August 20, 1988: Diaz Brothers, Tina B, EPMD, Nu Shooz, Johnny Kemp

BEATS & PIECES

The Urban All Stars, rather than its creator Norman Cook, turns out to be the correct label credit for the terrific ‘It Began In Africa’ megamix, finished 12 inch copies also including the Jackson Sisters’ ‘I Believe In Miracles’ and ‘When Your Love Is Gone’, and Maceo & The Macks ‘Cross The Track’ … Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will again be producing the long awaited new Janet Jackson LP … London Leicester Square’s Empire Ballroom has had another fatal stabbing, during a privately staffed function – this will not affect the Steve Walsh family benefiting Soul Night Out there this Thursday, when the myriad of PAs will include Joyce Sims, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Derek B, Glen Goldsmith, Princess, Steven Danté, Rick Clarke, Mica Paris, Pasadenas, LA Mix, Tongue In Cheek, Ruby Turner, Phil Fearon, David Grant, Sid Haywoode, Total Contrast, Krush, Jazz & The Brothers Grimm, Mirage, Simon Harris and many more (including surprises), Edwin Starr being due to lead them all in an ‘I Found Lovin’’ finale for the Radio London broadcast, the evening’s presenters including Tony Blackburn, Jeff Young, John Sachs, Mike Shaft, John Saunderson, John Ceccini, Gary Crowley and Dave Pearce … Paul Oakenfold filmed the video for Electra on Ibiza without mishap, Ben Liebrand having done a Spectrum Remix of ‘Jibaro’ … Eric B & Rakim ‘Put Your Hands Together’ has initially been remixed for the UK by Sheffield’s FON Force, apparently just one of several remixes … Longsy D + Cut Master MC have been signed by Cold Chillin’ in the US, Marley Marl remixing their earlier ‘Hip Hop Reggae’ for release there … MCA Records picked up The Kraze ‘The Party’, the exciting Balearic house raver about which I enthused some time ago, only a few (albeit major) jocks playing it so far … Republic Records have signed Phase II ‘Reachin’’ and Blaze ‘Can’t Win For Losin’’, both being remixed for the UK (along with Kikkit ‘Love Fixation’) by Blaze, who have left Quark in the States for Warner Bros … Sweatbox DJ Steve Wren has quit his day job at Polygram to become club plugger at Jive, taking up the position Jon Williams left vacant on his move to Phonogram … PRT Distribution is starting its own Nite Shift Promotion service for the benefit of contracted labels, Darren Ensom setting up the DJ mailing list on 01-648 7000 (extension 207) from September 3 … Criminal Records, the UK label that releases Tongue In Cheek, has started a club mailing list at 22-23 Red Lion Street, Holborn, London WC1R 4PS … The Dance Yard Recording Corporation has also moved to Unit 7, Grand Union Centre, West Row, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AX (01-969 2296) … RJ’s Latest Arrival’s import LP is due here imminently (EMI-Manhattan MTL 1035), Najee’s is already out (MTL 1026), as is Gregory Hines’ (Epic 461027 1) … Jeffrey Osborne’s LP is out here next week (Breakout AMA 5205), its first single here being a Gail ‘Sky’ King remix of the, to my mind not that special, ‘One Love – One Dream’ title track … Syn-Dee is touring Stockton’s Mall Tuesday (16), Sheffield’s Leadmill Wednesday (17), Manchester’s International Thursday (18) and Segers Friday (19) … Gordon Mac is Tony Monson’s guest DJ this Wednesday (17) at Chelsea Sloane Square’s Roberto’s … Double Trouble in its roadshow form consists of mainman Leigh Guest with Michael Menson and Carl Brown, mixing it up this Friday (19) at Southend-on-Sea’s Mr B’s … Gerald G Holley is acidic Saturdays at Aberdare’s Deckers (due for a £250,000 refit in the new year) … Jeff Young is so well supplied with pre-releases these days that at his Swansea Martha’s Vineyard gig he earned the nickname “JAY” (to go with Pete ‘Acetate’ Tong’s “PAT”!), his guest appearance at Jeff Thomas’s Monday soul night attracting not only myself but also MCA’s Eddie Gordon, Island’s Nigel Wilton, Jive’s Steve Wren, Virgin’s Mervyn Anthony, Marshall Arts’ Ray Edwards, Kool Kat’s Neil Rushton and Everton Webb, plus a Hotline PA, most of the “taffia maffia” including Barry Island’s Steve Wiggins and megamixing Noise Boyz – one incredulous observer wondering why Youngie attracted so much attention, a question he answered for himself when I asked if he was having a good time, as he replied, “Yeah, he’s playing great stuff!” … NANU NANU!


