Take me to Church Mix – Matt Richards



I think I’ve found Jesus…

…Rumour has it he had been hiding in the bass bins at the Ministry all these years but actually, he was misfiled somewhere in between the techno and breakbeat section of my record collection.

If heaven was music, it would be gospel, and if I was the religious type, that would be my church. In this mix, I’m bringing you the vocal, the soulful, can I get an Amen!

Digging out the likes of Ann Nesby transported me back to my jobbing DJ days in the late ’90s. The anthemic vibes of Michelle Weeks dominated the early 00s Carnivalism scene when we were starting to kick things off. Come to think of it, a big vocal has always turned up in our nights in one form or another and looking back on nights that inspired us, it’s no surprise really.

Kiss FM, Frankie Knuckles, and Body & Soul (the New York institution), had a huge influence in shaping a lot of our music around that time. After a heavy weekend of Breaks, D&B or Techno, Sunday afternoons with Ben Watt & Jay Hannan at Notting Hill Arts Club – LazyDog would bring things a bit more uplifting with even the occasional sing-along, and let’s not forget the organs!

So yeah, I suppose the gospel truth is house is my church, so come y’all and redeem y’selves PREACH!


  1. Reverend C. L. Franklin – Remarks by Reverend C. L. Franklin
  2. Scott Grooves – Organ Nights pt. 2
  3. Ultra Nate & Dj Spen Pres. Jada – If You Should Ever Be Lonely (12 Inch Vocal)
  4. Michelle Weeks – The Light Jamie Lewis (Original Mix)
  5. Annette Taylor – Faith (Original M&M Mix)
  6. Ann Nesby – Can I Get A Witness? (Mouse T’s Funk 2000 Mix)
  7. Blaze – Breathe (Natasha Diggs Extended Remix)
  8. Dennis Ferrer Ft. Danil Wright – Church Lady (Thommy & Spen Main Mix)
  9. Jay Williams – Testify (The U.B.P. Sunday Vocal)
  10. Jamie 3:26 & Masalo / Sameed – Testify
  11. Rob Milton – Sunday Morning (Richard Earnshaw Instrumental)
  12. Kelly G, Candi Staton – Power of One
  13. Jonny Corporate – Sunday Shoutin’
  14. Al Green vs. NYC Choir – Church Love (Leo Zero Re-Edit)
  15. Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Soulwax for Despaciao Remix)
  16. Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace (Live from the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, L.A.)


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