January 21, 1989: Monie Love, Bäs Noir, Errol Brown, Black Rock and Ron, Hanson & Davis

BEATS & PIECES

The 1989 Technics DJ Mixing Championships are now well and truly on the road and rolling, the first winners and runners-up (who qualify for the regional semi-finals) being detailed in the photo captions … Mink is the man to watch from the first three heats, this Sheffielder having flashes of intense brilliance rather like last year’s UK champ, Cutmaster Swift —sorry there isn’t room to go into greater detail about them all … George Little, Scotland’s champ for the last three years, wasn’t even placed this time at Glasgow’s Hollywood Studio, while similarly Hutchy, North Midlands champ for the last two years, didn’t even make it out of the knock-out preliminaries of Leeds’ Warehouse (but may re-enter somewhere else) – incidentally, there were no Southern “ringers” travelling North to enter this time! … Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock ‘It Takes Two’ so far seems to be this year’s over-used cliché … DJs aren’t going to gain points by mixing without using headphones if the resultant mix is dreadful (so play safe and don’t do it!), but then most seem incapable of doing a basic running mix without it going out of sync anyway! … Stockton-on-Tees’ The Mall, like a larger and more comfortable Hippodrome, serves Stringfellows style food as well — there can’t be many towns where the best restaurant is in a disco … Swansea Martha’s Vineyard (Monday 23), Bristol Papillon (Tuesday) and Southampton New York New York (Wednesday) are next week’s mixing venues … Jive’s over indulging Steve Wren had to have his hotel room repaired in Stockton, while, also among the entourage of judges, London/ffrr’s ultra keen Johnny Walker wasn’t put off by recent air disasters and flew up to Glasgow, back to London for a day’s office work, and then up to Stockton … Lockerbie is a sobering sight to drive past, the size of the crater right by the road, and the gutted houses, being impossible to visualise accurately from TV … I see that hip hop has even reached sleepy Richmond in North Yorkshire, the graffiti “Def Jam” being spraycanned onto a door in this castle-dominated picturesque hill town — which unfortunately will only reinforce some people’s prejudices against the music and its followers … DJs are being invited to audition, by submitting a tape of one of their own typical club nights (to Andrew Wood of Power Promotions, 18 Keens Rood, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1AH), in order to win a PA by one of the artists on the Garage Trax label’s upcoming compilation album (likely to be someone along the lines of Adeva, Gary L or Carol Leeming) plus a full promotion package … Martin Collins, whose move from Chiltern Sound to take over the Sunday breakfast show at Capital Radio was delayed sadly by the death of his father, will also be sitting in for Pete Tong later this month … BMG, the record company group that now includes RCA, Motown, Arista and Ariola, could as of this week already have a much-needed dance product overload, poached from another company with a set of initials! … Dancin’ Danny D to fly solo (“acieed” paying the bills)? … Nicky Holloway, virtually running London’s Astoria now, has a host of US stars booked for his Friday/Saturday Sin nights there … Hip House is already the name of the night, with Bryan Gee and Pete Stuart, at Bromley-By-Bow’s Highway Club (in Gillender Street off the northern approach to the Blackwall Tunnel) … Tyree ‘Turn Up The Bass’ is due to be 12-inched here (in several remixes) ahead of the US, where ‘T’s Revenge’ remains his single … Joe Smooth, of course (not Smith!), mutters ‘Perfect World’ on his own ‘Promised Land’ LP, which is now out here (D.J. International/Westside Records DJART 903) — as is Luther Vandross ‘She Won’t Talk To Me’ (Epic LUTH T9), reviewed last week — while the Diaz Brothers’ title is ‘Blow Some Static’ … I missed the fact last week that the Mix Masters’ more frenetically acidic B-side is a separate tune, ‘Pump It Up Home Boy’, in the Hurtin, Home Boy and P-P Pumped Again Mixes that in haste were wrongly credited under the ‘House Express’ A-side title … Hi-NRG chart positions last week were totally incorrect duo to a typesetting computer error — sorry … Sterling Void’s commercial 12 inch only has ‘Runaway Girl’ in its Radio Mix and Pimp Dub, and just the House Mix of ‘It’s Alright’, while for some reasons the useful House Instrumental is replaced by on instrumental of the still-included original album version of ‘2 Hype’ on Kid ‘N Play’s commercial 12 inch … Mantronix ‘King Of The Beats‘, the US B-side that wasn’t on their last disappointing album, has been hanging on to such sustained specialist hip hop floor reaction since July that — considering how duff their last few singles were — one wonders why it still hasn’t been issued here? … GIVE IT SOME OF THAT!


