Heaven was a nightclub from the mid-1980s in Johannesburg at 165 Marshall Street. Many will know this address as being that of the original Doors nightclub that opened in 1990 and operated there for many years before moving to Edenvale. Between Heaven and The Doors two other short-lived clubs called BLUES and BANGS operated on the premises.
The music was a mixture of high energy, eurobeat and italo disco with some of the popular hits of the day and classics club tracks. The DJ, Andrew Wood (ex SCANTS), was also responsible for mixing and releasing the popular High Energy series of 2LPs.
There was also a good dose of Depeche Mode, Marc Almond/Soft Cell and New Order as well as some lighter alternative stuff like Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure & Billy Idol dropped in later in the night.
Back then, the only way you got to hear proper club music was getting a tape recorded by a DJ at the club. These tapes were like gold and were copied widely.
Special thanks to:
Marc Latilla & Andrew Wood for making the mix tapes and artwork available
Mix Tapes re-mastered into 2 Two Hour Mix Sessions (HEAVEN MIX 1 & 2) by RETRO NRG
"Keeping the good times music alive!"
RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG