BEATS & PIECES
DAVID PEASTON, the gospel toned continual winner of the weekly amateur talent contest in the recently televised ‘Showtime At The Apollo’ series, has just had his Teddy Riley & Gene Griffin mixed inevitably swingbeat style debut single released in the US on Geffen Records, ‘Two Wrongs (Don’t Make It Right)‘, worth watching out for on import as it’s already been promoed on CD and is brilliant! … Tim Raidl (0582-412460) has set up the Luton-based Mix Connection DJ Mastermix Service to “get the bedroom mixers out of the bedroom and onto vinyl”, with the aim of building and promoting internationally a “Brit-Mix” team of remix DJs, who will be starting out modestly enough by remixing currently available product from vinyl to persuade record companies that their efforts are worthy of release too — signed up so far are Mark Fletcher, Social Elite, and DJ Paradise … Atmosfear ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ will be reissued in several brand new remixes in a couple of months or so, once LA Mix featuring Jazzi P ‘Get Loose’ has re-established its break beat in the chart! … ‘Body Talk’ has been remixed by Frankie Knuckles, ‘Just An Illusion’ by T-Coy and ‘So Good So Right’ by Backroom Music Productions, amongst other similar examples, for an album of remixed Imagination hits that’s scheduled for release in the US if not yet here too … Chaka Khan’s remix album lists the “Approx. BPM” for every track, but all are printed as between 2½-4bpm faster than they are in fact, which suggests to me that they were probably calculated from a cassette copy before the vinyl was pressed — a compromise that never works, and really isn’t worth the effort … Black Radical MK II ‘Monsoon‘, the Coldcut produced rap reviewed two months ago, is only now finally out commercially (on 2 The Bone Records TMS004R, via Pinnacle), minus the ‘Interview’ and ‘Brake’ versions … Soul II Soul’s seven inch of ‘Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)‘ is yet another different 0-100⅔bpm mix, clean, sparse and good, with a brief acappella intro … Candi McKenzie’s commercial pressing of the 0-107⅚-0bpm ‘Honesty (Big Beat Mix)’ turns out to be flipped by a piano jangled juddery 107⅚bpm Jazz Beat Mix plus the Chic-ishly jittered 114⅓bpm ‘The Last Word’ … State Of Mind’s sk’ouse ‘God Only Knows’ on its fully commercial pressing is in a still 123⅙bpm but more house-ishly bounding cleaner new mix … Baby Ford’s version of ‘Children Of The Revolution’ is only just out, after months on white label, the commercial version being the remix by Jeremy Healy of Haysi Fantaysi that was reviewed a few weeks back (so far, the flip’s ‘Hi Mister Logan’ has had more DJ reaction) … Roberta Flack ‘Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes)‘ is due here in a fortnight … Stylus Music associated Pyramid Promotions & Publicity at 31 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QH (01-258 0035) are starting a club DJ mailing list, contact Cristina D’Alessio … Down By Law ‘Living In The Ghetto’, a girl wailed 100½bpm drum and bass jiggled Soul II Soul-style jogger due on CityBeat later in the month is already getting strong DJ response, but may not hit The Club Chart yet without sales support too … US imports I had no time to review in full (irritatingly, as I know several are certain to hit The Club Chart, which this week I compiled alone while Alan Jones was away) include the squeakily semi-falsetto unhurriedly trotting remixed Joe Smooth featuring Mikkhiel ‘I’ll Be There‘ (DJ International Records); powerfully cranking self congratulatory wordy rap Breeze ‘LA Posse‘ (Atlantic); chuggingly syncopated wordy hoarse Chubb Rock with Howie Tee ‘Ya Bad Chubbs‘ (Select); Gail ‘Sky’ King remixed throbbing drily rapped hip house Too Nice ‘I Git Minze‘ (Arista); familiar sampled notes woven instrumental Jammix ‘Funhouse‘ (Fourth Floor Records); moaning and sighing (with surf and seagull effects in the Sam Caraballo Club BPM mix) largely instrumental house Bluejean ‘Paradise’ (Top Secret); Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band 1970 street funk classic backed catchy rap NWA ‘Express Yourself‘ (Ruthless Records); Ronald Burrell created percolating percussion tapping and lurching instrumental Equation ‘The Answer‘ (Nugroove) … Orange Lemon ‘Dreams Of Santa Anna‘/’The Texican‘ is another “sleeper” from last year which only ever hit The Club Chart for one week (in May 1988) yet which now is selling better than ever (on US Idlers although it did come out here on Champion) … The Club Chart last week was again tough to get into, roadblocked