Acid House will NEVER DIE!

Hacienda as pictured in 24 Hour Party People
Hacienda as pictured in ’24 Hour Party People’ – great film btw

…and the Hacienda, and piano house in general.

I’m sure at some point acid house devotees will become annoying as punk bores, but with piano house on the rebound a and late 80’s house references on the come back (see Hercules and Love Affair, Surkin, Math Head, AC Slater, Jack Beats, Juan Maclean (especially the remixes), Axwell even Eric Prydz!) it seems like the Summer of Love is on the comeback at last…moving away from the nu-rave chancers who tried to tag guitar music as rave, and into true piano chord bliss.

Of course it’s been a long time coming; from when I heard a Math Head Passions mix in 2007 and halfway through I shouted PIANO!!!! and started dancing manicly, to Axwell and then Eric Prydz massive Pjanoo from last year, the rehabilitation of the piano in dance music has taken a long time…yeah trance had a sort of pizzi fixation but that’s not bouncing hands-up-in-the-air whistle-blowing piano break that we all know and love. So welcome back the piano 🙂

So I present to you Mike Pickering and Graeme Park at the Hacienda, August 1989, a bit of dance music history and . (via iainh and someone who uploaded an excerpt to Soundcloud, I love Soundcloud…shame no download, but more about that in a sec)

I’m listening to this in the sunshine and it’s perfect.

And if you like that, some kind soul has uploaded the whole 3 hours to Get em while it’s hot, or still there.


1. Gino Latino ‘No Sorry’
2. K-Os ‘Definition of Love’
3. Inner City ‘Do You Love What You Feel’ (Power 41 In Control Remix)
4. Inner City ‘Do You Love What You Feel’ (Power 41 Remix)
5. Royal House ‘Get Funky’
6. Raven Maize ‘Forever Together’
7. White Knight ‘Keep It Movin’ (‘Cause The Crowd Says So)’ (Insane Mix)
8. Sound Factory ‘Cuban Gigolo’
9. Dionne ‘Come Get My Lovin”
10. 28th Street Crew ‘I Need A Rhythm’ (Vocal Club Mix)
11. Adeva ‘Warning’
12. The Bass Boyz ‘Lost In The Bass’ (Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson Mix)
13. Julian ‘Jumpin’ Perez & Kool Rock Steady ‘Aint We Funky Now’
14. Monie Love ‘Grandpa’s Party’ (Love II Love Mix)
15. Tony Scott ‘That’s How I’m Living’
16. Chubb Rock ‘Ya Bad Chubbs’ (Crib Mix)
17. Akasa ‘One Night in My Life’
18. Kid ‘N’ Play ‘2 Hype’ (House Inst.)
19. Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason & Fast Eddie ‘Can U Dance’
20. Jungle Crew ‘Elektric Dance’
21. NWA ‘Express Yourself’
22. Big Daddy Kane ‘Warm It Up, Kane’
23. Queen Latifah ‘Dance 4 Me’ (Ultimatum Mix – Vocal)
24. MC’s Logik ‘Get Involved’ (In It To Win It Mix)
25. Reese ‘Rock to the Beat’ (Mike Wilsons Hitman Mix)
26. Rhythim is Rhythim ‘Strings of Life’ (Unreleased Remix)
27. R-Tyme ‘R-Theme’
28. Doug Lazy ‘Let it Roll’
29. Frankie Bones ‘We Call It Techno’
30. Seduction ‘You’re My One & Only True Love’ (C & C New York House Mix 1)
31. Sandee ‘Notice Me’
32. Forgemasters ‘Track With No Name’
33. Diskonexion ‘Love Rush’ (Put On Mix)
34. Black Box ‘Ride On Time’
35. Sterling Void ‘Runaway Girl’
36. Annette ‘Dream 17’
37. Phase II ‘Reachin”
38. T-R-P – Let There Be House ‘Untitled’
39. Orange Lemon ‘Dreams of Santa Anna’
40. Shannon ‘Let the Music Play’ (1989 European Remix)
\Film Clip Sample poss from Donna Rouge ‘Sad Song’ 12″\
41. Carly Simon ‘Why’ \ Donna Rouge ‘Sad Song’ (Accapella)
\Martin Luther King “I Have A Dream” Speech Excerpt\
42. Imagination ‘Just An Illusion’ (Park & Pickering Mix)
43. Company 2 ‘Tell it As it Is’
44. Roberta Flack ‘Uh Uh Ooh Ooh Look Out (Here it Comes)’ (Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley Mix)
45. 2 in a Room ‘Somebody in the House Say Yeah’
46. T-R-P – Let There Be House ‘Untitled’
47. Richie Rich ‘Salsa House’
48. Redhead Kingpin & the FBI ‘Do the Right Thing’ (Happiness Remix)
49. Digital Underground ‘Doowutchalike’ (Playhowyalike Mix)
50. Kariya ‘Let Me Love You For Tonight’
51. Nocera ‘Summertime Summertime’ (House ’89)
52. Lil Louis ‘French Kiss’ / Sylvester ‘You Make me Feel (Mighty Real)’ (Acca)
53. 808 State ‘Pacific’
54. Sueno Latino ‘Sueno Latino’
55. Dynamic Duo ‘In The Pocket’ (Hip House Dub)
56. Da Posse ‘It’s My Life’ (Aluh Mix)
57. Technotronic ‘Pump Up the Jam’
58. ???
59. Mix N’ Tel ‘Feel The Beat’ (Pierre’s Mix)
60. Gary Jackmaster Wallace ‘House Has Taken Over Me’ (The House Every Night Oh Yeah Mix)

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  1. classicarschippy
    March 2

    love it love it love it

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