October 22, 1988: Kym Mazelle, Bäs Noir, De La Soul, 3D, Dee Dee Wilde

BEATS & PIECES

Todd Terry, Just-Ice, KRS-One and Cash Money join DJs Tim Westwood, Colin Faver, Danny Rampling, Kid Batchelor and Mixmaster Tee tonight (Tuesday 18th) at London’s Wag for the UK launch of Sleeping Bag Records, operating here out of Mervyn Anthony’s front room (on 01-637 5277) as an independent label distributed by Rough Trade – so the Todd Terry Project won’t be on Westside Records after all! … The Real Roxanne ‘Respect’/’Her Bad Self’, reviewed last week on import, has already been rushed here on promo by Cooltempo (COOLX 176), both sides being ½bpm slower … ffrr snapped up Marshall Jefferson presents Truth ‘Open Our Eyes’ … I had to rush a couple of last week’s import reviews (to get any in at all, whereas this week there isn’t room for all that I’ve done!), and on closer examination only the X Rated Movie mix of Jamie Principle is 118¾-0bpm, the other three being 118⅔bpm, while only the A-side mixes of MC Bam Bam are 111⅓bpm, his B-side’s being 111⅔bpm, and the R&B Club Versions of Back To Back are 109⅚-0bpm (niggling inaccuracies maybe, but my reputation is at stake) … Tricky Dicky Scanes’ Balearic top 10 sales chart (third time lucky?) omitted the numbers, 7 Amnesia ‘Ibiza’ (Belgian InDisc), 8 Hong Kong Syndikat ‘Too Much’ (E&F Records) … The Mafia’s ‘The Scene Of The Crime’ megamix is underpinned by Maze’s ‘Twilight’, with repeated bursts of The Incredible Mr Freeze’s “I wanna go back, back to the scene of the crime”, before a ‘Joy And Pain’ finale – OK? … Steady B’s promo pressing was mis-labelled, the B-side vocal Extended Remix being 104bpm and Instrumental 103⅚bpm … Jellybean Johnson, not John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, is the confusingly credited guitarist on Pia Zadora’s ‘Dance Out Of My Head’ … Jellybean Benitez’s previously unavailable percussively lurching 116½-0bpm remix of ‘Love Will Save The Day’ has now been added to 12 inch copies of Whitney Houston’s ‘One Moment In Time’ … Hazell Dean’s seven inch version of ‘Turn It Into Love’ is now on 12 inch flipped by Les Adams’ 0-115…133bpm ‘Megamix’ of her past hits (EMI 12EMX71) … Graeme Park turns out to have produced the Rose Windross vocal version seven inch of Adrenalin MOD ‘O-O-O’ (re-edited by someone else with his dub version to make the new 12 inch), plus he’ll produce the follow-up … Original Concept ‘Charlie Sez’ and Ice-T ‘Grand Larceny’ both sample Coldcut’s ‘That Greedy Beat’ (but didn’t that in turn have something to do with ‘Get On The Good Foot’?) … Ben Liebrand’s 1988 remix of the Four Seasons featuring Frankie Valli ‘Oh What A Night (December 1963)’, reviewed some time ago on import, seems now to be out here on a label called Prism Leisure Corporation … GLR (Greater London Radio), as BBC Radio London is in the process of becoming, will not be completely soulless after all, Dave Pearce being retained for a Monday-Thursday 7-10pm dance music show and a Sunday 8-10bpm rap slot … Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes is another who seems to think the current craze is “acid rock”! … Dancin’ Danny D on TV – yippee! (or, acieed!) … NANU NANU!


HOT VINYL

KYM MAZELLE ‘Useless (I Don’t Need You Now)’ (Syncopate 12 SYDJ 18)
Perhaps the culmination of all his house and soul fusing production work with the likes of Ten City, this Marshall Jefferson created glorious wailing and nagging canterer has been previewed on promo as a lavishly gatefolded twin-pack, the two singles being released to the public separately in consecutive weeks, first out being Marshall’s own The Windy City Mixes (Syncopate 12SY 18) in piano churned bouncy 118⅔bpm 12” Mix, vocally doodling 118⅔bpm Ad Lib Dub, and less resonant 118⅚bpm Deep House mix versions, much weightier and more densely textured than Clivilles & Cole’s alternative The Big Apple Mixes (Syncopate 12YX 18), in lightly rambling 120-0bpm Fierce Club, jittery electronic 120½bpm Dub, and better ‘Set It Off/Twilight’-type bubbled really wailing 120⅓bpm After Hours Club versions (the promo adds radio mixes and an acappella too). Above all, let’s not forget the superb gutsy vocal performance of Kym, who gives all she’s got even when just vamping the title line over and over.

BÄS NOIR ‘My Love Is Magic (Club Mix)’ (US nugroove NG 003)
Ronnie Burrell (of the Burrell twins) created terrific piano pattered and wailing girls gurgled see-sawing 123-0bpm percussive bumpy bounder, maybe more garage or even Latin than strictly house in approach but very exciting, and all without a trace of acieed (dub/edit flip). Get right on one, chummy!

