January 23, 1988: Nitro Deluxe, Taylor Dayne, Risse, The Temptations, James Brown

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

The original The Beat Is The Law mix of Krush is proving to be more of a floor-filler than their exciting but possibly over-busy Burn Down The House remix… Chad Jackson hopes to be recording his solo vocal debut within the next few weeks, possibly in New York… Barbie Dunne is totally overhauling the DJ mailing list at Dance Music/Street Sounds/Westside Records on 01-840 4800… Gary Gordon’s club promotion company is called now just Music Enterprises, expanding its mailing list at PO Box 1216, London W4 3XA… Linda Rogers wants it clarified that she has in fact replaced Johnny Walker as disco plugger for Club and Phonogram product, on 01-491 4600, Johnny now being at London on 01-846 8515… Jeff Young has left a legacy at his old company home in the shape of his James Bond movie dialogue-filled (0-)119bpm My Name Is Young, Jeffrey B Young – Licensed To ‘Ill Mix of last year’s Was (Not Was) ‘Spy In The House Of Love’, already promoed and due for commercial relaunch next week, coupled with DJ StreetsAhead’s far fiercer virtually unrecognisable chunkily dubwise 117¾bpm Give The Drummer Some mix, these being coupled together (Fontana WASX 22) or also with the old 0-117¾-0bpm Jeffrey B Young & Dangerous Mix (WASX 2)… Jeff Young, in his role as Radio 1 DJ, will be seen on TV during the BPI Awards show giving a potted 90 second history of the development of dance music… Dancing Danny D seems to be staying at Cooltempo, despite many offers from other companies – he and Norman Cook of The Housemartins, calling themselves The Troublesome Twosome, have remixed Eric B & Rakim ‘I Know You Got Soul’… Les Adams is remixing Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element ‘Private Party’, even though a US remix has already been on import… Sherrick ‘Let’s Be Lovers Tonight’ has been turned into a largely remade much beefier loping 111bpm Solid Mix, only on mailing list promo (for real!), by Chris Paul – whose next remix for WEA will be of the Detroit Spinners’ ‘Working My Way Back To You’… Eddie Levert will be the father figure, literally, at the Hammersmith Odeon on February 4/5/6, when the O’Jays and Levert appear together… Luther Vandross’s brand new ballad, ‘There’s Only You’, is available so far only on the otherwise fairly rocky ‘Made In Heaven’ soundtrack import LP on US Elektra… Rayners Lane’s Record & Disco Centre is managing to sell the 120 track ‘The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago’ boxed set at only £30, actually below the dealer price… Champion snapped up Royal House ‘Party People’ for the UK… Coldcut’s (0-)117½-0bpm ‘Doctorin’ The House’ (Ahead Of Our Time CCUT 2P) in its remix has a cleaner less resonantly bassy though considerably beefed up rhythm drive and wailing sometimes wordless female vocals by Yazz, plus a similarly cleaner Speng mix of the original version… 2 Bad 2 Mention’s 0-117½bpm Double Trouble mix of ‘Do It’ (Intouch TWELVE 005 R), remixed by Simon Goffe with Double Trouble, is stripped down to a loping 0-117½bpm bare rhythm groove without most of the amusing gimmicks, while other remixes include the more percussive 117½bpm Rick Astley ‘My Arms Keep Missing You (Bruno’s Mix)’ (RCA PT 41684 R), denser 0-104-0bpm John Paul Barrett ‘Never Givin’ Up On You’ (Westside Records WSRX 2), and much chunkier bassline-lurched Jellybean ‘Jingo (House Mix 2)’ (Chrysalis JELR 2-2, as flip to the previously mentioned 120½bpm Space Bass Mix album version)… Mantronix ‘Sing A Song’ is already out here (10 Records TENX 206)… Paul Savory, until recently Ian Levine’s lieutenant at Nightmare, has split away to form Quazar Records… Clapham’s Hip Hop Alliance (01-737 3237) has started the Tuff Groove label for homegrown rappers and DJs who feel their material is tuff enuff, and the Young Gifted And Broke Music Foundation to provide technological equipment for young musicians… Tim Westwood – so cool he sleeps on a tubular steel framework five feet off the floor, surrounded by graffiti! – now presents hip hop on Friday nights between midnight-1am, as well as his Saturday slot, on Capital Radio… BBC Radio Manchester’s ‘Best Of ’87 Mix’ this time was created by Duncan Smith, building flawlessly but very slowly through a subjective but doubtless local selection of “modern soul”, from sophisticated smoochers and joggers to end eventually at ‘The Real Thing’, with only a little hip hop and no house… Mike Askew (Wirral) reports that the New Year’s Eve party on Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio followed Les Adams’ and my pre-announced Capital Radio running order, but played one at a time without actually mixing, and with commercial breaks!… North-West London listeners to Capital and Radio London are suddenly being plagued by interference from presumably some amateur new local pirate radio station… Essex is getting a professionally presented weekend pirate soul station, Stomp FM on 105.4fm in full digital stereo… Rusty Egan has returned as a club host with the Tuesday Chic night at Hammersmith’s Le Palais, featuring Colin Faver, Tim Westwood and himself as DJs, the cavernous dancehall’s balconies being closed off to concentrate the crowd more on the floor from now on (he’s hoping for Joyce Sims to look in this week)… Tony Jenkins has one of his legendary Up West nights at London’s Hippodrome this Wednesday (Jan 20), with guest jocks and star PAs, £5 admission… Simon Dunmore, Bob Jones, Gilles Peterson and Chris Bangs present ‘A New Kind Of Soul’ (and jazz!) at London St James’s Biggles winebar in Masons Yard this Saturday (23), when Spoonie Gee is at Harlow’s HighWire (where Kev Hill’s Saturday Sweat Box night now has no dress restrictions whatsoever)… Desa, Kenni James, Pez Tellett and Rob ‘Yo Man’ Manley hold the year’s first Defhouse gig at Birkenhead’s Atmosphere on Monday (25)… Severn Sound’s ‘Happy Hippo’, Jerry Hipkiss souls Fri/Saturdays at Chetenham’s Gas (in the lower level)… Carl Cox, runner-up mixer at Norbury, cuts up club classics every Sunday in Streatham Zigis… Steve Walsh, sitting next to me as a mixing judge in Uxbridge, suddenly got so excited that he slammed his first down on the table and showered me with a broken glass – but he didn’t seem to notice!… PUMP THAT BASS!


