BEATS & PIECES
PROFILE RECORDS was launched in the UK with a formal cocktail party for the business at the faintly incongruous and very proper Naval and Military Club (Piccadilly’s famous “In and Out”) — less incongruous when one discovers that the label’s Paul Oakenfold was previously employed as a French chef there, ten years ago … Profile’s UK pressings turned out to have the exact same Beats Per Minute as the import versions, but that couldn’t be taken for granted last week … Greg Edwards has revived his old ‘Soul Spectrum’ show, not now on Capital Radio but on Kent ILR station Invicta’s split frequency AM service … Graham Gold, despite joining the increasingly pessimistic KISS-fm bid for London’s FM incremental licence, looks like getting a Friday night general music show on Chiltern Radio in the meantime … BBC-2 will now be screening merely a 30 minute heavily edited version of the Royal Albert Hall Technics World DJ Mixing Championships final — with barely a glimpse of any DJs, no awards presentations, and mainly the live star performers — on Sunday, July 30 (which proves it doesn’t do to trust what TV people say) … Caroline Pead has moved from A&R to take over Linda Rogers’ old role as club plugger at Phonogram — who appear to have dropped both Derek B and Krush from their roster, but have licensed the Rapsonic label from The Dance Yard Recording Corporation (first release to be Top Billin’s ‘Set It Off’, based indeed on the Harlequin Four’s, amongst others) … BCM Records owner Brian Carter is planning a massive dance music three-dayer in Berlin for September (Sun/Mon/Tuesday 17/18/19, I think), to shake up Germany’s dance market with the likes of De La Soul and many more top stars — fuller details later, but already lots of Londoners are getting excited at the prospect! Bud Nijjar and Future Shock Promotions (01-533 3840) are running a club trip to Madrid with Jazzy M, Norman Jay, Nick Halkes and other guest DJs on June 15-18, for £196 all in … Voltalight*Soundspin International Ltd need two pro DJs for both South London’s Bon Bonne and a club in Corfu, the Greek gig with all expenses paid (call Philip Dinnis on 0836 372630) … Marie Birch, recovering from a blood disorder, is just about back in action updating her DJ mailing list at Sound Promotions, 106 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, Middlesex (01-861 0578), the same address as for the Everton Webb shared PA’s Unlimited … New Music Seminar registrants and Marriott Marquis hotel guests alone will be allowed into the revolving bar this year, following my recommendation that this is where New York visitors can meet everyone without having actually to pay for the Seminar — bad news, sorry! … Chaka Khan may not now be at the November Prestatyn weekender, it’s Guy and Teddy Riley who are being mentioned instead! … MC Jammy Hammy provides the pivotal “male sample” for the now promoed LA Mix featuring Jazzi P ‘Get Loose’ (Breakout USAT 659, not due fully until the end of June), and Atmosfear ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ break beat based (with permission) frantically wordy Jazzi Pauline rapped hip house flier in 126⅘bpm Not For Long Mix, Mike Stevens saxed 0-127-0bpm Atmospheric Sax Dub, and Chad Jackson scratched alternative less frenetic 0-127bpm Rock To The Hardcore Mix versions — Atmosfear appears to always to have been an anthem for rollerskaters, so it was a lucky coincidence that the video is set in a roller disco! … Princess, having extricated herself from a fruitless Polydor contract, returns at the end of June on her brother’s new Touchtown label warbling much as before although with less strong a song the repetitive judderingly throbbing and jangling breezy 120bpm ‘Lover Don’t Go!‘ … Jaki Graham returns after almost as long a hiatus on June 12 with the Paula Abdul-ish very American style jittery chugging ‘From Now On‘, but the initially promoed jerkily thudding 97⅙bpm Here & Now Mix by Shep Pettibone is not the commercial version … London Boys’ follow-up on June 12 is the more stolidly tempoed though similarly textured very European 0-119⅖bpm ‘London Nights‘ … Blacksmith ‘Get Back To Love’ isn’t actually out fully now until June 26, and has an even better swingbeat mix to follow (the one to wait for) … Miles Jaye’s album ‘Irresistible’ is out here now (Fourth & Broadway BRLP 531) … Norman Cook ‘Blame It On The Bassline’ features rapper MC Wildski, on the