December 10, 1988: New Beat Part 2, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Alexander O’Neal, Vicky Martin, Dee Major, Jomanda

BEATS & PIECES

STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN have remixed Kool And The Gang’s ‘Celebration’ for supposedly rush release, but have just been preceded by Jon Williams & Carl Daniel’s rival 121¾-122-121⅔-121¾ surprisingly unincongruous acidically twittering ‘Celebration ’88 (The Moet Mix)‘ (Club JABX 78), with a similar though thinner 121⅔-121¾-121⅔ Chandon Mix flip — when I broke the news to Mike Stock, he said “It sounds like someone’s pulled a flanker, I’ll get right on that!” … Home Secretary Douglas Hurd has declared that anyone convicted after January 1 of illegal broadcasting will be barred for five years from applying for the new “community of interest” local radio licences — to put this in perspective, the DTI’s radio investigation service has so far this year made over 300 raids on 58 pirate stations in London alone (I hope they caught the idiot who was swamping Capital Radio’s FM frequency in Central London last Wednesday!) … Channel 4 this Wednesday (7) show at 10.10pm an hour long documentary on ‘Club Culture‘, looking at rap, house and a bit of Balearic in a rather wordy way, talking to names who matter and more who don’t in a poorly researched style — mis-spelling Africa Bambaataa, Danny Dee, and (sniff!) not once mentioning RM … MCA Records, number one in just about all sales categories for 1988 in the US trade papers’ year-end lists, are nevertheless making sweeping staff redundancies right through their American operations, and are about to move their many successful black acts over to Motown (which they now own) to leave the parent label for — dare one say? — white acts … Serious Records would appear to have survived a court hearing for their winding up, but meanwhile of course the company’s Mahesh Bajaj has also recently started the separately run Low Fat Vinyl label along similar lines … Adeva ‘Respect’ is out here on January 3 … Adonis apparently is disguised as Jack Rabbit Martin for the deep house-ish ‘Only Wanted To Be‘ (on promo white label ahead of inclusion in Westside Records’ imminent ‘Acido Amigo‘ double LP), romantically mumbling through a loosely flying 125½bpm beat, city sound effects and gently wailing background girl, his vocal electronically slowed down for the otherwise galloping 125¼bpm seriously acidic flipside version … Tyree’s upcoming ffrr album declares “from Tyree Cooper —Todd ain’t God!” … Double Trouble have just completed a reputedly “killer” Todd Terry megamix for Germany’s ZYX label … Dutch house is what’s going to happen instead of Belgian “new-beat”, if you believe a certain rotund A&R star … Jade 4 U is possibly the artist, not 101, on the confusingly labelled Belgian ‘Rock To The Beat’ version … Chris Paul, now acid is cooling off here, has started a possibly weekly Wednesday acid night guest with London DJs at Tito’s — in Palma, Majorca! … Chicago DJ Fast Eddie, whose next UK single will be ‘Hip House’, is touring here this month at Maidstone’s Warehouse and Folkestone’s Tonights (Thursday 8), Birtley’s Libertys (Fri 9), Chippenham’s Gold Diggers (Sat 10), Twickenham’s The George (Sun 11), Swansea’s Martha’s Vineyard (Mon 12), Peterborough’s Gables (Tues 13), Westerham’s Grasshopper Inn and London’s Dingwalls (Thurs 15), Gravesend’s Slammer (Fri 16), Gillingham’s Catch 22 (Sat 17), Welling’s The Station (Sun 18) — why so much in Kent?… Key 103FM’s hip hopper Stu Allan has his fortnightly dance night at Preston’s Gatsby on Monday (12) … Phil Collins ‘Two Hearts’ is of course 155½bpm, not as printed last week — incidentally, I picked up on the comment hidden in last week’s Kiss AMC ad, and after careful comparison agree that ‘Let-Off’ does go back to the Supremes rather than to Phil Collins for its ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ bassline (they use some ‘Reflections’ too, I now notice), but what had made me assume otherwise at first was the suspicious fact that both Kiss AMC and Phil are exactly 196bpm, the Supremes however being around 194-198 … NANU NANU!


Capital Radio/Night Network star rap presenter, Tim Westwood (above) and studio engineer Chris Bevington have launched their own rap label with their self-produced TROUBLE ‘I Get Hype’ (Justice JTT 002), an exciting Public Enemy-ish frenetically churning and scratching ‘Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose’-based fast talker by North London’s M.C. B, D.I Jay and beat programmer Reinforced Gus (like it!), in 111¼bpm main vocal, 111⅓bpm Mono and 111bpm Instrumental mixes (sparsely booming slow chatting 84¾bpm ‘I Guess It’s Dope’ too), plus MICHEE MEE & L.A. LUV ‘Run For Cover’ (Justice JTT 001), a Scott La Rock and KRS-1 produced (obviously some time ago) in Canada plaintive scolding 90⅓bpm jiggler by the Toronto based West Indian female rap duo (lurching 93½bpm ‘Elements Of Style‘, and instrumentals, too).

