Released in February 2005, Step 76 was created by the Pure Energy production team alongside presenter Elise Lindsay (who back in 2002, won the Pure Energy Presenter Search competition!)
This double album of Chart Hits and Commercial Dance was an instant hit with Pure Energy members and has stood the test of time even to this day!
Featuring tracks such as Pump Up The Jam, Lola’s Theme, My My My, and The Weekend, we can understand why this album is still popular for those who are lucky enough to still own a copy!
As well as thumping tracklist, the unique spin on this product is that it featured a selection of exclusive ‘Mash Ups’ created by Pure Energy’s sister company, Mastermix, which is a process of mixing two well known hits together to create a brand new sound! For example, the smash hit ‘Milkshake’ by Kelis was mashed up with the classic ‘Billy Jean’ by Michael Jackson.
Here’s the full tracklist:
Cd 1 (BPM: 134)
- White Lines (D&S Remix) – Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
- Milkshake/Billie Jean (instrumental) – Kelis vs Michael Jackson
- Crazy In Love/Thrill Me – Beyonce vs Junior Jack
- Soul Heaven/Higher State Of Consciousness – The Goodfellas vs Josh Wink
- Flashdance/Move Ya Body – Deep Dish vs. Nina Sky
- So Much Love To Give (Bootleg Vinyl Version) – Together
- Message In A Bottle/Strike It Up – Tomatoes Factory feat. Sting vs. Blackbox
- The Weekend/Pump Up The Jam – Michael Gray vs Technotronic
- Lola’s Theme/Billie Jean (instrumental) – Shapeshifters vs. Michael Jackson
- My My My – Armand Van Helden
- Shine On Me (dance mix) – Praise Cats
- Easy Lover – White Label
- Call On Me – Red Cult
- Strings Of Life – Soul Central feat. Kathy Brown
- Stupidisco (Lee Cabrera Remix) – Junior Jack
- Street Tuff (2003 Retouch) – Double Trouble & The Rebel MC (performance track)
CD 2 (BPM: 127-132)
- Waiting For A Star To Fall – Cabin Crew
- Gimmie All Your Lovin’ – Twisted 80s
- Stand Up – Flaunt It DJs
- Call On Me – Red Kult
- Summer Jam (Yoni Salah Mix) – Underdog Project
- Physical – Marilyn
- The Sound Of San Fransisco – Global Playboys
- Lay All Your Love On Me – Axia
If you loved this album then you need to check out our Mashed Up range, created with Rachel Holmes!
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