May 13, 1989: Soul II Soul, Illusion, Joyce Sims, Pressure Zone, Kraze

BEATS & PIECES

THE CLUB CHART last week somehow got lost in transit between me and the printers, which was thoroughly frustrating as I’d gone without sleep for nearly 48 hours to get both it and the DJ Directory done before going on holiday (to sunny North Wales again, of course!) — however, just in case any have dropped out this week, new entries were [omitted here, as these have all been added to the chart in the previous week’s post] — incidentally, while on the subject of charts, DJs do please try to list the individual album tracks and different specific mixes you are using … 10 Records have circulated a lavishly gatefolded “limited edition DJ only promo album sampler” of just three tracks from the imminent Inner City LP, which seems a bit silly as it’s a fair bet that these three will continue to dominate recipient DJs’ charts even after the actual LP has long been out, the attractive strong 123⅓bpm ‘Do You Love What You Feel‘, fairly typical 120⅚bpm ‘Secrets Of The Mind‘, and moodily spurting (0-)127bpm ‘Inner City Theme‘ … Simon Harris ‘(I’ve Got Your) Pleasure Control’ did indeed hit The Club Chart last week on promo, way ahead of May 29 release, the Club Mix as previously detailed being (0)-121⅗bpm while the flip’s Street Mix is also 121⅗bpm, the Instrumental 122bpm and Bonus Beats 121⅘bpm — and, similarly hitting on ffrr promo ahead of May 29 release is the Tokyo recorded, very tuneful sinuously subtle deep house Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie featuring Robert Owens ‘Tears’, in 121⅓bpm Classical Vocal and Instrumental (the latter especially haunting), and 121¾bpm Percussion mixes … Nomad featuring Daddae Harvey ‘The Ragamuffin Number’ turns out to be on Rumour Records, released fully next week, its flip’s break beats being titled ‘It Really Doesn’t Matter’ and ‘Bonus Beats’, while the oddly spelt Daddae is from Camden Town’s Soul II Soul Basement Store — and the whole thing is yet another opportunistic production by Damon Rochefort! … Candi McKenzie’s follow-up on May 29 will be the Jocelyn Brown-ish jiggly swingbeat 0-107⅔-0bpm ‘Honesty‘, with a bumpier 107⅚bpm Dub … US imports I had no time to review in full this week include the Ted Currier produced quite calmy lurching and trotting (but with some Todd Terry-type samples) Tony Terry ‘Forget The Girl‘ (Epic, 113⅗bpm in at least its Extended Remix); intense girls supported piano jangled jaunty New Jersey house Gordon Nelson Jr. ‘Pump Up The Music’ (Spin City); Patrick Adams created but Marley Marl remixed impassioned male group’s bounding garage/house Mark IV ‘It’s A Mean World‘ (Tuff City); Richie Weeks created nervy guys nagged cymbal schlurped urgent jittery jangly stuttery pushing Kidzstuff ‘Wanting You’ (Renee Records); repetitive “te quiero” (“I love you” in Spanish) girl muttered and cowbell clonked jiggly burbling New Blood ‘Touch Me (Te Quiero)‘ (Smokin’); excellent cleverly worded juvenile delinquency morality tale telling slow rap Slick Rick ‘Children’s Story‘ (Def Jam); unexceptional jogging soul Eugene Wilde ‘I Can’t Stop (This Feeling)‘ (Magnolia Sounds/MCA Records); crawling mellow soul ballad Miles Jaye ‘Objective‘ (Island) — this preceding his eagerly anticipated largely downtempo but very classy ‘Irresistible’ LP … US albums also include the midtempo and slow soul The Controllers ‘Just In Time’ (Capitol), while on LP here is the soulfully sung late Seventies/early Eighties-style superb Marc V ‘Too True’ (Elektra) … Teddy Riley & Gene Griffin’s own swingbeat epitomising group’s previously reviewed (last year) album is finally out here, Guy ‘Guy’ (MCA Records MCG 6043) … ‘Lean On Me’, the more recently reviewed (very) various artists soundtrack album that sold on import for its now 12-inched Big Daddy Kane ‘Rap Summary’ track, has been issued here (Warner Bros 925 843-1) … ‘Friends‘, a probably Whodini inspired jaunty 100bpm swingbeat jiggler featuring some uncredited male rap (by producer Andre Cymone?), is emerging as the standout track on the otherwise commercially competent new album by Jody Watley, ‘Larger Than Life’ (MCA Records MCG 6044) … UK singles yet to be properly reviewed include the Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley remixed and reissued (in full commercial form for the first time) catchily tumbling house Culture Clash Dance Party ‘Love Fever‘ (Jive); Paul Scott created Turntable Orch-ish repetitively nagged Ulysses ‘Come Into My Life‘ (Garage Trax); limited edition pre-release gently chugging exotic sax instrumental (nothing to do with Clarence Reid’s foul mouthed similarly named alter ego!) “Blowfly” featuring Gary Barnacle & Brendan Beale ‘Blowfly’ (W.A.U/Mr. Modo Recordings); London girl rapper’s murkily jiggling bumpy Private Slim ‘There I Go Again’ (Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records); Hamilton Bohannon “everybody, get on up and dance” prodded samples scrubbing frenetic jumbled rap Company 2 ‘I’m Breaking Thru This‘ (Tam Tam); organ chorded jerkily lurching mournful Tony Lewis ‘Let My People Go‘ (Garage Trax) … Manchester’s Stu Allan (061-224 7990) has details of an alternative The Last Resort package trip to New York’s New Music-Seminar, including flights and a less expensive hotel for £599, but this excludes registration at the seminar (which costs far more than it’s worth — as I always say, don’t register, just hang out in the revolving bar for free and you’ll meet everyone!) … Creole Records, based in North West London’s Harlesden district since at least the mid-Seventies, have just moved to Blackpool — quite a hop! … Simon Goffe has indeed gone to Desire as label manager — no gaffe! … Coldcut can go hang, The Dynamic Guv’nors actually namecheck me in the rap of their new ‘Movin’, Doin’ It’ — I’m not too sure about that “unlike James, never out of fashion” bit, though (I’m just well dressed!) … WOOO! YEAH!


