BEATS & PIECES
Richie Rich’s ‘Salsa House’, promoed as a five tracker, turns out to be available commercially with the Silver On Black Remix coupled by the Orbital Mix and Original Mix (Edit) on ffrr FX 113, and with the Freaky Rap coupled by the Dub Zone and Full Length Original Mix on ffrr FXR 113 . . . PLASA (the Professional Lighting And Sound Association) holds its annual The Light And Sound Show (LASS?!) for the second time now at London’s Olympia 2 between Sunday/Wednesday, September 10/13, this year’s getting in on the prevailing trend by including several seminar sessions . . . Anglo-Swiss Gilles Peterson, sometime jazz presenter on the late lamented BBC Radio London and now an important part of the yet to be launched London Jazz Radio, has got a new day job doing jazz A&R for Phonogram . . . rm’s sister monthly mag for DJs, Jocks, is running a competition for bedroom mixers, the prize being two days in a fully equipped studio with Norman Cook to produce a finished record for release on Music Factory Records — don’t miss this month’s issue! . . Highbury’s Blapps! Records, bedroom based home of the Dynamic Guv’nors, is starting its own club promotion department (probably in a cupboard!) for forthcoming releases, including an MC Untouchable six-tracker which scratches some old John Lee Hooker blues — bona fide DJs, call Jazzy Jason on 01-226 2122 . . . Diamond Time, who programme most of the UK’s video jukeboxes as well as making the excellent continuously segued two hour monthly DiscEyes video compilation, are launching a new one and a half hour DiscEyes-Dance compilation also for monthly hire (at about £39.50) specifically to discos — details on 01-586 7056 . . . The Club Chart last week had no room to include also at 97= (equivalent to number 100) a re-entry by Kool & The Gang ‘Raindrops’ . . . Pete Tong’s number one radio request should hopefully be about in less exclusive numbers by now, the Smith & Mighty produced remake of Rose Royce’s ‘Wishing On A Star‘ by the Bristol-based (of course) Fresh Four . . . kc Flightt’s recently reviewed ‘In Flightt’ import album is now out here (RCA PL 89776) . . . Old Gold are promoting their dance oldie reissues with a ‘Best Of 12 inch Gold’ mini LP series, each volume containing eight also separately available past floor fillers . . . Desa, one of several DJ stars of ‘Blind Date’, who has added the street soul-meets-sweet soul (groin-grinding joggers, in other words!) Solutions every Tuesday at Wallasey’s Royal Swan to his other successful Merseyside nights, points out that the main Raven Maize backing track is the same as last year’s ‘(We’re) Out Of Control’ (US Fourth Floor Records) . . . Darren Fogel, another DJ notorious from some ‘Blind Date’ exploits, announces he now jocks under his real name of Darren James following a summer stint playing house and rap in Spain . . . DJ The Kid Smurf says Bliss is the place to be this Thursday (31) at Leicester’s Streetlife for house/rap/rare groove . . . KISS-fm hold their 5th Record Fair this Sunday (3) at Highgate’s Jackson Lane Community Centre between 10am-4pm, the first hour costing twice the rest of the day’s admission price at 2 because, like the slogan says, ‘Rare Groove is not dead!’, and it’s the early birds who will get the rarities . . . MC Duke joins Jeff Thomas at Swansea Martha’s Vineyard next Monday (4) . . . Tim Raidl’s Luton based Mix Connection, currently with 40 megamix and remix creating producers on its Britmix books, is now setting up a subscription service aimed at upfront jocks (details on 0582-412460) . . . Cutmaster-G, involved with Sueno Latino (especially on the B-side), is Andrea Gemolotto, Italy’s finalist in this year’s Technics World DJ Mixing Championships . . . Pascal Gabriel has been producing one side of an album for Jimmy Sommerville, likely to interest pop jocks when released . . . David Brooker and Anne Plaxton’s now Pacific distributed Rumour Records label is releasing next week a compilation album called ‘Warehouse Raves‘ that looks more useful than most, containing such trendy titles as Loleatta Holloway & Dan Hartman ‘Love Sensation (Dutch House Mix)’, Starlight ‘Numero Uno’, Koxo Club Band ‘Paradhouse Remix’, Kariya ‘Let Me Love You For Tonight (Original)’, Fax Yourself ‘Sunshine ’89 (Extended Mix)’, Illusion ‘Why Can’t We Live Together (Love & Unity Remix)’, Rhythim Is Rhythim ‘Strings Of Life (Piano Mix)’, Candy Flip ‘Love Is Life’, Amnesia ‘It’s A Dream (Special Mix)’, Total Science ‘Just A Little Bit’ . . . Newhaven, the Seven Sisters, Beachy Head and that area of Sussex (as well as an earlier brief foray to Cobham in Kent) is where I ended up catching the sun last week (I know you care!), before flying out to Berlin — BUT NOT FOR LONG!