Go Beat label rather than Go! Discs … Soul II Soul’s newie turns out (on seven inch at least) to have the full title ‘Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)’ … de/Construction Records are releasing Casanovas Revenge ‘Let’s Work‘ here … NWA’s excellent if controversial ‘Straight Outta Compton’ rap album will finally be out here on BCM Records, with ‘Express Yourself‘ as a single … City Beat Records are releasing here the brilliant Koxo Club Band ‘Paradhouse Remix‘ … S’Express’s next single will be the decidedly weird ‘Mantra For A State Of Mind‘, not necessarily a floor filler! … UK promos which might start hitting before full release next week include the Barry Upton produced, Peter Slaghuis mixed, cornily dated volume pumping pop-house Krazy House ‘Krazy House‘ (Supreme), and Australian girl’s reworded Commodores funk oldie reviving Kate Ceberano ‘Young Boys Are My Weakness‘ (London) … Lonnie Gordon, guest vocalist on Simon Harris’s newie, is recording in her own right for Supreme Records … Music Of Life recorded and are issuing as a live album the ‘Hustlers’ Convention‘ rap party they held at the Cafe de Paris following the DJ Convention in March, featuring jams by Daddy Freddy, DJ Mark The 45 King, MC Duke, Latifah, Demon Boyz, Merlin, and Asher D … BMG’s “disconcerting” Eddie Gordon claims that Motown’s upcoming soundtrack album from Spike Lee’s new ‘Do The Right Thing’ movie is the best black soundtrack since ‘Shaft’ — well, the latter was a fully composed orchestral score whereas the new one is merely a compilation album, but, having driven around sun drenched East Kent listening to it for several days, I can confirm it is an excellent compilation with strong newies by Public Enemy (their next single!), Teddy Riley featuring Guy, and EU, plus Perri, Take 6, Ruben Blades, Al Jarreau and more … Theo Loyla’s cottage near Herne Bay, with a distant view of the Reculver towers across buttercups, daisies and grazing ponies, is for sale — contact Seekers. the no commission esate agents, on 0227-367225 … Colchester mixing DJ Conan plus Ben Howard, Mark Smith and DJ ‘H’ have an upfront Groove this Friday (2) at Sudbury’s Tudor Youth Centre — the thought of an upfront Tudor youth is quite a mental image! … I’m outta here — BUT NOT FOR LONG!
TWIN HYPE ‘Do It To The Crowd’ (US Profile PRO-7255)
Instantly massive, this ‘Monkees Theme’ introed then (following some unbroadcastable comments!) ‘Stone Fox Chase’ and many other scurrying and scratching Todd Terry-type samples 0-114⅘bpm rap jiggler (with intro-less Instrumental and Bonus Beats flip) is already scheduled for June 19 release here, and was in fact reviewed off a UK pressing (Profile PROFT 255, via Pinnacle). Hot to trot!
JOYCE SIMS ‘Looking For A Love (Club Mix)’ (ffrr FX 109)
A haunting “grower” as anticipated, this self-penned/arranged/co-produced naggingly attractive flute tootled lightly Latin-style 109⅔-109¾bpm pattering and jiggling swayer (109¾bpm Instrumental and 109⅔bpm Radio Version flip) has been worth the wait, very pleasant – and a probable smash?
KECHIA JENKINS ‘Still Waiting’ (Profile PROFT 250, via Pinnacle)
Originally seen by many as the logical “garage” successor to Chanelle and Adeva, although in the event never quite that big while on import, this now UK issued (and label launching) excellent powerfully wailed timelessly trotting bass snapped and drums smacked strider — with some sneaky quotes from ‘Ring My Bell’! — could still end up that hot, here in just its 115⅕-115bpm Fly Guy Mix, 116⅗-116⅔-0bpm, Damn, That Girl Can Sing Dub, and jerkily bounding 116⅔-0bpm Kechia’s House versions.
SWEET TEE ‘Let’s Dance’ (Profile PROFT 246, via Pinnacle)
Already hot on import, this Fast Eddie remixed Cookie Crew-ish jaunty though subdued hip house bubbler, with its James Brown backing samples varied for the two different sides’ 118⅔bpm Hip House and harder 114⅖bpm Hip Hop mixes (both with instrumentals too), is the other spearheading release for the UK label launch.
VOODOO DOLL ‘Women Beat Their Men (Voodoo Village Club Mix)’ (Champion CHAMP 12-208))
Fearlessly rush released here despite blatantly combining elements of A Guy Called Gerald ‘Voodoo Ray’ with Dominatrix ‘The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight’ on an acid trip, this Frankie “Bones”, Tommy Musto and Lenny Dee creation in three 121⅗bpm mixes is obviously immensely useful, as its fast chart rise on import showed.
