‘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.
Yes, you heard it right. Paul Oakenfold once again sought the talents of a woman who’s now one of Australia’s most established electronic music singer/songwriters, Amba Shepherd.
Amba Shepherd is no stranger to the EDM world where she previously supplied vocals to Hardwell’s ‘Apollo’ and Paul’s very own 3 million-stream hit “U Are’. Collaborating with Paul on his new breaking single, she gifts ‘Love Escape’ its spirited chorus with her mesmerising voice.
Not forgetting the dancefloor spaces and clubbing moments, Paul commissioned three killer reinterpretation to stylistically spread the remix love far and wide. With Sydney’s JaySounds reining the bpms, while boosting its bottom end signature and Adelaide’s Dimatik flipping the polarity, taking it high up to the trance heavens, both remixes are sure to service ‘Love Escape’s primetime needs.
David Webster, on the other hand brings a more lamenting vibe to Amba’s vocal. Through scudding drums and tight percussion lines, he engages its drive, while amping up its ether through tubular synths, cyber FX and pad-based sweep.
Tune in to Love Escape here:
01: Paul Oakenfold & Amba Shepherd – Love Escape (Extended Mix)
02: Paul Oakenfold & Amba Shepherd – Love Escape (Dimatik Remix)
03: Paul Oakenfold & Amba Shepherd – Love Escape (David Webster Remix)
04: Paul Oakenfold & Amba Shepherd – Love Escape (JaySounds Remix)