October 14, 1989: Thompson Twins, Fast Eddie, Mr. Lee, Dee Holloway, Rosso Barocco

BEATS & PIECES

RHYTHM KING, realising they’ve become increasingly pop orientated, are the latest record company to launch an uncompromisingly specialist dancefloor aimed label, Outer Rhythm, which like CityBeat’s new XL Recordings will ignore the Gallup chart rulings about the running time of singles whenever necessary to give dance fans full value — first release will be the previously hard to find Forgemasters ‘A Track With No Name’ (see review) — the label’s co-ordinator Michael Perch also acting as the whole company’s in-house club plugger now . . . XL Recordings meanwhile have just released here the Ellis “D” ‘Free Your Mind’ LP (XXXL 101), reviewed fully on import, from which the UK single will be ‘Just Like A Queen’, but not however until there has been a special twin-pack pairing of ‘Took My Love Away’ and ‘My Loleatta’ with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials ‘We Got To Come Together’ (all in various mixes) . . . Frankie ‘Bones’ and other star DJ performers will be jocking at a private CityBeat party this Thursday somewhere in Covent Garden, incidentally . . . CBS have picked up D.J. International Records for the UK now, debuting next week with the Fast Eddie featuring Sundance import hit (which stupidly they’ve promoed in just one mix) . . . D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis ‘C’Mon And Get My Love’ turns out on commercial pressing (ffrr FX 117) to be just in its originally promoed disappointing 120.4bpm Dance Hall Mix flipped, as mentioned last week, by the subsequently also promoed better (0-)119.8bpm Spaghetti Western Mix — leaving that latter promo pressing’s Jools Holland keyboarded Keys II My Love dub, the version that’s actually hottest of all . . . Joyce Sims ‘Take Caution With My Heart’ is similarly on commercial pressing (ffrr FX 118) in its previously promoed now 116.8bpm Take Precaution 12″, 116-0bpm Take Precaution Dub, and 116bpm Original Mixes, but is likewise much hotter in the also already promoed totally different more garage/house-ish “drain” thrummed tougher 116.2bpm Basement Rock Mix by Mark Brydon of Sheffield’s FON Force, with its 116.2bpm Basement Rock Dub plus the previously promoed good chugging 115.6bpm Justins House, these however being due commercially as soon as next week (ffrr FXR 118) . . . Swansea’s famous Martha’s Vineyard is now under new ownership and is being revamped into a bland over-25s venue, despite the reputation as one of Britain’s best black music clubs earned for it by the efforts of DJ Jeff Thomas, who not surprisingly has moved what is still billed as “The Martha’s Monday Night” to Port Talbot’s Wall Street (his other black night is Thursdays at Merthyr Tydfil’s Charbonniers, with commercial Fridays at Neath’s Arches, offers of a funky Saturday being gratefully received on 0792-702034!) . . . Paul Anthony has returned to the West Midlands, opening Jay Jays in Willenhall this Thursday (12) with Mike Page rejoining him as resident jock . . . Andy Carroll of Liverpool’s The State has joined John ‘K’ and James ‘B’ (so does this make him Andy ‘C’?) spinning Euro Beats ‘n’ House on Mondays at Victoria Street’s The Underground . . . Metro has moved from Haven Stables in Ealing to the nearby Stocks on Uxbridge Road every Thursday now . . . Hammersmith’s Le Palais is the cunningly disguised venue for an “inner city M25 party”-type Paradiso night this Sunday (15) with DJs like Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards, Derrick May and PAs by The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, 808 State, Rhythim Is Rhythim. . . DJ Ciao, who points out that Hipnosis ‘Droid’ is Italian (I only referred to it being from the “new beat era”, which it was), says that he and fellow Europhiles can tell which Italian and French pop songs inspired many of Stock Aitken Waterman’s creations, and wonders if maybe they will have to look a little further afield now? . . . ‘The Hit Man And Her’, in its unselfconscious way, has become perhaps the closest successor yet to the mid-Sixties’ legendary ‘Ready Steady Go’, and it really is scandalous that London Weekend Television see fit only to show it at 4.00 in the morning on a Sunday when other regions screen it earlier (just 50 minutes or so after it has actually been recorded and rushed by bike to the nearest transmission point!) . . . Broadstairs for bouillabaisse and lobster was the ultimate destination of an East Kent jaunt last week — BUT NOT FOR LONG!


