New State Music has announced the Friday 27th July release of an era-defining retrospective celebrating the summers of 1988 & 1989 and the birth of the cultural movement known as ‘Acid House’.
‘Summer Of Love’ is a 3-CD mix album of acid house, rave and Balearic classics curated and mixed by three of the genres’ most high profile and historically documented DJs, Paul Oakenfold, Nancy Noise and Colin Hudd.
The collection features game-changing records famously associated with the DJs seminal respective club brands Spectrum, The Land of Oz and Future including key tracks by house originators Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Phuture, Fingers Inc and the No.1 single from Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, ‘Jack Your Body’.
The album also features UK top 10s from 808 State ‘Pacific State’, Men Without Hats ‘Safety Dance’ & Top 20’s from it’s Immaterial, The Art of Noise, Bizzare Inc, Orbital, The Jungle Brothers, Stretch & Stacker Humanoid. Plus the credible underground club hits that made up the scene and scene favourites by bands The Cure, The Residents, Thrashing Doves and Yello.
During the summer of 1988 and 1989, a new cultural movement (known culturally as Second Summer of Love) was borne out of a desire to dance to the uplifting house sound of Chicago as enjoyed on the buzzing Balearic club scene of Ibiza, where a new type of all-night party lifestyle had been met with enthusiasm by UK clubbers. Upon their return to the UK, a new style of raving emanated from the underground club scenes of London and Manchester known as acid house, creating a mania referred to as the Summer of Love. The fervent demand to dance to electronic music spread like wildfire across the fields and disused warehouses of the UK, Europe and beyond, metamorphasising into the global rave scene enjoyed today.
Paul Oakenfold needs little introduction, he’s the man widely recognised as the protagonist of what we now know as acid house and the rave scene, and an internationally acclaimed DJ, producer, remixer and film soundtrack composer.
Paul kicks it all off on CD1 bringing the sound of Spectrum, the infamous acid house party at Heaven.
Colin Hudd heads up CD2 presenting the sound of The Land Of Oz, also held at the nightclub Heaven in London.
Finally Nancy Noise, recreates her authentic Ibiza style DJ set on CD3 with the sound of Future – best described as a cool & breezy Balearic mix that captures the essence of Ibiza, bottles it and brings it back to the UK 88 / 89 style.
New State Music has set out to capture the essence of those heady days that sent shockwaves through UK society and still resonates in 2018, by releasing ‘Summer Of Love’ an album celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Acid House, on Friday 27th July 2018.