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It’s 1989 in Chicago, House is sweeping the world. Mickey Oliver, radio and club DJ star with the Hot Mix 5 and owner of the (now legendary) Hot Mix 5 Records decides to drop a compilation on M Records, a division of Hot Mix 5 Records he created in 1988.
“Sweet House Chicago” is the result - a perfect snapshot of Chicago in the late Eighties (all the way down to the front cover picture taken at one of Mickey’s gig). It features 8 incredible tracks produced by the who’s who of Chicago House at the time: Dj Pierre, Mickey Oliver, Phortune, Ralphi Rosario and more… The track “I Need A Beat” being an actual Larry Heard production that was made for Mickey Oliver.
So here it is, reissued for the first time by Still Music, on a yellow double LP - Chicago’s House has never been so sweet!
Matt says: Part of the building blocks of the now global dance culture, these early blueprints from Chicago would go on to influence a whole generation of dancers, DJs and producers. Much like Fleetwood Mac and Chaka Khan are stables of many people's record collections, there's a whole group of music lovers who regard these as house hold essentials. Every home needs one!
A1. Pierre's Fantasy Club - I Can't Stop For You
A2. Mickey Oliver & Joe Magic - Take It To The Top
B1. Mickey Oliver - I Need A Beat (To Turn Me On)
B2. Phortune - House Rights (Fight For It)
C1. Ralphi Rosario - Suavesito
C2. Mickey Oliver - Anticipate
D1. Mickey Oliver Featuring Darci 'Mor - Lost Me Boy
D2. Jamie - I Want Your Love