June 4, 1988: Will Downing, Glen Goldsmith, E.U., London Rhyme Syndicate, Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo

BEATS & PIECES

TONY BLACKBURN was abruptly replaced by Andy Peebles last Thursday at Radio London, ahead of his planned departure date, which will leave him more time in which to check out America’s oldies radio stations prior to joining Capital Gold in July … Roger Scott in turn is quitting Capital Radio after all these years to take over the Saturday afternoon ‘Stereo Sequence’ on Radio 1 from Johnnie Walker, who is moving to the Radio Radio satellite service … Mick ‘Loadsamoney’ Brown may have knobbed me off on ‘Night Network’ but he’s made up for it since, possibly over using on Capital Radio my “oh get off/not again” Hammapella from LA Mix’s remix (it really is very strange driving around and suddenly hearing my own voice unexpectedly on the radio!) … Pete Waterman’s Saturday afternoon Radio City show is being networked across most ILR stations from July, when split frequency broadcasting becomes widespread … Tony and Christine Prince of the Disco Mix Club held their annual barbecue and tennis tournament two Sundays ago, with great food and good fun for all — see the photos to get the flavour! … The Mafia ‘ABC’ is possibly the best limited circulation white label mixer since Coldcut’s ‘Hey Kids What Time Is It?’ — created by an anonymous Torbay lad, it in similar 111-0-102-102⅔bpm style starts with Nina Simone ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ and then blends the Jackson 5 ‘ABC’ with James Brown ‘Funky Drummer’ before combining Public Enemy’s “bass how low can you go” with Cheryl Lynn ‘Encore’ (with a monotonous piano looping 118½bpm ‘Gismo’ flip by JFK) … Eric B & Rakim’s brand new MCA Records debut on June 20 will be ‘Follow The Leader‘, a typically toned fast talking 110-0bpm densely rumbling strange swirler with dramatic slabs of “strings” in the backing —meanwhile, Fourth & Broadway’s rival release of the murkily meandering 0-92⅔-92¾-0bpm ‘As The Rhyme Goes On (Pumpin’ The Turbo — Chad Jay In Effect)‘ has Sefton The Terminator’s human beatbox and Chad Jackson’s transformer scratches but still sounds tired … GQ’s ‘Disco Nights (Rock Freak)’ from 1979 is the next retrospective remake, as the rap augmented 120½bpm Jazz & The Brothers Grimm ‘(Let’s All Go Back) Disco Nights‘ on Ensign … Ten City’s totally remade seven inch is indeed beefily concise, on the 120¼-120bpm ‘Right Back To You’ and especially the 0-104bpm ‘One Kiss Will Make It Better’ … Ellis, Beggs & Howard (whose ‘Big Bubbles, No Troubles’ was recently reviewed) turn out to be vocalist Austin Howard with ex-Kajagoogoo guitarist Nick Beggs, and keyboardist Simon Ellis … Tim Palmer at CityBeat has been badgering Sleeping Bag Records for over a year to remix Dinosaur L’s ‘Go Bang’ (which he released here), and is not entirely happy that the Todd Terry Project ‘Bango’ (on Sleeping Bag) amounts to that remix, so he’s rushing a UK remix of ‘Go Bang’ by Hard Times Productions instead … Byron Byrd of old US funk group Sun turns out to have produced Blaztzone, and owns Blip Blop Records plus a 24-track recording studio in Plumstead, South-East London! … B/Ware, the label that now has Pablo, is tying in with Crash Recordings to release The Funky Ginger ‘Slaughterhouse’ fully here on June 13 … Ian Levine is considering buying Soho’s liquidated Record Shack shop now that Bluebird have dropped their option … Morgan Khan’s ambitious plans for the UK Fresh 88 hip hop extravaganza seem to have scaled down in size, it now being held just on August 6 in a tent on Wormwood Scrubs in West London (mind you, the tent holds 10,000 — I hope security is good!) … South Eastern Disco Association has its annual SEDA 88 disco exhibition this Sunday (5) at Gravesend’s Woodville Halls, noon-6pm … Robbie Vincent starts weekly this Thursday (2) at Bagshot’s Pantiles (no T-shirts for some reason) … Friday (3) finds Eon Irving and DJ team Pleasure funking Vauxhall’s The Arch for a Pleasure Dome … Saturday (4) Paul Oakenfold and Manchester’s Mike Pickering (with T-Coy) kick off Trip, at London’s Charing Cross Road Astoria for the next five Saturdays … M-D-Emm actually list my review’s beats per minute on their label now, right down to the fractions — a first, and why not? … Les Adams has swapped his old 8 track sequencer for a 24 track computer sequencer, his latest studio equipment acquisition — ‘Check This Out’ in fact only cost £58 to record, the price of two reels of tape! … GET OFF!


DISCO MIX CLUB recently moved into a brand new purpose designed office building, just off the A3 to the west of Slough by Exit 7 of the M4, with three studios and warehousing downstairs and the office suites above — not that you’d know it looking at this! Tony Prince seems to have the whole building to himself, while DMC’s star mixers tower over him, (l to r) Ben Liebrand, Les Adams, Paul Dakeyne, plus new recruit John Cecchini (personality DJ of 1986/7, his role will be more administrative).



