BEATS & PIECES
Urban have pressed on “promo” copies of a four-track 12 inch that contain two tracks each from their new ‘James Brown’s Funky People (Part 2)’ and ‘Urban Classics 2’ LPs, respectively 1972’s brassily burbling and tumbling (0-)96½-96-94½-97bpm Hank Ballard & The Midnight Lighters ‘From The Love Side’, 1970’s piano nagged rolling and preaching 0-99½-100-100½-0bpm Myra Barnes ‘The Message From The Soul Sisters (Parts 1 & 2)’, 1972’s squeaky early Jackson 5-style Foster Sylvers ‘Misdemeanour’, 1971’s glorious blue-eyed Philly soul swinging 117½-115½-115-116bpm The Mob ‘I Dig Everything About You’… WEA have now promoed Terrajacks ‘Houseplan’, a frenetic samples studded choppily jumping jangly 0-122¾-123-0bpm volume pumper that’s already been white labelled around Merseyside for months… Double Trouble (his mum knows him as Leigh Guest) has created a megamix for Syncopate, the 0-118-117½-117-117½-0bpm INSYNC 1, combining Brass Construction ‘Movin’’, Chris Paul ‘Turn The Music Up’ and Carol Cayne ‘What My Love Can Bring’… Warner Bros are preparing an album of remixed oldies by Chaka Khan, ‘I’m Every Woman’ being remixed by Dancin’ Danny D, ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Frankie Knuckles, ‘Slow Dancin’’ by Hank Shocklee amongst others… Steve Walsh, always one to say things for effect, actually confirmed to me that he was born in Walsall, but quite rightly his mum should know and she tells me that he was London born and bred – however, his Irish born dad did live for years in Walsall… Les Adams at Norbury’s Sussex Tavern, only a music pub and not a vast great place, raised £1,310 in just two hours for Steve Walsh’s family trust – mind you, he sold even the shirt off his back to do so!… Les has also just created a full 24 track remix of the Funky Worm ‘Hustle! (To The Music)’ but for Disco Mix Club release only – a bit of a breakthrough, the very first mix they have featured done from master tape rather than disc… Marshall Jefferson is doing a house remix of ‘Somebody Save Me’ as the follow-up for By All Means… Jellybean’s still only promoed ‘Coming Back For More (Part 1)’ is now also in a more smoothly jiggling 114½-0bpm vocal version gruffly nagged by Richard Darbyshire from Living In A Box… 88 Light + Sound Show, the annual PLASA equipment exhibition this year is at Olympia 2 in West London’s Hammersmith Road from Sunday to Wednesday, September 11-14, discount £2 advance booking forms having to be returned by August 19 – to get yours, contact PLASA, 7 Highlight House, St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, Sussex BN21 3UH (otherwise it’s £5 on the door)… Edinburgh DJ Donald Hughes, the Steve Walsh lookalike ‘Shuggy Bear’ pictured by this column back in January, still presents the Radio Forth Dance Chart on Saturdays 8-9pm, and now hosts a Sunday 2-4pm ‘The Scottish Chart’, compiled from retail sales in – you guessed – just Scotland… Lindsay Wesker has moved with Kiss Records and Goodfoot Promotions to Unit 14, Backstock Mews, Backstock Road, London N4 (01-359 2969)… Marie Birch’s new Sound Promotions address is 31 Norfolk Place, London W2, and not as misprinted last week (when it should also have been Gipsy Kings, Yello, Dave Ball, Blue Moderne, S’Xpress, Fon Force, etcetera – well, it’s probably my fault for delivering the copy late!)… Monday (August 1 – what, August already?) finds Liverpool’s Mardi Gras having another No Sell Out night, number 8, the monthly pack jammed underground house/rap/funk/reggae/soul event, while up at Darlington’s Zhivagos a £3 North East Frontline jam has the Wee Papa Girl Rappers and a DJ cast list including Hutchy, Alex Lowes, Herbie Mack spinning jazz/soul/rare groove… Swansea’s soul boyo Jeff Thomas also now hikes on Tuesdays to 5th Avenue at Torquay… Dorothy turns out to be two white girls and their reggaefied single is of Prince ‘Still Waiting’ rather than Diana Ross’s ‘I’m Still Waiting’ – which latter is what the white label promo called it… NANU NANU!
STEVE WALSH ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (Party For The World)’ (A1 Records 12A1 304, via PRT)
Quite a revelation, the late and sadly missed giant amongst DJs sounds far more polished than before on a tasteful and really excellent long smoothly flowing (0-)111bpm revival of McFadden & Whitehead’s singalong soul anthem, starting off with doodling piano before being presented as a live performance with the crowd support increasing as Steve breaks halfway into some rap and a “party for the world” call and answer session (including an inevitable though brief “you wot, you wot?” exchange), so good that it would have been a smash regardless of the circumstances – the flip’s jiggly lurching 97bpm ‘I’ll Keep On’ is less remarkable but especially ironic.
