Essential

Cliffy’s Essential Hacienda

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    Your Love

    Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principle

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      Your Love Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principle

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    1

    Twilight

    Maze

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      Twilight Maze

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    2

    Can You Feel It

    Mr Fingers

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      Can You Feel It Mr Fingers

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    2

    Strings Of Life

    Rhythim Is Rhythim

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      Strings Of Life Rhythim Is Rhythim

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    Seventh Heaven

    Gwen Guthrie

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      Seventh Heaven Gwen Guthrie

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    0

    Acid Tracks

    Phuture

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      Acid Tracks Phuture

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    No Way Back (Vocal)

    Adonis

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      No Way Back (Vocal) Adonis

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    Promised Land

    Joe Smooth

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      Promised Land Joe Smooth

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    Let The Music Play

    Shannon

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      Let The Music Play Shannon

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    Dream Girl

    Pierre's Pfantasy Club

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      Dream Girl Pierre's Pfantasy Club

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    Rebel Without A Pause

    Public Enemy

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      Rebel Without A Pause Public Enemy

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    The Soul

    Al Naayfish

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    Dirty Talk

    Klein & MBO

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    Juice (Know The Ledge)

    Eric B & Rakim

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    Where Love Lives (Classic Mix)

    Alison Limerick

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    Salsa House

    Richie Rich

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    Boogie Down Bronx

    Man Parrish

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    I'm In Love

    Sha-Lor

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    2

    Voodoo Ray

    A Guy Called Gerald

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    1

    Lets Get Brutal (Brutal House Mix)

    Nitro Deluxe

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    Getting Away With It

    Electronic

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    1

    Passion (Naked Mix)

    Gat Decor

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    The Sound

    Reese & Santonio

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    0

    Fly Life Extra

    Basement Jaxx

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    1

    It Takes Two

    Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock

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    (You Are My) All And All

    Joyce Sims

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    Big Fun

    Inner City

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    Pump Up Chicago (Acid Mix)

    Mr Lee

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    It's All Right

    Sterling Void

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    Carino

    T-Coy

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    Dream 17

    Annette

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    I Like It (Blow Out Dub)

    Landlord

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    Let Me Show You

    K-Klass

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    Blue Monday

    New Order

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    0

    The Funk Phenomena

    Armand Van Helden

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    Break 4 Love

    Raze

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    1

    Fools Gold

    The Stone Roses

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    Been A Long Time

    The Fog

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    1

    Hallelujah (Club Mix)

    Happy Mondays

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    Lack Of Love

    Charles B

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    Muzik Xpress

    X-Press 2

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    Hideaway (Deep Dish Remix)

    De'Lacey

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    French Kiss

    Lil Louis

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    Who Needs A Love Like That (Graeme Park & John Crossley Groove Remix)

    Cut The Q

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    Washing Machine

    Mr Fingers

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    I Can Dance

    Fast Eddie

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    Pacific State

    808 State

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    Humanoid

    Stakker Humanoid

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    Back By Dope Demand

    King Bee

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Cliffy’s Essential Hacienda

Cliffy presents his all time top 50 Hacienda classics.

As a relative latecomer to house music in the later 90’s, I have always been playing catch up on what I missed ever since. To this day, I thrive on discovering old tracks from those embryonic days of the late 80’s and early 90’s, and when it comes to new tracks I still favour those that replicate the production techniques of that time.

So, rewind to 1997 – I bought a Hacienda compilation that documented the musical history of the club, and it blew me away. I felt like I’d found a home I’d never even visited…transported back in time, and piecing together the history of what had brought club culture to where it was at that time. When it comes to music, I’m a shameless romantic – I had this perfect image of clubbing life in the 80s, with the most incredible soundtrack, cocktails and that naivety and optimism that had long been driven out of club life. Having a large range of tastes, I found the eclecticism so inspiring, and it really opened my eyes as to what A DJ could achieve.

 


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