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New State Music has released 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 3CD mix album of the biggest 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 20s 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, mixing up classics from the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, 808 State and Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley alongside more esoteric tracks form Sueno Latino, The Residents and even 80s ‘wild child’ Mandy Smith.

Colin Hudd is the legendary London Soul, Funk and Boogie DJ who was one of the first DJs in the UK to start playing US ‘House’ music and influenced a raft of DJs thereafter.

CD2 presents the sound of The Land Of Oz, also held at the nightclub Heaven in London, featuring an equally ecstatic blend of acid house & rave classics that takes in anthems from Quartz, Rhythim Is Rhythim, Bizarre Inc, Orbital, Joe Smooth and CeCe Rogers, together with a healthy side of ‘hip house’ from the Jungle Brothers, Fast Eddie and Jungle Crew.

Nancy Noise was probably the first female DJ to really make a name for herself and break down the doors of the formerly boys only club of DJing with her own distinct sound.

Nancy 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… The mix includes sublime moments from The Cure, Art Of Noise, Shakatak, Men Without Hats, Yello and more eclectic cuts from It’s Immaterial, Thrashing Doves and Stretch.

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.


CD1. Spectrum – Mixed By Paul Oakenfold

01 A Split-Second – Flesh

02 Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)

03 Ralphi Rosario feat. Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me

04 Joey Beltram – Energy Flash

05 Mory Kanté – Yeke Yeke (Afro Acid Mix)

06 Kraze – The Party (Club Mix) no 29

07 Steve “Silk” Hurley – Jack Your Body (Club Your Body) no 1

08 Mr Fingers – Can You Feel It

09 Reese & Santonio – The Sound (Extended Mix)

10 Frankie Knuckles ft. Jamie Principle – Your Love no 29

11 Sandee – Notice Me (Notice the House Mix)

12 Phuture – Acid Tracks

13 Sueno Latino with Manuel Goettsching Performing E2E4 – Sueno Latino (Paradise Version)

14 808 State – Pacific State no 10

15 Photon Inc. feat. Paula Brion – Generate Power (Wild Pitch Mix)

16 Adonis – No Way Back

17 Fallout – The Morning After (Sunrise Mix)

18 Mandy Smith – I Just Can’t Wait (The Cool and Breezy Jazz Version)

19 The Residents – Kaw-Liga (Prairie Mix)

20 Finitribe – De Testimony (Collapsing Edit)


CD2. Land of Oz – Mixed By Colin Hudd.

01 Quartz – Meltdown

02 Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie ‎– Tears (Classic Vocal)

03 Turntable Orchestra – You’re Gonna Miss Me no 32

04 Maurice – This is Acid

05 Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You (Club Mix) no 19

06 LNR ‎– Work It To The Bone

07 One O One – Rock To The Beat

08 CJ Bolland – Wonderland

09 Rhythim Is Rhythim – Strings Of Life

10 Fast Eddie – Yo Yo Get Funky

11 Tony Scott – That’s How I’m Living

12 The Nightwriters – Let the Music Use You (Radio Mix)

13 Dionne – Come Get My Lovin’

14 Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid no 17

15 Jungle Crew feat. Jungle Jorge ‎– Elektric Dance (Hitman’s House Mix)

16 Bizarre Inc – Such A Feeling no 13

17 Clubland feat. Quartz ‎– Let’s Get Busy (Pump It Up)

18 Renegade Soundwave – Thunder

19 Orbital – Chime no 17

20 Westbam – Hold Me Back (Ultimate Mix)

21 Joe Smooth – Promised Land no 36

22 CeCe Rogers – Someday (Club Mix)


CD3. Future – Mixed By Nancy Noise.

