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Best of House Music, Vol. 4: Future House
     

Best of House Music, Vol. 4: Future House

 
One thing that the fourth volume in Profile's Best of House Music series can hardly be called is a carbon copy of its predecessor. While Vol. 3 was full of melodic deep house songs that emphasized vocal personality, Vol. 4: Future House is largely instrumental and is all about the track, the producer, and the beat; in fact, most of the material

Overview

One thing that the fourth volume in Profile's Best of House Music series can hardly be called is a carbon copy of its predecessor. While Vol. 3 was full of melodic deep house songs that emphasized vocal personality, Vol. 4: Future House is largely instrumental and is all about the track, the producer, and the beat; in fact, most of the material doesn't have an actual song structure. So in order to understand why the volumes are as different as they are, one has to understand developments in dance music between Vol. 3's release in 1990 and Vol. 4's release in 1993. It was in 1990 that house reached the pop mainstream in a major way thanks to Madonna's "Vogue," but mainstream acceptance isn't something that DJs in raves and underground dance clubs aspire to, and such DJs favored the left-of-center trance and tribal styles over the type of melodic house that had a lot of pop or disco appeal. Indeed, tunes like Leftfield's "Not Forgotten," Acorn Arts' "Silence," and Herbal Infusion's "The Hunter" were recorded for hardcore club hounds and paid no attention to the dance-pop mainstream. The recordings on this CD aren't as abrasive as techno, although most of them don't cater to pop tastes, either. True, Hyper Go Go's "High" contains some Chic-like vocals, and vocal personality is a big part of Liberty City's "Some Lovin'" -- but for the most part, Vol. 4 has very little in common with Vol. 3. Despite its limitations, it's an interesting addition to the series.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/1993
Label:
Profile
UPC:
0015151143728
catalogNumber:
1437

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Incubus   Track Performer
Acorn Arts   Track Performer
Brothers Love Dubs   Track Performer
Hyper Go-Go   Track Performer
Leftfield   Track Performer
Liberty City   Track Performer
Puro Sesso   Track Performer
S.A.S.   Track Performer
Uncle Bob   Track Performer
Lovebomb   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Incubus   Contributor
Acorn Arts   Contributor
Neil Barnes   Producer
Joey Bonington   Producer
Brothers Love Dubs   Contributor
Matthew Clayden   Producer
Coco Steel & Lovebomb   Contributor
Ralph Falcon   Producer
Oscar Gaeton   Producer
David Hedger   Producer
Clive Henry   Producer
Hyper Go-Go   Producer,Contributor
Herbal Infusion   Producer
Philip Kelsey   Producer
Leftfield   Contributor
Liberty City   Contributor
David Motion   Producer
Puro Sesso   Contributor
S.A.S.   Contributor
Dave Seaman   Producer
Uncle Bob   Contributor
E. Van Dijk   Producer
80 Aum   Producer
Gary Pini   Executive Producer
dB   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Rebecca Meek   Art Direction
Kelli Woodrow   Producer
Mark Williams   Producer
Coco Steel   Producer
Jamie Woolford   Producer
F. Sharpe   Composer
Steve Anderson   Producer
Christie Mellor   Composer

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