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some 90s deep house favorites

PLAYLIST

1990

Dada Nada ► Deep Love (Too Deep to Get Under Instrumental)
Dream 2 Science ► Dream 2 Science
Dreamhouse ► Jump & Prance (Dream Mix)
Egotrip ► Dreamworld (Deep in Swing Mix)
G Strings ► Motivation
Key Tronics Ensemble ► Calypso of House (Paradise Version)
Bobby Konders ► The Poem
Logic ► I Got Somethin (Deep Mix)
Tropical Moon ► Love Is a Mystery
The Underground Crew ► Feel the Melody
The Utopia Project ► File #2

1991

After Hours ► Waterfalls (3 A.M. Mix)
Basil Hardhouse ► Breezin’
Eighth Ray ► Axis of Love
Equation ► I’ll Say a Prayer 4 U
Vincent Floyd ► I Dream You
House 2 House ► Boom (A Touch of Jazz)
The King Street Crew ► Gonna Be Alright (10:00 AM Reprise)
Manabu Nagayama & Soichi Terada ► Low Tension
MBG ► The Quiet
Pal Joey ► Spend the Night
Paradise Inc. ► Deep Thoughts (Black Magic Mix)
R.E. ► Rain Forest
Sound Source ► Waterfall (All Weather Mix)
St. Etienne ► Nothing Can Stop Us (Masters at Work Dub)
Zzone Inc. ► Cosmic Dub

1992

50% ► Deepness (Do Do D'Up) (The Deep Mix)
Azucar ► Feel the Love (Jazzy Cymbals Mix)
Beat 4 Life ► Dat Rhythm
Classic Man ► Love (Love Ride Mix)
Choice Vibe ► Somebody 4 Me (Up to Parr Dub)
Code 718 ► Equinox (Heavenly Club Mix)
Da Rebels ► Come to Me (Night Mix)
Deep Choice ► Fix of 4:38 AM
Dub Poets ► Black & White
Braxton Holmes ► 12 Inches of Pleasure (Ron’s Foreplay)
Innervision ► My Love for You
Lectroluv ► If We Try (Ambient Dub)
Los Santeros ► Fiesta Santera (La Mescla Dizmal)
Love Tempo ► Change for the Better (Alternate Instrumental Mix)
Matrix ► Get Out (Chill Out Mix)
Molima ► Think’in Bout U
Montego Bay ► Magic (Don Carlos Jazzy Mix)
Mood Swing ► Inspiration Point (Love Mix)
Never on Sunday ► In the Breeze
The New Sound of Soul ► The Strength (Deep in New York)
Rhythm II Rhythm ► A Touch Of Jazz (Lifestyles of the Rich Mix)
Techno Soul ► I Don’t Need U
Vil-N-X ► Give Ya Luv Show Ya Luv (Deep Luv Mix)
When Worlds Collide ► Jus Luv

1993

909 ► Got to Have It (Dream Mix)
4th Measure Men ► Given (MK Dub)
Black Rascals ► So in Love (Shelter Mix)
Blunted Dummies ► House for All (House 4 All Robots Mix)
Choo Ables ► Hard to Get (B.T.’s Massive Groove)
Family of Few ► Sunrise (Vocal Heat Mix)
Hardrive ► Maurice’s Vibe
House of Blue ► Oblique (The Blue Mix)
Myakka ► City Jungle City
RT ► Magic Woman
Scottie Deep ► Soul Searchin’ (Deep Dish Dub)
Tears of Velva ► The Way I Feel (4 Daye Mix)
Terrence Parker & Claude Young Jr. ► Untitled (A2)
Time Undefined ► Cascade (Dawn Mix)

1994

Deception ► Seventh Heaven (Uptown Mix)
DJ Dove ► Illusions
DJ Duke ► Stuck in the Middle (Mo’ Deep for Sticky Stewart Mix)
East Men ► U Dig (Pacific Dub)
Elements of Life ► Innocence + Inspiration
House of Labasia ► (U Make Me) Feel Real (Working Dub)
Arnold Jarvis ► The Way You (Trego Dub 3)
Jazz-n-Groove ► House Vibe No. 1
Liquid City ► Givin’ My All (Liquid Jazz Movement)
Moodymann ► Tribute! (To the Soul We Lost)
Joey Musaphia ► I Miss You
Tokyo Gospel Renegades ► Mardi Gras Baby (Magnolia Caboose Baby Mix)
Yoshito ► Love Motion

1995

95 North ► Let Yourself Go (Capitol Dub)
Chez Damier & Stacey Pullen ► Forever Monna (Mix 1)
Kenny Dixon Jr. ► Emotional Content (TP’s Emotionally Deep Remix)
Fibre Foundation ► Free Your Mind (NJ Mix)
Glenn Underground ► Detroitism
House of Jazz ► Hold Your Head Up
Paul Johnson ► Hour Glass Figure
Jump Cutz ► Deep Introspection
Mindchime ► Discoboogie (Tokyo Dub Mix)
Papermusic ► Downtime
Terrence Parker ► The Emancipation of My Soul
Takecha ► Kind of Deep

1996

Abacus ► Sunrayz
The Afrodizzyact ► B.J 1994
Da Vibe Project ► Live from da Underground (Wonderland Deeper Dub)
Deep Sensation ► Talkin’… (Deep Soul Dub)
Dirty Jesus ► Cut a Rug (Jazz Dat Ride Mix)
Sean Grant ► Untitled
GWM ► Breezy Loop
Tim Harper ► Lake Shore Drive
Herbert ► Shuffler
Walt J ► Love Is On My Side (Smudge Mix)
Jazz Groove Syndicate ► A Touch of Jazz (Jazzee House Ride Mix)
Roman IV ► Fkk
The Wamdue Project ► Three-Toed Frog

