Product Details

Various Artists
Almighty Presents: Fridge Magnets (Volume 1)

Mixed By DJ Wooski

The Fridge was a nightclub in Brixton, South London that became a hotbed of emerging pop culture, with notable early performances from The Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones, and Boy George! Moving to a converted cinema building formally known as The Palladium Picture House in 1985 the Fridge became famous for a variety of nights including Daisy Chain, Africa Centre, and Love Muscle, one of the major Gay club nights in the capital!

Starting in 1992 Love Muscle took over the club every Saturday night until 1998, following which sporadic events occurred until it finally closed in 2004. The night was famous for the music spun by resident DJs including Marc Andrews and Mark Monroe, as well as the legendary party atmosphere and raunchy stage shows featuring drag queens and pyrotechnics! Soundtracked by a range of commercial house and uplifting dance music it became the place to go throughout the 90's to hear the sounds that defined the dancefloor including, of course, Almighty Records!

The club shut its doors for good in 2010 but its legacy remains throughout clubland! This compilation album brings together some of the biggest Fridge anthems, with a non-stop megamix by DJ Wooski on Disc One, whilst Disc Two showcases these tracks in their original unmixed form. Close your eyes, turn the music up, and be transported back to the heyday of dance music in the capital!

Tracklisting (Notes by DJ Wooski)

I first went to Love Muscle at The Fridge, Brixton, regularly in June 1994. On that first night I heard four Almighty records - Essence 'Jack & Jill', Respect Feat. Hannah Jones 'Young Hearts Run Free', Back To Basics 'Please Forgive Me' and Patricia Stamford’s 'In All The Right Places'.  All four are included in this mix alongside a range of Almighty Anthems played at The Fridge.

01. Sarah Washington - I Will Always Love You (Pop’d Up Mix), 1993. I only heard this at Love Muscle on club nights but I knew it had been a huge anthem in 1993 when it also crossed over into the Top 40 pop charts. It was done in the wake of the huge Whitney Houston cover from 'The Bodyguard' soundtrack. The original was written and recorded by the legendary Dolly Parton.  There was a 1997 Definitive Remix, but this is the version played at the Fridge.

02. Respect Feat. Hannah Jones - Young Hearts Run Free (Loveland’s Full On Vocal Mix), 1994.  One of those tracks from my first night, I immediately loved this. Hannah’s vocals are up there with Candi Staton (who recorded the Disco standard in 1976). This is the only track on here with a non-Almighty Mix.  Loveland where closely related to PWL, with one member being Pete Waterman’s son Paul. They had just had their breakthrough hit “Let The Music Lift You Up” when this was done. 

03. Déjà Vu Feat. Tasmin - Don’t Speak (Definitive Mix), 1997. A huge anthem in 1997, a great cover of the No Doubt song and the first Definitive Mix included here.

04. Essence - Jack & Jill (Cult Mix), 1993. Originally released in 1993, this was still played for most of 1994 at The Fridge. The originally was quite slow, but sounds even better sped up to over 130bpm as here. Superb vocals and a one of the last Cult Mixes. A cover of the Ray Parker Jnr song.

05. Patricia Stamford - In All The Right Places (12" Piano Mix), 1993. A Gary Miller co-production, this time a cover of the Lisa Stansfield song from the movie “Indecent Proposal”. Another anthem from the end of 1993 still being played in the summer of ’94.

06. Indigo - Perfect Day (Original Club Mix), 1997. Released on sister label Euphoric, this was a cover of the 1972 Lou Reed song made famous at the time by a BBC TV film and charity single release. Strong vocals, especially the choir section, really make this stand out. Added that the song has such a happy uplifting vibe, made it a perfect fit as a Love Muscle Anthem.

07. Back To Basics - Please Forgive Me (Cult Mix), 1993. A sensational cover of the Bryan Adams song with superb vocals and a great production / remix from Gary Miller. Like Essence, this was played for most of 1994 also. 

08. Delicious - Body Rock (Millennium Classic Mix), 1997. Great cover of the Maria Vidal song from 1984, which had been a gay club hit at the time (and another film song – this time from the film of the same name). Originally mixed by the New York DJ and remixer John 'Jellybean' Benitez, it was most well known in the almost total reinterpretation by Peter Slaghuis for DMC that was released on various Bootleg records in the mid 80’s. This great version pays homage to the Slaghuis version, and was a huge anthem at The Fridge.

09. Abbacadabra - S.O.S (12" Definitive Mix), 1996. For me the best Abbacadabra cover of them all, this was played for many months at Love Muscle before being released. Great vocals, great song and the Definitive Mixes were really getting into their stride by this time.