MINK, from Sheffield’s FON Force, winning in Leeds with an army of judges looking on, including (front row) Phonogram’s Linda Rogers, MCA’s Eddie Gordon, Virgin’s Rob Manley, Cooltempo’s Steve Wolfe, CityBeat’s Paul Kindred, (second row) M|A|R|R|S’s CJ Mackintosh, Supreme’s Bob Masters, Sleeping Bag’s Mervyn Anthony and Radio Aire’s Carl Kingston.

  


HOT VINYL

MONIE LOVE ‘I Can Do This’ (Cooltempo COOLXR 177)
Proving remarkably accomplished and confident as the main guest attraction at all the Technics DJ Mixing dates, 18 years old Monie (British but also with a Brooklyn family base and heavyweight New York rap star friends) is obviously smash-bound with this terrific infectious jumpy 115⅓bpm jiggler, produced by Dancin’ Danny D with DJ Pogo, who synchs the Whispers’ ‘And The Beat Goes On’ through the Uptown Mix and hits a far harder James Brown groove for the Downtown Mix, huge already on pre-release promo but still not out fully until next week.

BÄS NOIR ‘My Love Is Magic (Club Mix)’ (10 Records TEN X 257)
Ronald Burrell created terrific pattering piano nagged and wailing girls gurgled spurting 122¾-0bpm percussively tapping garage leaper by Trenton, New Jersey, schoolgirl sisters Mary and Morie Bevins, (dub/edit flip), huge already on import.

ERROL BROWN ‘Love Goes Up And Down (Extended Mix)’ (WEA YZ340T)
Brightly bounding synth snorted (0-)122¼bpm cheerful romping and swirling smacker (Sub Dub Mix flip), joyously uplifting, the most genuinely “soul”-type thing the Hot Chocolate croaker has ever done – and the first I’ve ever really liked!

BLACK, ROCK and RON ‘Black, Rock and Ron’ (Supreme Records SUPET 141)
Exploding now it’s on UK pre-release promo (due commercially not until next month), this familiar Seventies synth washed, “gotta have house music” scratched, raucously shouted exciting jerky chugger, more rap than hip house but brash and lively, is here in an untidily re-edited 119⅔-119⅓bpm extended mix – totally throwing the beat in its early stages – flipped by the instrumental 119⅔-120-119⅓bpm Beats with which it’s been spliced, and just the 100⅔bpm Instrumental of the usefully ‘Get On The Good Foot’-based ‘Getting Large’. Large I think it will be.

HANSON & DAVIS ‘I Can’t Stop (Club Version)’ (Sleeping Bag Records SBUK3T, via The Cartel)
First imported (as just ‘Can’t Stop’) with little success last August, Aaron Hanson & Eddie Davis’s Marley Marl remixed repetitively moaned calmly cantering uncluttered classy 118bpm nagger seems likely to “do a Turntable Orchestra” now and become the garage smash it always sounded like (Vocal Dub too, and a 122bpm Club Mix of the jerkily bounding and rambling ‘Tonight‘).

STARVUE ‘Body Fusion’ (Graphic Records BOOTY 1)
Superb squeakily wailing falsetto-led Chi-Sound group’s shimmering strings juddered slinkily grooving Lowrell-styled sweet 82-81-80bpm jogger from 1980, the sort of street soul still big at reggae dances, available more easily on the compilation album ‘Boogie Tunes 2’ (Graphic Records LIPS 3) as the 2,800 pressings instantly sold out of this “very limited edition” Official Bootleg 12 inch, which, sampler-style, also includes from the label’s earlier ‘Boogie Tunes 1’ rare groove compilation 1975’s similarly jogging 92⅔-93-92⅓bpm soulfully sensuous MILTON WRIGHT ‘Keep It Up’, and from ‘Salsoul 1’ the apparently 1980 originated although more dated sounding 0-107⅓bpm symphonically rolling Philly soul INSTANT FUNK ‘Can You See Where I’m Coming From?‘ A 12 inch of non-digital oldies I don’t mind BPM-ing, but three albums’ worth is asking too much!