breakers just outside the 100 being Ralphi Rosario (EP), Arthur Baker (remix), Wanda Dee, Imagination, Maureen, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Kings Of Pressure (LP), Kelly Charles (remix); Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock ‘Joy And Pain’, Razette, Rockie Robbins, Bonnie Byrd (remix), Kool Moe Dee (LP), Circuit featuring Koffi (remix), Presure Zone … De La Soul are making a clean sweep of the US charts in Billboard, ‘Me Myself And l’ topping 12 Inch Singles Sales, Club Play, Rap Singles, and Black Singles Sales, while their album is number one Black Album (somehow Natalie Cole ‘Miss You Like Crazy’, which is only number four in Sales and two in Airplay, slipping from number one, tops the overall Hot Black Singles Chart, but then that’s Billboard for you!) … Sunday to Tuesday August 27/28/29 are the correct dates for BCM Records’ star-studded “Funkausstellung in Berlin”, mentioned last week, fuller details to follow … Darryl Wynn, co-creator of R. Tyme’s recordings, will be DJing on Inner City’s European tour in September … Lynch turns out actually to be Roger Troutman’s son, aged 18 … Eric B & Rakim is the uncredited rap act joining Jody Watley on ‘Friends‘ … 17 years old American Indian Toni Scott, whose ‘That’s How I’m Living’ hip house hit is still huge in clubs here, was also of course on last year’s Dutch import rap treatment of ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ … Bobby Brown’s single from the ‘Ghostbusters II’ movie would appear to be called ‘On Our Own‘ — incidentally, Bobby looks more like Nat ‘King’ Cole than any other big name singer ever has, should Hollywood finally decide to make a biopic … Doug Lazy ‘Let It Roll’ is out again on Atlantic now in the US at least … Ian Levine is switching his Hi-NRG acts to the Saturday label, leaving Nightmare more for soul product following the success of his Chuck Jackson release… Mike Carr has produced a comeback album by Irene Reid, the long neglected jazz singer whose version of ‘I Love Paris In The Springtime‘ on MGM Records back in 1964 inspired me to see her live at New York’s Birdland, sharing the bill with John Coltrane — in truth, the only reason why I ever got to see the latter late legend! … Lonnie Gordon’s solo single (she’s featured on Simon Harris’s newie) will be an Yvonne Turner remixed remake of First Choice’s ‘Let No Man Put Asunder‘ … Garage Trax are releasing a four album box set (selling for £14.99) of “the best of” the Salsoul label’s output, including rarities among its 19 tracks and a Tony Humphries megamix … Ricky Dillard is handling all the vocals on a Larry Heard produced album by the Nightwriters that’s being recorded specially for the UK … LA Mix featuring Jazzi P PA with Greg Edwards this Tuesday (6) at London Old Kent Road’s Dun Cow … 20 year old Bournemouth DJ Kevin Scott has actually had a big business backed brand new club named after him, Kevin’s House, opening this Friday (9) in Holdenhurst Road with a rap, house, jazz, reggae, soul, no dress restrictions policy — quite a feat! … Double Trouble + The Rebel MC perform a half hour set for Flip this Saturday (10) at Rainham’s Berwick Manor … Tim Westwood guests at Swansea’s Martha’s Vineyard next Monday (12) — if the weather’s good that might be a cue for my next visit there, too! … Seth Gibbard claims his Jungle City Thursday at the Mardi Gras is Liverpool’s “only serious hip hop night”, while likewise Jason Bushby boasts that his Friday night at Saltburn-By-The-Sea’s Philmore Discotheque is heaving with totally upfront people from all over the North-East — that’s nice, but is it news? … Sheerness’s The Crown is soulful every weekend with upfront DJ Jay on Fridays and Seventies/Eighties spanning Slick Mick on Saturdays … Eddie Gordon, and his Gravesend gig The Slammer, were repeatedly described by a local newspaper report as “disconcerning” (a word that doesn’t exist), in case anyone thought I’ve been having a go at him in recent weeks! … Jim Skilton, head of music at the University of Lancaster’s on-campus University Radio Bailrigg (and its specialist dance music show’s presenter), finds the intro of K-9 Posse ‘Ain’t Nothin’ To It’ “mixes like a bitch” with Cookie Crew ‘Females’ (and, yes Jim, I was that liner note writer) … Peabo Bryson & Dietra Hicks’ marvellous ‘Palm Of Your Hand‘ was on automatic repeat at full volume just about the whole time as I explored picturesque Anglesey last week (not so sunny by the time I’d waited for the bank holiday mob to leave, but with exhilarating distant views of Snowdonia!) … I’m outta here — BUT NOT FOR LONG!
