February 11 1989: Chanelle, The Stop The Violence Movement, The Style Council, Donna Allen, Tyree featuring Kool Rock Steady

BEATS & PIECES

MIXING STANDARDS may have been disappointingly low amongst most of the entrants in the 1989 Technics UK DJ Mixing Championships (don’t forget that many more DJs are knocked out at preliminary stages than end up in the heats), but it must be said that just about all who qualified for this week’s semi-finals are “up to scratch” and well worth seeing, so, whatever the outcome, next week’s grand final at London’s Empire Ballroom on Wednesday (15) is guaranteed to be really exciting! … I and other observers are beginning to think that future competitors should have to include a mandatory running synch mix in their championship repertoire, just to prove that they can actually “mix” before going off into flights of scratching fantasy (rather as Pablo Picasso proved he was a superb draughtsman before he began painting people with jumbled faces) … West London’s overall standard at Ealing’s Broadway Boulevard was not as low as last year (when the heat had been at Uxbridge’s Regals, swapped about this time as venue for the regional semi-final), but, as also at Romford’s Hollywood (like a downmarket Stringfellows), few real standout mixers were weeded out from over 30 entrants at each heat (for full results, see the photo captions) — obviously, most of the good London mixers with get up and go have indeed got up early and gone to compete in the provincial heats, once again … LL Cool J ‘Rock The Bells’ and Hashim ‘Al-Naafyish’ have continued to be this year’s groan-inducing “oh, not again” clichés — even Pogo used the latter! — while use of Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock ‘It Takes Two’ slowed down at the later heats, which was a pity as all the judges enjoyed going “wooo” — “yeah” along with it … Barking’s DJ T Rox was the first ever girl to enter the mixing championships, in recognition of which she was put into the Romford heat, unfairly to her as although performing bravely she really wasn’t up to it … Dancin’ Danny D, star producer/remixer of D. Mob fame and his own new Slam Jam Productions company, was for no reason prodded and pushed by the Romford bouncers as everyone was leaving … Sleeping Bag Records, offering a recording contract to the winner, are sponsoring the 1989 Shure UK Rapping Championships, in which rap acts are competing at this week’s mixing semi-finals before having a final of their own at the March 12 opening party of the 1989 International DJ Convention … Technics’ World DJ trophy this year will be a reputedly solid gold SL 1200 turntable! … rm reader Ray Young is losing sleep, incidentally, wondering why the Technics SL 1200 deck’s calibrated speed control slider does not reflect the actual mathematical percentage speed shifts that can be checked against the platter’s illuminated strobe markings — it beats me but, unless anyone else knows better, could it be because the slider’s stated percentages cannot be geared consistently to both the different 45rpm and 33⅓rpm playing speeds? … She Rockers ‘On Stage’ turns out on commercial pressings to be a Broad Beans Mix and 118⅘bpm, with an added 119bpm Instrumental Mix … Funkmaster Wizard Wiz’s flip, left out for lack of room last week, is the juddery thudding 96bpm ‘Fat Tim‘ … Cash Money & Marvelous’s album, reviewed in full on import, is now out here (Sleeping Bag Records SBUK-LP-4) … Wally Jump Junior & The Criminal Element ‘Thieves‘, promoed (and reviewed) back in October and dead as a doornail by December, appears only now to have been released commercially! … Bobby Brown’s UK follow-up will be a re-issue of ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, and MCA Records have also reissued the Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers ‘Jealous‘ (which had zilch response when first about in November) … Ten City’s UK issued album ‘Foundation’ (Atlantic WX 249) arrived too late to BPM, so check The Club Chart as usual for all the latest beats, including no doubt those for the DJ Mark The 45 King