JO ANN JONES ‘Share My Joy’ (Champion CHAMP 12-81)
Sybil’s producer James Bratton has followed the example of Jellybean and Hurby ‘Luv Bug’ Azor by assembling an upcoming ‘The James Bratton Project’ on which his creations are performed by individually credited different artistes, first UK release from it being this excellent striding 116½bpm bubbly kicker (dub/edit too) with rippling vibes and cooing girls behind the superbly soulful unhurriedly wailing Jo Ann, a voice that’ll drive those with a taste for the old style wild!
LONGSY D. + CUT MASTER M.C. ‘To The Rhythm’ (Big One VV BIG 10)
Creating the maximum rhythm from the minimum ingredients of a resonant bass thrummed madly jaunty 93⅓-93½-93¾bpm syncopation, cutting in the Upsetters’ ‘Return Of Django’ and James Brown’s ‘Funky President’ amongst others (Dub Rap Mix/Bonus Beats flip), these beat bouncing reggae hip hoppers claim to be “like Zanussi, the appliance of science” – I’ll drink to that! Stay still if you can!
RICK CLARKE ‘Love’ (WA Records WAT 2, via Jet Star)
Another beauty from Britain’s under-rated Rick, an attractive tenderly muttered and crooned breathy gentle 0-93½-0bpm bubblingly percolated swayer with a superb lightly scatted and wailed climax, crying out for radio play – thanks to wrongly hand written white labels, this I reviewed in haste for Music Week under what turns out to be the B-side’s title, ‘Get Busy’ an infectiously jiggly 94½bpm light bumper, that also is superbly sung, making a great value double-sider. His last similarly rave reviewed ‘I’ll See You Along The Way’ proved to be a steadily selling hit but suffered in The Club Chart because it wasn’t serviced to tunnel vision mailing list DJs, so I hope this one does better, right?
JAMES BROWN ‘Static (F.F. Remix)’ (US Scotti Bros 4Z9 07863)
Included also in its Album Version, in which form it was his Full Force-created LP’s hottest dance track, this deliberately surface noise crackled chanting and grunting infectious jiggly (0-)109bpm funk jitterer is now in both this augmented but not dissimilar remix and a more dubwise exciting “The 8 minute FULL FORCE def mix”, jerkily rambling without much of Mr. Brown but with some added rap (not for airplay!), scratches and sampled drop-ins (Full Force scatted and chanted scrappily jolting 0-98½bpm ‘Godfather Runnin’ The Joint’ too). Let’s hope the UK 12 inch due next week isn’t a cock up like ‘I’m Real’, and leaves on both new versions.
NORMAN COOK ‘It Began In Africa’ (Urban URBX 23)
With a deep voice regularly intoning “it began in Africa, it began with percussion, the jungle beat” and suchlike in documentary style, this brilliantly assembled 0-109-109⅝-109¾-109-0bpm megamix is a journey through rhythm, or more particularly through tribal drums, James Brown, Jackson Sisters, Maceo And The Macks and more, episodically and then all mixed up together. On white label only at the moment, it’s a must.
PHOENIX ‘Everybody (Get Loose)’ (Urban URBX 22)
One of the best volume pumpers in a while, this Damon Rochefort co-created subtly sampled 118-0bpm pastiche of many disco oldies revolves around a hook line concocted from an interweaving of Tony Rallo’s ‘Holdin’ On’ and Aleem’s ‘Get Loose’ (with a more percussively instrumental 118bpm Bam Bam Mix flip).
TERRY BALDWIN (HOUSEMASTER) FEATURING BUD LATOUR ‘Delta House’ (Kool Kat KOOL T 21)
‘Dragnet’ introed then acid synth looped (0-)123½-123¾bpm jittery jumping trotter with the repetitively stuttered question “Excuse me sir, is this the Delta House?”, coupled by the aggressive title stuttering 123¼-0bpm ‘Do You Wanna Dance?’ with acid synth before the rhythm lifts into plonking piano, and Martin Luther King stuttered thudding sulphuric 123-123½-0bpm ‘I Have A Dream’ (all three from the current hot import four-tracker), plus here the substituted Suburban Boyz’ squeakily synthed thumping 121½-0bpm instrumental ‘Insane’.
SALT-n-PEPA ‘Shake Your Thang’ (ffrr FFRX 11)
A proper rap instead of ‘Push It’-type pop, this E.U. accompanied and ‘Funky President’ guitar sampling go go-ish 102⅚bpm jiggler is a rewrite of the (credited) Isley Brothers’ ‘It’s Your Thing’, flipped by the more frenetically rapping and James Brown ‘Ants’ scratching 110⅔bpm ‘Spinderella’s Not A Fella (But A Girl DJ)’ (both in three mixes).
THE ROCKAWAY THREE ‘It’s Your Thing’ (Urban URBX 18)
Produced by Norman Cook but apparently put together by his Hull colleague Roy Neave, this cleverly creates a consistent lyric out of an old sermon by the Rev Hurricane Jones which is woven through the Isley Brothers’ juddery 0-104⅓-104⅔-0bpm remade ‘It’s Your Thing’ rhythm with real Marva Whitney drop-ins and other effects (it’s the same tune as Salt-n-Pepa’s newie), the Reverend preaching through the less prominent 0-102¾-0bpm flip beat on the flip’s ‘Do Your Thing’ and acappella-ish Sermon versions.