The 1988 Technics UK DJ Mixing Championships heats continue, last week in London and Southampton. As usual, for some inexplicable reason, the overall standard of the London entrants was lower than anywhere else visited so far this year, and once again the judges were subjected to repeated use of “this is a journey into sound”. Pump that bass, y’know what I’m sayin’?! The heat winner at Norbury’s Sussex Tavern (a music pub rather than a club, so sweatily intimate on the night), Les Adams’ resident venue, was very convincingly the fast cutting DJ Pogo from Jus Badd (see separate photo and review), with messily enthusiastic Carl Cox a semi-final qualifying second and the slick but soul-less Chad Jackson-copying Doctor K third. More about him later. Deserving a place too was Perry Daniels, whose excellent mixing was obscured by the striptease antics of his phallus-brandishing sexy female “helper”, who looked great but didn’t help him at all, in the end. Incidentally, in the afternoon’s preliminaries, Lee Alex ander had scratched using a live python draped around his neck, grabbing its head by mistake instead of the tail! The following night at Uxbridge’s Regals, a converted cinema with appalling sound everywhere except on the dancefloor (which isn’t where the mixing was!), the standard was so low that the previous night’s third placed Chad Jackson clone, Doctor K came first. More deserving I thought was Mark Ryder (see his photo caption elsewhere), who qualified for a semi-final, while frantically laid out DJ Appy was third. Southampton’s heat last Wednesday was the compactly laid out rectangle-emphasising New York New York, where the winner (pictured above) was Warren Aylward, who exhibited Mark Ryder-type confidence in leaving two records running in synch while he helped himself to a drink from the judges’ table. The deserving semi-final qualifying runner-up was slick Terry Crofts from Cardiff Ritzy’s, with Surrey mobile jock Mike Blackadder third. One important point needs to be made — when will audiences learn that it isn’t the tunes the contestants play, it’s the way they mix ’em that matters? Too often there are cheers just because ‘Rebel Without A Pause’ comes screeching through, no matter how badly (or well) it’s been mixed.


