There is nothing like hearing some good old classic house to set it off -- whatever "it" is. And there's nothing like a good DJ who knows how to spin the classics with smooth transitions and blends that will make you want to keep dancing all night long. I came across such a DJ when I met DJ Erv recently. This NYC native and DC transplant has been spinning around the Washington, DC area with increased frequency, and he knows his house music inside and out. So when I asked him to do a classic house mix for the Mixologists series, he rose to the occasion with House Classicks. On this mix you'll find back in the day favorites by Ralphi Rosario and Xavier Gold, LNR, Kerri Chandler, Raze, Hardive and so many more. If this mix doesn't make you want to get up and create a dance floor wherever you are, then you might want to check your pulse. If you're in Washington, DC this weekend for the inauguration festivities and are looking for somewhere to spend your Saturday night and work up a good sweat, then check out DJ Erv, Tee Alford and Andrew Hogans on the turntables with a special performance by Josh Milan at Magic Sessions at Work It! Studios in DC. Check out Facebook for more information.
Everyone else, have a soul clap ready when you press play.
Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body
Robert Owens - I'll Be Your Friend
Ralphi Rosario feat. Xavier Gold - You Used To Hold Me
Mijan - Alright (95 North Club Vocal)
Chip E. - Like This
LNR - Work It To The Bone
Raze - Break 4 Love
The S.O.U.L. System - It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day (Dub House Mix III)
Underground Solution - Luv Dancin'
Gypsymen - Hear The Music
Earth People - Dance
Hardrive - Deep inside
Black Science Orchestra - New Jersey Deep
Bang The Party - Bang Bang You're Mine
Kerri Chandler - Shelter
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Masters at Work Dub)
Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie feat. Robert Owens - Tears