The latest episode of Musical Freedom Radio could be its grooviest yet. Oliver Heldens, who has been bringing a fresh, funky take on house music, took the reigns for Episode 15. While I was expecting something similar to his own Heldeep Radio, Heldens went back – over 30 years back – for an hour of some of the most popular tunes of the 70s and 80s. Though the most recent track is Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers, the entire vibe is retro. For dance music fans, it’s a great history lesson, as EDM has roots in the Disco era. Take a look at the tracklist below, but try and see how many of these songs you know first!


Musical Freedom Radio #15 With Oliver Heldens

01) Shalamar – A Night To Remember
02) Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
03) George Benson – Give Me The Night
04) Larry Wu – Let Me Show You (Long Vocal Version)
05) Cherrelle & Alexander O neil – Saturday Love
06) Evelyn Champagne King – I’m In Love
07) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer [Album Version]
08) Jellybean – Sidewalk Talk (Extended)
09) The Pointer Sisters – Dare Me (12 Extended Mix)
10) Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
11) Chic – Good Times (Original 12 Version)
12) Toney Lee – Reach Up
13) Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Original 12 Version)
14) Spence – Get It On (12 Inch)
15) Madonna – Into the Groove
16) Oliver Cheatham Get Down Saterday Night (Original 12 Version)
17) Colonel Abrahams – How Soon We Forget [ Extended Version ]
18) Change – The Glow Of Love
19) Michael Jackson – Billie Jean [Original 12 Version]
20) Madonna – Lucky Star
21) Chic – Le Freak
22) Sister Sledge – Lost In Music (1984 Bernard Edwards & Nile Rogers Remix)
23) Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)
24) Mikki – Dance Lover (Extended Vocal)
25) Class Action – Weekend (Original 12 Version)
26) Evelyn Champagne King – Love Come Down
27) D-Train – You’re The One For Me (Special Dub Vocal Edit)
28) Ce Ce Peniston – We Got a Love Thang (Silky House Thang)
29) Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
30) Martin Solveig – Rockin Music (Original Mix)
31) Faith Evans – Mesmerized (Freemasons Radio Edit)
32) Shakedown – At Night (Kid Creme Remix)
33) Freemasons – Love On My Mind (feat. Amanda Wilson)
34) Armand Van Helden – My My My
35) Innercity – Big Fun (Original 12” Mix)
36) Shannon – Give Me Tonight [Dub Version]
37) New Order – Blue Monday (Complete Original 12 Version)