Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Taste Of Hed Kandi - Let There Be House

Back to music and stuff. For anyone who's a house music afficionado, the UK record label, Hed Kandi, is a very familiar term. It has become one of the most popular labels particularly associated with house and dance music, much like what Def Jam recordings has done for the hip-hop scene.

Hed Kandi has become widely recognized for its uber-cool compilation albums, which deliver serious dance music. A very familiar description is their trademark rad, retro-sexy album covers with their classy, cartooned chicks and slick, eye candy illustrations. Behind the hip label is its founder, DJ and A&R man, Mark Doyle. Formed in early 1999, Hed Kandi was fittingly named after Doyle's popular 4-hour radio show on London's Jazz FM 102.2 every Saturday night. He states, "it's the perfect cure for self-inflicted insomnia."

I, for one, have been an avid fan and here are some from my collection...

Too bad, I wasn't able to catch the Hed Kandi DJs when they came to Manila twice as sponsored by BigFish.

Anyway, for today's music mix, will be uploading some of the best house and dance tracks from these great compilations. Feel free to move and groove to them. :)
1) Intro...
2) Ever After - Bonnie Bailey (Eric's Beach Mix)
3) Sweet Love - Kaskade (Extended Mix)
4) Pink Is The Colour - The K&M Project (Kupper's Heavenly Disco Mix)
5) It's You, It's Me - Kaskade (Extended Mix)
6) Here I Am - David Morales feat. Tamra Keenan (Full Intention Vocal Mix)
7) Lola's Theme - Shapeshifters (Westar Mix)
8) Happy - Squareheads (Spintech Remix)
9) You Make Me Happy - DJ Beat (Club Mix)
10) Gonna Get Your Love - S-Sense (Club Mix)
11) Street Life - Jamie Lewis feat. Chance (Classic Vocal Mix)
12) Time Won't Wait - Jamiroquai (Groove Assassin Mix) - One of My Favs. :)
13) Groovejet - Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor (Club Mix)
14) Some Lovin - Alex Fain feat. Nic Kat (Original Mix)
15) Love's Divine - Seal (Passenger Sanctuary Club Mix)
16) Dove (I'll Be Loving You) - Moony (Club Mix)

For some funky and groovy time, try it!! :)


MixiPod said...

Amazing Post!!! Congratulations My Frind!
I'll download it right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the beatmeister said...

Hi Mixi!

Thanks! :)

Hope you enjoy them!


Anonymous said...

excellent ! love the alex fain feat nic kat track best !

the beatmeister said...

Hi mate!

Thanks much! Appreciate it. :)


Anonymous said...

hey beatmeister! i am not able to download this "let there be house" do you mind emailing to me maybe uploading it to sendspace or something? the link seems to not be working for me on zshare. you can email it to sauceyprofs@yahoo.com