MONIE LOVE ‘Grandpa’s Party (12″ Music Mix)’ (Cooltempo COOLX 184)
Following the confident young rapper’s debut chart-topper, this “Grandpa” Afrika Bambaataa dedicated (how does he like that?!) speedily churning and chattering 125bpm hip house galloper, produced by Dancin’ Danny D with Richie Fermie of Adrenalin MOD, is again a sure fire floor filler except that by being in an increasingly over subscribed musical style it might not get quite as high as last winter’s ‘I Can Do This’ — however, conversely, with its corny chorus it stands every chance of being a bigger pure pop hit (how does she like that?!). The flip’s brightly percolating 12″ Beat Mix is again rather tougher though still the same speed.
MILES JAYE ‘Heaven (Celestial Club Mix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 133)
Instead of his US 12 inch, ‘Objective’, we get this far better brand new Frankie Knuckles and David Morales remixed snappy percussion and bass jiggled 100⅔-100⅚bpm mellow throatily romantic though becoming pent-up soulful jogger, ending up in swingbeat style despite its tapping distinctive start easing into a calmer vocal opening half before the arrangement excitingly intensifies (percussively lurching 0-100⅔bpm Bonus Beats, and totally different pleasantly swaying 101⅓bpm Ed’s Edit versions too). Unlike the less powerful original album treatment, this now does stand a chance of becoming a modern soul anthem.
THE DYNAMIC DUO ‘In The Pocket’ (US Nugroove NG-020)
Crown Heights Affair “dada-dada, dip dip dip” scat, Sylvester ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’ quotes and many other funkily chugging break beats weaving useful nervy percussion — on what sounds sometimes suspiciously like Rolf Harris’s “wobble board”! — driven instrumental thrasher, in 0-120⅘-0bpm Hip House, 120⅗-0bpm Hip Hop and 120⅘-0bpm Hip House Dub mixes.
KING SUN ‘On The Club Tip’ (US Zakia PRO-7254)
Rather pointless long moody slow starting but then really fiercely churning and scratching (0-)116bpm strong husky rap jiggler (Instrumental and 116bpm Bonus Beats too), not exactly innovative but likely to be big as very good — it’s another due for June 19 release here, and reviewed off a UK pressing (Profile PROFT 254, via Pinnacle).
KOOL MOE DEE ‘They Want Money (Extended Version)’ (Jive JIVE T 207)
Disappointingly not as widely raved over as I originally thought it would be, this Teddy Riley co-created terrific bass rumbled brassy (0-)106⅚bpm rap jiggler sounds like a James Brown funk groove even if it isn’t one (entirely), with a Dub Version plus the dated organ chorded wordier 87⅞bpm ‘Get The Picture (LP Version)‘.
THE LINCOLN BOYS ‘Check It Out’ (US Dance Mania DM 020)
Glen, Hoff, Bob and Hank Lincoln plus Neil Howard are produced by Bad Boy Bill, Terry Housemaster Baldwin and Frankie Hollywood Rodriguez for this quite amusingly worded dated Todd Terry-type acidic samples woven twittery jittery episodic smacking canterer from Chicago in (0-)121⅘-121⅗-122-121⅘-121⅗-122-0bpm Bad Boy, (0-)121⅚-122-121⅚-0bpm Sample and 122-121⅚bpm 99 St. Mixes, flipped by the similarly familiar and possibly stronger simple derivative though effective jangly chanting ‘Get Up Get Down’ in 0- 125⅕bpm House and 125⅕-0bpm 99 St. Piano Mixes.
PRESSURE POINT ‘Dreaming’ (Viceroy Records 12 VICE 2)
PP Arnold sultrily wails this impatiently anticipated and now finally available superb classy jazz-funk style shuffling soul swayer, with burbling bass and brassy accents, a bit specialist maybe but set to explode on the serious club scene in its (0-)105⅙bpm Easy Dreaming Mix, mellower 105½bpm 7″ Radio Mix and Instrumental, and totally different more sparsely trotting 110bpm Jon Williams Mix. Thoroughly recommended to all for whom the music matters.
