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For those of you who don’t already know who Ron Hardy is, he is one of the most influential Chicago house DJs of the 80’s and an innovator in the mixing style of house music. His edits at times were rough, but they always captured the best of a track. Ron used his looping skills to drive the dance floor into a frenzy, his mixes can be quite psychedelic at times, especially considering the bulk of his material was disco samples, something far from psychedelia.

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Forewarning, the audio quality isn’t the best but the content is as good as it gets. Enjoy!

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J.M. Silk – I Can’t Turn Around
First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder (Acappella)
Isaac Hayes – I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
J.M. Silk – I Can’t Turn Around (early version)
Ron Hardy – Sensation (unreleased dub)
dB featuring Bambi – I Have A Dream (Original Dream)
Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle – Bad Boy
Sleezy D. – I’ve Lost Control
Chip E. – It’s House (part backwards)
The It – Donnie
Black Ivory – Mainline (break)
Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle – Baby Wants to Ride
train effects/Kikrokos – Life Is A Jungle (edit)
Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes – Don’t Leave Me This Way (very briefly)
Bumblebee Unlimited – Love Bug
Voyage – Lady America
Debbie Jacobs – Don’t You Want My Love
Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame
Black Ivory – Walking Downtown (Saturday Night) (break)

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Reel to reel edited ruff cuts from the stylishly obscene and outrageously hedonistic days of the Music Box are pressed into vinyl once more. The first Partehardy release is back after 5 years of not losing much of it’s value in the discogs trade. This is a look into a time where perfection was a matter of creating a moment and not necessarily creating a seamless track. Here is to senseless dancing with your eyes closed.

Blue Magic – Welcome To The Club (Ron Hardy Re-edit)

Nightlife Unlimited – Peaches & Prunes (Ron Hardy Re-edit)

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Clockwise from top: Al Green, Rick Wilhite, the girls from First Choice, Ron Hardy.


When music is really hitting the spot, when it’s truly sinking through the thick callus built up from over exposure, you might agree it feels like it materializes out of thin air the first time it reaches your ears. The feeling experienced when hearing something unexpected is a rare one and although it feels like you were blind sided with originality, most all music takes a long and arduous path through the bowels of musical lineage to reach your ear.

Deeper dance music: it’s about history; it’s a vocal cut, a guitar riff, a drum track, a classic groove that moves people in its original form and is then re-envisioned to move people in an entirely different way. It may sound corny but an old saying that was never intended to describe dance music really gets the point across:

something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

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