BEN LIEBRAND, Holland’s star remixer, has been busy beefing up the beats of two established pop classics. Now the B-side of Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me?’ on 12 inch, TAJA SEVELLE ‘Love Is Contagious (Ben Liebrand Remix)’ (Paisley Park Records W8127TX) becomes a brightly uptempo 111¼-0bpm canterer with the original slow waltz-type beats behind her delicate vocal filled in by S-Express-ish hissing hi-hat and tumbling percussion (the remix that first surfaced on the Disco Mix Club subscription service), while PHIL COLLINS ‘In The Air Tonight (Extended Version)’ (Virgin VST 102) is likewise filled in by a lazily chugging 0-94½-0bpm rhythm (flipped by Phil’s own more gently augmented 47¼/94½bpm ’88 Remix, and the old brassily lurching 106bpm ‘I Missed Again’). Taja in particular is causing a sensation, bringing the once sweet slow song a whole new lease of life as a much in demand dancer.


LES ADAMS has already remixed an alternative very different more loosely striding 119¼bpm L.A. MIX ‘Check This Out (The Salt Lake City Mix)’ (Breakout USAF 629) — so called because it incorporates noises from the Osmonds’ ‘Crazy Horses’! — this version, you may be relieved to hear, being without my “heckling”, although the 12 inch does include the Hammapella from which radio stations are already rather over-using MC Jammy Hammy’s isolated “get off”, “oh get off” and “oh not again” catch-phrases! There’s also a new Lyn Collins ‘Think’-sampling 117¼bpm Bonus Beats, plus the original 117-0bpm Fierce Vocal and Sweaty Cuban dub. Incidentally, the ultra-commercial 117½-0bpm seven inch version, which so catchily combines all the best bits with my own modest contributions (naturally I’m not biased!), is the one that’s turned it from a dance hit into a pop smash … and is not available in any even remotely similar form on either 12 inch.


JOLLEY HARRIS JOLLEY set out to rival Stock Aitken Waterman as a producing/writing/remixing team and seem to be fast achieving their aim. Matt Aitken was in fact a school chum of the two Jolleys and lived with them until early last year! Seen here as the latest faces behind the names on the labels, Brian Harris (left) owned the Music Machine dance record shop in Leeds before he started writing songs for Chappell Music, and then plugging for the Sonet label. Anna Jolley actually had a huge Continental hit around 1979/80, ‘Like They Do In The Movies‘, sung solo as Anna. Mark Jolley was a bassist, and sound engineer at Trident Studios (the Jolleys are no relation of onetime Imagination producer, Steve Jolley). The threesome united two years ago to form their production company Reproduction Ltd, which debuted with Exception’s ‘Slap You Back‘ (featuring Anna’s vocal) on CityBeat, since when they have steadily increased in reputation producing Patrick Boothe, Emma, Glen Goldsmith (their biggest success to date), Shirley Lewis and newcomers Reid, plus remixing material by Barry White, Chic, Mica Paris, Swimming With Sharks, and Brenda Russell (her upcoming ‘Gravity‘).


HOT VINYL

WILL DOWNING ‘In My Dreams (Club Remix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 104)
His album’s tripping swayer remixed by Will in London to beef up the now more thudding 0-110⅘bpm beat, and emphasise the lovely lush wordless shimmering harmony surges which are its main attraction, reminding me of something from a Busby Berkley soundtrack of the Thirties (in three mixes).

GLEN GOLDSMITH ‘What You See Is What You Get’ (RCA GG 3)
Jolley Harris Jolley-created percussively started thudding frantic nervily churning 119½bpm update in a way of the Change ‘Searching’ tempo (inst flip), certainly a change of pace for pop star Glen.

E.U. ‘Da’Butt (Radio Mix)’ (Manhattan 12MT 43)
Seemingly bigger at weekenders than in more intimate clubs, this Marcus Miller produced jauntily bumping 97-97½bpm go-go jiggler from Spike Lee’s ‘School Daze’ movie is a US smash, with catchy “when you feel that notion put your backfield in motion” and “sexy sexy” chants (also in Ray Bardini’s actually shorter 96⅔bpm Extended Soundtrack Version, and a jerkily edited 96⅓-97-97⅙bpm B-Boy Mix dub).

LONDON RHYME SYNDICATE `Hard To The Core’ (Rhyme ‘N’ Reason LRS 001)
West London rare groove rap, with Public Enemy-ish the Playboy Prinz and KG-Deno angrily fast talking over a rumbling jittery 102-0bpm bass bumped backing created by DJ D out of elements from Gwen McCrae, Benny Golson, Kool & The Gang and more (inst flip), nervily exciting stuff.

KOOL G. RAP AND D.J. POLO ‘Poison (Hip Hop Version)’ (US Prism PS 2019)
Marley Marl presumably pillages various old funk grooves to create the individual ingredients of this nervily jittering 105½bpm jiggly fast talking rap, with nagging noises reminiscent of ‘Cross The Track’ (in three mixes), obviously a hot one.

SKINNY BOYS ‘Get Pepped’ (US Jive/Bush Records 1107-1-113)
Stand by for yet another Lyn Collins ‘Think (About It)’-cutting jitterer, this angry 112bpm rap fitting right in with Rob Base and Roxanne Shanté, actually as flip to the hero-identifying jiggly jolting sparse (0-)96⅔(-0)bpm ‘I Wanna Be Like‘ (both in three versions).

