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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

House Party 9 - The Clubmix (1994)

The year is 1994, and I'm young. Very young. 10-11 years old (or young, depending on how you look at it). A lot of things happened in the world around us, and for me to list them all, that's an unnecessary bit of info that I shouldn't provide you at all. Just go on Wikipedia and search for the year 1994, and you'll find a plethora of information. But it was an important year for me. Only a few months before did I discover House Party 8, and that's when I fell in love with Hardcore/Gabber music. When number 9 was released, I jumped on it, and actually purchased the disc, due to the previous CD being great. And obviously the next album I purchased as well. I just had to. These albums defined my youth, especially during the early 90s.

It was a glorious year for me. Especially when I got this 9th edition of the successful House Party mix CD series. You might not have heard of it before, as it was predominately a European released series. It started back in 1992, and was revived in 2009, before quickly moving away into obscurity again. But during the 90s they were the disc series to follow. They became also a bit too commercial, but not in 1994. They were my shit, my jam. And to this day do I know this CD, and know each single song and each bit by heart. Even the intro and outro (and midtro) is known by heart.

This was a magical album that stood by my side during the 90s and well into the 2000nd. To this day I still find it one of the finest albums ever released on Arcade's label. Is it the best House Party CD? Oh, that's tricky. I do love 10, 12, and 8. Hell, even 13 was an amazing one. But yeah, at least top 3.

Bryan Adams might have loved the Summer of 69, but for me it was definitely 1994. Much better. And come on, the music was sexier, groovier, and where would you find an underside boob on a cover? They were daring covers, to say the least.

  1. TCM - Zoomin' And Whoomin' Intro

  2. Pancake - Don't Turn Your Back

  3. Ln's - Disco Inferno

  4. X-Press 2 - Say What

  5. Join Three - Movin On

  6. Thyone Girls - Keep On Pumping

  7. George Morel - Talk To Me (The Talk Mix)

  8. Smooth Touch - House Of Love (In My House Remix)

  9. Torfinn - I'll Nostra Tempo De La Vita

  10. The Naomi Daniel EP - Burning

  11. Funk Dat - Funk Dat

  12. The Outhere Brothers - Fuk U In The Ass

  13. Spank Spank - Freak It

  14. 4 The Floor - N.R.G.

  15. Disco Anthem - Scream

  16. Sound Environment - Feel So High

  17. Mount Rushmore - I've Got The Music In Me

  18. Twenty 4 Seven - Take Me Away

  19. Atlantic Ocean - Waterfall

  20. 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - Never Alone

  21. DJ Efx - Groove To Me (Essence Of Sound EP)

  22. The Klubb Kidz - Come On

  23. Beatfreak - Looptrick

  24. Culture Beat - Anything

  25. Capella - U Got 2 Let The Music

  26. TCM - Time To Chill ... Middle Chill

  27. Laurent Garnier - Wake Up

  28. Slam - Positive Education

  29. Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing

  30. Trancemission - Keep This Party Slammin'

  31. 2 Unlimited - Let The Beat Control Your Body

  32. Carpe Diem - Snakecharmer

  33. Sound Environment - Be There (Funky Frenzy)

  34. Disco Biscuit - Disco Biscuit (Disco Dove Freak Mix)

  35. Barrio Debajo - Gotta Let Yourself Go

  36. Staxx - Joy

  37. Low Life Winners - Low Life Cruising

  38. Subliminal Cuts - Drumtrack Melody

  39. Dynamic Base - Africa

  40. Sil - Villa Ducato

  41. Trance Induction - Extra Terrestrial Welcome Song (Context Control EP)

  42. Plastic Man - Spastik

  43. Honey C - Desire

  44. Urban Cookie Collective - Feels Like Heaven

  45. Robin S. - What I Do Best (Club Mix)

  46. Roc & Kato - Jungle Kisses

  47. Doop - Doop

  48. TCM - That's All Folks - Outro

This brings back so many memories. And thinking about it, my first copy of this CD could have even be on a cassette! I was still rocking the 'my first Walkman' back then, so I've got this sneaky suspicion that it might have been.

I was such a sucker for anything Arcade related. Was it the best label out there? Oh, hell no. Was this series the best ever? Hell no. Was this the best mix CD on the market? Nope. Is this the best CD ever? It will never be. But to me personally it has the most cherished memories. Happy and nostalgic memories. Unfortunately not of me raving, but still. It takes me back in time, and if anything can do that, and make me smile, it is a winner in my books.

I've read a few comments on Discogs about this mix series, and some loved it, some hated it. Has it stood the test of time? To me it has. Memories are important, and this mix has been played at least 100.000 times in my life so far, and I know for sure it will be played until the end of days.

The best record? 'Africa'.

The crappiest thing about House Party and other mix CDs was the length of songs. Some would literally be played 5 seconds, and that's it. And boy, did I hate it a lot. Some were played too damn long, which I hated too.

All in all a wicked CD with the most memories for me. Not the best, but one I'm proud to own. And I want you all to experience what I did back in 1994. This was part of my childhood.

Artist: Various Artists

Genre/Style: House, Techno, Deep House, Euro House

CD Info: House Party 9 - The Clubmix

Length CDs: +/- 01:20:00

Tracks: 48 (fourty-eight)

Release Year: 1994

Label: Arcade Benelux BV

Product Number: 01 8690 6

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