HOT VINYL

DIAZ BROTHERS ‘Here We Go Again (Diaz Mix)’ (US Bassment Records BM-0073)
Great for DJs in a jam, this instantly exciting 0-112¾-0bpm Craig Bevan creation combines the Lyn Collins ‘Think (About It)’ break beat popularised by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock and then Roxanne Shanté, Public Enemy’s continuously repeated title line (and some “boyee”), plus Clint Eastwood’s “do you feel lucky, punk?” dialogue (acidic Instrumental), flipped by the Zapp ‘More Bounce To The Ounce’-based 111bpm ‘We Bad (Bad Mix)’ (inst too).

TINA B ‘Bodyguard’ (US Vendetta Records VE-7004)
A&M’s US equivalent of the Breakout dance label features Arthur Baker & David Cole producing Arthur’s wife on a nastily noisy US-aimed (0-)112⅔-0bpm Janet Jackson-ish cranker, but luckily it’s in five mixes and the flip’s samples based ultra funky infectious Vocal Hip Body Mix and Hip Body Beats are just right for the UK, well worth checking.

EPMD ‘Strictly Business (12” Vocal)’ (Cooltempo/Ensign COOLX 172)
Helped immensely by ‘I Shot The Sherriff’ being slotted through it, this stutteringly remixed sinuously rolling (0-)96½-96⅓-0bpm chatting reggae-rap jiggler is in four mixes, due out fully on August 30.

NU SHOOZ ‘Are You Lookin’ For Somebody Nu’ (US Atlantic 0-86531)
Forget the Miami flavoured girl squeaked galloping (0-)120⅓bpm Club Mix and flip for Bruce Forest & Frank Heller’s 120⅓bpm Acid Shooz Mix, full of breezily dancing jittery spurting beats that fall powerfully into place out on the floor (disjointedly jolting 110½bpm ‘The Truth’ instrumental with Maceo Parker on sax, too), likely to be a surprise big one!

JOHNNY KEMP ‘Dancin’ With Myself’ (US Columbia 44-07870)
While CBS here are still creatively marketing ‘Just Got Paid’, that US smash’s follow-up (surprisingly without any Teddy Riley involvement this time) is a chunkily bumping 108⅓bpm Timmy Regisford remixed rolling message song about the beneficial clean joy of getting off just on dancing (in four mixes). Do the shag!

DAVID COLE ‘You Take My Breath Away’ (US Epic 49 07817)
Self-penned and co-produced with Bruce Forest & Frank Heller, this slow starting then pleasantly dated rather Blaze-like burbling and tumbling (0-)114¼bpm New York soul strider (in five mixes) appears to be the solo vocal debut by the normally Robert Clivilles-partnering 2 Puerto Ricans member.

MODEL 500 ‘Interference’ (US MetrOplex M-012)
‘Magic Juan’ Atkins-created sulphuric synth weazled fast though not frantic 127½bpm acid house that’s subtly fierce in effect without going mad (in two mixes), flipped by the jumpy 128½bpm ‘Electronic’, twittery 124⅓bpm ‘What’s The Game’ and bounding 128bpm ‘OK Corral’.

“J.D.” ‘Good Vibration’ (US Requestline Records RR0102)
Hauntingly strange and effective thunderously booming 0-120½-0bpm house thumper with resonant Doors-type organ chords, strangulated “get up” shouts and female title line yells, flipped by the also 120½-0bpm though different much more acidic ‘I Ain’t Gonna Wait’ (in two mixes).

MAC BAND featuring THE McCAMPBELL BROTHERS ‘Stalemate’ (MCA Records MCAT 1271)
Competent enough and perfectly pleasant if unexceptional dated Solar-style (0-)112⅓-0bpm lightly cantering swayer (in three mixes), lacking the nursery rhyme catchiness of ‘Roses Are Red’ so unlikely to crossover to a similar extent.

DR. LUV & KEV-SKI ‘I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That (Busy Mix)’ (US Zakia Records PAL-7221)
Yet another but exciting James Brown-backed 108bpm Public Enemy-type jiggler, unhurriedly rapped over the nervy dense backing mixture (in three mixes), plus the scratching punctuated rolling (0-)101⅚bpm ‘Overdose’.

NEAL HOWARD ‘To Be Or Not To Be?’ (US Future Sound Records FSR 1006)
Bad Boy Bill mixed drain gurgling machine washed simple jaunty organ piped 130¼bpm acid flier, or maybe more strictly “techno” as it features most of the ballyhooed boys from Detroit, Mayday doing a more frantic though still 130¼-0bpm mix and bonus beat, Kevin Saunderson a really flying 134¾bpm ‘Perpetual Motion‘ and Terry Baldwin a jerkily drumming piano plonked 125¾bpm ‘The Gathering‘ (in two mixes).

