When I first sat down to compile the tracklist and then create Happy House Classics, I was more than pleased with the final output. When I went back and listened to it, I realized that I had created yet another Pride Classics set which heavily overlapped with previous efforts. Other than the weather being horrendous with temperatures in the low teens, overcast, drizzling and miserable, it’s not clear where my head was at; so I hit the delete button and started from scratch.
I poured over all of my sets from the early 2000’s through 2011 and uncovered a whole host of gems. Some were used on my Millennial House Classics and even on my recently reworked and remastered Deep & Funky Year-end Edition 2007 so I tried to limit any overlap or used alternate versions of the songs. The final output is something worth enjoying because these songs consistently put a smile on my face even on the shittiest of days. Some songs were big hits while others were limited to dance floors and never made it to radio.
Having such a massive output over the years, it’s easy to forget a lot of these songs until you pop them on and get absorbed by the hook. I plan on uncovering a lot more obscure and long forgotten tracks for another two-volume set sometime in the summer. For now, allow these sets to get you through the final weeks of winter. I’ll be back tomorrow with volume 2. Until then…ENJOY!