Big Shot Guest Mix 317: Tevo Howard


In January we premiered Chicago house visionary Tevo Howard’s Here And Now Film Collection, a captivating 45-minute mini documentary offering behind-the-scenes insight into the DJ/producer’s global travels and fly-on-the-wall conversations with the staff at Gramaphone Records in Chitown and producer peer Fred Peterkin. It’s fitting that we begin the second half of 2016 with a spectacular Big Shot Guest Mix from the Windy City pioneer. Instead of crafting a session brimming with upfront tracks, Howard, who helms Beautiful Granville Records and Tevo Howard Recordings, revisits the ’90s and presents a musical glimpse of what a Chicago DJ mix would’ve sounded like back in the day. Howard drops classics by Inner City, Black Box and Steve Hurley, with our favorite being D:Ream‘s rousing “U R the Best Thing” (Def Klub Mix) revamped by David Morales.

“The ’90s Popular House Mix sessions consist of roughly five DJ set takes of 1990s house music selected in a mix that one might hear on Chicago streets from vehicles on a Saturday night,” Howard explains. “Alongside the recent trend embracing ’90s culture and house music, these sessions give an insight into ’90s Chicago house music from a popular look at what Chicago actually played on radio stations back then, and a careful selection of the classics handpicked by me. The first track of this particular mix session, ‘Another Sleepless Night’ by Shawn Christopher, is a track to always keep in your record bag.”

’90s Popular House Mix (Session 5)

  1. Shawn Christopher – “Another Sleepless Night”
  2. Inner City – “Big Fun”
  3. Black Box – “Strike It Up”
  4. Joe Smooth – “I’ll Be There”
  5. Diva – “Get Up”
  6. Samantha Fox – “I Wanna Have Some Fun”
  7. Wee Papa Girls – “Blow the House Down”
  8. House Syndicate – “Jam the Mace”
  9. House of Venus – “Dish & Tell”
  10. Steve Hurley – “Work It Out”
  11. Deee-Lite – “ESP”
  12. Inner City – “Do You Love What You Feel”
  13. Black Box – “I Don’t Know Anybody Else”
  14. D:Ream – “U R the Best Thing” (Def Klub Mix)
  15. Sweet Sensation – “Child Of Love”
  16. Double Dee – “Found Love”

Darren Ressler

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