From Chicago To Belfast

We don’t make that many guest bookings in a year, so when we do we always strive to make them a little bit special and locking down Chicago house legend Paul Johnson for his Irish debut on Boxing Night is something we are very happy about.

Here are ten from Mr Johnson’s vast back catalogue that will hopefully help highlight why we love him so much.

This Relief Records 12″ is a house essential, all five tracks are amazing but Life In The Jungle just pips it.

Closely followed by The Music In Me…

Uplifting in all the right ways, a certified roof raiser!

We love the US guys on sample duties, here First Choice get’s the Chi-town treatment.

Probably the most well known of Paul Johnson’s releases to date, this one crossed over big time.

Ghetto house weapon, this one does exactly what it says on the tin.

A bumping house burner for Cajmere in 1994 that’s still sounding fresh to us.

Take a lickin and keep on tickin!

This is what happens when a disco no gets the PJ treatment…

A master of the re-edit, here Paul Johnson gives the Lil Louis’s classic Blackout a bump.