BEATS & PIECES
ERICK & PARRISH of EPMD (which stands for Erick & Parrish Makin’ Dollars), as a truncated caption last week failed to make clear, did indeed make dollars in appearing at BCM Records’ Summer Dance Festival, only being persuaded to visit Berlin by Sleeping Bag Records advancing them $200,000 of album royalties not in fact due until next April! . . . CDs being such a big part of even the dance market in Germany, BCM Records not surprisingly have circulated there a very limited edition 24 track double CD compilation as a memento of their ‘Summer Dance Festival – The Musical Highlights‘ (BCM 55321), nice to have, even if the included De La Soul, Chubb Rock and Stevie B in the event did not appear . . . Futureshock Promotions (01-533 3840) are organising another exotic weekender in Madrid between Thursday-Sunday, October 5-8, with visits to the city’s most upfront clubs on the other nights but the main focus being early hours ‘happenings’ on the Friday night/Saturday morning hosted by DJs Judge Jules and Graeme Park, at Archy and Kitsch . . . Livewire Promotions’ next Prestatyn weekender (see also photo caption) will feature some significant changes in the main Arena, new American vari-lights livening up the dancefloor and the DJ console being separated off to its own stage on one side, thus helping speed up change-overs between the live acts . . . N.W.A. ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the controversial rap album about which I raved at length some six or seven months back, is finally out here on Fourth & Broadway (BRLP 534) . . . Les Adams has belatedly just realised that the Clivilles & Cole created 28th St Crew ‘I Need A Rhythm‘ quite blatantly uses his own US hit remake of Maurice ‘This Is Acid‘ as its basis (both are on the same label, so there’s no great legal problem!) — Les meanwhile, as well as remixing Norman Cook ‘Blame It On The Bassline’ for the US, is also completely remaking (to be credited as a full LA Mix production) the previously unissued Maurice ‘All Because Of You’ in R&B and House versions . . . The Manic MC’s ‘Mental’ turns out to have been heavily inspired by Hipnosis’ ‘Droid‘, an obscure (as in not very good!) German ‘sleeper’ from the new beat era . . . David Peaston and CeCe Rogers performed at a private promotional showcase in London on Monday and doubtless will be visiting a few more venues while they’re here . . . Steve Wiggins now jocks Wed/Thur/Fri/Saturdays at Cardiff’s The Bank, trendily converted from a real bank, in St Mary Street, booking PAs and promotions for the club too (on 0446-735562) . . . Gary Oldis has gone back to his roots in Sunderland, after three years jocking in the south (well, Scarborough!), running Tues/Wed/Thur/Fridays at Chambers Nightclub in High Street West, Wednesday being the upfront music and live guests night (PAs wanted on 0723-378508 — he’s already had the likes of the Unique 3, Richie Rich and Merlin) . . . Andy King (0905-22551) is likewise after PAs to shake their funky thang for his upfront and packed 8-10.30pm Sunday soul, house and video session at Dudley’s Cromwell’s Nightclub . . . Dancefloor Liberation, embodied by DJs Paul Kirk and Kevin Roux (any good in the kitchen?), jock in Leicester at Streetlife on Fridays and The Forum on Saturdays . . . Stevie May spins upfront soul and house Saturdays at St Helens’ newest nightclub, Lowies . . . DJ Peachy has started ‘a fusion of house beats and rhymes’ called Vision every Sunday (free before 11pm) at Bermondsey Old Kent Road’s Dun Cow . . . Billy Popham has quit globe trotting for a while to become resident DJ at Clerkenwell’s Cage, where Jay Strongman runs his Pig night on Saturdays . . . Tony Griffin turns out to be the jock with the indecipherable signature who, normally resident Thurs/Fri/Saturdays at Birmingham’s Bobby Brown’s, does the Monday soul/funk/house session at Cheltenham’s Swifts . . . DJs being pestered by record pluggers to send us charts, please note (as often stated in the past) that we do not have our own printed chart forms, instead — very simply — just send your genuine floor response based top 20 (or more) on your own paper as regularly as