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Friday, Apr 03 2015 | 03:31
Image: 1595284 Incredible as it seems, this year marks twenty years since the launch of Johnny D'Mairo's Henry Street Music label. To celebrate, BBE is marking the occasion with a sumptuous five- disc CD retrospective, a fitting tribute to one of the most important of all house labels.

HENRY STREET MUSIC –TWENTY YEARS OF FIERCE HOUSE MUSIC

Incredible as it seems, this year marks twenty years since the launch of Johnny D’Mairo’s Henry Street Music label. To celebrate, BBE is marking the occasion with a sumptuous fivedisc CD retrospective, a fitting tribute to one of the most important of all house labels. This is one of the most extensive grand summations yet done of a dance label. Henry Street Music exemplified its era as much as Trax and Nu-Groove had theirs. Come the mid-‘90s, the disco cut-up became ubiquitous, as thousands tried to emulate the success of Henry Street’s first big killer, The Bucketheads’ Tha Bomb –still a dancefloor staple two decades on.
Many of the movers and shakers of the day had their best moments on Henry Street, and they’re all here: Johnnick, Armand Van Helden, DJ Duke, DJ Sneak, Dirty Harry, Davidson Ospina, Todd Terry, Mateo and Matos, Brutal Bill, Josh Wink, even the UK’s own Ashley Beedle, and many more –a veritable roll-call of the premiere-league of dance at the time, an era when dance music still seemed incredibly fertile and the link with its own past was still vital. Some of the American originals can struggle to get props among the countless mutations of house out there vying for attention in today’s digitalized dance scene, but the real househeads
always knew to check them, and will recognize this as quality product, through and through. Henry Street (named after Brooklyn homeboy Johnny’s neighbourhood) always had a ‘New York’ vibe, and even when drawing its producers from further afield, the label encapsulated the city’s melting-pot of talent and raw, bristling energy... energy captured here, and exploding off these remastered tracks like it’s 1999 all over again! Alongside the massive dancefloor anthems from the likes of Kenny Dope and Armand Van Helden are some real gems that got away, some exclusive mixes, and the thoughts of Johnny D, one of the prime-movers of the New York dance scene even before he came up with his own label, responsible for countless hits as promotions man and as dance A&R at Atlantic. Never one for the limelight, Johnny’s own story is nonetheless inextricably bound up with the transition from disco through house to the ubiquity of dance music today. So... dust off those dancing shoes, and get ready to feel the heat, it’s one more time for the Henry Street Hustle!

KEY SELLING POINTS
• Henry St catalogue is a who's who of house music, featuring releases from Kenny
Dope, Armand Van Heldon, DJ Sneak, Terry Hunter, Little Louie Vega, Todd Terry,
Ralphi Rosario, 95 North, Paul Simpson, Ashley Beedle, many of the versions
included have never been available in this format before.
• BBE brought you Masters at Work 10th Anniversary albums, near 15 years on
Defected Records have recently released a MAW retrospective, highlighting the
contemporary importance of the golden era of dance music, which Henry St Music
was so instrumental in shaping
• Full press and radio campaign UK, France, Germany
• Extensive sleeve notes telling for the first time the full story of Henry Street's
meteoric rise winning numerous gold discs along the way
• Label originator Johnny D will be available for interviews

For Fans Of Johnick, Masters At Work, Little Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Armand Van Helden, Terry Hunter, Todd Terry, Ashley Beedle

TRACKLISTING 5CD
DISC 1
1. Kenny "Dope" presents The Bucketheads - Whew
2. Anthony Mannino presents Syncopation - It's Jazzy
3. Armand Van Helden presents Old School Junkies - Hey Baby
4. Kenny "Dope" presents The Bucketheads 2 - The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
5. Johnick - Play The World
6. DJ Sneak presents The Polyester EP - Show Me The Way
7. Mateo & Matos presents No Props EP - Rainbow '95
8. Robbie Tronco presents Tronco Traxx - Walk 4 Me
9. Dirty Harry – Ascension (The Ethereal Funk Mix)
DISC 2
1. Ashley Beedle & Phil Asher present The Rising Sunz – Sunrize
2. Armand Van Helden presents Old School Junkies 2 - The Funk Phenomena
3. Todd Terry presents Fingertrips - I Thought Your Love
4. Kenny "Dope" presents The Bucketheads 2 - I Wanna Know
5. 95 North presents Da Hooligans - Who's Hoo
6. Mike Delgado presents The Upstairs Lounge - Byrdman's Revenge
7. Ralphi Rosario presents The Brinca EP – Brinca
8. Johnick - Open Up Your Eyes
9. Brutal Bill Project #3 - Philly Jazz (Remix)
10.DJ Duke - The Hustler
11.DJ Sneak presents Polyester 2 - Reachin'
DISC 3
1. The Pound Boys - My Eyes
2. That Kid Chris - I Believe
3. DJ Sneak presents Polyester 2 - Feels Good
4. Little Louie Vega presents The Chameleon - The Missile
5. Norty Cotto presents 2nd Soul - Funky Music
6. Armand van Helden presents Old School Junkies 2 - Mecca Toast
7. 95 North presents Da Hooligans - Party Hardy
8. Robbie Rivera presents Crazy Mother 2 - Get On The Floor
9. DJ Stew feat. The Buddha Monks - Funky Fresh
10.Johnick – Magic (MK Mix)
11.Salvatore Vitrano - Night Beat Club (Main Mix)
12.Scotti Deep - Brooklyn Beats (Pulse 2 Rhythm Mix)
DISC 4
1. Ray Roc presents Ray Roc Zone - Shake It Again
2. BQE - Steal Your Love
3. Jeremias Santiago presents Eltingville Project - Been There
4. Furious George 3 - Paradise By The Furious Light
5. Paul Simpson presents 1st Take Sessions - Keep Dancin'
6. Josh Harris presents Philter Inc / Sandy B - Next To You
7. Tony Moran presents Bond-Age - Die Another Day
8. Albert Cabrera – Melted
9. Groove Culture feat. Arnold Jarvis - Feelin' It
10. Andy Ward & Paul “The Wikkaman” Timothy presents The Mentalists - Came Into My Life
DISC 5
1. DJ Duke / Roland Clark - D2-D2 (I Get Deep) (Timmy Regisford Shelter Mix)
2. Markus Schulz & C.L. Mc Spadden - Clap Along
3. Mike Rizzo presents Tiger Blood - Like That
4. Armand van Helden - The Funk Phenomena (Starkillers Remix)
5. Davidson Ospina - Night Birds
6. E-Smoove - Lake Shore Drive
7. Stron Jay - Feel The Thunder (Tommy Musto Mix)
8. DJ Sneak presents Polyester 3 - My Thing
9. Norty Cotto - Hustle Me This
10.DJ Kwest – Love To Ecstacy
11.Mike Delgado presents The Upstairs Lounge - Byrdman's Revenge (Trigger To Love Mix)
12.Todd Terry & Marhsall Jefferson - Party People (Original Demo) Available from 15.05.2015
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