MANDY SMITH is much in the news at the moment, so now seems a good time finally to reveal this exclusive snap of here with none other than DAMON ROCHEFORT, currently building a new reputation as producer of such as Sharon Dee Clarke, Omen, and Nomad featuring Daddae Harvey!


HOT VINYL

SOUL II SOUL ‘Back To Life (Club Mix)’ (10 Records TENX 265)
Totally remixed from their album so now without Caron Wheeler’s acappella and Jazzie’s groove, this terrific chunky unhurried percussion jiggled 100⅚bpm sinuous jogger does again have Caron’s coolly weaving vocals and (presumably) the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra’s strings, combining with the hypnotic beat to make a truly haunting mood, flipped by a more slinkily rolling 0-101bpm Jam On The Groove treatment and its 101bpm Back To The Beats percussion (not, though, as good as the A-side’s backing track). Too hot to hold, this isn’t out fully until May 22 but is reviewed now to coincide with the biggest import seller from the middle of last week, the US pressing of ‘Keep On Movin’ (US Virgin 0-96556), which combines the previously released 93⅓bpm Club Mix, 0-93½bpm Big Beat Acappella, 93½bpm Nellee Hooper 7″ Mix and 0-93bpm The First Movement with — check this! — Teddy Riley’s samples backed much more emphatically jiggling faster 99⅔bpm Rubba Dub and sharper 100bpm Bonus Beats, obviously essential for completists!

ILLUSION ‘Why Can’t We Live Together (Love & Unity Remix)’ (Rumour Records RUMAT 1, via PRT)
Last week’s highest new Club Chart entry, this Timmy Thomas remaking pre-new beat 1982 Belgian oldie has been a revived Balearic beat for trend setting London DJ Danny Rampling, who now has also created this superior lightly pattering dynamic 0-113⅕-113-0bpm remix, far better than the flip’s more stolid 112⅘-113⅗bpm Original 12″ Version (which you may remember from the Forrest ‘Rock Your Boat’ era).

JOYCE SIMS ‘Looking For A Love (Club Version)’ (US Sleeping Bag Records SLX-40142)
Self penned/arranged/co-produced for the first time, this long overdue and eagerly awaited return is a flute tootled lightly Latin-style 109⅔-109¾bpm naggingly attractive pattering and jiggling swayer which should prove to be quite a haunting “grower” if it doesn’t grab you immediately (109¾bpm Instrumental and 109⅔bpm Radio Versions too), very pleasant. Now, who really is co-producer Andy Panda?

PRESSURE ZONE ‘Backstabbers’ (Tam Tam TTT 005)
The O’Jays’ 1972 classic in an excellent 120⅙-0bpm UK deep house remake, instrumentally loping before similarly soulful guys and then a searingly squalling girl worry and wail the lyrics through reedily chiming organ, synthetic strings and tumbling percussion (121-120⅖bpm and 119⅗bpm B-side variations too), worth checking.

