Monday, 19 April 2010
Paradise Garage Top 93 (DJ Mag 1993)
Published in DJ Mag way back when, in the spring of 1993. This was time both before the internet and books chronicling the history of the New York disco scene, so whilst there have been many lists and charts of Paradise Garage tune published since, to a spotty bedroom DJ finding his was gold dust - and a gateway into a world of music I had only ever heard in samples previously.
Complied by the Fatboy himself, Norman Cook, with hindsight, much of it seems obvious but it all looked bewilderingly difficult to find array of exotic sounds back then. I’m not sure about No1 though, I think Mr Slim might have been pulling our legs...