Confusingly, these girls also have out on import the newer MICHIE MEE & L.A. LUV ‘Victory Is Calling’ (US First Priority Music 0-96593), a reggae toasting style started guy heckled lead swapping jittery 98⅚bpm wordy throwdown (funkily backed similar stark strident 0-94⅔bpm ‘On This Mic‘, and dubs, too), the word play being all important and very good.


IF IT’S DECEMBER, IT MUST BE BELGIUM – PART TWO! 

“NEW-BEAT”, despite the Belgians’ hopes, seems thankfully to be losing out in London’s trendier clubs to “deep house” and “garage” as dancers once again are looking for some soulful substance in their music. Only two “new-beat” tracks have really made any impact here, both conveniently (especially for ffrr!) being on the ‘New Beat — Take 1’ compilation album, Taste Of Sugar’s ‘Hmm, Hmm‘ and A Split Second’s ‘Flesh‘. As I began to mention last week, another usefully exhaustive compilation is ‘New Beat — A New Style Of Music‘ (German BCM Records 33015), which as well as the “you wanna suck my (bleep)” punctuated 0-113½bpm chugging oriental flavoured TASTE OF SUGAR ‘Hmm, Hmm’, has the also previously reviewed 121-0bpm buzzingly throbbing instrumental AMNESIA ‘Ibiza‘, kinkily punctuated 113bpm twittery thudding MAJOR PROBLEM ‘Acid Queen‘, and 0-109⅚-0bpm ploddingly chugging THE MAXX ‘Cocaine‘, plus the African introed 114-¼bpm percolating instrumental SPECTRUM ‘Total Recall‘, muttering punctuated 0-113⅓-0bpm drearily lurching GANG OF V.D.P. ‘Body Heat‘, 0-110-0bpm synth chimed then drums throbbed NEON ‘Voices (Remix)‘, tunefully loping 0-120¼bpm instrumental L&O ‘Even Now‘, guys moaned droning 0-98-0bpm deliberately lurching PUBLIC RELATIONS ‘New Beat Mind‘, and lightly trotting 0-109⅙-0bpm instrumental BOYTRONIC ‘Bryllyant (33⅓ Plus 8 Remix)‘. This last title of course relates to the speed arrived at when a 45rpm record is played at 33⅓rpm on a vari-speed deck that’s then sped up by 8%. Apparently one of the big hits in Belgium currently is a 33⅓ Plus 8 version of Jean-Michel Jarre’s ‘Revolutions’.

On the straightforward UK pressing (Polydor/disques dreyfus PZ 25), this disjointedly frantic skittery vocodered and Arabic wailed electro flier is 0- 129¼-0-129¼bpm in its Francois Kevorkian extended mix and 0-129¾-0bpm on the tighter flip, slowing down to make 96bpm at 33⅓rpm (I don’t have vari-speed). Incidentally, British DJ Chris Hill remembers that, when he was jocking in Belgium around 1973, even then the DJs there were slowing down the likes of Motown records, but the big hardcore dance hits were Horace Silver’s ‘A Song For My Father‘, ska versions of other jazz instrumentals, “and anything by Major Lance on OKeh”! — everything then as now coming from Antwerp’s USA Import record shop. Should any DJs actually be interested in getting hold of the better material from Antler/Subway/KAOS, Who’s That Beat?, Play It Again Sam and other similar Belgian labels, a “nieuw-beat” DJ mailing list is being set up by Paul Ablett (to whom I am grateful for much of the foregoing information) — send your full work details to him at Ten Times Better (Dance), 83 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5HP. Because the work has been done, I will finish with some remaining reviews.

EROTIC DISSIDENTS ‘Shake Your Hips’ (Subway Records SUB 033), created by Morton, Sherman & Bellucci is an asinine 0-114¾-0bpm jaunty chugger with girls gurgling “I’ve got the hots for you, baby you make me hot, let’s do it on the pot” while some guys occasionally suggest “shake your hips and shake your tits” (I kid you not!).

[No further new beat reviews were printed this week.]


HOT VINYL

ROB BASE & DJ E-Z ROCK ‘Get On The Dance Floor (The “Sky” King Remix)’ (German BCM Records 12133)
Their album’s dominant surprisingly Todd Terry-type hip hop house blend of Black Riot’s ‘A Day In The Life’ and the Jackson’s ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’ has been 12-inched in this less dense 118½-0bpm Gail ‘Sky’ King remix, with an also 118½-0bpm Surgical “Sky” King Dub, 118⅓-0bpm E-Z Rockin’ Bonus Beats, (0-)118⅙bpm Original Album Version, plus the screams sampling churning and shouting 0-110½bpm ‘Keep It Going Now (Hardcore Remix)‘. However, already circulated ahead of January 3 release here, UK promo copies (Supreme Records SUPET 139) are of course fractionally different, the main A-side Remix being 118⅓-0bpm and for some reason the Original LP Version an intro-less 118½bpm (there being no ‘Keep It Going Now’ here). Already sizzling as an album cut, this will now fly!

ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘Thank You For A Good Year’ (Tabu 653182 6)
Although the seven inch makes the traditional strings swamped 0-33½-0bpm treatment of Mel Tormé’s ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)’ its radio-aimed A-side, the excellent value 12 inch sensibly is topped by this terrific gospel climaxed mellow 0-100⅓bpm rolling singalong (with just a clapping accompanied fade), ideal New Year’s Eve material, plus it includes the extremely strong ‘Fake’-styled vigorously driving jingle-belled 111⅔bpm ‘Sleigh Ride‘ (all in their original album mixes).

VICKY MARTIN ‘Not Gonna Do It’ (US Movin’ Records MR004)
Co-created with Vicky by Marshall Jefferson (fast becoming a bigger current hero than Todd Terry?), this wailing deep house ramble is in a jittery 0-119⅔-0-119⅔bpm Larry Patterson 12″ Mix with a beat losing lull halfway, similar though more mellow 0-120½bpm 7″ Marshall Mix, cymbal smashing loosely skittering 120-0bpm Bam Bam Mix, and coolly snapping (0-)120-0bpm Mike Dunn Dub, the B-side’s latter two probably being best.

DEE MAJOR (I.O.F) ‘Rat Race’ (Cut CATT 004. via Revolver/The Cartel)
Excellent ‘Paid In Full’-ishly introed hauntingly atmospheric gently spoken/sung weaving and jogging 99-99⅓bpm swayer, using real instruments (including actual drums!), with a differently sung but otherwise similar 99-99⅓bpm ‘Human Race’ alternative flipside version, both well worth investigating.

JOMANDA ‘Make My Body Rock (Feel It)’ (US Big Beat BB-0004)
Black Rascals mixed, Paul ‘Off The Wall’ Scott overdubbed revamp of the girl wailed and moaned bounding deep house-cum-garage tune that was previously credited in its original form to its singer/co-writer Cheri Williams when on New York Underground Records’ Back To Basics’ EP, now in that original 121¾bpm Basic Mix plus differently treated new (0-)123-0bpm Supremely Clubbed, 122¾-0bpm Devastatingly Dubbed, 0-123bpm The Smoothe Edit, and instrumental 122¾-0bpm  The Stomp Version mixes.

DADA NADA ‘Haunted House’ (US 1 Voice Records ML070647)
Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson remixed track, much stronger in its almost Kraze-ish vigorous catchily shouted and piano jangled bumpily thudding 120⅚bpm Garage Mix than the routine twittery 121bpm Black Acid OD Mix, worth investigating – and not to be confused with the totally unrelated, actually spookier, church organ introed, Vincent Price guffawed, but simple sparsely acidic 0-1231/3bpm old fashioned

GRANT ‘Haunted House’ (US New Power MP-008)
with an alternative (0-)123½bpm Haunted House Underground mix, of which, however, the flip’s soulfully whinneyed breezily driving (0-)122¾-0bpm ‘U’R 2 Good’ and – especially – interestingly developed, worried and declaimed percussively cantering 118⅔-118-117bpm ‘Confused’ (a nagging good little song) are indeed well worth close attention.

ERIC B. & RAKIM ‘The R (Work, Rest & Play)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1303)
CJ Mackintosh and Dave Durrell of M|A|R|R|S (“a Mars a day helps you work, rest and play” — geddit?) remixed this freaky backwards fluttering introed, then stuttery, then jogging (with “pump up the R” cut through “it’s been a long time” from “Paid In Full’), and finally chatting ‘Rock Creek Park’ derived 0-98⅓-98½-98⅓-0bpm rolling juddery rap shuffler, finishing for the last third in fiercer stuttery style much as it began before eventually petering out (edit and original, plain sounding, 99½bpm LP Version flip). It’s possibly a hit too murky to be a massive crossover, but as promo pressings are being deliberately kept scarcer than hen’s teeth, the frustration factor should help sell it to the hardcore crowd once it’s actually available!

DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE ‘Girls Ain’t Nothin’ But Trouble (1988 Extended Remix)’ (Jive JIVE T 190)
Newly revamped with overdubs and extra rapping by the Prince, the Philly hip hop duo’s jaunty (and saucy!) 0-97½bpm old story song hit (new instrumental too) is nominally the A-side but so far has been overshadowed by the flip’s fresher densely rumbling 98bpm ‘Brand New Funk (Extended Remix)’, cutting James Brown through ‘(Fallin’ Like) Dominoes’ bass chords, with a tight 0-98⅓-0bpm Live at Nassau Coliseum version for added atmosphere as well.

DONELL RUSH ‘Knockin’ At My Door’ (Trax Records TRAXT 1, via Westside Records)
The session (and McDonald’s commercials!) singing son of Chicago’s bluesy Bobby Rush gets a rapid UK release for his Colonel Abrams-ish bassily cantering good soulful 121bpm frisky leaper (in four mixes), worth checking by deep house fans.