KRAZE ‘Let’s Play House (Club)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1337)
Moonfou again growl and shout but behind a female lead this time on a somewhat Gibson Brothers tempoed jauntily tumbling Latin flavoured jiggly simple catchy 122-0bpm clonker (122⅖bpm Instrumental, and a long Acappella too), coupled also by last year’s rhythmically similar smash 120⅗bpm ‘The Party (12″ Version)’.

D MOB featuring LRS ‘It Is Time To Get Funky’ (ffrr FX 107)
Dancin’ Danny D’s ‘Acieed’ follow-up, due fully next week, is a style switching strong scrubbing and juddering 120bpm hip house groove badly let down by an unconvincing rap vocal (sadly without an instrumental), flipped by the once again Gary Haisman featuring and probably preferable more garage-ish smacking jangly striding gruffly spoken/sung ‘Trance Dance‘ in Timmy Regisford’s (0-)120½bpm 12″ Jersey Mix and 120½bpm Dub (Take # 2).

DISMASTERS ‘Black And Proud!’ (Sure Delight SDT 9. via JetStar)
Martin Luther King introed funkily drummered throbbing dense 0-109⅗bpm black consciousness raising chugger rapped, shouted and scratched by Brooklyn’s Michael ‘Lord Mike Ski’ Edwards and Troy ‘Raven T’ Sneed around quick quotes from ‘Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud’, plus more of Dr King’s sermons and an excerpt from Brenda Hilliard’s inspirational ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing’, flipped by the familiarly backed jauntily bounding anti-smack insult shouting urgent 116½bpm ‘Skrum (and Then Some!)‘ (instrumentals too).

RAZE presents: DOUG LAZY ‘Let It Roll’ (Champion CHAMP 12-204)
Yo-yoing up and down The Club Chart but basically quite hot, Doug Finley raps a sparsely backed simple jerky staccato stuttery 118¼bpm New Jersey hip house jitterer, more draggingly tempoed than most of its genre, also in bubblier acidic 118bpm Instrumental, house-ier 118-0bpm Dub, percapella 118¼bpm Lazypella mixes.

DONNA ALLEN ‘Joy And Pain’ (BCM Records BC 12257)
Unavoidably delayed as launching the Linda Rogers headed UK branch of Brian Carter’s Germany based label, yet nevertheless very late, this still steadily selling gorgeous classily swaying sinuously soulful revival of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly’s standard is in four different 108bpm 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. It’s still not fully out until May 22!

AL B. SURE! featuring SLICK RICK ‘If I’m Not Your Lover’ (US Warner Bros/Uptown Records 0-21158)
Al’s big US swingbeat hits have had patchy reception here but now this latest jerky unhurried catchy jiggler has found instant acceptance, maybe due to duetting and counterpointing guest rapper Slick Rick, in its (0-)107bpm 12″ and 7″ Remixes, lurching 0-104bpm LP Version and starker 105⅙bpm R&B Remix.

BOBBY BROWN ‘Every Little Step (Extended Version)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1338)
Not in fact from the ‘Ghostbusters II’ movie, for which he has recorded two brand new songs, this LA & Babyface created juddery jogging 100⅓bpm swingbeat jiggler has infectious tongue twiddling phrasing, and a rap break towards the end whipping up the enthusiasm (harder Uptown Mix and instrumental too).

TAWANNA CURRY ‘Let Me Show You’ (RePublic Records LICT 026)
Hitting already on “DJ Promo” pre-release, this Blaze remixed and largely created girl wailed weaving and jiggling soul chugger will be classed now as garage as it really is in the early Eighties New York production style, rambling with “brassy” accents through the 115⅘-116bpm Stardust, 114⅘-115bpm Quad, 115bpm Josh’s and Acappella Mixes.

THE DYNAMIC GUV’NORS ‘The Turnin’ Tables E.P.’ (Blapps! Records SEX 071)
The Enterprising Jazzy Jason and Dazzle D now issue a six track E.P. on their own rapidly burgeoning bedroom label, the rapping, scratching and sampling Guv’nors rivalling many better publicised Americans with the wriggly leaping, twittering and scratching hip house 123-0bpm ‘Movin’, Doin’ It (Yeah)’ and its 122⅔-0bpm Dubb, dial tuning introed then MC Untouchable rapped funky drummered (0-)104bpm ‘Can’t Stop The Airplay’, oddly churning hip house 121-0bpm ‘Uncle Brutus’, familiar samples built 121-0bpm ‘Keep It Coming Back’, and conversationally rapped juddery striding (0-)118bpm ‘I Want Some Scratch’.