CAIRO ‘I Want That Girl (Extended Club Mix)’ (CityBeat CBE 1235)
EastEnders vocalist/keyboardist Lennox Cameron and bassist Thomas Ribeiro whip up a very commercial Milli Vanilli-ish lightweight hip hop-pop jiggly juddery nervy 100bpm jitterer with James Brown samples and whimpering Bros-type vocals (I’m only half joking!), flipped by a more disjointed dubwise harder Heartbeat Mix and the older Les Adams produced less positive 105⅔bpm ‘Hold On‘.

BONNIE BYRD ‘Good Girl’ (US Wadworth Records WAD-417)
Superb sultrily weaving and wailing 100⅔bpm soul slinker, inevitably overshadowed in the current climate by the faster flip’s sometimes disturbingly pitched ramblingly wailed New Jersey recorded garage-style spurting and thumping 120¾bpm ‘We Can Make lt’, which has in fact taken off quite fast.

MELODIOUS MYLES EXCEL ‘Be There’ (US Legit JW-53448)
With a confusingly labelled artiste’s name and in three versions identified only by their duration, this light girl cooed simple sparse garage rambler is most straightforwardly structured in the flip’s fluidly tinkling and spurting 124¼bpm 5:43 mix, but is really fragmented and tricky in the nevertheless quirkily appealing 119⅔(intro)-119-118½-119¼-118½-119bpm 4:02 and 119-117-119-117⅔-119¼-0bpm 5:17 mixes. One that people seem either to love or to loathe, it’s worth a little patience.

TRYBE ‘Psychedelic Shack’ (US Wild Pitch WP1010)
Nothing to do with the Temptations’ oldie, this Chuck Artamatik produced mystically muttered and enthusiastically whooped, organ chorded, pshta pshta pulsed rambling deep house shuffler is in four differently treated 122bpm dance mixes (and some spoken acappellas), the main ones remixed by Frankie Knuckles.

YAZZ ‘Fine Time’ (Big Life YAZZ 3)
Possibly a disastrous career move if this promo is released fully, its A-side boring 68⅓bpm reggae slowie featuring Colonel Mite’s toasting appears to be universally disliked to an alarmingly vehement degree by DJs, who all prefer the flip’s ‘Magic Juan’ Atkins remixed simple bounding 123bpm Martin Luther King quoting ‘Dream‘, but even that is much less commercial (no bad thing) than her hits.

SKIPWORTH & TURNER ‘Make It Last (Club Mix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 119)
Patrick Adams and Instant Funk produced, David Morales remixed, dull instrumentally started before then soulfully nagged bumpily tumbling 113¾-0bpm jogger, getting mailing list support but sounding drearily monotonous in the current climate (despite cymbal pshta pshta-ed so-called Deep House and Dub Mixes).

STEVEN DANTE ‘Love Follows’ (Cooltempo DANTER 3)
Monte Moir has produced a not surprisingly very Alexander O’Neal-like classy 109½bpm swaying loper, the best thing on Steven’s recent album, hopefully not too good for consumption by a general public now softened up by not only Alex but also the similar Luther (Dancin’ Danny D produced nervily jiggling (0-)103⅚bpm ‘Taking Love To The Limit‘ flip).

STEADY B ‘Serious’ (US Jive/Pop Art 1167-1-JD)
“This is a remix”, producer KRS-1 keeps declaring, as dixieland jazz joins the more routine break beats of this rolling rap’s thus rather jaunty and fresh but disjointed 0-101-0-101bpm Ceereeus BDP Remix (straightforward 101bpm LP Mix and instrumental too), flipped by the Joe Tex sampling bumpily jolting 0-99⅚bpm ‘I Got Cha (Philly Extended Remix)‘ (97⅚bpm LP Mix and Instrumental).

METRO ‘Angel Of Mercy’ (US nugroove NG 005)
Rheji Burrell created synth washed simple sparsely bubbling 120¼-0bpm instrumental (piano nagged Dub), something of a throwaway in comparison with twin brother Ronald’s productions.

APHRODISIAC ‘Your Love’ (US nugroove NG 006)
Ronald Burrell created bubbly synth percolated spurting, pausing and surging — fracturing in dub style especially towards the end — sharp angular chugging (0-)112⅔bpm thudder, basically quite simple and instrumental apart from some breathy muttering (112⅔-0bpm Dub flip).