N.W.A. ‘Express Yourself (Extended Mix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12 BRW 144)
Hot since the winter, the Los Angeles ghetto’s Niggers With Attitudes (to fill out their initials) — Ice Cube, Dr Dre, Eazy-E, Yella and MC Ren — are finally getting a British release for not only their controversially worded album but also right now this catchy (and clean) rare groove-ish (0-)96.2bpm jiggly lurching rap based on Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band’s 1970 street funk classic of the same name (Bonus Beats too), flipped by their album titling angrily aggressive (0-)102.2-0-102.2-0bpm ‘Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix)‘ and the unincluded ‘Tramp’-ishly lurching filthily funny 97.3bpm ‘A Bitch Iz A Bitch‘ (neither of the latter pair being suitable for airplay!).
THE MIX MASTER ‘Grand Piano’ (Spanish blanco y negro Music MX-229)
Still the potential smashes pour out of Europe, this week’s main sizzler coming via Spain although confusingly it credits Italy’s ‘Ride On Time’ creators Dee Jay Lelewel and Mirko Limoni as composers, an incredibly powerful piano pounded 0-124.3-123.4-123.6-124-124.3-0bpm stormer sampling gruff voiced Joe Tex (distinctively asking at the start, ‘Fellas, what d’you think about the women’s liberation?’) plus the likes of Loleatta Holloway, Tyree, KAOS and more, Raul Orellana remixing the flip’s piano jangled alternative 124.6bpm ‘Take Me Away’ while unexpectedly the 0-209/104.5bpm ‘Piano Groove‘ is based on the throbbing ‘Burundi Black’ rhythm. Dynamite!
DIGITAL UNDERGROUND ‘Doowutchyalike (Playhowyalike Mix)’ (BCM Records BCM 330 X, via Pinnacle)
Still waiting to explode, this De La Soul-ish lazily drawling guys chatted terrific 108.8-0bpm P’funk roller is ear-grabbingly interrupted after three and a half minutes by an amusingly announced pause for station identification and a false fade for radio DJs (not false in the actual Radio Mix!), flipped by the sleazily rumbling and in spurts jauntily vaudevillian 92.2bpm ‘Hip-Hop Doll‘.
808 STATE ‘quadrastate’ (Creed Records STATE 004, via Revolver/The Cartel)
Manchester’s experimental Graham Massey and Martin Price are joined on this instrumental EP’s standout by (A Guy Called) Gerald Simpson for the breezily leaping but tranquil atmosphere drenched jazzy deep house (0-)124-124.2-0bpm ‘Pacific State’, washed by synthetic ‘deep breaths’, twittering ‘birds’ and superb echoing sax, far better than the flute repeating jittery 115.4-115.6-0bpm ‘State Ritual‘, thrumming and tinkling 119.7(-0)bpm ‘State To State‘, lightly scurrying 126.6-126.4-128-0bpm ‘Disco State‘, and twittery burbling 126-0bpm ‘Fire Cracker‘.
CE CE ROGERS ‘Forever (12″ Extended Mix)’ (US Atlantic 0-86322)
Co-created as usual by Marshall Jefferson, CeCe’s superb huskily wailing fluid frisky 122.5bpm bounder is kinda like Colonel Abrams singing Ten City, with lovely rippling pan pipe-like fluting organ which gets a good B-side (0-)122.5bpm Flute Dub all to itself, plus the older piano jangled mournfully shuffling 119.3-0bpm ‘Someday (12″ Extended Mix)‘. This latter is 119.2-0bpm on the 122.4bpm UK pressing (Atlantic A8852T), the Flute Dub being unnecessarily replaced here by a previously promoed alternative vocal 122.6bpm Club Mix, to my mind making the import a better buy.
M.C. DUKE ‘Throw Your Hands In The Air (Rap Vocal Mix)’ (Music Of Life NOTE 27)
This DJ Leader 1/Simon Harris co-created rapid fire wordy but lighthearted strong rap is set to a terrific sassily strutting 112-0bpm funky jiggle that really trucks and is indeed ideal for ‘wiggling like you just don’t care!’, flipped by a more loosely backed 112.2bpm Swing Vocal Mix (instrumentals too).
GINO LATINO ‘No Sorry (AC Mix)’ (de/Construction PT 43042)
Long charted by Mike Pickering at Manchester’s Hacienda and in fact now released here purely because of him, this jauntily jangling and jittering hip house-ishly tempoed 116-0bpm Italo instrumental adds apologetic muttering in the 116.2bpm ‘No Sorry (Intermix)‘ and a repeatedly intoned ‘I’m the best DJ anywhere’ in the more percussively lurching 114.4bpm ‘Sorry…No (Remix)‘.
