Yearning for Imaginary Remixes

I wrote something at Mostly-Retro about bad concert etiquette, why I think it’s such a problem, and what I think can be done to alleviate the problem. Check it out.

Look, I’m going to level with you. I really want people to read that one. It’s kind of important to me, and I spent a lot of time on it. So if you read it and like it, please share it with a friend via…whatever your favorite social media thing is. I’d really appreciate it. I usually don’t mind that my audience is kind of small, my interests are pretty niche after all, but dammit, I want everyone to read that.

Sorry if that sounds a little vain or self-serving, but it’s how I feel.

Now, let’s walk on sunshine.

Katrina And The Waves
Walking On Sunshine (Extended Mix)
And don’t it feel good.

I am fucking shocked that it took me seven years to get this song on this blog. I’m fucking shit up. I need to go through a Billboard Top One Hit Wonders list and see if there’s any other classics that I missed. Maybe find a 12″ mix of Haircut 100’s “Love Plus One” or something.

Shit, now I want that. I hope it exists.

Freestyle Mix by Juanito
Mega-Mix 1991 by Richard ‘Humpty’ Vission
These are two megamixes from one of those special “DJ Only” records I talk about on occasion. Unlike last week’s “rock” remix collection, these megamixes are much more inline with what you would hear in a dance club in the early 90s. Like house music? New Jack Swing? That “People Are Still Having Sex” song? Then you should like these.

I’m not that familiar with Juanito, but I know me some Richard Vission, and I can’t believe that this is the first time I’ve ever mentioned his name on this blog. Dude is a legend. Back in the 90s I had a friend who had piles of burned mix CDs, and I lost count as to how many had “RHV – AWESOME MIX” written on them. I wish I still had access to those mixes, some banger stuff on those.

Of these two mixes, I’m a bigger fan of the Vission mix, but they’re both great time capsules of a bygone era and a lot of fun. I’d make a list of all the songs in both, but my knowledge of 90s house and dance pop is not nearly vast enough to do that. If anyone wants to point out any great lost gems in either mix, please leave a comment.

Just don’t mention the Color Me Badd part in the Vission mix. Best we ignore that.

6 Responses to “Yearning for Imaginary Remixes”

  1. chadwicktron says:

    Love this site and the new site. Keep it going!!!

  2. James says:

    There is a slightly extended version of “Love Plus One.” It was on “Living in Oblivion: The ’80s Greatest Hits, Vol. 2.” It has a running time of 5:38. There is also a Hot Tracks mix that runs 5:40.

  3. James says:

    Here’s what the 12″ sounds like (actually quite good quality):

  4. Eric Schulz says:

    Cannot WAIT to hear that RHV mix! An absolute master!

  5. Jeremy says:

    While I couldn’t stand “freestyle” during its heyday, that Juanito mix is nuts (in a great way).

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