Dance Music Origins

Saturday, August 30th, 2003 | Giggles

On the way to work the other day I was listening to Dance Mix CD # 847 (Actually think it was called “Circuit ’99” or something like that – but who can keep track) and was wishing I could find the original version of a couple of the songs.. There are a LOT of really cool dance mixes That are actually re-mixes of old cool songs. So this afternoon I dove into my CD collection and started ripping old CDs to put together a Remix Origins CD… Kind a fun and stupid.. This is what I’ve found so far:

  • If You Could Read My Mind
    • Original: Gordon Lightfoot
    • Remix: Stars On 54: Ultra Naté, Amber & Jocelyn Enriquez
  • What a Fool Believes
    • Original: The Doobie Brothers
    • Remix: Peter Cox
  • Blue Monday
    • Original: New Order
    • Remix: Orgy
  • California Dreamin’
    • Original: The Mama’s and the Poppas
    • Remix: High Jinkx
  • American Pie
    • Original: Don McLean
    • Remix: Madonna
  • Don’t Cry for me Argentina
    • Original: Rogers and Hammerstein
    • Remix: Madonna

There are others I like too – like a remix I heard of ‘Swingtown’ by The Steve Miller Band but the DJs mix them for parties and won’t give them out cuz they don’t have rights to them… I heard a mix of a song from the Lion King a few years back at the white party that was FLIPPIN AMAZING but the DJ won’t distribute it cuz Disney would kick his butt (I asked)…

Anyway… Guess being a music junkey and a geek leads to strange exercises like this. Kevin thinks i’m nuts.. But i’m keeping my eyes out for more. If you have any recommendations let me know! 🙂

1 Comment to Dance Music Origins

January 16, 2004

found your sight doing a google for the re-mix of Swingtown – heard it on Fire Island a few years back and heard that a Mixer from Boston had it on a CD but can’t find it. If you know where I can get it – a reply would be appreciated.