showcase the diverse sounds that shaped this era.
For now, immerse yourself in this rich slice of 90s House Music history. Turn up the volume and feel the beats. Look out for volume three this weekend and the final fourth volume next week. Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album : The Ultimate 90’s House Classics [1996 – 1997] Vol. 2
Genre : 90’s Classic House
Year : 2021
Total Time : 3:06:16
1. Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl (David Morales Remix)
2. Chaka Khan feat. Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Never Miss The Water (Franktified Club Mix)
3. The Blue Boy – Remember Me (Deep Zone Club Mix)
4. Garbage – Stupid Girl (Tee’s Freeze Club)
5. The Cardigans – Lovefool (Tee’s Freeze Club)
6. Diana King – I Say A Little Prayer (Love To Infinity’s Extended Club Mix)
7. Pulse feat. Antoinette Roberson – The Lover That You Are (Hex Hector & Soul Solution Club Mix)
8. Hannah Jones – No One Can Love You More Than Me (StoneBridge Mix)
9. Spice Girls – Wannabe (Junior Vasquez 12” Club Mix)
10. Joi Cardwell – Run To You (Giuseppe D Hothead Vocal Mix)
11. Le Click – Call Me (Junior’s Main Mix)
12. Grace – Not Over Yet (Perfecto Mix)
13. White Town – Your Woman (Fitch Brothers Up-Town Dance Mix)
14. Robert Miles feat. Maria Nayler – One And One (David Morales Club Mix)
15. Daphne – I Found It (Greed Shakedown Mix)
16. Club 69 feat. Kim Cooper – Drama (Club 69’s Full Drama)
17. N-Joi – The New Anthem (Hot Tracks)
18. MK feat. Alana – Always (StoneBridge Club Mix)
19. Ace Of Base – Beautiful Life (Vission & Lorimer Club Mix)
20. Robin S. – It Must Be Love (Fitch Bros Club Mix)
21. Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador (K-Klass Klub Mix)
22. Lisa Stansfield vs. The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – People Hold On (Jon Is The Don Mix)
23. Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden’s Star Trunk Mix)
24. Love Tribe – Stand Up (Narcotic Mix)
25. Praxis feat. Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out (Turn To Sugar) (Sol Brothers’ Turn To Sugar Vocal Mix)
26. CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand Van Helden’s Drum ‘n’ Bass Mix)
27. Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Mix)
28. Victor Calderone – Give It Up (Original Mix)
29. Future Breeze – Why Don´t You Dance With Me (Future Breeze´s House Mix)
30. Kristine W – Land Of The Living (Junior’s New Vocal Mix)