produced import rap album, Lakim Shabazz ‘Pure Righteousness’ (US Tuff City TUFLP5557) … UK remixes this week, which likewise will be BPM-ed if they hit The Club Chart, include the Kevin Saunderson remixed locomoting stuttery Reid ‘Real Emotion (The Motortown Meltdown)’, Les Adams remade jittery rolling Bäs Noir ‘My Love Is Magic (Big Bäs Drum Remix)‘, Dancin’ Danny D remixed ‘It Takes Two’ overdubbed though rather messy Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock ‘Get On The Dance Floor (The Danny D Remix)‘, originally imported Cameo ‘The Skin I’m In (The Truth)‘, frantically jittering stuttery S’Xpress ‘Hey Music Lover (Spatial Expansion Remix)‘, not particularly improved The DJ Fast Eddie ‘I Can Dance (The Rapture Mix) ‘/’Hip House (The Annihilation Mix)’ … Ten City and Kym Mazelle, plus live bands, are confirmed along with the likes of Adeva and Monie Love for the rapidly approaching March 24-26 Easter weekender at Prestatyn — full booking details (get in there quick as the last one was vastly over-subscribed) on 01-364 1212 from Live-Wire, who hint that they’re also “talking” to Bobby Brown, Chaka Khan, Jungle Brothers and Cash Money as the final line-up is far from complete! … Martin Collins’ contributions to Capital Radio would appear to be non-vocal for the time being, until a clause expires in his old contract with Chiltern Radio — meanwhile, he and Colin Watts hold a Pink Elephant/Dumbo’s soul club reunion this coming Monday (13) at Luton’s Ronelles … Kim Vernon, Wes Allen and occasional guest Paul Landon pump out all kinds of house, hip hop and soul at Back Street Fridays in Preston’s Loot — the aforementioned Paul Landon has actually just launched the previously local In The Mix house music fanzine on a national basis, and plans a Play It Loud record label to follow (subscription and mailing list details from In The Mix, 83 St George’s Road, Deepdale, Preston, Lancs) … Rob Hemans, who teaches street dancing for charity purposes at Swindon’s Plus One youth centre (0793-642765), checked the scene in Moscow before Christmas and had ’em breakdancing in the snow — he now plans next winter to take the Stone Youth Enterprise dance/rap/graffiti hip hop troupe over to subvert Russian kids properly! … Colchester’s University Radio Essex, the county’s longest established radio station, celebrates its 18th birthday on March 1 with a reunion of its former staff (many now running BBC and ILR stations), a national student radio conference with speakers on all aspects of local and national media, and general on-campus hi-jinks — details from programme controller Will Jackson on 0206-863211, ext. 230 … Chris Paul has remixed Perri ‘I’m The One’ in ‘Ain’t Nobody’ style, while J.J. Fad ‘Supersonic’ is due again in a “hip house” mix … Disco Gary VanDenBussche, recovering from a fall off a seven foot stage (ouch!), infos that Big Daddy Kane ‘Wrath Of Kane’ is based on the JB’s ‘Giving Up Food For Funk’ played at 45rpm instead of 33⅓rpm, while M-D-Emm member Dave Lee, usually to be relied on, reckons that Def Jef ‘On The Real Tip‘ is also based on the Peter Jacques Band ‘Mighty Fine‘ … The 45 King ‘The 900 Number’ has torn the roof off everywhere except in supercool Bristol on the Technics mixing tour, so why hasn’t it been higher in The Club Chart? … Boy Meets Girl may be one of Alan Jones’s current faves but is, of course, only in the Pop Dance chart because it’s been returned by pop playing DJs — I was merely trying to point out last week that Alan alone compiles that (and the Hi-NRG) chart, its new entries being unknown to me until they appear in print … MC Jammy Hammy was found fast asleep at the wheel of his parked car, when Mel Medalie dropped off some Champion promos at his house early one morning, for no more exciting reason than that he had been up all night (during a period in which he only slept properly four times in eight days) putting last week’s rm column together! … Disco Mix Club leader Tony Prince looks so young now with his brushed forward hairstyle that he’s known as the Clitheroe Kid! … GIVE IT SOME OF THAT, KID!


