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> Radio edits of dance tracks that aren't on Youtube, Any requests?
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BillyH
post Dec 22 2016, 12:44 AM
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So I might be completely alone in this, but as much as I love dance music, I've always been quite fascinated with a part of it that is often deemed so useless to be barely worth mentioning - the radio edit. Sure, it's not the full song and neither is it heard in the right location (the club, the rave, whatevs) but to many it may be their first exposure to a song, and in today's online-listening world can be quicker and more useful than listening to the unmixed 9-minute full version with three minutes of beats at the start and end, not the most exciting of experiences without another song mixed in and out of it.

It's interesting to see how the track was actually edited for radio play and which parts were deemed necessary to include in the three-minutes (or two minutes in recent years) or so of space, particularly when the original is twice or three times as long. Some radio edits are brilliant - Energy 52's 'Cafe Del Mar' (Three N One mix) keeps the power of the breakdown and slow buildup even in its shortest mix, while others - particularly trance tracks - completely destroy the flow of a track in favour of just cramming in as many hooks as possible, songs filled with various sections and slow builds that all get swept away and make a song sound far worse than it actually is.

And then there's the question of what mix or remix is actually being used as the lead one for radio. Listeners in 1995 who bought Josh Wink's 'Higher State of Consciousness' were surely expecting the Original Acid Tweekin Funk Mix, which indeed did have its own radio edit. But any owner of Now 32 will know that this wasn't the mix used on the CD at all, instead a really bizarre vocal track which doesn't sound like the now-famous version one bit. Just to confuse things further, the 1996 re-issue used the Dex & Jonesey remix as its lead, included the Acid Tweekin Funk Mix in full but the '95 'radio' version was nowhere to be heard!

General point I'm trying to make is that there's a whole loads of classic dance tracks from the nineties and noughties on Youtube which have tons of uploads of their full, original 12" mixes, but some have absolutely no uploads of their radio mix - or if they do, they're not easily found due to rarity or bad titling of the video. Are there any you've noticed yourself that have the radio/7" edits missing - and if so, does anyone have them and can upload them?

I'll go through my iTunes library in the next few days and see what I have that can't currently be found. Here's two I've spotted tonight which I've now uploaded - QFX's 2003 re-issue of 'Freedom' as remixed by Voodoo & Serano, and a rare Red Jerry radio mix of WestBam's Wizards of the Sonic (1995), which was only found on the Promo CD single.






Any more? Or not, whatevs tongue.gif
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post Dec 22 2016, 08:12 AM
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The radio friendly vocal edit of “Higher State Of Consciousness” features the vocals of a young Sonique. I discussed this in the 1990s Dance #1s thread earlier this year, I was a little disappointed when I got Now! 32 and found it wasn't the Acid Tweekin Funk Mix. : (
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post Dec 23 2016, 03:21 PM
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I've been after the 7th heaven radio edit of Counting stars by One Republic. Can't find it anywhere.
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