HOT VINYL

THOMPSON TWINS ‘Sugar Daddy’ (US Warner Bros 0-21320)
An instant big seller in Central London, this Shep Pettibone remixed five-tracker (plus the pure pop 127bpm ‘Monkey Man‘) is sorta like latter day Duran Duran meeting Lipps Inc in its gruffly growled then jauntily chanted jiggly 111¾bpm A-side versions, the slightly Oriental flavoured Sweet N’ Low Mix, piano jangled chunkier Big Daddy’s Dub and drily lurching 7” Remix, but far hotter are the less vocal 112bpm B-side’s percussively clomping and chugging Velvet Rail Mix and Dub, quoting Instant Funk’s “c’mon you can get it”. Just to confuse matters, the here only three-track UK pressing re-titles the Sweet N’ Low Mix as the 12” Remix (Warner Bros W2819T), still 111¾bpm as also now is the Velvet Rail Mix under its new name as the Sugar House Mix, the Velvet Rail Dub becoming the 111⅔bpm Sugar House Dub.

FAST EDDIE featuring Sundance ‘Git On Up’ (US D.J. International Records DJ#990)
“Git up, git on up” isn’t exactly the freshest beat to repeat, though the result is effective enough as this Roxanne Shanté influenced rapping girl duetted routine hip house bounder thumps and jumps through its 123⅔bpm Fast Eddie, 123⅓-123¾bpm Julian “Jumpin” Perez, 123¾bpm Rocky Jones, and 123⅓-123⅔bpm Tyree Cooper Mixes. Rather confusingly, the one version that’s been promoed here ahead of UK release next week is yet another 124¾bpm mix, closest to Rocky Jones’s without being the same.

MR. LEE ‘Get Busy’ (US Jive 1274-1-JD)
Lee Haggard has really got busy, whipping up this Joeski Love title line sampling superb flawlessly simple and infectious hip house leaper, not doing anything necessarily very different but just doing it all so much better than anyone else, in 124-0bpm Club and Hit Man’s House, 124bpm Radio and Chicago Mixes. I guarantee you can’t stay still to this! Dy-no-mite!

DEE HOLLOWAY ‘Our Love (It’s Over)’ (US Active Records ACT 3063)
First Choice ‘Let No Man Put Asunder (It’s Not Over)’ answering (and over sampling) nasal girl wailed garage style bumpily cantering 122⅔bpm vigorous house bounder, in Club, Radio, My Dub Is Over, and 9th Floor Rough Mixes, hot on import though possibly too specialist to cross over. Incidentally, you will notice this week that fractions are back in the BPMs, thanks to an additional £7,000 worth of word processing ability being installed in my home computer by rm, giving at least the basic variations on ⅛, ¼, ⅓ and ½ right now before I work out how to concoct such useful old faithfuls as 1/5 (I don’t think that’s quite it)!

‘Grand Beat’ (Demo Motor DM 9884)
This ostensibly British but uncredited pressing —”a Demo Production (London), produced by Valery Opkins, mixed by Mix Max” — takes the Mix Master’s ‘Grand Piano’ as its basis before piling on the samples (Loleatta Holloway, Lisa Stanfield and a myriad more) to make a possibly even better and more exciting 123-123¾-123⅓-122⅔bpm Italo house stormer, flipped by a bongos pattered 123¾-124½-125½-126-128⅓-130¾bpm version of Arthur Russell’s always weird ‘Treehouse’.

ROSSO BAROCCO ‘Do-Do-Don’t Stop’ (Italian Groove Groove Melody GGM 8902)
Another Daniele ‘DJ Lelewel’ Davoli co-creation, about for a while, this stuttery samples woven strong thudding 117¼-117⅓bpm Italo disco thunderer is also yet another that uses the old Jacksons live album “can you feel it?” shout, and is extremely commercial – so much so that on the flip (with a basic thundering 117¾bpm ‘Do-Do-Bass’) the less bassy and urgent but even more samples happy cantering 117¼bpm ‘Never Gonna Give You Up‘ variation lopes through Rick Astley strings (much to Pete Waterman’s amusement on ‘The Hit Man And Her’!), to sound strongest of all.