possible, posted ideally on Monday to reach us by Wednesday at the latest (the same deadline for Faxed charts on 01-928 5158) to Alan Jones/James Hamilton, rm, Punch Publications Ltd, Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UZ (be sure to include your name and address, where you work, and the date, and bear in mind that any info included for publication will not appear in print until at least two weeks later, so give plenty of warning about any upcoming events) . . . ‘I Thank You’ will thankfully be Adeva’s follow-up (it’s her album’s freshest and most distinctive cut), remixed by Paul Simpson . . . Blacksmith’s Brixton Bass Remix of Diana Brown & Barrie K Sharpe’ Blind Faith’ should be due by now . . . Big Life are releasing the 2 In A Room album and unincluded ‘Somebody In The House Say Yeah!‘ single here, while CityBeat’s new label, XL Recordings, likewise have the current Ellis ‘D’ LP . . . 17-years-old Silver Bullet, real name Richard Brown, was originally in the Aylesbury based rap trio Triple Element . . . Soul II Soul’s next single (not out until November so that the rest of the world can catch up with their UK release schedule) now seems likely to be all new and aimed at the Christmas market, with a kiddie chorus — I kid you not! . . . ffrr supremo and Capital Radio dance show presenter, Pete Tong tied the knot with Debbie last Saturday and is currently off honeymooning in — but of course! — Italy . . . Burnham-on-Crouch, Tillingham, and the whole sparsely populated but picturesque Dengie peninsular in Essex is where I caught the sun last week, before taking my mum to Jersey — BUT NOT FOR LONG!
PRESTATYN 6, Livewire Promotions’ soul/dance music weekender in North Wales on November 3/4/5, now will feature not only ADEVA (above) with her full band plus Bobby Brown’s amazing dance troupe on the Friday, but also — at last — the long awaited live concert appearance there on the Saturday of none other than MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly! Quick, booking details on 01-364 1212!
ABC ‘The Real Thing (Album Version)’ (Neutron NTXDJ 115)
Still apparently only on promo, and done an injustice in my review of the previously also promoed instrumental mixes which I not unnaturally assumed would be better than the subsequent vocal version, this Martin Fry groaned catchily cantering typically facile 118.8bpm vocal is in fact as good as white boy’s house gets (except perhaps it could do with more of a song to cross over), not necessarily improved though flipped for added street cred by emptily throbbing 118.4bpm Frankie Knuckles and better more tightly trotting (with some nice vibes) 122.2bpm Bruce Forest Mixes.
JAZZ & THE BROTHERS GRIMM featuring Baby D & MC Juice ‘Casanova (The Raising Hell Remix)’ (Production House Records PNT 008R)
Hotter than ever now that it’s been remixed, the Coffee revival gains a ‘Let’s Start The Dance’ jiggled jaggedly leaping bass’ heavy new 0-124-0-124bpm hip house-ish attack (beat losingly edited during the rhythm slurring lull near the start), flipped by its 124bpm possibly even wilder Swing To The Hip House Mix and suddenly tame seeming acidic Original Mix.
SILVER BULLET ‘Bring Forth The Guillotine (The Ben Chapman Remix)’ (Tam Tam Records TTT 013)
Infectious ragamuffin hip house rap finally exploding in this ‘Tales From The Darkside’/’Twilight Zone’-ishly introed then James Brown brass and other samples prodded lively lurching 120-0bpm superior remix, with a different scrubbingly shuffling (instru-)Mental Mix and the original 119.8-0bpm Darkside Mix.
MC’S LOGIK ‘Get Involved’ (Submission SUBX 013, via Pacific Records)
The Nottingham hip hoppers, fronted by chiding female MC Vendetta and angrily rapping MC Mach One with DJ Trade and Chisel, by coincidence use the same underlying break beat as Roxanne Shanté ‘Live On Stage’ for this Bobby Byrd sampling 110.2bpm scrubbingly scratched Monie Love-ish funky jiggler, given a different more jolting 116.5bpm In It To Win It treatment too, coupled by the Mach rapped blatantly Incredible Bongo Band based 115-114.8bpm ‘We’re On A Mission (The Revolution)‘ and its useful — as totally sampled! — 114.4bpm Bonus Beats.