THE JACKSONS ‘2300 Jackson Street’ (US Epic OE 40911)
Still not due out here until June 19 (Epic EPC 463352) but selling fast on import, this album has two total killers and much else that’s OK, the standouts being the Teddy Riley/Gene Griffin/Guy created, Randy Jackson led, buoyantly chugging swingbeat (0-)114½bpm ‘She’, and whole family sung (including Michael, Janet and Rebbie, plus all the married Jacksons’ children) breathily meandering autobiographical lovely Riley & Griffin co-produced 82-0-82bpm title track. Otherwise, the brotherly group themselves produced the ‘Bad’ meets ‘Speed Demon’-type modern funk (0-)114⅘-0bpm ‘Harley‘, chunkily jolting 116¼bpm ‘Play It Up‘, jiggly lurching (0-)105⅔-0bpm ‘Midnight Rendezvous‘ and ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’-ishly tempoed 171⅓bpm ‘Alright With Me‘, Jermaine produced the Lee Oskar of War harmonica-ed jittery smacking (0-)120bpm ‘Maria‘, LA & Babyface of course produced the currently charted swingbeat 105-104⅚bpm ‘Nothin’ (That Compares 2 U)‘, while Michael Omartian handled the pleasantly swaying 0-86⅓bpm ‘Private Affair‘, ethereally drifting (0-)73¾-74⅛-0bpm ‘If You’d Only Believe‘, and — perhaps the most nondescript thing on the album — the opening juddery thumping (0-)116bpm ‘Art Of Madness‘.
DOROTHY ‘Reflections (Style 1)’ (Cooltempo COOLX 187)
Exploding on pre-release promo way ahead of full commercial availability on June 19, this typically drum and bass backed sparse Smith & Mighty produced slinky bumping and meandering 99⅔bpm adaptation of the Supremes’ 1967 hit still features a Diana Ross soundalike girl and even samples bursts of the original backing track (dubwise harder jerkier 99⅔bpm Style 2 and different swingbeat tempoed 98bpm R & R Instrumental too), surely smashbound!
KICKING BACK ‘Keep On Trying’ (Submission SUBX 014, via Pacific Records)
Yazz-ish though more street cred girl wailed infectiously bubbling bass and galloping beats driven excellent homegrown flier, let down slightly by an overly repetitive “you’ve got to keep on trying” song structure, but bounding brightly through its (0-)121bpm Hold On, (0-)121⅖bpm Feeling Good, and 120⅔bpm Extended Club Mixes (similar slower 118⅗bpm ‘Turn Your Back’ too). The promo’s label tells one nothing about the people involved, which is a pity — doubtless Graeme Park participates somehow?
CASANOVAS REVENGE ‘Let’s Work’ (de/Construction Records ZT 42888, via BMG)
Another like Cappella that borrows its vocal hook from LNR, this Charley Casanova created Todd Terry-type excitingly frantic import hit keeps repeating “c’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon let’s work” through Black Riot synth chords and twittery rhythm breaks in the 123⅕-122⅗-123-123⅖-0bpm Club Version 1 and B-side 123⅕-123-122⅘-123-0bpm Club Version 2, coupled here also by just the seven track import’s funky edits and remixers’ namechecks filled more Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk-ish bounding hip house 121⅖-121⅘-121⅖-0bpm ‘I Can’t Take It (Chep’s Down)‘.
KEVIN SAUNDERSON presents KAOS ‘Definition Of Love’ (Kool Kat KAOS 1, via Big Life)
Misprinted in its original appearance on the ‘Techno-1’ album as being by Kos (Chaos), this Kevin ‘Master Reese’ Saunderson produced plaintive rather Latin hip hop pitched girl whined jerkily jumbled chugging techno driver is here 12-inched in a really locomoting 122⅖bpm Wayne Archbold Remix, flipped by a less vocal more smoothly bubbling twittery (0-)123⅕-0bpm Master Reese Remix and stuttery pattering more vocally rounded cantering 123-0bpm Juan’s Magic Techno Remix, likely to do well (although none seems to be a definitive pop crossover mix).
