From Chaka Khan to Michael Jackson, Mr. G, Joey Negro, and unreleased tracks from her upcoming debut album ‘Donna', this Essential Mix has a bit of everything!
"The idea behind this mix is a love and respect idea. Obviously, every mix should have a love and respect idea, but this one’s especially going out to all the people that have inspired me. People like Chaka Khan, and obviously Prince, who left us, cause I can usually not include them in the mixes, and this is why the Essential Mix is such a wonderful opportunity – to make those people and moments shine. So the mix is starting off slow and very touched by these beautiful singers and goes off into a DJ set that I would normally play in a club. I just knew I had to cover Prince, so King Brit helped me to turn this into reality and invited two of his friends, very amusing musicians from Philadelphia. [...] It’s very strange that Prince died and that I have now a Prince cover on my album. I’m happy to pay some respect to him."
Cassy Britton was born in the UK and grew up in Austria, where she was exposed to artists like Chaka Khan or Sade at very young age. For her Essential Mix debut, she incorporated genres and styles that heavy influenced her musical career, and mixed up jazz and r&b with house and techno. The result: brilliant fucking mix! Listen to the mix and check out the tracklist below.
1. Cassy - Strange Relationship [AUS]
2. Chaka Khan - Tight Fit [Warner Bros.]
3. Michael Jackson - I Can't Help It (Tangoterje Remix) [G.A.M.M]
4. Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People (Joey Negro Multicultural Multitrack Mix) [Z - EDDCD 038DD]
5. Joey Negro - Free Bass (Joey Negro Funk Equation Mix) [Rebirth]
6. Masters At Work - The Real World (Yoruba Soul Remix) [MAW]
7. Byron The Aquarius - Run Sa (Live Drums By Dmitri Walker) [Sound Signature - SS 060]
8. Murk & Funky Green Dogs - Reach For Me (Paul Woolford's 11 Minutes Of Magic Mix)
9. Roman Flügel - 9 Years (DJ Koze Remix) [Pampa - CD 011]
10. Mr. G Feat. Blondewearingblack/Vocal Mix - Precious Cargo
11. Mr. Tophat - Drops N Pops [Rekids]
12. Demuir - Derrick, Body Movin' (Third Stanza) [Great Lakes Audio - GLA 039]
13. Santos - We Met Before [Karlovak - KRLVK 5]
14. Thomas Blondet - State House Groove [Large]
15. ItaloJohnson - Track 2 [ItaloJohnson]
16. Cassy - All I Do (Ron Bacardi Remix) [Aus]
17. B.A.D.S - Hous-O-Matik Hom-O-Patik (Spencer Parker Remix) [Rekids - 087]
18. Humate - Love Stimulation (Radio Slave Full Length Remix) [Grand Casino - GCDD 08J]
19. Crowdpleaser & St Plomb - Last (Elin aka Autorepeat Remix) [Mental Groove - MGLTD 019D]