SONGS OF THE DAY: Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones – I Got U, Arches – There’s A Place, Second City – I Wanna Feel
A major part of 90s clubland was the love and respect for the diva – the big female vocal records that everyone sang along to. Oftentimes the singers came from gospel roots and belted out spiritually uplifting messages about “Joy” and “Happiness” There were also the pop and r&b divas whose songs found a second life with incredible club remixes which totally transformed them for a new club audience. For the nuHouse 90s revival of 2014, here are three new tracks that sample a line or two of classic club records and update them to fit the current vibe. “I Got U” reworks Whitney Houston’s “My Love is Your Love” which originally featured an anthemic Thunderpuss remix that sampled Raze’s “Break 4 Love.” Arches’ “There’s a Place” is a cover version using the full vocals from Diana Ross “Take Me Higher” which originally shone with a classic house mix by Tommy Regisford and Kevin Hedge. “I Wanna Feel,” by Second City, takes two lines from Toni Braxton’s “You’re Makin’ Me High” which dominated clubland with a fierce David Morales remix. While all three of these tracks are fresh, modern and will do well in any club, you should take a moment an explore the original remixes as well.
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