ALTON ‘WOKIE’ STEWART ‘All Our Love’ (US Epic/Jump Street FE 45210)
Allen George & Fred McFarlane produced vocally very strong though otherwise derivative somewhat dated “D” Train-type soul album, all quite satisfying even so, with the really “D” Train-style 116¾-117bpm ‘You’re The One’, jaunty go go-ish 0-108⅙-0bpm ‘How You Livin’‘, steadily bashing swingbeat 104⅔bpm ‘She’s So Cold‘, soulfully rolling 107⅔bpm ‘This Is It‘, muttering started mellow swaying 98⅔bpm ‘All Our Love‘, sensuously smoochy Marvin Gaye-style 75½bpm ‘Sexy Love’, mumbling “lurve” scenario setting Isleys-ish 61½bpm ‘This Song Is For You’, ‘My Prerogative’-type 114⅓-0bpm ‘Headache’, and urgently churning 115⅓bpm ‘Reflections’.
LYNCH ‘Magic Spell’ (US Capitol V-15462)
Bobby Glover ‘Your Spell’ rewriting, Roger Troutman produced, teasingly started then soulful high pitched harmonies washed typically rolling pleasant guy sung modern soul jogger full of classy touches, in 103⅔bpm Hocus Pocus Mix, (0-)103⅓bpm Hocus Pocus Instrumental, and 104⅓bpm 7″ Trance versions.
MR MONDAY ‘Keep On’ (Greedy Beat Records 12 GREED 7, via Revolver)
“Don’t stop, don’t stop, keep on” muttered and breezy bass burbled simple solidly pushing 117½bpm jiggly instrumental disco chugger, really locomoting, flipped by its 117⅗bpm Dub and title repeating ‘Don’t Stop’ version, well worth checking.
KINGS OF PRESSURE ‘Slang Teacher’ (US Next Plateau Records Inc PL1017)
Rather better than was repeatedly rumoured when first about, and now in fact with several tracks being returned in DJs’ charts, this drily declamatory rap album has the Kool & The Gang “get down get down” punctuated wordily rolling 0-102⅙bpm ‘Brains Unchained’, graveyard visiting subtly sinister 0-108⅙bpm ‘Tales From The Darkside‘, good funkily lurching 108½bpm ‘So Simple‘, urgent jiggly fast talking 0-106⅙-0bpm ‘Slang Teacher‘, sweet Stylistics based LL Cool J-like mushy talking 76¾bpm ‘Call Me On The Telephone‘, staccato funky 105bpm ‘Who’s Gonna Take The Bait‘, jerkily convoluted 108⅙bpm ‘Nozy Bodies‘, nervy thin 112⅕bpm ‘Rappers Have Feelings‘, fragmentary short throwaway (but both running on into the following track) 0- 96⅓bpm ‘Gator Posse’ and 83bpm ‘Smooth As A Violin’. That said, don’t get the impression it’s essential!
KIARA ‘Every Little Time’ (Arista KA 1 & 2)
Promoed as a twinpack with confusing label credits listing Arthur Baker, the Brooklyn Funk Essentials and Kiara themselves as remixers, but with no indication of which tracks, this male duo’s Milli Vanilli-ish (though much less commercial) tuggingly lurching hip hop-cum-swingbeat jiggler gets different emphasis shifts in the 94⅓-0bpm Hip Hop and 7″ Edit, 94⅓bpm New York, 0-94⅓-94½-0bpm New York Jammin’ Beat, 0-94-94⅙bpm Detroit and (actually shorter!) Detroit Extended versions.
ROCKIE ROBBINS ‘Serious (Club Mix)’ (Respect PECT 1, via First Strike/PRT)
Ralph Tee’s new label is launched on June 19 by this Jon Williams and Dizzie Dee remixed anxiously insistent 117⅗-0bpm jittery canterer overlaid by acidic twitters and garage keyboards to give it UK trend appeal, flipped by the Minneapolis recorded original more urgently striding 117⅕bpm Soul Mix (plus the slushy 55¼bpm ‘Keep A Light On’).
POPPA RON LOVE ‘I’m A Girl Watcher’ (US Def Jam 44 68783)
Oldies double-sider, with this O’Kaysions 1968 US hit adapting reggae accented jaunty but slow 90⅔-90½-0bpm ragamuffin rap, from an album called ‘Def Jam Classics Vol. 1‘, as is the flip’s better known RUSSELL RUSH AND JAZZY JAY ‘Cold Chillin’ In The Spot‘, in which artistes’ manager Russell shouts amusingly extemporised comments to raggedly scratched and jammed 0-98⅓-98-98⅓bpm beats.
THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET ‘Breakout’ (Urban URBX 38)
Late Sixties-style 112¼-111½-111-110¾-111½bpm brass and organ funk instrumental, nothing exceptional if put in the context of others of the vintage it emulates although bright sounding in comparison with today’s stuff, on a four-tracker coupled by out and out jazz.