EPMD ‘Strictly Business’ (US Fresh Records LPRE-82006)
Lazily drawling sometimes Jamaican accented downtempo raps, a refreshing alternative to Run-DMC’s old fashioned shouting, with the JBs ‘Monaurail (Part 1)’-based 0-91⅔bpm ‘Let The Funk Flow’, ‘I Shot The Sheriff’-based 96⅓bpm title track, Steve Miller Band ‘Fly Like An Eagle’/Kool & The Gang ‘Jungle Boogie’-based 93¾bpm ‘You’re A Customer‘, The Whole Darn Family ‘Seven Minutes Of Funk’/Marva Whitney-based (0-)102bpm ‘It’s My Thing‘, Zapp ‘More Bounce To The Ounce’-based (0-)99⅔bpm ‘You Gots To Chill‘, Jimmy Castor ‘It’s Just Begun’/Kashif ‘The Mood’-based slithery scratching 0-109⅔bpm ‘DJ K La Boss‘, shuffling 105⅓bpm ‘I’m Housin’‘, “get offa my tip”-type 0-85⅙bpm ‘Get Off The Bandwagon‘, conversational 0-86⅚bpm ‘Jane‘, and (a brand new dancestep rival to Pee Wee Herman) 88½bpm ‘The Steve Martin‘. Do the Jerk!

DEREK B. ‘Bullet From A Gun’ (Tuff Audio DRKLP 1)
It would be nice to hear rapping D. Boland going on about something other than himself, his reputation, and his critics, just once in a while! Those tend to be his topics in the ‘Cold Sweat’-ish 111⅓bpm ‘We’ve Got The Juice’, sinuously judderingly (0-)96½bpm ‘Power Move‘, slinkily rolling 90⅓bpm ‘Success‘, funky drummered (0-)104⅓bpm ‘Human Time Bomb‘, ponderous (0-)87⅔-0bpm title track, slow 84bpm ‘Alright Now’, rocky 102⅓bpm ‘All City’, hit 0-102bpm ‘Bad Young Brother’, 0-97⅓bpm ‘Good Groove’, and 0-102⅔bpm ‘Get Down’. But he is British!

WHITNEY HOUSTON ‘Love Will Save The Day (Extended Remix)’ (Arista 611 516)
It having taken a while for a 12 inch remix to be approved, this juddery lurching (0-)116-0bpm effort by Ric Wake is considerably slower and nothing like as frisky as the original Jellybean-produced 120-0bpm breezily flying original album version (with Roy Ayers’ vibes given far more prominence) that is already selling on possibly preferable seven inch (Arista 111 516), both flipped by her slushy 0-29/58bpm ‘Hold Me’ duet with Teddy Pendergrass.

NU SHOOZ ‘Should I Say Yes? (Club Mix)’ (Atlantic A9108T)
Mantronik is little heralded as the remixer of this girl sung sweet unhurried cool 98bpm Loose Ends-ish subdued tapping calm jogger (dub/inst too), coupled here with ‘MonteCarlo Nite‘, a relaxed informal gently chugging (0-)105⅓-0bpm organ instrumental.

JOHNNY KEMP ‘Just Got Paid’ (CBS 651470 6)
Teddy Riley co-produced trickily introed but then snappily strutting Keith Sweat-style 116½-0bpm infectiously building jerky funk canterer (dub/inst flip), never really the import hit it could have been.

BLAZE ‘Can’t Win For Losin’ (Kevin Hedge Mix)’ (US Quark QX 010)
Typical mournfully soulful 118½bpm bounding New York “garage” house, a proper song with brassy accents, cooing harmony support and a jangling piano break followed by conversational chatter over chicken scratch guitar (plus four more instrumental/dubwise mixes), all satisfyingly understated and rhythmically rather reminiscent of Archie Bell.

PHUTURE ‘We Are Phuture’ (US Trax TX 165)
Selling far more for the fierce flip’s DJ Pierre co-produced seriously sulphuric weazling 126bpm instrumental ‘Slam!‘ and drumkit hissed stuttering 129bpm ‘Spank-Spank‘, this Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson-mixed less exciting 126bpm rambling acid “sizzler” has Darryl Lewis’s moaned and muttered vocals between bursts that aren’t bad.

PIECES OF A DREAM ‘Ain’t My Love Enough (12″ Version)’ (US EMI-Manhattan V-56090)
Bass tugged go-go hip hop tempoed half-steppin’ 100bpm jiggly lurcher with some wailing tight choppy vocal interplay, infectious like most things in this now well established rhythm style, co-produced by the guys with Lenny White (in five mixes).

MR LEE ‘Pump Up Chicago’ (US Trax TX 166)
Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson-mixed frantically pushing 126⅓bpm sulphuric sizzzler with brassily backed staccato chanting vocals, and a snorting 126¼-0bpm Acid Mix, the lyrics being diplomatically changed for the flip’s alternative 126¼bpm ‘Pump Up London‘ and ‘Pump Up New York‘ variations! Anthemic potential?

NEXUS 1 featuring Steve Simmons ‘Yo Body (Acid Body)’ (US Fierce Records FR 103)
“How how how, ha ha ha ha house” stuttered and “your body” repeated surging 125bpm acid adaptation of the old Marshall Jefferson idea, with a probably better sizzling sulphuric Original Body plus Nina-wailed simple Donna Summer-ish Radio, Club and Acca mixes, all mixed by Tyree.