DE LA SOUL ‘Jenifa (Taught Me)’ (US Tommy Boy TB 917)
“This song does not contain explicit lyrics but the thought is erotic, oh baby!” preambled, nervily jittering and swirling but quite casually spoken (0-)119-0bpm exciting “new wave” psychedelic rap, another fresh direction as was ‘Follow The Leader’, coupled in an agreeably freaky package by the lazily chatting and — would you believe? — yodelling 0-93-0bpm ‘Potholes In My Lawn‘ (instrumentals too). Forget acieed, “This is the daisy age”!

3D ‘Greatest Man Alive’ (CityBeat CBE 1231, via WEA)
Lawrence Goodman & Chuch Nice-produced massively juddering bass bumped jumpily jolting 103⅓bpm new wave churning Philly rap (largely in praise of EST), flipped by the bluesy harmonica prodded ‘Cold Sweat’-based violent nervy 0-115¾-0bpm ‘Straight Up‘ (instrumentals too), exciting stuff.

DEE DEE WILDE ‘Lap Of Luxury’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 117)
Luxuriously soulful gorgeous languid 0-85-0bpm jogging swayer with lazily honking sax and a bright overall resonance (edit too, and a rolling new 105⅚bpm mix of ‘I Found You’), produced by her brother Eugene Wide.

RALPHI ROSARIO ‘In The Night’ (US Hot Mix 5 Inc HMF 110)
Whispered and muttered 122½-0bpm bass burbled fast jiggly thudding chigger (rather as is Jamie Principle’s import newie), not even slightly acieed, in House Night, more sharply hitting instrumental Sleepless Night, Mickey ‘Mixin’’ Oliver’s stuttery jittering Mickey’s Night and Kenny ‘Jammin’’ Jason’s most “house”-ish Kenny’s Night mixes, making another departure from the usual house clichés.

FAST EDDIE ‘Can U Still Dance (Club Mix)’ (US DJ International Records DJ-958)
Shaun Christian (a girl) warbled and nagged nervily fast 122¾-123-122¾bpm wriggly hustling then piano plonked and synth sizzled jiggling percussive house leaper, with a fella stuttered jack tracking 123-0bpm Club Music version (plus three more), not to be confused with the following review.

KENNY ‘JAMMIN’ JASON and FAST EDDIE SMITH ‘Can U Dance (Noise Boyz Remix)’ (Champion CHAMPR 12-41)
House oldie revived in a volume pumping 120-0bpm new samples studded jerkily chugging treatment by Cardiff’s megamixing Noise Boyz, full of familiar snips, flipped by the leaping 121¾bpm original and 122-121¾-122-0bpm Bonus Jack, due commercially on October 31st.

M.DOC ‘Time To Go (Gotta Go Go House)’ (US DJ World Records DJW104)
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley produced bouncily jolting infectious jiggly 110⅔bpm go go rap, rather than the “house” that’s actually mentioned, quite a radical and interesting departure as the instrumentation and “jack” terminology used are indeed house (in four mixes). Another that gets away from the old formula.

VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Balearic Beats Vol. 1‘ (ffrr FFRLP 5)
The only previously unreviewed tracks on this style crystalising album are the infectiously wriggly 123bpm sax and gibberish driven smacking ENZO AVITABILE ‘Blackout’, Hank Williams originated 0-119⅓-0bpm “Billie Jean”-ish THE RESIDENTS ‘Kaw-Liga (Prairie Mix)‘ (about a wooden cigar store Indian), and drums throbbed 0-117-122½-123½-127-0bpm ragged guitar pop THE WOODENTOPS ‘Why Why Why (Live)‘ (the only one that seems out of place), while originally reviewed as singles were the Bruce Forest piano plonked catchy half-steppin’ 0-96½bpm jiggly instrumental THE THRASHING DOVES ‘Jesus On The Payroll‘, Matt Aitken guitar picked 113⅕bpm haunting jiggly MANDY SMITH ‘Mandy’s Theme (I Just Can’t Wait) (Cool & Breezy Jazz Version)‘ jittery 120⅔bpm shouting NITZER EBB ‘Join In The Chant‘, chimes punctuated 129bpm rattling FINI TRIBE ‘De Testimony‘, Middle Eastern flavoured 0-100-0bpm sampling and swaying CODE 61 ‘Drop The Deal‘, Nicky Holloway’s 0-113⅔-0bpm ‘Stone Fox Chase’-based BEATS WORKIN’ ‘Sure Beats Workin’‘, and Paul Oakenfold’s 0-109⅓bpm Sultana-ish ELECTRA ‘Jibaro‘.

VENOM ‘Bass-Can U Handle It? (Club Version)’ (US Pow Wow Records PW 437)
Vandy-C (Colter) created bassily bounding, appropriately, and Public Enemy “bass” prodded noisy samples crammed vigorously lurching 120bpm leaper (Radio Version A-side), a bit late in the volume pumping era and indeed quite clichéd although effective.

JAMES BROWN ‘Time To Get Busy (Full Force Remix)’ (US Scotti Bros 4Z9 08130)
Possibly his Full Force-produced album’s funkiest old-style groove is now in a jittery half-steppin’ 100⅔bpm remix that jolts, shuffles, bumps and bounces from beat to beat, with a starkly juddering dubwise 0-98⅚bpm ‘Busy J.B. (Time To Get Get Mix)’ and 101⅙bpm Single Version too.

