BEATS & PIECES
[In two weeks’ time, James will lead his column with an unreserved apology for his inaccurate claim that DMC were over extended at the bank.]
TROUBLE AT T’MILL? — DMC Ltd, over extended at the bank due to their expansion into magazine publishing and record retailing, have just lost the services of not only star remixer/producer Les Adams but also the Disco Mix Club’s founding mixer Alan Coulthard and ex-world champion mixing DJ Chad Jackson, severing their management links with the company’s Tony and Christine Prince due to stated dissatisfaction, and prompting the remaining in-house mixers/producers to hold out for more money . . . Alan Coulthard, currently a hot property in Europe where his megamixes of such as Boney M and the Village People have been huge hits in France (suddenly megamix crazy as a result!) and other countries, is now representing his own interests (he is a qualified barrister too) on 0628-603452. Chad Jackson, currently working with Trevor Horn and Bruce Forest on a radically house/hip hop/orchestral project for release on ZTT, is contactable on 0860-461567 — he and Alan will be working out of Les’s studio . . . David Grant’s current ‘Life’ was produced by Mike Stevens at his own 8-track home studio in Newport Pagnell, not far down the road from his above mentioned LA Mix partner’s more sophisticated though also bedroom housed studio! . . . Inner City’s next single, not from their album, will apparently mark a change of musical direction . . . Kelli Saé sings ‘It’s Too Late’, last week’s review missing out the accented ‘é’ due to incompatibility between word processing systems (which an rm financed and hopefully soon to be installed £7,000 adaptation to my own computer will rectify for good!), in the same way that The Latin Rage’s title is ‘Esti Locà’ with an accented first ‘à’ . . . Mayday’s already reviewed remix of De-Lite featuring Osca Child ‘Wild Times’ is not due commercially until October 2 — chart returning DJs, as always whenever several mixes are available, please be sure to specify which particular mix(es) you are playing . . . The Club Chart last week, as a result of an increased number of DJs’ returns, had so many records struggling to get into it that there were at least 15 breakers bubbling under with enough chart points to have hit the top 100 only a week before (when it seemed hard enough pressed as it was!), namely Cappella ‘House Energy Revenge’ (Music Man), Prince ‘Partyman’ (Warner Bros), Bäs Noir ‘I’m Glad You Came To Me (Remix)’ (10 Records), Jesus Loves You ‘After The Love’ (More Protein), Paul McCartney ‘Ou Est Le Soleil?’ (US Capitol), Betty Wright ‘Keep Lovin’ New’ (Sure Delight), Jo Ann Jones ‘I Don’t Need Your Love’ (Champion), Adonte ‘Dreams’ (GTi Records), Richie Havens ‘Going Back To My Roots’ (US Week-Off), Gary Jackmaster Wallace & Jammin’ J ‘Party Time’ (US House N Effect), Johnson Dean featuring Lynda Law ‘Somebody Somewhere (Remix)’ (W.A.U./Mr Modo Recordings), YZ.G-Rock ‘Thinking Of A Master Plan’/’In Control Of Things’/’I’m In The Party’ (US Tuff City), CeCe Rogers ‘I Wanna Be’ (US Atlantic LP), Snowboy ‘Snowboy’s House Of Latin’ (Urban), Dizzi Heights ‘Gangster Boogie’ (Viceroy) . . . Prince ‘Partyman’ on commercial pressings is flipped by the previously unreleased good P’funkily smacking lascivious 111.6bpm ‘Feel U Up (Long Stroke)‘ . . . LA Mix (featuring Kevin Henry) ‘Love Together’ on its commercial pressings is in just the British Lovers 12 inch, American Lovers 12 inch, and Banji Lovers Dub mixes, all 120bpm still . . . Redhead Kingpin & The FBI’s next single here, following negative feedback to the idea of the originally announced US choice of ‘Pump It Hottie‘, will now be ‘Superbad, Superslick‘ . . . The JB All Stars with the Funk Ambassadors (ie: The JB’s) are funkin’ Blackpool’s Winter Gardens Pavilion Theatre this Saturday (23) and kick off the relaunched weekly Edinburgh Soul Club at that city’s Calton Studios on Sunday (24) . . . Cardiff’s hip hop and soul posses apparently hang out and buy their vinyl at Spillers Records in The Hayes . . . Jersey was incredibly hot, humid and hazy although thankfully ended up with more sun burning through than anywhere else in England while my mother and I were there last week — BUT NOT FOR LONG!