SNOWBOY featuring Victor Hugo ‘Snowboy’s House Of Latin’ (Urban URBX 44)
Southend-on-Sea originated but  scrupulously authentic salsa-style latin jazz, this piano jangled, Spanish chanted and scatted, rattling and throbbing infectious powerful lively leaper is in 125⅓bpm Latino, 125⅜bpm Freedom, and house-ier 125⅔bpm Pier Hill Mixes, promoed for ages and I think finally out now.

FORGEMASTERS ‘Track With No Name’ (Warp WAP 1)
Following the example of Bradford’s Unique 3, this Sheffield trio’s clipped juddery jolting and scrambling fast (0-)127⅓bpm electro instrumental jitterer has been hard to find (and thus much talked about) on its initial only locally distributed limited white label pressing, flipped by the tinnily twittering 123¼-0bpm ‘Shall We‘, but it’s about to become more widely available as the first release on Rhythm King’s new label, Outer Rhythm.

CANDY J ‘Hurt Me! Hurt Me!’ (US EchoUSA ECHO 23)
Teasingly suggestive without ever really getting totally filthy, this sexy girl whispered, groaned and muttered steadily ticking languid deep house throbber is in imperceptibly shifting 119⅝-120¾-119⅝-120¾bpm Vocal Mix and Dueleme! Dueleme!, 119¾-120⅝-121-121¼bpm Dub Mix, 119⅝-119¾-120⅜-120¼bpm Club Mix and self explanatory tempoless Moan Mix versions! I’m afraid it’s at this point that my time has run out, the new word processing system slowing me up, so the rest of the fresh reviews (and there are lots) will unfortunately have to wait until next week.

ICE CREAM TEE ‘Let’s Work’ (US Strong City/UNI Records UNI-8020)
Jazzy Jay produced, Todd Terry remixed, rather good bassily chugging jauntily syncopated though somewhat drily deadpan Monie Love-type female rap, in 117bpm Extended Vocal, Instrumental, Dub and Edited Vocal Mixes, plus a totally different funkily jiggling 118bpm Video Mix.

THEOPHILUS P. WILDEBEESTE & DEE DEE WILDE ‘Don’t Even Think About It’ (Island 121S 433)
Starkly jolting (0-)98⅔bpm straight swingbeat duet flipped (instrumental too) rather more amusingly by Lenny Henry’s live movie soundtrack’s boomingly mixed Chuck Brown ‘Bustin’ Loose’/Seventies wailing slow soul combining 0-111¾-60-111¾-0bpm ‘Bad Jokes‘, in which he does indeed tell some deliberately corny gags!

MAURICE ‘Get Into The Dance’ (US Trax Records TX 184)
Badly needing another Les Adams remix (although in the event it’s a different track that’s getting one!), this raw 122¾-122⅔bpm hip house burbler has all the style’s clichés, with rather more yeah than wooh, flipped by the also hip house-ish though acidic synth swirled 0-122bpm ‘Opening Melody‘.

TUFF CREW ‘Back To Wreck Shop’ (US SOo Deff Records WAR-2712)
Tracks crammed excellent rap ‘n’ scratch set, far stronger to my mind than other more widely lauded recent rap albums, with the ‘Shaft’ wukka-wukked fierce hip house 116¼bpm ‘Show ‘Em Hell’, Bobby Byrd & James Brown sampling gentle 106¼bpm ‘Got To Be Funky‘, ‘Peanut Vendor’ adapting (0-)107⅔bpm ‘Nut‘, tensely building 110¼bpm ‘Come On & Go Off‘, jerkily cutting 107bpm ‘Behold The Detonator‘, brassy instrumental (0-)112bpm ‘Soul Food‘, slithery ticking 132¼-0bpm ‘Gimme Some‘, stutteringly scratched 101⅛bpm ‘Down With The Program‘, drily chinking 114¼bpm ‘My Parta Town (Remix)‘, busily swirling 108¼bpm ‘Wreck Shop‘, bass pattered 112⅔bpm ‘Mountain’s World‘, currently 12-inched 122¼bpm ‘She Rides The Pony‘ and 119¾bpm ‘What You Don’t Know‘, brief break beat 114¼bpm ‘Danger Zone Assault’ and introductory (0-)96¾bpm ‘Going The Distance’.

