A1. Asaf Avidan & The Mojos - One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)
A2. Michael Gray - The Weekend
B1. Bob Sinclar - I Feel For You (Morillo Re-Edit)
B2. Temper - No Favors
C1. Reza - Solitude (Jondi & Spesh Remix)
C2. Bakermat - One Day (Vandaag)
D1. Ricky L feat. M:CK - Born Again (Pastaboys Main)
D2. Robin S - Show Me Love (Tonka's Pianomission Remix).
Since 2020, 12 Inch Lovers has embarked on an exhilarating journey, characterized by sold-out parties and samplers that have built a loyal fanbase. These samplers consistently find their way to collectors in search of contemporary classics. Samplers 7 & 8 once again constitute a collection of true classics, rare gems, and club tracks that have never before appeared on vinyl.
The Wankelmut Remix of "One Day/Reckoning Song" by Asaf Avidan & The Mojos was an instant hit in numerous European countries when it was released in 2012. It spent weeks at number 1 on the charts in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Hungary, to name just a few. This remix also marked the breakthrough for Wankelmut. "One Day/Reckoning Song" is described as minimal techno and serves as the perfect opener for Sampler 8!
If you're not familiar with "The Weekend" by Michael Gray, you've probably been living under a rock for the past 20 years. This track has evolved into an absolute classic over the decades and has now found its way to a younger audience, as many emerging artists are replaying this delightful track from 2004. And rightfully so! Based on the sample from Oliver Cheatham - "Get Down Saturday Night" (1983), this track immediately brings your dance floor to life. An absolute musthave for your collection!
Bob Sinclar's "I Feel For You" is another indestructible house classic! This Morillo Re-Edit is a contagious fusion of Richie Hawtin's "Plastikman - Spastik" and the original version. The intro works exceptionally well and is a guaranteed floor filler!
"Temper - No Favors" is a true Italo Disco gem! Released in 1984 and still incredibly infectious! It carries a distinctive sound from that era but is simultaneously highly danceable with a delightful rhythm, a funky bassline, and beautiful vocals
"Reza - Solitude" in the Jondi & Spesh Remix is once again a hidden gem and extremely rare on vinyl! Beloved by fans of house and progressive, this "Solitude" from 2002 is a treat for the ears. A melody that won't let go, intriguing vocals, and pumping beats! It's a classic in the making and an absolute essential for your collection!
"Bakermat - Vandaag" was released in 2012 but only became a real hit in 2013 and 2014 with high chart rankings in countries like Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. "Vandaag" is highly recognizable due to the famous Martin Luther King sample and the infectious saxophone melody that forms the core of this track. It has never seen a vinyl release before, so it's fantastic that you can now include it in your vinyl sets!
The now well-known vocals in this club classic from 2006 come from the less-known reggae track "I Was Born" by Sizzla. They form the foundation of this classic, with the Pastaboys Main Mix being the most renowned and best version. A recommendation for every house enthusiast!
Everyone, of course, knows the classic "Robin S - Show Me Love"! The version that's played everywhere is actually the Stonebridge Club Mix. However, 12 Inch Lovers prefers the Tonka's Pianomission Remix! This remix may not be as familiar to the general public, but it's a beautiful, dreamy rendition that can serve as a delightful change of pace, a closing track for a party, or in this case, the final number on the 12 Inch Lovers Sampler 8!