Monday, 18 July 2011

Norman Jay MBE

Over the last few days I've been sifting through the extensive lists of essential mixes from the past nearly 20 years. Amongst others, this lovely 2 hour gem of a mix from Noman Jay (MBE no less) really piqued my interest. I've never heard Norman play a house set before, but he is well known for them.

After the UK (Acid) House explosion in the late 80s, a lot of the underground house heads moved to a smoother more garage sound to try and distance themselves from the masses. This gave Norman the perfect opportunity to play all the 80s NY garage records he'd been religiously buying on trips to NY and Paradise Garage and the sound in this DJ mix appears to be a natural evolution from that.

Norman Jay - Essential Mix - 27-08-1994 by R_co


Nerrisa - Stars [Active]
Nick Jones - Peace & Unity [Ace Beat]
Todd Terry - Come Around [TNT 16A]
Zest For Life - Love Reincarnation
Rhythm Factor - You Bring Me Joy
Xelcia - Workbaby
Smith & Mighty - Remember Me [3 Stripes]
Northbound - Never Gonna Be The Same [3 Stripe]
Carleen Anderson - True Spirit [Circa]
Black Science Orchestra - Philadelphia [JBO]
Freedom - Closer [Power Music]
Billie - Nobodys Business [Fleetwood]
Todd Terry - Rain
Björk - Big Time Sensuallity [Elektra]
Class Action - Weekend [Sleeping Bag]
Zig Zag - Everybody Free [Stick Man Rec]
Gypsymen - Hear The Music [E-Legal]
Harold Melvin - The Love I Lost [P.I.R.]
House To House - Do 4 Me [Strictly Rhythm]
Yoshito - Got A Feeling [Strictly Rhythm]
Daphne - When You Love Someone [Maxi]
Frankie Knuckles - Tears [FFRR]
Barbara Tucker - Beautiful People [Positiva]
Partners Inc. - Hustle Aint Over
Trammps - Disco Inferno [Atlantic]
Robert Owens - Ill Be Your Friend [RCA]

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