DJ POGO, London’s overall winner last year, as widely anticipated won the East London mixing heat at Romford’s Hollywood, but confessed he was not on full form (it’s Pogo who scratches on, and produced, Monie Love’s current smash).


ROB NELSON from Bangor, Northern Ireland’s winner again at Portrush’s Traks.


DJ CARL, the lightfingered Carlos Hampden, convinced the judges that he should be second in Ealing by mixing backwards from the wrong side of the console.


DJ “WHIZZ KID” from St Albans was the deserved qualifying runner-up in Romford, actually doing long synched mixes and a “morse code” transformer scratch.


CUTMASTER SWIFT, defending 1988 Technics UK DJ Mixing Champion, is the man that they’re all going to have to beat in the 1989 UK finals next Wednesday (February 15) at the Empire in London’s Leicester Square, which by all accounts will be tough!


DJ SLIPMATT with, as record feeder, his partner DJ Lime are the group S.L. II (whose previously reviewed ‘Do That Dance’ is now out commercially on B/Ware! Records) — despite deserving a place in some judges’ estimation at Ealing he somehow didn’t make the top three.


HOT VINYL

CHANELLE ‘One Man (One Mix)’ (US Profile PRO-7241)
Kevin Hedge of Blaze co-produced, Frankie Knuckles & David Morales remixed, superb cool girl gurgled and wailed smooth bass bubbled weaving 119-0bpm garage strider (in three mixes), the new Adeva, instantly massive on import but due out here on Cooltempo at the end of the month (white labelled this week) with a bonus Blaze mix for the UK only.

THE STOP THE VIOLENCE MOVEMENT ‘Self-Destruction’ (Jive BDPS T1)
Reviewed in full on import only last week, this rapidly UK released all-star anti-violence rap message is here 0-104⅚bpm in its Extended Mix, Special Remix, and break beats augmented Instrumental versions.

THE STYLE COUNCIL ‘Promised Land (Longer Version)’ (Polydor TSCX 17)
Instantly hotter than Joe Smooth’s original, this ‘Magic Juan’ Atkins mixed much more fully textured and forcefully galloping 125¾-0bpm Paul Weller and D.C. Lee raggedly wailing cover (Pianopella Version too, and also house styled 119¾-0bpm ‘Can You Still Love Me?‘ flip in two versions) is already about in the actually Joe Smooth remixed even better more tensely snapping, cymbal schlurped clacketty rattling 125¾-126-0bpm much altered

‘Promised Land (Joe Smooth’s Alternate Club Mix)’ (Polydor TSCXS 17),
flipped by the now J.Z.J. remixed far better and tighter piano jangled jittery “deep” style (0-)120-0bpm ‘Can You Still Love Me?’ in Club Vocal and 12 O’Clock Dub versions.

DONNA ALLEN ‘Joy And Pain’ (US Oceana 0-96575)
Already well established on import album but now 12-inched and remixed, this gorgeous classily swaying 108bpm sinuously soulful revival of the Maze featuring Frankie Beverly standard is in four different mixes, Nick Martinelli’s Dance Version and Edited Dance Version being more lushly full bodied while Eric Schilling’s Edited Remix and LP Version are more starkly tapping.

TYREE featuring Kool Rock Steady ‘Turn Up The Bass’ (US D.J. International Records DJ 970/ffrr FFRX 24)
The biggest and best of all the “hip house” hits, this exciting Lyn Collins ‘Think (About It)’/Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock ‘It Takes Two’ “woo —yeah” punctuated house tempoed jumpy rap is — pay close attention! — in differently titled and BPM-ed although otherwise the same mixes on import and UK pressings (the latter for full commercial release in a fortnight), the Fast Eddie scratched/Tyree remixed (0-)126½-bpm Scratch It Up Mix and Fast Eddie remixed 126½-0bpm Music & Edits here being segued on the A-side as the (0-)125⅔bpm and 125⅔-0bpm Super Duper Mix — Parts 1 & 2, Tyree’s (0-)127-0bpm Turn Up The House here being mis-credited as the (0-)126-0bpm Fast Eddie Mix, Julian ‘Jumpin’ Perez’s 123½-0bpm Jumpin’ Mix here being 122½-0bpm, while Tyree’s actually more acidic 123½bpm Hip Hop is only on the import. Confused?

KINGS OF SWING ‘Stop Jockin’ James’ (US BumRush! BR 2944)
“Find someone else’s break beat besides James Brown” is the gist of this challenge to unimaginative rappers, a languidly rolling and rumbling but fast talking lead-swapping 0-102⅚bpm rap ‘n scratch by Mike Master and Sugar K (jaunty 0-104⅙bpm ‘Microphone Junkie‘ flip, and instrumentals too), much played already on radio and potentially massive if only short supply had not so far made it hard to get.

ICEMAN EDWARDS ‘Love’s Got 2 Be Strong’ (US Sound Pak SPR-1029)
Rickster-produced superb soulfully crooned and semi-rapped sinuously flowing slick deep house, perhaps with a slightly too repetitive Instant Funk-ish “love’s got be strong, I can’t be left hangin’ on, I’m doin’ the best I can, how much more can one man stand?” main lyric, in Ten City style 124⅕bpm Key To The Club and 124bpm Inst. Groove Mixes, or totally different machine washed stuttery 124bpm House and Underground Mixes.

ICE-T ‘The Hunted Child (Remix)’ (US Sire 0-21149)
Although the drily talked slinkily jiggling 101⅔bpm ‘High Rollers (Remix)‘ is emblazoned as the title tune on this eye-poppingly packaged six-tracker, the hot cut is this siren backed nervily churning 123bpm “hip house” leaper (Instrumental and A Cappella too), while the angrily droning and scratching 112⅓-0bpm ‘Power (Remix)’ (113-0bpm Instrumental too) is also more floor-aimed, all putting across a message.

