Armand Van Helden - Witch Doctor

When Armand Van Helden produced a 10:50 min wild pitch track

Classic of the week

We’re starting with a new feature called “Classic of the week” where we will highlight forgotten dance tracks from the past (min. older than 15 years or so, let see).

So let’s start with this 23 year old tune ;-)

Back in 1994  Armand Van Helden, these days more known for some commercial house tunes,  released on Strictly Rhythm the massive anthem “Witch Doktor”. Wild Pitch was big during these days, so this track fitted perfectly in any sets. Also in 1994 Armand Van Helden made his breakthrough to the international house scene.

I remember when I heard this siren the first time and the kick drum came back after the break – every body went nuts. The yelling sample was taken from “Loleatta Holloway – Crash Goes Love”.

If you want to listen to a real outstanding DJ-Set from nowadays packed with real house classics you need to listen to  Armand Van Helden B2B Jackmaster at Boiler Room. Also Witch Doktor is dropped here.

Tracklist:

01. Break Da 80’s – Armand Van Helden
02. The Funk Phenomena – Armand Van Helden
03. You See The Trouble With Me (We’ll Be In Trouble Extended Mix) – Black Legend
04. Can You Feel It – CLS
05. Touch Me Baby (The DJ’s Dub) – Static
06. Spinal Scratch – Thomas Bangalter
07. New York Express – Hardhead
08. Make The World Go Round (Deep Dish Vocal Mix) – Sandy B
09. I Need Your Luv (Right Now) (Lem’s Church Mix) – Mood II Swing
10. Nitelife (The Armand Van Helden Remix) – Kim English
11. Sugar Is Sweeter (AVH Drum N Bass Mix) – CJ Bolland
12. ? – ?
13. Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Star Trunk Mix) – Tori Amos
14. Nuyorican Soul – Runaway
15. Discos Revenge – Gusto
16. Play Them Vibes – Farshad Kay
17. ? – ?
18. Big Love – Pete Heller
19. Burnin (Edit Version) – Daft Punk
20. Phats & Small – music for pushchairs
21. U Don’t Know Me – Armand Van Helden Feat. Duane Harden
22. Brighter Days (Underground Goodies Mix) – Cajmere
23. Armand Van Helden – Phreeknik
24. Acid Crash – Tyree
25. Witch Doktor – Armand Van Helden
26. Promised Land (Club Mix) – Joe Smooth
27. House Is A Feeling (Sunday School Mix) – Sunday School
28. Its Alright (Original House Mix) – Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge
29. You See The Trouble With Me (We’ll Be In Trouble Extended Mix) – Black Legend
30. Bring It Down (Distorted Dub) – The Wildchild Experience
31. The Question (Remix ?) – Seven Grand Housing Authority
32. Touch Your Toes – Armand Van Helden Feat. Fat Joe & BL
33. Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
34. Outrun – Thomas Bangalter
35. Spark Da Meth (Bangin Like A Benzi Mix) – Da Mongoloids
36. Trancesetters – The Search Remix
37. I Can’t Wait Till Tonight (Club Mix) – NY’s Finest
38. Fallout – The Morning After
39. Good Life – Inner City
40. Anyway – Duck Sauce
41. In Love With You – The Paradise
42. Revolution 909 – Daft Punk
43. This Is Acid (Unmixed) – Maurice Joshua

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