GEORGETTE DELLA ROSA ‘D’Ya Wanna’ (W.A.U/Mr Modo Recordings MWS 006R)
Unimpressive in its originally released mixes back around last spring, this Barry Upton produced but now Judge Jules remixed sexy girl groaned terrific 115.6-0bpm groove has been newly set to the ‘Going Back To My Roots’ rhythm in its Roots Mix and more smoothly chugging acidic variations in its Organic and Italian chattered (Italian) Roots Mixes, leaving just the twittery thudding 116.2-115.6bpm Do It (Deep) Mix from before.
THE REBEL MC & DOUBLE TROUBLE ‘Street Tuff’ (Desire WANTX 18)
Leigh Guest and chums get into skacid with a vengeance, not in the A-side’s breezily trotting though dull by comparison hip house 118.4bpm Club Mix, but instead really rip up the reggae riffing madly infectious pumping flip’s punningly titled 0-118.4bpm Scar Mix. Riddim!
SERGIO MENDES ‘Mas Que Nada (The Justin Strauss Remixes)’ (Breakout USAT 672)
Using an Ish Ledesma co-produced modern re-recording of the Portuguese girl sung jaunty samba classic as their basis, Justin’s 109.3bpm 12 Vocal, Just Right Mix Dub and Percapella are driven by breezily percolating though rather stolid metronomic percussion, and even drop into the ‘wooh-yeah’ break beat.
SYBIL ‘Sybil’ (US Next Plateau Records Inc PL1018)
On a fast selling album with tracks produced by not only James Bratton but also such as Eddie O’Loughlin, Gail ‘Sky’ King, Howie Hersh, Soul Shock & Cutfather, Kenni Hairston and Ced -Gee, her included sweet street soul/swingbeat 96.6-0bpm treatment of Dionne Warwick’s ‘Don’t Make Me Over‘ is logically joined by a similar even better and sweeter (0-)96.6bpm revival of ‘Walk On By’, plus the Soul II Soul-ish delicate gently jiggling 98.3bpm ‘Love’s Calling‘, smoothly loping 118.2bpm ‘In My Dreams‘, pleasantly scampering 119.8bpm ‘Can’t Wait (On Tomorrow)‘, slowly preambled then Hi-NRG house 0-122.6bpm ‘Take Me Away‘, wriggly bounding 122.6bpm ‘Give It To Me‘, chunkily striding 113.4bpm ‘We’re Gonna Make It Work This Time‘, jittery juddering 0-101.5bpm ‘Crazy For You‘, tranquil rolling 78.7bpm ‘Living For The Moment‘, swaying stop/start 105bpm ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are‘, and a throbbing 109-108.6bpm ‘Bad Beats Suite‘ sampling vocal lines from several of the set’s tracks.
D.L. KOOL ‘Get On Up’ (SBK.One 12SBK 1001, via EMI)
Produced by the Fly Guys (Shedrick Guy and Guy Vaughan), this plaintively pitched rapper from Newark, New Jersey, rides the rhythm as just one ingredient of a Bobby Byrd samples and latin piano prodded strong uncluttered 119.8bpm hip house cymbal schlurper (Dub and more frenetic 123.6bpm Hip Hop Mix too).
FOSTER & McELROY ‘FM²’ (US Atlantic 81994-1)
About for a while but suddenly selling at London’s trendier stores (I wouldn’t be surprised to find that Chris Hill had played it at Pete Tong’s wedding!), Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy’s refreshingly old fashioned strong solid funk and soul album features a host of vocalists, with the Marlon Brando ‘Godfather’ impersonation introed chunkily, jiggling soulfully rasped and Miss MC Lyte rapped 0-109-108.8bpm ‘Dr. Soul’ (also due now on 12 inch), silly compere introed then fascinating Ofra Haza and Manu Dibango-type foreign languages washed and piano tinkled lovely drifting though beefy instrumental (0-)109.3-0bpm ‘Around The World In 80 Beats‘, girl cooed go go/swingbeat 108bpm ‘Desperately‘, ominously jogging 96.8bpm ‘Was It Good For You?‘, girls wailed and Grover Washington Jr saxed sultrily crawling 62.6-0bpm ‘Waiting On You‘, huskily tripping 0-108bpm ‘When You Kiss Me‘, silly street interviews sandwiched densely churning chanted and rapped (0-)109(-0)bpm ‘Gotta Be A Better Way‘, rollingly harmonised 112-0bpm ‘Wanna Make You Feel Real Good‘ and 111bpm ‘Yum Yum’.