EPMD ‘Unfinished Business’ (US Fresh Records LPRE-92012)
Lethargically rapped wordy album (apparently also out here as Sleeping Bag Records SBUK LP 8), more for listening than dancing, with the token uptempo gently jittering 113bpm ‘It’s Time 2 Party’ sampling what sound like Donny Hathaway’s keyboards, chatting funky 105⅛bpm ‘The Big Payback‘, microphone passing 93-0bpm ‘Knick Knack Patty Wack‘, sleazily rolling 91⅛bpm ‘Who’s Booty‘, David Bowie ‘Fame’ climaxed 87⅔bpm ‘It Wasn’t Me It Was The Fame‘, ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ prodded currently 12-inched 102¼-102bpm ‘So Wat Cha Sayin’‘, 96¼bpm ‘Total Kaos‘, 102-0bpm ‘Get The Bozack‘, 90⅔bpm ‘Jane II‘, 0-92bpm ‘Please Listen To My Demo‘, 89bpm ‘Strictly Snappin’ Necks‘, rockily chugging 124bpm ‘You Had Too Much To Drink‘.

RUBY TURNER ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright’ (Jive PROMO 25)
Having found a credible groove at last, Ruby is getting as hot as a single-sided promo pressing will allow with this Soul II Soul-style slinkily weaving 97bpm jogger, in its way quite a soulful raver.

CHAKA KHAN ‘I Feel For You (L.A. Mix)’ (Warner Bros W2764T)
Michael Moore created (rather than the Les Adams its subtitle might suggest!) jerkily skittering 125bpm shrill spiky remix of her Prince penned/Stevie Wonder harmonica-ed/Melle Mel muttered oldie, not as good as Paul Simpson’s more chunkily trotting 0-124¾bpm 12” Remix from the ‘Life Is A Dance’ album (not that either are that great), which is on the flip with Tony Humphries’ 112⅜-116⅞bpm 7” Version of the soulfully soaring brassily weaving ‘I Know You, I Live You’.


POP DANCE

KYLIE MINOGUE ‘Never Too Late (Extended)’ (PWL Records PWLT 45), SAW’s latest creation for Kylie sounds now more in Sonia style, a naturally tuneful and slick 119¾bpm shuffling singalong swayer reaching a stuttery rhythm breakdown finale, while her obviously smash bound new album ‘Enjoy Yourself’ (PWL Records HF9) has the recent funky drummered 110⅓bpm ‘Wouldn’t Change A Thing‘ and cantering 0-120½bpm ‘Hand On Your Heart‘, current 120bpm ‘Never Too Late’, typically breezy 123¾bpm title track, 0-118bpm ‘I’m Over Dreaming (Over You)‘ and 114¾bpm ‘Nothing To Lose‘, but is likely to make most lasting impact with its excellent slowies, the lovely sophisticated languorous Fifties-style 69¾-0bpm ‘Tell Tale Signs’ and actually Little Anthony & The Imperials reviving 69⅞bpm ‘Tears On My Pillow’, waltz tempoed 0-38¼bpm ‘Heaven And Earth’, and sweetly lurching 45/90bpm ‘My Secret Heart’;

OHI HO BANG BANG ‘The Three..’ (Mute 12MUTE 72), a fantastically exciting frantic 232½bpm unusual montage of rhythms and effects kicked off and periodically underpinned by the thrashing drums from The Sweet’s ‘The Ballroom Blitz’, flipped by the similar though much freakier 116¼-116⅓/232⅔-0bpm ‘The Path..’, worth investigating;

TECHNOTRONIC featuring Felly ‘Pump Up The Jam (The Punani Mix)’ (Swanyard Records Limited SYRTR 4), emptier stripped down 125⅓-125bpm remix with rumbling rhythm elements;

LIZA MINNELLI ‘Don’t Drop Bombs (Extended Remix)’ (Epic ZEE T2), Pet Shop Boys created but disappointingly shallow gimmicky galloping 0-122¾-0bpm wriggly basher remixed by Keith Cohen with CJ Mackintosh’s scratches and juddery edits;