THE MINUTEMEN ‘Engineers Can Dance Too’ (US Smokin’ TAI LP 4445)
Norberto ‘Norty’ Cotto (the dancin’ engineer!) created strong simple New York house album in the sampling Todd Terry tradition, with the ‘one, two, three, four’ counting urgently frenetic 123bpm ‘Rock House’, English accented and ‘Da Da Da’ quoting jaunty (0-)123-0bpm ‘The Conductor‘, Serious Intention ‘oh-oh-oh-oh’ adapting 0-121bpm ‘Let’s Take A Break‘, lazily rolling ragamuffin-ish rap 89.7bpm ‘Groove To This‘, Latin keyboarded bounding 0-121bpm ‘I Like It‘, Eastern tinged jittering (0-)123bpm ‘Don’t Stop Now‘, drums throbbed old 121bpm ‘OK, Alright‘, dated jerky 0-121.8 -0bpm ‘The Return To Bingo Bongo‘, dreary sub-Vangelis 78.6bpm ‘Stonehenge‘.
ELLIS “D” ‘Free Your Mind’ (US Minimal Records MINLP-200)
Junior ‘Ellis D’ Vasquez created similar though to my mind far less punchy New York studio backroom boy’s album, with the striding bass burbled and occasional gruff guy muttered Gloria Gaynor lyric quoting deep house 120.8bpm ‘I Will Survive’, timely Loleatta Holloway ‘Love Sensation’ sampling chunkily bumping 0-119-0bpm ‘Took My Love Away‘, bass percolated cryptically stuttered throbbing 120.8bpm ‘Jungle Jam‘, Instant Funk echoing stuttery acidic 119.6bpm ‘Cum On U Can Git It‘, subduedly ‘E2-E4’/’Sueno Latino’ copying 110.8-0bpm ‘It’s Paradise‘, Todd Terry-ish sparsely trotting tinkly (0-)120.3-0bpm ‘Just Like A Queen‘ and jerkily repetitive stuttering 0-120.8bpm ‘Gotstobeadrag‘, boringly dated 0-120.2-0bpm ‘Acid Rain‘, mumbling dull 121-0bpm ‘You Got Me Burnin’‘.
D.J. CHUCK CHILLOUT & M.C. KOOL CHIP ‘I’m Large’ (Mercury MERX 301)
‘James Bond Theme’ guitar-ed slithery scratching 115.8bpm declamatory rap, the A-side on import (US Mercury 874 909-1, with an instrumental and four mixes of the flip) and hotter, initially at any rate, than the here A-side promoted also 115.8- 0bpm but unrelated ‘No DJ Like Chuck‘, a less urgent disjointed lurcher here in just its Yuh Unnerstan’! and dubwise On TV mixes.
GARY JACKMASTER WALLACE & JAMMIN’ J ‘Party Time’ (US House N Effect HNE-1)
Produced by DJ Gary on his own Chicago label, this Leonard ‘Jammin’ J’ Joyner rapped at times ragamuffin-ish good jaunty hip house jiggler is punctuated by familiar twittery Todd Terry-ish samples and partly driven by Hamilton Bohannon’s ‘Let’s Start The Dance’ break beat, in (0-)121.2-121.4bpm House N Effect Mix, (0-)121.4bpm Hip Hop Mix, 121.4bpm Farley’s Hip House Mix and LNR Mix 1, 121.2-121.4bpm LNR Mix 2.
BETTY WRIGHT ‘Keep Lovin’ New’ (Sure Delight SDT 11, via JetStar)
Bucking all the current trends, probably because it’s selling fast to girls who are into the words, this welcome surprise hit is a chunkily lurching deceptively downtempo 66.3bpm traditional soul swayer with enough beef in its beats for the groin grinding Soul II Soul crowd, flipped by the half steppin’ funkily jiggling and scatting 96bpm ‘We Down‘.
BOBBY BROWN ‘Rock Wit’cha (Extended Version)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1367)
Instead of sidestepping backwards for the expected ‘Roni’, we keep pace with the US for this also slow and thus here for the first time pace-changing LA & Babyface produced tender rolling 77.6bpm smoocher, plugging Marvin Gaye (77.7bpm 7 Version too, plus the older datedly jolting 115.4bpm ‘Seventeen’).
BABYFACE ‘It’s No Crime (Extended Mix)’ (Solar MCAT 1366)
Typically efficient joltingly littering Bobby Brown-style 0-115.4-115.2-115.4-115.2-115.4bpm lurcher by LA’s partner, much altered from his album version in this stuttery mix (115.4bpm Instrumental and 115.6bpm Cussapella too).