KELLY CHARLES ‘You’re The One (Remix)‘ (Champion CHAMP X12-100), far better really powerful chunkily trotting 121⅗bpm solid new garage treatment, still not due until June 12 but already getting much more DJ support than the now B-side relegated jerkily weaving 121¾bpm original mix (called here the Dub Club Mix);
PROJECTION ‘Lovestruck (Streetfunk Style)‘ (Jam Today 12 CNIL 13, via JetStar), Paul Anderson & Garry Hughes remixed funky drummer pattered, booming bass burbled, vamping organ chorded, synthetic strings and brass accented good girls harmonised and worried rumbling 109⅓bpm street soul shuffler (bridging between continuous Parts 1 & 2), flipped by the original Elite mix of the joltingly tapping sweeter 108bpm ‘Turn Your Love (Right Around)’;
CORPORATION OF ONE with MYSTIQUE ‘The Real Life’ (US Smokin’ TAI 126618), the Simple Minds/Queen combining recent UK released dance hit now remixed on import for a second time, hip house-ishly with husky rap added to the (0)-121⅗-0bpm Vocal or a dubwise International (not a misprinted instrumental, there being many other washing samples), flipped by a more beefily chugging House Dub in three separate (0-)122-0bpm parts, all giving new life to a tune that seemed to burn out quite quickly once it was finally out here (odd that neither these new ones nor the earlier Oppy Mix have had UK release too);
EDDY GRANT ‘Walking On Sunshine (Zulu Mix)‘ (Parlophone/Blue Wave Records 12R 6217), opening with “zulu” repetition and what proves to be continuously pattering new percussion before any familiar old elements are to be heard, Tim Simenon’s 117⅘bpm remix of the tune that became more famous when covered by Rockers Revenge is presumably in celebration of its tenth anniversary, the cluttering percussion adding little to its appeal although the flip’s untouched 114⅗bpm Original Mix does sound empty and plain by comparison (jaunty 122⅖bpm-123bpm ‘California Style’ soca calypso from 1981 too);
FUNKY WORM ‘You + Me = Love (The Bass Addition Mix)’ (FON/WEA FON19TX), juddery bass overlaid 122bpm looser semi-instrumental remix by Parrot and Mark, the old Undisputed Truth tune proving not to be the hit that had been anticipated by some (two further 122bpm variations as flip too);
BONNIE BYRD ‘Good Girl’ (BSBi BENNT R2, via PRT), finally released here for some reason as a less sultry 0-101⅙bpm remix, this unhurriedly weaving and wailing soul swayer now lacks the import’s power but gains an instrumental, while the originally hotter ‘We Can Make It‘ flip is in a slightly slower still strainingly sung though more cleanly bounding 120bpm Tony Humphries remix;
NENEH CHERRY ‘Manchild (“Massive Attack” Remix)‘ (Circa Records YRTX 30), monotonous droningly dubwise resonant tugging and scratching strange 88bpm remix by Massive Heart Attack (bonus beats too), flipped by a more starkly hip hop-ish sombre slower 85bpm Smith ‘N’ Mighty remix (More Bass – Less Vocal Style mix too).
