Category Archives: MASTERCUTS

Various Artists – Classic Salsoul Mastercuts

Various Artists
“Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 1″
1993 Mastercuts/Beechwood Music Ltd (UK)
CUTSCD 10

01 Double Exposure – Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons 12″ Mix)
02 Ripple – The Beat Goes On And On (Jim Burgess 12″ Mix)
03 Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation (Shep Pettibone 12″ Remix)
04 First Choice – Let No Man Put Assunder (Shep Pettibone Remix)
05 Leroy Burgess – Heartbreaker (Shep Pettibone 12″ Mix)
06 Loleatta Holloway – Dreaming (Norman Harris Album Version)
07 Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up (Larry Levan 12″ Remix)
08 The Salsoul Orchestra – Nice ‘N’ Nasty (Walter Gibbons 12″ Mix)
09 The Salsoul Orchestra – Run Away (Kenny Present Album Mix)
10 Candido – Jingo (Shep Pettibone 12” Remix)
11 The Salsoul Orchestra – You’re Just The Right Size (Album Mix)
12 Joe Bataan – The Bottle (Live First Take Album Version)

Various Artists Classic
“Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 2″
1993 Mastercuts/Beechwood Music Ltd (UK)
CUTSCD 13

01 First Choice – Doctor Love (Tom Moulton 12″ Mix)
02 Double Exposure – My Love Is Free (Tom Moulton 12″ Edit)
03 Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Larry Levan Mix)
04 Eddie Holman – A Night To Remember (Tom Moulton 12″ Mix)
05 Love Committee – Just As Long As I Got You (Tom Moulton Mix)
06 Moment Of Truth – Helplessly (Tom Moulton 12″ Mix)
07 Silvetti – Spring Rain (Tom Moulton 12″ Mix)
08 Inner Life – Moment Of My Life (Shep Pettibone 12″ Edit)
09 Loleatta Holloway – Hit And Run (Walter Gibbons 12″ Mix)
10 The Salsoul Orchestra – Ooh I Love It (Shep Pettibone Remix)
11 Candido – Dancin’ And Prancin’ (12” Mix)

INFO > Groundbreaking Salsoul Records laid the foundation for today’s international dance music industry. The New York-based label was founded in 1974 by brothers Joseph, Kenneth, and Stanley Cayre. The brothers Cayre employed several now-legendary producers—including Tom Moulton, Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons, and Shep Pettibone—who pioneered innovative instrumental and recording techniques that revolutionized dance music. The creativity of those studio wizards benefited equally talented artists: Loleatta Holloway, Double Exposure, First Choice, Candido, The Salsoul Orchestra, and many others. And Salsoul didn’t only release 300 12 inch singles—they invented the format. Although the label ceased operation in 1985, its durable disco classics have inspired and influenced generations of house producers.

Various Artists – Classic Balearic Mastercuts Volume 1

Various Artists
“Classic Balearic Mastercuts Volume 1″
1996 Mastercuts/Beechwood Music Ltd (UK)
CUTSCD 34

01. Chris Rea – Josephine (La Version Francaise)
02. Sueno Latino – Sueno Latino (The Paradise Version)
03. Electribe 101 – Talking With Myself (Deep Dream Mix)
04. BBG – Snappiness (Sweet Instrumental)
05. The Blow Monkeys – La Passionara
06. Tullio De Piscopo – Stop Bajon [Primavera] (Club Mix)
07. Lola – Wax The Van (Jon’s Dub)
08. Moodswings – Spiritual High (State Of Independence)
09. Sheer Taft – Cascades (Hypnotone Mix)
10. The Grid – Floatation (Subsonic Grid Mix)
11. A Man Called Adam – Barefoot In The Head

INFO > This fine collection is perfect accompaniment for a chilled-out afternoon on the White Island. It’s already July—better book those flights.

CLASSIC BALEARIC MASTERCUTS VOL 1

Various Artists – Classic Electro Mastercuts Volume 1

Various Artists
“Classic Electro Mastercuts Volume 1″
1994 Mastercuts/Beechwood Music Ltd (UK)
CUTSCD 19

01. Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine (12″ Mix)
02. Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait (12″ Dub Mix)
03. Grandmaster & Melle Mel – White Lines (12″ Mix)
04. Man Parrish – Hip Hop, Be Bop (12″ Mix)
05. Herbie Hancock – Rockit (12″ Mix)
06. Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf (12″ Mix)
07. C.O.D. – In The Bottle (12″ Mix)
08. Newtrament – London Bridge Is Falling Down (12″ Dub Mix)*
09. Hashim – Al-Naafiysh [The Soul] (12″ Mix)
10. Whodini – Magic’s Wand (12″ Mix)
11. Time Zone – The Wildstyle (12″ Dub Mix)*
12. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel (12″ Mix)

*Please note that due to the time limitations of the CD format, it has been necessary to edit the above tracks.

INFO > Flex yer breakin’ and poppin’ skills with these old school jams. Aww, yeah!

CLASSIC ELECTRO MASTERCUTS VOL 1

Various Artists – Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1

Various Artists
“Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1″
1994 Mastercuts/Beechwood Music Ltd (UK)
CUTSCD 20

01. Ce Ce Rogers – Someday (12″ Mix)
02. Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie – Tears (Classic Vocal Mix)
03. The Night Writers – Let The Music [Use You] (12″ Mix)
04. Bam Bam – Give It To Me (12″ Mix)
05. Inner City – Big Fun (Magic Juan Mix)
06. Ralphi Rosario & Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me (12″ Mix)
07. Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride (Full Length Mix)
08. Raze – Break 4 Love (Vaughan Mason Mix)
09. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (12″ Mix)
10. Ten City – Devotion (Bam Bam’s House Mix)
11. Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge – It’s Alright (House Mix)
12. Joe Smooth Inc – The Promised Land (12” Mix)

INFO > Started by Beechwood Music in 1992 and now part of Apace Music, the Mastercuts label has produced definitive collections covering a variety of genres: funk, soul, electro, reggae, disco, house, and new jack swing among them. There are countless compilations of classic house, but this one ranks among the best.

CLASSIC HOUSE MASTERCUTS VOL 1