10. Jackie 'O' - Breakfast At Tiffany's (Club Mix), 1996. The follow up to the huge cover of 'Wonderwall', this version of the Deep Blue Something song was originally released as a double A side with 'One Of Us' on the Euphoric label. Superb vocals and production made this a big hit.

11. Rochelle - Mouth (Definitive Mix), 1997. Great cover of the Merrill Bainbridge song that also users the riff from Company B’s 'Fascinated' to great effect. A fave of DJ Marc Andrews, this was played for many months.

12. Obsession - Being With You (Definitive Mix), 1997. The only original song on here; this is the wonderfully Euro sounding original Definitive Mix.

2 CDR SET

Disc 1
1. Various Artists — In The Mix (Mixed By DJ Wooski) (01:13:27)
  1. Sarah Washington: I Will Always Love You (12" Pop'd Up Mix)
  2. Respect feat. Hannah Jones: Young Hearts Run Free (Loveland's Full On Vocal Mix)
  3. Deja Vu feat. Tasmin: Don't Speak (Almighty 12" Definitive Mix)
  4. Essence: Jack & Jill (12" Cult Mix)
  5. Patricia Stamford: In All The Right Places (12" Piano Mix)
  6. Indigo: Perfect Day (Original Club Mix)
  7. Back To Basics: Please Forgive Me (Almighty 12" Cult Mix)
  8. Delicious: Body Rock (Millennium Mix)
  9. Abbacadabra: S.O.S. (Almighty 12" Definitive Mix)
  10. Jackie 'O': Breakfast At Tiffany's (Club Mix)
  11. Rochelle: Mouth (12" Definitive Mix)
  12. Obsession: Being With You (Almighty Definitive Mix)

Disc 2
1. Rochelle — Mouth (12" Definitive Mix)
2. Respect feat. Hannah Jones — Young Hearts Run Free (Loveland's Full On Vocal Mix)
3. Abbacadabra — S.O.S (Almighty Definitive Radio Edit)
4. Patricia Stamford — In All The Right Places (12" Piano Mix)
5. Jackie 'O' — Breakfast At Tiffany's (Club Mix)
6. Deja Vu feat. Tasmin — Don't Speak (Almighty 7" Definitive Mix)
7. Essence — Jack & Jill (12" Cult Mix)
8. Sarah Washington — I Will Always Love You (12" Pop'd Up Mix)
9. Back To Basics — Please Forgive Me (Almighty Cult Radio Edit)
10. Delicious — Body Rock (Millennium Mix)
11. Obsession — Being With You (Almighty Definitive Mix)
12. Indigo — Perfect Day (Original Club Mix)

MP3 Album

Disc 1
1. Various Artists — In The Mix (Mixed By DJ Wooski) (01:13:27)
  1. Sarah Washington: I Will Always Love You (12" Pop'd Up Mix)
  2. Respect feat. Hannah Jones: Young Hearts Run Free (Loveland's Full On Vocal Mix)
  3. Deja Vu feat. Tasmin: Don't Speak (Almighty 12" Definitive Mix)
  4. Essence: Jack & Jill (12" Cult Mix)
  5. Patricia Stamford: In All The Right Places (12" Piano Mix)
  6. Indigo: Perfect Day (Original Club Mix)
  7. Back To Basics: Please Forgive Me (Almighty 12" Cult Mix)
  8. Delicious: Body Rock (Millennium Mix)
  9. Abbacadabra: S.O.S. (Almighty 12" Definitive Mix)
  10. Jackie 'O': Breakfast At Tiffany's (Club Mix)
  11. Rochelle: Mouth (12" Definitive Mix)
  12. Obsession: Being With You (Almighty Definitive Mix)

Disc 2
1. Sarah Washington — I Will Always Love You (12" Pop'd Up Mix)
2. Respect feat. Hannah Jones — Young Hearts Run Free (Loveland's Full On Vocal Mix)
3. Deja Vu feat. Tasmin — Don't Speak (Almighty 7" Definitive Mix)
4. Essence — Jack & Jill (12" Cult Mix)
5. Patricia Stamford — In All The Right Places (12" Piano Mix)
6. Indigo — Perfect Day (Original Club Mix)
7. Back To Basics — Please Forgive Me (Almighty Cult Radio Edit)
8. Delicious — Body Rock (Millennium Mix)
9. Abbacadabra — S.O.S (Almighty Definitive Radio Edit)
10. Jackie 'O' — Breakfast At Tiffany's (Club Mix)
11. Rochelle — Mouth (12" Definitive Mix)
12. Obsession — Being With You (Almighty Definitive Mix)