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Anyone recommend some good 90s house-dance music?

I love the sound of Prince's early-mid 90s house tracks, stuff like New World, The Human Body, Letitgo and its accompanying remixes, also love the uptempos on Chaka's The Woman I Am alhum (Love You All My Lifetime, I Want etc) and the great house remixes of the 90s with all that great piano playing, stuff like Janet's If Brothers In Rhythm remix etc.

Can anyone recommend me any further listening of music in this style?
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Mariah Carey house-remixes are awesome. She doesn't just give it over to the mix master, she goes in a resings the song

Mariah Carey - Make It Ha... - YouTube

Mariah Carey - Make It Happen (Official HD Video)

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Mariah Carey - Make It Ha... - YouTube


Mariah Carey - Make It Happen (C&C Classic Mix - Official Audio)


https://youtu.be/65dCUXPFMgA

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Sounds Of Blackness The P... - YouTube

Sounds Of Blackness The Pressure CJ Mackintosh Remix

https://youtu.be/7iIlVF4DPjQ

The Sounds Of Blackness "... - YouTube
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The Sounds Of Blackness "The Pressure" GDW FXTC Re-Edit

https://youtu.be/bz3sLxBNfYg

Sounds Of Blackness - The... - YouTube
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Sounds Of Blackness - The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix)

https://youtu.be/kroWMdZudpI

Sounds of Blackness - The... - YouTube
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Sounds of Blackness - The Pressure Pt II (Unknown Mix)

Taken from a tape of Frankie Knuckles playing live at Sound Factory on the morning of August 4, 1991.

https://youtu.be/h4jkY3GD6Sc

Sounds Of Blackness – The Pressure (Pt. 1) (1991, Vinyl) - Discogs

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Sounds Of Blackness Joy (... - YouTube

Sounds Of Blackness Joy (Mo Money Soundtrack)

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Joy - YouTube

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Sounds Of Blackness - ‎... - YouTube

Sounds Of Blackness - ‎Joy (12" Version)

https://youtu.be/V5mTWfUwdr8

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Neneh Cherry - Buddy X | Masters At Work 12'' House Remix | 1992

https://youtu.be/Go9E13Gw-kc

Neneh Cherry - Buddy X | ... - YouTube

Digger's journey: 【CD Single】 Neneh Cherry – Buddy X Remix

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I always look for DJ's/Producers from that era and follow the rabbit hole. Masters at Work is a great start as they are essential to that era. I'd also suggest Eric Kupper, Satoshi Tomiie, Goh Hotoda, Hani, Todd Terry, etc. they all have notable albums, remixes and collaborations.

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ooh and absolutely Frankie Knuckles. cool

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Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (Official Music Video)

Crystal Waters - Gypsy Wo... - YouTube

https://youtu.be/_KztNIg4cvE


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Crystal Waters - Makin Happy

Crystal Waters - Makin Happy - YouTube

https://youtu.be/PJAQ1Ogng_s

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Makin' Happy (Basement Boys Happy Club Mix)

Makin' Happy (Basement Bo... - YouTube

https://youtu.be/sGyklmy3380

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Reply #9 posted 09/29/21 9:13am

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This is a great roadmap to 90s dance producers/remixers.

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Crystal Waters - Makin Happy

Crystal Waters - Makin Happy - YouTube

https://youtu.be/PJAQ1Ogng_s

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Makin' Happy (Basement Boys Happy Club Mix)

Makin' Happy (Basement Bo... - YouTube

https://youtu.be/sGyklmy3380

Makin' Happy - Wikipedia

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I LOVE Steve "Silk" Hurley's remix of Makin' Happy, something about the chords on the "Why don't you make me happy?" part kills me everytime, so beautiful.

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StrangeButTrue said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Crystal Waters - Makin Happy

Crystal Waters - Makin Happy - YouTube

https://youtu.be/PJAQ1Ogng_s

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Makin' Happy (Basement Boys Happy Club Mix)

Makin' Happy (Basement Bo... - YouTube

https://youtu.be/sGyklmy3380

Makin' Happy - Wikipedia

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I LOVE Steve "Silk" Hurley's remix of Makin' Happy, something about the chords on the "Why don't you make me happy?" part kills me everytime, so beautiful.

I know what you mean!! when they do something with certain cords (organ sounds) on a melody or hook it's over

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Reply #12 posted 09/29/21 11:19am

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Thanks for the replies.

Keep em coming. Gonna make a playlist out of these.
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Gina G - Ooh Ahh Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Radio Edit)

Crush - Jellyhead (Motiv8's Pumphouse 7" Edit)
Nicki French - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Toni Braxton - UnBreak My Heart (Soul Solution & Hex Hector Uptempo Mix)

Whitney Houston - Step By Step (Junior's Arena Anthem Mix Edit)

The Bucketheads - The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) (Radio Edit)

Erick Morillo - Jazz It Up

Michael Jackson - Rock With You (Frankie's Favorite Club Mix) (I think this is on the They Don't Care About Us EP)

Michael Jackson - Blood On The Dance Floor (album version - hot as fuck!)