CHARVONI ‘Always There’ (Syncopate 12SY 28)
The much recorded jazz-funk favourite (Willie Bobo, etc) revived in Blaze mixed vigorously frantic jittery New Jersey house style, with group supported and nagged gurgling and wailing female vocals plus some inevitable jangly piano, in three basically 121⅘-121⅗bpm mixes, due fully on May 22.

TARAVHONTY ‘I Can’t Hide’ (10 Records TENX 270)
David Morales mixed outstandingly neat and classy, mournful guy moaned, group chanted and piano jangled throbbing cool lazily striding pshta pshta driven garage roller, here in just its 119bpm Def Version, 118⅘bpm Get Loose Version, and percussive 119bpm Tribal Mix.

MYSTIQUE featuring KID VALDEZ ‘Heartbreaker (I Can’t Understand)’ (RePublic Records LICT 009)
Detroit duo Jose Rodriguez and Spen Martin feature Kid Valdez just on the A-side, which its remixers the Shy Boys (the M and D of Lon-don’s M-D-Emm) describe as “Master C&J meets Fingers Inc”, a mournfully droning Latin house shuffler in 119¾-0bpm Total Club Mix, 119⅘-119⅗-0bpm Depth Charged Dub and 119⅖bpm Bonus Beats versions, while Tina Gomez is featured (not a lot) on the flip’s whistle blowing livelier self-descriptive ‘Salsa Party‘ in (0-)119⅗- 119⅘bpm Mestizo Mix, 119⅘bpm Latin Beats and instrumental 119¾bpm Salsa Groove Mix versions, out fully on May 30 but sure to show up before then.

AMY JACKSON ‘Let It Loose’ (BSBi BENN-T6, via PRT)
Len Grant & Komix produced effective simple calmly crooned uncluttered garage groove in its here 120-0bpm unhurriedly undulating bass burbled steadily tapping EZ Mix, 120⅐bpm more beefily urgent plaintive Hot 7″ Mix, 119¾bpm stuttery bass synth snapped pshta pshta-ed Loose Club, and 120bpm bumpily chugging keyboard instrumental Loose Dub versions, out fully on May 22.

VELMA WRIGHT ‘You’re Not Right’ (Champion CHAMP 12-202)
Velma wails and moans rather more than she sings on this piano jangled and cymbal schlurped here 117bpm garage lurcher (in four good mixes), with just the right feel for the moment but not much actual song.

TONE LOC ‘Funky Cold Medina’ (Delicious Vinyl/4th + B’way 12 BRW 129)
Gruffly rasped conversational unhurried but 117⅗bpm chugging sly rap about, amongst other mildly amusing exploits, an encounter with a transvestite — again with rocky guitar chords and huge in the US pop chart — coupled here by the also gruffly conversational monotonous jiggly swaying 94⅓bpm ‘On Fire‘ (94⅚bpm Instrumental too), using some ‘Starsky & Hutch’ guitar.

K-9 POSSE ‘Ain’t Nothin To It’ (Arista 612 256)
Last November’s clonking and clanking percussion backed, Bobby Byrd and Lyn Collins cutting, jerkily surging rap jitterer with gimmicky digital rolling “rrrrrr” effects, a catchy coughing fit and bursts of crowd support now somehow comes out shorter and faster here at 106-0bpm, still with an 104-0bpm Album Version, and newly flipped by this duo’s album’s documentary introed lurching 0-101-0bpm ‘This Beat Is Military‘.

HENDRIX ‘Me Wonna See Ya Donce (Club Vocal)’ (Garage Trax GTX 13)
West Indian accented mournful guy muttered subdued though jauntily burbling here 119⅕Bpm side to side shuffler, created by Smack Music Productions, with plonking piano and a particularly catchy nagging little sax riff that should worm its way upside a few heads (119½bpm Instrumental and Vocal Dub), worth checking.

KELLY CHARLES ‘You’re The One’ (Champion CHAMP 12-100)
James Bratton produced squallingly wailed plaintive but bright tinkling and jittering choppily jiggling 121¾bpm insistent garage-ish trotter (121⅔bpm Pirate Dub and The R.A.W. Mix too).

DEE DEE WILDE ‘No Way Out (Philly Club Remix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12 BRW 127)
Gary Glenn penned so not surprisingly Anita Baker-ish weaving classy 92bpm slow doodling soulful jogger, pleasant without grabbing one as it meanders by (Philly Radio Remix and Instrumental versions too), co-produced and remixed by her brother Eugene.