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST ‘Description Of A Fool’ (Jive JIVE T 215)
‘Induced and messed around with by A Tribe Called Quest and the Jungle Brothers’ (to quote the sleeve), this slightly over self conscious but good De La Soul style conversationally muddled new wave rap is intriguingly backed by Roy Ayers Ubiquity’s ‘Running Away’ slowed down here to 107.6bpm, in three treatments, Talkie, Silent and ‘Instrumentalism Of Fools’ (all in fact with dialogue).
JAMAICA MEAN TIME (JMT) featuring DJ Maxi Jazz ‘Rock To Dis (Hip Hop Mix)’ (Tam Tam TTT 012)
Prince Buster ‘Al Capone’ ska riffs punctuated excellent Mick Shiner created jumpily jittering frantic (0-)123.2bpm hip house leaper, possibly tightest in its (0-)123.6bpm so called House Mix (123.6bpm Instrumental too), with more of a rap than a house sensibility… and not a lot of good to say about Longsy D!
THE BASS BOYZ ‘Lost In The Bass’ (Kool Kat/Big Life KOOL T 5O5)
Fiercely frantic backbeat jolting 126bpm whomping and stomping bubbly bounder currently big in Chicago itself, re-sampling Todd Terry’s samples in Bad Boy Bill’s Mix and the slightly hip house-ish Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson’s Mix, with tight slithery Bonus Beats.
WOOD ALLEN ‘Airport ’89’ (Italian Dee Jay Lelewel OUT 3180)
For some reason quoting from ‘The Ali Shuffle’ as its only lyric (powerful stuttery sampled screams apart), this chugging 116.8bpm Italo house instrumental sounds piano-like keyboard toned while alone on the flip but becomes more Todd Terry-ishly synthed when medleyed on the jittery shrill A-side with the Richard (RAH Band) Hewson penned ‘Electric Fling’ (bonus ‘’89 Track’ and scratchable effects too). Note it’s by Wood, not Woody!
RODNEY ‘You Can’t Ride The Rhythm (Urban Club Mix)’ (US Bassic Records BS 204)
Quite infectious jaunty organ stabbed moaningly chanted simple shuffling and striding 119-0bpm garage wriggler, flipped by its even jauntier hollow drain gurgled and more salsa-ish piano jangled also 119-0bpm Original Mix, plus the separately credited URBAN PARTS ‘Steal The Base (The Only Mix)‘, a metallically clanging industrial-style 122.4bpm organ burbled instrumental jiggler.
QAURTZ ‘Meltdown (Club Mix)’ (iTMusic)
Mis-spelt and cryptically labelled, without a catalogue number, this has been kept deliberately hard to find and then talked up so much that it’s become an instant big seller wherever made available to gullible DJs (you know, the sort who think their masculinity is threatened if they haven’t got some rarity that only other DJs think important!), but in truth it’s a rather dull monotonous ‘work your body’ girl overdubbed drain clonked and bubbled (0-)118bpm bumpily chugging semi-instrumental created (with beat losing edits) by East London’s Dave Rawlings & Ron Herel, flipped by the drily cantering 122.5bpm ‘R U Ready (For This) (Divine Club Mix)‘.
LISA STANSFIELD ‘This Is The Right Time (Kick Mix)’ (Arista RIGHT 3)
Something is wrong here, actually, as although this promo pressing correctly couples Paul Witts & Egor’s pushing ‘Twilight’-ishly plinky plunked 121bpm remix and bass bumbled Club Dub, the commercial version (Arista 612 512), despite calling it the Kick Mix, still carries the original 0-123.2bpm Extended Version mixed by Mark Saunders! The commercial flip, however, does have the 121bpm Club Dub, plus — the track for which it’s been selling anyway — Lisa’s earlier plonking keyboards jogged wriggly soulful 101.5-0bpm ‘Big Thing‘, recorded as by Blue Zone.
DINA CARROLL ‘People All Around The World (Club 12″ Mix)’ (Jive PROMO 20)
Produced by Sheffield’s James Young & Liz Winstanley, and soulfully worried by London based American Dina with excellent vocal group support, this Seventies-type tightening up lush Philly disco styled 0-122.4-0bpm jittery canterer these days is probably more garage than house (actually, it’s just soul!), the flip’s more smoothly bounding but less distinctive (0-)122.4bpm The Live And Dangerous Mix and 122.4bpm Dub Mix being by New Jersey’s Smack Productions.