JAY STRONGMAN ‘East West’ (Rhythm King LEFT 29T)
Apparently now finally about in greater numbers, this street noise started chunkily chugging (0-)109bpm bass bomber is woven from interesting old brassy funk grooves, operatic bursts by the Red Army Choir, disembodied voices, and chanting links by Maureen, kinda like a hip ‘Superfly Guy’.

VESTA WILLIAMS ‘Vesta 4 U’ (US A&M SP 5223)
Seemingly modelled on Alexander O’Neal’s chatter punctuated ‘Hearsay’ album to the extent that the dialogue preambled opening track is punningly titled ‘Here/Say’, a lurching (0-)116¼bpm modern smacker, this otherwise wailing Chaka Khan style (and rather good) set has the jiggly half-steppin’ (0-)95⅔bpm ‘4 U’, great bluesily lurching 93⅓-0bpm ‘Best I Ever Had’, jittery go go hip hop (0-)101⅕-0bpm ‘How You Feel’, rumbling jogging (0-)105⅔bpm ‘All On You’, sultrily doodling 0-77⅓-0bpm ‘Sweet, Sweet Love’, meandering 106⅓/53⅙bpm ‘Hunger’, tortuous 0-19½-0bpm ‘Congratulations’ and 33-66bpm ‘Running Into Memories’.

MARLENA SHAW ‘Love Is In Flight’ (US Polydor/Verve 837 312-1)
The veteran soulstress is in typically superb vocal form on a classy album that defies current fashions, possibly more for listening than floor-filling, with the attractive lightly wriggling 109¾bpm ‘Before You Know It’, swaying expressive (0-)103/51½bpm ‘I Want To Know’, sultry ‘Love Makes A Woman’-like 108bpm ‘This Time’, classically torchy 0-30-0bpm ‘Love Is In Flight’, jerkily cantering 115¼bpm ‘With You’, tortuous 40/80bpm ‘Loving You’, meandering 43½-0bpm ‘I’ll Remember You’ and 0-31/62bpm ‘I Must Be In Love’.

ANITA BAKER ‘Giving You The Best That I Got’ (Elektra EKT 49)
An obviously classy listening album, her plummy sinuous enunciation being cushioned by simple acoustic sounding arrangements in the attractively jogging 97⅔bpm ‘Priceless’, swaying surging 101bpm ‘Rules’, gentle 0-36½bpm ‘Good Love’, drifting 0-39bpm ‘Lead Me Into Love’, meandering fragile 0-104-105-106⅓bpm 12-inched title track, undulating jazz samba 81/40½-82⅓-83/166-168/84bpm ‘Good Enough’, doodlingly building 43-86bpm ‘Just Because’, and unsatisfyingly inconclusive “commercial” 104½bpm ‘You Belong To Me’, all carefully crafted but with none of the spine-tingling impact of an ‘Angel’, nor the floor filling potential.

VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Urban Acid’ (Urban Acid URBLP 15)
Damon Rochefort & Mike Morrison (the breakaways from Double Trouble) have assembled a UK-made purpose built “acieed!” album full of twittering rhythms and sinister muttering, with the Bam Bam-produced 123½bpm TV theme adapting THE PARTY BOY ‘The Twilight Zone (UK Edit)’ and Lou Reed adapting 121¾bpm ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ by CHARM its initial breakouts, the latter act also performing the disturbing (0-)119bpm ‘Predator (Scare)’ and bland 0-121bpm ‘Housegirl (Club Mix)’, others being the 0-122⅓-0bpm THE CANDY MAN ‘The Candy Man’, 124¼bpm PERFECTLY ORDINARY PEOPLE ‘Theme From P.O.P.’, 123⅓bpm POZITIV NOIZE ‘Africa’, and 122¼bpm FUNKACIDIC ‘S.O.L.T.’, strictly for the moment.

M.C. SHAN ‘I Pioneered This’ (US Cold Chillin’ 0-21079)
Another Talking Heads sampling murkily tugging 101bpm angry rap jiggler, with a mesmeric if specialist hard core groove (in four mixes) produced by Marley Marl.

CAMEO ‘You Make Me Work (12” Remix)’ (Club JABX 70)
Quite remarkably blatant 118⅓bpm remake of ‘Word Up’, all the chords being the same even if the choppy staccato beats are starker and fractionally faster, the result however being nowhere near as good (Dub/Edit too, and reggae 58½bpm ‘DKWIG’).

FULL FORCE ‘Take Care Of Homework (F.F. Remix)’ (US Columbia 44 08128)
‘Alice, I Want You Just For Me’-like nervy jitterer from their last album, now in an 0-104⅙-0bpm remix with typically good humoured asides and silly voices as it develops, especially in the samples studded (0-)104⅙ ‘Work Home! (Taken Your Place Mix)’ version (tight 104¼bpm Single Version too), coupled by the jerkily snapping (0-)117-0bpm ‘3 O’Clock . . . School’s Out!’.