FARLEY ‘JACKMASTER’ FUNK Presents RICKY DILLARD ‘As Always’ (Champion CHAMP 12-90)
Currently massive in New York, Stevie Wonder’s attractive inspirational song gets four very different treatments, with an acappella gospel start on the still Wonder-ishly phrased quite straight lurchingly trotting 0-115¼bpm Club Mix, but is vocally twisted and wailed through the more jittery 115bpm Jack Mix and cymbal schlurped surging 119⅚bpm Lovin House Mix, to end up as a mere stutter in the inevitably twittering jerky 119⅚bpm Acid Mix — so there’s something for every taste! Mind you, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘(Hearsay) All Mixed Up’ (Tabu MIXUP 1)
As previously mentioned, most of the tracks from his ‘Hearsay’ album are now compiled in their remixed form to make another new album (for “milk” marketing purposes?!), the only ones that strike me as unfamiliar being the Keith Cohen & Steve Beltran remixed now surprisingly Rick Astley-ish 114¾-0bpm ‘What Can I Say To Make You Love Me (Hateful Club Mix)’, this catchy soulful “I’m looking high and low” classic also being in a strutting 116⅔-0bpm Ben Liebrand Remix, Ben also having a house-ish 116¼-0bpm ‘Criticize’ remix, the already released rest being the Cherrelle-duetted (0-)102⅔-0bpm ‘Never Knew Love Like This (Extended Version’)’, 0-111⅙bpm ‘Fake 88 (House Mix)’, 111⅔-0bpm ‘Fake (Extended Version)’, 105¼bpm ‘The Lovers (Extended Version)’, 116-0bpm ‘Criticize (Remix)’.

SANDÉE ‘Notice Me’ (US The Fever SF 829)
Clivilles & Cole created girl sung sweetly enunciated Latin hip hop-ish jitterer, not so “electro” as Shannon, say, although that sort of influence lingers still, in its (0-)116¼-0bpm Club Vocal, 0-116¼-0bpm Drumapella and (0-)116¾-0bpm Dubbin’ At Studio 54 versions, but not in the cymbal shushed bounding 122⅓-0bpm Notice The House Mix — which thus could be the one here!

KEIA WEIA ‘Just Another Game’ (US Easy Street EZS-7545)
Smack Music Prods-produced (as was last week’s Gary L) monotonously plaintive girl keened jerkily cantering 116¾bpm garage jolter, in Club, brighter (as less vocal) Dub, more metronomically lurching instrumental Messy Mix and Vocal Dub Mix versions.

THE 7A3 ‘Coolin’ In Cali’ (Geffen Records 924 209-1)
Reputedly recreating the oldies they use rather than sampling the originals, the rap ‘n’ scratch trio’s album debut is selling steadily, with the funkily chugging James Brown based (and if that’s really a recreation of Bobby Byrd I’ll be very surprised!) (0-)108⅙bpm ‘Goes Like Dis’, War based reggae-ish 142½/71¼bpm ‘Drums Of Steel‘, slinkily amusing narrative 91⅓bpm ‘A Man’s Gotta Do What A Man’s Gotta Do‘, previously 12-inched Sly Stone/Kool & The Gang combining 107⅙bpm title track and sinister rolling 0-101bpm ‘That’s How We’re Livin’‘, churning 0-107bpm ‘Express The Mind’, wukka-wukked 109⅚bpm ‘Lucifer’, thunder-thumbed 107½bpm ‘Freestyle ’88‘, jumbled 0-101-0bpm ‘Everybody Get Loose‘, sombre 83⅔bpm ‘Hit ‘Em Again’, slow wordy 0-83½bpm ‘½ Bouldin, The Other ½ Ince’, 90¼bpm untitled outro dedication.

SCHOLAR 1 ‘Turn Up The Radio’ (US G Fine Sounds GF 12005)
Lyvio G and P Fine-produced tensely fast talking rumbling and swirling Eric B & Rakim-style rap in 103⅚bpm Vocal, 104bpm Funky Weekend Mix and Instrumental versions, flipped by the familiar guitar cutting jittery friskier 111bpm ‘Just Your Brother‘ (instrumental too).

TOO KOOL POSSE ‘Give ‘Em A Sample’ (US Profile PRO-7231)
Although the lead track, this rolling bass pushed remorselessly talking 105⅔bpm rap seems to have been overshadowed by the more punchily jolting 0-101bpm ‘Do You Wanna Get Hype’ (instrumentals too).

COOKIE CREW ‘Born This Way (Let’s Dance)’ (ffrr FRX 19)
Not due fully until December 27 but instantly massive already on pre-release promo, the enthusiastic girls’ unison fast rapped jaunty spurting bass burbled frenetic 118⅓bpm jitterer was produced in New York by Daddy O of Stetsasonic (more percussive Sue’s Favourite Mix and vocal-less bassier Cookstrumental too). Cook it does!


