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Pete Bromley Pres: 1986-1990 History Of House Classics Move FM Mix (2013)

Another week of paradise. Oh, sorry, I meant lockdown. Some are still working from home, and some are not. We are all in this together, and as dreadful as it might be, there's still a positive side to this all. I am not sure what they are, but one of the things that we've gained, is more time to access the internet. And whilst doing that, we keep finding hidden gems. The other day I was listening to a good oldskool mix, and it used a familiar beat. It didn't have a tracklist, but I knew the song. A quick search lead up to one of the dopest anthems of all time, and also to the mix I'm reviewing as we speak.

It's a huge statement: one of the dopest anthems of all time. But when I do say such a thing, I do mean it. But is the accompanied mix any good? Is it worth your time? Well, if you like House music, and especially the early stuff, you won't be disappointed. The DJ behind this mix is Pete Bromley, sadly never came across his name before. But this mix was made for this specific radio show. It does contain the big House anthems from the early days. This will bring a smile on your face, and if you were old enough to have witnessed this, it might even bring you back into the warehouses and underground venues this all took place in.

Tracklist anyone?

01. Nitro Deluxe - Let's Get Brutal

02. Fallout - The Morning After

03. Black Riot - A Day In The Life

04. Orange Lemon - Dreams Of Santa Anna

05. Orbital - Chime

06. Ten City - That's The Way Love Is

07. Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk & Jessie Saunders - Love Can't Turn Around

08. Lil Louis - French Kiss

09. Steve 'Silk' Hurley - Jack Your Body

10. Adonis - No Way Back

11. Ralphi Rosario feat Xavier Gold - You Used To Hold Me

12. Pierre's Fantasy Club - Dream Girl

13. Marshall Jefferson - The House Music Anthem

14. Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge - It's All Right

15. Kenny 'Jammin' Jason with 'Fast' Eddie Smith - Can U Dance

16. Sweet D - Thank Ya

17. Joe Smooth Inc. feat Anthony Thomas - The Promised Land

18. Dionne - Come Get My Lovin'

19. The Todd Terry Project - Back To The Beat

20. Jungle Brothers - I'll House You

21. Maurice - This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze)

22. Fast Eddie - Acid Thunder

23. Fast Eddie - Yo Yo Get Funky

24. Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life

Pete has selected the big records. The big guns. I don't think there's one track in here that anyone of us doesn't know. As underground as it was at the beginning, as worldly known as all these records are nowadays. I cannot imagine a world without House music. This is the sound I grew up with. And boy, these are all solid anthems.

It doesn't matter when or where you play these songs, you will always get people smiling when they hear those familiar chords. Even though some are going towards the forgotten anthem section in our minds, they will still be recognised. And adored.

Pete's selection is great. The mix would have been a tad better if there were more obscure anthems in here. But nevertheless a big selection. But which anthem is credited by yours truly as 'one of the dopest of all time'?

Simple answer: Sweet D's 'Thank Ya'. I cannot explain why, but when you do hear this anthem, personally I loose myself completely. I am such a fan of this minimalistic approach. And it's also catchy as fuck. This should be on more people's 'top 10' lists. I love that tune.

A good mix, a few mixing errors, but he did state that he was using vinyl only. Hence why errors did occur here and there. Still doesn't make the mix any less enjoyable though. Download this, and go back to mid 80s - early 90s. Hop on the oldskool train. Hope the train never stops!

DJ: Pete Bromley

Genre/Style: House, Acid House, Oldskool

Mix Info: Pete Bromley Pres: 1986-1990 History Of House Classics Move FM Mix

Length Mix: 01:01:34

Tracks: 24 (twenty-four)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 101.7 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo/Mono

Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

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