JAY & ACE ‘That Ain’t My Child (Extended “Bitch” Mix)’ (US Crazy Hype! Records MRC-1086)
Terrific rollingly lurching George Clinton ‘Atomic Dog’ backed 0-101bpm amusing splutter rap, answering Cheryl Pepsii Riley’s ‘Thanks For My Child‘ with hilarious invective and the facts of life (in four mixes). As the label copy says (along with an explicit lyrics warning), “This record is meant to be a joke, if you don’t think it’s funny don’t listen to it”!

KID ‘N PLAY ‘Rollin’ With Kid ‘N Play’ (US Select FMS62335)
Their album’s “oh-la oh-la” chanting standout now remixed and much improved by Gail “Sky” King, this Ripple ‘I Don’t Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky’-quoting infectious real go-go tempoed jiggly rap is in five new 103⅔bpm mixes plus the 103⅙bpm LP Version, much better than their current UK release.

TAKING YOUR BUSINESS (T.Y.B.) ‘Just Got Laid’ (US Idlers WAR 034)
Burbling old yakkety sax funk track backed, presumably Johnny Kemp ‘Just Got Paid’ inspired, good humoured chattering lead-swapping rap about “making out”, in 113¼-0bpm and 113⅓-0bpm vocal versions and 113¼-0bpm dub, flipped by the fast toasting lurching ‘Show ‘Em How It’s Done‘ in 106⅔bpm vocal, 106⅔-0bpm dub and tempo-less acappella.

VICTOR ROMEO presents: Leatrice Brown ‘Love Will Find A Way’ (US Dance Mania DM 018)
Pleasantly smooth though sometimes rawly emoted rollingly chugging garage-type house in attractively slinky 121bpm Club and more starkly thudding 0-121bpm Radio mixes, flipped by the Tyree mixed stuttering and twittering instrumental 124⅖bpm ‘Acid Rain (Rain Dance UK Mix)‘.

THE DYNAMIC DUO ‘We’re Back’ (US nugroove NG-008)
Tommy Sozzi & Tommy Musto created usefully familiar samples built 120bpm shuffler like a less frenetic Todd Terry project, prodded by “get on up” from Bohannon’s ‘Let’s Start The Dance’ and “do it” from Raw Silk’s ‘Do It To The Music’ while every individual noise is probably traceable back to a well known oldie, making it a surefire floor filler (in Gotham City Mix and Caped Crusader Dub versions).

THE KIDD CITY ORCHESTRA ‘I Got Something Here (Club Mix)’ (US More Music MM-004)
Michael ‘Kidd’ Gomez created stuttery 123⅘bpm Todd Terry pastiche rearranging guess which Black Riot synth riff along with the Royal House siren and other user friendly elements, coupled by the possibly better and less restrictive, still siren accented although otherwise different bassily bounding instrumental 124bpm ‘Tonight’ in MKG’s Mix, New Year Dub and Acid Mix versions.

2 GUYS ON ACID ‘House Music (All Night Long)’ (US Lower Level Records LLR4)
Tommy Musto & Frankie “Bones” created well worn title line repeating insistent stark jittery chugger in 118⅘-119⅕bpm Club House Mix, 119⅖-119bpm Percappella, more acidic 119⅕bpm Cool House Dub and 119⅖-119⅕-119bpm Call It Acid Dub, break beat driven 119⅖-119bpm Froot Loops 2 versions.

BABY FORD ‘Fordtrax’ (Rhythm King BFORD 3)
Sounding like what might happen if Marc Almond met the Pet Shop Boys on an acid trip, this 45rpm 12 inch twin-pack “album” is very much pop house, with the machine washed swimmingly phasing mystical 0-121⅗bpm ‘Crashing’, typical jerkily skittering 123-0bpm ‘I Love It‘, joltingly shuffling 119¾bpm ‘My Innersence‘, frantic twittery 130-0bpm ‘Flowers‘, muttering surging 0-118⅘-0bpm ‘Reprise‘, truly “acid jazz” (0-)123⅙bpm ‘Fordtrax‘, thinly speeding 124¾-0bpm ‘Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh (Promo)’, steam driven 123-0bpm ‘Oochy Koochy (Konrad Cadet)’. Basically, for the sort of “acieed” fan who never was into black music.