WRECKS-N-EFFECT ‘Wrecks-N-Effect’ (US Sound Of New York MOT-6281)
Debuting a new Motown label logo (although the sleeve also confusingly refers to it being called New Jack Rap), this Teddy Riley co-created patchy rap album by his 18-year-old brother Markell, Aqil Davidson (16) and Brandon ‘B. Doggs’ Mitchell (17) has the superb Mtume ‘Juicy Fruit’ rewording 91.3bpm ‘Juicy’, terrifically funky though short 97bpm ‘Deep‘, pleasantly rolling laid back party atmosphere 93.1-0bpm ‘Friends To The End‘, and of course already massive (0-)107bpm ‘New Jack Swing‘, plus the less essential James Brown sampling 110.4bpm ‘Leave The Mike Smokin’‘, narrative slow rolling 0-88.1-0bpm ‘V- Man‘, chatting and scratching 0-94.3bpm ‘Peanut Butter‘, nervy 117.2bpm ‘Club Head‘, jolting 0-107bpm ‘Wipe Your Sweat‘, organ notes backed dull slow talking 87.1bpm ‘Soul Man‘, scratchy sax buzzed 125.8bpm ‘Rock Steady‘. Many of the old records sampled add crackling static!
LANDLORD featuring Dex Danclair ‘I Like It’ (US Bigshot Records VS-137)
In the Canadian based though US distributed label’s typically spare and sinewy house style, this Nick Fiorucci produced fluid and sometimes slightly acidic Jamie Principle-ish gentle husky mutterer has striding (0-)121.3bpm Club, breathily whispered stuttery (0-)120.2-0bpm Groovy House and smoothly hustling 120.2-0bpm Deep Garage Mixes, tinkly thrumming 120-0bpm Cosmic and hollow ‘drain’ sizzled instrumental 121.8-0bpm Blow Out Dubs.
THE KLF ‘3 A.M. Eternal’ (KLF Communications KLF 005T, via The Cartel)
The Justified Ancients of MuMu’s alter ego feature a lonely girl mournfully intoning about ‘London by night’ through some monkish chanting, atmospheric cathedral-like resonance and all too brief haunting sax to result in a consequently somewhat Euro flavoured (0-)116bpm deep house pulser (chunkier 117bpm Pure Trance instrumental flip).
KELLI SAÉ ‘It’s Too Late’ (US Easy Street EZS-7557)
KOMIX created nagging girl multi-tracked neatly burbling wriggly garage canterer, deceptively shifting in 122-123.2-123.6-122-123.2-123.4bpm Club Mix, 123.4bpm Radio Edit, sparser 122.2bpm Hard and Cool Dubs, apparently signed up here along with the rest of the label by Viceroy Records.
DE LA SOUL ‘The Mack Daddy On The Left’ (US Tommy Boy TB 934)
Not long before the UK gets a Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh remix of ‘Eye Know’, this previously unissued mumbling guys sandwiched but mainly plaintive girl rapped (0-)99bpm lazy roller is a bonus track on the US pressing of ‘Say No Go’, there as here in Dorrell & Mackintosh’s 110bpm Say No Dope Mix, with an 110.25bpm Radio Mix, plus the added rhythms overlaid 110bpm New Keys Vocal and Instrumental remixes which were separately released here as the New Kick Mix (Big Life BLR 10R).
RICHIE HAVENS ‘Going Back To My Roots’ (US Week-Off SE-242)
Lamont Dozier’s classic is currently being much revived again, in just about all the versions there are including this raspingly smoky voiced jangling and scrubbing usefully uptempo 119.8bpm old treatment, originally on Elektra (promoed once by WEA back-to-back with Lamont’s original!) but now on a rather dubious looking reissue label, back-to-back this time with the purposefully rolling jiggly jogging 0-106bpm repetitive rare groovy PETER BROWN ‘Overnight Sensation‘ (plus instrumental), which could be useful too.