HANSON & DAVIS ‘Can’t Stop’ (US Fresh Records FRE-80124)
Marley Marl-remixed piano pattered and bass throbbed 118bpm repetitively moaning nervily nagging groove, floating along on its own momentum through four mixes in strong “garage” style.

TECH TRAX INC. ‘Feel The Luv’ (US nugroove NG 001)
Rheji Burrell (he’s the twin with two earrings in his left ear, none in his right) splits from brother Ronald to create a simple reedy organ backed panting and moaning 0-121⅓-0bpm house-type jiggly skittering canterer (in Body and Sex Mixes), rather perkier than anything on the ‘Burrell’ album!

LEVERT ‘Addicted To You (Club Remix)’ (US Atco 0-96624)
Featured in Eddie Murphy’s hilarious new ‘Coming To America’ movie and a fast seller as soon as it arrived on import here, this backbeat bashing jittery tugging 99½bpm jogger is full of startling juddery edits by Shayne Sealy, while Timmy Regisford, Boyd Jarvis, Merlin Bobb and Freddie Sanon are all involved in the actual remix (dub/acappella bonus beats too).

SPLATT ‘Jazzin’ Up’ (Sophisticated Noise 12 SN 1, via PRT)
Jerkily jittering 113½bpm lightweight trotter with a girl walling “Tell me whose house is this?” through the plinky plonking keyboards, like a less lush Shakatak, the white girl and her baldheaded black partner coming from Croydon (inst flip).

HOWARD HUNTSBERRY ‘Sleepless Weekend’ (US MCA Records MCA-23856)
Quite good drily tapping ‘Casanova’-ish jittery 95-0bpm strangulated swayer by the Jackie Wilson impersonator (In three mixes).

C “V” ‘Dance Baby’ (US SuperTronics RY 025)
Cultural Vibe featuring ‘Glenn Sweety G’ Toby, as they’re usually called, with a Timmy Regisford mixed monotonously nagging bass and backbeat bashed 119½bpm groove that’s more old style disco than house (in four mixes).

RAHEEM ‘Dance Floor’ (US A&M SP-12278)
Angrily churning 97-0bpm jiggly rap by a street vigilante (in three mixes), serviced to mailing list DJs rather than selling on import.

BOMB THE BASS featuring Lorraine ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ (Rhythm King DOOD 12-2)
Now it’s actually out commercially, attention will probably swing to this official A-side, the juddery 0-119¾-0bpm latin hip hop jitterer with some really shrill vocals by the Cool Notes girl, while the flip’s now Bomb The Bass featuring Merlin & Antonio credited 0-114½-0bpm ‘Megablast (Hip Hop On Precinct 13)’ is another ‘Beat Dis’-type monotonous jerky shuffler full of rather tired samples which, as Tim Simenon realises, has been overtaken by a surfeit of more recent recordings in the same style.


POP DANCE

NITZER EBB ‘Join The Chant (Burn!)’ (Mute 12MUTE64), Phil Harding mixed exciting 120½bpm house-ish angular galloper with violent shouts, plus a useful Liesl instrumental too, and more aggressively punk-ish Gold! Mix (to repeat, now in full as originally edited, my widely ignored review of w/e 10/10/87!), this suddenly having taken off in a big way belatedly with the Balearic boys, just as promo pressings have also arrived of NITZER EBB ‘Control I’m Here’ (Mute 12MUTE71), on even more angular jerkily leaping 124⅔-0bpm instrumental with an acidically spurting 124¾-0bpm B-side;

GEORGE KRANZ ‘Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 110), 1983’s exciting drum patterns vocalising 0-122½bpm surging and lurching European chugger (back then a terrific running mix with Hashim ‘Al-Naafiysh’), reissued to capitalise on London’s Balearic boom with the 121bpm Original Version and 121-0bpm Dub Version still as flip;

MAXI PRIEST ‘Goodbye To Love Again’ (10 Records TENX 238), atmospheric harmonica backed extremely lush and romantic sinuous 85bpm smoocher, a potential bum-clutching classic;

GLEN GOLDSMITH ‘Save A Little Bit’ (Reproduction GG4), Jolley Harris Jolley-produced plodding jittery jogging 98bpm swayer at the “go go hip hop” tempo, co-penned by Glen with Imagination’s Ashley Ingram, probably a safer commercial bet than his last effort, flipped by a perhaps more soulful 110¾bpm remix of the piano plonked and bass burbled wriggly ‘Give Me Your Word’;

CLIVE GRIFFIN ‘Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version)’ (Mercury STE 212), Rick Astley-ish gruffly bellowed (0-)119⅓bpm rollicking canterer with rollicking busy beats and some infectiously building reedy organ;

