Powerhouse’s ‘What You Need’: a deeper dive into the house classic – Friday Flashback!

vinyl artwork of Power House's 'What You Need'

Step into the rhythm of nostalgia this Friday as we revisit the classic house anthem ‘What You Need‘ by American DJ/producer Powerhouse, featuring the soulful vocals of Duane Harden!

Released in 1999, and sampling Thelma Houston’s “I’m Here Again”, the track encapsulates a golden era of house music and remains an enduring favourite among dance music enthusiasts.

As well as being a staple in DJ sets, the fusion of soulful vocals and pulsating beats resonated with a broader mainstream audience, with the track attaining many top positions in charts across the globe, including the No.1 spot on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart.

As we hit play on this Friday Flashback, let’s relish in the beats that defined an era, celebrating the timelessness of ‘What You Need’ and its lasting impact on the world of house music.

The track was remixed by Full Intention (featured below), and released on iconic labels such as Strictly Rhythm and Defected.

Enjoy!

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