DEE MAJOR (I.O.F.) ‘Hot Stuff’ (Cast CATT 005)
Strange carefree sort of samba tempoed 98⅔/197⅓bpm swinger with a husky wordy narrative rap, double AA-sided by JAIL BREAK ‘Socca Cheata’, a scratches and samples woven but indistinct 109⅚bpm moody burbler.

CORINA ‘Give Me Back My Heart’ (Champion CHAMP 12-203)
Madonna/Gloria Estefan influenced Eurobeat-style girl sung, Latin hip hop pop style cymbal shushed and brass burbled freestyle jitterer in 121bpm Dirty House Mix, 120½bpm Extended Club House Mix, here edited 120⅖bpm Dub House and (0-)121bpm Dirty Dub versions.


POP DANCE

JUNE MONTANA ‘I Need Your Love’ (ffrr FFRX 28), ‘Billie Jean’-ishly tempoed breezily swirling 122bpm simple canterer by the attractively husky ex-Brilliant girl, flipped by a breathy Spanish muttered but actual song lacking more subtly burbling 119⅕bpm ‘I Need Your Love (Te Quiero)‘ version that has also been separately promoed for DJs who might consider the A-side too pop;

PAUL HARDCASTLE SOUND SYNDICATE ‘Are You Ready… (Armada Mix)’ (AJK Music ONE 6605, via K-tel), lively good but frankly uninspired straightforward old fashioned (0-)123bpm medley of the Fatback Band’s ‘(Do The) Spanish Hustle’ and ‘(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop’ with Hamilton Bohannon’s ‘Let’s Start The Dance’ plus one all too brief burst of the sublime Crown Heights Affair’s ‘Galaxy Of Love’ (each remade, of course), flipped by a differently arranged less vocal Ready Mix;

GOOD SIGN ‘Good Sign’ (EMI GOOD 1), funkily chugging 120bpm jiggly trucking Spandau Ballet-ish smacker by some Liverpudlians, tailing off into a percussively fading finish, with (on promo, anyway) a similarly percussive Groove Mix flip;

CONFETTI’S ‘The Sound Of C’ (10 Records TENX 261), last year’s monotonously bashing and twittering Belgian new beat hit finally released here, ominously tempoed with phonetically intoned “this is the sound of C, this is a new style of music” repetition, in 0-112-0bpm The Sound Mix and Peter Slaghuis’s 111⅓bpm Hit House and 111bpm House Hit Remixes;

STATE OF MIND ‘God Only Knows (Full Length Version)’ (Big Life BLR 9T), jaunty but not particularly inspired 123⅙bpm sk’ouse fusion (the latest) by Youth and vocalist Andy Caine, borrowing a familiar jumping brassy ska riff, with a scatting acappella finish and flipped by the to my mind rather better salsa flavoured thuddingly chugging semi-instrumental 0-119⅘bpm ‘Survive (State Of Mind)’;

ARETHA & ELTON ‘Through The Storm’ (Arista 612 185), Albert Hammond & Diane Warren-penned, Narada Michael Walden-produced, rather dreary 0-99⅙-0bpm wriggly bumping inspirational slowie — duetted by Aretha Higginbotham and Elton Snodgrass, one is left to presume?;

STEVIE WONDER ‘Free’ (Motown ZT 42856), London recorded delicately plinky plunked frisky 154-0bpm melodic wordy weaver, coupled by the older percussively pattering 125bpm ‘It’s Wrong (Apartheid)’ and 1980’s Martin Luther King celebrating though generally useful 116bpm ‘Happy Birthday’ — in the absence of any strong new material for so long, it has to be wondered whether he’s lost the plot?;

SA-FIRE ‘Thinking Of You’ (Mercury MERX 283), Sheena Easton/Gloria Estefan-style gloomily crawling 20½/41-0bpm US hit slowie by the normally Latin hip hopping girl (with indeed a Spanish language ‘El Recuerdo De Ti’ translation too);

INTOLERATOR III ‘Harry’s House (Full Blast Club Mix)’ (Big One VV BIG 12), Dirty Harry soundtracks sampling (in dated Paul Hardcastle ’19’ style) jerkily spurting 118⅕-118⅖-118⅕-0bpm stuttery thudding and jittering loper with a burst of ‘Peter Gunn’ guitar too;

BABYLON FIVE ‘The Last Supper?’ (CTR CTT-2), very dull rambling 0-119⅘bpm semi-instrumental thumper with rocky guitar, aggressive muttering and vocodered lyrics.