DJ Pogo, seen here winning the Norbury heat of the Technics Mixing Championships, supplies the radical beat-bouncing scratches behind MC Mellow on JUS BADD ‘Proud‘ (Tuff Groove TUFF 001, via 01-737 3237), a dry 97¾bpm message rap flipped by the more Cookie Crew-ish 0-94⅓-0bpm ‘Free Style‘, featuring Sparky and Monie Love as well as Mellow over a murkier backing. Of those seen so far, Pogo and Manchester’s Owen D are tipped as the scratchers to watch in the Mixing Championship finals.


MARK RYDER from Essex came a deserving second at the Uxbridge heat of the Technics Mixing Championships, thanks largely to the supreme confidence he showed in cutting from deck to deck after synching up two different records, just flicking a switch (without checking on headphones that the synch was still running) to drop in phrases, the position of which he obviously knew by heart. The fact that one of the phrases was “We’re all going on a summer holiday” from ‘Holiday Rap’ mattered not at all!


MAURICE BIRD, known as ‘The Wildcat’ when scratching the Fraud Squad’s ‘Overweight Beats’ (the Heavy D & The Boyz scam detailed last week), turns out to be MCA Records’ post boy! Plus, together with Magnet Records employee Darren Mohammud and college boy Ritchie Fermié, he’s behind one of the hottest homegrown house tracks, ADRENALIN M.O.D. ‘Bouncy House (Bouncy Mix)’ (Warrior Records WR12 002), a madly jaunty jiggly (0-)119⅓bpm bounder with washing machine noises, spurting breaks, “turn it up” chants, slippery scratches and mucho fun, tucked away as flip to JACK FACTORY ‘Jackin’ James (Club Mix)’, a JB (and others) sampling good beefy 0-119¾-0bpm chugger with naggingly familiar piano (instrumental too).


HOT VINYL

NITRO DELUXE ‘Let’s Get Brutal (Mega Mix)’ (Cooltempo COOLD 142)
Promoed some time ago but never actually released then, this bass burbled jerkily rolling 116¾-116⅔-116½-116⅓-116⅔bpm much altered remix has added muttering and effects but not much of that ultra-catchy piercing “wheee-ee” hookline (the ‘Rebel Without A Pause’ of house?), flipped by the original 114⅔-115-114¾-115bpm US Mix of this alternately titled variation on ‘The Brutal House’ — which, as every club-goer (if maybe not radio listener, yet) must surely realise, was last year’s biggest actual house hit, bar none. Now maybe at last it’ll follow all the other lesser hits on the reissue trail up the charts.

TAYLOR DAYNE ‘Tell It To My Heart’ (Arista 609 616)
Hunter Hayes’ vocal partner on such as ‘This Time’, Taylor is yet another white girl scoring a huge US pop smash with a datedly electro-backed Shannon-style sound, this extremely catchy if shrill 118⅔bpm surging jiggler being very much a pop song but with a far harder vocal Dub Mix that’s getting more DJ attention here. She, and the similar likes of Exposé and other electro backed US girls have quite an Asian following, incidentally.

RISSE featuring Charisse Cobb ‘House Train’ (Jack Trax 12JTRAX 7)
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley created pumping (but not really chugging!) jittery simple nagging house canterer in a (0-)119½bpm New York Mix, 119¾bpm LA Radio Mix, 118¾bpm London Mix, and (0-)119⅓-0bpm Chicago Mix, likely to do well.

THE TEMPTATIONS ‘Look What You Started’ (Motown ZT 41734)
Remixed by Gail ‘Sky’ King, this throatily masculine vigorous frisky 118-0bpm soul chugger now comes across as house tempoed, and has added keyboards by David Cole of 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican just to do it properly (Piano Dub too), to terrific effect.