NELSON FFWD CRUZ ‘My House’ (US Minimal Records 8)
Rather in the mystically muttered and synth sizzled washing machine style that just pre-dated acid house, this ‘my house is your house and your house is mine/dance the night away’ repeating good bass thrummed lively leaper is in 0-124.2bpm My House 12″ Vocal Version, 124.2bpm My House Is Your Dub, 124bpm Dance The Dub Away and 7″ Vocal Version mixes.
THE COVER GIRLS ‘My Heart Skips A Beat’ (US Capitol V-15498)
Clivilles & Cole created tougher, more garage-ish than usual for the girls in most of the mixes (helping it sell well in London), loper at its most UK orientated in the 120.8-120.6bpm Paradise Garage Vocal Club, 120.4-120.6bpm Vocal Club Mix, 120.6bpm House Dub and (0-)120.4-120.6bpm Paradise Garage Dub versions, or shrill post-Shannon jittery latin hip hop in the 115.6-0bpm Fun House Club Mix and 115.4bpm Latin Hip-Hop Lives versions.
ADONTE ‘Dreams’ (GTi Records GTI 0077, via Pacific)
Totally created and spoken/sung by an African ancestry 22-year-old London born ex-DJ, this inspirational black pride worded coolly burbling 0-119.4-0bpm atmospheric deep house canterer is refreshingly different and worth checking (more percussive instrumental African House Mix and 0-119.2bpm Radio Edit too).
OUTLAW POSSE ‘Original Dope’ (Gee Street GEET 21) MC Bellow and scratching K. Gee huskily chat a slithery hip house bumper built from sampled jaunty elements in Richie Rich’s 119.5bpm A-side mix and instrumental plus K. Gee’s own 118.6-0bpm Too Dope Mix, but for my money the slinkily weaving 102.8bpm ‘Lyrical Messiah‘ is even more satisfying, a real hardcore rap goodie.
MR. & MRS. DALE ‘It’s You’ (US Bigshot Records VS-134)
Another of the label’s typically sparse and unhurried Komix & Len Grant productions, this haunting 120bpm burbler is mournfully muttered in Jamie Principle style by Mr in the New York-London and livelier hollow ‘drain’ thrummed Radio Mixes, and by Mrs in the even emptier Free House and percussively tumbling acidic Nu Style Mixes. A pity they’re not Dr. & Mrs. Dale as then (a joke for our more ancient readers) she could be worried about Jim!
KENYA TRAVITT ‘Come Into My Heart’ (US Big Beat BB-0009)
Previously credited to First Station when on the same New York Underground Records ‘Back To Basics’ EP from last year that also likewise latterly spawned both Jomanda and Precious, though perhaps not quite as commercial, this Dwayne ‘Spen’ Richardson, Derek-A-Jenkins and Cassio Ware produced shrill girls and Paul ‘Off The Wall’ Scott synth nagged breezy bright jittery leaper is now in 122.2-122bpm Club Mix, 122.2bpm Basic Mix, New Bass Version, Stomp (Sample) Version, Dubbed Breakdown and Beats-Breakapella treatments.
MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly ‘Silky Soul’ (Warner Bros WX 301)
Perfectly pleasant but patchy and disappointingly unadventurous after so long a wait, Frankie’s first album for his new label is unlikely to expand on his original fan base, with the dreamily drifting Marvin Gaye style (and dedicated) (0-)93.2-94-93.2bpm title track, snappily jiggling 105.6bpm ‘Songs Of Love‘, gently funky 100.6bpm ‘Love’s On The Run‘, soulfully swaying 95.6- 95.9-96.2-95.6-0bpm ‘Change Our Ways‘, already 12-inched (91.3-)93-93.3-93-93.6-93bpm ‘Can’t Get Over You‘, lushly romantic 85.7bpm ‘Somebody Else’s Arms‘, tenderly crawling 83.6bpm ‘Just Us‘, mantra like jerkily rolling (0-)97.8-97.7-0bpm ‘Mandela‘. He still writes moods rather than songs.