THE CLUB CHART – May 13, 1989

01 09 I’M EVERY WOMAN (DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
02 06 BACK TO LIFE – JAZZIE’S GROOVE/HAPPINESS (DUB)/AFRICAN DANCE/DANCE/HOLDIN’ ON (BAMBELELA)/KEEP ON MOVIN’/FAIRPLAY Soul II Soul, 10 Records LP
03 02 THAT’S HOW I’M LIVING/THE CHIEF Toni Scott, Champion 12in
04 14 LET IT ROLL Raze presents Doug Lazy, US Grove St. 12in
05 10 TAKE SOME TIME OUT (REMIXES) Arnold Jarvis, Republic Records 12in
06 04 AIN’T NOBODY BETTER (DETROIT’S BURNING/TECHNO TRIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
07 01 KEEP ON MOVIN’ (CLUB MIX) Soul II Soul (featuring Caron Wheeler), 10 Records 12in
08 07 JUST KEEP ROCKIN’ (SK’OUSE/HIP HOUSE) Double Trouble & The Rebel MC, Desire 12in
09 13 GET HIP TO THIS! (MIXES) M-D-Emm featuring Nasih, RePublic Records 12in
10 05 WHO’S IN THE HOUSE The Beatmasters with Merlin, Rhythm King 12in
11 68 STILL WAITING (MIXES) Kechia Jenkins, US Profile 12in/UK promo
12 08 MY MYSELF AND I (RICHIE RICH REMIX)/JENIFA (TAUGHT ME) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
13 — KEEP ON MOVIN’ (TEDDY RILEY’S RUBBA DUB/BONUS BEATS) Soul II Soul, US Virgin 12in
14 18 SHELTER/(VERSION/WICKY WACKY MIX) Circuit featuring Koffi, Collision Records 12in
15 12 MUSICAL FREEDOM (FREE AT LAST) (EXTENDED FREEDOM MIX) Paul Simpson featuring Adeva and introducing Carmen Marie, Cooltempo 12in
16 03 PLANET E (MIXES)/DANCIN’ MACHINE (ACID HOUSE REMIX) kc Flightt, RCA 12in
17 39 IT’S YOUR TIME (MIXES) Arthur Baker and the backbeat disciples, Breakout 12in promo twinpack
18 72 IT IS TIME TO GET FUNKY/TRANCE DANCE (12” JERSEY MIX) D Mob featuring LRS/Gary Haisman, ffrr 12in pre-release
19 22 SISTER ROSA (12” REMIX/DUB VERSION) The Neville Brothers, Breakout 12in
20 26 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (CLUB MIX SWEET/SUPREMELY CLUBBED) Jomanda, RCA 12in
21 11 DEVOTION (MARSHALL’S CLUB MIX/THE VOICE OF PARADISE) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
22 98 LET ME SHOW YOU (MIXES) Tawanna Curry, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
23 87 LET’S DANCE (HIP HOUSE/HIP HOP MIXES) Sweet Tee, US Profile 12in
24 15 LOVE’S GOT 2 BE STRONG (MIXES) Keyman Edwards, Fourth & Broadway 12in
25 19 VOODOO RAY (ORIGINAL/RICKY ROUGE REMIXES) A Guy Called Gerald, Rham! 12in
26 38 STAY (SLAMMING MIX) Silicon Chip featuring The Turntable Orchestra, BPM Records 12in white label
27 63 RAP SUMMARY (LEAN ON ME)/WRATH OF KANE Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
28 52 MY LOVE IS SO RAW (EXTENDED CLUB MIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
29 41 CALM DOWN (VERSIONS) Most Wanted, US The Fever 12in
30 47 WORK IT TO THE BONE (REMIXES) LNR, US House Jam Records 12in
31 46 LET’S GO (REMIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in/UK promo
32 20 SLEEP TALK Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
33 86 HOUSIN’ WITH THE T’S (MIXES)/T-N-OFF (MIXES) T La Rock, US Fresh Records 12in
34 36 THE RED THE BLACK THE GREEN/DANCE, DANCE, DANCE The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
35 16 REAL LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Jody Watley, MCA Records 12in
36 83 LETTER TO THE BETTER (MIXES)/TOGETHER Ace & Action³, US Prism 12in
37 44 HUMANITY (CLUB MIX) The Biddu Orchestra, Trax 12in
38 33 ROCK TO THE BEAT (STEVE WREN’S THE SLAMMER MIX) Lisa M, Jive 12in
