The indelible footprint of Peter Rauhofer in the dance music landscape is not something easily overlooked. His rise to prominence began with Club 69, a project that made waves in the 90s and solidified his status as a groundbreaking producer. Songs like Suzanne Palmer’s “Muscles” were iconic Club 69 offerings that took the dance music world by storm. They created a unique sound that merged with Rauhofer’s vision, making it a hypnotic, club-thumping experience.
But Club 69 was just the launching pad for Peter. He took a decisive step to embark on a solo career, a decision that would lead him to work with the crème de la crème of the music industry. Among the first to get the Rauhofer treatment was Goldfrapp’s “Ooh La La.” His remix breathed a new life into the track, enhancing its electro-pop core with rhythmic subtleties and sonic textures that made you want to move.
When Cher released “Believe,” it was a pivotal moment in dance-pop history. The Club 69 remix transformed it into a transcendent dance-floor anthem. His masterful layering of beats and loops amped up the original, giving it an invincible energy that still resonates in clubs today.
But Peter’s versatility didn’t end there; he showcased his range with the soulful “Looking For Love” by Karen Ramirez. This remix was a departure from his usual high-energy adaptations but proved that he was not confined to one style. It was a beautifully nuanced version that blended Ramirez’s emotive vocals with a danceable beat.
Let’s not forget the time Club 69 revamped Kevin Aviance’s “Din Da Da.” This remix exemplified his knack for taking songs and turning them into epic dance anthems, compelling everyone to groove. The same can be said about his treatment of “Some Lovin'” by Murk vs. Kristine W, where he infused an infectious rhythm that gripped you right from the first beat.
Peter also had the privilege of collaborating with some industry legends. His work with The Pet Shop Boys in “Break 4 Love” stands as a testament to his capability to align his style with that of other musical giants. This collaboration, aptly named Peter Rauhofer + The Pet Shop Boys = The Collaboration, was an electrifying venture that struck a chord with fans of both artists.
One of the crowning jewels of his career was becoming one of Madonna’s go-to remixers. Their synergy was electric, and his remixes often became as legendary as the original songs. He knew precisely how to amplify the Queen of Pop’s vocals, adding layers of sound that made each track a monumental event.
Peter Rauhofer left an indelible mark on the dance music culture. His catalog is a who’s who of dance divas and pop music royalty, solidifying his status as an ultimate dance music icon. Peter may no longer be with us, but his legacy will continue to reverberate on dance floors around the globe.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album : Peter Rauhofer Tribute Volume 2
Genre : Progressive, Circuit, House, Classics
Year : 2013
Total Time : 01:48:11
1. Everything But The Girl – Five Fathoms (Club 69 Future Club Mix)
2. Goldfrapp – Ooh La La (Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix)
3. Avenue D – Do I Look Like a Slut (Peter’s Sluts on the Runway Mix)
4. SizeQueen feat. Paul Alexander – Walk (Catwalk Club Mix)
5. Cher – Believe (Club 69 Future Anthem Mix)
6. Industry – Release Me (Rauhofer’s Reconstruction Mix)
7. Charlotte – Skin (Club 69 Future Anthem Club Mix)
8. Amanda Ghost – Filthy Mind (Rauhofer Remix)
9. Karen Ramirez – Looking For Love (Rauhofer Vocal Mix)
10. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (Rauhofer’s Doomsday Club Mix)
11. Ceevox – My Imagination (Hi-Intensity Club Mix)
12. Kevin Aviance – Din Da Da (Club 69 Future Mix)
13. Murk vs. Kristine W – Some Lovin’ (Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix)
14. Funky Green Dogs – Rise Up (Rauhofer Universal Club Mix)
15. Yaz – Situation (Club 69 Future Phunk Mix)
16. Suzanne Palmer – Muscles (Club 69 Future Mix)
17. Nelly Furtado – Maneater (Rauhofer Reconstruction Mix)
18. Seal – Killer (Rauhofer Remix) (Part 2)
19. Peter Rauhofer + The Pet Shop Boys = The Collaboration – Break 4 Love (USA Club Mix)
20. Fire Island feat. Loleatta Holloway – Shout To The Top (Club 69 Vocal Mix)