NEW-RO ‘She’s A Nymphomaniac (Horny Club Mix)’ (German zyx rec ZYX 6129-12)
New Rochelle, New York recorded simple synth piped 118bpm loper with producer Larry ‘L.A.’ Anderson muttering lazily and lasciviously through whimpering squeals about how a certain young lady of his acquaintance ‘likes it on her back’, amongst many other fully detailed positions (118.4bpm LA’s Dogstyle Dub Mix too)!
DEBBIE McKAYLE ‘I Need Yo’ Lovin’ (Extended Club Mix)’ (Tam Tam Records TTT 014)
Larry & Alida ‘LA.’ Anderson produced simple breezily bounding 120bpm garage jiggler calmly cooed by Jamaican-American Debbie, originally on US Hit-N-Run but jauntily remixed here by Stephen Taylor (Acappella/Bonus Beats too).
THE LATIN RAGE ‘Esta Loca (Extended Version)’ (Italian DiscoMagic OUT 3249)
Repetitive ‘qu’esta loca’ chanting girl nagged jittery 122.6bpm tumbling Italian house thumper with some acidic twitters, coupled by an unrelated but also (0-)122.6bpm bubbly more uptempo version of ‘Sueno Latino‘, muttering and groaning with 28th St Crew ‘Inch By Inch’ influence too.
COOL CUT ‘Crossfader’ (German S.O.S./Sound Of Secrets S.O.S. A-101)
Very interesting samples and scratches woven 116.6bpm episodic burbling jiggler with a Howie Tee-ish beat, rasping King Curtis sax and Chic’s ‘dance’ among the many snippets (116.8bpm Radio Version/Instrumental too).
INSIDE MOVES ‘Can’t Live (Without Your Love) (W.B.R. Mix)’ (Wacky Dust Records RF 001)
Hemel Hempstead’s Joe Field joins the ranks of DJs turned producer with a burbling bass bumped and cool girl wailed spacey unhurried 120.8bpm garage-ish remake of Randy Muller’s Tamiko Jones oldie, flipped by an acappella introed fluttering and stuttering different house-ier 0-120.8bpm ‘strings’ and keyboards backed treatment, a good if specialist first effort.
S’EXPRESS ‘Mantra For A State Of Mind (Parts 1 And 2) Elevation Mix’ (Rhythm King LEFT 35T)
This girls sung again Seventies styles adapting (sorta ‘Stone Fox Chase’ meets Norman Whitfield and Mike Oldfield!) 120-119.8-0bpm marathon 11+ minute smoothly churning ever shifting snickety groove is driven remorselessly by an electronic jitter through its two continuously segued parts (guy moaned swirling 0-123.5bpm ‘Special And Golden‘ flip). DJs in fact were serviced with what will now become the remix, to be called the Levitation Mix although promoed initially as the house-ier 120.2bpm Club Vocal, Groove Mantra, and Mantra System (indecision was obviously rife, as I’ve also had several even earlier different test pressings).
THE OUTERLIMIT ‘Dance In A Daze’ (US UnderWorld Records AP 300)
Walking bass jolted calmly rattling and tapping 121.8bpm house instrumental, in separate though similar Our, Your, My, and (a deliberate misprint or merely illiterate?) There Versions.
JODY WATLEY with Eric B & Rakim ‘Friends (“Unity” Remix)’ (MCA Records MCAX 1352)
Beat losingly edited lurching jiggly 100bpm remix, by the currently inevitable Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh (can the Jazzie B & Nellee Hooper remix be far behind?), with a Bassapella instead of the original flip.
RAVEN MAIZE ‘Forever Together (Remix)’ (RePublic Records LICT 014R)
Officially deleted already but still about, these four new mixes are the Mark Ryder remixed hip hop jittery lurching 115.5-0bpm Gittin’ Funky and similar though scratching 115.5bpm Gittin’ Raw Mixes, coupled by the bass snapped speedily bounding 123.6bpm Drum And Bass Mix (a previously unreleased original US version), and Tony Thorpe remixed freakily quavering urgent 123.4-123.2bpm Mad Jamaican Mix.