THE CLUB CHART – June 3, 1989
01 01 I’M EVERY WOMAN (DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
02 06 BACK TO LIFE (CLUB MIX/JAM ON THE GROOVE) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in promo
03 03 IT IS TIME TO GET FUNKY/TRANCE DANCE (12” JERSEY MIX/DUB TAKE #2) D Mob featuring LRS/Gary Haisman, ffrr 12in
04 05 JUST KEEP ROCKIN’ (SK’OUSE/HIP HOUSE) Double Trouble & The Rebel MC, Desire 12in
05 15 TEARS (MIXES) Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie featuring Robert Owens, ffrr 12in
06 04 THAT’S HOW I’M LIVING (MIXES)/THE CHIEF Toni Scott, Champion 12in
07 02 LET IT ROLL Raze presents Doug Lazy, US Grove St. 12in/Champion promo/bootlegs
08 09 IT’S YOUR TIME (NYC VOCAL) Arthur Baker and the backbeat disciples, Breakout 12in
09 10 EVERY LITTLE STEP (EXTENDED/UPTOWN MIXES) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
10 12 MY LOVE IS SO RAW (EXTENDED CLUB MIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
11 20 JOY AND PAIN (REMIXES) Donna Allen, BCM Records 12in
12 23 WE GOT OUR OWN THANG (CLUB VERSION) Heavy D & The Boyz, US Uptown Records 12in
13 14 LET’S DANCE (HIP HOUSE/HIP HOP MIXES) Sweet Tee, Profile 12in
14 22 WORK IT TO THE BONE (THE CLUBHOUSE MIX/UK REMIXES) LNR, Kool Kat 12in
15 18 LOOKING FOR A LOVE (CLUB MIX) Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in pre-release
16 44 GRANDPA’S PARTY (12” MUSIC/BEAT MIXES) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
17 16 HELYOM HALIB (ACID ACID ACID/ACID MIX) Cappella, Music Man 12in
18 38 DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL/SET YOUR BODY FREE/SECRETS OF THE MIND/PARADISE/POWER OF PASSION Inner City, 10 Records LP
19 08 STILL WAITING (MIXES) Kechia Jenkins, Profile 12in
20 21 LET ME SHOW YOU (MIXES) Tawanna Curry, RePublic Records 12in
21 31 ROXANNE’S ON A ROLL (REMIXES) The Real Roxanne, Urban 12in pre-release
22 07 TAKE SOME TIME OUT (REMIXES) Arnold Jarvis, Republic Records 12in
23 24 SHELTER/(VERSION/WICKY WACKY MIX) Circuit featuring Koffi, Collision 12in
24 11 AIN’T NOBODY BETTER (DETROIT’S BURNING/TECHNO TRIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
25 19 HEARTBREAKER (I CAN’T UNDERSTAND)/SALSA PARTY (MIXES) Mystique featuring Kid Valdez/Tina Gomez, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
26 13 HAPPINESS (DUB)/BACK TO LIFE (ACAPPELLA) – JAZZIE’S GROOVE/KEEP ON MOVIN’/FAIRPLAY/AFRICAN DANCE/DANCE/HOLDIN’ ON (BAMBELELA)/FEELING FREE (LIVE RAP) Soul II Soul, 10 Records LP
27 33 (I’VE GOT YOUR) PLEASURE CONTROL (MIXES) Simon Harris featuring Lonnie Gordon, ffrr 12in
28 26 WOMEN BEAT THEIR MEN (MIXES) Voodoo Doll, US Breaking Bones Records 12in
29 32 RAP SUMMARY (LEAN ON ME)/WRATH OF KANE Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
30 41 DANCE FOR ME/WRATH OF MY MADNESS Queen Latifah, Gee St Recordings 12in
31 43 ALWAYS THERE CharVoni, Syncopate 12in
32 25 WHO’S IN THE HOUSE The Beatmasters with Merlin, Rhythm King 12in
33 29 MOVIN’, DOIN’ IT (YEAH)/CAN’T STOP THE AIRPLAY The Dynamic Guv’nors, Blapps! Records 12in EP
34 45 GET HIP TO THIS (HOMEBOYS REVENGE/DJ DELIGHT) M-D-Emm featuring Nasih, Republic Records 12in
35 35 DEFINITION OF A TRACK/DEFINITION OF A RAP/IN MOTION/THE RAP’S IN MOTION Precious, US Big Beat 12in
36 39 HARD CORE – HIP HOUSE (US REMIXES) Tyree, DJ International Records 12in
37 47 UH-UH OOH-OOH LOOK OUT (HERE IT COMES) (STEVE HURLEY’S HOUSE MIX/ARTHUR BAKER’S DANCE MIX) Roberta Flack, US Atlantic 12in
38 28 VOODOO RAY (ORIGINAL/RICKY ROUGE REMIXES) A Guy Called Gerald, Rham! 12in
39 53 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 The 28th St. Crew, US Vendetta Records LP