CHAKA KHAN ‘Life Is A Dance — The Remix Project’ (Warner Bros WX 268)
Her long awaited double album (with only 11 tracks) of guests remixed old material has Robert Clivilles & David Cole’s thunder introed brightly cantering Latin house (0-)117⅗-117⅖bpm ‘Clouds’, Paul Simpson’s slinkily trotting truly “garage” (0-)104½-104⅓bpm ‘Eye To Eye‘ and now more percussively percolating airier deep house-ish 0-124⅘bpm ‘I Feel For You‘, Hank Shocklee & Eric Sadler’s sleazily weaving Rick James duetted 82bpm ‘Slow Dancin’‘, Marley Marl’s throbbing funky house-ish 109⅓bpm ‘This Is My Night‘, Winston Jones & David Shaw’s smoothly thumped galloping fluid 125⅗-125⅖-125⅕bpm ‘One Million Kisses‘ and episodic lightweight 0-116⅕-115⅘-117-117⅗-118⅖bpm ‘Fate‘, Tony Humphries’ attractively soaring jerky rambling garage-ish 112-113-112½-113⅔-114½-118⅓-116½-116-117bpm ‘I Know You, I Live You‘, David Morales’ chunkily tinkling and jogging 0-101-100½-100⅓bpm ‘Life Is A Dance‘, Frankie Knuckles’ still trickily introed and essentially not much changed 0-104⅔bpm ‘Ain’t Nobody‘, and of course Dancin’ Danny D’s currently charted 0-114⅔-114-114⅓-113¾-114⅔-114¾(break)-114⅔-116-115⅔-116bpm ‘I’m Every Woman‘ (I have neither the time nor patience to further investigate why the peaks and troughs of this do not tally totally with the earlier painstakingly BPM-ed 12 inch mix!)
L.L. COOL J ‘I’m That Type Of Guy (Extended Version)’ (Def Jam LLCJ T3)
Although officially A-side, this burbling bass and butch “oh wee oh” chant backed oddly strolling 119½bpm languid conversational and rather boring self-centred chat has been overshadowed while on import by the flip’s Eric Sadler and the Shocklees co-produced much angrier and harder wordily rapping jittery 0-111bpm ‘It Gets No Rougher (Extended Version)‘, joined here by the old 92⅔bpm ‘Rock The Bells (12″ Version)’ (not the much scratched “hard as hell” mix).
PEABO BRYSON ‘All My Love’ (US Capitol CI-90641)
Extremely listenable (as I can vouch for following repeated in-car play) if sometimes syrupy soul album, side one being most memorable, with the Dietra Hicks duetted gloriously swinging 0-110bpm ‘Palm Of Your Hand’, produced by Nick Martinelli and one of the most joyful things since, well, the last Roberta & Peabo duet (swing being used here in its correct context, not to be confused with its current misuse in the term swingbeat), plus the Al Wilson oldie reviving lovely rolling 88⅔bpm ‘Show & Tell‘, while side two does deliver the Jasmine Guy duetted wriggly swaying 105bpm ‘Like I Need You‘ (with an “are we live or Memorex” hook line) and chunkily jogging 105bpm ‘True Love‘, the set’s pleasant slowies being the 67/33½bpm ‘All My Love’, 62¼bpm ‘Lover’s Paradise’, 58bpm ‘When You’re In Love’, 94/47bpm ‘One Time For The Lonely’, 0-36bpm ‘Life Goes On’, and 90/45bpm ‘Meant To Be’. UK release is imminent.
KOOL MOE DEE ‘Knowledge is King’ (US Jive 1182-1-J)
An exceptionally funky rap set, every strong track on the Teddy Riley co-produced album relating directly or indirectly to some classic old groove (not always instantly identifiable), with the mesmerically jittering (0-)107⅚-108⅙-108-107⅚-0bpm ‘I’m Blowin’ Up’, jiggly 104bpm ‘I’m Hittin’ Hard‘, ‘Sookie Sookie’ quoting 98bpm ‘All Night Long‘, ‘Soul Makossa’ based dramatic 0-110¾-0bpm ‘Pump Your Fist‘, go go-ish 98-0bpm ‘The Avenue‘, Ice T-ish 107⅚bpm ‘Knowledge Is King‘, throbbing 0-112¾-0bpm ‘The Don‘, rolling 88bpm ‘Get The Picture‘, frantic 125¾-0bpm ‘I Go To Work‘, and currently 12-inched 107bpm ‘They Want Money‘. Not necessarily the biggest selling rap album of the moment, but for my money the most enjoyable.
ENTOUCH ‘II Hype’ (US Vintertainment 0-66696)
Another that quotes in spurts from ‘Sookie Sookie’ (not necessarily the Don Covay original), along with other sampled interjections, this very funkily lurching soulfully whined and muttered male duo’s swingbeat-cum-hip hop chunkily rolling jolter is interestingly original, in 101⅚-0bpm LP Version, (0-)101⅚-0bpm Club Dub and 101⅚bpm Instrumental mixes.
COOKIE CREW ‘Come On & Get Some (Superfly Mix)’ (ffrr FX 110)
A lot less frantic than usual, this Daddy O & DBC produced unhurriedly rolling and surging 96bpm jiggly plaintive rap nagger cleverly combines Curtis Mayfield percussion and the Otis & Carla ‘Tramp’ rhythm (not in the more basic 95⅔bpm Drum & Bass Mix and Cookstrumental, though), to sound commendably hardcore for a change … and perhaps not so widely commercial as a consequence.