JAMES BROWN ‘She’s The One’ (Urban URBX 13)
Previously undiscovered, it seems, this typically funky 0-114-115¼-114½-117½bpm male version of Marva Whitney’s ‘He’s The One’ is joined on 12 inch by the old jerkily jittering 102⅔-104½-102⅔-105-103⅔-103⅓bpm ‘Funky President (People It’s Bad)’, jazzily rambling largely instrumental 0-95⅓-96-95⅓-95-96⅔-98-98⅔(“hit it”)-100⅔(“ain’t it funky”)-101⅓-99-100⅓-101⅓bpm ‘Funky Drummer’, and the latter’s new loop edited 98⅔-0bpm Bonus Beats Reprise, all in fact the source of much used break beats.

CANDIDO ‘Jingo’ (HardCore HAKT 9)
Inevitable reissue of the 0-120⅓-121-121½bpm percussively pattering 1979 treatment, the one that most influenced Jellybean, of Michael Olatunji’s latin-jazz classic, still a party pleaser.

THE HITMASTERS ‘S.A.W. Mix 1’ (Quazar Records QUAT 5)
Rod Gammon-produced strong 119bpm “soundalike” medley of the recent hits by Bananarama, Sinitta, Rick Astley, Mel & Kim and Samantha Fox that have made Stock Aitken Waterman into living legends.

BOMB THE BASS ‘Beat Dis (Extended Dis)’ (Rhythm King DOOD 12001)
The same pressing as the US import, this derivative though exciting (0-)113¾-0bpm M|A|R|R|S-style volume pumper grabs bits and beats from all sorts of current clichés (including “this is a journey into sound”) to end up better than most of its type (edit/bonus beats flip). Pump that bass!

RIO RHYTHM BAND ‘Cuban Jackin’’ (Baad! Records BD 666, via 0908-647632)
Four-track EP produced in Milton Keynes by DJ Eddie Richards, one side at 33⅓rpm and one at 45rpm, with this latin-jazz flavoured 0-116⅓bpm nagging jitterer, the sample-spiked volume pumping smooth house 0-120¼bpm NOIZ INC ‘Y’Ready’, muttering acid house 118¼-0bpm MYSTER-E ‘Page 67’, and trickily started rap ‘n scratch 103¼-0bpm SINDECUT ‘Sindecut’s Kickin’ Yeah!’. Interesting.

HEAVY D & THE BOYZ ‘Overweighter’ (Uptown/MCA Records MCAT 1229)
The official new Heavy D release, coinciding with their UK tour, a buoyantly jumpy 0-97⅙bpm jolter based on the Jackson 5’s ‘ABC’ rhythm, with Simon Harris’s previously announced but long awaited 0-98-97½bpm dialogue overlaid and much scratched ‘Mr Big Stuff (The Final Slamdown)’as flip.

SPARKY D ‘Throwdown’ (US B Boy Records BB-10-77)
Pleasant 102½bpm gently swaying though scoldingly toned Roxanne Shanté-style female rap based on Boz Scaggs’ attractive oldie of the same name (in three mixes).

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS ‘All Our Love’ LP (MCA Records MCF 3409)
The gradually building, tapping then jogging insistent 106bpm soul wriggler, ‘Lovin’ On Next To Nothin’’ as of last week was actually getting more Black Music DJ plays than the obviously included current rolling 108⅓bpm ‘Love Overboard’ single, and will in fact be its follow-up.