KARYN WHITE ‘Secret Rendezvous (Zanzibar Mix)’ (Warner Bros W2855T)
Sweetly undulating and pleasant if not entirely riveting in its new mix, this LA & Babyface created stuttery started then anxious breathy small voiced 0-112.7bpm throbbing swayer is flipped far more toughly by the Jackson-ishly pent-up chunkily lurching 112.2-111.8-112bpm White House Mix — which sounds more like the version in her raunchy video — and similar slightly less bassy 112.2-112bpm Bacepella (whatever that means).
CANDY FLIP ‘Love Is Life (Is Mental)’ (Debut DEBTX 3079, via Pacific)
Created by 18-year-old Dizzie Dee, of This Ain’t Chicago’s ‘Ride The Rhythm’, and studio engineer Ric Peet, this surgingly bounding bubbly canterer keeps repeating the ‘mental’ tag line of its simple and quite subdued chant in the 122.8-122.6bpm Adrenalin 6 Mix and more sharply jittering acidic 0-122.6bpm Ozone Friendly version.
THE NEW STYLE ‘Scuffin’ Those Knees’ (US Bon Ami/MCA Records MCA-23973)
Anthony ‘Double T. Treachery’, Keir ‘KayGee’ Gist and Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Brown self-created sampling and scratching jiggly infectious though angry lead swapping 0-111.7-0bpm rap, with sirens and screeching ‘it’s the new style’ samples sounding more old than new style in fact (not that they hurt), flipped by the bumpy ‘For The Love Of Money’ bass backed wordy 101.66bpm ‘To The Extreme’ (instrumentals too).
YZ. G-ROCK ‘I’m In The Party’ (US Tuff City Records TUF 128048)
Initially about on Diversity Records before Tuff City took it on, MC YZ and G-Rock’s EP-type wordy rap eight-tracker has this infectious fast talking (0-)112.7bpm jittery driver and its rare grooving brassy 112.7bpm Instrumental, the jauntily tripping slightly risqué 0-115.2bpm ‘On A Friday (Hip Hop)’, drums tapped 115.2bpm ‘On A Friday (House)‘ and 0-115.2bpm House Instrumental, languidly undulating (0-)96bpm ‘In Control Of Things‘ (and Instr.), funkily unhurried 99.3bpm ‘Thinking Of A Master Plan‘.
CASH MONEY & MARVELOUS ‘A Real Mutha For Ya’ (US Sleeping Bag Records SLX-40145)
Sampling and scratching Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson’s 1977 hit of the same name amongst other funky grooves (including repetition of the ‘Tramp’ title line), this slinkily rolling unhurried jiggly rap is in 0-97.2bpm Extended Version, 95.8bpm Original Style and 96bpm Instrumental mixes, coupled with the dial tuning introed then sizzling different scratch styles showcasing ‘New Sheriff In Town‘, in (0-)106.6-0bpm Vocal, Instrumental, and (0-)106.3-0bpm Money-Makin’ Mix versions.
SPECIAL ED ‘Club Scene (Ed’s Diner Mix)’ (Profile PROFT 265)
His album’s Howie Tee co-created standout now remixed here by the ever busy Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh, this Dee Dee Scott duetted throbbing and schlurping 120.6bpm hip house shuffler is flipped for collectors on the first 500 promos by the same remixers’ Fallout ‘The Morning After’ synched, so house-ier, and better, 120.7bpm Ed’s Special Mix. A pity it’s the wrong vintage for the jukebox at Ed’s Easy Diner!
MARK IMPERIAL ‘Rock This House ’89 EP’ (US House Nation Records HN 89012)
Old fashioned and, I fancy, deliberately retrospective house four-tracker reviving last year’s styles in the familiar ‘oh oh oh’ girl stuttered (0-)120.6-120.8bpm New York/Chicago Clubhouse Mix, percussively tripped and twittered instrumental (0-)120.4bpm The Acieed That Ate New York, actually ‘acieed’ chanting twittery clichéd 121.8bpm The Acieed that Ate The UK (Xstacy Mix), and jittery twittering instrumental 123bpm Bonus Krafty Beaver versions.