ANTOINETTE ‘Who’s The Boss?’ (US Next Plateau Records Inc PL1015)
Monie Love-ish plaintively youthful (though not shrill) girl rapper’s fast selling debut album, with the ‘Freddie’s Dead’-type rare groove bass jogged 101-0bpm ‘Watch The Gangstress Boogie’, funkily trotting drily wordy 109½bpm ‘Go For What You Know‘, James Brown-cutting languidly jiggly swingbeat-ish 101⅙bpm ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll‘ (not the Joe Turner classic!), slithery frantic (0-)126⅕bpm ‘The Girl Is Off On Her Own‘, Jr. Walker & The All Stars ‘What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)’ quoting reflectively swaying 85½-0bpm ‘I’m Crying‘, subduedly jaunty 0-97bpm ‘Lights Out, Party’s Over‘, staccato shuffling hip house-ish 115½-0bpm ‘Who’s The Boss?‘, Bobby Byrd-cutting slithery churning 111¾-0bpm ‘Here She Comes‘, tough moody 93⅙bpm ‘The Gangstress‘, sparsely bragging 98⅙bpm ‘“A” Is For Antoinette‘, and blatant ‘Push lt’-style (but with nice vintage brass samples) 139-0bpm ‘Baby Make It Boom‘.
EDWIN STARR ‘Twenty Five Miles (12″ Remix ’89)’ (Motown ZT 41966)
Following the Cookie Crew’s use of its break beat, Paul Dakeyne has remixed Edwin’s vigorously storming 1969 oldie with an overdubbed fluttering hi-hat amongst other new rhythm additions and some jerky modern-style edits, retaining though the original exciting impetus through the 124-124⅓-124-124¼-0bpm 12″ Remix, 124-124¼-124-0bpm Single Version, and more radical (as, of necessity, a brand new creation) 124⅓-0bpm Dub.
TODAY ‘Take It Off (Extended Version)’ (US Motown MOT-4642)
Teddy Riley & Gene Griffin produced, Timmy Regisford remixed, really beefy and inevitably jiggly juddering 0-109⅓-109⅘-0bpm soulful swingbeat lurcher, snapped up fast by fans of the genre, with 0-109⅓bpm Hip Hop, 109⅓bpm Dub and Alternative Hip Hop Versions too. Why is it that swingbeat so far is returning better sales than DJ play figures?
D’VON & PHREEDOM ‘Olah Olah’ (BSBi BENN T5, via PRT)
New Orleans flavoured “olah olah” title line chant backed juddery 98⅙bpm rap by gruff D’Von with DJ Phreedom presumably creating the jittery beats, flipped by the possibly more useful as more mellow ‘All Night Long’-tempoed jogging 97⅓bpm ‘Yeah Yeah Baby’ (both with instrumentals too), serviced here ahead of the US import version’s release.
SILICON CHIP ‘Stay (The Julian Jonah Remix)‘ (BPM Records BP 12006R), no longer Turntable Orchestra accompanied but still Maxeen wailed much brighter piano, vibes and percussion bubbled 119⅔bpm excellent remix, coupled now by the new ‘Stress The Black’ message in reggae accented guys and cool girl sung frenetic 0-125¾-0bpm Raggamuffin Hiphouse Mix, sparse 126⅖-0bpm Mad Professor’s Dub Mix, and unlabelled 125¾bpm Beat Edit;
JUNE MONTANA ‘I Need Your Love (Te Quiero) (Club Remix)’ (ffrr FFRXR 28), main song lacking so largely superfluous sparsely percussive 122⅖bpm remix of what otherwise is a gorgeously swirling tuneful canterer in its (unincluded!) far superior commercial A-side’s more vocal version, this remix though being flipped by a useful compromise between that full version and the previously promoed Te Quiero mix, to make a Spanish muttered and coolly sung subtle 119½bpm Spanish Remix;
DOUBLE TROUBLE + THE REBEL MC ‘Just Keep Rockin’ (Desire WANTX 9R), not noticeably very different though perhaps less vocal remixes mainly for marketing purposes, with the (0-)126bom Sk’ouse Remix and (0-)124⅘-0bpm Dub, and 125⅘bpm Hiphouse Remix and 124⅘bpm Dub;
CORPORATION OF ONE ‘Real Life (House Mix)‘ (Desire WANTX 16R), confusingly not the hip house vocal version reviewed on import last week, this (0-)121⅘-0bpm instrumental remix is for some reason that import’s House Dub Part 1, flipped by Parts 2 & 3 (here retitled Dub Mix and Rub A Dub Mix) and coupled with the Original Mix — so, we still haven’t had either the aforementioned import’s Vocal and International mixes, or the much earlier Oppy Mix!