BLACK DANCE TOP 100 – January 23, 1988

01 01 COME INTO MY LIFE (CLUB VERSION)/SIMON HARRIS MEGAMIX Joyce Sims, London 12in
02 03 I GOT DA FEELIN’/IT’S LIKE THAT Y’ALL Sweet Tee, Cooltempo 12in
03 02 LIGHTEN UP <I JUST CAN’T STOP SCRATCHIN’> (JAZZY JOYCE DUB MIX)/TIGHTEN UP <I JUST CAN’T STOP DANCIN’>/(REMIX) Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element, Breakout 12in
04 05 HOUSE ARREST (THE BEAT IS THE LAW) Krush, FON/Club 12in
05 04 JINGO (UK HOUSE MIX 1/LA CASA DE JUEGO MIX) Jellybean, Chrysalis 12in
06 21 I’M GETTING TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND/MAKE IT FUNKY Two Guys A Drum Machine And A Trumpet, London 12in
07 06 CRITICIZE (REMIX/CRITICAL MIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
08 09 GIVE IT TO ME (CLUB MIX/INSTRUMENTAL MIX) Bam-Bam, US Westbrook Records 12in
09 10 SOMETHING JUST AIN’T RIGHT/I WANT HER/MAKE IT LAST FOREVER/DON’T STOP YOUR LOVE/IN THE RAIN Keith Sweat, Vintertainment LP
10 32 ROK DA HOUSE (DEMOLITION MIX/AL’NITE AL’RITE INSTRUMENTAL) The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
11 08 WHO FOUND WHO (US CLUB MIX) Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo, Chrysalis 12in
12 54 SHE’S THE ONE/FUNKY PRESIDENT/FUNKY DRUMMER James Brown, Urban 12in
13 81 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (STREETSAHEAD MIX/MY NAME IS YOUNG, JEFFREY B YOUNG – LICENSED TO ‘ILL MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in pre-release
14 13 HOUSE ARREST (BURN DOWN THE HOUSE MIX)/JACK’S BACK (TO FRONTLINE MIX) Krush, Fon/Club 12in
15 28 I’M ALL SHOOK UP Spoonie Gee, US Tuff City 12in
16 07 BRING THE NOISE (NOISE VERSION) Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
17 39 BEAT DIS (EXTENDED DIS) Bomb The Bass, Rhythm King 12in
18 22 GOOD LOVE/I STILL THINK ABOUT YOU/HERE COMES THE NIGHT Meli’sa Morgan, Capitol LP
19 15 DEVOTION (CLUB MIX/BAM BAM’S HOUSE MIX) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
20 26 DO IT (CLUB MIX) 2 Bad 2 Mention, Intouch 12in
21 11 PLAY IT KOOL/UGLY PEOPLE BE QUIET! Cash Money and Marvellous, US Sleeping Bag 12in
22 70 I’M SO HAPPY (12” REMIX)/JUMP ON IT Walter Beasley, Urban 12in
23 — LOOK WHAT YOU STARTED (12” VOCAL/PIANO DUB) The Temptations, Motown 12in
24 76 BRING THE NOISE Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
25 52 LOVE OVERBOARD (SOS MIX) Gladys Knight And The Pips, MCA Records 12in
26 16 I LIKE TO LISTEN/DA ME MAS T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
27 27 KEEP ‘EM STEPPIN’ Non-Stop/HIT ‘EM WITH THIS/I GOT AN ATTITUDE Antionette (Hurby’s Machine), US Sound Check LP
28 33 DON’T LOCK ME OUT Terry Billy, US Atlantic 12in
29 14 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE/INSTRUMENTAL Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
30 31 ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE Frankie Knuckles/ALL DIS MUSIC Romance, ffrr 12in white label
31 25 HOW YA LIKE ME NOW (EXTENDED MIX) Kool Moe Dee, Jive 12in
32 17 SO EMOTIONAL (SHEP PETTIBONE EXTENDED REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
33 19 PAID IN FULL (THE COLDCUT REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
34 35 MY ARMS KEEP MISSING YOU (THE NO L MIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
35 46 RAW Big Daddy Kane, US Prism 12in
36 42 CAUGHT U CHEATIN’ Raze, Champion 12in
37 78 SING A SONG (BREAK IT DOWN) Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
38 18 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL (DANCE EXTENDED MIX) Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
39 43 STRETCHIN’ THE PIECES (CLUB MIX) The CCR Crew, CCR Records 12in
40 41 SAY IT AGAIN (EXTENDED REMIX) Jermaine Stewart, 10 Records 12in
41 55 LOVE IS THE ART (LOVE) Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
42 88 LET’S GET JAZZY (JAZZY THING/MY THING) Flightt, US TMT 12in
43 44 I WANT HER (EXTENDED VERSION/LP VERSION) Keith Sweat, US Vintertainment 12in
44 73 SAY YOU’LL BE Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister and Output, Sure Delight 12in
45 29 HOUSE REACTION (SCRATCH MIX/ROBIN HOOD MIX) T-Cut-F, Kool Kat 12in
46 24 IF YOU CAN DO IT, I CAN TOO!! Meli’sa Morgan, Capitol 12in
47 67 DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE/DOCTOR IN THE TRAK Coldcut featuring Plastic Man And The Plastic People, Ahead Of Our Time 12in white label
48 71 BABY WANTS TO RIDE (STEVE ‘SILK’ HURLEY CLUB MIX/X-RATED/HOUSE OF TRIX) Jamie Principle, ffrr 12in white label