DAVID GRANT ‘Life’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 145)
Confusingly white labelled with just what proved to be the title mentioned, at a time when an actual group called Life was also being promoed, this Mike Stevens produced and sultrily saxed semi-falsetto classy 95.8bpm swaying jogger rolls hypnotically along to a vaguely familiar Seventies jazz-funk bass groove (instrumental/acappella flip).
SEDUCTION ‘(You’re My One And Only) True Love’ (Breakout USAT 671) For UK release, Clivilles & Cole’s girl group perhaps misguidedly still feature their sweetly soulful but not very exciting here slightly faster 105.4-0bpm juddery jogging Soul II Soul-ishly tempoed treatment on the A-side in a hybrid new Club Mix, edited together from the import’s Vocal Club Mix and Fredrick Williams featuring Rap Version, flipped though by the totally different and far hotter nervily skittering garage-ishly wailed 123.8-0bpm New York House Mix 2 of the same song (plus a new 105.3bpm The Hot 7 Mix).
DIANA BROWN & BARRIE K. SHARPE ‘Blind Faith (Brixton Bass Mix)’ (ffrr FXR 114)
Not proving to be the enduring smash that might be expected of a Jazzie B & Nellee Hooper production, this cool girl sung ‘groundbeat’ jiggler has now been remixed by the Blacksmith boys with added jitter in its for some reason faded out and back in 112.7bpm Parts I & II (new more calmly throbbing 111bpm 7-inch Remix and 111.3bpm Jazzy B’s Fierce Dub too).
D MOB introducing Cathy Dennis ‘C’Mon And Get My Love (Dance Hall Mix)’ (ffrr FX 117)
Disappointingly rather dull despite a bubbly percolating beat, this Dancin’ Danny Poku created (and occasionally rapped) squeaky girl gurgled 120.4bpm Euro flavoured jangly canterer rushes by without really making contact (120bpm TV Mix and A Cappella Version too) — which, it is claimed, some upcoming Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh remixes (with Jools Holland on piano) will rectify.
PAUL McCARTNEY ‘Ou Est Le Soleil?’ (US Capitol V-15499)
Remixer Shep Pettibone uses the repeatedly questioning ‘Ou est le soleil dans la tete?’ intro as the source for his stuttery vocal samples in this otherwise instrumental and unexpectedly quite funky — in a Eurobeat-ish sort of way! — jittery burbling 0-120.2bpm chugger, which to the ex-Beatle’s doubtless delight and certain advantage fits right in now with all the other Euro stuff (bassily rumbling 120.4bpm Tub Dub and Instrumental Mixes too).
AC-FAX ‘Eventide’ (Italian Meet Records MEET 111)
Washed by resonant monkish chants in the European style, but with repeated ‘there’s a problem here’ samples to counter the otherwise restful mood, this simple jittery 116.2-0bpm electro instrumental looked on Thursday like being last week’s biggest Italo newie (so-called Instrumental Dub flip).
LAURENT X ‘It’s Magic’ (US House Nation Records HN 89064)
With a timely air raid siren start, this Mark Imperial & Vinny Divine created jittery driving hip house rap has some naughty words (broadcasters beware!) and hits a tongue twisting groove without doing much that’s different, in 121.8bpm Hip Clubhouse, Hip Garage and Clubhouse II Mixes, 122bpm Funkstramental and Underground Mix.
THE RHYTHM MASTERS ‘Our Ultimate Breaks’ (US UnderWorld Records AP 138)
In executive producer Frankie ‘Bones’’s usual cheaply made multi-track EP style, although actually sampled by Darryl Johnson & Tyrone Jones, this basic simple break beats woven 10-tracker has the De La Soul/Hall & Oates break looping 119bpm ‘Go Say No (909 Break)’, archetypal ‘wooh-yeah!’ looping 122.2bpm ‘Hip House Break’, bass bubbled ‘Set It Off’ pshta pshta-ing 0-122.4bpm ‘Feel The Bassline’, T-Connection driven 121.6bpm ‘Think I’m Gonna Lose Control’, title mumbling acidically burbled 0-123.4bpm ‘The House Of Acid (Remix)’, WestBam copying brief 118.6bpm ‘The Countdown’, thrummingly bounding 123.2bpm ‘Disc-O-Break’, rattling 123.6-0bpm ‘All Right, All Ready’, looping 109.6bpm ‘The Toxicant’ and 114.6bpm ‘Hardcore Party’.
