October 28, 1989: Ultra Naté, The Mixmaster, Roqui, El Chico, D.J. Lelewel

BEATS & PIECES

BLACK BOX ‘Ride On Time’ sold over 650,000 copies during its six week tenure atop the pop singles chart, which doesn’t actually sound like a lot for so long a time, but nevertheless is claimed to be the best selling “black” dance record ever in the UK —incidentally, isn’t it about time some bright spark whipped out a Loleatta Holloway compilation album? . . . WEA Records on December 1 will be fragmenting in the UK again, as they did for a while during the Seventies, to form two completely separate new major record companies, one comprising Atlantic/Atco/WEA International repertoire plus most current UK signings while the other will comprise Warner Bros/Elektra/Geffen/ZTT and other associated logos including Pete Edge’s new dance label (the name of which has yet to be announced) — although the companies will in most essentials be operating autonomously, legendary dance music plugger Fred Dove will continue working for both from the Alperton warehouse along with the sales team as part of a remaining central staff . . . Atlantic have had to beat off the apparent threat of bootlegs by promoing on white label, in the “SAM” sampler series, Doug Lazy’s squidgily thumping infectious jiggly hip house ‘Let The Rhythm Pump‘, 121bpm in all four mixes . . . De La Soul’s commercial 12 inch pressing of ‘Eye Know’, despite a misleading advert, does not include the strictly promo only Lazy Daisy Mix, this being replaced on the flip by Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh’s also 109(-0)bpm chunkily jogging Patrice Rushen ‘Remind Me’ based The Kiss Mix (plus the previously mentioned (0-)99bpm ‘The Mack Daddy On The Left’) . . . Oh Well ‘Oh Well’ meanwhile would now appear to have been released here by Parlophone also in its better US issued but Music Factory created UK Mix . . . Lisa Stansfield’s seven inch of ‘All Around The World’ is flipped by the also lush languorously swaying 97⅞bpm ‘Wake Up Baby‘, another excellent Blue Zone creation, now on the commercial 12 inch pressing too . . . 10 Records have pressed on 12 inch promo a condensed 0-120⅝bpm Unique Radio edit of the remade Unique 3 ‘The Theme’, to counter criticisms that the full length version is too long . . . ffrr’s next compilation in the ‘House Sound’ album series will be inevitably ‘The House Sound Of Europe — Volume 5 (Casa Latina)‘, including Izit ‘Stories (The Storie Mix)’ (which you’ll find turning up on quite a few other compilations too, although it’s now been signed as a single by ffrr, as has been the also included Gino Latino ‘Welcome’ in the face of fierce bidding) . . . Frankfurt DJ/rapper Deskee’s ‘Let There Be House‘ has been picked up here by Big One’s associated hardcore dance label 1st Bass (another that now ignores when appropriate the BPI’s 20 minutes time limit qualification for the singles chart) . . . Lil Louis’ follow-up will be called ‘Black Out‘ . . . Frankie Knuckles is an exciting addition to the DJ line-up at next week’s sold out Prestatyn weekender, where, among other PAs (as well as Adeva’s live show) on Friday, Digital Underground will be doing a half hour party set complete with paper streamers (but what about indoor fireworks?!), while the Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert on Saturday is shaping up as a major full scale production . . . Adrian Webb — or ‘Man Webb’ as he’s fast becoming known, thanks to his MANWEB (Manchester And North Wales Electricity Board) sponsors at Prestatyn! — will next be putting on a New Year’s Eve ‘1990 Party’ Soul Weekender, the emphasis on soul, with DJs Jeff Young, Chris Hill, Gilles Peterson, Martin Collins, Froggy, Kev Hill and Sean French plus guest attractions between Saturday, December 30 and Monday, January 1 at Brean Sands near Weston super Mare, which, the venue being residential, will avoid the licensing problems that others are likely to encounter on a Sunday New Year’s Eve (full booking details from Livewire Promotions on 01-364 1212) . . . ‘Man Webb’ seems now but a logical short step on next to ‘Manuel’ (as pronounced in ‘Fawlty Towers’), not that there’s anything incompetent about Webbo, of course! . . . Camber Soul Weekender 89 at Camber Sands’ Pontins near Hastings next weekend, November 3-5, stars the likes of Greg Edwards, Bob James, Aadil, Bob Masters and basically the Kent Soul Festival posse, £40 tickets and details from KSF Promotions, PO Box 100, Ashford, Kent TN24 8AR (telephone 0233-633652) . . . Jon Williams this Thursday (26) has Sharon D. Clarke and Ralph Tee as the first guest PA and DJ at a new “Italian & American Garage & Freestyle House” night in Mayfair’s Wall Street, where he still partners Judge Jules on Hu Gadson & Rusty Egan hosted Saturdays — Jon is also back on home turf at Desa and Gary Hickson’s next The Defhouse in Birkenhead on Monday (30) . . . Jeff Thomas has landed on his funky feet again with a Saturday gig at Barry Island’s The Warehouse, kicking off this week (28) with special guest Jeff Young, and is also spinning smooooth sounds (soul ‘n’ jazz-wise) Sundays at Swansea’s Mothers café bar . . . ‘DJ Jon’ Fawcett of Backstreet Productions claims that his house/funk/world (Balearic?) gigs are among the few house-ier nights in the rap and reggae dominated Bath and Bristol area: he’s in Bath at the Hat & Feather Sundays, Moles Club Mondays, Players Club Thursdays (the main night, entitled lesta Loca!), and at various secret locations Saturdays . . . Phil Ross, Big J, Scott Brazil, Richie T, and Bunny spin soul/rare groove/hip hop every Monday at Bloxwich’s Starlite Club, while Phil Ross joins Kevin J and Sugar D playing much the same but with funk too on Thursdays at Small Heath’s Porsche Club, and jocks solo on Fri/Saturdays at Worcester’s Picassos Nite Club . . . 100= had there been room in The Club Chart last week should have been Ben Liebrand Remix ‘The Eve Of The War’, reviewed this issue . . . London Weekend Television didn’t even show ‘The Hit Man And Her’ the week I wrote about it last — bah! . . . IT’S SUCH A GOOD VIBRATION!