49 37 DOWNTOWN (CLUB MIX) The JAMS (Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu) KLF Communications 12in
50 20 HEROIN (CLUB VERSION)/KING HOUSE HEROIN Black Britain, Virgin 12in
51 45 YOU GIVE ME SO MUCH Cousin Rachel, Supreme Records 12in
52 48 THAT’S THE WAY I CUT DJ Todd 1, US Cut Up! TBO Sound 12in
53 30 PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) (WRIT MIX) Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
54 98 FAMILY AFFAIR (LARRY LEVAN REMIX) Gwen Guthrie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
55 50 ROK DA HOUSE/LATIN BEAT REMIX The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
56 100= DANCING AND MUSIC (MUSIC PLEASE REMIX)/SUBMIT (TO THE BEAT) (ELECTRO JACK REMIX/ORIGINAL JAZZY HOUSE MIX) Groove, Submission 12in promo
57 36 THE POKE (JACKMASTER MIX/YOUR TURN TO WORK ME MIX) Adonis and the Endless Poker, DJ International Records/Westside Records 12in
58 62 LET’S BE LOVERS TONIGHT (‘THE SOLID MIX’ BY CHRIS PAUL) Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in mailing list promo
59 12 FEMALES (GET WHAT WE WANT/COOKIE MONSTER JAM MIX) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
60 68 NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP (MAMMOTH MIX)/SEPTEMBER WHEN I FIRST MET YOU Barry White, Club 12in
61 75 AND SO IT GOES Ex-Sample, US Wide Angle 12in
62 38 GOOD THANG-STONE TO THE BONE Wizzards Of Rock, Champion 12in
63 — THROWDOWN Sparky D, US B Boy Records 12in
64 63 HOUSE TRAIN (NEW YORK MIX) Risse, Jack Trax 12in
65 49 BRING THE NOISE (NO NOISE VERSION) Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
66 57 WHERE’S MY LOVE GONE (CLUB MIX) Marvin Springer, CCR 12in
67 56 LET THE SUN IN (EXTENDED REMIX) Atlantic Starr, Warner Bros 12in
68 64 NEVER GIVIN’ UP ON YOU John Paul Barrett, Westside Records 12in
69 53 BOUNCY HOUSE (BOUNCY MIX) Adrenalin MOD/JACKIN’ JAMES (CLUB MIX) Jack Factory, Warrior Records 12in white label
70 23 I WON’T CRY (THE RARE BLOCK MIX) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
71 47 MEMORY LANE/ROCK HOUSE The Microphone Prince, Magnetic Dance 12in
72 51 LET’S START LOVE OVER (EXTENDED) Miles Jaye, Fourth & Broadway 12in
73 40 GIRLS CAN JAK TOO (DANCE MIX/HOUSE MIX) Zuzan, Supreme Records 12in
74 80 FAMILY MAN (ARTHUR BAKER REMIX) Fleetwood Mac, Warner Bros 12in
75 77 POUR IT ON (CREAMY HOUSE MIX) Mason, US Elektra 12in mailing list promo
76 83 SHUT UP ALREADY! (FIERCE MIX/PIANO DUB) Pulse, Urban 12in
77 86 INSTINCTUAL (JACK LEEE FREAK MIX) Imagination, RCA 12in
78 — PARTY PEOPLE (B BOY NATIONAL ANTHEM) (CLUB RUB DUB RUB) Royal House, US Idlers 12in
79 — SKY ISLANDS Dianne Reeves, Blue Note LP
80 re DAZZ (THE DEF MIX/ORIGINAL REMIX) Brick, US Magic City Records 12in
81 60 PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
82 — SAY IT LOUD (I LIKE RAP AND I’M PROUD)/(DYNAMIX II CLUB MIX) The Third Degree, US Pandisc 12in
83 99 MOVE (RUDE BOY MIX) John Rocca, CityBeat 12in
84 69 LOVIN’ ON NEXT TO NOTHIN’/LOVE OVERBOARD/COMPLETE RECOVERY Gladys Knight & The Pips, MCA Records LP
85 — MIAMI GROOVE Betty Wright, US Ms B LP
86 re THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘N’ Chill, 10 Records 12in
87 95 NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS (with Cherrelle)/HEARSAY Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
88 re I OWE YOU NOTHING (BLUES BROS BOOTLEG BUST UP MIX)/WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS (THE FAVOURITE BITS OF YOUR HIP HOP HITS) Bros (rebuilt by the Democratic 3 featuring DJ Slack), CBS 12in white label
89 84 IT’S MY TURN Dezo Daz featuring DJ Slip, US Techno Hop Records 12in
90 — I GOT IT GOIN’ ON/ON FIRE (NEW FLAVOR) Tone-Loc, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
91 — FOR YOUR LOVE (I’LL DO ALMOST ANYTHING) Barry White, Breakout 12in
92 74 GHOST HOUSE (THE HAUNTED HOUSE MIX) The House Engineers, Syncopate 12in
93 82 I NEED SOMEBODY Kechia Jenkins, US Profile 12in
94 — MATERIALISTIC GIRL Gusto, Fourth & Broadway 12in
95 58 HEAVY VIBES (LES ADAMS REMIX) Montana Sextet, 10 Records 12in
96 85 JINGO (SPACE BASS MIX/HOUSE MIX 2) Jellybean, Chrysalis 12in
97 94 DINNER FOR TWO/OCEANS WIDE/JUST THINKIN’ ‘BOUT CHA/LOVE IS SUCH A FUNNY GAME Michael Cooper, Warner Bros/King Jay Records LP
98 re LOVE CHANGES (with Meli’sa Morgan)/LOVING YOU ONLY (with Doug E Fresh)/LOVE ME ALL OVER Kashif, Arista LP
99 — OVER YOU (with Natalie Cole)/LOVIN’ YOU Ray Parker Jr, Geffen Records 12in
100 re I AM DOWN Salt-n-Pepa, US Next Plateau 12ins