THE GAP BAND ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ (Arista GAP 1)
Title track from what apparently is a ‘Shaft’-spoofing movie about “gold chain wars” (to quote from the also featured Boogie Down Productions ‘Jack Of Spades’), this Norman Whitfield co-penned but group produced and Frankie Knuckles mixed sombre jittery rambling jogger is now just in the here 100½bpm Extended, punchier Single, and 100⅔bpm Tripped Out Dub Versions, something of a grower which will probably burst into life at the cinema.

IZIT ‘Stories (The Jackanory Mix)’ (Pig & Trumpet PT001)
Chakachas ‘Jungle Fever’ based slinkily weaving 0-93-0-93bpm pleasant “street soul” instrumental, inserting ‘Listen With Mother’-quoting “are you sitting comfortably — good then I’ll begin” in some of the pauses where once there was lewd panting (7” Mix too, and datedly frantic Britfunk 138bpm ‘Move Out Of My House’ flip).

JAMES LEE WILD ‘Stroke Of Luck’ (Polydor JLWZ 1)
Offputtingly packaged (more like a rock record) but burbling bass pushed whiningly nagging 0-118⅕bpm garage tempo jitterer that should work in with the Turntable Orchestra (in three mixes, on promo anyway).

LEVERT ‘Just Coolin’ (Extended Hip Hop Remix)’ (US Atlantic 0-86459)
Remixed by Stetasonic’s Daddy O with Heavy D’s “twiddly diddly” intro and rap break, some cool flute, and a hesitantly jolting jiggly juddering sparse 0-100⅚-0bpm hip hop bet, this nevertheless also fits right into the “swing” syncopation that currently dominates the US black chart (100⅚-0bpm Hip Hop Dub Mix and jerkier Original Version Re-edit too).

ALYSON WILLIAMS ‘Sleep Talk’ (US Def Jam 44 68193)
Really wailingly introed, ‘Funky Drummer’ break beat backed rather Full Force-like lurching 0-106⅔-0bpm jitterer with extremely soulful singing allied to hip hop rhythm techniques (and an uncredited Oran ‘Juice’ Jones interruption halfway), flipped by the superb Chuck Stanley duetted acoustic piano backed soaring gospel-style ‘I’m So Glad‘.

WILL TO POWER ‘Fading Away (Power House Mix)’ (US Epic 49 08183)
Shep Pettibone remixes good smoothly cantering 123⅕-0bpm slick and largely instrumental pop house (in four mixes), due here in a fortnight as follow-up to their current ‘Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird’ medley.


