Help me create a 1989 NYC House/Club Music Playlist
June 18, 2009 12:54 PM Subscribe
Let's pretend it's 1989 and I'm putting together a playlist of classic NYC Limelight-style club anthems. I want piano drops, I want (not-too-cheezy) diva vocals, I want sweet (read: UNmonotonous) House Music.
posted by Senor Cardgage to media & arts (32 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
First of all, I want to thank everyone that participated in my last massive playlist project (http://ask.metafilter.com/121944/In-which-you-help-me-to-compile-the-greatest-Sunny-70s-AM-Radio-Playlist-The-World-Has-Ever-Known) and hope that I can find similar success here.
So then, let's pretend it's 1989 and I'm putting together a playlist of classic NYC Limelight-style club anthems. I want piano drops, I want (not-too-cheezy) diva vocals, I want sweet (read: UNmonotonous) House Music in a Masters at Work kind of vein.
Here's a few tracks to guide the way:
Black Box - Everybody, Everybody (really any Black Box actually)
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Robin S - Show Me Love (yes its '93, but this aint a Civil War re-enactment. Im looking for a VIBE)
Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
Soul II Soul - Back to Life
Deee Lite - Power of Love
I'll even take some 1991 New Jack flavored stuff like Tara Kemp.
Hopefully this gives you an idea of the feel Im going for.
I was in school in Nebraska at the time, so god knows I probably fudged some genres and descriptors and such, but I think you get the idea.
So lay it on me kids. 88,89,90,91,92,93. It's all good.
I just wanna make a mix that makes me feel like Im dancing on a speaker stack in an oversized BOY London shirt wearing a cycling cap and blowing a whistle to the beat in the late 80s/early 90s.
I know Ive listed the most "pop" stuff, but Im also down for some early rave (think Zoo Rave/Rave til Dawn) tracks as well. Like Army of Lovers, Opus III.
Can anyone help with this?
And as with the last time, links to the mix(es) WILL be made available at the end of this. ;)