Monday, 23 July 2012
Dig Deep with Dave D'Master Merritt (Chicago) 260712
On this week's show we are honoured to broadcast an exclusive 1 hour DJ mix by legendary Chicago based producer & DJ Dave D'Master Merritt.
Producing tracks since the late 80s, Dave's group 'No Name' was at the forefront of house from the off. No Name's biggest hit, Jason's Revenge on House Nation Records, came out in 1986. 1987 saw the release of No Name's Hypnotic House.
In 1988 Dave produced Love Traxs by Shawn Shegog featuring Barbara Shegog. A serious piece of music from house's rich history, and a track that still sounds fierce some 24 years later! It's hard to imagine how fresh this sounded back in the day. The original vinyl shifts for a fair few $$$ these days. In 1988 Dave also wrote the bassline for Mark Imperial's The Love I Lost. An awe inspiring classic vocal house cut with a low end to die for.
In 1989 Living In The Dark Side was released featuring Shawn Shegog - another dirty acid house track that has Warehouse vibes written all over it.
Dave is also a veteran house DJ, playing alongside Vinny Divine in the early days, and had a large influence on the younger DJs in the windy city, opening the doors into clubland for the likes of DJ Izrail.
As well as helping to change the face of dance music forever, Dave is still active on the DJ scene and regularly broadcasts mixes on chicagohouseradio.com alongside K. Alexi Shelby, Voc Walters, Boo Williams, Terry Hunter and head honcho Lloyd Dev.
To say this man is connected is an understatement. Salute!!
PT took a big box of disco, boogie and house in the studio. Here's what came out...
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (Harvey Mix) (DFA)
Rolling Stones - Rain Fall Down (Ashley Beedle Discodub Re-edit) (Virgin)
Dee Edwards - Put Your Love On The Line (Coalition)
Popular Peoples Front - Saved My Day (Ever Lasting Chorus Edit) (PPP)
Revenge - Forever In Their Debt (Revenge Pitched Down Mix) (Home Taping Is Killing Music)
Moodymann - I Want Your Love (Neon Music)
Rob Bright & Neil Reid present Cabin Fever - Kelly's I (Bugged Out)
Kool & The Gang - Sesame Seed (GW Edit) (Tirk)
Kool & The Gang - Open Sesame (De-Lite)
Blaze - If You Should Need A Friend (Debut)
Sunflower presents Mae-I - Swwe Melody (Transcient Dub) (Sunflower Records)
Paul Johnson - Love Is Free (Relief)
The Brothers - Under The Skin (Sunbar)
Mini-Mix DJ: Dave D'Master Merritt
1. Micheal Jackson - Can't Help It remix
2. The Urban Legends - Lookin Foward 2 Seein You
3. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (Dave Merritt rework)
4. Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt
5. Booker T & The MGs - Melting Pot
6. Eddie Kendricks - Going Up In Smoke edit
7. L.T.D. - Love To The World
8. I Want To Dance (re-edit)
9. Class Action - Weekend
10. Klear - Keep Your Body Working
11. Carl Bean - Born This Way (Dave Merritt re-edit )
12. Warriors - (Dave Merritt rework)
13. Tyree Cooper - M.B.O (Theme rework)
More info: discogs.com/artist/Dave+Merritt
Live: Thursday 26th July 2012
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