THE CLUB CHART – February 11, 1989

01 01 I CAN DO THIS (DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN MIXES)/FEELS SO GOOD Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
02 02 THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS (ACIEED/UNDERGROUND MIXES) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
03 03 RESPECT (MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
04 04 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR (THE “SKY” KING REMIXES/ORIGINAL ALBUM VERSION) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme Records 12in
05 09 WAIT (LONG) Robert Howard + Kym Mazelle, RCA 12in
06 15 TURN UP THE BASS (REMIXES) Tyree featuring Kool Rock Steady, US DJ International Records 12in/ffrr pre-release
07 05 BORN THIS WAY (LET’S DANCE) Cookie Crew, ffrr 12in
08 07 RUNAWAY GIRL (PIMP DUB/RUNAWAY RADIO MIX) Sterling Void/IT’S ALL RIGHT (HOUSE MIX) Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge, ffrr 12in
09 16 YO YO GET FUNKY (MIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
10 08 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (EXTENDED VER.) Turntable Orchestra, RePublic Records 12in
11 17 MAKE IT LAST (CLUB MIX) Skipworth & Turner, Fourth & Broadway 12in
12 23 THE LOVER IN ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Sheena Easton, MCA Records 12in
13 12 MY LOVE IS MAGIC (CLUB MIX) Bäs Noir, 10 Records 12in
14 06 TURN UP THE BASS/T’S REVENGE Tyree, US DJ International Records LP
15 19 PROMISED LAND (LONGER VERSION)/CAN YOU STILL LOVE ME? The Style Council, Polydor 12in
16 20 THE PROMISED LAND (MIXES) Joe Smooth Inc featuring Anthony Thomas, DJ International Records 12in
17 13 MY PREROGATIVE (EXTENDED REMIX) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
18 10 YOYO GET FUNKY/HIP HOUSE/JACK 2 THE SOUND/I CAN DANCE The DJ Fast Eddie, DJ International Records LP
19 29 RESPECT (THE DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX) Adeva featuring Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
20 24 THIS IS SKA (SKACID MIX) Longsy D’s House Sound, Big One 12in pre-release
21 14 BREAK 4 LOVE (SPANISH FLY) Raze, Champion 12in
22 25 ONE MAN (ONE MIX/DOPE DUB/INTENSE MIX) Chanelle, US Profile 12in
23 — ADDING ON (CLUB TRACK)/FIRST IN EXISTENCE/GETTING FIERCE/SAMPLE THE DOPE NOISE/THE POSSE IS LARGE (REMIX)/BLACK IS BACK/PURE RIGHTEOUSNESS/ALL TRUE AND LIVING/DON’T TRY US Lakim Shabazz, US Tuff City LP
24 11 GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX/MAYDAY CLUB MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
25 21 WRATH OF KANE Big Daddy Kane, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
26 44 LACK OF LOVE/(IVORY MIX) Charles B, Desire 12in
27 18 WALK ON…/(MELLOW MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
28 47 SEDUCTION (VOCAL CLUB MIX)/(WILD CLUB MIX)/(EVERYBODY JUMP)/DEVOTE YOURSELF/(THE REPRISE LOFT MIX) Seduction, Breakout 12in
29 — SLEEP TALK Alyson Williams, US Def Jam 12in
30 32 IN & OUT OF MY LIFE (CLUB MIX) Adeva, Garage Trax 12in
31 81 TOUCH ME (LOVE ME TONIGHT) Brian Keith, US New Image 12in
32 27 WHERE IS THE LOVE Mica Paris & Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
33 51 ON THE REAL TIP/GIVE IT HERE/JUST A POET (IT FEELS MIGHTY FINE) Def Jef, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
34 22 DON’T SCANDALIZE MINE Sugar Bear, Champion 12in
35 35 THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
36 39 JOY AND PAIN (REMIXES) Donna Allen, US Oceana 12in
37 88 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (MIXES) Victor Romeo presents Leatrice Brown, US Dance Mania 12in
38 26 WE CAN MAKE IT/GOOD GIRL Bonnie Byrd, US Wadworth Records 12in
39 69 I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA (MIXES) The Gap Band, Arista 12in
40 59 ON STAGE (BROAD BEANS MIX)/GET UP ON THIS (ADONIS MIX) She Rockers, Jive 12in
41 re AT MY HOUSE/SHAFTED OFF/AND THE BREAK GOES ACID Frankie “Bones” presents Bonesbreaks Volume 2, US Underworld Records 12in
42 48 LOC’ED AFTER DARK/WILD THING Tone Loc, Fourth & Broadway 12in
43 68 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (FEEL IT) (MIXES) Jomanda, US Big Beat 12in
44 63 SHE WON’T TALK TO ME (KEITH COHEN EXTENDED VERSION) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
45 30 SKIN I’M IN (ALBUM VERSION)/LES ADAMS’ CAMEO MEGAMIX TWO Cameo, Club 12in
46 53 TRACKIN’ DOWN THE HOUSE (AFRICAN DANCE) Tony V, US Sample Records 12in
47 38 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY (RAP REMIX) Fine Young Cannibals featuring Monie Love, London 12in
48 re AS ALWAYS (MIXES) Farly ‘Jackmaster’ Funk presents Ricky Dillard, Champion 12in
49 62 PROMISED LAND/CAN’T FAKE THE FEELING/I TRY/I’LL BE THERE Joe Smooth, DJ International Records LP
50 56 LET IT GO Kyna Antee aka The Mistress, US Techno Kut 12in