THE CLUB CHART – June 10, 1989
01 02 BACK TO LIFE (CLUB MIX/JAM ON THE GROOVE) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in promo
02 01 I’M EVERY WOMAN (DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
03 07 LET IT ROLL Raze presents Doug Lazy, US Grove St. 12in/Champion promo/bootlegs
04 03 IT IS TIME TO GET FUNKY/TRANCE DANCE (12” JERSEY MIX/DUB TAKE #2) D Mob featuring LRS/Gary Haisman, ffrr 12in
05 04 JUST KEEP ROCKIN’ (SK’OUSE/HIP HOUSE) Double Trouble & The Rebel MC, Desire 12in
06 09 EVERY LITTLE STEP (EXTENDED/UPTOWN MIXES) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
07 05 TEARS (MIXES) Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie featuring Robert Owens, ffrr 12in
08 12 WE GOT OUR OWN THANG (CLUB VERSION) Heavy D & The Boyz, US Uptown Records 12in
09 08 IT’S YOUR TIME (NYC VOCAL) Arthur Baker and the backbeat disciples, Breakout 12in
10 14 WORK IT TO THE BONE (THE CLUBHOUSE MIX/UK REMIXES) LNR, Kool Kat 12in
11 16 GRANDPA’S PARTY (12” MUSIC/BEAT MIXES) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
12 06 THAT’S HOW I’M LIVING (MIXES)/THE CHIEF Toni Scott, Champion 12in
13 17 HELYOM HALIB (ACID ACID ACID/ACID MIX) Cappella, Music Man 12in
14 13 LET’S DANCE (HIP HOUSE/HIP HOP MIXES) Sweet Tee, Profile 12in
15 15 LOOKING FOR A LOVE (CLUB MIX) Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in
16 10 MY LOVE IS SO RAW (CLUB MIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
17 11 JOY AND PAIN (REMIXES) Donna Allen, BCM Records 12in
18 20 LET ME SHOW YOU (MIXES) Tawanna Curry, RePublic Records 12in
19 19 STILL WAITING (MIXES) Kechia Jenkins, Profile 12in
20 21 ROXANNE’S ON A ROLL (REMIXES) The Real Roxanne, Urban 12in pre-release
21 47 AIN’T NOBODY (FRANKIE KNUCKLES REMIX)/CLOUDS (CLIVILLES & COLE REMIX)/EYE TO EYE (PAUL SIMPSON REMIX)/ I FEEL FOR YOU (PAUL SIMPSON REMIX)/THIS IS MY NIGHT (MARLEY MARL REMIX) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros LP
22 25 HEARTBREAKER (I CAN’T UNDERSTAND)/SALSA PARTY (MIXES) Mystique featuring Kid Valdez/Tina Gomez, RePublic Records 12in
23 32 WHO’S IN THE HOUSE The Beatmasters with Merlin, Rhythm King 12in
24 48 U + ME = LOVE (12” VERSION/TEN CITY REMIX) The Funky Worm, FON/WEA 12in
25 30 DANCE FOR ME/WRATH OF MY MADNESS Queen Latifah, Gee St Recordings 12in
26 56 THEY WANT MONEY (EXTENDED REMIX) Kool Moe Dee, US Jive 12in
27 38 VOODOO RAY (ORIGINAL/RICKY ROUGE REMIXES) A Guy Called Gerald, Rham! 12in
28 18 DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL/SECRETS OF THE MIND/PARADISE Inner City, 10 Records LP
29 — GET LOOSE (MIXES) L.A. Mix featuring Jazzi P, Breakout 12in pre-release
30 35 DEFINITION OF A TRACK/DEFINITION OF A RAP/IN MOTION/THE RAP’S IN MOTION Precious, US Big Beat 12in
31 39 I NEED A RHYTHM/GET IT UP/WHERE’S THE PARTY/IT’S IN THE GROOVE (NO GAMES)/PUMP IT UP (LET’S GROOVE) The 28th St. Crew, US Vendetta Records LP
32 58 DO IT TO THE CROWD Twin Hype, US Profile 12in/UK promo
33 27 (I’VE GOT YOUR) PLEASURE CONTROL (MIXES) Simon Harris featuring Lonnie Gordon, ffrr 12in
34 28 WOMEN BEAT THEIR MEN (MIXES) Voodoo Doll, US Breaking Bones Records 12in
35 67 LET’S GO (US MIXES) Fast Eddie, DJ International Records 12in
36 31 ALWAYS THERE CharVoni, Syncopate 12in
37 63 FUNKY COLD MEDINA/ON FIRE Tone Loc, Delicious Vinyl/Fourth & Broadway 12in