3-D ‘Original Styling’ (CityBeat CBLP 3F)
Chatting Philadelphia rappers on a juddery album with the “we hold these truths to be self evident”-scratching 0-101⅙-0bpm ‘Increase The Peace’, James Brown grunted churning (0-)116bpm ‘Straight Up‘, attractively lurching (0-)114½bpm ‘Who Is It?‘, jiggly 98½bpm ‘Believe Dat‘, urgent 110½-0bpm ‘Improvin-n-Groovin‘, bumpily weaving 91⅚-0bpm ‘Crushin’-n-Bussin’ (Remix)‘, Jamaican accented 104⅚bpm ‘Original Styling‘, jerkily jogging 100⅓-0bpm ‘Joe Familiar‘, jolting dry jittery 103⅓bpm ‘Greatest Man Alive‘, while a bonus twin-packed old 12 inch has (both James Brown based) the 108⅓bpm ‘Giddy Up’ and 110⅚bpm ‘Once More (You Hear The Dope Stuff)’.

JEROME ‘SECRET WEAPON’ PRISTER ‘Where Is She Now?’ (US Tuff City TUF 128035)
Pleasant traditional groin grindingly rolling soulful 98½bpm jogger for the conservative reggae-rooted street soul crowd (98⅙bpm instrumental too), flipped by the more rawly lurching ‘Let Me Tell You About My Girl‘ in 90⅔bpm Short Mix, 90½bpm Mix 1 Extension, and 90⅔-90½bpm Dub Mix versions.

MICA PARIS & WILL DOWNING ‘Where Is The Love’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 122)
Undemanding and indeed pleasant enough cabaret-style bland 111⅙bpm revival of Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway’s old classic, getting knee jerk response from some uncritical quarters.

BLAKE BAXTER ‘ Hornie’ (US Incognito IR 112688)
Techno four-tracker lead off by this jerkily bounding 128½bpm instrumental, with also the pshta pshta-ed bounding and muttering 121⅔bpm busily distorted ‘Sexuality‘, jerkily chording philosophical 122-122⅓bpm ‘Brave New World‘, and electro tone bending dull 116½bpm ‘Does Not Compute‘.

BRAVO ‘Can’t Stop’ (US Quark QK014)
Having lost Blaze the label now has Bravo, with this breathy guy prodded, walking bass driven garage bounder in cool vibes pulsed sparse (0-)125¾-125⅔-125½-125⅓-125¼bpm Fierce Level 10 Dub, breezily jaunty (0-)125-124⅓- 24-123bpm Body Shakin’ Mix, and party flavoured leaping 124⅔-124-123½-0bpm Radio Mix versions, plus the different jerky bass tugged old fashioned guitar chinked percussive chanting 122⅓-122-0bpm ‘Feel It (Talk Of The Town Remix)’. As you can guess, just the sort of single I love to BPM!

FALLOUT ‘Don’t You Wanna Rock’ (US Fourth Floor Records FF-1095)
Lenny “Dee” Desiderio and Tommy Musto created lurching synth prodded and washed garage-cum-house instrumental throbber with some title line chants, in shuffling chugging 120-0bpm Club Rock, frisky pshta pshta-ed 120bpm Bass Groove Dub, starkly tapping 0-120-0bpm Freestyle Rock, and busily bustling 120-0bpm House Vocal Dub mixes.


REMIXES

NENEH CHERRY ‘Buffalo Stance (½ Way 2 House)‘ (Circa Records YRXX 21), Arthur Baker remixed brilliant bubbling, pulsing, chugging, building and jiggling 109½-0bpm Latin flavoured subtle revamp, with his similar though less mellow Nearly Neuebeat mix as well, plus Tim Simenon & Mark Saunders’ emptily hip hop 0-107bpm Give Me A Muthuf***ing Break Beat (Sukka Mix), some Kevin Saunderson mixes apparently being due too;

THE LOVE MACHINE featuring Rose Windross ‘The Deputy Of Love Machine’ (The Dance Yard Recording Corporation YARD TR 5), the pastiche of familiar dated disco grooves and phrases now retitled from the original ‘Love Machine’ and remixed by Steve Proctor in the differently influenced 121⅙bpm Techno, 121¼bpm Shakin Baker, 121⅓bpm Dirty Beats and 119¼bpm Castle Beats Mixes, all harder end better than before;