SCHOOLLY D ‘Am I Black Enough For You?’ (US Schoolly-D Records/Jive 1237-1-J)
With a sticker proclaiming ‘explicit lyrics and liner notes’ (the latter surely something of a first?), this angrily verbose quite political rap album has the funkily grooving (0-)103.66bpm ‘Godfather Of Funk’, funkily jiggling 0-110.6bpm ‘Gangster Boogie‘, Bobby Byrd prodded classic ‘shit goddam’ chant restructuring (0-)114bpm ‘Get Off Your Ass And Get Involved‘, Jimi Hendrix backed slow saucy 0-89.3bpm ‘Pussy Ain’t Nothin’‘, slippery bumping coherent 0-99.9bpm ‘Am I Black Enough For You?‘, Lyn Collins based 105.66bpm ‘Mama Feel Good‘, brassily churning 109.8bpm ‘Who’s Schoolin’ Who‘, James Brown ‘soul power’ overdubbed 0-125.6bpm ‘It’s Like Dope‘, jittering (0-)118bpm ‘D. Is For‘, Curtis Mayfield-ishly backed 101.9bpm ‘Black Jesus‘, 99.66-0bpm ‘Super Nigger‘, (0-)86bpm ‘Don’t Call Me Nigger‘, 99.9bpm ‘Education Of A Black Man‘, currently 12-inched 0-106-0bpm ‘Livin’ In The Jungle‘ and (0-)94.66bpm ‘Gucci Again‘, plus many brief bridging snippets.
JASON DONOVAN ‘Every Day (I Love You More)’ (PWL Records PWLT 43), Stock Aitken Waterman created smoothly chugging 125bpm twangy thudder with a surging singalong tune, inevitably a pop smash;
ABC ‘The Real Thing’ (Neutron NTXDJ 115), really house styled hustling strider, basically instrumental apart from a repeatedly quavered, fluttered and stuttered “nothin’ but the real thing” title line in this promoed 120-0bpm A-side and totally instrumental in its jazzily vibed (0-)118.6bpm buoyant B-side (another promo version is apparently due before the public gets a probably less interesting commercial version);
BARRY BLUE ‘Dancin’ On A Saturday Night ’89 (Weekend Mix)’ (Escape Records AWOLT4), galloping and tinkling 125bpm total revamp by Les Adams of Cry Sisco!’s ultra-jolly 1973 oldie, with taverna bouzoukis, not an obvious but in the event surprisingly successful choice for updating;
SINITTA ‘Love On A Mountain Top’ (Fanfare 12FAN21, via Pinnacle), friskily flurrying 124.5bpm revival of Robert Knight’s 1968 oldie, sounding faster than it actually is with some good breaks offsetting the blander main body of the treatment, not due commercially until September 25;
LONDON BOYS ‘Harlem Desire (Extended Mix)’ (WEA YZ415T), another choral humming backed typically European 118.2bpm enthusiastic basher but without as coherent a song as before, the flip’s orchestrally cantering 118.4bpm ‘Talk Talk Talk‘ sounding stronger to me;
PRINCE ‘Partyman (Video Mix)’ (Warner Bros W2814T), one of his few ghettoblaster played songs actually heard in the ‘Batman’ film, a brittle staccato 0-117.5-0bpm purple funk lurcher;
B.S.R. (BRUSSELS SOUND REVOLUTION) ‘Pump Up The Twist’ (Sound Of Belgium/AVM SOB 12/4), thinly backed acidically twittering (0-)182.6bpm frantic medley of remakes of ‘The Twist’, ‘Surfin Bird’, ‘Bird Dog’, ‘Woolly Bully’, ‘Burundi Black’, ‘Be Bop A Lula’ and others, not another ‘Swing The Mood’ and not all that good, but doubtless some will use it;
A CERTAIN RATIO (A.C.R.) ‘Backs To The Wall’ (A&M ACRY 517), Frankie Knuckles & David Morales remixed instrumentally preambled remorseless jiggly unhurried (0-)102bpm chugger going on for a long time without ever really getting anywhere (101.5bpm Instrumental too, plus the ‘Shaft In Africa’ break borrowing jaggedly percussive 117.4-0bpm ‘Be What You Wanna Be‘);
ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS ‘Look Who’s Dancing (12″ Club Mix)’ (Virgin America VUST 5), lazily rolling dull repetitive 104bpm reggae jogger remixed by Jazzie B & Nellee Hooper (original Album Mix too), flipped by the Hank Shocklee & Eric Sadler remixed monotonous swingbeat-ish reggae 0-99.3bpm ‘Tumbling Down (12″ Remix)‘, and pleasantly swaying 96.6bpm ‘Pains Of Life’;
LIVING IN A BOX ‘Room In Your Heart’ (Chrysalis LIBX 7), tempo changing tremulous then rasping lush 0-34.5/69-0bpm slowie with pretensions to the Righteous Brothers style.