THE CLUB CHART – September 16, 1989
01 01 RIDE ON TIME (MIXES) Black Box, de/Construction 12in
02 12 SUENO LATINO (THE PARADISE VERSION) Sueno Latino, Italian DFC 12in/BCM Records promo
03 08 PUMP UP THE JAM Technotronic featuring Felly, Swanyard Records Limited 12in
04 09 NEW JACK SWING (MIXES) Wrecks-N-Effect, Motown 12in
05 02 NUMERO UNO (MIXES) Starlight, CityBeat 12in
06 04 WARNING (HIGH ON HOPE/ZANZIBAR MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
07 11 PACIFIC STATE 808 State, Creed Records 12in EP
08 10 LOVE TOGETHER (BRITISH/AMERICAN MIXES) L.A. Mix (featuring Kevin Henry), Breakout 12in
09 27 EXPRESS YOURSELF/SRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (EXTENDED MIXES)/A BITCH IZ A BITCH NWA, Fourth & Broadway 12in
10 18 SMOOTH OPERATOR/WARM IT UP, KANE Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
11 05 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ (THE JAZZIE B & NELLEE HOOPER REMIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
12 07 IT ISN’T, IT WASN’T, IT AIN’T NEVER GONNA BE (MIXES) Aretha & Whitney, Arista 12in
13 14 TOUCH ME (MIXES) Alisha Warren RCA 12in
14 30 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (REMIX/E.Z. MIX)/THE SECOND COMING Dionne, CityBeat 12in
15 31 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (SWEET EMBRACE MIX)/BLAZIN (EXTENDED DANCE/ALBUM MIXES) Stardust, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
16 96 THE REAL WILD HOUSE (WILD MIX) Raul Orellana, Spanish Spitfire Music 12in/BCM Records promo
17 32 SALSA HOUSE (ORBITAL/ORIGINAL/DUB ZONE/SILVER ON BLACK MIXES) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in promo
18 17 MAS QUE NADA (THE JUSTIN STRAUSS REMIXES) Sergio Mendes, Breakout 12in
19 23 DOOWUTCHYALIKE (PLAYHOWYALIKE MIX) Digital Underground, BCM Records 12in
20 03 FRENCH KISS/WARGAMES (REMIX) Lil Louis, ffrr 12in
21 66 LIVE ON STAGE (MIXES) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
22 34 AFRO DIZZI ACT Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
23 13 HEY DJ I CAN’T DANCE TO THAT MUSIC YOU’RE PLAYING/SKA TRAIN The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
24 62 EVERYBODY’S A STAR (MIXES) Paul Simpson featuring Terri Jeffries, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
25 06 THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME (EXTENDED/MILES AHEAD MIXES) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
26 22 NO SORRY (AC MIX/INTERMIX)/SORRY…NO (REMIX) Gino Latino, de/Construction 12in
27 21 1-2-3 (RAW MIX)/UNDERESTIMATE (SPECIAL EXTENDED VERSION) The Chimes, CBS 12in
28 58 BRING FORTH THE GUILLOTINE (THE BEN CHAPMAN REMIXES) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam Records 12in
29 16 DO THE RIGHT THING (12”/US STREET MIXES) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, 10 Records 12in
30 40 MISS YOU MUCH (MIXES)/YOU NEED ME Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
31 35 I THANK YOU/TREAT ME RIGHT/PROMISES/BEAUTIFUL LOVE Adeva, Cooltempo LP
32 83 IF ONLY I COULD (EXTENDED/PACHA GARDEN) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
33 46 EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN “E”/(REMIX) E-Zee Posse, More Protein 12in
34 71 SECRET RENDEZVOUS (ZANZIBAR/WHITE HOUSE MIXES) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
35 re C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (MIXES) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in
36 92 STORIES (THE STORIE/JACKANORY MIXES) Izit, Italian New Music 12in
37 — GET ON UP/(DUB/HIP HOP MIX) DL Kool, SBK One 12in