THE FELLAS ‘Duh . . . Whadayamean?’ (US D.J. World Records DJW103)
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley created jittery angular leaper somewhat over-punctuated by irritating “smurfs” in some mixes, but there are a piano plonked quite solid 122-0bpm ’88 House Of Trix Mix, slightly rambling ‘Set It Off’-ish 121⅔bpm ’88 House Mix, stuttery 0-121¼bpm 4 Track Mix and “chipmunk” uttered house documentary-type started 122-0bpm ’87 Mix to play with, plus – perhaps even better – the James Brown grunt impersonating jittery chugging 0-118¼bpm ‘Do It Good (House Mix)’ (118¼bpm Brownapella too).

LE PAGE ‘You Can Do The Dancin’’ (US Prism PS 2022)
Denis & Denyse Le Page created and sung chunkily bounding (0-)116½bpm lightweight disco canterer full of tinkling bells and jiggly drive, with a more beefily jangly 116¼bpm House Version (inst/edit too).

ETERNITY ‘Ashram House’ (W.A.U. Recordings GEE 12004)
Sitar tinkled and synth twittered nervily jumping 121½bpm “bhangra acid” instrumental, with a more truly acidic percussively thumping 122-121¾-0bpm B-side mix.

WALLY JUMP JUNIOR & THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT ‘Thieves (The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth Vocal)’ (Breakout USAT 648)
Arthur Baker created, Ben Liebrand remixed, Will Downing moaned, Sly & Robbie driven beefily juddering 0-115½-0bpm trotter, with a piano tinkled more subtle 115½bpm ‘Jazz, The Whole Jazz And Nothing But The Jazz In The House Mix’ flip (acappella too), full of exciting power especially at volume – and so it should be, with that team behind it!


POP DANCE

INXS ‘Need You Tonight (Mendelsohn Mix)’ (Mercury INXS 1212), in similar funky dance-rock style to Tears For Fears’ ‘Shout’ or Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, this purposefully driving jiggly bumping 108⅚-0bpm US and European smash from last year has been reissued in the hope that it’ll do better here this time – it deserves to;

PET SHOP BOYS ‘Introspective’ (Parlophone PCS 7325), six-track album of disco-ish tunes and remixes, with the Sterling Void-covering piano plonked jittery ethereal bounding (0-)120-0bpm ‘It’s Alright’, running mix style medleyed galloping 124¾bpm ‘Always On My Mind/In My House’, spoken/sung leaping (0-)127-0-126⅔-0bpm ‘Left To My Own Devices’ (with a lull halfway), Frankie Knuckles-mixed plaintively chugging (0-)110bpm ‘I Want A Dog’, synth pulsed atmospherically swaying 110bpm ‘I’m Not Scared’, and current latin hip hop 0-110-0 ‘Domino Dancing’;

FAT BOYS ‘Louie Louie (12” Version)’ (Tin Pan Apple URBX 26), typical 121-121⅓-0bpm raucous revival of the jerkily storming proto-punk US garage band rock standard that its writer Richard Perry & The Pharoahs originated earlier, in controversially mumbled West Indian style, before the Kingsmen gave it its enduringly definitive 1963 treatment (much tighter 121⅓bpm 7” Version too, and good if derivative rap ballad 74½bpm ‘All Day Lover’ flip);

HIT AND RUN ‘How Long’ (Rapsonic DOPE T 2), very Salt-n-Pepa ‘Push It’-style jaunty fast 141½bpm wriggly rap flier by an ex-She Rockers girl duo, using a rhythm that I know is based on something else too but, as the flip’s Hard Rock and Levitation Mixes emphasise, also contains the Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’ riff;

SAFFRON ‘Then He Kissed Me (Club Mix)’ (Westside Records WSRT 9), Biddu-produced beefily bashing 126¼bpm bhangra treatment of the Crystals’ classic, sung by Pakistani superstar Nazia Hassan with Indian actresses Rita Wolf and Meera Syal, certainly different and quite amusingly effective as pure pop (I love the exotic instrumentation now given to Phil Spector’s original strings arrangement!);

THE FOUR SEASONS ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry (Club Mix)’ (Curb Records ZT 42288), not quite in Ben Liebrand’s class although useful, drastically augmented 129⅓-129¾-129⅓-0bpm Turner D. Centri remix of the squeakily lurching 1962 classic, together with its clopping 129⅔-130⅓-129¼bpm original version (produced by Bob Crewe, as he once told me, to be the “disco” music of its era);

SHANA DOUGLASS ‘My Love Is Right (Club Mix)’ (Champion CHAMP 12-85), James Bratton produced/co-penned rather over-repetitively chanted 120¾bpm insistent frisky galloper more for the Yazz market than the soul crowd, due November 7;

GLORIA ESTEFAN and MIAMI SOUND MACHINE ‘1-2-3 (Extended Version)’ (Epic 652958 8), trickily starting but then catchily counting Whitney Houston-ish friskily wriggling and rattling 0-126¼-0bpm Latin pop kicker, which a tighter remix would make much stronger for floors here;

DENIECE WILLIAMS ‘I Can’t Wait (Extended)’ (CBS 653061 6), George Duke-produced, Skylark-penned, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’-type (0-)182⅔-0bpm frantic jumpy hopper, useful if now dated;