THE EXPLOSIONS ‘Shuffle Bump (Dig This)’ (Greedy Beat Records RIP 004)
Now perhaps Pasadenas inspired, rather good excitingly frantic 0-125bpm “live” flavoured shouting brassy James Brown-ish Seventies funk pastiche, a proper original recording rather than a sampled mix-up (instrumental flip).
CURTIS MAYFIELD ‘Move On Up (Full Length Version)’ (Curtom 12CUR 101, via Ichiban/PRT)
Squeakily whinnied frantic 143½-138½-137-136½-0-144½-139-140-138bpm racer with flying bongos pattering through brassy blasts and tinny strings, coming to a dead stop halfway before building back up to carry on instrumentally, a classic floorfiller from 1970 when people danced to the beat of the music without classifying it so much by tempo.
JOYCE SIMS ‘Love Makes A Woman (Extended Mix)’ (London LONX 183)
Disappointingly pedestrian thudding and chugging 115⅔bpm Phil Harding & Ian Curnow remix of her revival of Barbara Acklin’s glorious and still far superior 1968 fingersnappin’ soul swinger, which thankfully the flip’s 115⅔bpm LP version more closely resembles – I’m not biased by Barbara’s original being one of my all time faves, anyone with ears can hear that even Joyce’s LP mix has much more class, the side to get this single for, Jimmy Castor contributing some snorting sax (frantic 149½bpm ‘A Change In You’ too).
GWEN McCRAE ‘Eighties Lady’ (The Dance Yard Recording Corporation YARD T1)
Slightly Jocelyn Brown-ish chugging wriggly 107⅔-107⅓bpm jiggler by the stridently insistent veteran Miami Beat soulstress, her previously promoed and scheduled ponderously lurching ‘Generate Love’ now being relegated to the flip in its promo B-side’s possibly preferable more solid brassily jiggling 107½bpm Wise Move Mix (as it turns out to be called).
MILLIE SCOTT ‘To The Letter’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 107)
Pleasantly attractive calmly soulful 104bpm gentle jogging swayer, somewhat bland, flipped here by her current US single’s sassily jiggling Jocelyn Brown-ish 109bpm ‘Keep It To Yourself’ and dull jittery cantering 114½bpm ‘It’s My Life’.
CITY HEAT ‘City Heat (London Kick Mix)’ (Crash Recordings CHS 12 3287)
Tube train, cocktail bar and traffic effects spiced swaying sultry 0-90½-0bpm “jazzy soul” jogger, smokily emoted by Sade/Cleo Laine-ish Joanna Law over her Funky Ginger brother Simon’s sinuously lurching backing, with what sounds like some Satchmo drop-ins (starker James Brown-sampling slinky 89½-0bpm T.U.F.F. F.F. Mix and similar instrumental 90-0bpm Love Baby Love Mix too), all remixes of a promo from last summer, due commercially now – like so much else on pre-release – on 8.8.88.
VERTICAL HOLD ‘Summertime’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 109)
Cameo-ish breathy jerkily jolting (104-52-0-)103½-0bpm go go hip hop type seasonal wriggler breaking through jangly piano to some rap by Angie B, here in apparently a slightly extended main vocal A-side mix plus the import’s Jazz Time Instrumental and Percapella (Arthur Baker’s involvement as producer being less great than the UK label copy suggests).
B.V.S.M.P. ‘I Need You’ (Debut DEBTX 3044)
Originally out in March, when it was ignored by the hardcore crowd for being just too wimpily like ‘I Need Love’, this LL Cool J inspired lead-switching plaintively soulful (0-)101⅚bpm jiggly rolling rap ballad began by being a smash in Germany and now presumably has started to be a pop hit here on the heels of its overall European success.
TOP BILLIN’ ‘Naturally’ (Rapsonic DOPE T1)
Kev One (ex-Krush) and The Don (both now members of the Overlord X posse) plus DJ Mastermix (ex-Cookie Crew) combine on the Dance Yard Recording Corporation’s rap label to sing their own collective praises to a fast sparsely jiggling 121½bpm bumpy James Brown based groove (jolting slow 0-99/49½-0bpm ‘Never’ flip), not bad, not brilliant.
HONEY ‘The Acid Test (Totally Tripped Out Club Dub)’ (Instant INST 9, via Red Rhino/The Cartel)
19 year-old clubber creating her own bubbling, burbling and swimming 123¾-124-0bpm acid groove, with Herb Alpert-like trumpet and orgasmic panting washing through the fluctuating frequencies on the basically instrumental A-side, something of a grower, her Underwater Vocal on the piano augmented (0-)123¾-0bpm flip being less impressive.
