Mixtape Monday: Rick Wade


05.30.11 Posted in Blog by

“All that crazy dubstep and all this other wild stuff out here is bad for you, it’s real wrong. This is what’s real right”. These are the words of house-legend Rick Wade who played a special educational set of classic house in Tokyo’s Dommune. After listening to these two hours of Rick Wade, everyone will agree with these words. Join the classroom too, and “Get some of this funk in your soul”.

Rick Wade live at Dommune

Many of today’s house productions feature warm, lo-fi, and dubby sounds. The producer and DJ that is often regarded as one of the originators of this sound is the Detroit-based Rick Wade. He’s the owner of the well respected label Harmonie Park that has been releasing music from among others Mike Huckaby and Theo Parrish since 1994. Next to this, Wade has been steadily releasing high-quality house releases himself on labels like Rush Hour, Third Ear and Laid Records. A man with a big influence on the sound of today’s house music.

On the third of May of this year, Rick Wade played a special live-set in Tokyo’s interactive club Dommune. Instead of delivering a regular DJ-set, Wade decided to try out something different and gave everyone an education on the tracks he played. I was able to record this special lesson in the history of house music and am glad I can share it with you today!

Expect some great stories and of course a special selection of disco and house music from Delano Smith, Soundhack, Theo Parrish, Norm Talley, Moodymann and the likes. Now back to the regularly scheduled program, this is Rick Wade!

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