RISEN FROM THE RANKS ‘Risen From The Ranks (Club Mix)’ (Cutt CUTT 1T)
Indeep’s ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ backing track (oh, not again!) recreated at 115¾bpm with a repetitively intoned “bass” and isolated bursts of ‘Rockit’, chatter, brassy riffs and other breaks (flipped by two Roland Rat introed 113½bpm Sampler 83 original versions), getting mailing list DJ support.

STEINSKI & MASS MEDIA featuring DJ “Sugar” Kane ‘Let’s Play It Cool’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 84)
The New York advertising man who (with original partner Double D) started the whole Coldcut style of megamixing returns with a dialogue overdubbed strange – and, to be frank, not that fantastic – rumbling and rambling ‘Rock Creek Park’-ish jiggly 0-110-0bpm groove (in three fractionally fluctuating mixes).

BIG DADDY KANE ‘Long Live The Kane’ (Cold Chillin’ 925 731-1)
Marley Marl-produced rap album with the lead-swapping nervily looping 0-112¾-113¼-113-105½-0bpm ‘On The Bugged Tip’ duet with Scoob-Lover (not for airplay), frenetic 0-118¾bpm ‘Set It Off‘, considerably altered (also not for airplay!) 111bpm ‘Raw (Remix)‘ , jerkily scratching (0-)99⅓-0bpm title track, rollingly grooving 0-100⅔-0bpm ‘Mister Cee’s Master Plan‘, Staples Singers-scratching 98½bpm ‘I’ll Take You There‘, mellow swaying 0-101bpm ‘Ain’t No Half-Steppin’‘, freakily echoing 0-93½bpm ‘Just Rhymin’ With Biz‘, over-ambitiously romantic 87bpm ‘The Day You’re Mine‘, wordily lurching 97bpm ‘Word To The Mother (Land)‘.

DENISE MOTTO ‘Totally Serious/Every Woman (Super Mix)’ (US Play House Record PHR-631)
Two continuously segued starkly thudding 124½-123¾bpm house tracks with bursts of acidic synth, some Hi-NRG singing and more than a hint of ‘Pink Cadillac’, the 122⅓-123¾-0bpm Jungle Mix side being more vocal.

ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘The Lovers (Extended Version)’ (Tabu 651595 6)
The Louil Silas Jr-mixed sinuously rolling 0-105-0bpm backbeat socking chugger (bonus beats/instrumental flip) has so far been selling more to radio listeners than to dancers, but, although routine by his standards, it does sneak up on you.


POP DANCE

SIEDAH GARRETT ‘K.I.S.S.I.N.G. (The Heat Of Passion Mix)’ (Qwest W7928T), Rod Temperton co-produced and Shep Pettibone remixed sparsely locomoting almost Eurobeat-ish (0-)118½-0bpm throbber with slinky gurgling and teasing Tina Turner-ish vocals, quite remarkably different (in four mixes, plus the more mundanely Turner-ish 117⅓bpm ‘Taboo’);

THE TIMELORDS ‘Doctorin’ The Tardis’ (KLF Communications KLF 003T), the Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu adopt yet another new guise for this 0-125½-0bpm ultimate rowdy rabble rousing amalgamation of Gary Glitter’s ‘Rock And Roll Part 1’ with Ron Grainer’s ‘Dr Who Theme’ and Sweet’s ‘Blockbuster’ (plus some similarly yobbo “loadsamoney” and “you wot?” chants);

BROS ‘I Owe You Nothing (Over 18 Remix)’ (CBS ATOMQT 4), the gruffly yelping infectious galloper re-edited on 33⅓rpm promo by Dicky Graham, Gary Crowley and Steve Shin into a marathon 18 minute 124½-124-124½-0bpm remix out of bits from several earlier versions;

THE JETS ‘Rocket 2 U’ (MCA Records MCAT 1226), US smash coolly syncopated 120½-0bpm cooingly harmonised though also staccato “mauve” snapper now instrumentally padded on slightly slower 12 inch (inst too, and 122½bpm ‘Our Only Chance’), helped by a bright video;

BLUE MERCEDES ‘Love Is The Gun (Street Latin Wolff 3)’ (MCA Records BONAX 3), with producer Phil Harding common to both, this cymbal schlurped stuttery, jangly, jittery 119⅔bpm remix of their latest pop track quite blatantly uses great chunks of Matt Bianco’s ‘Wap-Bam-Boogie’, especially in the 119½bpm Dub, making it virtually interchangeable!;

ERASURE ‘Chains Of Love (The Foghorn Mix)’ (Mute D12MUTE83), Phil Legg-mixed synth pulsed typical mournfully duetted (0-)122-121½-0-121½bpm joltingly rolling swinger, flipped by Mark McGuire and Mark (S-Express) Moore’s sparser more Seventies Giorgio Moroder-ish synth throbbed unhurriedly loping (0-)119½-0bpm Truly In Love With The Marks Bros Mix, and a starkly striding 117¼-0bpm instrumental Dangerous Mix treatment of Ennio Morricone’s ‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly‘ spaghetti western theme;

ALL SYSTEMS GO ‘Pop Muzik (Rock The Rafters)’ (Unique Records 12 NIQ-03), Robin Scott’s M oldie meets S-Express in a new poundingly chugging 0-116¼bpm remake that’s exciting in a very obvious sort of way;

DEE LEWIS ‘The Best Of My Love (Full Dance Mix)’ (Mercury DEE 312), Linda and Shirley’s session singing sister revives the Emotions’ breezily lurching 1977 classic in straightforwardly similar 0-112¾bpm style, remixed by Phil Harding;