THE CLUB CHART – September 2, 1989
01 01 RIDE ON TIME (MIXES) Black Box, de/Construction 12in
02 02 FRENCH KISS/WARGAMES (REMIX) Lil Louis, ffrr 12in
03 05 NUMERO UNO (MIXES) Starlight, CityBeat 12in
04 04 WARNING (HIGH ON HOPE/ZANZIBAR MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
05 03 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ (THE JAZZIE B & NELLEE HOOPER REMIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
06 10 HEY DJ I CAN’T DANCE TO THAT MUSIC YOU’RE PLAYING/SKA TRAIN The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
07 14 SMOOTH OPERATOR/WARM IT UP, KANE Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
08 37 MAS QUE NADA (THE JUSTIN STRAUSS REMIXES) Sergio Mendes, US A&M 12in
09 13 FOREVER TOGETHER (FOREVER UNITED/FREEDOM/SCAT THIS/AMAZIN’ N.Y. MIXES) Raven Maize, RePublic Records 12in
10 07 THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME (EXTENDED/MILES AHEAD MIXES) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
11 20 NEW JACK SWING (US SINGLE VERSION/UK MIXES) Wrecks-N-Effect, US Motown 12in/UK pre-release
12 11 TOUCH ME (MIXES) Alisha Warren RCA 12in
13 17 DO THE RIGHT THING (12”/US STREET MIXES) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, 10 Records 12in
14 34 LOVE TOGETHER (BRITISH/AMERICAN MIXES) L.A. Mix (featuring Kevin Henry), Breakout 12in pre-release
15 15 1-2-3 (RAW MIX)/UNDERESTIMATE (SPECIAL EXTENDED VERSION) The Chimes, CBS 12in
16 26 IT ISN’T, IT WASN’T, IT AIN’T NEVER GONNA BE (MIXES) Aretha & Whitney, US Arista 12in/UK promo
17 30 PUMP UP THE JAM Technotronic featuring Felly, Swanyard Records Limited 12in
18 28 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (REMIX)/THE SECOND COMING Dionne, US Bigshot Records 12in
19 82 SUENO LATINO (THE PARADISE VERSION) Sueno Latino, Italian DFC 12in
20 06 I NEED A RHYTHM (VOCAL CLUB MIX/DUBS) The 28th St. Crew, Breakout 12in
21 24 FRIENDS (EXTENDED VERSION) Jody Watley with Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
22 27 MELTDOWN (CLUB MIX) Qaurtz, iT Music 12in
23 56 KEEP IT MOVIN’ (MIXES) White Knight, US Jive 12in/UK promo
24 50 SAY NO GO (SAY NO DOPE MIX) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
25 25TWO WRONGS (DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT) (MIXES) David Peaston, Geffen Records 12in
26 08 LET IT ROLL Doug Lazy, Atlantic 12in
27 80 PACIFIC STATE 808 State, Creed Records 12in EP
28 09 OH WORLD (EXTENDED MIX) Paul Rutherford, Fourth & Broadway 12in
29 18 I’M GLAD YOU CAME TO ME (CLUB MIX/DUB MIX) Bäs Noir, 10 Records 12in
30 12 CAN’T GET OVER YOUR LOVE (MIXES) Paul Simpson presents Simphonia, RePublic Records 12in
31 33 A BIT OF JAZZ/WORK IT OUT/DRIVE ME/COLD WORLD/LOVE BABY/THINK!/CHAIN OF FOOLS/I CAN’T LET GO Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring M.Doc/Jamie Principle/Jackson & Moore/Risse, Atlantic LP
32 22 DO THE RIGHT THING (HAPPINESS REMIX) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, 10 Records 12in
33 41 DOOWUTCHYALIKE (PLAYHOWYALIKE MIX) Digital Underground, BCM Records 12in
34 31 THE RIGHT STUFF (NORMAN COOK REMIX) Vanessa Williams, Wing Records 12in
35 43 DESCRIPTION OF A FOOL A Tribe Called Quest, US Jive 12in/UK promo
36 38 GRAND PIANO The Mix Master, Spanish blanco y negro Music 12in
37 23 BACK TO LIFE (CLUB MIX/JAM ON THE GROOVE) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in
38 19 SALSA HOUSE (SILVER ON BLACK REMIX/ORIGINAL MIX/ORBITAL MIX/DUB ZONE MIX/FREAKY RAP) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in promo
39 45 WORK IT OUT (EXTENDED REMIX/ACID MIXES) Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring M. Doc, Atlantic 12in
40 44 NO SORRY (AC MIX/INTERMIX)/SORRY…NO (REMIX) Gino Latino, de/Construction 12in
41 40 AFRO DIZZI ACT Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
42 49 SUNSHINE 89 (MIXES) Fax Yourself, AVM/Belgian Sound Of Belgium 12in
43 — LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (SWEET EMBRACE MIX)/BLAZIN (EXTENDED DANCE/ALBUM MIXES) Stardust, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
44 54 DO WHAT YOU WANT/HOUSE JUNKIE/MUSIC’S HYPNOTIZING/ROCK THE BELLS (OF SAINT MARY)/AS IT GROOVES/KAMIKAZE/TAKE ME AWAY/TURN ME ON 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records LP