POP DANCE

YELLO ‘Tied Up In Life’ (Mercury Y4), ‘Soul Makossa’ and ‘Yé Ké Yé Ké’ meet ‘The Race’ for another percussion throbbed (0-)124-0bpm muttering and chanting afro flavoured frenetic exciting jiggler, with brassy opening blasts and jerkily pausing surges (in three contrasting versions);

LOUIS CLARK & THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ‘Hooked On House’ (Crush Music ONE 6602R, via K-tel), originally rumoured to be an actual Stock Aitken Waterman “acid house” production, this turns out in fact to be (and none the worse for it!) a Phil Harding & Ian Curnow created brilliant 0-123½-0bpm modern remix of the old ‘Hooked On Classics’ with overdubbed familiar “radio”-related dialogue samples and James Brown-type scratches, doubtless shockingly bizarre for purists but terrific fun for everyone else, and a party smash!;

STAR TURN ON 45 PINTS ‘Star Turn’s Flaccieeed Xmas Party’ (Pacific Records DRINK 3T), another amusingly deflationary send-up (last year’s was of volume pumpers, if you remember), this 127bpm twitterer puncturing the “acieed” clichés within the usual context of a Northern Working Men’s Club, complete with a Christmas carol singsong!;

EDELWEISS ‘Bring Me Edelweiss (Tourist Version)’ (G.G. Records/WEA YZ353T), Austrian chart-topping rather rough and largely unintelligible though jaunty chugging (0-)117⅔-0bpm gimmicky “volume pumper” combining yodels, bursts of Abba ‘SOS’ paraphrasing chorus, phonetic holiday raps and general oompah-oompah silliness;

JAN HAMMER ‘The Runner (Marathon Mix)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1305), the pleasantly swaying keyboard, guitar, bass, percussion and strings (although basically synthesised) 96½bpm instrumental drifter that accompanies “shattered” Bob Geldof’s milk ad.


REMIXES

GLORIA ESTEFAN and MIAMI SOUND MACHINE ‘1, 2, 3 (The Dancing By Numbers Mix)‘ (Epic 652958 1), Pete Hammond’s excellent punchily pumping and bubbling 124¾bpm house-style treatment is the tighter remix that (as I said in my original review) the 12 inch version badly needed, but crazily it’s been extremely hard to find and not pushed at all by the label as already rushed out ahead of Christmas is a reissue of the gradually intensifying afro-introed percussive 0-126¼-0bpm wriggly rattling ‘Rhythm Is Gonna Get You‘ (Epic 654514 6), doubtless frisky enough in edited form for radio except again overly jerky and tricky in its 12 inch version (so why on this its third time around haven’t they bothered to get it right?);

THE TODD TERRY PROJECT ‘Weekend (Retouched by the Hand of Todd)‘ (Sleeping Bag Records SBUKR 1T, via The Cartel), widely praised much beefier more urgent stuttery 122½-122¾-0bpm remix incorporating colourations and cuts from the album;

NEW ORDER ‘Fine Time (Silk Mix)‘ (Factory FAC 223R), as warned, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley has followed his ‘Brides Of Frankenstein’ mix for OMD by creating this more drily snickety bounding and bashing 125bpm house remix for New Order, not quite a ‘Blue Monday 1988’ maybe but sure to excite some interest;

MATT BIANCO ‘Wap Bam Boogie (Latin Remix)‘ (WEA YZ328T), virtually re-recorded friskily flying Latin piano jangled 119¾-119⅓bpm remix, still with catchily scatting “bappa doo bap” gibberish vocals, apparently destined only ever to be on this strictly promo single-sided pressing as a Christmas gift for mailing list DJs (ah, but whose list?!);

DIANA ROSS ‘Love Hangover (Urban Remix)‘ (Motown ZT 42348), owing even less to the original, another electronically scrubbing and chugging 114-115¾-116-114-116-115¾-0bpm Phil Harding, Ian Curnow & Tony King remix (dub too & and if you think I’m BPM-ing that as well you’ve another think coming!), seemingly the better seller now;

TOM TOM CLUB ‘Suboceana (Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom) (Way Way Down Deep House Mix)‘ (Fontana TCBXR2), two atmospherically pshta pshta-ed and piano plonked 120¼bpm spacey deep house remixes (plus a more jazzily doodling sax instrumental 0-109½bpm Deep Dark Under Mix) by none other than Marshall Jefferson, of what began as a Tina Weymouth muttered vocal lurcher in Keith Cohen’s 109¾bpm Dream Master Remix (TCBX 2) and 109⅓bpm original version.


