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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Billy Daniel Bunter – 1989 (Journey Through My Record Collection Part 2) (2022)

The year is 1989. I was only 6 years old. And my wife was born in that year. Can't think of anything else happening in 1989. There were probably a billion things happening in that year, but as I was too young and more focussed on kids TV shows like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and more. Funny to think that the dance scene was becoming bigger and bigger, and those old enough to go out were hitting the dancefloors all over the world. Or some were DJing. And some weren't into dance music at all, but they missed out on such an important time in our lives. Dance music, as new and fresh as it was back in 1989, was going to undergo massive changes, starting in the late 80s.

Whenever I think of 1989, I think of House. More specifically, Acid House. And one of the DJ names that I think of, is Billy 'Daniel' Bunter. I remember years ago he did a few Acid House sets on his radio show, which I adored. He introduced me into so many 'never heard of' anthems, As mentioned before, I was only 6 years old in 1989, so I've got a lot of catching up to do. And today's mix is one filled with brilliant anthems, all from his personal collection.

It's been a while since I last reviewed a BDB mix. Most mixes I come across do not have a tracklist, so I was pleased to find 2 in one go, both having tracklists. The other mix is also a new one, which is focussed on Breakbeat Hardcore, with tracks up to 5 years old. So fairly new and fresh sounding tracks. And as much as I adore Breakbeat, I had to jump on this oldskool Rave/House mix. You know I'm a sucker for the older rave classics... can't help it.

We all know BDB knows his stuff, and is very passionate about music. But is his mix worth listening to? Is it worth 69 (hehe) minutes of your time? Is it a dope mix, or just yet another 1989 mix we've seen and heard before? Well, time for you to figure out:

  1. Rave 2001 - Seduce Me

  2. K Tronics Ensemble - House Of Calypso (Dub)

  3. Virgo Four - Do You Know Who You Are

  4. No Smoke - Koro Koro

  5. Akasa - A Night In My Life

  6. Rickster - We Got The Music

  7. Precious - Definition Of A Track (Back To Basics)

  8. 4 Play - Feel The Music (Nix Mix)

  9. Da Posse feat Martell - Searchin Hard (Mike Dunns AC Mix)

  10. Debbie Malone - Rescue Me

  11. Beloved - Sun Rising (Deeply Satisfying)

  12. Mondee Oliver - Stay Close (Fingers Club Vocal)

  13. Jesus Love You - After The Love

  14. Bas Noir - My Love Is Magic (Dub)

  15. LandLord - I Like It

  16. The Style Council - Promised Land

  17. Petra & Co - Just Let Go (Dub)

  18. R Tyme - Illusion (Mayday Mix)

  19. Reese - Rock To The Beat (Mayday Mix)

  20. Tranzy T - Give It Up

A very sensual tracklist, it has to be said. It starts with a very sensual song, and it ends with a big tune. And all the tracks in-between are also big anthems. It's an hour and 9 minutes of pure pleasure. Leave that to mr. Bunter, he will certainly find the best of the best, and plays them all.

This mix has got the best tracks from 1989. Well, there are more than 20, but at least it shows how good 1989 was. Dance music was still developing itself, and you can tell that certain tracks are already way ahead of their time, and would influence future artists in creating new styles and genres. But the birth place of many new styles has to be House music. And Techno.

This has been a very pleasant mix, but I would not have expected anything else from BDB. He always delivers, and when it comes to the oldskool sound, he's a master. But if you look closely at the picture, you can see the walls are covered in vinyl. Can't even see any walls anymore. He's got a lot of tracks on vinyl, so endless music. And a lot of pennies spent on vinyl, that's for sure.

This mix is vinyl only. And you wouldn't be able to tell. The quality of the songs is truly astonishing. Some people say that vinyl isn't great, as the quality sucks, but in this mix I couldn't really tell. Yes, every so often you hear the famous crackling noises, but all in all a very high quality mix.

It's a splendid mix with splendid anthems. Leave that to BDB. He's got our backs. I will listen to the Breakbeat mix, but only after I hear this 1989 mix once more. I just have to.

Best record? 'Rock To The Beat'. No debate. No discussion. Big monster anthem that stood the test of time rather well!

DJ: Billy Daniel Bunter

Genre/Style: Rave, House, Acid House, Oldskool, Classic House

Mix Info: Billy Daniel Bunter – 1989 (Journey Through My Record Collection Part 2)

Length Mix: 01:09:15

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 158 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2022


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