BABY FORD ‘Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh (The Freecloud Remix)‘ (Rhythm King RBFORD 2), less “ecstatically” vocal muttered and ethereal flute chorded blander but frantically flying 122½bpm good remix (beware the beat losing intro), flipped by a drain gurgling machine washed (0-)123bpm ‘Reprise‘ and forcefully pounding 123⅙-0bpm ‘Oochi Koochi (Conrad Cadet Mix)‘ — plus, amongst a deluge of other Baby Ford material, there’s also a slower even more ethereal 116¾-0bpm Cadburys boosting ‘Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh (Milky Très)‘ (Rhythm King LBFORD 2), the girls cooing “disco me to ecstasy” again;

N.93 ‘Bus Stop (Remix)’ (Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records 12 RNR 113), much speeded up bubbly burbling and churning almost afro flavoured 118½bpm remix of Jimmy Gray’s original production.


THE CLUB CHART – January 21, 1989

01 01 RESPECT (MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
02 02 GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX/MAYDAY CLUB MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
03 15 THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS (UNDERGROUND/ACIEED MIXES) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
04 03 BORN THIS WAY (LET’S DANCE) Cookie Crew, ffrr 12in
05 05 I CAN DO THIS (UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN MIXES) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
06 08 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR (THE “SKY” KING REMIXES/ORIGINAL ALBUM VERSION) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme Records 12in
07 09 RUNAWAY GIRL (PIMP DUB/RUNAWAY RADIO MIX) Sterling Void/IT’S ALL RIGHT (HOUSE MIX) Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge, ffrr 12in
08 18 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (EXTENDED VER.) Turntable Orchestra, RePublic Records 12in
09 07 MY PREROGATIVE (EXTENDED REMIX) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
10 20 YO YO GET FUNKY (MIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
11 12 MY LOVE IS MAGIC (CLUB MIX) Bäs Noir, 10 Records 12in pre-release
12 06 WALK ON…/(MELLOW MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
13 10 TURN UP THE BASS/T’S REVENGE/ACID IS MY LIFE Tyree, US DJ International Records LP
14 30 BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry, Circa 12in
15 13 WAIT (LONG) Robert Howard + Kym Mazelle, RCA 12in
16 21 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (12” CLUB MIX) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
17 04 YOYO GET FUNKY/HIP HOUSE/JACK 2 THE SOUND/CAN U STILL DANCE/I CAN DANCE/ACID THUNDER/LET’S GO The DJ Fast Eddie, DJ International Records LP
18 — THIS IS SKA (SKACID MIX/THE DUB)/THINGS JUST DON’T MAKE SENSE Longsy D’s House Sound, Big One 12in
19 26 CHIKKI CHIKKI AAH AAH/FORDTRAX Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
20 22 OPEN OUR EYES (MIXES) Marshall Jefferson presents Truth, ffrr 12in
21 31 BREAK 4 LOVE (SPANISH FLY) Raze, Champion 12in
22 17 THIS IS ACID (A NEW DANCE CRAZE) (LES ADAMS REMIXES) Maurice, Breakout 12in
23 52 SOMEDAY (CLUB MIX) Ce Ce Rogers, Atlantic 12in promo
24 11 STAKKER HUMANOID/(THE OMEN MIX) Humanoid, Westside Records 12in
25 24 WRATH OF KANE Big Daddy Kane, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
26 39 MAKE IT LAST (CLUB MIX) Skipworth & Turner, Fourth & Broadway 12in