EIGHTH WONDER ‘Cross My Heart (Dance Mix)’ (CBS 651552 6), Pete Hammond produced thudding 117½bpm jittery tripper with more rhythm than small-voiced multi-tracked singing by Patsy Kensit, due commercially in a fortnight;

LIZZIE TEAR ‘Turbo Charged (V8 Power Booster Mix)’ (EMI 12EM 59), frantic electronically jittered old fashioned noisy synth chimed and pulsed 124bpm racer, with a better Latin piano jangled infectious Turbo Litino Mix flip;

FRANKIE JOHNSON ‘T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (The Trouble Mix)’ (Polydor FJX-1), uninspired agonised bellowed 114⅓-0bpm lurching chugger spelt out by the athletic Welsh winner of 1983’s World Disco Dancing championships.


REMIXES

THE PASADENAS ‘Tribute (Right On) (The Screaming Cat Mix)‘ (CBS PASA QT1), tighter less mushy though in other respects similar 0-107bpm re-equalisation that’s probably cleaner for club use;

M-D-EMM ‘Get Busy (Give A Little More Body Action)‘ (Republic Records MDM 001R), totally different 115⅘bpm choogling brassy groove based on something maddeningly familiar, with an acidically weaving 121¾-120¼bpm Get Acidic flip;

SOUL II SOUL featuring Rose Windross ‘Fairplay (Freestyle Horns)‘ (10 Records TENR 228), even odder jaggedly lurching 0-101bpm version of the hauntingly warbled inconclusive meanderer;

BLOW ‘Go (Blow Remix)’ (10 Records TENR 219), unsympathetic frantically skittering 125-0bpm acid adaptation of the trumpet tootled instrumental, flipped by Kevin (Reese) Saunderson’s better more tightly throbbing 125bpm Detroit Remix;

JULIAN JONAH ‘Jealousy & Lies (Acid Lies Remix)‘ (Cooltempo COOLXR 157), bubbly jiggling acidic but monotonous heavy handed 119½bpm revamp flipped by the more fluidly pulsing 122bpm trumpet tootled Alkaline and Litmus Mixes;

SAMANTHA FOX ‘Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) (Full Force House Mix)‘ (Jive FOXY R9), bass boomed more spaciously flowing percussive 0-112½bpm treatment flipped by Jon Williams’ previously promoed 0-112⅔-0bpm scratching instrumental Jon’s Savage Edit;

LAVINE HUDSON ‘Intervention (Sanctified Remix)‘ (Virgin VSR 1067), hesitantly jittering much less forceful 111bpm tapping and swaying treatment exposing her gospel wailing and squeaky swooping almost too much without enough solid framework, not the remix it still needs.


