Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Delirious Influences part 1

In mid eighties London there were a group of clubs that held sway for the musically adventurous; The Mud Club, Raw and City of Angels to name a few, but one club in particular had a lasting impact on me and that was Noel and Maurice Watson's Delirium. It had that essential mix of cool kids and fashion but with a raw street edge. Musically the club originally played a mix of Hip Hop and Electro but they always had a sense of musical innovation and so Delirium was one of the first places I heard House music in both its New York and Chicago guises (much to the disapproval of much of the 2,500 regular crowd, who would bottle the DJ booth whenever the groove moved into House territory!). So in honour of Noel and Maurice's influence on my future musical tastes I've put together a series of mixes charting my early pilgrimages in search of the repetitive beat.

Many thanks to Louis of the consistently top-notch Dublin Bus Disco for inspiring me to put this series of mixes together.


Fingers Inc - Mystery Of Love
Harlequin Fours - Set It Off
Nitro Deluxe - Let's Get Brutal
T-Coy - Carino
The It - Donnie
Cultural Vibe - Ma Foom Bey
Jamie Principle - Baby Wants To Ride
Blaze - Whatcha Gonna Do
Trak This - Intense (I'm Happy)
E.S.P. - It's You
Arnold Jarvis - Take Some Time Out
Raze - Jack The Groove
Liz Torres - Can't Get Enough
On The House - Pleasure Control

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