I want to apologize for spamming everybody yesterday. It had come to my attention that the link to my iTunes page was no longer working and so I was going back to fix it in each post for the year when I realized that for whatever reason Blogger was treating each of these as new posts as opposed to just updating the original. So, what I’ve decided to do is just put a link to my iTunes page on the far right-hand column where you can subscribe via the service or any method you prefer. Whether it be email, RSS or iTunes, all of your options for subscribing are now available in one place. I’ll try to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Now that I’ve cleared that up, I want to ask a small favor from everyone here that uses iTunes. Would you be so kind as to click on this link and make a comment on my iTunes page (hopefully a nice one). I figured that if I could get my comments up, I could get featured on their podcast page and just maybe get my subscriptions up. If you would do that, I would be so grateful.
As we move into the second installment, I do want to point out that some of the mixes I used are old vinyl rips. Back in the day, not everything could be purchased as a CD single and even in some of those cases, the CD single contained a vinyl rip that had not been remastered. One song that always annoyed me was also one of my favorites of the year, “Touch Me” by Rui Da Silva. You can now buy it through Beatport, but alas, that’s still the original vinyl rip that I remember from back in the day. Another favorite that comes to mind was the Goldtrix tune “It’s Love (Trippin)” a couple of years later. I’m generally very good at remastering vinyl to a clean state, but some of the older songs are damn near impossible. I only bring this up because the fidelity on the first two songs of this mix has been remastered to the best of my ability but still lack the fidelity of their counterparts. Not that it’s bad, but you take what you can get. For the most part, the overall majority of the songs in this and the upcoming sets are original CD rips that have overall better fidelity. Ultimately, I don’t think anyone is going to be bothered because at the end of the day it’s all about the music…right?
This mix is jam packed with #1s and other assorted massive club tracks from the year. Okay, they all are but songs like the Jessica Folker anthem “To Be Able To Love” or the Madison Avenue follow-up to previous year’s “Don’t Call Me Baby” and even Stevie Nicks “Planets of the Universe” just flat out rocked the floor. Another personal favorite here is Nelly Furtado’s “Turn Out the Light”. I used to do my little boxer moves every time she sang the chorus:
“They say that girl ya know she act too tough tough tough
Well it’s till’ I turn off the light, turn off the light
They say that girl you know she act so rough rough rough
Well it’s till’ I turn off the light, turn off the light”
Pretty soon, I had everyone copying my moves during the song…LOL. Finally, we have the return of Miss “I Will Survive” Gloria Gaynor and her “Just Keep Thinking About You” that was appropriately given some Almighty justice. Just wait until the next year when she releases a new album with the Hex Hector produced anthem “I Never Knew” which went on to become one the biggest gay anthems of 2002. Survive, she certainly did; but honey don’t you think it’s time for something new? Don’t be pulling a Donna on us and make us wait 10 years before we hear from you again.
That’s all I got for today. I’m going to try to get take 3 out tomorrow, but I’ve got a lot going on so that may have to wait until Friday. Nevertheless, I’ll do my best. Until then…enjoy!
Album : Year-End Edition 2001 | volume 2
Genre : Circuit, House, Mainstream Club, Progressive
Year : 2001
Total Time : 1:19:33.00
Lettin’ Ya Mind Go (King Unique Houz Mix) – Desert
Touch Me (Original Mix) – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra
Love Don’t Cost A Thing (HQ2 Club Mix) – Jennifer Lopez
Impressive Instant (Peter Rauhofer Universal Club Mix) – Madonna
In These Shoes (Sound Factory Vox Mix) – Bette Midler
Mine To Give (Satoshi Tomiie 12” Mix) – Photek feat. Robert Owens
Beautiful Day (Quincey & Sonance Remix) – U2
Turn Off The Light (Dataluxe Mix) – Nelly Furtado
Who The Hell Are You (Illicit Mix) – Madison Avenue
Planets Of The Universe (Illicit Vocal Dub) – Stevie Nicks
To Be Able To Love (Jonathan Peters Club Mix) – Jessica Folker
Just Keep Thinking About You (Almighty Club Mix) – Gloria Gaynor