THE CLUB CHART – June 4, 1988

01 02 CHECK THIS OUT (FIERCE VOCAL/SWEATY CUBAN MIX) LA Mix, Breakout 12in
02 01 DIVINE EMOTIONS (REMIX/DUB MIX) Narada, Reprise Records 12in
03 05 RIGHT BACK TO YOU (EXTENDED MIX/NY MIX)/ONE KISS WILL MAKE IT BETTER (HOUSE MIX) Ten City, US Atlantic 12in
04 07 GO ON GIRL Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
05 03 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
06 04 WALK AWAY (12” CLUB MIX HIP HOP STYLE/HOUSE MIX) Joyce Sims, London 12in
07 09 MY ONE TEMPTATION (DANCE VERSION) Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
08 08 BANGO (TO THE BATMOBILE)/BACK TO THE BEAT The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
09 06 SOMETHING JUST AIN’T RIGHT (EXTENDED VERSION) Keith Sweat, Vintertainment 12in
10 27 IS IT LOVE YOU’RE AFTER/CAR WASH Rose Royce, MCA Records 12in
11 13 FAIRPLAY Soul II Soul featuring Rose Windross, 10 Records 12in
12 11 IT TAKES TWO Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, CityBeat 12in
13 12 I’M REAL James Brown, US Scotti Bros 12in
14 17 JOY (EXTENDED REMIX) Teddy Pendergrass, Elektra 12in
15 76 MR BACHELOR (EXTENDED REMIX VERSION) Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
16 24 BACK TO THE BEAT (WITH ‘THE SOUND’) Reese & Santonio, ffrr 12in
17 25 MOVIN’ 1988 (PHIL HARDING EXTENDED MIX/THE LET’S ALL CHANT MIX) Brass Construction, Syncopate 12in
18 15 TRIBUTE RIGHT ON (THE Q STREET MIX) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
19 18 GET BUSY (IT’S PARTYTIME!) (BODY ACTION/CLUB/BUSY HOUSE MIXES) M-D-Emm, Republic Records 12in
20 29 RUN’S HOUSE/BEATS TO THE RHYME Run-DMC, London 12in
21 36 INTERVENTION (EXTENDED MIX) Lavine Hudson, Virgin 12in
22 26 GO  Blow, 10 Records 12in
23 10 A LOVE SUPREME (JAZZ IN THE HOUSE REMIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
24 23 AND THE BREAK GOES ON (THE ORIGINAL FREESTYLE GROOVE) The Break Boys, Hardcore 12in
25 32 YOU ARE THE ONE (THE REMIX) Taurus Boyz, Cooltempo 12in
26 16 PINK CADILLAC (CLUB VOCAL)/I WANNA BE THAT WOMAN Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
27 43 KEEP KEEPIN’/I’M REAL (F.F. HYPED UP MIX) James Brown, Scotti Bros 12in
28 19 THE PAYBACK MIX (COLDCUT MEETS THE GODFATHER) James Brown, Urban 12in
29 31 MERCEDES BOY (EXTENDED VERSION) Pebbles, MCA Records 12in
30 40 CAN YOU PARTY (CLUB MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
31 14 I WANT YOU BACK (PHIL HARDING ’88 REMIX/ORIGINAL) Jackson 5, Motown 12in
32 28 A DAY IN THE LIFE/WARLOCK Black Riot, Champion 12in
33 39 BUST THIS HOUSE DOWN (LES ADAMS’ TURNAROUND MIX) Penthouse 4, Syncopate 12in
34 47 ROSES ARE RED Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers, US MCA Records 12in
35 33 BAD YOUNG BROTHER (BILLY BEAT REMIX) Derek B, Tuff Audio 12in
36 20 BETCHA CAN’T LOSE (WITH MY LOVE) (LONG VERSION REMIX) Magic Lady, Motown 12in
37 — LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX) Taja Sevelle, Paisley Park Records 12in
38 38 A LOVE SUPREME/IN MY DREAMS/DO YOU?/SENDING OUT AN SOS Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway LP
39 45 MY ONE TEMPTATION (JOLLEY HARRIS JOLLEY REPRODUCTION REMIX) Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
40 21 INTIMACY (EXTENDED VERSION) St. Paul, MCA Records 12in
41 37 WE’VE GOT THE JUICE/POWER MOVE/SUCCESS/HUMAN TIME BOMB/BULLET FROM A GUN Derek B, Tuff Audio LP
42 30 PAYBACK (NORMAN COOK & STREETS AHEAD’S THE FINAL MIXDOWN) James Brown, Urban 12in
43 34 ALPHABET ST. (ALBUM VERSION) Prince, Paisley Park Records 12in
44 35 WHO’S GONNA EASE THE PRESSURE (TOWNHOUSE CUTS)/(SIZZLE HOUSE CANADIAN CLUB MIX) Mac Thornhill, 10 Records 12in
45 41 GROOVE ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Guy, US Uptown Records 12in
46 71 MUSICAL FREEDOM/DUB/JAM UP DE MUSIC Paul Simpson, Cooltempo 12in white label
47 83 DA’BUTT (RADIO MIX/EXTENDED SOUNDTRACK VERSION) E.U., Manhattan 12in
48 22 NITE AND DAY/NUIT ET JOUR Al B Sure!, Warner Bros 12in
49 50 SLOW STARTER (EXTENDED DANCE VERSION) Randy Hall, US MCA Records 12in
50 — CHECK THIS OUT (HAMMAPELLA/THE SALT LAKE CITY MIX) LA Mix, Breakout 12in
51 84 DBC LET THE MUSIC PLAY/SALLY Stetsasonic, US Tommy Boy 12in
52 — WAP-BAM-BOOGIE Matt Bianco, WEA 12in
53 44 T.D.A. (HOW MANY SUGARS) (DOUBLE TROUBLE REMIX) Dr K, I-M-W 12in mailing list promo
54 52 JUST GOT PAID Johnny Kemp, CBS 12in
55 48 ACID OVER (TYREE/HEAVENLY/SPECTRUM/PIANO ‘MATEY’ MIXES) Tyree, ffrr 12in pre-release
56 42 WOULDN’T YOU LOVE TO LOVE ME? (JELLYBEAN REMIX/JOE BLANEY REMIX) Taja Sevelle, Paisley Park 12in
57 72 TURN IT UP Richie Rich, GEE St Records/Club 12in white label
58 — ON THE BUGGED TIP/RAW (REMIX) Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ LP
59 54 GO FOR WHAT YOU KNOW (EXTENDED REMIX) Wrecks-N-Effect, US Atlantic 12in
60 67 HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU’VE GOT/WHENEVER YOU TOUCH ME/WHEN YOUR HEART SAYS YES Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Manhattan LP
61 82 GIVE A LITTLE MORE BODY ACTION/GET ACIDIC M-D-Emm, Republic Records 12in
62 63 GOT TO GIVE/(ORIGINAL JAM) Brand New Heavies, Cooltempo 12in white label
63 85 2 A.M./LOVE IS THE POWER/THIS IS THE LAST TIME/JOY Teddy Pendergrass, Elektra LP
64 59 I SURRENDER TO YOUR LOVE/SLOW JAM (CAN I HAVE THIS DANCE WITH YOU)/WE’RE INTO THIS GROOVE By All Means, Fourth & Broadway 12in
65 53 IT MUST BE RIGHT Annette Taylor, Cooltempo 12in
66 — DO THAT RIGHT (RADIO) Disco Twins & Starchild, US Twins Records 12in
67 — WILD WORLD (LONG & SAXY) Maxi Priest, 10 Records 12in
68 81 STOP THE VIOLENCE Boogie Down Productions, Jive 12in
69 — JEALOUSY & LIES (ALKALINE/LITMUS/ACID LIES REMIXES) Julian Jonah, Cooltempo 12in
70 88 SLAM!/WE ARE PHUTURE/SPANK-SPANK Phuture, US Trax 12in
71 73 DON’T TURN YOUR LOVE (DANGEROUS MIX) Park Ave. featuring Tony Jenkins, US Movin’ Records 12in
72 93 HERE WE GO AGAIN/BRAND NEW FUNK Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Jive LP
73 — FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY (DANNY D REMIX) FB3/ABELE DANCE No Smoke featuring the Addis Possi, Cooltempo LP/12in promo
74 69 SLAP HOUSE The CCR Crew, Circle City Records 12in
75 — LET THE FUNK FLOW/STRICTLY BUSINESS/DJ K LA BOSS/YOU’RE A CUSTOMER EPMD, US Fresh Records LP
76 56 ALL THIS LOVE THAT I’M GIVING/UK RE-EDIT Gwen McCrae, Rhythm King 12in
77 re DO YOU WANNA DANCE?/DELTA HOUSE Terry Baldwin (Housemaster) featuring Bud Latour, US Future Sound Records 12in
78 62 RESCUE ME/OFF ON YOUR OWN (GIRL) Al B Sure!, Warner Bros LP
79 — SOUL SISTERS Finesse & Synquis, US MCA Records 12in
80 60 SOUNDS FROM THE PINK SAND BOX (BATMAN) Emilio Pasquez, WEA 12in mailing list promo
81 58 FLY GIRL (EXTENDED VERSION) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, US Elektra 12in
82 — THE LOVERS (EXTENDED VERSION) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
83 87 LOVE STRUCK (DANCE MIX) Jesse Johnson, Breakout 12in
84 94 SAMBA SANDINISTA Split Cane, Big Life 12in
85 — MOVIN’ 1988 (LES ADAMS’ THE BRASS CONSTRUCTION RECONSTRUCTION MEDLEY)/MOVIN’ (ORIGINAL VERSION) Brass Construction, Syncopate 12in
86 — LET’S PLAY IT COOL Steinski & Mass Media featuring DJ ‘Sugar’ Kane, Fourth & Broadway 12in
87 55 SOMEBODY SAVE ME/DOES IT FEEL GOOD TO YOU/LET’S GET STARTED NOW/I SURRENDER TO YOUR LOVE/YOU DECIDED TO GO By All Means, US Island LP
88 78 THE SOUND (POWER REMIX)/THE GROOVE THAT WON’T STOP Reese & Santonio (Kevin Saunderson), Kool Kat 12in white label
89 91 SLAUGHTERHOUSE (PSYCHIATRIC/EMERGENCY MIXES) The Funky Ginger, US Easy Street 12in
90 — POISON (HIP HOP VERSION) Kool G Rap And DJ Polo, US Prism 12in
91 95 DO IT AGAIN (PART 1) 99.9%, Debut 12in mailing list promo
92 92 ON THE STRENGTH/EV’RY BODY LOVES A STAR/D.E.F. = DOUG E. FRESH/CRAZY ‘BOUT CARS/I’M GETTING’ READY Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew, US Reality Records LP
93 100= PUMP UP LONDON/PUMP UP CHICAGO Mr Lee, US Trax Records 12in
94 — MARVELLOUS The Jungle Band featuring Mickey Murray, Charly Groove 12in
95 — LOOSEY’S RAP (RIX MIX/LOOSEY’S HOUSE OF TRIX MIX/MARLEY MARL MIX) Rick James featuring Roxanne Shanté, Warner Bros 12in mailing list promo
96 — RIGHT BACK TO YOU (UK EDITED VERSION) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
97 96 BLAST THE WALLS OUT Blaztzone, Blip Blop Records 12in
98 — THE WAY WE TOUCH (EXTENDED VERSION) Clive Griffin, Mercury 12in
99 64 THE RIGHT STUFF Vanessa Williams, US Wing Records 12in
100 — ‘YO BODY (ACID BODY/ORIGINAL BODY) Nexus 1 featuring Steve Simmons, US Fierce Records 12in


