V/A | Running Back Mastermix: Front Mixed By * Klaus Stockhausen / Boris Dlugosch *


running back mastermix: front mixed by * klaus stockhausen / boris dlugosch *

Label: Running Back

Format: 2xCD Import

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Disc 1: Mixed by Klaus Stockhausen
1. BLUE MODERNE | Through The Night (Dub Mix 1)
2. CONNIE | Funky Little Beat
3. SKYY | Show Me The Way
4. KC FLIGHT | Let’s Get Jazzy (Dope Dub Mix)
5. MODERN ROMANCE | Can You Move (Midnight Mix)
6. NITRO DELUXE | This Brutal House
7. SHIRLEY LITES | Heat You Up (Melt You Down)
8. MARK IMPERIAL | J' Adore Danser (Club Mix)
9. MARIO REYES | Whatever Turns You On (Club Mix)
10. WIRED | To The Beat Of The Drum (On The Burn Mix)
11. TOYIN AGBETU PRESENTS NEMESIS | After The Storm (Boris Dlugosch Edit)
12. JOHN BELTRAN | Aquatic
13. THE WIZARD & THE PRINCE | The Wiz Is A Genius
14. VAL YOUNG | If You Should Ever Be Lonely (Street Mix)
15. SYNCBEAT | Music (Boris Dlugosch Edit)
16. CT SATIN | I Found A Friend (Underworld Version)
17. TEMPER | No Favors (Dub)

Disc 2: Mixed by Boris Dlugosch
2. ANSWERING SERVICE | Call Me Mr. Telephone (Street Dub Mix)
3. SIMPHONIA | You And Me (Dub)
4. SANDEE | Notice Me (Notice The House Mix)
5. THE 28TH ST CREW | I Need A Rhythm (Vocal Club Mix)
6. SOLUTION | Feels So Right (Original Victor Simonelli Mix)
7. HOUSEFACTORS | Play It Loud
8. FORTRAN 5 | Heart On The Line (Bassline Mix)
9. RALPHI ROSARIO | An Instrumental Need (Club Need)
10. MOOD II SWING FT LEE SMITH JR | I Need Your Luv (Right Now)
11. NICK HOLDER | Frantic
12. DEE DEE BRAVE | Can’t Get Over It
13. D.O.G. | The Key (Lunar Dub)
14. THE PRINCE & THE WIZARD | The Music Is Kicking
15. FILA BRAZILLIA | Mermaids
16. STATION Q – That Special Melody (Club Mix)
17. SENSORY PRODUCTIONS | Deep Introspection
18. HOT STREAK | Body Work (Vocal Mix)
19. STEVE ARRINGTON | Dancin' In The Key Of Life (Special Mix)
20. EXECUTIVE | Celebrate Your Love


Hamburg’s Front club was already the stuff of legend, when it was still open. In the very early nineties Boris Dlugosch was not only at the helm of said club, but also one of Germany’s finest purveyors of house music. Front was his home as well as the playground for a colourful bunch of club kids from all walks of life. Its roots went back to the eighties as a gay club and it branched out to anyone who "couldn’t even dance straight."

The rumours about this club were strong enough to get people like Playhouse’s Ata on a road trip and have youngsters fantasizing about it. The musical menu during that time was the monster house sound from the US and the UK that rotated deepness with hysteric glamour.

Of course, Front’s sound was finely nuanced. Boris Dlugosch learned his craft from Klaus Stockhausen, who stopped his DJ career in 1992 (because "every Bratwurst wanted to be a DJ all of a sudden") to pursue a career as fashion editor and stylist.  Stockhausen’s thing as a resident (which actually meant to play at ONE club EVERY week during that time), was a mixture between electro, US-American R&B, British street soul, new wave, and the emerging house sound. If you manage to dig up old recordings on the internet, there are striking similarities to the way classic US-American DJs would play, while adding a fierce uniqueness. On the contrary, the sound of Front is one of the most interesting, you will ever hear.

So, why a Front mix and compilation 21 years after the club closed its doors? On the one hand, because it’s story hasn’t been told yet and it’s worth telling. On the other, German clubs like Robert Johnson or Berghain - as divergent as they might be - both resembe Front’s spirit, diversity, and musical open mindedness. And finally, because dancing is still fun.