NITZER EBB ‘Shame (Mix No. 3)’ (Mute 12MUTE 96), industrially jolting 120bpm angular twittery jagged repetitive let it go, take it back chanter, flipped by a more smoothly smacking 120¼bpm William Orbit mix, due fully October 23;

THE WORKING GIRLS ‘You Talked Me Into It’ (B/Ware! Records UM 12 009), rapping street soul warblers Sam & Charmaine attempt to enter Mel & Kim’s deserted territory with a frothily jittering canterer, cooed and chided in its 118⅔bpm Radio Mix (as I take the A-side to be) or without the cooing in its harder 119¾bpm club dub, but the production lacks finesse;

THE THREE DEGREES ‘Lock It Up (Chained To The Dance Floor Mix)’ (Ichiban Records ICHT 707), Howie Rice created, Hard Times Productions remixed, surprisingly violent Janet Jackson/Paula Abdul-ish 117¼bpm jerkily snapping smacker that now makes the girls sound almost up to date, which is quite an advance!


THE CLUB CHART – October 14, 1989

01 02 PUMP UP THE JAM Technotronic featuring Felly, Swanyard Records Limited 12in
02 03 SUENO LATINO (LATIN DREAM MIX) Sueno Latino, BCM Records 12in
03 02 RIDE ON TIME (MIXES) Black Box, de/Construction 12in
04 04 PACIFIC STATE 808 State, Creed Records 12in EP
05 06 THE REAL WILD HOUSE (WILD MIX) Raul Orellana, BCM Records 12in
06 08 I THANK YOU (PHILADELPHIA/PHILLY DUB MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
07 05 WISHING ON A STAR Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) featuring Lizz E., 10 Records 12in
08 07 STREET TUFF (SCAR/CLUB MIXES) The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, Desire 12in
09 09 EXPRESS YOURSELF/STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (EXTENDED MIXES) NWA, Fourth & Broadway 12in
10 17 IF ONLY I COULD (EXTENDED/PACHA GARDEN) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
11 13 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (REMIX/E.Z. MIX)/THE SECOND COMING Dionne, CityBeat 12in
12 19 YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, US Trax Records 12in
13 16 SUMMER MADNESS (REMIXES) kc Flightt, RCA/Popular 12in
14 22 LIVE ON STAGE (MIXES) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
15 48 EYE KNOW (KNOW IT ALL/LAZY DAISY MIXES) De La Soul, Big Life 12in promo
16 38 ALL AROUND THE WORLD (MIXES) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in pre-release
17 12 GRAND PIANO/PIANO GROOVE The Mix Master, Spanish blanco y negro Music 12in
18 11 NEW JACK SWING (MIXES) Wrecks-N-Effect, Motown 12in
19 20 C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (KEYS II MY LOVE/SPAGHETTI WESTERN MIXES) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in pre-release
20 10 LOVE TOGETHER (LOVERS MIXES) L.A. Mix (featuring Kevin Henry), Breakout 12in
21 25 EVERYBODY’S A STAR (MIXES) Paul Simpson featuring Terri Jeffries, Cooltempo 12in
22 18 NUMERO UNO (MIXES) Starlight, CityBeat 12in
23 33 SECRET RENDEZVOUS (ZANZIBAR/WHITE HOUSE MIXES) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
24 28 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ (THE JAZZIE B & NELLEE HOOPER REMIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
25 44 MELTDOWN (CLUB MIX) Qaurtz, iT Music 12in
26 23 (YOU’RE MY ONE AND ONLY) TRUE LOVE (MIXES) Seduction, Breakout 12in
27 29 AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW/I GET THE JOB DONE/PIMPIN’ AIN’T EASY Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ LP
28 41 AIRPORT ’89 (MIXES) Wood Allen, German BCM Records/Italian Dee Jay Lelewel 12in