38 29 RAP SUMMARY (LEAN ON ME)/WRATH OF KANE Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
39 34 GET HIP TO THIS (HOMEBOYS REVENGE/DJ DELIGHT) M-D-Emm featuring Nasih, Republic Records 12in
40 26 AFRICAN DANCE/BACK TO LIFE (ACAPPELLA) – JAZZIE’S GROOVE/FAIRPLAY/HOLDIN’ ON (BAMBELELA)/KEEP ON MOVIN’/HAPPINESS (DUB)/DANCE/FEEL FREE Soul II Soul, 10 Records LP
41 24 AIN’T NOBODY BETTER (DETROIT’S BURNING/TECHNO TRIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
42 33 MOVIN’, DOIN’ IT (YEAH)/CAN’T STOP THE AIRPLAY The Dynamic Guv’nors, Blapps! Records 12in EP
43 37 UH-UH OOH-OOH LOOK OUT (HERE IT COMES) (STEVE HURLEY’S HOUSE MIX/ARTHUR BAKER’S DANCE MIX) Roberta Flack, US Atlantic 12in
44 51 LET’S PLAY HOUSE (CLUB) Kraze, MCA Records 12in
45 55 IF I’M NOT YOUR LOVER (REMIXES) Al B. Sure! featuring Slick Rick, Warner Bros/Uptown Records 12in
46 72 IT GETS NO ROUGHER/I’M THAT TYPE OF GUY (EXTENDED VERSIONS) LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
47 re READY 4 LOVE (MIXES) Razette featuring Lamya, US DaSHEET Records 12in
48 40 HEY! HEY! CAN YOU RELATE? (MIXES) Mink featuring 2wice The Trouble, FON 12in promo
49 87 NO WAY OUT (PHILLY CLUB REMIX) Dee Dee Wilde, Fourth & Broadway 12in
50 36 HARD CORE – HIP HOUSE (US REMIXES) Tyree, DJ International Records 12in
51 64 ONE BETTER WORLD (BLAZE’S GARAGE/CLUB MIXES) ABC, Neutron 12in
52 59 STRINGS OF LIFE (MIXES) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Jack Trax 12in
53 44 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (CLUB MIX SWEET/SUPREMELY CLUBBED) Jomanda, RCA 12in
54 53 ALL OVER THE WORLD Chuck Jackson, Nightmare 12in
55 46 GET HIP TO THIS! (GET HIP OR GET LOST) M-D-Emm featuring Nasih, RePublic Records 12in
56 76 LOVESTRUCK (STREETFUNK STYLE) (PARTS 1 & 2) Projection, Jam Today 12in
57 62 THEME FROM EVIL EDDIE (HEDMASTER MIX)/MY TELEPHONE (REDIAL) Coldcut, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
58 22 TAKE SOME TIME OUT (REMIXES) Arnold Jarvis, Republic Records 12in
59 50 LOVE’S GOT 2 BE STRONG (MIXES) Keyman Edwards, Fourth & Broadway 12in
60 65 REFLECTIONS (STYLE 1/STYLE 2/R & R INSTRUMENTAL) Dorothy, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
61 42 EVERY LITTLE TIME (MIXES) Kiara, Arista 12in promo twin-pack
62 61 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (VERSIONS) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
63 85 GET BACK TO LOVE (BLACKSMITH/BLAZE MIXES) Blacksmith, ffrr 12in pre-release
64 23 SHELTER Circuit featuring Koffi, Collision 12in
65 41 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
66 68 MANCHILD (THE OLD SCHOOL MIX) Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in
67 52 IRRESISTIBLE/OBJECTIVE/HEAVEN Miles Jaye, Fourth & Broadway LP
68 45 HONESTY Candi McKenzie, Cooltempo 12in
69 91 AS LONG AS WE’RE TOGETHER (GO REVEREND MIX) Al Green, Breakout 12in
70 96 ON THE CLUB TIP King Sun, US Zakia 12in/Profile promo
71 75 KEEP ON TRYING (MIXES) Kicking Back, Submission 12in pre-release
72 — HEAVEN (CELESTIAL CLUB MIX) Miles Jaye, Fourth & Broadway 12in
73 — WATCH THE GANGSTRESS BOOGIE/GO FOR WHAT YOU KNOW/SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL/THE GIRL IS OFF ON HER OWN/WHO’S THE BOSS? Antoinette, US Next Plateau LP
74 — I’LL BE THERE (CLUB MIX/ZANZIBAR/INTRUMENTAL/PERCAHOUSE APELLA MIXES/RADIO MIX) Joe Smooth featuring Mikkhiel, US DJ International Records 12in