HOT VINYL

ULTRA NATÉ ‘It’s Over Now (Original Classic Mix)’ (WEA YZ440T)
Not out fully until November 13 but dropped on white label at the shops that matter and hot already for all who have it, this simply stunning Basement Boys produced subtle fruity sax squealed and mournfully soulful girl croaked 119¾-0bpm chunkily lurching garage trotter, with rhythm breakdowns as it progresses and a more instantaneously vibrant B-side 119¼-117¼bpm 1989 With Attitude Mix, has even greater impact than Adeva’s ‘Respect’ had and in this Soul II Soul era is certain to be huge!

THE MIXMASTER ‘Grand Piano’ (BCM Records BCM 344 X)
Distinctively introed by Joe Tex’s “Fellers, what d’you think about the women’s liberation?” before then bounding through Loleatta Holloway’s “it’s such a good vibration” and a lot of KAOS ‘Definition Of Love’ amongst its many samples, this Daniele ‘D.J. Lelewel’ Davoli created 0-124-123-123⅔-0bpm terrifically exciting piano pounded leaper has been massive for months on import, all that’s missing from this UK remix apparently being a Bobby Brown sample, with the Burundi Black rhythm throbbed 0-208½/104¼bpm ‘Piano Groove‘ as flip. The next Black Box?

ROQUI ‘You Are On My Mind’ (RePublic Records LICT 025)
This session singing 21- year-old (pronounced “Rocky”) from East Orange, New Jersey, is given more of an actual song than usual by the Burrell twins for her strong solo debut, a wailing and romping timeless 123½bpm frisky canterer that really leaps along in four different mixes, due fully on November 6.

EL CHICO ‘House Music Lovers’ (German BCM Records 12325)
Yet another ultra-exciting Loleatta Holloway “good vibration/love sensation” and Joe Tex “women’s liberation” prodded ‘Grand Piano’ like samples swamped powerfully thundering 0-121¼bpm Italo house stormer, such a perfect cross between Black Box and The Mix Master that, especially as its been about on Italy’s DiscoMagic label for some months before only now becoming more widely available, one wonders which came first (more instrumental 121¼bpm House and thudding Dub Versions too).