51 65 BLACK, ROCK AND RON (EXTENDED MIX)/GETTING LARGE (INSTRUMENTAL) Black, Rock And Ron, Supreme Records 12in
52 50 THE COURT IS NOW IN SESSION Chill Rob G, US Wild Pitch Records 12in
53 79 GOT TO FIND A WAY Soul Connection, Intrigue 12in
54 28 GOOD LIFE (STEVE HURLEY/MIKE ‘HITMAN’ WILSON MIXES) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
55 40 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY (THE FUTURE MIX) Bali, Circa Records 12in
56 61 2 HOT 2 STOP (FRENCH TICKLER MIX) L.U.S.T., US Renée Records 12in
57 58 SECRET RENDEZVOUS (MIXES) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
58 re HIP HOUSE (LP VERSION) The DJ Fast Eddie, DJ International Records 12in
59 — IT’S A MYSTERY (MYSTERY II U MIX/ORIGINAL MYSTERY MIX)/REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD MIX/LATIN WORKOUT MIX) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in promo
60 64 I WANT THAT GIRL (EXTENDED CLUB MIX) Cairo, CityBeat 12in
61 — WANNA BE GOOD TONIGHT (TOPCAT MIX/TOPSIDE MIX) Candi McKenzie, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
62 41 STRAIGHT FROM THE SOUL Top Billin’, Rapsonic 12in
63 — LOVE’S GOT 2 BE STRONG (MIXES) Keyman Edwards, US Sound Pak 12in
64 33 BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in
65 96 DREAM (MAGIC JUAN REMIX) Yazz, Big Life 12in
66 71 LET ME MAKE LOVE TO YOU (CLUB MIX) Prince Lover Dalu, Breakout 12in
67 98= THE HUNTED CHILD/POWER/HIGH ROLLERS (REMIXES) Ice-T, US Sire LP
68 78 JUST STARTED (CLUB MIX) Lachandra, Garage Trax 12in
69 49 PARTY AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT (INSTRUMENTAL) New Jersey Queens & Friends, Base Line 12in
70 70 STRAIGHT OUT THE JUNGLE (JUNGLE REMIX) Jungle Brothers, US Idlers 12in
71 37 TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO/ACTIVATED/I COME ALIVE WHEN I’M WITH YOU Gerald Alston, Motown LP
72 34 SELF-DESTRUCTION (MIXES) The Stop The Violence Movement, Jive 12in
73 — STORIES (THE JACKANORY MIX) Izit, Pig & Trumpet 12in
74 — LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (MIXES) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
75 54 TALKING WITH MYSELF (DEEP DREAM REMIX/ANABOLIC STEROID MIX/INSTRUMENTAL) Electribe-1.0.1, Club 12in
76 66 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (HARDCORE CLUB REMIX) Turntable Orchestra, RePublic Records 12in
77 31 HEY MUSIC LOVER (G-OO-D VIBRATION MIX) S’Xpress, Rhythm King 12in
78 57 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (NYC MIX)/MOVE GROOVE Dionne, US Bigshot Records 12in
79 91 GIRL I GOT MY EYES ON YOU (TIMMY REGISFORD REMIX) Today, US Motown 12in
80 46 YOUR LOVE TAKES ME HIGHER (MAGIC JUAN’S SEX MIX/THE POD WENT POP MIX/BURNING WITH DJ DESIRE MIX) The Beloved, WEA 12in
81 43 HARD CORE HIP HOUSE/OH YEA HEY NO Tyree (‘Acid II’), US Underground LP
82 — PROMISED LAND (JOE SMOOTH’S ALTERNATE CLUB MIX) The Style Council, Polydor 12in
83 98= ALL NIGHT ALL RIGHT (MIXES) Dahweed, US Spring Records 12in
84 re MY MIND’S MADE UP/JUST A GROOVE Ambassadors Of Funk, Living Beat Records 12in
85 87 DO THAT DANCE/IT AIN’T NOTHING S.L.II, B/Ware! Records 12in
86 — GET ON THE DANCEFLOOR (THE DANNY D. REMIX/THE DANNY D. DUB) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme Records 12in
87 45 THE MIGHTY HARD ROCKER (GRAEME PARK’S B&B REMIX (BOTTOM & BASS)) Cash Money & Marvellous, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
88 re GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME/EASE BACK/(INSTRUMENTAL)/WATCH ME NOW/AIN’T IT GOOD TO YOU Ultramagnetic MC’s, ffrr 12in sampler
89 55 I GOTTA GOOD THING (REMIX) Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, US DNA International 12in
90 — YOUR LOVE TAKES ME HIGHER (DEEP JOY/NEW BEATS FOR OLD/SIMPLY DEVINE)/DIVINELY SIMPLE The Beloved, WEA 12in
91 — FLESH (REMIX/ORIGINAL VERSION) A Split Second, ffrr 12in
92 75 WHERE IS SHE NOW? Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister, US Tuff City 12in
93 98= JUST GOT LAID (MIXES) Taking Your Business (T.Y.B.), US Idlers 12in
94 77 CRASHING/MY INNERSENCE Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in twin-pack LP
95 67 BORN THIS WAY (LET’S DANCE) (THE PRINCE PAUL DOPE MIX) Cookie Crew, ffrr 12in
96 60 BUFFALO STANCE (½ WAY 2 HOUSE REMIX) Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in
97 re SALSA HOUSE/TURN IT UP Richie Rich, US Mercury 12in
98 — WALK ON… (LONG VERSION/REMIX/R&R MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
99 — I’M IN LOVE (VERSIONS) Sha-Lor, US Gertie 12in
100= 98= LOVE GOES UP AND DOWN (EXTENDED MIX) Errol Brown, WEA 12in
100= — SATISFACTION/YOU MUST BE THE ONE/SUSPICIOUS/FOR YOU/WHERE DO WE GO?/CLOSE AND SLOW/FOUNDATION/RIGHT BACK TO YOU (EDITED VERSION)/DEVOTION (EDITED VERSION)/THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS (UNDERGROUND MIX EDITED VERSION) Ten City, Atlantic LP