POP DANCE

01 04 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
02 01 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
03 02 BLUE MONDAY 1988 New Order, Factory 12in
04 06 BAD YOUNG BROTHER Derek B, Tuff Audio 12in
05 03 PERFECT Fairground Attraction, RCA 12in
06 03 WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
07 12 CHECK THIS OUT LA Mix, Breakout 12in
08 07 DIVINE EMOTIONS (REMIX) Narada, Reprise 12in
09 16 GO ON GIRL Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
10 10 PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
11 17 MY ONE TEMPTATION Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
12 08 A LOVE SUPREME (JAZZ IN THE HOUSE REMIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
13 — SOMETHING JUST AIN’T RIGHT Keith Sweat, Vintertainment 12in
14 11 LET’S ALL CHANT (SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS MIX) Pat & Mick, PWL 12in
15 14 WALK AWAY Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in
16 19 ANFIELD RAP (RED MACHINE IN FULL EFFECT) Liverpool FC, Virgin 12in
17 — WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Wet Wet Wet, Childline 7in
18 — SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera, WEA 12in
19 09 LOADSAMONEY (DOIN’ UP THE HOUSE) Harry Enfield, Mercury 12in
20 — LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY Whitney Houston, Arista 12in


SCOTTISH DANCE

01 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
02 WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
03 DIVINE EMOTIONS Narada, Reprise 12in
04 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Wet Wet Wet, Childline 12in
05 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless, CBS 12in
06 I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama, London 12in
07 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
08 CHECK THIS OUT L.A. Mix, Breakout 12in
09 PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
10 ELECTRICA SALSA (BABA BABA) (PWL MIX) Off, Ton Son 12in


