Category Archives: Junior Vasquez

Magic

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Sasha
“Magic”
1994 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Magic (Radio Mix)
02 Magic (Sasha’s Black Magic Mix)
03 Magic (Sasha’s Voodoo Dub)
04 Magic (Junior’s Factory Mix)
05 Magic (Way Out West Mix)
06 Magic (Pob’s Seismix)*
07 Magic (John Digweed’s 3D Mix)
08 Higher Ground (Big Brother’s Mix)

*Bonus track not on original CD release

Sasha once again enlisted Sam Mollison for vocal duties on “Magic”, the follow-up single to “Higher Ground.”

Airwave

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Rank 1
“Airwave”
2000 Tommy Boy Silver Label (US)
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01 Airwave (Radio Edit)
02 Airwave (Junior Vasquez Edit)
03 Airwave (Rank 1 vs Dutch Force Remix)
04 Airwave (Junior Vasquez Marathon Airwaves Remix)
05 Airwave (ATB Remix)
06 Airwave (Sunset Chillout Mix)

Trance anthem “Airwave” was the first single produced by Piet Bervoets and Benno De Goeij under the alias Rank 1. While exclusive to the US release, the Junior Vasquez mixes are disappointingly dispensable. André Tanneberger also fails to improve upon the original track, which is best served by the ‘Rank 1 vs Dutch Force Remix.’

HELP > Anyone have the German CD single?

Space Oasis

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01 Space Oasis
02 Space Oasis (JNR’s South Beach Mix)
03 Space Oasis (BT’s Enterprise Mix)
04 Space Oasis (JNR’s Ambient Vocal Mix)
05 Space Oasis (JNR’s UK Mix)

INFO > Billie Ray Martin’s 1995 debut LP, “Deadline For My Memories”, was produced by Brian Transeau, who in addition remixed two of the album’s singles: “Running Around Town” and “Space Oasis.” Junior Vasquez also reworked “Space Oasis” for its 1996 single release.

Do What You Do

Here’s another dose of Annabella Lwin, courtesy of Dana.

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01 Do What You Do (Radio Version)
02 L.O.V.E.
03 Stone Jumping
04 Hey You [Don’t Bring Me Down]
05 Do What You Do (Sound Factory Vocal)
06 Do What You Do (Whole Lotta Soul)
07 Do What You Do (Valentine Vocal)
08 Do What You Do (Fire Island Dub)

INFO > Sony shelled out for some heavy hitters to remix Annabella Lwin’s second single for the Soho Square imprint: Junior Vasquez, Terry Farley & Pete Heller, and Dave Valentine all reworked “Do What You Do.” All unique tracks from both UK CD singles are consolidated here.

HELP > Anyone have the UK promo CD?

Didn’t I Know [Divas To The Dancefloor… Please]

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01 Didn’t I Know (Junior’s Factory Mix)
02 Didn’t I Know (D.C. VS. Tom E’s Original Dub)
03 Didn’t I Know (D.C. VS. Junior Vasquez Mix)
04 Didn’t I Know (Blissful Diva Mix)
05 Didn’t I Know (Blisstrumental)
06 Didn’t I Know (Cevin’s Diva Mix)
07 Didn’t I Know (Late Nite Diva Mix)
08 Didn’t I Know (B96 Radio Edit)
09 Didn’t I Know (Junior’s Deep Mix)

INFO > 1994 single “Didn’t I Know” was club hit for E.G. Fullalove (Ehryck Gilmore), thanks to a huge Junior Vasquez remix perfectly suited to the DJ’s Sound Factory following. This track always reminds me of former Philadelphia nighclub Milkbar, which did a respectable job of emulating the atmosphere of New York’s bigger venues. In 1997, owner Jim Lesser relocated Milkbar across the Delaware River to New Jersey, and the vacant Philly location was filled by Shampoo, an arguably superior dance destination. “Didn’t I Know” also received a few spins at my beloved hangout, THE BANK, situated a block over from the old book bindery building that housed Milkbar and Shampoo.

Land Of The Living

Very special thanks to eLeMeNOhPeaQ for sharing these singles.

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01 Land Of The Living (Radio Edit)
02 Land Of The Living (Rollo & Sister Bliss Radio Edit)
03 Land Of The Living (Kristine W Radio Edit)
04 Land Of The Living (Lisa Marie Experience Radio Edit)
05 Land Of The Living (Album Version Edit)
06 Land Of The Living (Album Version)

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01 Land Of The Living (Rollo & Sister Bliss Club Remix)
02 Land Of The Living (Deep Dish Land Of The Lost Vocal Mix)
03 Land Of The Living (Lisa Marie Experience Vocal 12″ Mix)
04 Land Of The Living (Dekkard’s Planet Vocal Mix)
05 Land Of The Living (Junior’s New Vocal Mix)

INFO > Rollo Armstrong and Rob Dougan produced and co-wrote “Land Of The Living”, the title track from dance diva Kristine Weitz’s sophomore album. Here are the US promo and commercial maxi CDs.