01 Stretch – Why Did You Do It no 16

02 Hongkong Syndikat – Too Much (Cola-Banana-Mix)

03 StoneBridge – Jazzy John’s Freestyle Dub

04 Shakatak – R. Manic & Sister Cool (Manic Cuts)

05 Trashing Doves – Jesus On The Payroll (Street Groove)

06 Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance (Extended Version) no 6

07 Code 61 – Drop The Deal

08 Art of Noise feat. Max Headroom – Paranoimia (Extended Version) no 12

09 Dizzi Heights – Would I Find Love (Extended Version)

10 T-Coy – De Mas Mas

11 The Cure – Hot Hot Hot!!! (Extended Mix) no 45

12 Oh Well – Oh Well no 28

13 Yello – Bositch

14 Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance

15 Gene & Jim Are Into Shakes – Shake!

16 Raul Orellana – Guitarra (UK Mix)

17 It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Wicked Weather For Walking) no 18

18 Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots

19 William Pitt – City Lights

20 Solid Gold Easy Amex feat. Red Box – Enjoy (Paul Oakenfold Future Mix)


About Paul Oakenfold

When it comes to a career the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold it’s hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over 3 decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today.

His most recent works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds hottest nightspots and festivals to the studio producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity in artistry and ability has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering him not 1 but 2 Grammy Nominations for his works.

But lets take a step back. The son of a musician, Paul came up as a young DJ in the late '70s spinning Funk in Covent Garden. Not what some might have expected from one of Trances preeminent masters. But he knew then music would be his life. In the '80s 2 life-changing trips took place. The first in 1984 where he spent several months living in New York City working as A&R man for the famed Champion Records signing DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. He also became promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C.

The second trip and more contemporary influence was in 1987 which brought Paul to the White Isle of Ibiza. Here he discovered the Balearic sound that flowed through the Ibiza air at clubs such as Amnesia. Inspired, he took the music and experiences back to the UK and became its ambassador. Paul returned often holding residencies at Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza. Around the same time Ministry Of Sound in London was opening and tauted Paul as their first resident. However it was his famed residency at UK super-club Cream in Liverpool that brought Paul global respect as a master of his art. It was some say the catalyst to what has made him a touring legend.

This residency was celebrated through the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation ‘Creamfields’ (Paul went on to receive a second Grammy nomination in 2007 with his artist album, “A Lively Mind” and then again in 2009 for his production work with Madonna).

Oakenfold’s stature as a DJ and entertainer has taken him beyond the normal club and festival circuit, playing landmark gigs that have changed the face of electronic music. Highlights include three worldwide tours warming up for Madonna and U2 (with both artists insisting on a DJ set from Paul instead of a support band); performing physically on the Great Wall of China and two sold out dates playing to 30,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl in California.

A year after that first visit to Ibiza, Perfecto was born. Founded in 1988, Oakenfold’s groundbreaking Perfecto record label played an integral role in the birth of trance music, with Paul at the helm producing massive international hits such as “Not Over Yet”, “Bullet In The Gun” and “Southern Sun”. With countless high profile releases and remixes in its path, Perfecto Records is still the benchmark to which so many labels measure themselves. 20+ years later, Perfecto remains as cutting edge and popular as ever, even resurrecting its Perfecto Fluoro sublabel in 2011. Probably Perfecto’s most notable release was the recent double album “Perfecto Las Vegas” which held the #1 spot on the US iTunes dance chart for several weeks. This release solidified Paul’s stronghold as an International DJ power player achieving the highest selling DJ compilation ever released in US history – with over half a million sales.

Paul has produced for megastars such as U2, Madonna (including her latest release “Celebration”) and The Happy Mondays. As well as three acclaimed artist albums under his own name. He has remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake and released over 20 DJ mix compilations. In recent years Paul has also been responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking film scores and cues for a long list of Hollywood blockbusters – including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral. But his most anticipated release is yet to come. Paul Oakenfold’s newest artist album ‘Pop Killer’ is scheduled for imminent release featuring The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, OneRepublic and B.O.B.

Astonishingly, despite all his success in the worlds of chart music and film, Oakenfold has found time to keep in touch with his roots as a club DJ. Over the past 3 years he has held a weekly residency at the legendary Rain nightclub in The Palms, Las Vegas. Planet Perfecto is a fully produced show with 75 circus performers, cutting edge visuals and special effects - giving the 3,000-strong crowd a truly unique experience.

Whether you are listening to a CD, watching a commercial, going to a club or playing a video game; Paul’s omnimedia presence is felt everywhere. Paul Oakenfold is the sovereign of DJ culture and is its most recognizable icon.