40 27 HEY! HEY! CAN YOU RELATE? (MIXES) Mink featuring 2wice The Trouble, FON 12in promo
41 54 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 96 EVERY LITTLE TIME (MIXES) Kiara, Arista 12in promo twin-pack
43 42 STAY (SLAMMING MIX) Silicon Chip featuring The Turntable Orchestra, BPM Records 12in
44 34 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (CLUB MIX SWEET/SUPREMELY CLUBBED) Jomanda, RCA 12in
45 49 HONESTY Candi McKenzie, Cooltempo 12in
46 17 GET HIP TO THIS! (GET HIP OR GET LOST) M-D-Emm featuring Nasih, RePublic Records 12in
47 — CLOUDS (CLIVILLES & COLE REMIX)/EYE TO EYE (PAUL SIMPSON REMIX)/AIN’T NOBODY (FRANKIE KNUCKLES REMIX)/I FEEL FOR YOU (PAUL SIMPSON REMIX)/I’M EVERY WOMAN (DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX)/SLOW DANCIN’ (HANK SHOCKLEE & ERIC SADLER REMIX)/ONE MILLION KISSES (WINSTON JONES & DAVID SHAW REMIX)/THIS IS MY NIGHT (MARLEY MARL REMIX)/FATE (WINSTON JONES & DAVID SHAW REMIX)/LIFE IS A DANCE REMIX) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros LP
48 50 U + ME = LOVE (12” VERSION/TEN CITY REMIX) The Funky Worm, FON/WEA 12in
49 40 CALM DOWN (VERSIONS) Most Wanted, US The Fever 12in
50 46 LOVE’S GOT 2 BE STRONG (MIXES) Keyman Edwards, Fourth & Broadway 12in
51 56 LET’S PLAY HOUSE (CLUB) Kraze, MCA Records 12in
52 69 HEAVEN/IRRESISTIBLE/OBJECTIVE Miles Jaye, Fourth & Broadway LP
53 62 ALL OVER THE WORLD Chuck Jackson, Nightmare 12in
54 52 SISTER ROSA (12” REMIX/DUB VERSION) The Neville Brothers, Breakout 12in
55 57 IF I’M NOT YOUR LOVER (REMIXES) Al B. Sure! featuring Slick Rick, US Warner Bros/Uptown Records 12in
56 70 THEY WANT MONEY (EXTENDED REMIX) Kool Moe Dee, US Jive 12in
57 36 KEEP ON MOVIN’ (TEDDY RILEY’S RUBBA DUB/BONUS BEATS) Soul II Soul, US Virgin 12in
58 30 DO IT TO THE CROWD Twin Hype, US Profile 12in
59 55 STRINGS OF LIFE (MIXES) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Jack Trax 12in
60 60 DREAMING (MIXES) Pressure Point, Viceroy Records 12in
61 73 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (VERSIONS) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
62 — MY TELEPHONE (REDIAL)/THEME FROM EVIL EDDIE (HEDMASTER MIX) Coldcut, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
63 76 FUNKY COLD MEDINA/ON FIRE Tone Loc, Delicious Vinyl/Fourth & Broadway 12in
64 51 ONE BETTER WORLD (BLAZE’S GARAGE/CLUB MIXES) ABC, Neutron 12in
65 — REFLECTIONS (STYLE 1/STYLE 2/R & R INSTRUMENTAL) Dorothy, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
66 78 LOVE FEVER (SILK/UNDERGROUND/D TOWN MIXES) Culture Clash Dance Party, Jive 12in
67 68 LET’S GO (US MIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
68 66 MANCHILD (THE OLD SCHOOL MIX) Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in
69 77 YOU’RE THE ONE/REFLECTIONS/ALL OUR LOVE/HOW YOU LIVIN’ Alton ‘Wokie’ Stewart, US Epic LP
70 72 TOGETHER/LETTER TO THE BETTER Ace & Action³, US Prism 12in
71 84 I CAN’T HIDE (VERSIONS) Taravhonty, 10 Records 12in
72 — IT GETS NO ROUGHER/I’M THAT TYPE OF GUY LL Cool J, US Def Jam 12in
73 87 BLACK AND PROUD!/SKRUM (AND THEN SOME!) Dismasters, Sure Delight 12in
74 85 I NEED YOUR LOVE/ I NEED YOUR LOVE (TE QUIERO) June Montana, ffrr 12in
75 — KEEP ON TRYIN’ (EXTENDED CLUB MIX/HOLD ON MIX/FEELIN GOOD MIX)/TURN YOUR BACK Kicking Back, Submission 12in pre-release
76 — LOVESTRUCK (STREETFUNK STYLE) (PARTS 1 & 2) Projection, Jam Today 12in
77 71 RHYTHM IS THE MASTER/TIME TO RHYME DJ Chuck Chillout and Kool Chip, US Mercury 12in
78 93 NOTHIN (THAT COMPARES 2 U) (EXTENDED/BASS WORLD DUB) The Jacksons, Epic 12in
79 88 THE RAGGAMUFFIN NUMBER Nomad featuring Daddy Harvey, Rumour Records 12in