45 32 IF ONLY I COULD (EXTENDED/PACHA GARDEN) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
46 42 THE REAL WILD HOUSE (WILD MIX) Raul Orellana, Spanish Spitfire Music 12in
47 re EXPRESS YOURSELF/STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (EXTENDED MIXES) NWA, Fourth & Broadway 12in
48 — I THANK YOU/TREAT ME RIGHT/PROMISES/I DON’T NEED YOU/BEAUTIFUL LOVE/SO RIGHT/MUSICAL FREEDOM/IN & OUT OF MY LIFE/RESPECT/WARNING! Adeva, Cooltempo LP
49 16 DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL (WILSON’S HIT HOUSE/ALBUM/KEVIN’S MIXES) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
50 97= LOST IN THE BASS (MIXES) The Bass Boyz, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in
51 re UH-UH OOH-OOH LOOK OUT (HERE IT COMES) (STEVE HURLEY’S HOUSE MIX) Roberta Flack, Atlantic 12in
52 — WILD TIMES (CHOICE MIX/GONE CLEAR MIX/NEEDLETIME MIX) De-Lite featuring Osca Child, Circa Records 12in pre-release
53 70 CLUB SCENE (ED’S DINER MIX/ED’S SPECIAL MIX) Special Ed, Profile 12in promo
54 — HOUSE ENERGY REVENGE Cappella, Italian Media Records Production 12in/Music Man promo
55 76 PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD (MIXES) Dina Carroll, Jive 12in
56 re APT. 3A/APT. 1B N.Y. House’n Authority, US Nugroove 12in
57 — SALSA HOUSE (FULL LENGTH ORIGINAL MIX) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in
58 21 IT’S NOT OVER (LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER) (MIXES) Lonnie Gordon, Supreme Records 12in
59 35 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (MIXES) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
60 65 TELL IT AS IT IS (PL MIX) Company 2, Tam Tam 12in
61 re TRY YAZZ (MIXES) Two Without Hats, Music Man 12in
62 29 DON’T MAKE ME OVER Sybil, Champion 12in
63 — LIVE ON STAGE (HIP HOP/HOUSE MIXES/ORIGINAL MIX/HOUSE INSTRUMENTAL) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in pre-release
64 — BRING FORTH THE GUILLOTINE (THE BEN CHAPMAN REMIX/MENTAL MIX/DARKSIDE MIX) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam Records 12in
65 36 MENTAL Manic MC’s, RCA 12in white label
66 48 THROW YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR (MIXES) MC Duke, Music Of Life 12in
67 83 FOREVER (EXTENDED/FLUTE DUB) CeCe Rogers, US Atlantic 12in
68 — MISS YOU MUCH (MIXES) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
69 39 DON’T PUSH IT (CLUB) Ruth Joy, MCA Records 12in
70 57 STRINGS OF LIFE (MIXES) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Jack Trax 12in
71 93 GIVE ME A SIGN (HOUSE/CLUB/R&B) In-Dex, Exit Records 12in
72 — EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN “E”/(THE SIR FREDERICK LEIGHTON REMIX) E-Zee Posse, More Protein 12in
73 47 STORIES (THE STORIE MIX) Izit, Italian New Music 12in
74 — IT’S NO CRIME (EXTENDED MIX/INSTRUMENTAL/CUSSAPELLA) Babyface, Solar 12in
75 — ROCK HOUSE/GROOVE TO THIS/DON’T STOP NOW/THE CONDUCTOR/LET’S TAKE A BREAK/I LIKE IT/THE RETURN TO BINGO BONGO/OK, ALRIGHT/STONEHENGE The Minutemen, US Smokin’ LP
76 97= RAINDROPS (BLAZE’S UK 12” CLUB MIX) Kool & The Gang, Mercury 12in
77 89 JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU/ANOTHER PLACE ANOTHER TIME Frankie “Bones”/Lenny “Dee” present Looney Tunes Volume One, US Nugroove 12in EP
78 97= YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, US Trax Records 12in
79 re AND PARTY/AND CONGA WestBam, German Low Spirit 12in
80 78 AIRPORT ’89 medley with ELECTRIC FLING/AIRPORT ‘89 Wood Allen, Italian Dee Jay Lelewel 12in
81 96 SPEAKING ON EVERYTHING/DO THE RIGHT THING (USA)/SUPERBAD, SUPERSLICK/WE ROCK THE MIC RIGHT/DO THAT DANCE/SCRAM!/KILIMANJARO STYLE Redhead Kingpin and the FBI, US Virgin LP
82 62 MENTAL (FULL ITALIAN JOB/FULL CLIMAX) Manic MC’s featuring Sara Carlson, RCA 12in
83 79 GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS Richie Havens, US Week-Off 12in
84 — IT’S TOO LATE (CLUB MIX)/(HARD/COOL DUBS)/(RADIO EDIT) Kelli Saé, US Easy Street 12in
85 — C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (DANCE HALL MIX/TV MIX/ACAPPELLA VERSION) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in pre-release
86 87 ROCK THIS HOUSE ’89 EP (MIXES) Mark Imperial, US House Nation Records 12in
