Ryan Blyth’s Top 5 ‘90s House Divas
UK House Producer Ryan Blyth works his magic on the early ‘90s classic from Robin S, ‘Luv 4 Luv’, to deliver a fresh and exciting reworking released on the legendary Champion Records on 12 April.
Ryan Blyth became one of the first signings to Danny Howard’s Nothing Else Matters label with ‘Trust Me’ in 2016. This was followed by two releases on Toolroom Records via their Love & Other label – ‘Who’ and ‘Once Twice’.
A huge fan of 90s classic house, Ryan Blyth partnered with the Armand Van Helden and Bob Sinclair vocalist Duane Harden for ‘Back To You’ which Don Diablo signed to his Hexagon label. Ryan Blyth’s next release, ‘Show Me’, became a regular on BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems and has been streamed over 20 million times on Spotify.
For his next release, he has done the first reworking of Robin S ‘Luv 4 Luv’ since its release on Champion Records in 1993 – check out it below. To celebrate the release we asked Ryan to pick his Top 5 ‘90s House Divas.
Of course, everyone knows who Robin S is, from her classic anthem ‘Show Me Love’ to ‘Luv 4 Luv’. Her voice has been an iconic symbol in dance music and still resonates to the current day. I don’t think house music would have been the same without her.
I first heard Loleatta on the track ‘Ride On Time’ and still to this day, I don’t think I’ve ever heard such a powerful female vocalist. She was one of the true greats. Her vocals have been sampled on thousands of records especially the ‘Love Sensation’.
Ultra Nate’s ‘Free’ has been adopted in everyone’s DJ sets at some point. It’s a party anthem that lights up exactly when you need it. Ultra Nate has gone on to have multiple releases, but for me, ‘Free’ will always be my favourite.
If you want swagger, this is the voice for you. When she pipes up, she blows hard. That’s the feeling that I get when I hear ‘Finally’. It’s a monster anthem that never gets old and I can hear something new with every listen.
“She wakes up early every morning, just to do her hair now”…Yes, you know those lyrics, they are from Crystal Waters’s ‘Gypsy Woman’. This song was way ahead of its time and a quarter of a century on, it’s still been played across the world and in my sets.
Ryan Blyth ft. Robin S ‘Luv 4 Luv’ is out now on Champion Records