‘Summer Of Love’ has been christened THE album of the summer. Brought to us by New State Music, this 3CD mix album is an era-defining retrospective celebrating the summers of 1988 & 1989 and the birth of acid house. Featuring the biggest acid house, rave and Balearic classics curated and mixed by three of the genres’ most high profile and historically documented DJs, Paul Oakenfold, Nancy Noise and Colin Hudd. The collection features game-changing records famously associated with the DJs seminal respective club brands Spectrum, The Land of Oz and Future including key tracks by house originators Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Phuture, Fingers Inc and the No.1 single from Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, ‘Jack Your Body’. The album also features UK top 10s from 808 State ‘Pacific State’, Men Without Hats ‘Safety Dance’ & top 20s from it’s Immaterial, The Art of Noise, Bizzare Inc, Orbital, The Jungle Brothers, Stretch & Stacker Humanoid. Plus the credible underground club hits that made up the scene and scene favourites by bands The Cure, The Residents, Thrashing Doves and Yello.
DMCWORLD thought it about time we checked in with this trio of deck legends…
Where in the world are we finding you all today?
Paul Oakenfold: “I’m finally home in Los Angeles after a 7 week European tour.”
Nancy Noise: “I’m in the UK playing at festivals and parties throughout the summer and excited off as I’m off to Ibiza today!”
Colin Hudd: “I’m back in London and working on forthcoming music.”
How did the Summer Of Love album come about?
Paul Oakenfold: “The album has been put together to celebrate the birth of club culture as we know it today, which started in 1988, so it made sense to do an album that represented the genesis of the scene. I felt that because I was involved in Spectrum, Land of Oz, and the Future, it would be great to showcase the music from those three clubs and get Colin and Nancy involved to help educate people about the bigger picture that came from what we started.”
Nancy Noise: “As this year was the anniversary of the (second) Summer of Love, Paul said he was putting together the compilation. I was resident at Future, so he asked me be involved, get my tracklisting together & do a mix that reflected the authentic sound of Future at The Soundshaft, Heaven also based on the music we were raving to in Ibiza. Spectrum and Land Of Oz were also held at London’s most hedonistic underground nightclub, Heaven.”
Colin Hudd: “Paul got in touch with me asking me if I was interested in working on an album to celebrate the anniversary and we put together a track listing of key tracks from 1988. The Summer of Love album concept has been so overdue and is therefore a piece of music history.
What do you think made your clubs (Spectrum/Future/Land Of Oz) so unique?
Paul Oakenfold: “The music and of course everyone who came to them back in the day. It was a new counter culture experience for most people”
Nancy Noise: In Future we played whatever we wanted to play; it was an eclectic vibe. When it started it was lots of music we’d heard in Ibiza, then it developed its own sound too over the time it was on. We played music we loved and the crowd were open-minded and into new sounds. There was always a great energy in Future
Colin Hudd: “The people and the music set it apart. Clubbing finally had a new energy, something different, not mainstream, a new alternative.”
What track reminds you most of your club night?
Paul Oakenfold: A Split-Second – ‘Flesh’
Nancy Noise: There were lots but Solid Gold Easy Amex feat Red Box ‘Enjoy’ was a special one… the original and remix.
Colin Hudd: Joe Smooth ‘Promised Land’ and One O One ‘Rock to the Beat’.
What track reminds you most of Ibiza?
Paul Oakenfold: Elkin & Nelson ‘Jibaro’.
Nancy Noise ‘Lots again too ..William Pitt ‘City Lights’, House Master Boys ‘House Nation’, Elkin & Nelson ‘Jibaro’ – pure energy from the early days at Amnesia.
Colin Hudd: Sueno Latino ‘Sueno Latino’ Paradise version…
How often do you play or visit Ibiza now?
Paul Oakenfold: I’ve been DJing and going to Ibiza every summer for the last 30 years. My residences at Cream at Amnesia and Perfecto at Pacha are some of the greatest times I’ve had there.
Nancy Noise: I go to Ibiza for holidays and to play there too. I enjoy going there every summer!
Colin Hudd: Maybe every other year these days.
What are your lasting memories of the rave scene?
Paul Oakenfold: In 1989, we moved into the big rave moments in Britain. My favorite raves were “Universe” with Alon Schulman.
Nancy Noise: One big memory was when I had gone along to one of the first raves with Paul. He was DJing that night, then this guy goes on to do a PA – It was Adamski and it was his first live PA; he blew us away. He was there with Jimi Polo, we really wanted to sign Adam to Perfecto; was so great to meet them both, both very talented guys. We went onto work with Jimi too and have stayed in touch all these years and are still friends today.
Colin Hudd: Driving up to Manchester with Trevor to do Spectrum there on Mondays but also a mad night with Paul in London, North v South. Park and Pickering one end of Heaven with 4 decks and Oaky and me the other end with 4 decks. That was an amazing memory.
What memories do you most treasure of your trips to Ibiza?
Paul Oakenfold: Friends, great times, lovers, and great fun!
Nancy Noise: Early days, being there with no responsibilities was amazing times. There are so many memories of discovering music, dancing, crazy times with friends & love. All the years after have been special times too spent with family & friends, with lots of laughs, dancing & sunsets.