75 94 HUMANITY (CLUB MIX) The Biddu Orchestra, Trax 12in
76 92 THE PHANTOM (IT’S IN THERE) Renegade Soundwave, Mute France 12in
77 re PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE MUSIC (LES ADAMS’ GARAGE REMAKE) Burrell, 10 Records 12in
78 57 KEEP ON MOVIN’ (TEDDY RILEY’S RUBBA DUB/BONUS BEATS) Soul II Soul, US Virgin 12in
79 73 BLACK AND PROUD! Dismasters, Sure Delight 12in
80 49 CALM DOWN (VERSIONS) Most Wanted, US The Fever 12in
81 43 STAY (SLAMMING/STREET SOUL MIXES) Silicon Chip featuring The Turntable Orchestra, BPM Records 12in
82 — I DON’T MIND THE WAITING Omar, Kongo 12in
83 82 IN THE POCKET (HIP HOUSE MIX/HIP HOP MIXES) The Dynamic Duo, US Nugroove 12in
84 — I’M BLOWIN’ UP/ALL NIGHT LONG/I’M HITTIN’ HARD Kool Moe Dee, US Jive LP
85 60 DREAMING (MIXES) Pressure Point, Viceroy Records 12in
86 re AIN’T NOTHIN TO IT (DANCE VERSION) K-9 Posse, Arista 12in
87 97 FORGET THE GIRL (MIXES) Tony Terry, US Epic 12in
88 — WHY (EXTENDED VERSION/INSTRUMENTAL) Carly Simon/Chic, WEA 12in
89 98= MR. DJ (EXTENDED VERSION) Joyce ‘Fenderella’ Irby featuring Doug E Fresh, Motown 12in
90 98= SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE SAY YEAH! (MIXES) 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records 12in
91 98= 90,000 BC (MIXES) Milo, US Raw Records 12in
92 79 THE RAGGAMUFFIN NUMBER Nomad featuring Daddy Harvey, Rumour Records 12in
93 — DEFINITION OF LOVE (REMIXES) Kevin Saunderson presents Kaos, US KMS 12in
94 re GOD ONLY KNOWS/SURVIVE (STATE OF MIND) State Of Mind, Big Life 12in
95 — I GOT MINZE (EXTENDED DANCE/SINGLE/PERCAPELLA REMIXES)/(ORIGINAL ALBUM MIX/DUB REMIX)/COLD WILD STRONG ISLE Too Nice, US Arista 12in
96 — BLAME IT ON THE BASSLINE Norman Cook featuring MC Wildski, Go Beat 12in pre-release
97 — PULL A FAST ONE/L.A. POSSE (VERSIONS) Breeze, US Atlantic 12in
98 re LET’S WORK (CLUB VERSION)/I CAN’T TAKE IT (CHEP’S DOWN) Casanovas Revenge, US Invasion 12in
99 — BACKSTABBERS (STAB 1) Pressure Zone, Tam Tam 12in
100= — FUNHOUSE (MIXES) Jammix, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
100= — YOU’RE THE ONE/(REMIX) Kelly Charles, Champion 12in mailing list promo
100= re THE REAL LIFE (HOUSE MIX VOCAL) Corporation Of One with Mystique, Champion 12in mailing list promo
100= 74 I NEED YOUR LOVE/ I NEED YOUR LOVE (TE QUIERO) June Montana, ffrr 12in
100= — DON’T FIGHT THE MUSIC (MIXES) Maureen, The Dance Yard Recording Corporation 12in
One thought on “June 10, 1989: The Jacksons, Dorothy, Kicking Back, Casanovas Revenge, Kevin Saunderson presents KAOS”
We’ve already had act called Drum And Bass, and this week the term reappears, three times, with not even the remotest connection to the fast break beat-driven style that would later mutate into what we now know as “drum & bass”.
More startlingly still, the Cookie Crew are once again revealed as trailblazers! The first act to record a hip house track (“Rock Da House”) … the first act to use the Lyn Collins wooh-yeah sample (“Females (Get On Up)”) … and this week, they share the honour (with Down By Law’s sadly unavailable “Livin’ In The Ghetto”) of releasing the first ever “Drum & Bass Mix” of a tune.
Elsewhere, James applies the term to Dorothy’s cover of “Reflections”- which is a good time to mention that both members of Dorothy (Gina Birch and Vicky Aspinall) were originally in the pioneering all-female post-punk band The Raincoats.