I Feel Like Dancing – House Mix

Ever since I went out dancing last weekend at The Phantasy in Lakewood, OH during their latest installment of “9 of Clubs Nite”, I’ve been in the mood for dancing. Sadly, the clubs of today do not cater to the awesome music of days gone by that makes me want to get up and dance. 

I’ve often talked about opening my own club and catering to an older crowd, mostly my generation and those younger people who have old souls and know great retro music when they hear it. If money were no object, and I could find a great location, I’d love to do it. It wouldn’t be your typical dance club. I’d combine a dance club, concert venue and coffeehouse into an amazing and awesome new entertainment concept. Sadly, money is an object in this grand plan of mine. I am working on re-establishing my credit after a bankruptcy discharge in January of this year. Maybe in another year or so. I’ve had this dream for many years now and it’s not going away, so perhaps there is something to it.

Anyways, I digress.

I love to dance and I really love to make playlists that have great songs I remember from my long gone and terribly missed club girl days. I also miss being a DJ, granted it was in a strip club, but I did create some great music playlists while working there.

nine_of_clubsWhile actually being in a club and hearing these dance classics creates a vibe for dancing like none other, until I either find the funds and open my own club or I get to attend another awesome night of music from my favorite Cleveland club DJ’s of the late 80’s to mid-90’s, I have to settle for my dance music playlists.

The following playlist is my tribute to the “House Music” nights from great former Cleveland clubs like Nine of Clubs, Alter House, The Lift, The Whisky, Metropolis, Smart Bar, Aquilon, U4ia, Freak!… and the list goes on.  Some of these great tunes often sneak their way into the “9 of Clubs Nite” at The Phantasy, immediately transporting me back to the carefree and sometimes crazy days of my late teens to mid-twenties.

Thanks to all the great DJ’s who spun their own great musical playlists night after night, giving me and so many others such great memories! This is the music of our lives.


house mix mixtape


  1. Crucified – Army of Lovers
  2. What Time Is Love – The KLF
  3. Schizofrenia – Quadrophonia
  4. Doctorin’ the TARDIS (12″ mix) – The Timelords
  5. New York (Double New York mix) – MCL
  6. Twilight Zone – 2 Unlimited
  7. Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room) (US remix) – Paul Lekakis
  8. I Beg Your Pardon – Kon Kan
  9. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Communards
  10. Love to Hate You – Erasure
  11. Tom’s Diner (DNA remix) – Suzanne Vega
  12. Genius of Love (Wicked Mix) – Tom Tom Club
  13. World Destruction – Time Zone ft. John Lydon
  14. We Call it Acieed! – D Mob
  15. I Sit on Acid (extended mix) – Lords of Acid
  16. Round & Round – New Order
  17. Flexible (remixed extended version) – Depeche Mode
  18. Boys Don’t Cry (extended 12″ dance version) – The Cure
  19. Something Good – Utah Saints
  20. Karma Chameleon (Ledge remix) – Culture Club
  21. Come Home With Me Baby – Dead of Alive 
  22. Tales of Taboo (80 Proof Factory mix) – Karen Finley
  23. Effigy (Hot Tracks mix) – Ministry
  24. HippyChick (Extended Vocal) – Soho 
  25. Unbelievable – EMF
  26. Right Here, Right Now (Martyn Phillips 12″ remix radio edit) – Jesus Jones
  27. I Need You Tonight (Natema remix) – INXS
  28. Groovy Train – The Farm
  29. The Only One I Know – The Charlatans
  30. I’m Free – Soup Dragons
  31. House Arrest – Krush
  32. E-Vapor-8 – Altern 8
  33. Dominator – Human Resource
  34. James Brown is Dead – L. A. Style
  35. Firestarter – The Prodigy
  36. (I Wanna Give You) Devotion – Nomad
  37. Move Any Mountain – The Shamen
  38. Out Comes the Evil – Lords of Acid
  39. Sex on Wheels – My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult
  40. Pump Up The Volume – M.A.R.R.S.
  41. Paranoimia (feat. Max Headroom) – Art of Noise
  42. I Know There’s Something Going On – Frida
  43. Relax (New York mix) – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  44. Underneath the Radar (12″ version) – Underworld
  45. What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy) (club mix) – Information Society 
  46. Das Boot – U96
  47. Paninaro ’95 – Pet Shop Boys
  48. Freedom 90 – George Michael
  49. Harley David, Son of a Bitch – The Bollock Brothers
  50. Missing (Todd Terry original remix) – Everything But The Girl
  51. The Reflex (extended version) – Duran Duran
  52. There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) – Eurythmics
  53. Space Age Love Song (Hot Tracks remix) – A Flock of Seagulls
  54. Sex (I’m A…) (Razormaid remix) – Berlin
  55. Hyperactive! (Heavy Breather Subversion mix) – Thomas Dolby
  56. Weird Science (extended dance mix) – Oingo Boingo
  57. Cars (1987 remix) – Gary Numan
  58. The Sun Always Shines on TV (extended version) – a-ha
  59. Fade to Grey (12″ extended version) – Visage
  60. Trans Europe Express – Kraftwerk