JANE WIEDLIN ‘Inside A Dream (12” Mix)’ (EMI-Manhattan 12MT 55), chiming lightweight cheerfully chugging (0-)121¾-0bpm canterer, almost in PWL style, though not necessarily another ‘Rush Hour’;

THE HIGHLANDERS ‘Tell Me Things (12” Extended Version)’ (Virgin VST 1130), Glaswegians sounding like the old Boy George on a pleasant otherwise Rick Astley-ish (0-)124⅓bpm canterer;

TIMES TWO ‘Cecilia (Remix)’ (Reprise W7756T), Jay (Club Nouveau) King-produced, Shep Pettibone-remixed, ‘Lean On Me’ (or, indeed, ‘Lovely Day’) type jittery 0-100-0bpm go go hip hop treatment of Simon & Garfunkel’s jolly oldie;

MIKEY CRAIG ‘I’m A Believer’ (Virgin VST 1131), ex-Culture Club guy going solo with Bee Gees-ish harmonies on a ‘Casanova’-type 95⅔bpm stark bouncy jiggler in current US style (not the Monkees’ song);

NATALIE COLE ‘The Urge To Merge’ (EMI-Manhattan 12MT 57), Shep Pettibone-remixed monotonously repetitive wriggly Latin-flavoured 114¼bpm jitterer, bright sounding but a dull song, flipped by the reissued dead slow 0-19½/39-0bpm ‘I Live For Your Love’ and 75¾bpm ‘When I Fall In Love’, due October 31;

HUMAN LEAGUE ‘Love Is All That Matters (Extended Remix)’ (Virgin VST 1025), two years old Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis-created rumbling wriggly rolling (0-)111⅙-0-111⅙-0bpm thudder with chiming girls behind the anxious chap, and a disastrous dead stop halfway from which it never recovers;

WESTWORLD ‘Everything Good Is Bad (Hard Mix)’ (RCA ACID DROP 1), frequency sizzling then “acidically” twittering 0-120-0bpm plaintive girl chanted pounder, also now in an instrumental 0-119⅔-0bpm Brainstorm Mix (RCA ACID DROP 3) which is supposedly fiercer but doesn’t cut through as strongly;

VOODOO MOTHERSHIP ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag (Total Experience Mix)’ (Blueback BBBK 3), frantic rumbling and racing untidily jumbled 134¾-0bpm “indie rock” Pigbag revival, with yowling guitars rather than brass, plus a groaning introed more disciplined and brassy 134½-0bpm Minneapolis Mix flip;

TABOO ‘No. 6’ (Anagram 12 ANA 44, via Pinnacle), fast simple dated galloping 0-143¾-0bpm treatment, including dialogue samples that’ll be more familiar now from LBC’s telly commercial, of the theme from 1966’s ‘The Prisoner’ cult TV series (I bet it’ll sell well to visitors to Portmeirion – the real North Wales setting of “the village”, where I was staying during the filming!), due November 7;

INFORMATION SOCIETY ‘What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy) (Club Mix)’ (US Tommy Boy TB 911), dreary “new romantic”-copying 0-118¼-0bpm US hit in extremely stuttery “electro”-type remixes by Little Louie Vega, apparently due out here through London/ffrr;

NOVEMBER ONE ‘Someone Special (Special 12” Mix)’ (Epic NOV T3), Pete Hammond-mixed Whitney Houston-ish wriggly plodding 107⅚bpm lurcher, seemingly going on for ever and getting lighter as it progresses, flipped by the even more boring convolutedly thudding (0-)112-0bpm ‘Running For Your Love)’;

FINI TRIBE ‘Zulus – crunchy mix’ (Fini Flex Records FT003), odd drums throbbed 130½bpm drifter with ‘De Testimony’ chimes again, “Zulus to the south-west” muttering, and non-specific chanting;

BUSTER ‘Buster (The Great Train Robbery)’ (WM and Chart Records AUG 8), Paul Hardcastle-type dated 121¼bpm electro pounder with digitally stuttered dialogue (some by the real Buster Edwards) about the Great Train Robbery of 1963;

THE SELF-DESTRUCTERS ‘Mission Impossible ’88 (Mr Phelps Mega Mix)’ (Nowyer-talkin’ Records 12TALK-3, via PRT), guitar yowled jittery disjointed 117¾-0bpm treatment of the Sixties TV theme;

THE COVER GIRLS ‘Inside Outside’ (Ton Son Ton SONL 8), painfully shrill 117bpm stuttery latin hip hop jitterer, of no great note here.


REMIXES

THE BEATMASTERS featuring P.P. ARNOLD ‘Burn It Up (Chico’s Refry)’ (Rhythm King LEFT L27T), totally different lurchingly leaping 120½-0bpm Beatmasters remix with underlying twittery synth but dominated by shouts and “oye Chico” comments (similar Refried Chico flip without any P.P. Arnold);

BY ALL MEANS ‘Somebody Save Me (Altered States)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRX 114), Marshall Jefferson keeps the husky soul vocal to the fore of yet another jerkily cantering 118½bpm twittery remix, with a new instrumental 118⅔bpm Liquid Sky mix too.


