1990 | Produced by Howie How & Little Carlos
1991 | Produced by R. Allen
1991 | Henry Maldonado, David Carter & Rudy Straker (House 2 House)
1992 | Produced by Carl Bias and Darren Brandon
1988 | Produced by Rodney Bakerr and The Rockin House Chicago Mob | Remixed by Steve Bug
1991 | Produced by Nick Holder | Spoken Word performed and written by Kanik K.
1989 | Produced by Ben Stokes
1991 | Boris Dlugosch, Sören Schnakenberg, Thomas Dahncke, Patrick Buck | Vocals by MC Valium
2013 | Produced by Johnny Dangerous | Vocals by Johnny Dangerous
1991 | Produced by Vice
1989 | Produced by Big Baby
1988 | Produced by Larry Heard | Vocals by Robert Owens
Classic Jams by Various Artists
Poker Flat Recordings - surely one of the most essential and influential labels of the past couple of decades, treat us to something a little different - and very, very special.
Classic Jams reaches back to the roots, pulling out long lost, forgotten gems – the music that first inspired and invigorated a generation of electronic producers and dancers including Steve Bug.
Take a trip into the deep, jacking, acidic house and raw Techno expressions that had a profound impact on the current Poker Flat roster - from the late 80s up until the present.
Most of these tracks are long since out of print on vinyl, and fetch considerable amounts on the 2nd hand market. Likewise, some have never been available digitally. Selected and complied by label boss Steve Bug, these are secret weapons for open-minded DJs, and a valuable document of house music’s enduring legacy for the home listeners.
Aquarius’ warehouse anthem, Jam To It Again, originally out on City Limits in 1990, still sounds like a jolt of adrenaline to the system. Likewise the obscure but stunning Magique Noir by Transcendence will do doubt ignite dance-floors in exactly the same way it did the first time around. Going even further back, Classic Jams also shines a light on Larry Heard’s sublime Never No More Lonely under his Fingers Inc moniker, as well as the 1988 deep house bomb Muzik by Myoshi Morris which appears in a brand new exclusive Steve Bug edit.
Other highlights include Swing City from 1992 with the pure NY house groove of Make You Mine. Hundreds of contemporary producers are desperately trying to emulate this effortlessly pure house moment - none come close.
Yet it’s not all from our US cousins - tracks that helped kick start a movement in Europe also feature – see VDT’s It’s Just a Dream featuring MC Valium – essential Techno from 1991 out of the soon-to-be-rave-homeland of Germany.
Throw in other out-and-out lost classics from the likes of Big Baby, Springboard and Vice, and you have a compilation that stands both as a testament to the enduring genius of house, and as a essential tool for rocking any party.
Digital customers will also benefit from three bonus tracks - Nick Holder’s 2001 smash Erotic Illusions, Foremost Poets’ Reasons to be Dismal, and DHS’s epic deep jam House of God ($50 mix) which are also available on Poker Flat 12"es.