Fourth installment of the popular Ron Hardy Edits series on CD! Heads should know the deal, but here's a primer for those who don't know: Ron Hardy is a hugely influential DJ, up there with Levan and Mancuso, who helped usher in the era of House music at the Muzic Box in Chicago (where he was resident from '82-'86) and the current re-edit craze. His sets are the stuff of legend as he would mix everything from disco, soul, new wave, EBM, and proto-house music together in a way that would make everybody lose it on the floor - often times playing his own edits off a Reel-To-Reel player! Many consider those edits as secret weapons for the dance floor and recently a few have been popping up on bootleg 12"s, but this is the first time a whole bunch of them have been compiled on CD. For volume 4 you are treated to a selection of prime cuts and special edits of classics from Mass Production ("Welcome To Our World" as sampled by Moodymann), Jamie Principle ("Baby Wants To Ride"), Frankie Goes To Hollywood ("Relax"), Jack Frost ("Dap Me"), Rolling Stones ("Undercover Of the Night"), Skatt Brothers ("Walk The Night"), and Sylvester ("I Need You") and more. Recommended.
- Music Label: Muzic Box Classics 2012
reviewed by snackmaster 09/2012