THE CLUB CHART – October 22, 1988

01 01 WE CALL IT ACIEED (THE MATEY MIX) d. mob (featuring Gary Haisman), ffrr 12in
02 05 THE PARTY (CLUB MIX) Kraze, MCA Records 12in
03 03 WEEKEND/JUST WANNA DANCE The Todd Terry Project, US Fresh Records 12in
04 04 BIG FUN/(JUAN’S MAGIC REMIX) Inner City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
05 02 CAN YOU PARTY (CLUB MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
06 08 REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD MIX) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in
07 09 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR/JOY AND PAIN/CHECK THIS OUT Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, US Profile LP
08 06 IN THE NAME OF LOVE (CLUB MIX) Swan Lake, Champion 12in
09 14 SO MANY WAYS (DO IT PROPERLY PART II) The Brat Pack, US Vendetta Records 12in
10 11 RIDING ON A TRAIN (EXTENDED VERSION) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
11 17 GET REAL (HAPPY HOUSE MIX) Paul Rutherford, Fourth & Broadway 12in
12 55 SET IT OFF (EXTENDED MARLEY MARL MIX) Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
13 19 SHARP AS A KNIFE (ACID ATTACK) Brandon Cooke featuring Roxanne Shanté, Club 12in black label
14 18 DON’T SCANDALIZE MINE Sugar Bear, US Coslit Records 12in
15 13 I’LL HOUSE YOU Jungle Brothers, US Idlers 12in
16 07 BIG FUN (LES ADAMS’ L.A. BIG BIG FUN REMIX) Inner City/TECHNO FRISBEE MEGAMIX Various Artists mixed by Graeme Park, 10 Records 12in
17 20 ACID MAN (ORIGINAL/HAPPY MIXES) Jolly Roger, 10 Records 12in
18 10 TALKIN’ ALL THAT JAZZ (EXPANSIONS/DOMINOES MIXES) Stetsasonic, Breakout 12in
19 — O-O-O (EXTENDED PARKSIDE REMIX) Adrenalin M.O.D., MCA Records 12in
20 21 RESPECT/HER BAD SELF The Real Roxanne, Cooltempo 12in promo
21 64 I’LL HOUSE YOU (RICHIE RICH RECONSTRUCTION) Jungle Brothers, Gee St 12in
22 30 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (REMIXES) Karyn White, US Warner Bros 12in promo
23 24 WHERE’S YOUR CHILD?/SPEND THE NIGHT Bam Bam, Desire 12in
24 15 IN THE NAME OF LOVE ’88 (RAILROAD MIX/DUB) Thompson Twins, Arista 12in
25 12 GITTIN’ FUNKY (UK REMIX) Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
26 29 OPEN OUR EYES Marshall Jefferson presents Truth, US Big Beat 12in
27 26 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER (PARKSIDE MIX) Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in promo
28 32 YEAH BUDDY/A BETTER WAY/DIRTY BEATS Royal House, Champion LP
29 43 DON’T GET ME STARTED Big Lady K, B/Ware! Records 12in
30 59 CAN YOU FEEL IT? (REMIX) Fingers Inc, Desire 12in
31 49 NIGHT OF THE LIVING BASEHEADS (ANTI-HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ENCOUNTER MIX)/TERMINATOR X TO THE EDGE OF PANIC (NO NEED TO PANIC RADIO VERSION) Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
32 — JENIFA (TAUGHT ME) De La Soul, US Tommy Boy 12in
33 — MY LOVE IS MAGIC (CLUB MIX) Bäs Noir, US nugroove 12in
34 28 THESE THINGS HAPPEN (BEATMASTERS REMIX) Viola Wills, Rhythm King 12in
35 63 GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE (NYC SUBWAY MIX/BALEARIC MIX) Milli Vanilli, Cooltempo 12in
36 22 KNOW HOW/(INSTRUMENTAL) Young MC, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
37 23 DO THAT AGAIN (CLUB VERSION) Blue Moderne, Atlantic 12in
38 27 THEME FROM P.O.P. (CLUB REMIX) Perfectly Ordinary People, Urban Acid 12in
39 51 TEARDROPS (EXTENDED REMIX) Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
40 16 COME BACK/I WONDER/LOVE WON’T LET ME WAIT/THE SECOND TIME AROUND Luther Vandross, Epic LP
41 31 1666 – OOH BABY I’M SO HOT (PYRO-MANIAC MIX)/DON’T STOP, WE’RE SO HOT (BODY SIZZLING MIX) M-D-Emm, RePublic Records 12in
42 41 CRAZY (FOR ME) (THE DONE PROPERLY MIX) Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
43 36 O-O-O/TRACK THIS/ECSTASY (WHEREVER YOU MAY BE) Adrenalin M.O.D., MCA Records 12in
44 34 RIDE THE RHYTHM (ACID NOT PLACID) This Ain’t Chicago, Club 12in black label
45 37 LOVELY DAY (BEN LIEBRAND SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers, CBS 12in
46 40 RISING TO THE TOP (UK REMIX) Pieces Of A Dream, EMI-Manhattan 12in
47 48 RUNNIN YO’ MOUTH/CHARLIE SEZ/GOTTANOTHA FUNKY BREAK 4-U -> HIT IT! Original Concept, Def Jam 12in
48 62 WEE RULE (RAGAMUFFIN MIX)/REBEL RAP Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
49 46 SOMEBODY SAVE ME (MIXES) By All Means, Fourth & Broadway 12in
