Various - Dave Pearce: The Dance Years: 1990
- Singer: Various
- Album's title: Dave Pearce: The Dance Years: 1990
- Genre: Electronic
Inspired Recordings – DAPDJ1990
Series: The Dance Years – 1990
Type: 2 x CD, Compilation
Date of released: 23 Mar 2009
Style: House, Garage House, Techno, Hip Hop, Hardcore, Downtempo
- Format: FLAC MP3 ASF AU AUD MP2 WMA AAC AIFF
- Size MP3 ZIP: 1322 mb
- Size FLAC ZIP: 1326 mb
- Rating: 4.3/5
- Votes: 411
- 1322 downloads at 19 mb/s
- 1326 downloads at 22 mb/s
|1-01||–Happy Mondays||Step On||5:19|
|1-04||–Marshall Jefferson||Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)||6:44|
|1-05||–Chubb Rock||Treat 'Em Right||4:43|
|1-08||–Mantronix||Got To Have Your Love||4:09|
|1-09||–The Family Stand||Ghetto Heaven||3:56|
|1-10||–Monie Love Feat. True Image||It's A Shame (My Sister)||3:44|
|1-12||–Nexus 21||Self Hypnosis||5:27|
|2-01||–C & C Music Factory* Feat. Freedom Williams||Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)||4:06|
|2-02||–Deee-Lite||Groove Is In The Heart||3:54|
|2-03||–King Bee||Back By Dope Demand||3:37|
|2-04||–Cee Jay*||The Rave Signal||2:13|
|2-05||–The 45 King||The 900 Number||3:04|
|2-06||–Underground Solution||Luv Dancin'||3:46|
|2-07||–Lonnie Gordon||Happenin' All Over Again||5:39|
|2-08||–A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd||Total Confusion||5:36|
|2-09||–Nightmares On Wax||Aftermath||3:22|
|2-11||–Tricky Disco||Tricky Disco||3:11|
|2-12||–Joey Beltram||Energy Flash||5:52|
- Compiled By – Dave Pearce
NotesWelcome to CD three of the Dance Years. In 1990, on Feb 11th, the world held its breath, glued to TV screens to watch the release of Nelson Mandela.
Having been involved in numerous hip hop alliance, anti-apartheid and free-Mandela events over previous years, it's certainly a day I'll never forget! The second most important event that year which helped change dance music forever was that, after years of campaigning, the government - through a new organisation called the Radio Authority - granted a licence for the UK's first ever 24 hour dance music station, Kiss 100.
In my teens, I had worked on various south London pirate radio stations before landing slots on BBC Radio London and GLR. I publicly backed Gordon Mac the founder of the pirate station Kiss with their campaign for a licence (much to the annoyance of the BBC) and was the first DJ announced to be part of the new legal station.
We had an incredible free launch party in north London where hundreds of thousands of clubbers turned up and I managed to persuade Def Jam to fly LL Cool J to perform. Meanwhile, in Manchester, Happy Mondays were doing their thing and Sasha had started DJing at Shellys in Stoke. With artists like Adamski, UK producers and DJs were about to start snatching the crown from America and a new breed of UK and European dance music was beginning to be hatched.
I launched an underground dance label called Reachin' Records out of a warehouse space in west London releasing tracks like 'Pisces - Take Me Higher', 'Boneshakers - Don't Go Away' and 'Urban Hype - Teknologi'.