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Reply #14 posted 09/30/21 4:20am

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Rhythm is a dancer-snap
Mr. vain-culture beat
100% pure love-crystal waters
Close to you-fun factory
Another night-real McCoy
Another day-whigfield
No more-maxx
Colour of my dreams
Love is all around-Dj bobo
In my dreams-darkness
More and more-captain hollywood
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alphastreet said:

Rhythm is a dancer-snap Mr. vain-culture beat 100% pure love-crystal waters Close to you-fun factory Another night-real McCoy Another day-whigfield No more-maxx Colour of my dreams Love is all around-Dj bobo In my dreams-darkness More and more-captain hollywood Get ready-2 unlimited

come on now, these are the the most commercial house tracks ever made, it's not even house, it's pop music with a house bead

For some really house classics try some Strings of life, Gat decor, Pasific state, Funky green dogs or Soma

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Rhythm is a dancer-snap Mr. vain-culture beat 100% pure love-crystal waters Close to you-fun factory Another night-real McCoy Another day-whigfield No more-maxx Colour of my dreams Love is all around-Dj bobo In my dreams-darkness More and more-captain hollywood Get ready-2 unlimited

come on now, these are the the most commercial house tracks ever made, it's not even house, it's pop music with a house bead



For some really house classics try some Strings of life, Gat decor, Pasific state, Funky green dogs or Soma




Hey I’m not the only one who posted mainstream ones, but will check those artists out, thanks
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Reply #17 posted 09/30/21 12:23pm

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MattyJam said:

I love the sound of Prince's early-mid 90s house tracks, stuff like New World, The Human Body, Letitgo and its accompanying remixes, also love the uptempos on Chaka's The Woman I Am alhum (Love You All My Lifetime, I Want etc) and the great house remixes of the 90s with all that great piano playing, stuff like Janet's If Brothers In Rhythm remix etc. Can anyone recommend me any further listening of music in this style?

I´m not an expert and I´m not sure if you´ll like my suggestions (because I don´t really like most of the songs you mentioned above) but if I were you I´d check out Masters at Work, check out the stuff they did with La India ( Love and Happiness and its gazillion remixes), check out Bucie from South Africa, check out Black Coffee from South Africa, Frankie Knuckles from Chicago, or listen to any of the deep house vocal or instrumental mixes by JaBig from Canada...he´s got lots of mixes on Youtube, from classic old school house to more modern house and deep house.

As I said above, I am by no means an expert but those I mentioned above might be to your liking.

Oh, also check out Miguel Migs. He works with Meshell N´Degocello sometimes and he also did a song with Andy Allo called This Feeling that I absolutely love. I never was a big fan of Andy´s style of music but This Feeling is a wonderful tune.

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Reply #18 posted 10/01/21 4:24am

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Check out the following two, top of my hat, makes my feet move all the time:

Grace under Pressure - Make My Day

https://youtu.be/bJuzz7UghQQ

Byron Stingily - almost anything, but check out the old Syvester reworking You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

https://youtu.be/T4OiC6msFnY

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Frankie Knuckles (RIP) incorprated a lot of the classic 'Piano' touch to his music/mixes/Director's Cuts

Frankie Knuckles & Inaya Day - Let's Stay Home (A Director's Cut Classic Club Mix)



Frankie Knuckles & In... - YouTube

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Hallelujah Anyway (Director's Cut Signature Praise)

https://youtu.be/DLd-EuS7mo0

Hallelujah Anyway (Direct... - YouTube

Hallelujah Anyway (Director's Cut Signature Praise) by Candi Staton on  Amazon Music - Amazon.com

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Let Yourself Go (feat. Sybil)

https://youtu.be/j9WiRZbmk58


Let Yourself Go (feat. Sybil) - YouTube

Director's Cut Feat. Sybi... - YouTube

Let Yourself Go (A Director's Cut Master) | Discogs




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The Director's Cut Collection (Continuous Mix)

The Director's Cut Collection (Continuous Mix) · Eric Kuppe


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The Director's Cut Collec... - YouTube



The Director's Cut Collection - Continuous Mix - song by Eric Kupper |  Spotify


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One of my favorites. Not that piano touch you mentioned, but a classic that MAW/Louie Vega rarely remixes




Masters At Work feat. Ind... - YouTube

Masters At Work feat. India - To Be In Love (Original MAW Mix)

https://youtu.be/MkYgfrf95c8




Masters At Work Presents India – To Be In Love (1999, CD) - Discogs

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Since we're talking MASTERS AT WORK featuring INDIA, I just wanna say I absolutely adore their version of Runaway (the original) while Armand Van Helden delivered a stellar remix. Armand's style is a bit more avant garde for 90s dance but he is definitely one to look into (U Don't Know Me, Spin Spin Sugar, Professional Widow, etc.)