29 47 STORIES (THE STORIE MIX) Izit, Italian New Music 12in
30 — ENCORE/INSTRUMENTAL Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Big Buzz 12in
31 14 TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED/(RAGGAMIX) Electribe 101, Mercury 12in pre-release
32 34 BRING FORTH THE GUILLOTINE (THE BEN CHAPMAN REMIXES) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam 12in
33 39 GET BUSY (MIXES) Mr Lee, US Jive 12in
34 89 GIT ON UP (MIXES) Fast Eddie featuring Sundance, US DJ International Records 12in
35 64 ALL I WANT FROM YOU (12” REMIX) The Temptations, Motown 12in
36 24 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
37 15 AFRO DIZZI ACT Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
38 45 GRAND BEAT The Mixmaster, Demo Motor 12in
39 35 LIFE/(INSTRUMENTAL) David Grant featuring Mike Stevens, Fourth & Broadway 12in
40 86 DREAMS (MIXES) Adonte, GTi Records 12in
41 31 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (SWEET EMBRACE MIX)/BLAZIN (EXTENDED DANCE/ALBUM MIXES) Stardust, RePublic Records 12in
42 55 SNOWBOY’S HOUSE OF LATIN (MIXES) Snowboy featuring Victor Hugo, Urban 12in
43 30 NO SORRY (AC MIX/INTERMIX)/SORRY…NO (REMIX) Gino Latino, de/Construction 12in
44 32 WARM IT UP, KANE/SMOOTH OPERATOR Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
45 61 JUST WANNA TOUCH ME Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Italian Magic Service 12in
46 51 SUGAR DADDY (VELVET RAIL MIX) Thompson Twins, US Warner Bros 12in
47 26 IN THE POCKET (HIP HOUSE/HIP HOP MIXES) The Dynamic Duo, Tam Tam 12in
48 36 I LIKE IT (MIXES) Landlord featuring Dex Danclair, US Bigshot Records 12in
49 42 DON’T TELL ME (GARAGE MIXES) Freestyle Orchestra feat. Little Louie Vega, SBK.One 12in
50 37 I’M LARGE/NO DJ LIKE CHUCK (MIXES) DJ Chuck Chillout & MC Kool Chip, Mercury 12in
51 21 SALSA HOUSE (SILVER ON BLACK REMIX/ORBITAL MIX) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in
52 27 IT ISN’T, IT WASN’T, IT AIN’T NEVER GONNA BE (MIXES) Aretha & Whitney, Arista 12in
53 59 OH WELL (REMIX) Oh Well, German 8ighty.8ight Records 12in/Parlophone promo
54 72 THE MESSAGE IS CLUB/DUB/INSTRUMENTAL Arthur Baker and the Backbeat Disciples/THE MESSAGE IS LOVE (LES ADAMS CUPID MIX/ALBUM MIX) featuring Al Green, Breakout 12in pre-release
55 60 JUICY/CLUB HEAD Wrecks-N-Effect, Motown LP
56 re LOVE TOGETHER (REMIX) L.A. Mix (featuring Kevin Henry), Breakout 12in
57 43 OUR LOVE (IT’S OVER) (MIXES) Dee Holloway, US Active Records 12in
58 40 MAS QUE NADA (THE JUSTIN STRAUSS REMIXES) Sergio Mendes, Breakout 12in
59 95 THE SEQUEL MC Buzz B, Play Hard Records 12in
60 50 I FEEL FOR YOU (L.A. MIX) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
61 re DOOWUTCHYALIKE (PLAYHOWYALIKE MIX) Digital Underground, BCM Records 12in
62 54 TAKE CAUTION WITH MY HEART (BASEMENT ROCK MIX) Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in pre-release
63 67 THE THEME (MIXES) Unique 3, 10 Records 12in pre-release
64 77 ANOTHER MONSTERJAM (MONSTER MIX) Simon Harris featuring Einstein, ffrr 12in promo
65 65 HEY DJ I CAN’T DANCE TO THAT MUSIC YOU’RE PLAYING The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
66 — I’LL DO ANYTHING (MARSHALL JEFFERSON CLUB REMIX/DUB) Crown Heights Affair, SBK.One 12in pre-release
67 57 I GO TO WORK (REMIX) Kool Moe Dee, Jive 12in pre-release
68 — THE CHASE (EXPRESS/NEUTRAL/MAYDAY MIXES) Model 500, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in promo
69 re CLUB SCENE (ED’S DINER/ED’S SPECIAL MIXES) Special Ed, Profile 12in