27 19 GOOD LIFE (STEVE HURLEY/MIKE ‘HITMAN’ WILSON MIXES) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
28 33 YEAH BUDDY (EXTENDED MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
29 16 NOT GONNA DO IT (MIXES) Vicky Martin, US Movin’ Records 12in
30 96 THE PROMISED LAND (CLUB MIX/UNDERGROUND MIX/FREESTYLE MIX) Joe Smooth Inc featuring Anthony Thomas, US DJ International Records 12in
31 27 ACTIVATED/STAY A LITTLE WHILE/TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO Gerald Alston, Motown LP
32 43 HEY MUSIC LOVER (G-OO-D VIBRATION MIX) S’Xpress, Rhythm King 12in promo
33 45 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (FEEL IT) (MIXES) Jomanda, US Big Beat 12in
34 14 DON’T SCANDALIZE MINE/READY TO PENETRATE Sugar Bear, Champion 12in
35 — SKIN I’M IN (ALBUM VERSION)/LES ADAMS’ CAMEO MEGAMIX TWO/HONEY Cameo, Club 12in
36 28 PROMISED LAND/CAN’T FAKE THE FEELING/I TRY/I’LL BE THERE Joe Smooth, US DJ International Records LP
37 64 THE LOVER IN ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Sheena Easton, MCA Records 12in
38 38 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE (MIXES) Gary L, US Easy Street 12in
39 63 I GOTTA GOOD THING/GETS NO DEEPER (REMIXES) Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, US DNA International 12in
40 49 STRAIGHT FROM THE SOUL Top Billin’, Rapsonic 12in
41 — LET IT GO/MISTRESS OF THE BOOM Kyna Antee aka The Mistress, US Techno Kut 12in
42 42 WE CAN MAKE IT/GOOD GIRL Bonnie Byrd, US Wadworth Records 12in
43 47 BLACK, ROCK AND RON (EXTENDED MIX)/GETTING LARGE (INSTRUMENTAL) Black, Rock And Ron, Supreme 12in pre-release
44 81 LOVE FEVER (MIXES) CCDP, Jive 12in
45 55 SOULMATE (DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIXES) Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
46 34 HIP HOUSE (MIXES)/I CAN DANCE The DJ Fast Eddie, DJ International Records 12in
47 48 IN & OUT OF MY LIFE (CLUB MIX) Adeva, Garage Trax 12in
48 — HARD CORE HIP HOUSE/OH YEA HEY NO/ACID IS MY LIFE Tyree/GIVE A LITTLE FOR THE GOLD/DO THE DO Marshall Jefferson presents the Dancing Flutes/TIME TO JACK (THE ACID) Chip E/ENERGY Robot DJs/BROTHERS & SISTERS HOUSE ON 13TH STREET Slick Master Rick/MY MELODY/AIN’T IT FUNKY Fast Eddie (‘Sound Of The Underground – Acid II’), US Underground LP
49 94 THE DEPUTY OF LOVE MACHINE (MIXES(The Love Machine featuring Rose Windross, The Dance Yard Recording Corporation 12in white label
50 54 KNOW HOW/(INSTRUMENTAL) Young MC, Fourth & Broadway 12in
51 62 MY MIND’S MADE UP/EVERYBODY/JUST A GROOVE Ambassadors Of Funk, Living Beat Records 12in
52 re THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
53 — LACK OF LOVE/(IVORY MIX) Charles B, Desire 12in
54 — BUFFALO STANCE (½ WAY 2 HOUSE/NEARLY NEUEBEAT) Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in
55 50 THE MIGHTY HARD ROCKER Cash Money & Marvelous, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
56 — WHERE IS THE LOVE Mica Paris & Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
57 73 BUS STOP (LES ADAMS REMIX) N.93, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records 12in
58 69 AT MY HOUSE/SHAFTED OFF Frankie “Bones” presents Bonesbreaks Volume 2, US UnderWorld Records 12in
59 65 JACK OF SPADES (BDP MOVIE MIX) Boogie Down Productions, Jive 12in
60 89 YOUR LOVE TAKES ME HIGHER (MAGIC JUAN’S SEX MIX) Beloved, WEA 12in
61 40 2 HOT 2 STOP (FRENCH TICKLER MIX) L.U.S.T., US Renée Records 12in
62 70 WHO IS IT?/INCREASE THE PEACE 3-D, CityBeat LP
