Mood II Swing Compilation

Various Artists

Eightball Records Digital
EBD139 | 2018-06-15  
The lasted "best of" in the remasters series of Eightball Records is dedicated to the legendary production duo Mood II Swing (John Ciafone & Lem Springsteen) and presents its best known work. The duo formed in ’92 when they were discovered by Louie Vega (Masters At Work). They released under a few different names (Chronic Sounds, Club Kidds, Full Swing, Urbanized) and also released a few solo productions and remixes.
Following the success of the excellent "Strictly Mood II Swing" on Defected we are focusing on their earlier hits that defined their sound.
Currently on tour all over the world we celebrate this duo with newly mastered sound.
Manny Cuevas aka DJM-TRAXXX is Eightball Records choice for this live DJ Mix following his fab live dj mixes of Louie Balo and Eightball 1+2 compilations. Manny quickly became a force for pushing the burgeoning sound of Chicago house and Detroit techno at parties, on the airwaves, through his radio shows WPRK 91.5FM and through productions. Expanding beyond showcasing himself, he'd host many world renowned DJs and producers throughout the years with guests like Carl Craig, Roy Davis Jr., Armand Van Helden, DJ Sneak, DJ Duke and DJ Pierre. Manny was a feature himself on terrestrial radio in Miami and New York, as well as worldwide online radio stations. 
On the production and label side of things, Manny played an integral role in helping the infamous Wild Pitch creator and acid house inventor DJ Pierre get his Afro Acid Digital label off the ground as head A&R. A highlight year for DJ M-TRAXXX, 2009 saw him remixing Louie Vega, DJ Pierre, and his mentor Junior Vasquez. He would also earn his way onto Vasquez's "Generation Next" compilation on Tommy Boy Record/Silver Label. Two years later his original production "House Thunda" was included in Snuff Crew's benefit compilation Snuff Trax for Japan. Manny Cuevas' productions have seen support from Robert Owens, Farley "JackMaster" Funk, Roy Davis Jr., Tyree Cooper, and, of course, DJ Pierre and Junior Vasquez. Support has also come direct from modern mainstays as diverse as Hercules and Love Affair, with DJ-MTRAXXX sitting atop Andy Butler's chart to close out 2014.
Tracklist of Manny's live dj mix:
1. Mood II Swing 'Need Your Love' (Lem Springsteen Unreleased Mix)
2. Mood II Swing 'Dance Now'
3. Mood II Swing 'Need Your Love' (John Ciafone What Mix)
4. Mood II Swing 'Runaway'
5. Mood II Swing 'Dance Now'
6. Mood II Swing 'Praise Him'
7. Mood II Swing 'Sexy Whisper'
8. Chronic Chapter II 'Keep On Pushing Harder' (The Swing Vocal Mix)
9. Mood II Swing 'Need Your Love' (John Ciafone Mix #2)
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