30 Years - 30 Songs!

As music is such an influence on our style and part of our everyday life at Maze, we've complied a song list charting every year we've been open. It's a pretty jazzy, soulful selection (even if we do say so ourselves) and many have become company classics that can still be heard in store today. AlbumCovers_blog We hope you enjoy them as much as we do... 1985 JOY & PAIN: MAZE It was by pure coincidence that this band came out at the same time as we opened the store... and luckier still that we loved the sound! 1986 SMOOTH OPERATOR: SADE Seen in concert when she first appeared - great jazz club sound in its day. 1987 IT'S ALL OVER: LEVEL 42 Tony's favourite - our Menswear buyer. 1988 SIGN YOUR NAME: TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY Another favourite of ours. 1989 THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD: EARTH, WIND & FIRE It's hard to choose just one from this group. 1990 SAFE FROM HARM: MASSIVE ATTACK This band was known to visit the Clifton store back in the day. 1991 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN: SANTANA This song was around before we opened Maze but its been a great influence and still can occasionally be heard on the ipod to this day. 1992 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE: STEVIE WONDER Constantly rediscovered along with many other great Stevie tracks. 1993 OVER MY SHOULDER: MIKE & THE MECHANICS Takes us back to the days when buying trips took us to Copenhagen for fashion shows by brands Matinique & In-Wear. They put on fantastic shows and introduced us to this song. 1994 BAMBOLEO: GYPSY KINGS A great summer sound. 1995 YOU CAN DO IT (BABY): NUYORICAN SOUL & GEORGE BENSON Great sound made even better by George Benson. 1996 ANOTHER DAY: BUCKSHOT LEFONQUE This one may not be so well known but it's definitely worth checking out. 1997 BABYLON: DAVID GRAY Top song... still. 1998 YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE: NEW RADICALS A classic of it's time. 1999 JAZZ MUSIC: HOTEL COSTES | DE PHAZZ The first of two choices here from Hotel Costes... 2000 GREEN THREE: HOTEL COSTES 1 | STEPHANIE POMPONGNAC First heard in Paris on one of the many buying trips. 2001 SINCE I LEFT YOU: THE AVALANCHES We love this very chilled sound. 2002 BROWN EYED GIRL: VAN MORRISON A feel good tune from one of the greats. 2003 GRAZIN' IN THE GRASS: BONEY JAMES & RICK BRAUN A new twist on an old classic. 2004 TOURIST: ST GERMAIN Reminds of us of great trips to Paris. 2005 MERCY MERCY ME: ROBERT PALMER Better than the original in our humble opinion. 2006 ACROSS 110TH STREET: BOBBY WOMACK It never gets old and is a regular feature on today's playlists. 2007 VALERIE: MARK RONSON & AMY WINEHOUSE Such a great version. 2008 STARS: SIMPLY RED We were playing this one Christmas Eve while we prepared the sale (oh happy days!) 2009 THIS GIRL: COOKING ON 3 BURNERS The Jazz influence continues. 2010 JUST AIN'T GONNA WORK OUT: MAYER HAWTHORNE Introduced to us by our son-in-law. 2011 I CAN NEVER BE: MAVERICK SABRE New guy with a great sound. 2012 GOIN' DOWN TO MONTE CARLO: VAN MORRISON Had to get another in there - this one rereleased. 2013 HAPPY: PHARRELL WILLIAMS A tad on the commercial side but an undeniably good song. 2014 LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD: MICHAEL JACKSON To many to chose from! And finally 2015... Anything by GREGORY PORTER We can't get enough of this guy at the moment. https://open.spotify.com/user/mazefashion/playlist/6LkJ9lW304n0g6sePIeJEY

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