C-Bank, “One More Shot” (1982)

John Robie is an underrated figure in dance music. He worked closely with Arthur Baker on Afrika Bambaataa’s seminal hip-hop tracks “Planet Rock” and “Looking for the Perfect Beat.” Later in the decade, he co-produced “Shellshock” with New Order. In the most un-humble opinion of this writer, though, his greatest achievement is “One More Shot,” a 1982 […]

India, “Dancing on the Fire” (1988)

Today, India is best known as a salsa singer; she won a Latin Grammy for her album Intensamente con Canciones de Juan Gabriel in 2016. However, her 1990 debut solo record, Breaking Night, is the link between freestyle and house with production from Jellybean Benitez, “Little” Louie Vega and Mantronik. The standout cut from the album is the […]