I've been digging in the Youtube virtual crates for some more old school house - this time moving form the late 80s into the early 90s and form Chicago to NY and Detroit. This stuff is the roots of my House Machine stuff. Some of these will be getting interpreted for use in the House Machine live show:
According to legend, this is the first ever house track pressed to vinyl, dating from 1984. It's based on an earlier tune (itself a remix) from 1980 by MACH. Keeping the bassline alive, I am working on a House Machine version right now.
A Kevin Saundeson production from 1988, which I guess means it's techno, though it fits more into Chicago-style for me. The vocal hook is awesome, and getting nicked.
A Masters At Work production from 1994, this combines elements of booty-bass with some cheap Casio sounds before blossoming into an awesome deep house groove. This is why people rate MAW so highly.
An epic Wild Pitch remix by DJ Pierre, again on Strictly Rhythm which was THE coolest label in the world back in the early-to-mid 90s. This takes its sweet time, but it's worth it.