This week’s throwback artist has had many posts on this blog due to the high number of quality sets he has played throughout his career. This particular Essential Mix was made in 1997, which means it is about 14 years old. I was not yet into dance music back then, so I did not recognize a lot of these songs on first listen. Tracks like Flaming June, Forbidden Fruit, Words, and Netherworld were familiar, but everything else was new to my ears. I am however, able to identify several of these artists who are still producing today, including Mac Zimms, Digital Blonde, BT,  and Paul Oakenfold. It’s great to know that they have been in the game for such a long time, and their dedication to the music is inspiring. I’m not sure if Andy Ling is still making stuff, but his two remixes in this set are impressive. One thing I will mention is Paul’s liberal use of the flanging effect that you can hear throughout this throwback. I guess mixers weren’t as advanced back then so there wasn’t much variety in usable effects. Damn, I really miss this old style that Paul used to bang out. It’s really too bad he doesn’t play like this anymore, but at least we have these relics to fall back on. Check out this finely crafted flashback below…

Paul van Dyk – Live on BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (April 20, 1997)
01 Depeche Mode – It’s No Good [BT Mix][000:00]
02 BBG – Just Be Tonight (Disco Citizens Mix) [007:00]
03 E-N feat. Ceevox – That Sound (Edge Factor Dub) [010:22]
04 L.S.G. – Netherworld (Vinyl Cut) [015:25]
05 Sandman – Coimbra (Digital Blondes ‘Floor’ Mix) [019:15]
06 Blue Amazon – No Other Love (Shango’s Acidic Zulu Remix) [026:13]
07 Angelo – Funkdamental [031:48]
08 Isha-D – Stay (Tonight) (Andy Ling’s Local Dub) [040:55]
09 Olive – You’re Not Alone (Oakenfold & Osborne 12″ Remix)[048:07]
10 Junior Camp – Listen To The Rhythm [057:55]
11 Sian – Stronger Together (Andy Ling’s Aryan Dub) [065:13]
12 Tilt – My Spirit (Pink Bomb Remix) [073:13]
13 Millenium – Radio Freedom (Interference Mix) [081:27]
14 Boston Bruins – Enuff [088:16]
15 BT – Flaming June (BT & PvD Mix) [092:44]
16 Paul van Dyk – Forbidden Fruit (BT & PvD’s Food Of Love Mix) [102:51]
17 The Freak & Mac Zimms – Submission [111:05]
18 Yello – On Track (Doug Laurent’s First Journey Dub) [112:59]
19 Paul van Dyk – Words (Album Version) [118:23]

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