Earlier this year, I embarked on a deep dive into the first decade of the 2000s, unearthing the gems that make up early Millennial House Music Classics. Having completed the project a few months back, I’ve decided it’s time to bring it into the spotlight. Unlike its 90s predecessor, Millennial House Music marks a period of intriguing transitions and expansions, tracing the genre’s evolution from its classic and disco lineage to a more varied soundscape.
The first decade of the new millennium was a formative time for house music, steering it into various sub-genres and stylistic flourishes. Sure, industry stalwarts like Eric Kupper, David Morales, and Full Intention continued their contributions. But this era also welcomed new talents like Freemasons, Seamus Haji, Moto Blanco, and Bob Sinclar, who offered fresh perspectives and interpretations for a new wave of dance music aficionados.
This collection, the first of a multi-series set, aims to provide valuable insights into the house music landscape from 2000 to 2009. Packed with tracks that span the breadth of stylistic approaches of the time, you’ll find a lot here that’ll transport you back to simpler, perhaps more rhythmic times.
Let’s delve into some featured tracks. Praise Cats and Andrea Love comes in hard with “Shined On Me,” graced by a Bini & Martini Re-Vocal Mix. The song carries the timeless house element, presented with a new millennial charm. Clubland’s “Let’s Get Busy” features Sami Dee’s Classic House Remix, a track that has succeeded in encapsulating the energetic spirit of early millennial house music while keeping its roots firmly implanted in the burgeoning House scene from the late 1980s.
Barbara Tucker featuring Darryl D’Bonneau gives us “Stop Playing With My Mind,” rendered in Full Intention’s unmistakable style. Meanwhile, Armand Van Helden’s “I Want Your Soul” serves as a rhythmic manifesto of what house music had become at the turn of the millennium. Moloko’s iconic “Sing It Back” finds new life in the Boris Musical Mix, offering an idyllic blend of retro and contemporary sounds.
Another standout, Bob Sinclar’s “I Feel For You,” brings out a touch of romantic nostalgia that so often accompanies dance tracks. Further spicing up this compilation are tracks like Haji & Emanuel’s “Weekend” in the ATFC Wet Weekend Mix, and David Guetta’s collaboration with Estelle on “One Love,” extended into a multi-minute audio experience that captures the wide-ranging dynamics of early Millennial House Music Classics.
So, if house music is a passion you share or even an interest you’re keen to explore, you’re in for a delightful journey. Don’t hesitate to download and share this collection; the flashback is real, and the memories are golden. House music is my enduring love, and it’s a pleasure to share these classics with you all.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album : Let’s Get Busy | Millennial House Classics v1
Genre : House
Year : 2014
Total Time : 01:50:37
1. Praise Cats feat. Andrea Love – Shined On Me (Bini & Martini Re-Vocal Mix)
2. Clubland – Let’s Get Busy (Sami Dee’s Classic House Remix)
3. Barbara Tucker feat. Darryl D’Bonneau – Stop Playing With My Mind (Full Intention Club Mix)
4. Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Original Mix)
5. Eric Prydz – Call On Me (Eric Prydz vs. Retarded Funk Remix)
6. Wamdue Project – King of My Castle (Roy Malone Kings Mix Original)
7. Roisin Murphy – Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix)
8. Bob Sinclar – I Feel For You (Original Club Mix)
9. Moloko – Sing It Back (Boris Musical Mix)
10. Haji & Emanuel – Weekend (ATFC Wet Weekend Mix)
11. Reza – Pumpin It Up (Solitaire vs. Sharp Boys Remix)
12. No Halo – Put Your Hands On (Warren Clarke Remix)
13. De’Lacy & Marco Gee – Bodyswerve (Soulshaker Remix)
14. Samantha James – Rise (Eric Kupper Remix)
15. Sunfreakz feat. Andrea Britton – Counting Down The Days (Original Extended Vocal Mix)
16. Speakerbox – Time (Wideboys Club Mix)
17. Booty Luv – Boogie 2nite (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix)
18. David Guetta feat. Estelle – One Love (Extended Version)
19. Ann Lee – 2 Times (Original Extended Mix)