39 27 U + ME = LOVE (12” VERSION/TEN CITY REMIX) The Funky Worm + Ten City x The Fon Force, FON/WEA 12in
40 75 WOMEN BEAT THEIR MEN (MIXES) Voodoo Doll, US Breaking Bones Records 12in
41 45 EVERYBODY’S ON THE RUN (FREDDY BASTONE/NORMAN JAY MIXES)/LONG HOT SUMMER (89 MIX EXTENDED VERSION) The Style Council featuring Brian J Powell, Polydor 12in
42 71 TEARS (MIXES) Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie featuring Robert Owens, ffrr 12in pre-release
43 23 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (FEEL IT) (US MIXES) Jomanda, US Big Beat 12in
44 73 JUST A LITTLE BIT (MIXES) Total Science, Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ 12in
45 42 ADDING ON/BLACK IS BACK/GETTING FIERCE/PURE RIGHTEOUSNESS/ALL TRUE AND LIVING/SAMPLE THE DOPE NOISE/FIRST IN EXISTENCE Lakim Shabazz, Sure Delight LP
46 17 PEOPLE HOLD ON (DISCO MIX) Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
47 — I’LL BE THERE/IRRESISTIBLE/HEAVEN/OBJECTIVE/NEXT TIME/MESSAGE/NEITHER ONE OF US/SLO-DANCE/LOVE IN THE NIGHT Miles Jaye, US Island LP
48 re EVERY LITTLE STEP (EXTENDED/UPTOWN MIXES) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
49 35 HELYOM HALIB (ACID ACID ACID/ACID MIX) Cappella, Music Man 12in
50 — LOOKING FOR A LOVE (CLUB VERSION) Joyce Sims, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in
51 90 IT’S TIME TO GET FUNKY (ATMOSPHERE MIX) Bizarre Inc, Blue Chip “R&B” 12in
52 58 RHYTHM IS THE MASTER DJ Chuck Chillout and Kool Chip, US Mercury 12in
53 64 LET IT LOOSE (MIXES) Amy Jackson, BSBi 12in pre-release
54 54 JOY AND PAIN (WORLD TO WORLD REMIX) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme Records 12in
55 32 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER (LOVE & UNITY REMIX) Illusion, Rumour Records 12in
56 69 ONE BETTER WORLD (BLAZE’S GARAGE/CLUB MIXES) ABC, Neutron 12in
57 21 CRUCIAL (DANCE REMIX) New Edition, MCA Records 12in
58 29 THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, Doctor Beat 12in
59 — I NEED A RHYTHM/GET IT UP/WHERE’S THE PARTY/IT’S IN THE GROOVE (NO GAMES)/PUMP IT UP (LET’S GROOVE)/SEX ON THE DANCE FLOOR/INCH BY INCH/STEPPIN’ OUT The 28th St. Crew, US Vendetta Records LP
60 — THE TURNIN’ TABLES E.P. The Dynamic Guv’nors, Blapps! Records 12in
61 re ON A LOVE GROOVE (MIXES) Orchestra JB, Metro Music International 12in
62 — BACK TO LIFE (CLUB MIX) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in mailing list promo
63 24 KRUSH GROOVIN’ (MIXES)/GOOD LOVE (TOO BAD)  Krush, FON 12in
64 78 UH-UH OOH-OOH LOOK OUT (HERE IT COMES) (STEVE HURLEY’S HOUSE MIX/ARTHUR BAKER’S DANCE MIX/DUB) Roberta Flack, US Atlantic 12in
65 31 THE MAGIC NUMBER/SAY NO GO/EYE KNOW/DE LA ORGEE De La Soul, Big Life LP
66 84 IF I’M NOT YOUR LOVER (REMIXES) Al B. Sure! featuring Slick Rick, US Warner Bros/Uptown Records 12in
67 40 PEOPLE HOLD ON (BLAZE’S NEW JERSEY JAZZ MIX) Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
68 66 ROXANNE’S ON A ROLL (REMIXES) The Real Roxanne, US Select 12in
69 43 BLACK AND PROUD!/SKRUM (AND THEN SOME!) Dismasters, US Urban Rock Records 12in
70 67 PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE MUSIC (LES ADAMS GARAGE REMIX) Burrell, 10 Records 12in
71 85 THE RAGGAMUFFIN NUMBER Nomad featuring Daddy Harvey, Ruma 12in white label
72 — TALKIN’/DUB TALKIN’ The Mafia, BBH 12in white label
73 re TO THE BONE/THE GODDESS Wanda Dee, US Tuff City 12in
74 89 (I’VE GOT YOUR) PLEASURE CONTROL (MIXES) Simon Harris, ffrr 12in pre-release
