"Defected Presents Def Mix Classics" - Various Artists


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Full Track Listing:

  • Dreamlover (Def Club Mix) – Mariah Carey
  • Space Cowboy (Morales Classic Club Mix) – Jamiroquai
  • My Peace Of Heaven (International 12” Mix) – Ten City
  • Tears (Classic Vocal) – Satoshi Tomie
  • Lemon (Bad Yard Club Mix) – U2
  • Let Me Sho U Luv (Erotic Mix) – Romanthony
  • I’ll Be Your Friend (Original Def Mix) – Robert Owens
  • Don’t Lose the Magic (12” Mix) – Shawn Christopher
  • Strobelite Honey (The Def Mix) – Black Sheep
  • Love In Traffic (3D Private Path) – Satoshi Tomiie
  • Show Me (Def Club Mix) – Urban Soul
  • Philadelphia (Original Demo Mix) – Brooklyn Friends
  • The Whistle Song – Frankie Knuckles

CD 2:

  • Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (Def Mix) – Inner City
  • Hangin’ On a String (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix) – Loose Ends
  • I’ll Be Waiting (Dance Mix) – Clive Griffin
  • Always There (12” Mix) – Incognito
  • Where Love Lives (Come On In) (Classic Mix) – Alison Limerick
  • Whatever Makes You Happy (New York City Mix) – Ten City
  • Finally (12” Choice Mix) – Cece Peniston
  • Un-Break My Heart (Frankie Knuckles Franktidrama Club Mix) – Toni Braxton
  • I Want You (Red Zone Mix) – Starpoint
  • Closer Than Close (Frankie’s Classic Club Mix) – Rosie Gaines
  • The Pressure (Frankie Knuckles Classic Mix) – Sounds Of Blackness
  • Needin’ U (Original Mistake) – David Morales Presents The Face
  • In De Ghetto (Bad Yard Club Mix) – David Morales & the Bad Yard Club
  • Mine To Give (David Morales World Mix) – Piotek
  • Dreamin’ (Satoshi Shellshock Reconstruction) – Loleatta Holloway

CD 3:

  • Never Stop (Morales Extended Mix) – Brand New Heavies
  • It’s Hard Sometime (DM Classic Club Mix) – Frankie Knuckles
  • NotGonnaChange (Classic Club Mix) – Swing Out Sister
  • Talking With Myself (12” Frankie Knuckles Mix) – Electribe 101
  • The Boss (David Morales BYC Mix) – Diana Ross
  • Sky High (Satoshi’s Interpretation) – Individual
  • Who Do U Love (David Morales Classic Club Mix) – Deborah Cox
  • Remembering the First Time (Satoshi Tomie Classic 12” Mix) – Simply Red
  • Plastic Dreams (Def Mix) – Jaydee
  • Belo Horizonte (Boss Club Mix) – The Heartists

Background Information

This compilation by Defected Records is called “Def Mix Classics” and features the work of DJs Hector Romero, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie. It includes original songs and remixes by these DJs who have worked together and are mainstays on the Defected Records label. The CD was compiled and released in 2007 in the UK to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Def Mix production team, made up of these DJs. This CD was mixed and compiled by Hector Romero and Simon Dunmore, and is a three CD compilation.

David Morales put together a group of performers including keyboardists, vocalists and rappers to form a group that he called “The Bad Yard Club”. They produced a number of their own hits but also did a number of remixes of songs for other artists. One song that got the “Bad Yard Club” treatment was U2’s “Lemon”, appearing on the single and promotional releases for the song. On that particular mix David Morales did the main duties on the remix, as well as added percussion, however, Satoshi Tomiie provided additional programming. They were joined by producer Peter “Ski” Schwartz on the remix.

The remix found here is a shortened version of the original “Bad Yard Club Remix” which clocked in at 10:13 in length. The full length version can be found on the “Lemon” single and promotional releases. A shorter remix was released on the “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” single and promotional release, coming in at 05:21. The version found here, which we are calling the “Def Edit” due to the name of this compilation, comes in at 06:17. It is however part of a continuous mix on this album, and although you cannot hear “Lemon” before the track boundary at the start, the song does continue at the end, and about 37 seconds can be heard on the next track by Romanthony. (This additional length is all instrumental). This mix of “Lemon” has been used on other releases including U2’s fan club release, Melon (08:36), and the compilation Strictly Bass Too. (04:54)

A video for the Bad Yard Club Remix was also put together using footage from the original video for “Lemon”. The video ran 05:11 in length.

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