50 89 ACID RAPPIN’/ACID HEAVEN The Moody Boys featuring Rhyme & Reason, CityBeat 12in
51 53 MIRACLES MC Duke, Music Of Life 12in
52 79 IN THE NIGHT Ralphi Rosario, US Hot Mix 5 Inc 12in
53 90 A DAY IN THE LIFE/WARLOCK Black Riot, Champion 12in
54 — LIFE’S JUST A BALL GAME (BALLROOM MIX) Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in mailing list promo
55 — I PIONEERED THIS M.C. Shan, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
56 47 OOCHY KOOCHY (F.U. BABY YEAH YEAH) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
57 81 JESUS ON THE PAYROLL The Thrashing Doves/BLACKOUT Enzo Avitabile/KAW-LIGA (PRAIRIE MIX) The Residents (‘Balearic Beats Vol 1’), ffrr LP
58 — THE LOVER IN ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Sheena Easton, US MCA Records 12in
59 54 EVERY SHADE OF LOVE (KEITH COHEN REMIX) Jesse Johnson, Breakout 12in
60 — CAN’T WIN FOR LOSIN’ (OVERSEAS MIX/KEVIN HEDGE MIX) Blaze, RePublic Records 12in
61 42 KING OF THE BEATS/JOIN ME PLEASE… Mantronix, US Capitol 12in
62 re GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT Anita Baker, Elektra 12in
63 39 BURN IT UP (ORANGE SUNSHINE/YELLOW SUNSET MIXES) The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
64 44 BURN IT UP/ACID BURN Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
65 72 THE TWILIGHT ZONE (UK EDIT) The Party Boy/WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Charm/THEME FROM P.O.P. Perfectly Ordinary People (‘Urban Acid’) Urban Acid LP
66 — USELESS (I DON’T NEED YOU NOW) (MARSHALL JEFFERSON WINDY CITY MIXES) Kym Mazelle, Syncopate 12in
67 58 ACID THUNDER (MIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
68 50 CHANGE (MAKES YOU WANT TO HUSTLE) (12” MIX) Blow, 10 Records 12in promo
69 35 SHAKE YOUR THANG (CLUB MIX) Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
70 25 STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut featuring Junior Reid, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
71 — CAN U STILL DANCE Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
72 92 CAN U DANCE (NOISE BOYZ REMIX) Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason & Fast Eddie Smith, Champion 12in mailing list promo
73 74 LET THE MUSIC (USE YOU) (CLUB MIX) The Night Writers, Jack Trax 12in
74 69 CONTROL I’M HERE (12”) Nitzer Ebb, Mute 12in
75 re ONE BAD APPLE (NORMAN COOK ILLEGAL MIX) The Osmonds, Polydor 12in white label
76 61 THIS TIME/I WANT TO KNOW/BEFORE YOU KNOW IT/LOVE IS IN FLIGHT/LOVING YOU Marlena Shaw, US Polydor LP
77 38 IMAGINATION (CLIVILLES & COLE REMIX/DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX) Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
78 71 ROCK THIS PARTY RIGHT (MIXES) Cool House, US Underground 12in
79 — GREATEST MAN ALIVE 3D, CityBeat 12in
80 68 THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
81 — CHECK THIS OUT/11:55 (BEE BOYS CLUB/DUB) Hardhouse (Todd Terry), US Easy Street 12in
82 78 BREATHE LIFE INTO ME (EXTENDED REMIX) Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
83 66 ESCAPE The Mack featuring Tim Bryant, US Quark 12in
84 33 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER (FON FORCE MIX) Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in promo
85 — FUNKY MAN (YOU BETTER RUN)/ACID OFF A WAY PT 2/PT 1/SOME GOOD >>R+<<, Three Stripe Records 12in
86 85 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS/(Y’AZZID MIX) Yazz, Big Life 12in
87 88 DUH…WHADAYA MEAN? (MIXES)/DO IT GOOD The Fellas, US DJ World Records 12in
88 60 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU SCREAM (MIXES) Jamie Principle, US DJ World Records 12in
89 73 FAKE <88> (HOUSEMIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
90 — I MISSED (12” VERSION) Surface, US Columbia 12in
91 — LAP OF LUXURY Dee Dee Wilde, Fourth & Broadway 12in
92 — IN (AND OUT OF) LOVE/OH, IVY!/FIND THE TIME (TO PLAY) Soul Connection, Intrigue 12in
93 — X.T.C. (STREET PARTY) Jazz & The Brothers Grimm, Polydor 12in
94 98 ONE WAY OUT Reid, Syncopate 12in
95 100 TAKE CARE OF HOMEWORK (F.F. REMIXES) Full Force, US Columbia 12in
96 — DIAL MY HEART (12” HEART VERSION) The Boys, Motown 12in
97 96 THE POSSE IS LARGE MC La Kim, US Tuff City 12in
98 — CHAIN GANG (RAP) (ISLAND MIX/DUB STYLEE) Shinehead, Elektra 12in
99 — NOW DANCE/GO TO WORK Kool D with Technolo G, US Wild Pitch 12in
100 94 KREAM (MIXES) L.N.R., US House Jam Records 12in