D.J. LELEWEL ‘Magic Atto II°’ (Italian Groove Groove Melody GGM 8904)
Created by busy Daniele ‘D.J. Lelewel’ Davoli but oddly not on his own label despite using its logo on the sleeve, this typically exciting piano pounded and samples studded Italo house jumper is in especially strong Loleatta Holloway “don’t hold back the feeling” prodded stuttery 118¼bpm The Deep and less solid, with some corny Euro rap, 118¼-0bpm The House versions.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ‘Check It Out (Hit ‘N’ Run Mix)’ (Strictly Underground/Strictly Limited HE-MAN-001)
A very professionally produced but totally mysterious six-tracker, without any credits or even a proper label name, containing this exciting Loleatta Holloway sampling 0-124bpm brisk trotter, the “keep on, do you want me, do you need me” girl repeating Sueno Latino-ish striding 0-119½-119bpm ‘Do You Want Me (Disco Latino Mix)‘ and its heavy breathing overdubbed even more Sueno-ish instrumental 0-119½bpm Lustful Mix, the jittery stuttering 118½bpm ‘Rok Yo’ Body (Warehouse Mix)‘ and its more electronic twittery Freestyle Mix, and the organ piped bassily lurching 0-124bpm ‘Space Talk (Outerspace Mix)‘.

REALE ‘I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me’ (US Active Records ACT 3060)
Colonel Abrams-ish good gruffly mournful guy moaned and chatted, Taana Gardner supported, nicely building unrushed punchily jangling and jolting hustle tempoed garage loper, in 116⅔bpm Vocal Club, Radio, and emptier R&B Mixes, plus a 116½bpm Red Piano Dub, likely to do rather well.

TONEY D. & THE LOVETRIP ORCHESTRA ‘Housework’ (Italian Fantasy International Records FAN 1206)
Toney D’Addezio created excellent cool vibes tinkled loping sparse sinewy instrumental in 121⅔bpm Deep House – Jazz and similar if slightly bassier Deep House – Garage, livelier twittery “housework” chanting 124⅓bpm Acid – Jazz, and contrasting gentle guitar picked crawling 34½bpm Slow – Instrumental versions, already getting reaction.

BELOVED ‘The Sun Rising’ (WEA YZ414T)
Overtaken by its remix before either were even out commercially, this breathy effete guy crooned and ethereal cathedral choir-like girl counterpointed mystically swirling atmospheric 119¾bpm deep house pulser on its first pressing has also the more beefily jiggling Eurovisionary, thudding instrumental Deeply Satisfying and resonant rhythmless Gentle Night versions, while far hotter is the Remix (WEA YZ414TX), with totally different brightly galloping 123⅜bpm jangled and twittered Il Sole Sorge and ‘Ma Baker’ introed similar even breezier instrumental Intensita versions, Danny Rampling’s subtly latin flavoured percussively pattering (0-)119¾-0bpm Danny’s “Love Is…” Remix, and strange emptily episodic (0-)119⅜-119¼bpm Son Of The Rising House versions.

2 IN A ROOM ‘Somebody In The House Say Yeah! (Club House Mix)’ (Big Life 2INA PROMO 1)
Todd Terry-type samples punctuated jerkily skittering and plonking (0-)121¼bpm house lurcher, steadily bubbling as an import “sleeper” since March and finally out here next week, flipped by the similar sparser brand new 119-0bpm ‘Swing To The Music‘ (taking its title line from Hamilton Bohannon ‘Let’s Start The Dance’), and the original pressing’s stuttery rumbling 120⅜bpm ‘A Passing Thought (12″ Remix)‘.

PANDELLA ‘This Way, That Way (Club Mix)’ (US Easy Street EZS-7558)
Komix created girl and guy muttered simple “this way, that way, any time, any day” repeating jittery bright 0-125bpm garage jumper (125bpm Radio Edit and acidically twittered and stuttered bounding Komix Dub too), an example of Graeco-American House, to judge from the label credits — could that be the coming thing?

K. TRONICS ENSEMBLE Featuring Double J. Flash ‘House Of Calypso’ (Italian IRMA casadiprimordine ICP 005)
With an approximation of the old “poo poo” syndrum in its deliberately dated though electronically recreated 120bpm jerky drive, topped off by Philly Soul-style “strings” and some jangly piano, this Italo house instrumental and its also 120bpm more sparsely percussive wriggly rattling and tapping ‘Calypso Of House‘ flip are jaunty enough in their own rather sterile way but, despite their titles, owe absolutely nothing to calypso!