63 67 I WANNA ROCK (ST. PETE’S HOUSE MIX/BOBBY E. DAVIS PIANO MIX/HASAN & CHARLIE BABIE CLUB MIX/JOHN JAY’S FREESTYLE MIX Freestyle Express/TONY’S TECHNO HOUSE Tony Real, US Sunshine Music Ltd 12in
64 61 TOUCH ME (LOVE ME TONIGHT) Brian Keith, US New Image 12in
65 80 2 HYPE (DANCIN’ DANNY D UK REMIX) Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
66 41 THE MUSIC MAKER/ WHO’S IN THE PLACE/WHERE’S THE PARTY AT Cash Money & Marvelous, US Sleeping Bag Records LP
67 68 REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD MIX) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in
68 25 DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE Mista E, Urban 12in
69 44 USELESS (I DON’T NEED YOU NOW) (MARSHALL JEFFERSON WINDY CITY MIXES) Kym Mazelle, Syncopate 12in
70 58 TOUCH OF LOVE (MIXES) Liz Torres featuring Master C&J, Black Market Records 12in
71 — LOVE FOLLOWS Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
72 90 BABY DON’T FORGET MY NUMBER Milli Vanilli, Cooltempo 12in
73 46 DO ME RIGHT Pebbles, US MCA Records 12in
74 29 TAKE SOME TIME OUT (CLUB MIX) Arnold Jarvis/FEEL THE MUSIC (POWER MIX) RuffNeck/LET’S WORK IT OUT (PERFORMANCE MIX) Exit (‘The Garage Sound Of Deepest New York’), RePublic Records LP
75 35 HOW FAR I GO (MIXES) Peter Black, US DJ International 12in
76 re I wanna do MONKEY SAY MONKEY DO WestBam, Doctor Beat 12in
77 59 SEDUCTION (MIXES) Seduction, US Vendetta Records 12in/Breakout promo
78 60 ROCK THE DISCOTHEQUES/ACID JACKSON (LET’S GO) The Dynamic Guv’nors, Blapps! Records 12in
79 100= PSYCHEDELIC SHACK (MIXES) Trybe, US Wild Pitch Records 12in
80 77 AS ALWAYS (MIXES) Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk presents Ricky Dillard, Champion 12in
81 74 SALSA HOUSE Richie Rich, US Mercury 12in
82 71 SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass, Rhythm King 12in
83 78 FEEL THE MUSIC (FEEL THE BASS) (MIXES) Double Trouble, B/Ware! Records 12in
84 82 BE THERE (MIXES) Melodious Myles Excel, US Legit 12in
85 79 THE PARTY/(ITALIAN VERSION/SEX VERSION) Rubix, German ZYX Records 12in
86 — STRAIGHT OUT THE JUNGLE (JUNGLE REMIX/LP VERSION/DUB OUT THE JUNGLE)/SOUNDS OF SAFARI (REMIX)/IN TIME/(THE PROMO) Jungle Brothers, US Idlers 12in
87 100= WHERE IS SHE NOW? Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister, US Tuff City 12in
88 86 CHIKKI CHIKKI AHH AHH (THE FREE CLOUD REMIX) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
89 72 SET THE PACE (SAY YEAH) Skinny Boys, Jive 12in
90 75 BODY FUSION Starvue, Graphic Records 12in limited edition
91 — AVENGE (PURDY’S DEEP HOUSE MIX/STEED’S GARAGE DUB BEATS/AVENGE THE ACID MIX/THE ANTI ACID MIX) Linden C, Living Beat Records 12in mailing list promo
92 98 BUS STOP (REMIX) N.93, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records 12in white label
93 56 NIGHT MOVES (MIXES) Rickster, Sure Delight 12in
94 87 A DAY IN THE LIFE/WARLOCK Black Riot, Champion 12in
95 97 DON’T YOU WANNA ROCK (MIXES) Fallout, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
96 88 CAN YOU FEEL IT (DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SPOKEN WORD MIX) Fingers Inc, Jack Trax 12in
97 92 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (MIXES)/MOVE GROOVE Dionne, US Bigshot Records 12in
98 36 JOY AND PAIN Donna Allen, US Oceana LP
99 — DO THAT DANCE/(BONUS BEATS)/IT AIN’T NOTHING S.L.II, B/Ware! Records 12in white label
100 83 YOUR LOVE (CLUB/DUB) Aphrodisiac, US nugroove 12in