TONY STONE ‘Love Don’t Come No Stronger (Than Yours And Mine)’ (Ensign ENYX 617), Terence Trent D’arby-ish huskily soulful 126¾-125¾-125⅓bpm blue eyed revival of Jeff Perry’s datedly cantering swinger, with a thudding long rhythm break for most of the last half (due commercially September 5);

FOUR TOPS ‘Indestructible (Extended Version)’ (Arista FTOP 12), Phil Harding & Ian Curnow remixed not only the Tops’ old ‘Reach Out’ but also this label debut brand new thuddingly jogging 0-107⅓bpm chugger, vigorously duetted by Levi Stubbs and guest Smokey Robinson without really ever getting anywhere, flipped by Bobby Sandstrom & Steve Barri’s less cluttered 107¼bpm semi-instrumental and the Huey Lewis-prod/co-penned (it sounds it!) 123¾bpm ‘Are You With Me?’.

TELEX ‘Moskow Diskow (88 Remix)’ (German BCM Records BC 12-2102-40), train hooter punctuated frantically locomoting (0-)130¾ remix by Thomas Gesell & Willi Grossman of the Kraftwerk-ish vocodered oldie from 1979, still fresh sounding even in its original form;

EXTASIS ‘Psychedelic Jack (That’s Where It’s At)’ (Acid Jazz JAZID 3T), London’s erstwhile jazz jocks Chris Bangs and Gilles Peterson somewhat tongue in cheek (I hope!) come on like 1968’s The Doors for a spacey organ and sax doodled monotonously throbbing (0-)120¾-0bpm instrumental mantra with a brief flower power “acid” monologue midway – real Middle Earth stuff, far out man! – with a jazzier though undeveloped latin percussion 122½bpm ‘Dodgy B Side 1’;

HABIT ‘Shotgun City’ (Virgin VST 1083), sax squealed (until told to “shut up”!) double beating 114¾bpm anxiously sung throbbing chugger;

PEBBLES ‘Take Your Time (Extended Remix)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1273), ponderously plodding 99⅓bpm backbeat cranker with a busily jittering undertow and title line repeating dull if insistent song (best suited to the US, where radio seems particularly receptive to anything on MCA);

BILLY IDOL ‘Catch My Fall (Re-Mix Fix)’ (Chrysalis IDOLX 13), spasmodically spurting 130¾-130½-0bpm throbbing thudder with more aimless vigour than actual purpose (or song);

JUNIOR ‘High Life (Full Length Version)’ (London LONX 194), unhurriedly squeaked and croaked US-style 163bpm galloper, likely to bypass the soul market here and hit pop, with an emptily urgent lurching 121bpm ‘Right Back At The Start’ flip.


HI-NRG

SINITTA ‘I Don’t Believe In Miracles’ (Fanfare 12FAN 16, via PRT), Stock Aitken Waterman produced unhurriedly plaintive but busily jittering bright 120bpm pounder, not due commercially until September 12;

C.C. CATCH ‘Soul Survivor (Survivor Mix)’ (RCA/Hansa PT 42174), Germany recorded girl, popular for a while on import, debuting here with a catchy enough simple see-sawing (and SAW-ish) 119½bpm Eurobeat chugger, flipped by the more phonetically accented jauntily thumping 122¼bpm ‘Midnight Gambler‘;

SPAGNA ‘Every Girl & Boy’ (CBS SPAG T1), rock guitar yowled quite jaunty 117½-0bpm bouncily striding Eurobeat jiggler with catchily chiming chords;

DEAD OR ALIVE ‘Turn Around And Count 2 Ten (The Pearl and Dean “I Love”- BPM Mix)’ (Epic BURNS T4), frantically bounding 0-134¼bpm shouter in their by now expected zingy style, whether self-produced (as here) or produced by SAW (as before), with guitar yowled 0-130bpm ‘Something In My House’ instrumental;

JET VEGAS ‘L.O.N.D.O.N.’ (MCA Records MCAT 1266), tinny synth chorded mournfully chanted (and spelt out) rumpty tumpty 0-122bpm canterer;

JANE WIEDLIN ‘Rush Hour (Extended Remix)’ (EMI-Manhattan 12MT36), nasally whining multi-tracked ex-Go Gos girl plaintively cooing a typically American slick 142¾bpm churner, with some sharp slurring scratch-like edits;

ROMANA ‘Come Show Your Love’ (Metro Music International 12 MMI-2, via EMI), Gloria Robakowski-squawked 118-0bpm chugging jitterer in the Stock Aitken Waterman style, better than many other copyists;