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Since we're talking MASTERS AT WORK featuring INDIA, I just wanna say I absolutely adore their version of Runaway (the original) while Armand Van Helden delivered a stellar remix. Armand's style is a bit more avant garde for 90s dance but he is definitely one to look into (U Don't Know Me, Spin Spin Sugar, Professional Widow, etc.)

I bought this album when it first came out. That live band sound started taking house in a hot direction

Masters At Work - Runaway... - YouTube

https://youtu.be/f3rd5OArRPQ

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La India - Runaway (Nuyorican Spanish Underground Mix) 1997
La India - Runaway (Nuyor... - YouTube

Nuyorican Soul-India Runaway [Armand Van Helden Mix]
Nuyorican Soul-India Runa... - YouTube

Nuyorican Soul Ft India - Runaway (Mousse T's Jazz Funk Experience)
Nuyorican Soul Ft India -... - YouTube



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StrangeButTrue said:

Since we're talking MASTERS AT WORK featuring INDIA, I just wanna say I absolutely adore their version of Runaway (the original) while Armand Van Helden delivered a stellar remix. Armand's style is a bit more avant garde for 90s dance but he is definitely one to look into (U Don't Know Me, Spin Spin Sugar, Professional Widow, etc.)

I bought this album when it first came out. That live band sound started taking house in a hot direction

Masters At Work - Runaway... - YouTube

https://youtu.be/f3rd5OArRPQ

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La India - Runaway (Nuyorican Spanish Underground Mix) 1997
La India - Runaway (Nuyor... - YouTube

Nuyorican Soul-India Runaway [Armand Van Helden Mix]
Nuyorican Soul-India Runa... - YouTube

Nuyorican Soul Ft India - Runaway (Mousse T's Jazz Funk Experience)
Nuyorican Soul Ft India -... - YouTube



I remember this - bought all of them when they came out. An absolute classic is also the remix of I am the Black Gold of Sun by 4heroes:

https://youtu.be/aYBT90PFmoM

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Changes (feat. Haze) (Kings Of Tomorrow vs. Rhemi Dub) (Mixed)

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Changes (feat. Haze) (Kin... - YouTube

Changes (feat. Haze) [Kings Of Tomorrow vs. Rhemi Dub] [Mixed] created by  Sandy Rivera | Popular songs on TikTok

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DJ Negraes Tribute to Frankie Knuckles 2

https://youtu.be/0IRCHlaEQFI

DJ Negraes Tribute to Fra... - YouTube

DJ Negraes Tribute to Frankie Knuckles - YouTube

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Krid said:

Check out the following two, top of my hat, makes my feet move all the time:

Grace under Pressure - Make My Day

https://youtu.be/bJuzz7UghQQ

Byron Stingily - almost anything, but check out the old Syvester reworking You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

https://youtu.be/T4OiC6msFnY

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Co-sign on Byron Stingily and Ten City/Marshall Jefferson. Essential. The new album is so good! Love the reworks of the classics and the new material. My album of the summer 2021.

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An entire 500+ page book could be written on the topic of 90s house music (and ought to be by someone with more time than myself) but you MUST listen to "RomanWorld" by Romanthony (1994 or was it 1995?). A better slab of house music does not exist, IMO. The whole thing is on YouTube. Romanthony is from New Jersey. I recently discovered that New Jersey was (and by a wide margin) the most active and aggressive non-Southern slave state. They had slavery right up until the onset of the Civil War - in fact Blacks used to commonly run away from their master in New Jersey and disappear into New York City (after finding a way to cross the Hudson River - not necessarily as easy to do as one might think in the 1800s) and be free. Of course, there were highly organized networks of viciously racist money-hungry bounty hunters (to say nothing of straight up kidnappers) operating in NYC in early half of the 19th Century looking for them, too. This kind of thing happened a lot. Particularly jolting was that this New Jersey slavery was most concentrated in Bergen County where today the George Washington Bridge connects NJ to NYC. Bergen County has historically been one of the 2 or 3 wealthiest counties in the United States. Of couse, the acute concentration of extreme wealth in Bergen County is directly related to the acute concentration of slavery there historically. New Jersey was also one of the most active slave-trading states - that is to say New Jersey was a top origin state for Blacks being sold "down the river" to places like Mississippi - where they would typically be murdered in the cotton fields within a short span of 6-7 years after having several times their purchase price in profits violently beaten out of them by their new owners. I am saying all this to say that there are differences between house music in New Jersey in the 80s and 90s and house music in NYC during the same period. I speculate that the differing historical slave experiences of the local populations may be one factor. Because I cannot imagine the Romanthony record being made by a New Yorker, even though NJ and NY are right next to each other, and shared the same radio stations during the Golden Age of house music.

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