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Raindance (Rocco & Joey Negro/Marshall Jefferson Remixes)

Marshall Jefferson, Ragtyme, Byron Stingily

Z Records
ZEDD12109 | 2009-08-12  
Unreleasded Marshall jefferson track from 1988

Here we have some serious unreleased vintage house pressure that may well have never been released if it wasn’t for Dave Lee’s train spotter tendencies and good memory.

“Raindance” dates back to 1988 when it was produced by Marshall Jefferson and featured Byron Stingly’s distinctive falsetto voice. However, despite being intended as the follow up to the classic “I Can’t Stay Away” it never ended up seeing the light of day due to contractual complications involving another artist covering the song.

Back in his days running Republic Records Dave Lee was in NYC for the New Music Seminar and heard ”Raindance” in Redzone early one morning - he never forgot about the song.

Fast forward 20 years and Dave is having an “unreleased garage” conversation with another vinyl junkie and decided to contact Mr Jefferson purely to get a copy of “Raindance” so he could hear it again. Surprised that anyone remembered the song Marshall said he didn’t have a master copy of it but managed to track down the original multi-track tapes in Chicago and after Dave eventually got to check it out again it was agreed that “Raindance” would finally get a release 20 years later than originally planned on Z Records.

Dave has mixed down the song using only the original parts to keep the authentic old school vibe and to bring “Raindance” bang up to date Rocco has been drafted in to provide a more techy electronic mix that still features plenty of Byron Stingly’s vocals.

If you like your house music then this is akin to a rock fan discovering an early unreleased Led Zeppelin song, so please support this to the max


DJ Reactions:

Juergen Jazzanova - The original suits me. Full support.
Ame - Ragtyme was always my favorite Marshall Jefferson alias!
Laurent Garnier – Superb, classic. Full support
Dimitri From Paris - Proper old school from the horse's mouth
Jimspter - Rocco dub is a winner! Deffo playing this one.
Dennis Ferrer – Oh shit.
DJ Spen - Realllllllllllly Good Stuff!!!!
Tony Humphries - What a great discovery from Dave. Wicked production and mixes, back to the Ten City and Chicago vibes!
Franck Roger - Classic original songs ! Rocco mixes are dope too..!
Jerome Sydenham - Hot classic house vibes!
Alex Santos - Nice one! Rocco Dub is my favourite.
Matthias Heilbronn – Love it
Ashley Beedle - Well done Dave for digging this one out. A real beauty to say the least.
Rob Mello - Great excuse to play some proper house music. Nice one!
Grant Nelson - The summer of love is on it's way back! Great stuff!
Danny Krivit – This is great.
CJ Mackintosh - Joey & Marshall Mixes for me....Class!
Jon Cutler - This is why I love House Music!
Danny Rampling - Great track, lovely production full of spirit, soul & emotion. Well done guys
DJ Meme - Nothing can beat a track like this. 10/10
Freemasons - Great story and great old school track
Rocco - Amazing mix of Joey Negro & Marshall Jefferson !! Back to the real house music
Graeme Park - Now that's what I call a TUNE!!! Thank you.
Copyright – Monster!!!
Domu - Big big summer party music!!!!!
Groove Junkies - Z Reocrds once again coming up with the magic bullet
Phil Fav - Wicked old skool vibes. Will defo make use of this
Seamus Haji - Perfect for those rare intimate moments or beach parties this summer!. All mixes are great. Respect!
Stevie Sole - Rocco mix is sick. Dub going to work for me too.
Wesley Toolroom - SUPERB!!!!! IN THE SHOW!!!!!
Danism - Yes yes yes. Quality. Feelin the vocal and Rocco’s dub
Audiowhores - Great production by the big dogs! Nice one, loving it :)
Sarah Favouritzm - Woweeeee! I'm in heaven! 100000% love it!
Bobby Zoo - Loved the original and love the JN & MJ remixes
Craig Bartlett - Phenomenal 10/10
Russ iDJ - Wow, what a find! Liking the mix of the old skool vibes on Dave's mixes and the more contemporary vibes on Rocco's... expect full support in iDJ.
Jask – Old school meets New school... Rocco dub doin it for me...
JJK – I’m feeling this !!
Richard Earnshaw - Main mix is my preferred here.
The Jinks - Totally awesome old school gem of a package. Loving all mixes
Roog – Classic &c lassy as always!.. thnx
Terry Hunter - Classic Marshall Jefferson & Byron Stingly. Love it.
Dr Bob Jones - Great production all round, love the new touches from Joey. Full support no probs at all. Many thx The Doc x
Lewis Dene - UK and US dons of house on once track - lovin' it!
Kiko Navarro - Love this track, reminds me the good times of Ten City, great work guys, full support.
Nicolas Matar (Cielo) - The Rocco mixes are superb!
Nico De Ceglia - Oh yes, we like the old school vibe!
Sergio Flores - Simply amazing old-school gem. Lovely Rocco remix too
Patrick Forge - the sound takes you right back to the golden era of house but there's a modern sheen on the mix down. Pure pedigree, classic in every sense.
Tyler Askew - Classic material
Mannix - What a package!! Bigger than big! All mixes!!

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