THE CLUB CHART – December 10, 1988

01 52 GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX/MAYDAY CLUB MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
02 04 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (12” CLUB MIX) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
03 03 OPEN OUR EYES (MIXES) Marshall Jefferson presents Truth, ffrr 12in
04 02 USELESS (I DON’T NEED YOU NOW) Kym Mazelle, Syncopate 12in
05 01 WEEKEND/JUST WANNA DANCE The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
06 14 STAKKER HUMANOID/(THE OMEN MIX) Humanoid, Westside Records 12in
07 10 DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE Mista E, Urban 12in
08 05 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR/JOY AND PAIN Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme Records LP
09 11 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (EXTENDED VER.) Turntable Orch, US Music Village Records 12in
10 09 DON’T SCANDALIZE MINE Sugar Bear, Champion 12in
11 16 RESPECT (MIXES) Adeva, US Chrysalis/Cooltempo 12in
12 17 TALKING WITH MYSELF/(OPIUM MIX) Electribe 1.0.1., Club 12in
13 07 KNOW HOW/(INSTRUMENTAL) Young MC, Fourth & Broadway 12in
14 12 CHECK THIS OUT (CLUB VERSION) Hardhouse, Champion 12in
15 22 HIP HOUSE/YOYO GET FUNKY/I CAN DANCE/LET’S GO The DJ Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records LP
16 25 RUNAWAY GIRL (MIXES) Sterling Void, US DJ International Records 12in
17 15 THE SPELL! (GET DOWN WITH THE GENIE)/SPELL ON ME The Funky Worm, FON 12in
18 26 VOODOO RAY A Guy Called Gerald, Rham! Records 12in
19 54 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR (THE “SKY” KING REMIXES) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, German BCM Records 12in/Supreme promo
20 80 NOT GONNA DO IT (MIXES) Vicky Martin, US Movin’ Records 12in
21 20 BORN THIS WAY (LET’S DANCE) Cookie Crew, ffrr 12in pre-release
22 27 THE MIGHTY HARD ROCKER/FIND AN UGLY WOMAN Cash Money & Marvelous, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in
23 08 RESPECT/HER BAD SELF (THE POSSE/HITMAN MIXES) The Real Roxanne, Cooltempo 12in
24 19 LIFE’S JUST A BALLGAME (BALLROOM REMIX) Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
25 77 WALK ON…/(MELLO MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
26 06 THE PARTY (CLUB MIX) Kraze, MCA Records 12in
27 18 MY LOVE IS MAGIC (CLUB MIX) Bäs Noir, US nugroove 12in
28 41 MY PREROGATIVE (EXTENDED REMIX) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
29 71 MY DJ (PUMP IT UP SOME) Richie Rich, Gee St Recordings 12in
30 40 SAY A LITTLE PRAYER/10 SECONDS TO TERMINATE Bomb The Bass featuring Maureen, Rhythm King 12in
31 37 THE CIRCUS The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag Records LP
32 56 YEAH BUDDY/DIRTY BEATS (EXTENDED MIXES) Royal House, Champion 12in
33 38 THE TWILIGHT ZONE (REMIXES) The Party Boy, Urban Acid 12in
34 — WRATH OF KANE/I’LL TAKE YOU THERE (REMIX/EDIT) Big Daddy Kane, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
35 67 DREAM 17 Annette/I AIN’T NIGHTCLUBBING/CARINO T-Coy/VOODOO RAY A Guy Called Gerald/ACID TO ECSTASY ED209 (‘North – The Sound Of The Dance Underground’) de/Construction Records 12in twin-pack LP
36 13 REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD MIX) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in
37 50 WHO’S GONNA EASE THE PRESSURE (BIG MAC MIX)/IT’S A CRUEL WORLD (CLUB HOUSE MIX) Mac Thornhill, 10 Records 12in
38 — MAKE MY BODY ROCK (FEEL IT) (MIXES) Jomanda, US Big Beat 12in
39 63 NIGHT MOVES (MIXES) Rickster, Sure Delight 12in
40 35 SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (REMIX)/MEGAMIX Bomb The Bass, Rhythm King 12in white label
41 61 FLESH A Split Second/HMM, HMM Taste Of Sugar/VIRGINS IN-D SKY’S In-D (‘New Beat – Take 1’), Subway Records LP
42 33 TRUTH OF SELF EVIDENCE/STRUCTURE/ROCK TO THE BEAT Reese & Santonio, ffrr 12in
43 87 MY MIND’S MADE UP/EVERYBODY Ambassadors Of Funk, Living Beat Records 12in
44 62 CHIKKI CHIKKI AAH AAH/FORDTRAX Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
45 30 ROLLIN’ WITH KID ‘N’ PLAY/DO THIS MY WAY/SOUL MAN Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo LP
46 53 SET THE PACE (SAY YEAH)/FREE YOUR MIND Skinny Boys, Jive 12in
47 21 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER (PARKSIDE MIX)/MICROPHONE FIEND (DJ MARK – THE 45 KING REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
48 95 IT IS WHAT IT IS (MAJESTIC MIX)/FEEL SURREAL (SUBCONSCIOUS MIX) Rhythim Is Rhythim, US Transmat 12in
49 68 ROCK THIS PLACE (UK CLUB REMIX/USA MIXES) Mr Lee, Kool Kat 12in
50 — JACK OF SPADES (BDP MOVIE MIX/EXTENDED REMIX/INSTRUMENTAL)/I’M STILL #1 (EXTENDED REMIX/SINGLE EDIT)/NUMERO UNO RE-RECORDING Jack Of Spades (Boogie Down Productions/KRS-1), US Jive 12in