Colin Hudd: Hearing our track Audio Deluxe – 60 Seconds being played over and over becoming a Balearic anthem and meeting some amazing and long term very spiritual friends.
Which DJs have you most enjoyed over the last 30 years?
Paul Oakenfold: Larry Levan, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Hernan Cattaneo, Layo & Bushwacka, Juan Atkins.
Nancy Noise: Alfredo, Leo Mas, Nelo, Paul Oakenfold these guys made an impact on my life & are a big part of why i started DJjing, also Tony Humphries & Gilles Peterson.
Colin Hudd: Trevor Fung, Frankie Knuckles, Derrick May, David Morales, Carlos Diaz.
What are your current favourite Top 5 tracks?
Paul Oakenfold – Only Us
Dezza – Stella
Tilt – Miracle
DJ Paul – Everything We Know Its Wrong
Gene Xander – Final Contact
Luca Vera – Mentalism
Ti Kanno – Max Ransay
Cantoma – Vernbana
Fernando Pulichino – Serena & Solstice (Androo Re-work)
Nebraska – The Guitar
Colin Hudd – By you
Josh Milan – Your body
This I swear – Richard Darbyshire (Knuckles mix)
Mijangos Luis Elorza – Into the Philly sound
Colin Hudd – Lets Make Love In Public Places
SUMMER OF LOVE
OLD SKOOL ACID HOUSE, RAVE & BALEARIC MIX
BY PAUL OAKENFOLD, COLIN HUDD & NANCY NOISE
NEW STATE MUSIC
CAT. NO. NEW9302CD
3CD & DIGITAL RELEASE
‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ 3XCD TRACKLISTING
Running order (UK Top 40s tracks highest position also marked)
CD1. Spectrum – Mixed By Paul Oakenfold
01 A Split-Second – Flesh
02 Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)
03 Ralphi Rosario feat. Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me
04 Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
05 Mory Kanté – Yeke Yeke (Afro Acid Mix)
06 Kraze – The Party (Club Mix) no 29
07 Steve “Silk” Hurley – Jack Your Body (Club Your Body) no 1
08 Mr Fingers – Can You Feel It
09 Reese & Santonio – The Sound (Extended Mix)
10 Frankie Knuckles ft. Jamie Principle – Your Love no 29
11 Sandee – Notice Me (Notice the House Mix)
12 Phuture – Acid Tracks
13 Sueno Latino with Manuel Goettsching Performing E2E4 – Sueno Latino (Paradise Version)
14 808 State – Pacific State no 10
15 Photon Inc. feat. Paula Brion – Generate Power (Wild Pitch Mix)
16 Adonis – No Way Back
17 Fallout – The Morning After (Sunrise Mix)
18 Mandy Smith – I Just Can’t Wait (The Cool and Breezy Jazz Version)
19 The Residents – Kaw-Liga (Prairie Mix)
20 Finitribe – De Testimony (Collapsing Edit)
CD2. Land of Oz – Mixed By Colin Hudd.
01 Quartz – Meltdown
02 Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie – Tears (Classic Vocal)
03 Turntable Orchestra – You’re Gonna Miss Me no 32
04 Maurice – This is Acid
05 Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You (Club Mix) no 19
06 LNR – Work It To The Bone
07 One O One – Rock To The Beat
08 CJ Bolland – Wonderland
09 Rhythim Is Rhythim – Strings Of Life
10 Fast Eddie – Yo Yo Get Funky
11 Tony Scott – That’s How I’m Living
12 The Nightwriters – Let the Music Use You (Radio Mix)
13 Dionne – Come Get My Lovin’
14 Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid no 17
15 Jungle Crew feat. Jungle Jorge – Elektric Dance (Hitman’s House Mix)
16 Bizarre Inc – Such A Feeling no 13
17 Clubland feat. Quartz – Let’s Get Busy (Pump It Up)
18 Renegade Soundwave – Thunder
19 Orbital – Chime no 17
20 Westbam – Hold Me Back (Ultimate Mix)
21 Joe Smooth – Promised Land no 36
22 CeCe Rogers – Someday (Club Mix)
CD3. Future – Mixed By Nancy Noise.
01 Stretch – Why Did You Do It no 16
02 Hongkong Syndikat – Too Much (Cola-Banana-Mix)
03 StoneBridge – Jazzy John’s Freestyle Dub
04 Shakatak – R. Manic & Sister Cool (Manic Cuts)
05 Trashing Doves – Jesus On The Payroll (Street Groove)
06 Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance (Extended Version) no 6
07 Code 61 – Drop The Deal
08 Art of Noise feat. Max Headroom – Paranoimia (Extended Version) no 12
09 Dizzi Heights – Would I Find Love (Extended Version)
10 T-Coy – De Mas Mas
11 The Cure – Hot Hot Hot!!! (Extended Mix) no 45
12 Oh Well – Oh Well no 28
13 Yello – Bositch
14 Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance
15 Gene & Jim Are Into Shakes – Shake!
16 Raul Orellana – Guitarra (UK Mix)
17 It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Wicked Weather For Walking) no 18
18 Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots
19 William Pitt – City Lights
20 Solid Gold Easy Amex feat. Red Box – Enjoy (Paul Oakenfold Future Mix)