POP DANCE

01 01 GOOD LIFE Inner City, 10 Records 12in
02 02 BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry, Rhythm King 12in
03 12 RESPECT Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
04 07 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY Fine Young Cannibals, London 12in
05 04 LOCO IN ACAPULCO Four Tops, Arista 12in
06 03 TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART Rick Astley, RCA 12in
07 05 STAKKER HUMANOID Humanoid, Westside 12in
08 06 BORN THIS WAY (LET’S DANCE) Cookie Crew, London 12in
09 16 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl, RCA 12in
10 09 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Machine, Epic 12in
11 10 YOU ARE THE ONE A-ha, Warner Bros 12in
12 08 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan, PWL 12in
13 17 ALL SHE WANTS IS Duran Duran, EMI 12in
14 — GET ON THE DANCEFLOOR Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme 12in
15 11 STOP! Erasure, Mute 12in
16 — BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/FREEBIRD (MEDLEY) Will To Power, Epic 12in
17 — THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS Ten City, Atlantic 12in
18 — WHERE IS THE LOVE Will Downing & Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
19 18 DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark, PRT 12in
20 — EVERLASTING LOVE Sandra, Siren 12in


HI-NRG

01 04 DANCE WITH ME Claudia T, Dutch Made Up 12in
02 27 CALL ME Coco, German Blow Up 12in
03 11 WHAT KIND OF LOVE Diana Randall, French Public 12in
04 15 THE RUMOUR (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Olivia Newton-John, US MCA 12in
05 01 REQUIEM (HAMBURG MIX) London Boys, WEA 12in
06 14 LOVE EVICTION/LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE TONIGHT Quartzlock, Retro 12in
07 28 YOU CAN SET ME FREE Coo Coo, Italian Flea 12in
08 25 FOOLS CRY Fancy, German Metronome 12in
09 09 AUTOMATICALLY YOURS Brenda Cochrane, Dazzle 12in
10 03 KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR (MARK SAUNDERS REMIX)/STOP! Erasure, Mute 12in
11 re LET’S ALL DANCE Argentina, Italian Memory 12in
12 30 TOO MANY TIMES, TOO MANY CHANGES San, Belgian Infinity 12in
13 29 IT’S YOU Sheila Stewart, Dutch Made Up 12in
14 22 POWER OF PERSUASION Pointer Sisters, US Columbia 12in
15 08 A B C D/BAD GIRLS Radiorama, Italian Disco Merak Music 12in
16 02 DOWN TOWN ’88 (PETER SLAGHUIS REMIX) Petula Clark, PRT 12in
17 38 CRAZY FOR YOU Vanessa, Dutch Injection 12in
18 — THIS OLD HEART OF MINE Gee Morris, Nightmare 12in
19 10 GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
20 33 MOVE IT IN, MOVE IT OUT Body Heat, Canadian Sizzle 12in
21 — DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE? Croisette, Nightmare 12in
22 31 YOU’RE THE ONE 1000 Ohm, Belgian ARS 12in
23 20 HEART OF GLASS Desiderata, Nightmare 12in
24 12 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
25 35 ONLY MUSIC SURVIVES (DJ PROMIX) Alba, Italian Merak Music 12in
26 34 JUST FOR YOU Manuella, Belgian Hi Tension 12in
27 16 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/LOVIN’ SUITE Quantize, Passion 12in
28 re I CAN FLY Louise Thomas, Nightmare 12in
29 re NEVER SATISFIED Carol Woods, Nightmare 12in
30 — THIS TIME IT’S REAL Miquel Brown, Nightmare 12in
31 18 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, Saturday 12in
32 39 ROCK ME BABY Lysa Lynn, US Emergency 12in
33 re FANTASY BOY Baccara, German Bellaphon 12in
34 re JIVE INTO THE NIGHT Green Olives, Italian “X”-Energy 12in
35 — DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS Silk & Steele, Strike 12in
36 06 NATHAN JONES (EXTENDED VERSION) Bananarama, London 12in
37 05 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES (THE DISCO MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
38 re IS THIS REALLY LOVE Jon Otis, Libido 12in
39 07 JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse, Supreme 12in
40 re ALL WORK & NO PLAY Offshore, Reflection 12in

One thought on “January 21, 1989: Monie Love, Bäs Noir, Errol Brown, Black Rock and Ron, Hanson & Davis”

  1. I wish I’d heard that Black, Rock & Ron track at the time – with its ‘Big Fun’ and ‘A Day In The Life’ samples, it would have worked a treat with my dancers.

    Starvue’s sublime ‘Body Fusion’ could well be the final rare groove track to chart, although the revivalists had by now progressed from Seventies JB-style funk to what was now being called boogie (still at this stage a catch-all term for late 70s/early 80s revivalism, and not really a genre-specific term).

    With the sparse Sukka mix of ‘Buffalo Stance’, I finally found a use for my copy of ‘The 900 Number’, bought unheard on import (I was expecting a banger, and I got a loop!). The two tunes synched together perfectly.

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