In this series we’ve decided to go back down memory lane and reminisce on all the tracks that laid the foundations for the music we all love today.
Every week we’ll dig up four classics that will bring you right back to the early days of raving.
This week we caught up with one of Dublin’s best DJs, Willo Healy. A lover of vinyl since an early age, he’s got one of the best collections you’ll ever see.
He takes us through some of his favourite classic tracks and the stories behind them.
Terrance Parker – Your Love (1996)
“A track I picked up over the last few years, I wish I had of heard it when I started DJing. I definitely could have seen the direction of my DJing change because of this track. Very sweet song and lovely sample.”
JayDee – Plastic Dreams (1993)
“For some reason this one reminds me of living in O’Deveany Gardens, just one big flash back to the nineties. NOSTALGIA.”
Kenny Dope – Get On Down (1994)
“This one is for Barry, constantly played it in our old house. The sample use in this is crazy. You can’t get much better than Method Man+Kenny Dope+Minnie Ripperton. A fucking killer track!”
Joe T. Vannelli – Play With The Voice (1994)
“When I started buying records in the early 2000’s I got a couple of Funk Flex and Black Moon records on Nervous Records, so I thought nervous was a Hip-Hop label and I picked up a copy of ‘Play With The Voice’.
“I think it was the MAW remix. When I got it home and listened to it, it wasn’t Hip-Hop so put it to one side, until a friend of mine Fergie played the track a couple years later. I went home to dig it out, only to never find it again, but it will always remind me of when I started DJing/collecting.”