STEP BY STEP ‘There She Goes (Extended Mix)’ (Splash Records CPST 1013, via PRT), trickily starting eventually thudding 119¾-119½bpm jittery galloper by some girls who I feel somehow should be singing “papa don’t weep, mama don’t weep” (whatever that was from);

STOLEN IMAGE ‘Break Every Rule’ (Bass Records BSS 12-2, via Champion), raucous gospel-ish girls hollered and wailed 0-122-0bpm bumpy jitterer with some muttering male commentary, likely to have most appeal for “diva” fans despite its probable ambition to pump up the volume;

MYDAS ‘Tonight’s The Night’ (Chartflow UK CHF 1200, via Greyhound), amateurish rawly produced jerkily galloping 125½-0bpm boy/girl duet;

JON OTIS ‘In The Middle Of The Night (Extended Mix)’ (Splash Records CPST 1012), stridently bellowed noisy 53/106-106bpm pop-rock swayer, its Hi-NRG chart piecing reflecting more on who promoted it than the music;

THAT GIRL ‘Dream Lover (Extended Mix)’ (Splash Records CPST 1011), abysmally badly sung Bananarama-ish 122¾bpm Bobby Darin revival, remixed by PWL’s Mike Duffy in on attempt to disguise the girl’s dire voice.


REMIXES

THE FUNKY WORM ‘Hustle! (Northern Soul Syndicate Mixes)’ (FON/WEA FON 15TY), Manchester’s 121bpm T-Coy Mix has — surprise, surprise! — latin piano and a percussive drive, Sheffield’s 121½bpm Funky FON Force Mix is even more percussive and funkily drummed, while Nottingham’s 122½bpm Graeme Park Mix has bouncy quite acidic synth, all being more instrumentally than vocally based;

BOBBY BROWN ‘Don’t Be Cruel (The Rapacious Mix)‘ (MCA Records MCAX 1268), solidly stomping though still strolling 105⅓bpm New York remix by Timmy Regisford and Fast Eddie;

JACQUI JONES ‘Why Should I Love You? (Double Trouble Remix)’ (GTi Records JJ001TR), Leigh Guest tones down the previously over busy backing to make a plaintively sung 111½bpm latin hip hop-ish rolling lurcher that has a much tidier new rhythm;

MILLI VANILLI ‘Girl You Know It’s True (NYC Subway Mix)‘ (Cooltempo COOLXR 170), due September 5, a fairly futile (0-)97⅚-98-97⅚-0bpm attempt to make the Numarx-covering episodic sweetly cooed and jiggly rapped swayer sound “harder”, with quotes from Public Enemy, Manu Dibango, James Brown, Dennis Edwards (the rhythm) and more, plus — can you believe? — a B-side (0-)97⅙-97½-0bpm so-called (but for from) Balearic Mix!;

SARBANI ‘(Ish Ka Deh) Marmaleh (Kevin Saunderson Techno! Acid Remix)’ (Virgin VSR 1110), “If it isn’t selling, give it on acid remix” being the prevalent line of thinking, Kevin ‘Reese’ Saunderson’s fiercely flurrying and squiggling 127¾bpm revamp still starts as innocent Punjabi pop but eventually ends up plugging ecstasy, a cynical marketing exercise I cannot recommend;

THE BLOW MONKEYS ‘This Is Your House‘ (RCA PT 42150R), although nothing on either label or sleeve says so, the press release declares this dated synth throbbed (0-)120bpm pop thudder is the Acid House Remix, unlikely to mean much at real “acieed!” venues.