JUST-ICE ‘Na Touch Da Just’ (US Fresh Records FRE-80122)
New York City’s rap scene finally tips over into pure unadulterated reggae, with the KRS-One co-created raspingly toasted and shouted disjointedly strung together 84-0-87⅙-0-86½-0-85-86bpm medley of well known rhyddims (not for airplay at the very end, just as it goes into a dub finish), but it’s back to straight angrily shouting rap ‘n’ scratch for the jolting 0-95½bpm ‘Freedom Of Speech’ flip.
MASTERS OF CEREMONY ‘Dynamite’ (US 4th + B’way BWAY 4010)
Likewise alternating American and West Indian accented raps, this set by Grand Puba Maxwell Dixon, DJ Shabazz and Dr Who has the brilliant “every posse make a move” tongue-twisting reggae 99¾-0bpm ‘Master Move’, girls backed jauntily grooving 0-94⅔bpm ‘Rock With The Master’, lovers rock-ish swaying 88-0bpm ‘Redder Posse’, stark chugging and cutting 101¾-101⅔bpm ‘One To The Knot’, densely scratched currently 12-inched 106½bpm title track, old (but re-done?) reggae-rap 92½-0bpm ‘Sexy’, lurching 93¼-0bpm ‘Keep On Moving’, anti-drugs 0-92-0bpm ‘Cracked Out’, percussively jiggling and scratching 96½bpm ‘Rock Steady’.
VARIOUS ‘Out To Lunch With Ahead Of Our Time’ (Ahead Of Our Time A HOT1 4U)
This eight-track “double album” of Coldcut productions and re-cuts is divided between hip hop and acid house, their own wittily titled (0-)98¼bpm COLDCUT ‘Not Paid Enough’ being everything they added (Ofra Haza included) to ‘Paid In Full’, but minus any trace of Eric B & Rakim, hotter hip hop than the funkily drummered rambling (0-)102½-102⅔-0bpm FLOORMASTER SQUEEZE ‘Kick Out The James (Again)’, jolting rap (0-)99¾bpm BASS INC. ‘Gaugin’ The Bass’ and (0-)98½-0bpm SWITZCH ‘So Rock (Recut)’, while there’s an acidically remixed 117½-0bpm COLDCUT featuring YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION ‘Doctorin’ The Trak’, percussively striding (0-)116⅓bpm GOD & THE PROPHETS ‘Work Me Trak’, stuttery sizzling 120½-0bpm SWEET TOOTH SONNY ‘Acid Drops’ and sulphuric (0-)122½-0bpm ACID ANT ‘Stepper’. Confusingly these last two, the hottest acid tracks, had the artistes’ names swapped the other way around when they appeared on the previously reviewed ‘Hot Plate 4’ EP.
SYBIL ‘Can’t Wait (On Tomorrow)’ (US Next Plateau Records Inc NP50081)
James Bratton-produced ticking and talking started then thumping and cooing 119bpm backbeat smacker, with a cantering Hi-NRG-ish undertow building quite infectiously through jangles and tinkles as it progresses (in four mixes) – I managed to resist buying it for several weeks until now as it does seem to be getting unavoidable reaction.
BURRELL ‘Burrell’ (US Virgin 1-90890)
Identical New York twins Ronald and Rheji Burrell don’t sound to my mind particularly original or talented, their unexceptional hoarse voices becoming quite tedious through a whole album, but they’re selling this LP especially for the dated synth accented pleasantly rolling 90¾bpm ‘Calling’, jumpily wriggling jittery 109¼bpm ‘Dominate Me’ and their UK issued plaintively worried jittery rolling 111¼bpm ‘I’ll Wait For You (Take Your Time)’. Otherwise, they’re perhaps slightly Colonel Abrams-ish on the muttering urgently cantering 116½bpm ‘I Really Like’, forcefully galloping 121bpm ‘Trust In The Music’, speedily racing 0-118bpm ‘Gonna Make You Dance’, and fairly dull on the groaningly laboured (0-)65¼bpm ‘Sunshine’, tenderly doodling 38/74bpm ‘Let Me Love You Tonight’, crawling 42½bpm ‘One And Only Lady’, painfully off-key 76bpm ‘No Greater Love’.
ADONIS (featuring MC Kodak) ‘H.O.U.S.E.’ (AnXious Records/Black Market Records BLMK 002, via PRT)
Frankie Knuckles-produced melodically pulsing cymbal schlurped and bass bubbled 124½bpm cantering Hi-NRG leaper with nagging mournful male vocals at times (in three mixes).
KIKKIT ‘Love Fixation (Club Mix)’ (Republic Records LICT 002)
Produced by M-D-Emm, this ‘Pump Up The Volume’ tempoed 116½bpm funkily bounding strider is supposedly influenced by the early Eighties output of such New York disco labels as West End and Prelude, not that anything specific leaps to mind despite some sample-type drop-ins (Dub Mix/Radio Edit flip).
SCHOOLLY D ‘Smoke Some Kill’ (Jive JIVET 178)
Stark joltingly juddering 96½bpm tale by the Philadelphian rapper about a visit to New York City and smoking dope, with fierce scratching and some violent edits (inst/Radio Edit too), plus the ‘Mr Big Stuff’ answering loosely drumming, cutting and chattering (0-)98-0bpm ‘Mr Big Dick’, not entirely for airplay!