RICH IN PARADISE ‘Rich In Paradise’ (Italian FPI Project MIX 001)
With Paolo Dini’s phonetically muttered “hey you, don’t be silly, put a condom on your willy” starting both sides, the A-side is an episodically piano pounded and bass thrummed quite good 0-121bpm Italo hip house instrumental treatment, complete with bursts of the Lyn Collins ‘Think (About It)’ “yeah wooh” break beat, of Lamont Dozier’s currently much revived ‘Going Back To My Roots‘, but getting more DJ reaction (in fact enough to chart it at number 97 last week had I been able to find a copy) has been the B-side’s also 0-121bpm emptier “strings” synthed eponymously titled languid groove, the same backing track minus all the more urgent ‘Roots’ elements and with a bit of ‘French Kiss’-type female groaning (brief acoustic ‘Piano In Paradise’ too).

EDEN’S PARADISE ‘This Is The Dance’ (US Breaking Bones Records BBR-700)
Frankie “Bones” & Tommy Musto produced, Stacey Parris whispered bassily burbling monotonously nagging 120bpm tight little jiggler, on the NYC side in The Paradise Mix and quaveringly treated acappella Voices Of Seduction, the latter echoed in the vocal effects of the London side’s This Is The Break but not its muttered strolling London Calling Mix.

kc FLIGHTT ‘Planet E (Remix)’ (RCA/Popular PT 49374)
His old drily rapped jaunty Talking Heads “letting the days go by” based proto hip house shuffler rushed out in a chunkily pattering 0-121bpm remix hard on the heels of ‘Summer Madness’, flipped by an even better Liquid Liquid ‘Cavern’ bass-ed beefy 120⅔bpm Hip Hop Mix plus a hustling, clanking and stuttering good percussive instrumental 122⅞bpm Dope Mix of the ever popular ‘Let’s Get Jazzy’.

SUENO LATINO featuring Carolina Damas ‘Sueno Latino (Winter Version)’ (Italian Dance Floor Corporation DFC 017)
Percussively throbbing, bubbling and tumbling much jauntier 118-0bpm remix featuring some yowling rock guitar by Manuel Gottsching (whose own ‘E2-E4’ inspired Sueno Latino in the first place), plus a starkly thumping 118bpm Angelino Version and brook babbled sparse 118-0bpm Agua Version.

URBAN HIGH (featuring Dee Dee Wilde) ‘Run Away’ (Fourth & Broadway 12 BRW 147)
Retronuevo DJ Jay Strongman and Guy Wingate’s debut creation as Urban High has Dee Dee gurgling authentically through a carefully crafted if somehow self-consciously calculated remake of Loleatta Holloway’s mid-Seventies Salsoul oldie, remixed by Frankie ‘Bones’ and Tommy Musto with flowing and rumbling sometimes Liquid Liquid ‘Cavern’-like bass, nervily wriggling funky drummer beats and a lightly leaping gait in their 120¼-120⅜-0bpm Hip House, 120⅜-120bpm Straight Up and 120⅜-120¼-0bpm Techno Dub Mixes, plus the producers’ own spikily raw 120⅜-120bpm Salsoul Mix which purists prefer, all coldly classy, most reaction coming so far from DJs who were sent it for free.

MODEL 500 ‘The Chase’ (Kool Kat/Big Life MODEL PROMO 1)
Totally created by one man band ‘Magic Juan’ Atkins, a naggingly simple shuffling and twittering slick electronic techno instrumental in 126⅞bpm Express and Neutral, 127⅛bpm Mayday Mixes.

LIFE ‘Feel So Good’ (Prophet Records 12 PHET 1)
London DJ Simon Slater created breezily buzzing twittering electronic house throbber with some vocal punctuation and wordless “woo woo”-ing, in 123½-0bpm Club Mix, 123½bpm Instrumental Dub, and a datedly romping piano jangled more vocal 123¼-123⅜-123¼bpm Original House Mix.

