31 episodes

Commercial funky house anthems and deep soulful classics, direct from the vault! Here's a choice selection of sessions gathered through 15+ years of rocking the decks at various bars, clubs and parties in London and Manchester. If it’s more than a couple of years old, you’ll find it here in my Classic Archive Podcast. This library will grow over the coming months to uncover more retro gems. Visit noelc.com/classic for more info, and to subscribe to other DJ Noël feeds. Enjoy :-)

DJ Noël - Classic House Archive DJ Noël

    • Music

Commercial funky house anthems and deep soulful classics, direct from the vault! Here's a choice selection of sessions gathered through 15+ years of rocking the decks at various bars, clubs and parties in London and Manchester. If it’s more than a couple of years old, you’ll find it here in my Classic Archive Podcast. This library will grow over the coming months to uncover more retro gems. Visit noelc.com/classic for more info, and to subscribe to other DJ Noël feeds. Enjoy :-)

    project update - update feb 05

    project update - update feb 05

    Funky house mix, originally laid down as a demo for Hell Bar.
    At the time, I may have told Selina it was produced especially for her birthday.
    68’23” - 78.3 MB - MP3 file - 160kps
    dj sneak - funky rhythm - border patrol refixx
    a studio - sos - skylark vocal
    rasmus faber - divided/united - dub
    michael grey - the weekend - original
    bobby blanco - 3am - original
    area f - akumbe - bobby blanco
    ooh yeah yeah - sax trip
    a guy called gerald - voodoo ray - hoxton whores remix
    scape feat d’empress - be my friend - michael grey remix
    erik prydz & steve angello - woz not woz - vers 1
    beautiful liaisons - yeah yeah
    mutiny - holdin’ on - eric prydz mix

    • 1 hr 8 min
    buddah bar sessions for lisa

    buddah bar sessions for lisa

    Not a sitar in sight. This mix is a selection of vocal lounge house tracks from around the time I was playing Buddah Bar on Frith Street in Soho. Lisa had been after a CD featuring Fade for a while, so that’s what we open with...


    Buddah Bar Sessions - deep house for Lisa

    1 solu music feat kimblee - fade
    2 mj cole - sincere - naked music mig's petalpusher
    3 soldiers fo twilight - believe - extended
    4 lisa shaw - always - lovetronic vocal
    5 petalpusher - surrender
    6 little louie vega & arnold jarvis - life goes on
    7 cerrone - the only one - jamie lewis club mix
    8 cerrone feat jocelyn brown - hooked on you - jamie lewis club mix
    9 jon culter feat vanessa freeman - focus (lifted up)
    10 m.o.d. - notion ep: dance avec moi - main
    11 violence (bootleg) - let the music play
    12 kaskade - it's you, it's me
    13 ian pooley - piha


    109.1 MB AAC file 192 kbps

    • 1 hr 19 min
    naresh retrospective of house

    naresh retrospective of house

    Naresh was a founding partner of Karmarama, a creative agency I helped appoint for Emap radio. Naresh is a big music fan and I still see him every year back stage at Glastonbury.

    He’s into rock more than dance and over a lunch he once told me he didn’t really know much about house music... so, as a thank you for the lunch, I promised to burn him a few CDs. I picked a few mixes from the vault, but laid down this blend of 90s anthems especially.

    naresh’s retrospective of house > march 04

    1. tori amos - professional widow - armand van helden star trunk funkin’ mix (‘96)
    2. sex-o-sonique - thought it was you - original (’97)
    3. jonny corporate - sunday shouting (2000)
    4. frankie knuckles - tears - full intention remix (‘89)
    5. pete heller’s big love (’99)
    6. cj bollard - sugar is sweeter - armand van helden remix (’96)
    7. reel to reel - go on move - original (’94)
    8. bassheads - is there anybody out there? (’92)
    9. d’lacy - hideaway - deep dish mix (’95)
    10. heller and farley project - ultra flava - original flava (’96)
    11. basement jaxx - red alert (’99)
    12. xpress 2 - lazy - fatboy slim remix (’02)
    13. gat décor - passion (’93)


    109.5 MB AAC file 160 kbps

    • 1 hr 19 min
    fabian 30th bday invite

    fabian 30th bday invite

    So, Paul and I were inseparable best buddies for through ‘99-’01, so when his lovely partner, Fabian, asked me to dj at his 30th, it was a pleasure. We spent a few nights in Soho in January looking for the perfect venue and decided upon what used to Buddah Bar on Frith Street.
    The party invite was a 30 minute CD, for which I spent a whole afternoon burning 100 discs. The attached mix is that invite, introduced by Fabian, who recorded his voice over in the Kiss 100 studios.
    Of course, the night itself (6 March) rocked. I took my old sound system down and we turned the quiet bar into a sweat box.
    After the party, the owners of the bar made me their Saturday night dj. I kept it up through the summer for the cash, but they wanted me to play more mellow lounge house music, so it got a bit boring.
    Enjoy the mix.
    Fabian’s birthday invite.
    Tweet - boogie remix
    soul II soul - back to life bootleg
    soulsearcher - feelin’ love part one
    michelle weeks - the light morera re-edit
    dr kucho - stings track???
    grant nelson feat mica paris - bodyswerve
    martin solveig - rockin’ music
    pointer sisters - automatic bootleg
    34.5 MB standard mp3 file 160kbps