38 38 MUSIC’S HYPNOTIZING/DO WHAT YOU WANT/HOUSE JUNKIE/ROCK THE BELLS (OF SAINT MARY)/AS IT GROOVES/KAMIKAZE/TAKE ME AWAY/TURN ME ON 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records LP
39 49 WISHING ON A STAR Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) featuring Lizz E., 10 Records 12in pre-release
40 44 APT. 3A/APT. 1B/APT. 1A N.Y. House’n Authority, US Nugroove 12in
41 56 FOREVER (EXTENDED/FLUTE DUB)/SOMEDAY (EXTENDED) CeCe Rogers, US Atlantic 12in
42 26 KEEP IT MOVIN’ (MIXES) White Knight, US Jive 12in/UK promo
43 72 CASANOVA (THE RAISING HELL REMIX/SWING TO THE HIP HOUSE/ORIGINAL MIXES) Jazz & The Brothers Grimm featuring Baby D & MC Juice, Production House Records 12in white label
44 — D’YA WANNA (JUDGE JULES’ GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS/ORGANIC MIXES) Georgette Della Rosa, W.A.U/Mr Modo Recordings 12in
45 48 WILD TIMES (MIXES) De-Lite featuring Osca Child, Circa Records 12in pre-release
46 43 I’M LARGE/NO DJ LIKE CHUCK (MIXES) DJ Chuck Chillout & MC Kool Chip, US Mercury 12in/UK pre-release
47 15 FOREVER TOGETHER (FOREVER UNITED MIX) Raven Maize, RePublic Records 12in
48 25 FRIENDS (EXTENDED VERSION) Jody Watley with Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
49 84 MELTDOWN (CLUB MIX)/R U READY (FOR THIS) (DIVINE CLUB MIX) Qaurtz, iT Music 12in
50 — STREET TUFF (SCAR MIX/CLUB MIX) The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, Desire 12in
51 74 SALSA HOUSE (ORBITAL MIX/SILVER ON BLACK REMIX) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in
52 19 OH WORLD (EXTENDED MIX) Paul Rutherford, Fourth & Broadway 12in
53 24 DESCRIPTION OF A FOOL A Tribe Called Quest, Jive 12in
54 36 CAN’T GET OVER YOUR LOVE (MIXES) Paul Simpson presents Simphonia, RePublic Records 12in
55 61 TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED/(RAGGAMIX) Electribe 101, ffrr 12in pre-release
56 42 CLUB SCENE (ED’S DINER/SPECIAL MIXES) Special Ed, Profile 12in promo
57 — I LIKE IT (MIXES) Landlord featuring Dex Danclair, US Bigshot Records 12in
58 — MY HEART SKIPS A BEAT (PARADISE GARAGE/VOCAL CLUB/GARAGE DUB/HOUSE DUB/FUN HOUSE/LATIN HIP-HOP) The Cover Girls, US Capitol 12in
59 39 WORK IT OUT (REMIX/ACID MIXES) Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring M. Doc, Atlantic 12in
60 — GET FUNKY (LONG CLUB ADUB/CLUB/DUB) Royal House, Champion 12in
61 — LIFE (MIXES) David Grant featuring Mike Stevens, Fourth & Broadway 12in white label
62 28 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (MIXES) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
63 — MY HOUSE (12” VOCAL/YOUR DUB/DANCE DUB/7” VOCAL) Nelson “FFWD” Cruz, US Minimal Records 12in
64 80 THROW YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR (MIXES) MC Duke, Music Of Life 12in
65 78 TRY YAZZ (MIXES) Two Without Hats, Music Man 12in
66 69 GRAND PIANO The Mix Master, Spanish blanco y negro Music 12in
67 47 A BIT OF JAZZ/LOVE BABY/COLD WORLD/DRIVE ME Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring Risse/Jamie Principle, Atlantic LP
68 33 THE RIGHT STUFF (NORMAN COOK REMIX) Vanessa Williams, Wing Records 12in
69 68 SALSA HOUSE (FULL LENGTH ORIGINAL/DUB ZONE/FREAKY RAP) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in
70 re JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU Frankie “Bones”/Lenny “Dee” present Looney Tunes Volume One, US Nugroove 12in EP
71 97 CUBAN GIGOLO Sound Factory/CAN’T TAKE IT Keith Thompson (‘Black Havana’), US Capitol LP
72 20 I NEED A RHYTHM (VOCAL CLUB MIX/DUBS) The 28th St. Crew, Breakout 12in
73 79 LOST IN THE BASS (MIXES) The Bass Boyz, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in
74 81 YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, US Trax Records 12in