UNSTOPPABLE featuring MC Blue & DJ Loose ‘Unstoppable (Blueski Mix)’ (The Talent Works 12SN 1)
Instrumentally started jerkily jittering 105bpm drum tapped densely textured bass boomed brassy groove featuring James Brown-scratching DJ Loose, fast talking MC Blue and former Light Of The World/Beggar & Co trumpeter Kenny Wellington (in three mixes), all recorded and scratched live without electronic sampling.
KASH ‘Rock Da Bass (Da Klub Mix)’ (1st Bass RUFF 1, via Big One 01-486 5353)
Jittery 0-104bpm nasal rap, bass synth snarled though surprisingly thin sounding considering its clichéd “bass” subject matter – I had to turn down the treble! – flipped by the jerky stark 0-103½bpm ‘Come Get Some’ (both in two mixes).
KENI STEVENS ’24-7-365 (Remix)’ (Debut DEBTX 3051)
Totally ignored dead slow 82½/41¼bpm smoocher with some nice mellow sax, flipped by the double deckered 104½bpm ‘Who’s Been Loving You’, in which tensely worried ethereal vocals float over a rolling rhythm that seems on a separate lower plane.
NAJEE ‘Personality’ (EMI-Manhattan 12MT 47)
Mushy chorus cooed pleasant sinuous gently jiggly 101bpm soprano sax jazz-funk jogger like a lightweight Grover Washington Jr, flipped by his old 46½-93bpm reading of Anita Baker’s ‘Sweet Love’ and meandering 95⅔-0bpm ‘Najee’s Theme’.
RHYTHM MODE D featuring MAXINE RICHARDS ‘Love Is In The House’ (Blue Chip BLUE CHIP 1T, via The Cartel)
Prominent drums throbbed (0-)121¾-0bpm speedy driver in what seems to have become the pop-slanted “Midlands style” of house, with Krush-like female vocal, stutters and samples, or a washing machine synth sizzled ‘Acid In The House’ version which isn’t quite nasty enough to be truly acieed.
M.C.-X ‘Buggin’ Out The House’ (Direct Injection DIMC 1, via PRT)
Derivative ‘Doctorin’ The House’-type fast 124bpm bumpily jittering flyer with some sampled voices and male/female rap swimming through the beat (edit too, and female rapped limp 112bpm ‘Rappin’ To The L.O.V.E. Groove’), on a new label offshoot of Beserkley.
RIFIFI featuring The Shadow Man ‘Shaft’ (Tent TENT T6)
Propaganda’s Andreas Thein sticks quite close to Isaac Hayes’ original in an electronically skittered (0-)123¾-0bpm modern treatment that seems rather soon after the last more exciting hit revival by Eddie & The Soul Band.
NOVEMBER ONE ‘Get Closer (Straight Mix)’ (Epic NOV T2)
Patrisha Clarke-led UK pop-soul outfit with a backbeat thudding (0-)114½-0bpm snappily juddering derivative jitterer, repetitively creating a sense of plaintive urgency and not much else.
CHAPTER AND THE VERSE ‘All This And Heaven Too (Club Mix)’ (Rham! RS 8801, via Red Rhino/The Cartel)
Juddering wriggly 109½bpm jitterer by a Manchester trio on a Merseyside label, insensitively bellowed and wailed by sometimes painfully off-key Viv Dixon, actress/singer formerly with 5th Of Heaven (dub/edit flip). As it’s been on white label for ages, you’d have thought they might have made it sound better in the meantime.
ERIC B & RAKIM ‘As The Rhyme Goes On (Pumpin’ The Turbo – Chad Jay In Effect)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 106)
Murkily meandering 0-92⅓-93¾-0bpm oldie (never one of their hot LP tracks), resurrected yet again by Sefton The Terminator’s human beatbox and Chad Jackson’s transformer scratching added in less than full effect, for marketing purposes.