POP DANCE

01 03 COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims, London 12in promo
02 06 HOUSE ARREST (THE BEAT IS THE LAW) Krush, Club 12in
03 01 ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
04 11 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (HEAVENLY MIX) Belinda Carlisle, IRS 12in
05 04 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE/MY ARMS KEEP MISSING YOU Rick Astley, RCA 12in
06 05 JINGO (UK HOUSE MIX 1) Jellybean, Chrysalis 12in
07 02 WHO FOUND WHO Jellybean with Elisa Fiorillo, Chrysalis 12in
08 17 STUTTER RAP Morris Minor & The Majors, 10 Records 12in
09 18 RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher, EMI 12in
10 23 I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama, London 12in
11 16 ANGEL EYES Wet Wet Wet, Precious Organisation 12in
12 08 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE The Communards, London 12in
13 21 SAVIN’ MYSELF (HOT LINE REMIX) Eria Fachin, Saturday 12in
14 14 TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD New Order, Factory 12in
15 — I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany, MCA 12in
16 09 CRITICIZE (REMIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
17 10 TIGHTEN UP-I JUST CAN’T STOP DANCING Wally Jump Jnr And The Criminal Element, A&M Breakout 12in
18 31 BRING THE NOISE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
19 39 I GOT DA FEELIN’ Sweet Tee, Cooltempo 12in
20 37 I FOUND SOMEONE Cher, Geffen 12in
21 — FATHER FIGURE George Michael, CBS 12in
22 — O L’AMOUR Dollar, London 12in
23 38 SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
24 12 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL (DANCE EXTENDED MIX) Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
25 19 CHILDREN SAY Level 42, Polydor 12in
26 36 BEHIND THE WHEEL (REMIX) Depeche Mode, Mute 12in
27 24 PAID IN FULL (THE COLDCUT REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
28 25 FEMALES (GET ON UP) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
29 — ROK DA HOUSE The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
30 32 HEROIN Black Britain, 10 Records 12in
31 28 VOYAGE VOYAGE (EXTENDED REMIX) Desireless, CBS 12in
32 27 THE LOOK OF LOVE Madonna, Sire 12in
33 13 THE REAL THING Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
34 — TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne, Arista 12in
35 26 I WON’T CRY (RARE BLOCK GROOVE) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
36 35 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
37 — TIME WARP II Damian, Jive 12in
38 — I’M TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND Two Guys A Drum Machine And A Trumpet, London 12in
39 — SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart, 10 Records 12in
40 — INSTINCTUAL Imagination, RCA 12in