DEBBI BLACKWELL-COOK ‘Changing Up (Club Mix)’ (US Sunshine Music Ltd SML-2353)
Lola Blank created quite good loosely wailed throbbing 120bpm garage canterer, more purposeful in its Radio Mix, liveliest in its Sal/Soul Mix with eruptions of archetypal salsa brass, or rather formless in its pulsing and pattering 120.2-0bpm so called Euro-House Mix.
JOYCE SIMS ‘Take Caution With My Heart’ (ffrr FXDJ 118)
Promoed as a 33⅓rpm five-tracker ahead of full release, this rather latin hip hop type staccato squeaky synth stabbed lightweight jiggler has had most initial reaction for Justin Strauss’s more smoothly pshta pshta-ing 116bpm Justin’s House remix (his is the emptily jerking 116.2bpm Original Mix too), FON Force’s Robert Gordon remixing the main 117bpm Take Precaution 12″ and chugging Take Precaution Dub Echo, 116.3-0bpm Take Precaution Dub treatments.
LIL LOUIS ‘French Kiss’ (US Epic 49 68875)
Picked up by a major label in the US following its UK success, this is still in its (0-)123.8-124-124.2-0-124.4-0bpm Original Underground Mix, plus now the all new good doodling sax and occasionally cooing girl overdubbed 0-123-122.8-0-122.8-0bpm The Songbird Sings Long Vocal Mix, shorter squealingly saxed instrumental 0-122.8-0bpm Talkin’ All That Jazz Mix, sexily muttered pounding semi-instrumental 0-122.8-123-122.8-123-0bpm Cherry Talk Conversational Mix, and girl sung 0-123bpm Short But Sweet Radio Vocal Mix (the latter three without the orgasm!).
L.L. COOL J ‘Clap Your Hands (LP Version)’ (Def Jam recordings LLCJT 4)
Although on vinyl this wordily rolling 90.3-0bpm slinky rap is A-side, it isn’t even mentioned on the front of the sleeve, which plugs instead the flip’s breathily whispered drippy 73.2bpm ‘One Shot At Love‘ rap ballad and Public Enemy crew produced fiercely jittery chugging 0-110.6bpm ‘It Gets No Rougher‘ — a case of cold feet?
ASHER D & DADDY FREDDY ‘We Are The Champions’ (Music Of Life NOTE 28)
Bragging about Freddy’s Guinness Book Of Records qualifying feat of spitting out an officially monitored 346 syllables per minute to become the world’s fastest rapper, this obviously fast talking ragamuffin rap is actually a slow paced 90bpm in all four mixes.
PIERRE’S PHANTASY CLUB ‘Summertime (Is Get Busy Time)’ (Jive Chicago JIVE T 220)
Enthusiastic though messy (and furrily mixed) hurriedly chanted and calmly rapped hip house bounder with party atmosphere girls and guy vocal interplay, in (0-)123.6-0bpm Club and Radio Mixes — which, to judge from their printed lengths, would appear to be pressed in the wrong order, and 123.6bpm Barry’s Hip House and Instrumental Mixes.
ROYAL HOUSE ‘Get Funky’ (Champion CHAMP 12-218)
About since the end of June, this typical dated Todd Terry created ‘yo yo get funky’ samples woven repetitive jittery churner is A-sided as it was on import by a 122.5-0bpm Long Club Adub, the only slightly tighter 0-123bpm Club and 122.6-0bpm Dub mixes being on the flip.
THE MAXX ‘Techno Time’ (Belgian CIM 78673)
Still charted by several DJs who found it some time back, this ‘let there be house’ and ‘it’s techno time’ intoning-familiar clichés adapting twittery resonant 119.4bpm synth shuffler (Dub Version too) was rivalled at first by the flip’s more densely thumping (0-)116.4-0bpm twittery ‘The Party Is Over‘ (droning dull 113.4-0bpm ‘Heavy‘ too).
