‘Summer of Love’ celebrates and recognizes the cultural movement of “acid house” in the summers of 1988 and 1989. Released under the New State music record label, ‘Summer of Love’ is a 3CD mix album that showcases both the talent of Paul Oakenfold, Nancy Noise and Colin Hudd and the rich history of acid house.
‘Summer of Love’ features game-changing records from house originators Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Phuture, Fingers Inc and the No.1 single from Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, ‘Jack Your Body’.
The talented DJs: Paul Oakenfold, Colin Hudd and Nancy Noise are each given the chance to showcase their talents on CD1, CD2, and CD3 respectively. Leading off the pack Paul Oakenfold (considered the number one most influential DJ of all time by London Evening Standard) takes tracks from Sueno Latino, The Residents, 808 State, and many more in his quest to showcase the groove of acid house.
Next up is Colid Hudd, taking the hip house sound of the Jungle Brothers, Fast Eddie and Jungle Crew and mixing it seamlessly with acid house & rave classics from Quartz, Rhythim Is Rhythim, Bizarre Inc, Orbital, and many more.
To wrap up the compilation, Nancy Noise recreates the classic Ibiza style sound taking hits from The Cure, Art Of Noise, Shakatak, Men Without Hats, Yello and more eclectic cuts from It’s Immaterial, Thrashing Doves and Stretch to create a panoramic soundscape of sound.
We all knew that these guys would be coming back eventually so while I can’t say I’m too surprised to see new music / visuals from the almighty Prodigy, the fan boy in me is blowing up today because the song (and video) are both fucking great. My journey with this band started in the 90s and they were one of the first groups to really make an impact in my young musical mind so to hear this today means another great band from my youth has come full circle and in the best way possible.
To make things even better, a new album has been announced as well (‘No Tourists’) which means more new music should be coming / leaking shortly!
Today is a great fucking day for music and we have The Prodigy to thank for this.
Dutch DJ/producer Chuckie has teamed up with fellow Caribbean artist Steve Andreas for another crowd-pleasing single, ‘Latino,’ an epic fusion of latin-styled moombhaton and big room house. The Aruba-based pair take the track to a new level adding hip hop drums to a latin-styled flute melody. Masterfully blending styles and genres, Chuckie’s ambition and innovative mixing methods have earned him a reputation in both the Dutch and international dance communities. Along with Steve Andreas’ touch of urban style and Caribbean rhythm and groove, ‘Latino’ is a refreshingly exotic track that’ll soon be heard on every dancefloor and has already seen support from DJ’s like Hardwell, Laidback Luke, W&W, Kryder, and David Guetta to name a few. Blast ‘Latino’ through your speakers because a hot summer deserves a hot blooded track.