05/02/2021: “It’s Alright” by Sterling Void

Imagine being there in a 1987 Chicago nightclub hearing this for the first time. The rough, raw bassline, the euphoric piano, the powerful vocals.

Must have been a blast.

The Pet Shop Boys heard the track on a DJ International Records mix cd and took a shine to it. They released a cover in 1989 to great effect – even the original was re-released and went to number 53 in the UK chart – not bad for an underground Chicago House tune!