LISA M ‘Going Back To My Roots (Dynamite Mix)’ (Jive PROMO 24)
Lamont Dozier’s currently much revived classic turns up yet again in a frankly not that good “new jack swing”-styled choppily jolting jittery disjointed (0-)108bpm sung and rapped treatment produced, perhaps surprisingly, by the Style Council (sparser more percussive (0-)109.2bpm The ‘808’ Dead Or Alive Mix and 107.8-0bpm Back To The Beats too).
THE CLUB CHART – September 23, 1989
01 01 RIDE ON TIME (MIXES) Black Box, de/Construction 12in
02 02 SUENO LATINO (THE PARADISE VERSION) Sueno Latino, BCM Records 12in
03 03 PUMP UP THE JAM Technotronic featuring Felly, Swanyard Records Limited 12in
04 07 PACIFIC STATE 808 State, Creed Records 12in EP
05 06 WARNING (HIGH ON HOPE/ZANZIBAR MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
06 16 THE REAL WILD HOUSE (WILD MIX) Raul Orellana, Spanish Spitfire Music 12in/BCM Records promo
07 05 NUMERO UNO (MIXES) Starlight, CityBeat 12in
08 14 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (REMIX/E.Z. MIX)/THE SECOND COMING Dionne, CityBeat 12in
09 09 EXPRESS YOURSELF/STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (EXTENDED MIXES)/A BITCH IZ A BITCH NWA, Fourth & Broadway 12in
10 04 NEW JACK SWING (MIXES) Wrecks-N-Effect, Motown 12in
11 11 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ (THE JAZZIE B & NELLEE HOOPER REMIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
12 17 SALSA HOUSE (SILVER ON BLACK REMIX/ORBITAL MIX) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in
13 10 WARM IT UP, KANE/SMOOTH OPERATOR Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
14 21 LIVE ON STAGE (MIXES) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
15 22 AFRO DIZZI ACT Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
16 15 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (SWEET EMBRACE MIX)/BLAZIN (EXTENDED DANCE/ALBUM MIXES) Stardust, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
17 28 BRING FORTH THE GUILLOTINE (THE BEN CHAPMAN REMIXES) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam Records 12in
18 32 IF ONLY I COULD (EXTENDED/PACHA GARDEN) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
19 18 MAS QUE NADA (THE JUSTIN STRAUSS REMIXES) Sergio Mendes, Breakout 12in
20 36 STORIES (THE STORIE MIX) Izit, Italian New Music 12in
21 19 DOOWUTCHYALIKE (PLAYHOWYALIKE MIX) Digital Underground, BCM Records 12in
22 08 LOVE TOGETHER (LOVERS MIXES) L.A. Mix (featuring Kevin Henry), Breakout 12in
23 26 NO SORRY (AC MIX/INTERMIX)/SORRY…NO (REMIX) Gino Latino, de/Construction 12in
24 49 MELTDOWN (CLUB MIX) Qaurtz, iT Music 12in
25 12 IT ISN’T, IT WASN’T, IT AIN’T NEVER GONNA BE (MIXES) Aretha & Whitney, Arista 12in
26 66 GRAND PIANO The Mix Master, Spanish blanco y negro Music 12in
27 33 EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN “E”/(REMIX) E-Zee Posse, More Protein 12in
28 24 EVERYBODY’S A STAR (MIXES) Paul Simpson featuring Terri Jeffries, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
29 50 STREET TUFF (SCAR/CLUB MIXES) The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, Desire 12in
30 30 MISS YOU MUCH (MIXES)/YOU NEED ME Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
31 35 C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (MIXES) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in
32 39 WISHING ON A STAR Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) featuring Lizz E., 10 Records 12in pre-release
33 46 I’M LARGE/NO DJ LIKE CHUCK (MIXES) DJ Chuck Chillout & MC Kool Chip, US Mercury 12in