THE CLUB CHART – August 20, 1988

01 01 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) (PREDORA/FREE-STYLE SAX MIXES) The Funky Worm, FON 12in
02 03 JIBARO (ENGLISH/SPANISH VERSIONS)/THE FUTURE:EDITION 1 Electra, ffrr 12in
03 05 PUMP UP LONDON (CLUB MIX/ACID DUB) Mr Lee, Breakout 12in
04 02 ROSES ARE RED Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers, MCA Records 12in
05 04 SHAKE YOUR THANG/SPINDERELLA’S NOT A FELLA (BUT A GIRL DJ) Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
06 09 DON’T BE CRUEL (EXTENDED VERSION) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
07 07 SUPERFLY GUY S’Express, Rhythm King 12in
08 20 IN THE NAME OF LOVE (CLUB MIX)/THE DREAM (1018 MIX) Swan Lake, US Bad Boy Records 12in/Champion promo
09 11 STATIC (F.F. REMIX/THE 8 MINUTE FULL FORCE DEF MIX/ALBUM VERSION) James Brown, US Scotti Bros 12in
10 19 BIG FUN/(JUAN’S MAGIC REMIX) Inner-City featuring Kevin Saunderson, US KMS 12in/10 Records promo
11 08 RIGHT BACK TO YOU (EXTENDED MIX)/ONE KISS WILL MAKE IT BETTER (HOUSE MIX) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
12 12 TURN IT UP Richie Rich, Club 12in
13 16 NIGHT OF THE LIVING BASEHEADS/COLD LAMPIN WITH FLAVOR/CAUGHT, CAN WE GET A WITNESS?/PARTY FOR YOUR RIGHT TO FIGHT Public Enemy, Def Jam LP
14 06 TRIBUTE RIGHT ON (THE Q STREET MIX) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
15 27 DO THAT AGAIN (CLUB VERSION) Blue Moderne, US Atlantic 12in
16 33 I’LL HOUSE YOU Jungle Brothers, US Idlers 12in
17 15 OOCHY KOOCHY (F.U. BABY YEAH YEAH) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
18 26 WE CALL IT ACIEED D Mob, ffrr 12in promo
19 23 LIKE DREAMERS DO (THE FREEWAY MIX) Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
20 30 OFF ON YOUR OWN (GIRL) (STREET MIX/REMIX) Al B. Sure!, US Warner Bros/Uptown 12in
21 13 I’M TOO SCARED (R&B MIX) Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
22 14 HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU’VE GOT (CLIVILLES & COLE REMIX) Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, EMI-Manhattan 12in
23 47 TALKIN’ ALL THAT JAZZ/MIAMI BASS/IN FULL GEAR Stetsasonic, Breakout LP
24 21 (I’VE GOT A) FEELING Deluxe, The Dance Yard Recording Corporation 12in
25 29 IT BEGAN IN AFRICA The Urban All Stars (Norman Cook), Urban 12in
26 22 FOLLOW THE LEADER Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
27 24 SURE BEATS WORKIN’ (IT’S A TRIP MIX) Beats Workin’, ffrr 12in
28 44 WHY (YOU COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL) Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Criminal Records 12in
29 31 EIGHTIES LADY/GENERATE LOVE (WISE MOVE MIX) Gwen McCrae, The Dance Yard Recording Corporation 12in
30 46 GET OUT OF MY HOUSE! (SPECTRUM EDIT/MUTANT VERSION) Sound Assassins, Cooltempo 12in
31 17 WAP-BAM-BOOGIE Matt Bianco, WEA 12in
32 69 SUPERFLY GUY (FLUFFY BAGEL MIX) S’Express, Rhythm King 12in
33 10 PUSH IT Salt-n-Pepa, Champion 12in
34 32 IT’S BEST TO BE A GIRL Syn-Dee, Virgin 12in mailing list promo
35 55 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ (THE AFRO ACID REMIX) Mory Kante, London 12in
36 36 THE ONLY WAY IS UP/(SPENG) Yazz and the Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
37 35 HEAT IT UP (KEVIN SAUNDERSON REMIX) Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
38 28 EVERYBODY (GET LOOSE)/(BAM BAM MIX) Phoenix, Urban 12in
39 48 THE RIGHT STUFF (EXTENDED VERSION) Vanessa Williams, Wing Records 12in
40 93 STALEMATE Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers, MCA 12in promo
41 25 DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
42 — GITTIN’ FUNKY (UK REMIX)/(US MIX) Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo 12in promo
43 45 (WHAT CAN I SAY) TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
44 80 TEARDROPS (EXTENDED REMIX) Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
45 18 (LET’S ALL GO BACK) DISCO NIGHTS Jazz & The Brothers Grimm, Ensign 12in
46 97 DIN DAA DAA (TROMMELTANZ) George Kranz, Fourth & Broadway 12in
47 61 SUMMERTIME Vertical Hold, Fourth & Broadway 12in
48 64 LET THE MUSIC (USE YOU) (CLUB MIX) The Night Writers, Jack Trax 12in
49 51 KING OF THE BEATS Mantronix, US Capitol 12in
50 re CAN YOU PARTY (CLUB REMIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
