Just the one today, featuring a remixer who I don’t think has featured here before – Tiefschwarz.

The tracks are by soulful house singer Joi Cardwell. Joi Cardwell sang for the pleasure of it before she turned professional and started contributing backing vocals for a list of other artists that includes LL Cool J, the Pointer Sisters, and Jermaine Jackson. During her time at NYU, she entered a talent competition hosted by Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. She earned top prize a total of five times, the first time by belting out “For Your Eyes Only.” It wasn’t long before she turned professional and started touring with Ben E. King. Producer Kashif tapped her to join a group called the Promise in 1989. The all-girl outfit made one album, but the recording was never released. Within two years, Cardwell quit to strike out on her own. She sang on the dance numbers “Saved My Life” and “Club Lonely” in 1992. During this time she sang backup for others, while her own solo career took her to a string of labels. She put out “Was It Something I Said” for Epic, “Holdin’ On” for Freetown Records, and “Hot Little Body” for Tribal America, which also featured Behavior and Fred Jorio. A new career phase started in 1994, when Cardwell signed with Eightball Records, an independent label based in New York. She penned all the songs on The World Is Full of Trouble, her debut album, which she also produced. The 1995 album launched the hit single “Trouble.” She went on to score hits with the singles “You Got to Pray,” “Run to You,” “Jump for Joi,” and “Soul to Bare.” A self-titled album was released in 1997, followed shortly by the 1998 remix compilation Clubland’s Greatest Hits. Cardwell is openly gay; she came out of the closet at the age of 21. ~ Linda Seida, All Music Guide

Tiefschwarz are a pair of electro house producing brothers, Ali and Basti Schwarz, formed in 1996. Peter Hoff, who runs the Benztown studios in Stuttgart, joined later, and completes the Tiefschwarz production team. Their name means ‘deep black’ in German, and is a combination of the brothers’ surnames, and their love of deep house.

From 1998:

Joi Cardwell – Soul To Bare (Tiefschwarz Endless Dub Mix)

Joi Cardwell – Soul To Bare (Tiefschwarz Extended Vocal Mix)

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~ by acidted on December 14, 2009.

2 Responses to “CHARITY SHOP CLASSICS (51)”

  1. […] back here with their 70s house sound. A remix by Germany’s Tiefschwarz (previously here) takes the tune – Talco Uno – to some really dark and odd places, to end up with […]

  2. […] clappy house. A genre I’d make some effort to avoid in days of yore. But these unreleased Tiefschwarz mixes have a dub mix to stop for. Listen only. Out […]

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