Monday 14 July 2014

Generic list post: K-Klass songs DJ Mustard should use

Yo DJ Mustard, I'm really happy you used Robin S & Snap! and I'ma let you finish, but K-Klass got one of the best discographies in House music of all time! One of the best discographies in House music of all time!

For all y'all uncultured infidels who use the term EDM without a hint of embarrassment, here's the dilly, yo: K-Klass were the greatest non-Chicagoan House group ever because they understood that the absolute zenith of House music is the piano intro to Marshall Jefferson's Move Your Body. Imagine a Daft Punk who'd ever had an original idea, a Daft Punk who'd ever made more than 4 good songs, a Daft Punk who weren't a couple of poncey French blokes who make dance music for people who usually think that dance music is gay and/or dumb... that's K-Klass.

So, here's 10 songs from K-Klass' labyrinthine oeuvre that are ripe for sampling now we're on the cusp of a Hip-House revival. List is a 60/40 split of their own club classic singles and their incredible remixes of artists from other genres which never failed to make the original songs superfluous thereafter:

K-Klass - Rhythm Is A Mystery
Bobby Brown - Two Can Play That Game (K-Klassic mix)
K-Klass - Why
K-Klass - Let Me Show You
Joe Roberts - Lover (K-Klass Klub Mix)
K-Klass - Don't Stop
M People - Love Rendezvous (K-Klass Klub Mix)
K-Klass - So Right
Blondie - Rapture (K-Klass Klub Mix)
K-Klass - What You're Missing
Janet Jackson & Luther Vandross - The Best Things in Life Are Free (K-Klass mix)

On a list-related note, check out this Shout Out songs (1990 - 1994) compilation on Hot Box. Only notable omissions I can think of currently are Dedication by Brand Nubian and The Shout-Outs by Kid Capri.


ILX Snitch said...

"2 Can Play That Game" remix >>>>>>>>>

hotbox said...

Thanks for the shout out.

I left Dedication off the list because there's actual rapping on the song. Which is also why I didn't include Digital Underground's "Good Thing We're Rappin'". Getting familiar with he Capri joint now.

Fulci said...

Daft Punk and Giorgio Moroder saying "shin-sha-sheizer" >>>>

Paul Wall Oakenfold said...

I've seen hints on here of your secrete love of dance music but its great to see this list on here were I'd (almost) least expect it.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Trap Goin' Wrexham.

d said...

My all time fav shouts out might be Ridin Dirtys.

Who started the "shots" out anyways, CMW? C-Bo, Ghetto Mafia and a few others bit it/came up with the same bad idea (shots are the opposite of shouts regardless when it was)

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Yeah, probably CMW?

step one said...

Good post. Everything after the first Daft Punk album was rubbish imo.

d said...

wtf, looking at Bell Biv Devoe liner notes right now and theres shots out. OG OGz