POP DANCE

01 01 TEARDROPS Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
02 02 BIG FUN Inner-City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
03 06 WE CALL IT ACIEED (THE MATEY MIX) d. Mob (featuring Gary Haisman), ffrr 12in
04 05 LOVE, TRUTH & HONESTY Bananarama, London 12in
05 04 TURN IT INTO LOVE Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
06 10  RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
07 13 IN THE NAME OF LOVE (CLUB MIX) Swan Lake, Champion 12in
08 03 THE HARDER I TRY (EXTENDED MIX) Brother Beyond, Parlophone 12in
09 — A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure, Mute 12in
10 — WEE RULE Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
11 18 ONE MOMENT IN TIME Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
12 07 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
13 09 LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers, CBS 12in
14 14 GITTIN’ FUNKY (UK REMIX) Kid ‘n’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
15 — I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE Duran Duran, EMI 12in
16 — NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde, MCA 12in
17 08 NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US Jason Donovan, PWL 12in
18 15 DOMINO DANCING (DISCO MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
19 12 THE RACE Yello, Mercury 12in
20 17 MEGABLAST/DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass, Rhythm King 12in


HI-NRG

01 01 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, US Island 12in
02 03 TURN IT ON TO LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
03 20 THE RUMOUR (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Olivia Newton-John, US MCA 12in
04 02 I CAN FLY Louise Thomas, Nightmare 12in
05 04 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
06 05 REQUIEM London Boys, German Teldec 12in
07 08 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ (AFRO ACID MIX) Mory Kante, ffrr 12in
08 15 HIT ‘N’ RUN LOVER (REMAKE) Carol Jiani, Passion 12in
09 07 ALL OF ME (BOY OH BOY) Sabrina, PWL/Mega/Videogram 12in
10 12 LOVE EVICTION/LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE TONIGHT Quartzlock, Retro 12in
11 18 ROCK ME BABY Lysa Lynn, US Emergency 12in
12 09 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
13 21 SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE (EXTRA BEAT BOYS REMIX) Shooting Party, Lisson 12in
14 06 YOUR LOVE CAME TOO LATE Eria Fachin, US Critique 12in
15 10 ONLY MUSIC SURVIVES (DJ PROMIX)/SPEND A LITTLE TIME Alba, Italian Merak Music 12in
16 — BIG FUN Inner-City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
17 16 JIVE INTO THE NIGHT Green Olives, Italian “X”-Energy 12in
18 17 LET’S NOT SAY GOODBYE Jigsaw, Nightmare 12in
19 11 I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
20 40 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz, Big Life 12in
21 29 TOO MANY TIMES, TOO MANY CHANGES San, Belgian Infinity 12in
22 — WHAT KIND OF LOVE Diana Randall, French Public 12in
23 — NEVER TRUST A STRANGER/YOU CAME (JELLYBEAN REMIX) Kim Wilde, MCA 12in
24 — LOVE, TRUTH & HONESTY (BALEARACIDIC MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
25 23 RUNNING OUT OF LUCK The Velvelettes, Nightmare 12in
26 25 FLAMES OF LOVE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
27 13 SOUL SURVIVOR (SURVIVOR MIX) C.C. Catch, Hansa/RCA 12in
28 re A LITTLE RESPECT (MARK SAUNDERS MIX) Erasure, Mute 12in
29 28 DAYDREAM BELIEVER (EXTENDED REMIX) Local Hero, Ariola 12in
30 re OOCHY KOOCHY (F.U. BABY YEAH YEAH) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
31 30 THE LOVE I LOST Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
32 26 DOCTOR’S ORDERS Lisa Carter, Parlophone 12in
33 27 CHICA CUBANA Tatjana, Dutch High Fashion 12in
34 22 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
35 35 WE CAN MAKE IT Evans & Fisher, Italian EF 12in
36 14 THE RACE Yello, Fontana 12in promo
36 re CRAZY FOR YOU Tina, German Metronome 12in
37 — VICTIM OF PLEASURE (DAIZE ON NIGHTS MIX) Mandy, PWL 12in
38 37 EVERY GIRL & BOY Spagna, CBS 12in
39 — CUBA Man To Man, German ZYX 12in
40 — IS THIS REALLY LOVE Jon Otis, PWL 12in

One thought on “October 22, 1988: Kym Mazelle, Bäs Noir, De La Soul, 3D, Dee Dee Wilde”

  1. I recall Kym Mazelle’s ‘Useless’ being greeted as a significant release, and it does seem to point the way towards the sort of diva-led garage house that would soon start to emerge, but I’d still peg Kechia Jenkins’ earlier ‘I Need Somebody’ as the first track of this kind to land here.

    De La Soul and the “daisy age” rock up this week, with a track that was somewhat divisive at the time. Graeme Park played it; I was intrigued by it, and could sense it offered something new; but the other two DJs at my club didn’t like it, and one of them actively hated it.

    Cameo get their come-uppance with the ludicrously derivative ‘You Make Me Work’, and this was really the beginning of the end for them.

    And, yes, that really is Meera Syal singing on Saffron’s ‘Then He Kissed Me’, as the cover art confirms!

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