87 59 CAN WE TALK (MIXES) Donna Allen, BCM Records 12in
88 — 3 A.M. ETERNAL/(PURE TRANCE) The KLF, KLF Communications 12in
89 53 TRAVELING AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT (HIP HOUSE CLUB MIX)/A CHORUS LINE Ultramagnetic MC’s, US Next Plateau 12in
90 60 BIG THING Blue Zone/THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME (EXTENDED VERSION/CLUB DUB) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
91 85 LET THE RAIN COME DOWN/YOU GOT TO LOVE ME Intense, US Ace Beat 12in EP/Champion promo
92 — FRIENDS (“UNITY” REMIX/BASSAPELLA) Jody Watley with Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
93 95 SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE SAY YEAH! 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records 12in
94 74 MY FANTASY (EXTENDED/RAP VERSIONS) Teddy Riley featuring Guy, MCA Records 12in
95 — ESTA LOCA/SUENO LATINO (EXTENDED REMIX VERSIONS) The Latin Rage, Italian DiscoMagic 12in
96 51 TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED/(RAGGAMIX) Electribe 101, ffrr 12in pre-release
97= — EVERYBODY’S A STAR (SUNDAY GO TO MEETING MIX)/TEMPLE (TEMPLE/SHORT SERVICE MIXES) Paul Simpson featuring Terri Jeffries, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
97= 84 ROCK TO DIS (MIXES) Jamaica Mean Time (JMT) featuring DJ Maxi Jazz, Tam Tam Records 12in
97= 91 A REAL MUTHA FOR YA (MIXES)/NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN (MIXES) Cash Money & Marvelous, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in
97= — I NEED YO LOVIN (MIXES) Debbie McKayle, Tam Tam Records 12in
2 thoughts on “September 2, 1989: N.W.A., The Mix Master, Digital Underground, 808 State, Ce Ce Rogers”
We won’t be hearing much about the Stone Roses or Happy Mondays in these pages, so the dawn of the “Madchester” era is best represented here by “Pacific State”. I first heard it when James Baillie handed me a copy of the Quadrastate EP, while I was DJ-ing in the bar he ran at the time (shortly before he opened the legendary Venus). It still irks me that the inferior, overly busy “Pacific-707” version was the one that eventually became a hit.
I’ve been surprised by the low showing in The Club Chart of Ce Ce Rogers’ “Someday”, which I remember as a long-running and ubiquitous classic. It’s astonishing that the track, which first appeared on import in 1987, was never released as an A-side in the UK, but at least it eventually manages to creep out as a B-side this week.
Sounding very different to his later work with Faithless, Maxi Jazz debuts this week on Jamaica Mean Time’s “Rock To Dis”.
I knew all about Quartz, as its two members worked behind the counter at my sister’s local dance record shop, In The Mix in Leytonstone; she used to spend hours in there, hanging out and chatting with them. Coincidentally, Dina Carroll also debuts this week. Her guest vocal on Quartz’s cover of “It’s Too Late” would give all of them their first pop chart hit, in February 1991.
There’s another indirect personal connection with Candy Flip, better known for their unlikely cover of “Strawberry Fields Forever”. My sister-in-law was a regular at Shelley’s in Stoke, which had opened in July, and she was friends with both members.
Painful as it is to admit, Jason Donovan’s “Every Day (I Love You More)” became an unshakable earworm, which has hung around inside my brain for the last 32 years. I have no idea why!
I’m constantly surprised about the low showings by records that I remember being absolutely massive around the London & SE rave circuit – Cry Sisco. Landlord (hasn’t even been mentioned but big fr some DJ’s by now), the first Paul Rutherford single (which JH hated!) even ‘Mental’ hasn’t performed that well. But then you remember that this chart was compiled out of a lot of DJs from all over Britain so what was in a field in Longwick, or Rage, Sin, Land of Oz or Slough Centre and the rest in London and the London pirates would probably not mean anything to a DJ somewhere out in the provinces. And by what JH has said in the past the top London DJ’s are the only significant group who don’t submit dance-floor responses to him – they probably thought they were too cool for all that – JH has as good as said that in past columns.