80 74 IT’S TIME TO GET FUNKY (ATMOSPHERE MIX) Bizarre Inc, Blue Chip “R&B” 12in
81 75 BRING FORTH THE GUILLOTINE (DARKSIDE MIX/DJ BEATS) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam 12in
82 79 IN THE POCKET (HIP HOUSE MIX/HIP HOP MIXES) The Dynamic Duo, US Nugroove 12in
83 — SHE/2300 JACKSON STREET/PLAY IT UP/HARLEY/PRIVATE AFFAIR/MIDNIGHT RENDEZVOUS/NOTHIN (THAT COMPARES 2 U)/MARIA/ART OF MADNESS/IF YOU’D ONLY BELIEVE/ALRIGHT WITH ME The Jacksons, US Epic LP
84 81 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER (LOVE & UNITY REMIX) Illusion, Rumour Records 12in
85 — GET BACK TO LOVE (BLACKSMITH/BLAZE MIXES) Blacksmith, ffrr 12in pre-release
86 86 LET IT LOOSE (MIXES) Amy Jackson, BSBi 12in
87 re NO WAY OUT (PHILLY CLUB REMIX) Dee Dee Wilde, Fourth & Broadway 12in
88 65 ROCK TO THE BEAT (STEVE WREN’S THE SLAMMER MIX) Lisa M, Jive 12in
89 64 SPEND SOME TIME (COLDCUT EXTENDED MIX) Cleveland Watkiss, Urban 12in
90 re JUST A LITTLE MORE/(SURRENDER MIX) Fifth Of Heaven, MixOut Records 12in
91 82 AS LONG AS WE’RE TOGETHER (GO REVEREND MIX) Al Green, US A&M 12in/Breakout promo
92 — THE PHANTOM (IT’S IN THERE) Renegade Soundwave, Mute France 12in
93 — ON A MISSION (12” REMIX) Leotis, Mercury 12in
94 63 HUMANITY (CLUB MIX) The Biddu Orchestra, Trax 12in
95 — STAY (THE JULIAN JONAH REMIX)/STRESS THE BLACK (THE RAGGAMUFFIN HIPHOUSE MIX/THE MAD PROFESSOR’S DUB MIX/BEAT EDIT) Silicon Chip, BPM Records 12in
96 100= ON THE CLUB TIP King Sun, US Zakia 12in
97 94 FORGET THE GIRL (MIXES) Tony Terry, US Epic 12in
98= — TAKE IT OFF (EXTENDED VERSION/HIP HOP VERSION/DUB VERSION/ALTERNATIVE HIP HOP VERSION) Today, US Motown 12in
98= 89 CHECK IT OUT/GET UP GET DOWN (MIXES) The Lincoln Boys, US Dance Mania 12in
98= — COME ON & GET SOME (SUPERFLY MIX) Cookie Crew, ffrr 12in pre-release
98= — II HYPE (LP VERSION/CLUB DUB/INSTRUMENTAL) Entouch, US Vintertainment 12in
98= — 90,000 BC (CRO-MAGNON CAVE/ACID JUNKIE/NEANDERTHAL BEATS MIXES) Milo, US Raw Records 12in
98= re MR. DJ (EXTENDED VERSION) Joyce ‘Fenderella’ Irby featuring Doug E Fresh, Motown 12in
2 thoughts on “June 3, 1989: Twin Hype, Joyce Sims, Kechia Jenkins, Sweet Tee, Monie Love”
Little did all those “London people getting excited” about the BCM weekender in Berlin in September know that within a month or two of that the Berlin Wall would be coming down.
I think the Mr Monday sample is from Light if the World’s jazz-funk tune “midnight groovin”
The Monie Love song and especially subject matter hasn’t aged well has it …
LA Mix’s “rock to the hardcore” may be the first British title to mention hardcore – we’ve had “hardcore hiphouse” from America but nothing from the country that gave us hardcore
Still not one mention of an M25 orbital party and we are now building to the crescendo of Sunrise at White Waltham next month which fortunately for me was only a few miles from where I was living at the time – by now the M25 raves were already massive and crossing over to far more than the underground dance scene but JH seems unmoved by them.
BBC-2 eventually broadcast The World DJ Mixing Championships on July 24th at 6.40pm in a Def II Behind the Beat Special. The Radio Times billing saying:
The Royal Albert Hall lights up to the sounds of ‘scratch-mixing’ as ten DJs from all around the world battle it out in a musical style war for the £40,000 title of Technics World DJ Champion.
The trail of action includes performances from
Mica Paris, Alexander O’Neal, Sheena Easton, Alyson Williams, The Boys and many other international stars.
The programme appeared to have been edited to 30-minutes with a rusty chisel, and there was a selection of contestants towards the end.