75 56 I’M THE ONE (CHRIS PAUL DANCE REMIX) Perri, MCA Records 12in
76 — BRING FORTH THE GUILLOTINE (DARKSIDE MIX) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam 12in
77 55 YOU’RE THE ONE (THE JOURNEY) (MIXES) Bang, RCA 12in
78 — HEARTBREAKER (I CAN’T UNDERSTAND)/SALSA PARTY (MIXES) Mystique featuring Kid Valdez/Tina Gomez, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
79 99 IN THE NAME OF LOVE (TODD TERRY/TONY D VERSIONS) MC Sergio, US Idlers 12in
80 — COME INTO MY NEST (CLUB/B BOY/NAUGHTY NAUGHTY)/HOUSING ALL THE WAY (CLUB/ANOTHER CLUB MIX/RADIO) T.T.O. Boys, US Idlers 12in
81 70 AIN’T NOBODY BETTER (GROOVE CORPORATION MIXES) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
82 re READY 4 LOVE (MIXES) Razette featuring Lamya, US DaSHEET Records 12in
83 92 HARD CORE – HIP HOUSE (US REMIXES) Tyree, US DJ International Records 12in
84 re LET’S WORK (VERSIONS)/I CAN’T TAKE IT (MIXES) Casanovas Revenge, US Invasion 12in
85 93 ALWAYS THERE CharVoni, Syncopate 12in promo
86 re JOY AND PAIN (REMIXES) Donna Allen, BCM Records 12in promo
87 88 LET’S GET HYPED (MIXES) Kool Rock Steady, US DJ International Records 12in
88 79 STOP THE WORLD/(I AM) TIRED OF ALL THIS/TRUE FEELINGS Black, Rock & Ron, Supreme Records LP
89 80 DEVOTION (PARADISE REVISITED/’DUNN FOR FUN’ MIX) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
90 76 STRINGS OF LIFE (MIXES) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Jack Trax 12in
91 95 THE TIME IS RIGHT (MIXES) Russell Patterson, US Jump Street 12in
92 61 THERE AIN’T ENOUGH LOVE (MIXES) Zushii, First Base Records 12in
93 re BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS (RADIO VERSION)/CAUGHT, CAN WE GET A WITNESS (PRE BLACK STEEL BALLISTIC FELONY DUB) Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
94 100= LOVER (MIXES) Roqui, US Nugroove 12in
95 — GET UP, GET OUT/IN THE NIGHT/I WANT YOUR LOVE/DADDY, DADDY Ralphi Rosario, US Hot Mix 5 Inc Records 12in
96 — TOUCH ME (TE QUIERO) (CLUB EDIT/INSTRUMENTAL/BERRIOS BREAKDOWN/RADIO EDIT) New Blood, US Smokin’ 12in
97 94 SALSA TIME/TALK DIRTY/B.B.O. IN EFFECT/IT’S JUST AN 808/CAN WE DO THIS Bad Boy Orchestra, US Smokin’ LP
98 — HEY! HEY! CAN YOU RELATE? (MIXES) Mink featuring 2wice The Trouble, FON 12in promo
99 — IT’S A MEAN WORLD (MARLEY MARL REMIX/TV TRACK MIX) Mark IV, US Tuff City 12in
100= 100= JUST A LITTLE MORE Fifth Of Heaven, MixOut Records 12in
100= — WE GOT OUR OWN THANG (MIXES) Heavy D & The Boyz, US Uptown Records 12in
100= — PUMP UP THE MUSIC (MIXES) Gordon Nelson Jr, US Spin City 12in
100= — GET HIP TO THIS (HOMEBOYS REVENGE/DJ DELIGHT) M-D-Emm featuring Nasih, Republic Records 12in white label
100= — FORGET THE GIRL (EXTENDED REMIX/MIDTOWN MIX/BURN THE HOUSE DOWN BASEMENT BEATS/RADIO VERSION) Tony Terry, US Epic 12in

3 thoughts on “May 13, 1989: Soul II Soul, Illusion, Joyce Sims, Pressure Zone, Kraze”

  1. The mysterious ‘Good Sign’, described as a “Spandau Ballet-ish smacker by some Liverpudlians”, was actually by Paul McCartney, who will make another well received foray into dance music later in the year.

    The James Hamilton-namechecking ‘Movin’, Doin’ It’ by The Dynamic Guv’nors is sadly not available online, so if anyone out there has a copy of their ‘Turnin’ Tables’ EP and is able to share the track, that would be greatly appreciated!

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