34 74 YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, US Trax Records 12in
35 31 I THANK YOU/TREAT ME RIGHT/PROMISES/BEAUTIFUL LOVE Adeva, Cooltempo LP
36 95 BLIND FAITH (BRIXTON BASS MIX PARTS I & II) Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe, ffrr 12in
37 27 1-2-3 (RAW MIX)/UNDERESTIMATE (SPECIAL EXTENDED VERSION) The Chimes, CBS 12in
38 75 SILKY SOUL/SONGS OF LOVE/LOVE’S ON THE RUN/CHANGE OUR WAYS/JUST US Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Warner Bros LP
39 re (YOU’RE MY ONE AND ONLY) TRUE LOVE (MIXES) Seduction, Breakout 12in pre-release
40 41 FOREVER (EXTENDED/FLUTE DUB)/SOMEDAY (EXTENDED) CeCe Rogers, US Atlantic 12in
41 13 TOUCH ME (MIXES) Alisha Warren RCA 12in
42 55 TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED/(RAGGAMIX) Electribe 101, ffrr 12in pre-release
43 34 SECRET RENDEZVOUS (ZANZIBAR/WHITE HOUSE MIXES) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
44 43 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
45 37 GET ON UP (MIXES) DL Kool, SBK One 12in
46 52 OH WORLD (EXTENDED MIX) Paul Rutherford, Fourth & Broadway 12in
47 57 I LIKE IT (MIXES) Landlord featuring Dex Danclair, US Bigshot Records 12in
48 25 THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME (EXTENDED/MILES AHEAD MIXES) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
49 61 LIFE (MIXES) David Grant featuring Mike Stevens, Fourth & Broadway 12in white label
50 59 WORK IT OUT (REMIX/ACID MIXES) Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring M. Doc, Atlantic 12in
51 23 HEY DJ I CAN’T DANCE TO THAT MUSIC YOU’RE PLAYING The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
52 44 D’YA WANNA (ROOTS/ITALIAN ROOTS MIXES) Georgette Della Rosa, W.A.U/Mr Modo Recordings 12in
53 re AIRPORT ’89 (MIXES) Wood Allen, German BCM Records/Italian dee jay Lelewel 12in
54 — IT’S YOU (MIXES) Mr & Mrs Dale, US Bigshot Records 12in
55 40 APT. 3A/APT. 1A/APT. 3B N.Y. House’n Authority, US Nugroove 12in
56 38 MUSIC’S HYPNOTIZING/DO WHAT YOU WANT 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records LP
57 42 KEEP IT MOVIN’ (MIXES) White Knight, US Jive 12in/UK promo
58 90 ORIGINAL DOPE (RICHIE RICH MIXES)/LYRICAL MESSIAH Outlaw Posse, Gee Street 12in
59 82 IT’S PARADISE/I WILL SURVIVE/JUNGLE JAM/JUST LIKE A QUEEN Ellis “D”, US Minimal Records LP
60 — SUMMER MADNESS (REMIXES) kc Flightt, US RCA/Popular 12in/UK promo
61 56 CLUB SCENE (ED’S DINER/SPECIAL MIXES) Special Ed, Profile 12in promo
62 — EVENTIDE AC-Fax, Italian Meet Records 12in
63 62 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (MIXES) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
64 79 THE CONDUCTOR/ROCK HOUSE/I LIKE IT The Minutemen, US Smokin’ LP
65 84 IT’S NOT OVER (LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER) Lonnie Gordon, Supreme Records 12in
66 29 DO THE RIGHT THING (12”/US STREET MIXES) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, 10 Records 12in
67 70 JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU Frankie “Bones”/Lenny “Dee” present Looney Tunes Volume One, US Nugroove 12in EP
68 — OH WELL (MUSIC FACTORY UK MIX/EXTENDED MIX/RADIO VERSION/88 DANCE MIX) Oh Well, US 8ighty.8ight Records 12in
69 53 DESCRIPTION OF A FOOL A Tribe Called Quest, Jive 12in
70 54 CAN’T GET OVER YOUR LOVE (MIXES) Paul Simpson presents Simphonia, RePublic Records 12in
71 87 JUICY/LEAVE THE MIKE SMOKIN’ Wrecks-N-Effect, US Sound Of New York LP
72 — DREAMS (MIXES) Adonte, GTi Records 12in
