Dance Hits ’94 – Volume 1 (Telstar, 1994)

Dance Hits 94 V1

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Telstar’s Dance Hits bears more than a passing resemblance to their Best Of Dance range but is classed as a two volume series from 1994. Volume 1 exists in two versions – one with 18 tracks, the other with 21. It’s the latter that’s here: “21 upfront dancefloor 94 hits”.

Dream on with D:Ream. The serenity now as Culture Beat drop Got To Get It, another ace in their pack. Pick and mix with K7’s gauché Come Baby Come; redeem yourself as M People slip inside this house with Movin’ On Up. Time for The Orb’s Perpetual Dawn; a hangover from Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld. Wau! it’s Bitty McLean and Apache Indian; you know the rubadub and raggamuffin mysteries, Here I Stand and Boom Shak-A-Lak. Bjork with Fluke’s classy Minimix of Big Time Sensuality and 2 Unlimited powerful Let The Beat Control Your Body. Meanwhile DJ Duke hails from Copenhagen and is the inventor of cue mark stickers on vinyl; Blow Your Whistle has a crafty bassline.

Slo Moshun kick off the second half with the jump-up styings of Bells Of New York. Then it’s a flashback to 1984 with Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Two Tribes. This time it’s the regular 7″ also known as Cowboys And Indians. The picture disc version – We Don’t Want To Die – is on Now That’s What I Call Music 3. Company includes Take That’s Re-Light My Fire, Haddaway’s Life and EYC’s jam hot Feelin’ Alright. Sub Sub’s Respect crashes in before the grandstanding Goodmen. And Sadat with Funk Dat, a story of the street before Tag Team and their Android-pushing wicked Whoomp! (There It Is). Loud ‘n’ hardcore. Getting better on the sublime You And Me from model Lisa B. Ender: Sheila Ferguson’s northern soul with a disco twist When Will I See You Again. A question of degree.

Favourite tracks
Culture Beat – Got To Get It

DJ Duke – Blow Your Whistle

Tag Team – Whoomp! (There It Is) (Radio Edit)

Lest we forget
Lisa B – You And Me (Radio Edit)

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