70 56 GET ON UP (MIXES) DL Kool, SBK.One 12in
71 92 AFRO DIZZI ACT (THE RAID MIX) Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
72 84 BETTER DAY/(DUB) Julian Jonah with Linda Muriel, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
73 93 IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Ruby Turner, Jive 12in promo
74 re SOMEBODY FOR ME (VERSIONS) Heavy D And The Boyz, US Uptown Records 12in
75 78 FEEL THE BASSLINE The Rhythm Masters, US UnderWorld Records 12in EP
76 — THUMPER!/COOL HAND FLUTE/(UNTITLED) Fluke 1989, Fluke 12in white label
77 re OU EST LE SOLEIL?/(TUB DUB MIX) Paul McCartney, Parlophone 12in
78 69 ATMOSPHERE (DEEP VERSION)/FRENCH KISS (REMIX) Lee Lewis, Italian BCR 12in
79 — WE RAP MORE MELLOW/RAPPING ALL OVER Younger Generation, RePublic Records 12in white label
80 — TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED (AFTER DARK MIX/YANKEE MIX/RADIO MIX) Electribe 101, Mercury 12in pre-release
81 — DON’T MAKE ME OVER/MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED (OLD REMIX)/FALLING IN LOVE (REMIX) Sybil, Champion 12in
83 85 KORO-KORO/BLACK IS BLACK No Smoke, Warriors Dance 12in
84 99 FEEL SO GOOD (CLUB MIX) Life, Prophet Records 12in
85 — GOOD LOVIN’ (12”/7” REMIXES/DUB MIX/7” VERSION) Regina Belle, CBS 12in
86 re JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU (CLUB MIX) Frankie “Bones”/Lenny “Dee” present Looney Tunes Volume One, US Nugroove 12in EP
87 46 IT’S YOU (MIXES) Mr & Mrs Dale, US Bigshot Records 12in
88 — WE ARE THE ONES (GOSPEL MIX)/WALK AWAY FROM LOVE/THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE/MUSICAL FREEDOM/PAUL’S MOOD/GOD BLESS THE DAY/FREEDOM/EVERYBODY’S A STAR/SPREAD IT Paul Simpson, Cooltempo LP
89 73 ELEMENTS OF VOGUE (MIXES) Extravaganza!, Direct Global Records 12in white label
90 52 LOVE STRAIN (VERSIONS) Kym Mazelle, Syncopate 12in promo
91 re GOOD VIBRATIONS (THE IT’S NOT OVER MIX)/I AIN’T GONNA WAIT (REMIX) “J.D.” (Remix), US Requestline Records 12in
92 81 TAINTED LOVE (MIXES) Impedance, Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ 12in white label
93 re MISS YOU MUCH (MAMA MIX) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
94 98 I WILL SURVIVE/IT’S PARADISE/JUNGLE JAM Ellis “D”, XL Recordings LP
95 re ESTA LOCA/SUENO LATINO (EXTENDED VERSIONS) The Latin Rage, Italian DiscoMagic 12in
96 re MANTRA FOR A STATE OF MIND (CLUB VOCAL) S’Express, Rhythm King 12in
97 96 WELCOME/YO (VERSIONS) Gino Latino, US Harbor Light Records 12in
98 — PORTRAIT OF A MASTERPIECE/THE D.O.C. AND THE DOCTOR (NOISY MIX)/SOMETHINGTABUMPINYACAR/(LP VERSION) The D.O.C., US Ruthless Records 12in
99 100= TURN IT OUT (HIP HOUSE) Home Boys Only, US Atlantic 12in
100= — ROCK AND BOOGIE DOWN (MIXES) The Lil’ DJ Anthony Acid, US Breaking Bones Records 12in
100= 79 ‘ITALIA’ Various Artists, de/Construction Records LP
100= — RESCUE ME (RICHIE RICH DUB/CLUB MIXES) Debbie Malone, Krunch Records 12in
100= 82 HURT ME! HURT ME! (MIXES) Candy J, US EchoUSA 12in

One thought on “October 14, 1989: Thompson Twins, Fast Eddie, Mr. Lee, Dee Holloway, Rosso Barocco”

  1. £7000 for fractions? James must have been very persuasive!

    Warp Records debut this week, with the highly influential “bleep & bass” of the Forgemasters. I’ll freely admit that I didn’t quite get it at the time (although I did buy it); certain elements of dance culture were beginning to slip away from me by now.

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