    • 30 min
    project update - update feb 04

    project update - update feb 04

    Uploading these old mixes, I’ve noticed that I always manage to knock out something special every February. Maybe it’s because I’ve fully recovered from the Christmas hangover. Perhaps it’s the Miami WMC on the horizon, so there’s a wad of inspiring new tunes out...
    Most probably it’s because it’s Selina’s birthday, which I often forget and so have to deliver a decent mix for her - even if it’s late.
    80 minutes of funky house tracks from feb ’04, with a few bootlegs and classics from the back of the box for good measure. Pure party fodder.
    The ‘all over my face’ track was co-produced by a good friend and former work colleague, Jon Shaw, who is sadly no longer with us. I still play the tune out as it’s a great warm-up track, and think of him every time, Lovely, lovely fellow.
    79’39” - 110.3 MB - AAC file - 192kbps
    01 kaskade feat joslyn it’s you, it’s me original
    02 movearo & alan h all over my face version 2
    03 full intention forever bootleg vocal
    04 the disciples of phunk too far gone original
    05 4 star clowns feels so good
    06 identity consienta
    07 m-gee bodyswerve original instrumental
    08 martin solvieg rockin’ music
    09 d.e.a. music is my life bootleg
    10 robin s show me love original
    11 byron stingly get up everybody ‘sting me’ bootleg
    12 tim deluxe mundaya
    13 junior jack e samba
    14 mariah carey dreamlover 24th street bootleg
    15 the ks feat robert owens living a life club version
    16 lys & gigi your love 2003 love mix
    17 scissor sisters comfortably numb fatboy slim remix

    • 1 hr 19 min
    deeper dubs & balearic beats

    deeper dubs & balearic beats

    This mix is part of a trio of sessions I laid down for a trip to Ibiza in 2003. Selina & Matt, Ben & Lara, Lisa, Malcolm and myself took a villa up in the hills and had a fantastic break. I sorted out a wad of minidiscs for lazy poolside days.
    From memory, and from reviewing my limited notes, this mix was actually two separate sessions. I initially recorded something in May which I guess I wasn’t very happy with - it may have been one of my late night pissed-up adventures - but liking the first few tracks (particularly the blend into Groove Armada’s My Friend) I decided to pick up the mix from half way through, adding tracks 6 > 13 in August.
    Both the Aug and May sections lacked any meticulous planning. I just grabbed recent tunes that went with the laid-back mood to get some deep house faves into a mix for the holiday. It works on the whole but I’m sure the last few tracks (esp that Marvin Gaye booty) were probably just filler to use up the minidisc.
    Enjoy!
    deep house & balearic beats – mixed may & august 2003
    1. sandy rivera – changes – original
    2. louie vega feat julie mcknight – diamond life – dance ritual
    3. laranjeiras – i want you
    4. groove armada – my friend – dorfmeister mix
    5. telepopmuzik – breathe – extended mix
    6. blue six – do it together – jay’s besoul vocal
    7. victor duplais – lookin for love – nature’s plan remix
    8. racoon feat christine lucas – come alive – jay j’s jazzy vocal
    9. sade – kiss of life – bootleg
    10. victor davis – runaway train – wahoo remix
    11. q-burns abstract message – innocent – joey negro ambient dub
    12. michelle weeks – the light – sandy rivera club mix
    13. ‘make love not war’ – sexual healing bootleg
    74.7MB | 128kbps | AAC file

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

Trina3339 ,

Yessss!!!!!

I am so pleased to find your podcasts, which are true to the genre each one claims. This is the real deal !! As an old midwest raver I am loving this so much - real music from moments in time that cannot be duplicated, and ones I will never forget. Thank you and keep them coming !!

retredd1918 ,

Thank you!

I cant believe it took me this long to find you! have been on the scene since around 93 when things were all good! haven't been able to find the music i lost in a house fire, all the vinyl. your mixes give me my fix, man! takes me back to a better time in my heart, i love it, thank you so much for delivering a wonderful mix of of ear ecstasy! I look forward to whatever else you can throw out here! peace up, im out!

life 93 ,

classic house archive

i was a regular at life in manchester during the early 90's.all the old mixtapes are long gone so it was an absolute pleasure to find the strangeways days

Top Podcasts In Music

Listeners Also Subscribed To