51 42 AT MY HOUSE/AND THE BREAK GOES ACID/BACARDI 151 BEATS/SHAFTED OFF Frankie “Bones” presents Bonesbreaks Volume 2, US UnderWorld Records 12in
52 39 THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
53 72 COOLIN’ IN CALI/GOES LIKE DIS/THAT’S HOW WE’RE LIVIN’/DRUMS OF STEEL The 7A3, Geffen Records LP
54 55 BREAK 4 LOVE (SPANISH FLY) Raze, Champion/US Columbia 12in
55 70 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (NYC MIX)/MOVE GROOVE Dionne, US Bigshot Records 12in
56 73 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE (MIXES) Gary L, US Easy Street 12in
57 — JUST ANOTHER GAME (MIXES) Keia Weia, US Easy Street 12in
58 59 DON’T STOP YOUR LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION/HOUSE MIX) Keith Sweat, Elektra 12in
59 64 5 SOMEDAY (CLUB MIX) Ce Ce Rogers, US Atlantic 12in/UK promo
60 43 TWICE THE LOVE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIXES) George Benson, Warner Bros 12in
61 85 A DAY IN THE LIFE Black Riot, Champion 12in
62 — FLOAT ON/(RE-EDIT)/SHOW TIME Stetsasonic, Breakout 12in
63 45 WAITING IN VAIN Total Contrast, Criminal Records 12in
64 — TIED UP IN LIFE Yello, Mercury 12in
65 re LOVE MACHINE/ORGASMOSIS The Love Machine, The Dance Yard Recording Corporation 12in
66 51 RUNNING AWAY (THE WEEKEND MIX) Scram, CityBeat 12in
67 65 SHOW ME WHAT YOU’VE GOT (MIXES) S.L.F. (Street-Level Funk), Warriors Dance 12in
68 — GIVE ME BACK YOUR LOVE (MARSHALL JEFFERSON REMIX/GARAGE MIX/CLUB MIX/MELLOW MIX) Boyz In Shock featuring Carol Leeming, Jack Trax 12in
69 94 HAUNTED HOUSE (GARAGE MIX) Dada Z Nada, US 1 Voice Records 12in
70 99 NOTICE ME (MIXES) Sandée, US The Fever 12in
71 49 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS/LONDON RHYME SYNDICATE London Rhyme Syndicate, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records 12in
72 58 I GET HYPE Trouble, Justice 12in
73 57 I WANNA DO IT (US HOT BASS MIX) M-D-Emm, RePublic Records 12in
74 82 SLEIGH RIDE/THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY/THANK YOU FOR A GOOD YEAR/OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS/MY GIFT TO YOU Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
75 re KING OF THE BEATS Mantronix, US Capitol 12in
76 69 THE NIGHTMARE (IT’S OVER FOR YOU) (MIXES) Lake Eerie, US nugroove 12in
77 83 JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND (MIXES) Hithouse, Supreme Records 12in
78 100 BRAND NEW FUNK (EXTENDED REMIX) DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Jive 12in
79 31 CAN’T WIN FOR LOSIN’ (OVERSEAS MIX/KEVIN HEDGE MIX) Blaze, RePublic Records 12in
80 74 SERPENT IN THE GARDEN The Garden Of Eden, Pepper Records 12in
81 98 RAT RACE/HUMAN RACE Dee Major (I.O.F.), Catt 12in
82 34 IT’S A TRIP (TUNE IN, TURN ON, DROP OUT) (MIXES) Children Of The Night, Jive 12in
83 44 DON’T EVEN FEEL IT/ROXANNE’S ON A ROLL The Real Roxanne, US Select Records LP
84 60 KEEP IT INSIDE/DISCREET/EVERYTHING I MISS AT HOME Cherrelle, Tabu LP
85 — CELEBRATION ’88 (THE MOET/CHANDON MIXES) Kool & The Gang, Club 12in black label
86 — MI CASA (DJ’S DOPE LONG/HOT RADIO MIX/DJ’S DOPE SHORT/CASA BONUS BEATS) The Centerfield Assignment, US Next Door Records 12in
87 — I GOTTA GOOD THING (REMIX/RAW INSTRUMENTAL/ACAPPELLA)/GETS NO DEEPER (REMIX/BONUS BASS LINE MIX/INSTRUMENTAL CLUB MIX) Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, US DNA International 12in
88 — TRAFFIC Push, Urban 12in promotional sampler
89 — WEEKEND (RETOUCHED BY THE HAND OF TODD) The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
90 — TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO/I COME ALIVE WHEN I’M WITH YOU/YOU LAID YOUR LOVE ON ME/ACTIVATED/STAY A LITTLE WHILE/LET’S TRY LOVE AGAIN/I’VE WAITED ALL NIGHT/MIDNIGHT ANGEL/WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN/I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY Gerald Alston, US Motown LP
91 — GOOD LIFE (STEVE ‘SILK’ HURLEY MIX/KEVIN ‘MASTER REESE’ MIX/MIKE ‘HITMAN’ WILSON MIX/MAYDAY MIX/MAGIC JUAN MIX)/BIG FUN (LES ADAMS REMIX) Inner City, US Virgin 12in
92 48 JOY AND PAIN/WE’RE SMOKIN’ NOW/HEAVEN ON EARTH Donna Allen, US Oceana LP
93 — TOUCH ME (LOVE ME TONIGHT)/(INSTRUMENTAL)/(RADIO MIX) Brian Keith, US New Image 12in
94 89 I wanna do MONKEY SAY, MONKEY DO WestBam, Doctor Beat 12in
95 — IF YOU THINK YOU’RE IN LOVE/I FEEL IT! Rick Clarke, WA 12in
96 75 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME Turntable Orchestra/I’M A LOVER Kym Mazelle, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
97 76 JENIFA (TAUGHT ME) De La Soul, US Tommy Boy 12in
98 — A NIGHT ON A TRIP/I CAN’T WAIT FOR LOVE/SEXX/ACID SEXX (‘The 1st Revelation’) Bad Boy Bill, US International House Records 12in
99 96 DO YOU WANNA GET HYPE/GIVE ‘EM A SAMPLE Too Kool Posse, US Profile 12in
100 — TAKE SOME TIME OUT (CLUB/DUB) Arnold Jarvis, US Fourth Floor Records 12in