1997

Aaron Arce ► Pressure
Buzzin’ Cuzzins feat. Romanthony ► Good Feeling (Salt City Orchestra Mix)
City People ► Let It Rain (Dub)
The Deviants ► Being Someone Else
DJ Slym Fas ► Luv Music
Double 99 ► Happy 2 Be Deep
Downton Loop ► Keep Holdin’ On
Earth Boys ► Destination Heaven
Fresh and Low ► New Life
House Dawgs ► Praise Him (Jazz'n Mix)
Theo Parrish ► Cloudy Morning
Rick Wade ► Night Track
Kevin Yost ► ‘Round 'Bout Midnight

1998

.g ► It Feels
Ancestry ► You’re the One
Callisto ► Fanta C
Kerri Chandler ► Atmosphere (Kerri’s Foundation Dub)
DJ Trax ► Deep Modern Jazz
Les gens de la grande ville ► The Men Who Are Worth More (Deep Mix)
Alton Miller ► Time & Space
Misa Negra ► Spiritual Vibes (Afro Boogie House Mix)

1999

Andrés ► Reality
Blak Beat Niks ► Celebration (Club Jazz Mix)
Roy Davis Jr. ► Michael (Love from San Francisco Vocal Mix)
DJ Rasoul ► Let Me Love You (San Francisco Vocal Vibe)
Groove Relation ► Mellow Mellow
Merle ► Fannie Likes 2 Dance
Osunlade ► Oshun’s Arrival
Ursula Rucker ► Circe (Rob Yancey Vocal Mix)
Toronto Track Company ► A Word from Mr. Prince

4

The Swingin’ Harlem Hellfighters Band,

The Harlem Hellfighters have taken to the spotlight in modern times thanks to the popularity of the video game “Battlefield 1″, where the African American soldiers are featured in the very opening of the game. The US 369th Infantry Regiment was a unit of African American soldiers who served with incredible distinction during World War I. During the war many white American soldiers refused to serve with blacks, and as a result the 369th was assigned to the French Army, the French having little qualms with serving with African Americans, nor did they have a policy of segregation such as the US Army. They were even issued French weapons and wore French helmets while in combat. During their service in World War I the 369th was nicknamed by the French “The Harlem Hellfighters” because of their tenacious fighting spirit.  They never gave ground in combat, not one soldier was ever captured, and they served the longest continuous deployment of any other Allied unit during the war (191 days of continuous combat). Due to their bravery, they were also among the most decorated Allied units, with two Medals of Honor, 171 French Croix de Guerre’s, and numerous Distinguished Service Crosses.

One of the most unique features of the Harlem Hellfighter’s was their band, perhaps the only unit in the entire war to have a ragtime band.  Unlike pretty much all other military bands which played traditional marches and martial music, the Harlem Hellfighter Band played the music they loved and could perform best, mostly American ragtime music and early forms of Jazz.  The Harlem Hellfighter Band was directed by Lt. James Reese Europe, a man who was certainly fit for the job as he was the band leader of the Clef Club Orchestra, a band popular in New York for their ragtime and proto-jazz music.

On April 8th, 1918 French soldiers turned their heads in wonder as The Harlem Hellfighters marched toward the front to the tunes of hot ragtime and Jazz beats. 

No one in Europe had ever heard such music, in fact Jazz was barely even heard in the United States outside of a few communities in New Orleans, Chicago, and New York.  The new music became an instant hit among both French and British soldiers, and before long the Harlem Hellfighters Band was being called to perform for French and British units all along the line, as well as villages they passed through. Soon, the Harlem Hellfighters swinging sound took Western Europe by storm, and the band was even invited to perform in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Among the Hellfighters biggest hits was a ragtime tune called “Memphis Blues”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJPztEjzf6s

Another popular hit was “On Patrol in No Man’s Land”, written by Lt. James Europe himself while recuperating after being wounded in a poison gas attack while on patrol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpFCuZ-B4j0

And then of course the biggest crowd pleaser given the location and audience was a jazzed up version of “Le Marseillaise”  

After the war the band would make a grand tour of Europe, then return home and make a grand tour of the United States. Stories of the Harlem Hellfighters unique sound had spread across American and people were demanding more.  During their American tour, the band cut 24 records. Everywhere they went, whether in Europe or the United States, they drew huge cheering crowds, they had become the superstars of their day. 

Unfortunately the story of the Harlem Hellfighters Band did not end well for James Europe. On the night of May 9th, 1919 Europe confronted one of his drummers over poor and unprofessional behavior.  The drummer, known as a hothead among the band members, attacked Europe and stabbed him in the throat with a penknife. Europe bled out and died while in the hospital later that night.

The legacy of the Harlem Hellfighters Band is as grand and all encompassing for music as the Great War itself.  Essentially, the band is credited with spreading the popularity of Jazz throughout Europe and America. Before World War I, Jazz was a niche genre of music, common only among African Americans living in certain areas of New York, New Orleans, and Chicago.  After the exploits of the Harlem Hellfighters Band Jazz would spread across the world, becoming the dominant form of popular music up to the 1950′s and serving as the predecessor to popular music styles today such as rock, hip hop, pop, and soul.