75 — SILKY SOUL/SONGS OF LOVE/LOVE’S ON THE RUN/CHANGE OUR WAYS/CAN’T GET OVER YOU/SOMEBODY ELSE’S ARMS/JUST US/MANDELLA Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Warner Bros LP
76 77 TELL IT AS IT IS (PL MIX) Company 2, Tam Tam 12in
77 76 LOVE IS A HOUSE (REMIX) Gina Foster, de/Construction 12in
78 — WAREHOUSE RAVES Various Artists, Rumour Records double LP
79 53 ROCK HOUSE/GROOVE TO THIS/DON’T STOP NOW/THE CONDUCTOR/LET’S TAKE A BREAK/I LIKE IT The Minutemen, US Smokin’ LP
80 64 STRINGS OF LIFE (MIXES) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Jack Trax 12in
81 65 GET INVOLVED/(IN IT TO WIN IT)/WE’RE ON A MISSION (THE REVOLUTION)/(BONUS BEATS) MC’s Logik, Submission 12in
82 73 I WILL SURVIVE/CUM ON U CAN GIT IT/JUNGLE JAM/TOOK MY LOVE AWAY/JUST LIKE A QUEEN/IT’S PARADISE Ellis “D”, US Minimal Records LP
83 — MANTRA FOR A STATE OF MIND (CLUB VOCAL LEVITATION MIX) S’Express, Rhythm King 12in mailing list promo
84 re IT’S NOT OVER (LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER) (MIXES)/ALL RIGHT Lonnie Gordon, Supreme Records 12in
85 — IT’S MAGIC (HIP CLUBHOUSE/HIP GARAGE/CLUBHOUSE II/UNDERGROUND/FUNKSTRAMENTAL) Laurent X, US House National Records 12in
86 — COME INTO MY HEART (CLUB/BASIC/NEW BASS/DUB/STOMP) Kenya Travitt, US Big Beat 12in
87 — JUICY Wrecks-N-Effect, US Sound Of New York LP
88 51 IT’S NO CRIME (EXTENDED MIX) Babyface, Solar 12in
89 75 FRIENDS (“UNITY” REMIX) Jody Watley with Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
90 — ORIGINAL DOPE (RICHIE RICH MIXES/TOO DOPE)/LYRICAL MESSIAH Outlaw Posse, Gee Street 12in mailing list promo
91 re SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE SAY YEAH! 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records 12in
92 85 THE MACK DADDY ON THE LEFT/SAY NO GO (NEW KEYS) De La Soul, US Tommy Boy 12in
93 50 3 A.M. ETERNAL The KLF, KLF Communications 12in
94 — WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (MIXES) Asher D & Daddy Freddy, Music Of Life 12in pre-release
95 — BLIND FAITH (BRIXTON BASS MIX PARTS 1 & II/JAZZY B’S FIERCE DUB/7” REMIX) Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe, ffrr 12in
96 — TAKE CAUTION WITH MY HEART (JUSTIN’S HOUSE/TAKE PRECAUTION 12”/DUB ECHO/DUB/ORIGINAL) Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in pre-release
97 100 IT’S TOO LATE (MIXES) Kelli Saé, US Easy Street 12in
98 67 PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD (MIXES) Dina Carroll, Jive 12in
99 — SUMMERTIME (IS GET BUSY TIME) (CLUB/RADIO/HIP HOUSE/INSTRUMENTAL) Pierre’s Phantasy Club, Jive Chicago 12in mailing list promo
100 re THINK (MIXES) Franda Robertson, US Micmac Records Inc 12in
2 thoughts on “September 16, 1989: ABC, Jazz & The Brothers Grimm, Silver Bullet, MC’s Logik, The Minutemen”
It hasn’t taken long for Italo house to make its presence felt: Black Box, Sueno Latino and Starlight are all in the Top 5, with Belgium’s Technotronic also up there, leaving Wrecks-N-Effect as the only non-European track. Further down the Club Chart, there are also strong showings for Raul Orellana, Gino Latino, Izit and The Mix Master.
The Blow Out Dub of Landlord’s “I Like It”, briefly mentioned at the end of the review, would become seen as a highly influential cornerstone of early rave. It has been heavily sampled (Whosampled lists 168 tunes), by such as SL2 (“DJ’s Take Control”) and Altern 8 (“Evapor 8”).
Baby D getting a first mention although she was in the dance chart as far back at early 198f3 as a backing singer in Galaxy.
I saw her recently at the big 1990s Revival rave I went to at Magna in Rotherham – she put on a really good show.