THE CLUB CHART – July 30, 1988
01 01 ROSES ARE RED Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers, MCA Records 12in
02 02 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) (PREDORA/FREE-STYLE SAX MIXES) The Funky Worm, FON 12in
03 03 TRIBUTE RIGHT ON (THE Q STREET MIX) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
04 07 FOLLOW THE LEADER Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
05 04 TURN IT UP Richie Rich, Club 12in
06 11 I’M TOO SCARED (R&B MIX) Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
07 05 RIGHT BACK TO YOU (EXTENDED MIX)/ONE KISS WILL MAKE IT BETTER (HOUSE MIX) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
08 23 PUMP UP LONDON (CLUB MIX) Mr Lee, Breakout 12in
09 21 SHAKE YOUR THANG/SPINDERELLA’S NOT A FELLA (BUT A GIRL DJ) Salt-n-Pepa featuring E.U., ffrr 12in pre-release
10 13 JIBARO (ENGLISH/SPANISH VERSIONS)/THE FUTURE EDITION Electra, ffrr 12in
11 08 (LET’S ALL GO BACK) DISCO NIGHTS Jazz & The Brothers Grimm, Ensign 12in
12 10 WAP-BAM-BOOGIE Matt Bianco, WEA 12in
13 09 NIGHT OF THE LIVING BASEHEADS/COLD LAMPIN WITH FLAVOR/TERMINATOR X TO THE EDGE OF PANIC/CAUGHT, CAN WE GET A WITNESS?/BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS Public Enemy, Def Jam LP
14 06 DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE/PROPHETS OF RAGE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
15 33 DON’T BE CRUEL (EXTENDED VERSION) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
16 22 HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU’VE GOT (CLIVILLES & COLE REMIX) Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Manhattan 12in
17 14 SUPERFLY GUY S’Xpress, Rhythm King 12in
18 16 PUSH IT Salt-n-Pepa, Champion 12in
19 15 SURE BEATS WORKIN’ (IT’S A TRIP MIX) Beats Workin’, ffrr 12in
20 24 TALKIN’ ALL THAT JAZZ/FLOAT ON/IN FULL GEAR Stetsasonic, Breakout LP
21 12 CAR WASH/IS IT LOVE YOU’RE AFTER Rose Royce, MCA Records 12in
22 26 OOCHY KOOCHY (F.U. BABY YEAH YEAH) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
23 17 IN MY DREAMS (CLUB REMIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
24 41 BIG FUN Inner City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records LP/12in promo
25 19 ACID OVER (TYREE/HEAVENLY/PIANO ‘MATEY’ MIXES) Tyree, ffrr 12in
26 50 OVER LIKE A FAT RAT El Bee & Tee, Zoo Experience Records 12in
27 20 DBC LET THE MUSIC PLAY/SALLY Stetsasonic, Breakout 12in
28 30 PUSH IT (FULL LENGTH REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
29 36 REACH OUT, I’LL BE THERE (PHIL HARDING & IAN CURNOW ’88 MIX) Four Tops, Motown 12in
30 29 FAIRPLAY Soul II Soul featuring Rose Windross, 10 Records 12in
31 28 HEAT IT UP Wee Papa Girl Rappers featuring 2 Men And A Drum Machine, Jive 12in
32 — LIKE DREAMERS DO (THE FREEWAY MIX) Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
33 48 EVERYBODY (GET LOOSE) (BAM BAM MIX) Phoenix, Urban 12in promo
34 32 STATIC (PART 1 & 2)/ SHE LOOKS ALL TYPES A’ GOOD/CAN’T GIT ENUF James Brown, Scotti Bros LP
35 25 GO ON GIRL Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
36 18 OFF ON YOUR OWN (GIRL) (STREET MIX/REMIX) Al B. Sure!, US Warner Bros/Uptown 12in
37 31 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU (TAKE YOUR TIME) (DANCE MIX) Burrell, 10 Records 12in
38 35 ABC The Mafia, BBH Records 12in white label
39 65 (I’VE GOT A) FEELING/MY MAMA AND PAPA ALWAYS TOLD ME (CLUB REMIX) Deluxe, The Dance Yard Recording Corporation 12in
40 — DO THAT AGAIN (CLUB VERSION) Blue Moderne, US Atlantic 12in
41 56 RELEASE YOUR BODY (MAYDAY MIX/RELEASE THE ACID MIX) Bang The Party, Warriors Dance 12in
42 39 HEAT IT UP (KEVIN SAUNDERSON REMIX) Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
43 53 SHARE MY JOY Jo Ann Jones, Champion 12in mailing list promo
44 49 WE’VE GOT THE JUICE (FRESH SQUEEZED MIX) Derek B, Tuff Audio 12in
45 44 DANCE WITH THE DEVIL (BALEARIC/CULT MIXES) The Project Club, Supreme 12in promo
46 59 BACK TO THE BEAT (WITH ‘THE SOUND’)/THE SOUND (ACID REMIX) Reese & Santonio, ffrr 12in
47 55 SET IT OFF/ON THE BUGGED TIP Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ LP
48 57 IT’S BEST TO BE A GIRL Syn-Dee, Virgin 12in mailing list promo
49 45 SLAM!/WE ARE PHUTURE Phuture, US Trax Records 12in
50 52 HARD TO THE CORE London Rhyme Syndicate, Rhyme ‘N’ Reason 12in
51 60 LOVE FIXATION (CLUB MIX) Kikkit, Republic Records 12in promo
52 88 PUMP UP CHICAGO/PUMP UP LONDON Mr Lee, US Trax Records 12in
53 43 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ (THE AFRO ACID REMIX) Mory Kante, London 12in
54 62 ARE YOU LONELY?/TRYING TO HOLD ON Randy Brown, Threeway Records 12in