51 39 I NEED YOU (EXTENDED VOCAL VERSION) B.V.S.M.P., Debut 12in
52 57 JUST GOT PAID (THE COUNTERFEIT MIX) Johnny Kemp, CBS 12in
53 50 FAIRPLAY Soul II Soul featuring Rose Windross, 10 Records 12in
54 59 SHARE MY JOY Jo Ann Jones, Champion 12in
55 63 FEELS GOOD Mr Lee/HOT HANDS Hula/I GOT A BIG DICK Maurice Joshua (‘Acid Tracks Volume 2’), Serious LP
56 49 DELTA HOUSE/DO YOU WANNA DANCE?/I HAVE A DREAM Terry Baldwin (Housemaster) featuring Bud Latour, US Future Sound Records 12in/Kool Kat promo
57 79 REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD MIX) Phase II, US Movin’ Records 12in
58 75 GET BUSY/LOVE Rick Clarke, WA Records 12in
59 41 PUSH IT (FULL LENGTH REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
60 100= ARE YOU LOOKIN’ FOR SOMEBODY NU (ACID SHOOZ MIX) Nu Shooz, US Atlantic 12in
61 37 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU (TAKE YOUR TIME) (DANCE MIX) Burrell, 10 Records 12in
62 62 TURN THE MUSIC UP (EXTENDED VERSION) Chris Paul, Syncopate 12in
63 70 RELEASE YOUR BODY (MAYDAY MIX/RELEASE THE ACID MIX) Bang The Party, Warriors Dance 12in
64 85 THE RACE Yello, Fontana 12in promo
65 58 MEGABLAST (HIP HOP ON PRECINCT 13)/DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass featuring Merlin & Antonia/Lorraine, Rhythm King 12in
66 re IN MY DREAMS (CLUB REMIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
67 re DBC LET THE MUSIC PLAY/SALLY Stetsasonic, Breakout 12in
68 43 COMING BACK FOR MORE (PART 1) Jellybean featuring Richard Darbyshire, Chrysalis 12in
69 71 SLAM!/WE ARE PHUTURE/SPANK-SPANK Phuture, US Trax Records 12in
70 81 DANCE WITH THE DEVIL (BALEARIC/CULT MIXES) The Project Club, Supreme 12in promo
71 40 OVER LIKE A FAT RAT El Bee & Tee, Zoo Experience Records 12in
72 66 TO THE LETTER Millie Scott, Fourth & Broadway 12in
73 38 IN MY DREAMS (THE RAPID EYE MIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
74 73 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (TEE SCOTT MIX/ACID HOUSE REMIX) Eddie Stockley, Mango Street 12in
75 86 THE ART OF ACID Victor Romeo and The Move featuring Reggie Hall, US Dance Mania Records 12in
76 72 ACID OVER (TYREE/HEAVENLY/PIANO ‘MATEY’ MIXES) Tyree, ffrr 12in
77 34 REACH OUT, I’LL BE THERE (PHIL HARDING & IAN CURNOW ’88 MIX) Four Tops, Motown 12in
78 98 NIGHT TRAIN/KEEP ON DRIVIN’ T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
79 90 WHAT GOES AROUND/WATCHING YOU/LIFE/EASIER SAID THAN DONE Loose Ends, Virgin LP
80 re CALLING/GONNA MAKE YOU DANCE/DOMINATE ME Burrell, Virgin LP
81 67 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER/THE R/MICROPHONE FIEND/TO THE LISTENERS Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records LP
82 84 STRICTLY BUSINESS (12” VOCAL) EPMD, Ensign 12in promo
83 — YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY (12” VERSION) David Cole, US Epic 12in
84 53 SET IT OFF/LONG LIVE THE KANE Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ LP
85 54 ACID MAN (ORIGINAL/HAPPY MIXES) Jolly Roger, 10 Records 12in
86 82 TO THE RHYTHM Longsy D. + Cut Master MC, Big One 12in
87 re MUSICAL FREEDOM (FREE AT LAST) (DANCIN’ DANNY D & PABLOVIA RABAN REMIX) Paul Simpson, Cooltempo 12in
88 92 GENERATE LOVE (CLUB/WISE MOVE MIXES) Gwen McCrae, The Dance Yard Corporation 12in promo
89 — ECSTASY (WHEREVER YOU MAY BE)/O-O-O/TRACK THIS/COME ON LET’S JAM Adrenalin M.O.D., MCA Records 12in promo
90 99 CITY HEAT (LONDON KICK MIX) City Heat, Crash Recordings 12in
91 83 ABC The Mafia, BBH Records 12in white label
92 96 MACHINES (APOCALYPSE MIX)/WATCHA TRYIN’ T’ DO T’ ME/12 A.M. Laurent X, US House Nation Records 12in
93 — INTERFERENCE Model 500, US MetrOplex 12in
94 68 ADDICTED TO YOU (CLUB REMIX) Levert, US Atco 12in
95 78 JOIN IN THE CHANT (BURN! PHIL HARDING REMIX/LIES! INSTRUMENTAL) Nitzer Ebb, Mute 12in
96 — HERE WE GO AGAIN (DIAZ MIX) Diaz Brothers, US Bassment Records 12in
97 — THE PARTY (CLUB MIX) Kraze, US Big Beat 12in
98 — TO BE OR NOT TO BE? (BAD BOY BILL MIX) Neal Howard, US Future Sound Records 12in
99 re THE ONLY WAY IS UP (THE BAM BAM REMIX/THE UP UP UP MIX)/BAD HOUSE MUSIC Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
100 — FEEL THE LUV (BODY MIX) Tech Trax Inc., US nugroove 12in