HI-NRG

01 02 WHO’S LEAVING WHO (THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN MIX) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
02 01 PINK CADILLAC (CLUB VOCAL) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
03 04 NO REGRETS Quartzlock, Reflection 12in
04 08 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
05 03 POPCORN M&H Band, French Family 12in
06 16 BOYS AND GIRLS Mandy, PWL Records 12in
07 14 HOT STUFF Boys From Brazil, German Ariola 12in
08 06 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
09 11 ELECTRICA SALSA (BABA BABA) (PWL MIX) Off, Ton Son Ton 12in
10 05 I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama, London 12in
11 40 VOYAGE VOYAGE (BRITMIX) (PETE HAMMOND & PETE WATERMAN REMIX) Desireless, CBS 12in
12 12 FOR YOU Sisley Ferre, Dutch Hotsound 12in
13 09 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
14 07 SHOW ME San, Belgian Hi Tension 12in
15 29 SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE Shooting Party, Lisson 12in
16 10 TAKE AWAY THE RAIN Sidewalk, Reflection 12in
17 — SIGNED IN YOUR BOOK OF LOVE Company B, US Atlantic 12in
18 46 COMING FOR YOUR LOVE Mitch & Melanie, US Oak Lawn 12in
19 32 NAUGHTY BOY Macho Gang, Nine O Nine 12in
20 18 BECAUSE OF YOU The Cover Girls, Ton Son Ton 12in
21 20 HONEY BEE Charlotte McKinnon, US Funhouse 12in
22 21 BLUE MONDAY 1988 New Order, Factory 12in
23 — WATCHING ME Bianca, Spanish Konga Music 12in
24 30 JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean featuring Adele Bertei, Chrysalis 12in
25 28 MIND OVER MATTER (REMIX)/LOVE IN THE SHADOWS (JELLYBEAN REMIX) E.G.Daily, A&M 12in
26 24 GIVE ME A LITTLE INSPIRATION Brenda Holloway, Nightmare 12in
27 19 AWESOME Sharon Dee Clarke, Nightmare 12in
28 15 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (REMIX) Barbara Doust, Canadian Power 12in
29 35 PERFECT LOVE (EXORBITANT MIX) Linda Jo Rizzo, Reflection 12in
30 22 THAT JEALOUS SENSATION Marsha Raven, Nightmare 12in
31 13 (I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE) DEAD OR ALIVE Claudja Barry, Blue Moon 12in
32 26 WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE (IAN LEVINE MIAMI MIX) Gloria Brooke, Blue Moon 12in
33 50 CRAZY FOR YOU Tina, Italian Five 12in
34 49 BLACKJACK Tom Cat, Italian Macho 12in
35 27 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, US Island 12in
36 37 FLAMES OF LOVE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
37 39 YOU’RE THE ONE Tapps, Canadian Boulevard 12in
38 — IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (SATURDAY NIGHT REMIX) Barbara Doust, Saturday 12in
39 — YOU’RE A TIME WASTER Croisette, Nightmare 12in
40 44 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Shezwae Powell, Nightmare 12in
41 34 I NEED MORE XS-5, VCN 12in white label
42 — LIVING FOR THE CITY Monkey Business, Italian X-Energy 12in
43 — HOT FOR YOU Lorraine Scott, US Slak 12in
44 — A LITTLE LOVE (WHAT’S GOING ON) Ceejay, US Next Plateau 12in
45 43 WAKE ME UP WHEN IT’S OVER Jimmy Ruffin, Nightmare 12in
46 36 ONE TRACK MIND Backstreet Raiders, Blue Moon 12in
47 20 BACK TO YOU (MANHATTAN REMIX) Crystal In The Pink, Reflection 12in
48 23 LET’S ALL CHANT (SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS MIX)/ON THE NIGHT Mick & Pat, PWL 12in
49 — DAYDREAM The Buckbeats, Extra 12in
50 — S.T.O.P. Samantha Gilles, Belgian Hi Tension/Italian Time 12in

2 thoughts on “June 4, 1988: Will Downing, Glen Goldsmith, E.U., London Rhyme Syndicate, Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo”

  1. Ah, “Follow The Leader” – what a masterpiece, probably my favourite hip hop track of all time. Meanwhile, Mr Lee’s “Pump Up London” arrives, complete with a lyrical namecheck for the city I was living in – there was always a little extra moment of excitement on my dancefloor when “NOTTINGHAM!” came along.

    Elsewhere in this edition of rm, Matthew Collin files a two-page report from Chicago, where he meets Marshall Jefferson, Kym Mazelle, Liz Torres, Master C&J, Bam Bam, Mike Dunn (MD III), Jamie Principle, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, Lidell Townsell… and Adonis, who takes the opportunity to stake his claim as acid’s forefather:

    “I’m the one that created the ‘acid’ sound – trust me. Check out the record “I’ve Lost Control”, we did that two years ago, Marshall [Jefferson] and I with Sleezy D. It was real underground – before its time.”

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  2. Is that smiley face on the sleeve of the All Systems Go record of all things the first contemporaneous one we’ve seen. Also The Trip is about to start (originally for 5 weeks it says here) and with Paul Oakenfold guesting – Nicky Holloway whose night it was doesn’t get a mention here.

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