55 27 GOOD LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Meli’sa Morgan, Capitol 12in
56 re KING OF THE BEATS Mantronix, US Capitol 12in
57 89 DELTA HOUSE/DO YOU WANNA DANCE?/I HAVE A DREAM Terry Baldwin (Housemaster) featuring Bud Latour, US Future Sound Records 12in/Kool Kat promo
58 — OFF ON YOUR OWN GIRL (REMIX) Al B. Sure!, Warner Bros/Uptown 12in
59 70 WE CALL IT ACIEED D Mob, ffrr 12in promo
60 71 NICE ‘N’ SLOW (EXTENDED VERSION) Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
61 — STATIC (F.F. REMIX/THE 8 MINUTE FULL FORCE DEF MIX) James Brown, US Scotti Bros 12in
62 — FROM THE LOVE SIDE Hank Ballard & The Midnight Lovers/MISDEMEANOUR Foster Sylvers/THE MESSAGE FROM THE SOUL SISTERS (PARTS I & II) Myra Barnes, Urban 12in promo
63 — IN MY DREAMS (THE RAPID EYE MIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
64 68 SOMEBODY SAVE ME/LET’S GET STARTED NOW/I’M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU/YOU DECIDED TO GO/I SURRENDER TO YOUR LOVE/I BELIEVE IN YOU By All Means, US Island LP
65 40 WHAT GOES AROUND/HUNGRY/WATCHING YOU/EASIER SAID THAN DONE Loose Ends, Virgin LP
66 34 GENERATE LOVE (CLUB/WISE MOVE MIXES) Gwen McCrae, The Dance Yard Corporation 12in promo
67 76 INTRODUCTION Goldtop, GEE st Records 12in
68 61 JUST GOT PAID Johnny Kemp, CBS 12in
69 64 K.I.S.S.I.N.G. (THE HEAT OF PASSION MIX) Siedah Garrett, Qwest 12in
70 42 TO THE LETTER Millie Scott, Fourth & Broadway 12in mailing list promo
71 re MY PART OF TOWN (RUTGER ‘RUTTI’ KROESE REMIX) Tuff Crew, Dutch Rhythm Records 12in
72 81 EVERLASTING (12” MIX)/THIS WILL BE Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in promo
73 98 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ (MORY’S HOUSE REMIX) Mory Kante, London 12in
74 — (WHAT CAN I SAY) TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
75 — I’LL HOUSE YOU Jungle Brothers, US Idlers 12in
76 86 THE ONLY WAY IS UP (SPENG) Yazz and the Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
77 — THAT SHIT’S WILD Dr Derelict/BANGO ACID Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson/FEELS GOOD/ART OF ACID/NEVER GONNA CHANGE Mr Lee/I GOT A BIG DICK/FEEL THE MOOD Maurice Joshua/BOX ENERGY DJ Pierre/SLAM/SPANK-SPANK Phuture/70TH & KING DRIVE/HOT HANDS Hot Hanas Hula/CITY HALL Six Brown Brothers/I’LL MAKE YOU DANCE/JACKIN TALL Lidell Townsell/HELLO LOVER V L & The Porch Monkeys (‘Acid Tracks Volume 2’), Serious LP
78 83 LOVE MAKES A WOMAN (LP VERSION)/(HARDING & CURNOW EXTENDED MIX) Joyce Sims featuring Jimmy Castor, London 12in promo
79 — I NEED YOU (EXTENDED VOCAL VERSION) B.V.S.M.P., Debut 12in
80 re GALAXY (STAR PATROL SAYS “MIX IT DOWN”)/COME ON DOWN TO LOVE STREET (ON A ROCKET MIX) Love Street, Parlophone 12in
81 — ACID MAN (ORIGINAL/HAPPY MIXES) Jolly Roger, 10 Records 12in
82 66 BEATIN’ THE HEAT (122 BPM IN THE SHADE) Jack ‘N’ Chill, 10 Records 12in
83 54 STAY AWAY Hotline, Rhythm King 12in
84 — NIGHT TRAIN/KEEP ON DRIVIN’ T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in promo
85 — CAN’T WAIT (ON TOMORROW) (CLUB MIX) Sybil, US Next Plateau Records Inc 12in
86 — GET BUSY/LOVE Rick Clarke, WA Records 12in white label
87 72 ALL IN VAIN (LONDON MIX) JM Silk, Jack Trax 12in
88 75 SLAUGHTERHOUSE (STRAITJACKET REMIX) The Funky Ginger, B/Ware! Records 12in
89 38 LOOSEY’S RAP (RIX MIX/LOOSEY’S HOUSE OF TRIX MIX/MARLEY MARL MIX) Rick James featuring Roxanne Shanté, Warner Bros 12in
90 51 HITTRAX II (COOL J TRAX/WORK MY BODY REMIX) House Gang, Kool Kat 12in
91 — COMING BACK FOR MORE PART 1 Jellybean, Chrysalis 12in mailing list promo
92 — ACID DROPS/DEEP/ACID ANT ATTACK/STEPPER Acid Ant/Sweet Tooth Sunny (‘Hot Plate 4’), Ahead Of Our Time 12in limited edition
93 84 TEDDY’S JAM Guy, US Uptown/MCA Records LP
94 — MEGABLAST (HIP HOP ON PRECINCT 13) Bomb The Bass featuring Merlin, Mister-Ron Records 12in mailing list promo
95 — THERE’S A BEAT GOING ON (THERE’S A HOUSE GOING ON RE-RECORDING) London Beat, AnXious 12in
96 67 THIS IS HOUSE MUSIC/HERE WE GO AGAIN Full Effect, Bass Records 12in
97 — MACHINES/WHATCHA TRYIN’ T’ DO T’ ME Laurent X, US House Nation EP
98 — TURN THE MUSIC UP (EXTENDED VERSION) Chris Paul, Syncopate 12in
99 63 RISING TO THE TOP/MAKES YOU WANNA Pieces Of A Dream, US EMI-Manhattan LP
100= — NA TOUCH DA JUST Just-Ice, US Fresh Records 12in
100= — PUSH IT (NOISE BOYZ/ALAN COULTHARD REMIXES) Salt-n-Pepa, Champion 12in
01 03 PUSH IT (REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr/Champion 12in
02 04 ROSES ARE RED Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers, MCA 12in
