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My Year of Mixtapes Week 11, Side A: 1990s Vocal House

My Year of Mixtapes Week 11, Side A: 1990s Vocal House

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Colonel Abrams, Jomanda, Bjork, Jamie Principle, Deee Lite and more.

Here's a tape of music I absolutely love but don't often get to play out: vocal house anthems of the 1990s. This stuff has always been and will always be amazing, but there are a lot of player haters who will try and talk trash because it's "too girlie" or it's "not experimental enough" or who knows what. Those people just don't get it. They're either closet-cases or they're too cool to like anything that doesn't have some cynical pomo veneer of irony. If you are one of those types, it's ok. Listen to this mix. Let the healing begin.
Anyway, despite my estrangement from the world of current trad-house (which I find to be epically yawn-inducing), I have always loved house music. I will go to the mat for house music. It is at the root of all of our electronic dance music culture, and even those of us who don't care for its sound owe it some respect. That having been said, here is a mix of... (full text at