HI-NRG

01 02 SAVIN’ MYSELF (HOT LINE REMIX)/(BLASTER MIX) Eria Fachin, Saturday 12in
02 01 THIS GIRL’S BACK IN TOWN Raquel Welch, US Columbia 12in
03 17 BACK TO YOU Crystal In The Pink, Canadian Power 12in
04 — THE RIGHT COMBINATION Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
05 03 ALWAYS ON MY MIND (EXTENDED DANCE VERSION) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
06 05 SATISFY MY DESIRE (CRITICAL MIAMI MIX)/(ALL NIGHT REMIX) Havana, Nightmare 12in
07 04 COULD THIS BE LOVE Fun Fun, Italian X-Energy 12in
08 — THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Sandra Edwards, Bolts 12in
09 13 NO WIN SITUATION Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
10 12 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) The Communards, London 12in
11 08 A LA VIE L’AMOUR Jakie Quartz, Dutch CBS 12in
12 — SCIENCE FICTION Scott Stryker, Nightmare 12in
13 16 WASTED NIGHTS Croisette, Nightmare 12in
14 14 O L’AMOUR Dollar, London 12in
15 10 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (REMIX) Barbara Doust, Canadian Power 12in
16 19 SKY HIGH (LES ADAMS REMIX) Jigsaw, Splash 12in
17 06 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (HEAVENLY VERSION) Belinda Carlisle, Virgin 12in
18 07 YOU’RE MY RAINBOW Hazell Dean, US Disconet 12in
19 22 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
20 — DO YOU WANNA FUNK Zone Brothers, US Recca 12in
21 23 I CAN’T HELP IT (CLUB MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
22 — LOVE EMERGENCY Rachel, US Atlantic 12in
23 37 MY ARMS KEEP MISSING YOU (THE NO L MIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
24 — ALWAYS ON MY MIND (REMIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
25 28 PERFECT LOVE Linda Jo Rizzo, German ZYX 12in
26 — ALL SYSTEMS GO (EXTENDED REMIX) Donna Summer, WEA 12in
27 29 THESE ARE BRIGHTER DAYS Barbara Pennington, Nightmare 12in
28 15 (I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE) DEAD OR ALIVE Claudja Barry, US Disconet 12in
29 — EASY TO TOUCH Promise Circle, US Atlantic 12in
30 re TIME WARP 2 Damian, Jive 12in
31= — CHANGE IN ME Karen Young, US Wide Angle 12in
31= — ONE NIGHT STAND Rob Keane, Nightmare 12in
33 25 GTO (MODINA’S RED ROARING MIX) Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
34 re THOSE WERE THE DAYS Sunshine Crew & Nikki Lauren, Dutch Rams Horn Records 12in
35 11 VOYAGE VOYAGE (EXTENDED VERSION) Desireless, CBS 12in
36 — I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue, PWL Records 12in
37 27 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina, London 12in
38 — YOU ONLY YOU Tasha, Belgian ARS 12in
39 36 SPECIAL LOVE Attack featuring Sisley Ferré, Dutch Hot Sound 12in
40 — VOODOO LOVE (HOUSE MIX) Judy La Rose, Champion 12in

One thought on “January 23, 1988: Nitro Deluxe, Taylor Dayne, Risse, The Temptations, James Brown”

  1. Three future hit-making artists quietly make their debut this week: Monie Love on Jus Badd’s ‘Free Style’, Mr. C (later of the Shamen) on Myster-E’s ‘Page 67’, and – just nudging its way onto the Hi-NRG chart at #36 – Kylie Minogue.

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