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01 06 REQUIEM (HAMBURG MIX) London Boys, WEA 12in
02 01 DANCE WITH ME Claudia T, Dutch Made Up 12in
03 03 A B C D/BAD GIRLS Radiorama, Italian Disco Magic 12in
04 04 CALL ME Coco, German Blow Up 12in
05 02 AUTOMATICALLY YOURS Brenda Cochrane, Dazzle 12in
06 05 IT’S YOU Sheila Stewart, Dutch Made Up 12in
07 22 KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR (MARK SAUNDERS REMIX)/STOP! Erasure, Mute 12in
08 33 LOVE EVICTION Quartzlock, Retro 12in
09 — THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL (EXTENDED VERSION) Donna Summer, WEA 12in
10 16 THE RUMOUR (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Olivia Newton-John, Mercury 12in
11 re I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
12 11 WHAT KIND OF LOVE Diana Randall, French Public 12in
13 07 DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS Silk & Steele, Strike 12in
14 re GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
15 18 DOWNTOWN ’88 (PETER SLAGHUIS REMIX) Petula Clark, PRT 12in
16 — SECRETS OF LOVE Sara Carlson, Italian Cinevox 12in
17 14 GIVE ME YOUR BODY Dana Kay, German Polydor 12in
18 08 SO FAR AWAY Selena, Italian EMI 12in
19 27 FANTASY BOY Baccara, German Bellaphon 12in
20 32 NATHAN JONES Bananarama, London 12in
21 — DIVINE Mike Hemmer, Italian Time 12in
22 — I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU (EXTENDED MIX) Samantha Fox, Jive 12in
23 — WAIT (LONG) Robert Howard & Kym Mazelle, RCA 12in
24 17 GO GO BOY Ross, Italian Flea 12in
25 23 FOOLS CRY Fancy, German Metronome 12in
26 — WE’LL BE TOGETHER (’89 REMIX) Sandra, German Virgin 12in
27 39 EVERYTHING YOU LOVE Chip Chip, Italian Flea 12in
28 13 IT’S SO FUNNY King Kong & The D.J.Ungle Girls, Italian Flea 12in
29 09 MY MY MY Chris, Italian AAA 12in
30 19 EVERLASTING LOVE (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sandra, 10 Records 12in
31 21 LET’S ALL DANCE Argentina, Italian Memory 12in
32 — GO BABY GO/HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU/ONE WAY TICKET (TO HEAVEN) Samantha Gilles, Belgian Hi-Tension 12in
33 re I WANNA BE YOUR WIFE (THE LES ADAMS REMIX) Spagna, CBS 12in
34 30 DANGER IN HER EYES Deborah Sasson, Germany 8ighty 8ight Records 12in
35 34 THIS OLD HEART OF MINE Gee Morris, Nightmare 12in
36 — LOVE TRAIN Holly Johnson, MCA 12in
37 15 TOO MANY TIMES, TOO MANY CHANGES San, Belgian Infinity 12in
38 12 CRAZY FOR YOU Vanessa, Dutch Injection 12in
39 — VOULEZ-VOUS? Big Bang, Swan 12in white label
40 re HEART OF GLASS Desiderata, Nightmare 12in

2 thoughts on “February 11 1989: Chanelle, The Stop The Violence Movement, The Style Council, Donna Allen, Tyree featuring Kool Rock Steady”

  1. I have particularly fond memories of Chanelle’s ‘One Man’ (an early example of a David Morales “Def Mix”), as it was a record that we really got behind and pushed at the club I was working at; all three of us bought it on import and played it on our respective Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and it quickly became a big tune. But what a pedigree it has: David Morales AND Frankie Knuckles AND Bob Blank AND Blaze!

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  2. Dionne Come get my Lovin, Break 4 Love, Richie rich Salsa House, Turntable Orchestra , Tyree and Fast Eddie – thus really is the sound of the m25 raves coalescing – guaranteed to take you back 32 years but still no mention of Landlord and the Blow Out Dub although it must have already been out in Canada it was recorded in 1988 (and probably with its synth stabs one of the most influential records of the lot . And one of my absolute favourites Afroduzzi Act Cry Sisco still to come although I’m probably already jumping forward to the late spring and summer as some of those records seemed to be around so long.

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