POP DANCE

01 01 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
02 03 THE LOCO-MOTION Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
03 02 SUPERFLY GUY S’Xpress, Rhythm King 12in
04 05 I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P., Debut 12in
05 08 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) The Funky Worm, FON/WEA 12in
06 07 YOU CAME Kim Wilde, MCA 12in
07 04 PUSH IT (REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr/Champion 12in
08 06 ROSES ARE RED Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers, MCA 12in
09 — REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE (’88 REMIX) Four Tops, Motown 12in
10 13 PUMP UP LONDON Mr. Lee, Breakout 12in
11 18 SHAKE YOUR THANG Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
12 — JIBARO Electra, ffrr 12in
13 09 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
14 14 MAYBE (WE CAN CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
15 11 MONKEY George Michael, Epic 12in
16 15 CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder, CBS 12in
17 10 I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros, CBS 12in
18 16 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) Pasadenas, CBS 12in
19 12 DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
20 19 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in


DEEJAYS CHART

01 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) The Funky Worm, FON/WEA 12in
02 PUMP UP LONDON Mr. Lee, Breakout 12in
03 ROSES ARE RED Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers, MCA 12in
04 TURN IT UP Richie Rich, Club 12in
05 SHAKE YOUR THANG Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
06 JIBARO Electra, ffrr 12in
07 BIG FUN Inner City, 10 Records 12in
08 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU (TAKE YOUR TIME) Burrell, 10 Records 12in
09 TURN THE MUSIC UP Chris Paul, Syncopate 12in
10 SUPERFLY GUY S’Express, Rhythm King 12in

This week’s chart is from Jim Kershaw, disc jockey at [illegible], Sheffield


HI-NRG

01 01 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
02 06 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, US Island 12in
03 05 DOCTOR’S ORDERS Lisa Carter, Parlophone 12in
04 07 THE LOVE I LOST Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
05 09 SUPERFLY GUY S’Xpress, Rhythm King 12in
06 02 THE LOCO-MOTION (THE KOHAKU MIX) Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
07 04 REACH OUT Romi & Jazz, Arishma 12in
08 08 EVERLASTING LOVE (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sandra, Siren 12in
09 11 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (SATURDAY NIGHT REMIX) Barbara Doust, Saturday 12in
10 03 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
11 12 IT’S NATURE’S WAY (NO PROBLEM) Dollar, London 12in
12 10 THE HARDER I TRY (THE HARDEST MIX) Brother Beyond, EMI 12in
13 13 SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE Shooting Party, Lisson 12in
14 16 SYMPTOMS OF TRUE LOVE (THE SYMPTOMATIC DANCE MIX) Tracie Spencer, Capitol 12in
15 18 THE RACE Yello, Fontana 12in promo
16 14 LOVE IS THE GUN (STREET LATIN WOLFF 3) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
17 39 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
19 27 FLAMES OF LOVE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
19 25 REQUIEM London Boys, German Teldec 12in
20 re ROCK ME BABY Lysa Lynn, US Emergency 12in
21 17 CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder, CBS 12in
22 15 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
23 re HOT FOR YOU Lorraine Scott, Canadian Slak 12in
24 29 YOU CAME Kim Wilde, MCA 12in
25 21 OVER YOU (DJ MIX) Wendy, Chartflow-UK 12in
26 32 THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE Quantize, Passion 12in
27 30 POPCORN M&H Band, French Family 12in
28 37 NAUGHTY BOY Macho Gang, Nine O Nine 12in
29 23 HOT STUFF Boys From Brazil, German Ariola 12in
30 — CHICA CUBANA Tatjana, Dutch High Fashion 12in
31 — JIVE INTO THE NIGHT Green Olives, Italian X-Energy 12in
32 — WHEN YOU NEED LOVE (LOVE IS NOT AROUND) Without Warning, US Heatwave 12in
33 re OUT OF CONTROL Monica Reed, Nightmare 12in
34 34 BOYS AND GIRLS Mandy, PWL Records 12in
35 22 THERE SHE GOES (EXTENDED MIX) Step By Step, Splash 12in
36 re WATCH OUT! Jackie Touché, Dutch Made Up 12in
37 28 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ (AFRO ACID MIX) Mory Kante, ffrr 12in
38 26 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) (EXTRA BEAT BOYS REMIX) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
39 20 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
40 re YOU’RE A TIME WASTER Croisette, Nightmare 12in

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