73 — LOVE’S CALLING/WALK ON BY Sybil, US Next Plateau Records Inc LP
74 98 PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD (MIXES) Dina Carroll, Jive 12in
75 69 SALSA HOUSE (FREAKY RAP/FULL LENGTH ORIGINAL/DUB ZONE) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in
76 48 FRIENDS (EXTENDED VERSION) Jody Watley with Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
77 — DR. SOUL/AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BEATS Foster McElroy, US Atlantic LP
78 — RAPPERS DELIGHT (BEN LIEBRAND HIP HOP REMIX/EDIT/ORIGINAL VERSION) The Sugarhill Gang, Dutch 4 Jocks Only 12in
79 — OU EST LA SOLEIL? Paul McCartney, US Capitol 12in/Parlophone promo
80 45 WILD TIMES (CHOICE MIXS) De-Lite featuring Osca Child, Circa Records 12in
81 — SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (SMOKIN’ JAMMY MIX/HOUSE MIX/JOHNSON DEAN REMIX) Johnson Dean featuring Lynda Law, W.A.U./Mr Modo Recordings 12in
82 96 TAKE CAUTION WITH MY HEART (MIXES) Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in pre-release
83 re SEARCHIN’ HARD (MIXES) Da Posse featuring Martell, US Dance Mania 12in
84 — SHADOWS/(DUB) The 49ers, Music Man 12in
85 — OH WORLD (UNIVERSAL MIX/DELIRIUM DUB)/SEDUCTION (EDIT) Paul Rutherford, Fourth & Broadway 12in
86 67 A BIT OF JAZZ/LOVE BABY/COLD WORLD/DRIVE ME Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring Risse/Jamie Principle, Atlantic LP
87 — DOUBLE STANDARD (DON’T DIS ME)/DOUBLE STANDARD/ACAPPELLA Dee Lewis, Mercury 12in pre-release
88 97 IT’S TOO LATE (MIXES) Kelli Saé, US Easy Street 12in
89 — I GO TO WORK (EXTENDED MIX)/HOW YA LIKE ME NOW (EXTENDED VERSION)/GO SEE THE DOCTOR (UNCENSORED VERSION) Kool Moe Dee, Jive 12in pre-release
90 re LOVE IS LIFE (ADRENALIN 6 MIX/OZONE FRIENDLY) Candy Flip, Debut 12in
91 77 LOVE IS A HOUSE (REMIX) Gina Foster, de/Construction 12in
92 58 MY HEART SKIPS A BEAT (MIXES) The Cover Girls, US Capitol 12in
93 re PARTY TIME (MIXES) Gary Jackmaster Wallace & Jammin’ J, US House N Effect 12in
94 73 LOST IN THE BASS (MIXES) The Bass Boyz, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in
95 63 MY HOUSE (MIXES) Nelson “FFWD” Cruz, US Minimal Records 12in
96 — I AIN’T GONNA WAIT (REMIX/ACID MIX/ORIGINAL MIX)/GOOD VIBRATIONS (THE IT’S NOT OVER MIX) “J.D.” (Remix), US Requestline Records 12in
97 — THE THEME (UNIQUE MIX/ORIGINAL CHILL MIX)/7 A.M. Unique 3, 10 Records 12in pre-release
98 — ONE LIFE (ALT MIX/DUB/7” MIX) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in pre-release
99 — DON’T TELL ME (GARAGE CLUB/DUB MIXES) Freestyle Orchestra feat. Little Louie Vega, SKB.One 12in pre-release
100 — LOVE STRAIN (VERSIONS) Kym Mazelle, Syncopate 12in promo
4 thoughts on “September 23, 1989: Georgette Della Rosa, The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, Sergio Mendes, Sybil, Foster McElroy”
I wonder if the Maxx is related to the big Eurodance. Act of the 1990s Max.
But I’m not sure if the Rhythm Masters who were Anglo-Maltese and London based and the remixers de jure in the mid 1990s
‘Mas Que Nada’must be one of the all time British dance hits as it was a slow burner for years on the jazz-funk scene from about 1983 than it had this big revival in 1989 and of course was a massive crossover pop hit in the late 90s/early 2000s.
In both cases, these are actually different acts – I’d wondered about the Rhythm Masters as well.
I meant The Maxx for the 90s eurodancers
Tanks for making correct sense of the gibberish I have noticed I wrote in relation to the Rhythm Masters.