Running Around Town

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01 Running Around Town (7″ Mix)
02 Running Around Town (BT’s Jacobs Ladder Mix)
03 Running Around Town (Extended Mix)
04 Running Around Town (BT’s Shelter Mix)
05 Running Around Town (Junior’s Mix)
06 Your Loving Arms (Brothers In Rhythm Edited Club Mix)

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01 Running Around Town (Moran Pop Mix)
02 Running Around Town (Spike Radio Edit)
03 Running Around Town (Spike Club Mix)

INFO > The origins of Billie Ray Martin’s “Running Around Town” can be traced to “Moving Downtown”, a song Martin wrote in the mid-1980s while fronting Motown-inspired band Billie And The Deep. As a guest vocalist for S’Express, Martin recycled lyrics from “Moving Downtown” into “Pimps, Pushers, Prostitutes”, featured on 1989 album “Original Soundtrack.” In 1995, Brian Transeau produced and remixed Martin’s fully-developed “Running Around Town”, the second of five singles released from her solo debut album, “Deadline For My Memories.” The Tony Moran and Darrin Friedman remixes on the 1996 US promo are digitally exclusive to that CD.

Your Loving Arms

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01 Your Loving Arms (Original Radio Edit)
02 Your Loving Arms (Diss-Cuss Vocal Mix)
03 Your Loving Arms (Original Extended Mix)
04 Your Loving Arms (Sound Factory Vocal Edit)
05 Your Loving Arms (Diss-Cuss Bitchin’ Dub)
06 Your Loving Arms (Eruption Vocal)

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01 Your Loving Arms (Original Extended Mix)
02 Your Loving Arms (Sound Factory Vocal)
03 Your Loving Arms (Hands In The Air Mix)
04 Your Loving Arms (S Man’s Anthem Mix)
05 Your Loving Arms (Padapella)

INFO > Following a stint in Electribe 101, a single with Spooky, and other collaborative work, Billie Ray Martin enlisted Dave Ball and Richard Norris to oversee her debut solo release, 1993’s “4 Ambient Tales.” The Grid also produced Billie Ray’s next single—international smash hit “Your Loving Arms.” Amid numerous remixes from Diss-Cuss, Brothers In Rhythm, Roger Sanchez, and Todd Terry, it was Junior Vasquez’s ‘Sound Factory Vocal’ that catapulted the tune up the charts, and filled dancefloors worldwide. Here are the original 1994 UK release and the belated US issue from 1995.

UK promo video:

US promo video:

Tom Jones – She’s A Lady (Junior Vasquez Mixes)

Tom Jones
“She’s A Lady”
1995 MCA Records (US)
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01. She’s A Lady (Radio Edit)
02. She’s A Lady (Extended Mix)
03. She’s A Lady (Dub 2)
04. She’s A Lady (Tribal Beats)

INFO > Junior Vasquez added a glamorous sheen to Jones’ 1971 hit “She’s A Lady” for inclusion on the soundtrack of “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar.” The 1995 American film about three drag queens on a cross-country road trip is a loose adaptation of groundbreaking Australian dramedy “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert.” The tune would later be remixed by BT (in 2000) and Funkstar De Luxe (in 2004); however, Vasquez’s handbag workout takes the prize.

SHE’S A LADY

Gat Decor – Passion (1996)

Gat Decor
“Passion”
1996 DanceNet (AU)
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01. Passion (Do You Want It Right Now Edit) 04:12
02. Passion (Original Naked Mix) 07:43
03. Passion (Original Naked Mix Edit) 04:21
04. Passion (Do You Want It Right Now Mix) 07:29
05. Passion (Mr. Roy Full On Mix) 06:43
06. Passion (Junior Vasquez X Beat Instrumental) 09:44
07. Passion (No Zero Mix) 08:07

INFO > Originally released through Effective Records in 1992, Simon Slater’s progressive house masterpiece, “Passion,” was dusted off in 1996 for re-release on Way Of Life. In addition to requisite remixes, the reissue was built on a new vocal version with Beverli Skeete singing Degrees Of Motion’s “Do You Want It Right Now” over the original (a travesty, to be sure). This Australian issue includes selected mixes from both UK CD singles.

Passion (1996)
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