03 02 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
04 01 I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros, CBS 12in
05 09 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
06 08 DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
07 16 SUPERFLY GUY S’Xpress, Rhythm King 12in
08 05 NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Glenn Medeiros, London 12in
09 07 CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder, CBS 12in
10 10 MAYBE (WE CAN CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
11 06 THE TWIST (YO, TWIST) Fat Boys & Chubby Checker, Urban 12in
12 18 MONKEY George Michael, Epic 12in
13 — I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P., Debut 12in
14 19 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) The Funky Worm, FON/WEA 12in
15 13 VOYAGE VOYAGE (BRITMIX) Desireless, CBS 12in
16 11 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) Pasadenas, CBS 12in
17 14 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (SATURDAY NIGHT REMIX) Barbara Doust, Saturday 12in
18 — (LET’S ALL GO BACK) DISCO NIGHTS Jazz & The Brothers Grimm, Ensign 12in
19 17 WILD WORLD Maxi Priest, Ten 12in
20 12 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
01 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
02 THE TWIST (YO, TWIST) Fat Boys & Chubby Checker, Urban 12in
03 I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros, CBS 12in
04 PUSH IT Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
05 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
06 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
07 CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder, CBS 12in
08 DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
09 I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P., Debut 12in
10 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
01 01 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (SATURDAY NIGHT REMIX) Barbara Doust, Saturday 12in
02 02 THE LOVE I LOST Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
03 07 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, US Island 12in
04 03 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
05 05 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
06 06 SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE Shooting Party, Lisson 12in
07 04 REACH OUT Romi & Jazz, Arishma 12in
08 10 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
09 08 EVERLASTING LOVE (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sandra, Siren 12in
10 26 THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond, EMI 12in
11 21 IT’S NATURE’S WAY (NO PROBLEM) Dollar, London 12in
12 20 MULTIMEGAMIX (BOYS/HOT GIRL/SEXY GIRL/KISS ME) Sabrina, Spanish Blanco Y Negro 12in
13 09 VOYAGE VOYAGE (BRITMIX) (PETE HAMMOND & PETE WATERMAN REMIX) Desireless, CBS 12in
14 12 YOU’RE A TIME WASTER Croisette, Nightmare 12in
15 13 POPCORN M&H Band, French Family 12in
16 11 CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder, CBS 12in
17 — THE LOCO-MOTION (THE KOHAKU MIX) Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
18 28 LOVE IS THE GUN (STREET LATIN WOLFF 3) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
19 15 HOT FOR YOU Lorraine Scott, Canadian Slak 12in
20 35 SYMPTOMS OF TRUE LOVE (THE SYMPTOMATIC DANCE MIX) Tracie Spencer, Capitol 12in
21 16 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
22 36 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) (EXTRA BEAT BOYS REMIX) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
23 23 OUT OF CONTROL Monica Reed, Nightmare 12in
24 17 NAUGHTY BOY Macho Gang, Nine O Nine 12in
25 25 DON’T TALK ABOUT IT Hot & Cold, Italian Lomardoni 12in
26 29 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT Jon Otis, Splash 12in
27 30 FLAMES OF LOVE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
28 22 OVER YOU (DJ MIX) Wendy, Chartflow-UK 12in
29 18 CHAINS OF LOVE (TRULY IN LOVE WITH THE MARX BROS. MIX) Erasure, Mute 12in
30 — ONLY MEN Shy Rose, Swiss Fantasy International 12in
31 14 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE Quantize, Passion 12in
32 24 DOCTOR’S ORDERS Lisa Carter, Parlophone 12in
33 33 BOYS AND GIRLS Mandy, PWL Records 12in
34 39= I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
35 37 FOR YOU Sisley Ferre, Dutch Hotsound 12in
36 31 WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE Gloria Brooke, Blue Moon 12in
37 19 HOT STUFF Boys From Brazil, German Ariola 12in
38 — EMOTION Jakie Quartz, Dutch CBS 12in
39 39= ROCK ME BABY Lysa Lynn, US Emergency 12in
40 — THE RACE Yello, Fontana 12in promo