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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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    Twilight

    Maze

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      Twilight Maze

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    8

    Can You Feel It

    Mr Fingers

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      Can You Feel It Mr Fingers

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    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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    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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    7

    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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      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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      Juice (Know The Ledge) Eric B & Rakim

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    Where Love Lives (Classic Mix)

    Alison Limerick

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      Where Love Lives (Classic Mix) Alison Limerick

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    Salsa House

    Richie Rich

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      Salsa House Richie Rich

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    7

    Boogie Down Bronx

    Man Parrish

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      Boogie Down Bronx Man Parrish

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    9

    I'm In Love

    Sha-Lor

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      I'm In Love Sha-Lor

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    Voodoo Ray

    A Guy Called Gerald

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      Voodoo Ray A Guy Called Gerald

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    Lets Get Brutal (Brutal House Mix)

    Nitro Deluxe

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      Lets Get Brutal (Brutal House Mix) Nitro Deluxe

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    Getting Away With It

    Electronic

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      Getting Away With It Electronic

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    Passion (Naked Mix)

    Gat Decor

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    The Sound

    Reese & Santonio

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    Fly Life Extra

    Basement Jaxx

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      Fly Life Extra Basement Jaxx

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    It Takes Two

    Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock

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      It Takes Two Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock

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    (You Are My) All And All

    Joyce Sims

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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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      Pump Up Chicago (Acid Mix) Mr Lee

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    It's All Right

    Sterling Void

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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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      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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      Let Me Show You K-Klass

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    Blue Monday

    New Order

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    The Funk Phenomena

    Armand Van Helden

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      The Funk Phenomena Armand Van Helden

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    Break 4 Love

    Raze

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    Fools Gold

    The Stone Roses

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    6

    Been A Long Time

    The Fog

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    6

    Loose Fit

    Happy Mondays

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    Lack Of Love

    Charles B

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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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      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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      Washing Machine Mr Fingers

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    I Can Dance

    Fast Eddie

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      I Can Dance Fast Eddie

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    9

    Pacific State

    808 State

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      Pacific State 808 State

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    9

    Humanoid

    Stakker Humanoid

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      Humanoid Stakker Humanoid

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    Back By Dope Demand

    King Bee

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    Love Sensation

    Lolleata Holloway

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      Love Sensation Lolleata Holloway

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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