Throwback Thursday: Liaison D. – He Chilled Out (Club Mix) [TECHNO-TRANCE]

Throwback Thursday: Liaison D. - He Chilled Out (Club Mix) [TECHNO-TRANCE] Vinyl Record Cover
Liaison D. – He Chilled Out (Club Mix)

Though the rhapsody of 1990s rave culture is no longer with us, its spirit lives on through the sets & releases of current DJs. One of the most important relics left behind is John Digweed and Sasha’s Northern Exposure mix released in 1996. The iconic release oozes transcendental essence that was so prominent throughout the decade. Exceptional mixing is combined with an inclusion of some refreshing selection of tracks. It is in such a context, that Liaison D. – He Chilled Out feels almost like a lost track from the duo’s mix. The new age-influenced intro ambience mirrors Keiichi Suzuki’s Satellite Serenade used by the DJs as their opening track.

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Master C & J feat Liz Torres – Don’t Let Love Pass You By (D’Julz Edit) [HO– USE]

Master C & J feat Liz Torres - Don’t Let Love Pass You By (D'Julz Edit) [HO-- USE]

Master C & J feat Liz Torres – Don’t Let Love Pass You By (D’Julz Edit)

There was a time in the early 1989 when it felt like the world was at Liz Torres’ feet. Underground success elevated from collaboration with the pioneers of Chicago house scene Master C & J.  Her debut album “The Queen In the House” was scheduled to be released by Jive Records. This would see her propelled into the mainstream eye.

Yet, history would prove to be unkind for Ms Torres. Though the singles “If U Keep It Up” and Loca both reached top 10 of Billboard Charts, albums’ delay and poor promotion saw the house vocalist fall of the map.

Her return with “Your Love Is All I Need” decades later in 2013 was a nostalgic tribute to what could-have-been had the album reached its audience at the time of its release.

Torres’ legacy remains strong amongst most dedicated and educated house fans. Her vocals rising from the past and finding their way into edits and remixes. We decided to give one of them a spotlight with an interpretation by the French master of edits D’Julz. The producer takes the original’s mellow, summery feel and chops the vocals combining it with a Korg M1 organ to create a bouncy groove. D’Julz Edit breathes life back to the masterful original.