POP DANCE

01 01 GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli, Cooltempo 12in
02 02 NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS, Mercury 12in
03 03 WE CALL IT ACIEED (THE MATEY MIX) d. Mob (featuring Gary Haisman), ffrr 12in
04 12 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
05 04 FIRST TIME Robin Beck, Mercury 12in
06 13 SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
07 05 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz, Big Life 12in
08 07 WEEKEND/JUST WANNA DANCE Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag 12in
09 10 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME Karyn White, Warner Brothers 12in
10 09 NATHAN JONES Bananarama, London 12in
11 — STAKKER HUMANOID Humanoid, Westside 12in
12 08 HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond, EMI 12in
13 06 BIG FUN Inner City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
14 14 TEARDROPS Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
15 11 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
16 16 MISSING YOU Chris De Burgh, A&M 12in
17 19 THE PARTY Kraze, MCA 12in
18 17 CAN YOU PARTY Royal House, Champion 12in
19 15 BURN IT UP Beatmasters featuring P P Arnold, Rhythm King 12in
20 — TWIST & SHOUT Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in


HI-NRG

01 04 REQUIEM London Boys, German Teldec 12in
02 02 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
03 01 THE RUMOUR (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Olivia Newton-John, US MCA 12in
04 06 DANCE WITH ME Claudia T, Dutch Made Up 12in
05 03 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, Saturday 12in
06 10 A B C D/BAD GIRLS Radiorama, Italian Disco Merak Music 12in
07 07 LOVE EVICTION/LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE TONIGHT Quartzlock, Retro 12in
08 14 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES (THE DISCO MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
09 05 WHAT KIND OF LOVE Diana Randall, French Public 12in
10 19 DOWN TOWN ’88 (PETER SLAGHUIS REMIX) Petula Clark, PRT 12in
11 08 WEEKEND The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag 12in
12 17 HEART OF GLASS Desiderata, Nightmare 12in
13 11 I CAN FLY Louise Thomas, Nightmare 12in
14 29 BACKSEAT OF YOUR CADILLAC C. C. Catch, German Hansa 12in
15 12 ONLY MUSIC SURVIVES(DJ PROMIX)/SPEND A LITTLE TIME Alba. Italian Merak Music 12in
16 13 YOUR LOVE CAME TOO LATE Eria Fachin, US Critique 12in
17 26 JACKIE (WAKE UP MIX) Blue Zone, Arista/Rockin’ Horse 12in
18 22 JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse, Supreme 12in
19 15 ROCK ME BABY Lysa Lynn, US Emergency 12in
20 09 CAN YOU PARTY (CLUB MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
21 37 TOO MANY TIMES, TOO MANY CHANGES San, Belgian Infinity 12in
22 18 IS THIS REALLY LOVE Jon Otis, Libido 12in
23 47 FANTASY BOY Baccara, German Bellaphon 12in
24 34 AUTOMATICALLY YOURS Brenda Cochrane, Dazzle 12in
25 35 NEVER SATISFIED Carol Woods, Nightmare 12in
26 Re BREAK MY HEART (YOU REALLY) Shakespear’s Sister, London 12in
27 Re DON’T RUSH ME Taylor Dayne, Arista 12in
28 16 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz, Big Life 12in
29 Re NEVER SAY YOU LOVE ME David Lyme, German ZYX 1 2in
30 Re MAMA NEVER TOLD ME ’88 Fantastique, Belgian A.R.S. 12in
31 — STOP! Erasure, Mute 12in
32 re MY LOVE London Boys, German Teldec 12in
33 — ALL WORK & NO PLAY Offshore, Reflection 12in
34 50 LOVE HANGOVER (DANCE MIX) Diana Ross, Motown 12in
35 24 RIVAL LOVE Astaire, Passion 12in
36 — HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond, Parlophone 12in
37 30 1-2-3 (EXTENDED VERSION) Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Epic 12in
38 20 NEVER TRUST A STRANGER/YOU CAME (JELLYBEAN REMIX) Kim Wilde MCA 12in
39 28 SAYIN’ SORRY (DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT) Denise Lopez, Breakout 12in
40 36 POWER OF PERSUASION Pointer Sisters, US Columbia 12in

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