DEPTH CHARGE ‘Depth Charge’ (Vinyl Solution STORM 8, via Pinnacle/Recuts)
J Saul Kane created very strange sinister slow rumbling atmospheric pinging heavy duty dubwise “kung fu-reggae-hip hop” fusion (it says here!), a kung fu movie soundtrack certainly being at start, end, and all over the 45rpm A-side’s (0-)87½-87⅓-0bpm Han Do Jin version, while the 33⅓rpm flip’s denser (0-)88bpm Drum Death and booming 88bpm Bass It instrumental versions if speed-spun at 45rpm come out as a smurfs punctuated hip house-ish 119bpm! It’s selling, but who’s playing it, and how?

BEN LIEBRAND REMIX ‘The Eve Of The War (Deepspace Mix)’ (German CBS 655126 6)
Apparently called in to remix the well known dramatically orchestrated excerpt from Jeff Wayne’s ‘War Of The Worlds’, Ben ended up by so totally remaking rather than merely remixing it that the result is out under his own name as this strong twittery cantering 121bpm disco treatment, retaining bits of the distinctive narration presumably still by Richard Burton (except it sounds slightly odd), with Ben’s own more starkly bounding, also 121bpm although not entirely related, ‘Mankind Strikes Back‘ instrumental as flip.

REVOKED ‘Pieces’ (US Hot Mix 5 Inc Records HMF-117)
“Inspired by First Choice” and indeed disjointedly sampling that girl group’s leader Roshelle Flemming (which makes a change from Loleatta Holloway!), this Ralphi Rosario mixed episodic jerky leaper is in 127½bpm The Sound Factory, guy stuttered chugging then Roshelle wailed skittering The Phoenix, vintage house riffs quoting less vocal The Disco and 127¼-128¾bpm Alternative Mixes.

CHICCO SECCI PROJECT ‘Whip Of The Rhythm’ (Italian Creative Records C.R. 010)
“It began in Africa” quoting jangled and chanted good pumping Italo house in (0-)121¾-0bpm vigorously lurching Please Rock The Nation and more atmospherically started New Beat In Africa Versions, and 121¾bpm densely twittered Please Rock The Dub and self-descriptive Pianopella Versions.

SIMON HARRIS featuring Einstein ‘Another Monsterjam’ FXDJ 116)
Big Louis gets Einstein’s rapping assistance for an exciting if clichéd samples prodded frantic hip house churner, in 121⅝-121¾-121⅝bpm Monster Mix, 121¾bpm Breakdown, 122bpm Dub, Bonus Beats and Acappella versions (on promo, anyway).

CROCIANI featuring Momo “B” ‘Hip In Adr (Hip House)’ (Italian Adriatic Style ST 103)
Bobby Byrd “I’m comin’” punctuated thumpingly jiggled and piano jingled Italo hip house effort using most of the style’s obvious clichés, coupled on this 122¾-0bpm B-side (check the etched matrix number as the labels could be reversed) by a piano and bass jiggled sprightly good Hip Jazzy instrumental, while the “M” featuring different 0-122¾bpm ‘Deep In Adriatic‘ A-side has a piano jangled jaunty Latin version let down by a mumbling Euro rap about “holiday in Adriatic”, and organ piped throbbingly jittered Hammond instrumental.

ISIDORE aka IZZY ICE ‘Soul Man’ (Jive JIVE T 2290)
De La Soul-ish laconically chatted 111bpm cool rap, based — most noticeably in the flip’s funkier piano pounded 109½bpm Jeep Mix and 109⅔bpm Instrumental — on Sam & Dave’s 1967 classic of the same name, breaking first for DJs in the North-West although now getting less regional mailing list reaction.

ISAMAR & COMPANIA ‘Amor Suave’ (Italian DiscoMagic MIX 360)
Raul Orellana co-created ‘Sueno Latino’-ish trickily thumped and throbbed 119⅓-0bpm repetitive jangler breathily whispered by Spain’s answer to Sabrina (this was originally out on Spanish blanco y negro but is more widely available from Italy), flipped by the to my mind much better bossa nova-ish 118¼-0bpm ‘Sonrisa Furtiva‘.

NOUVEAU ‘adieu!’ (French Barclay JSDJX 1)
Rhythmic male panting started and punctuated scurrying 124½bpm ‘French Kiss’-ish bounder, actually muttered and sung in French (but not for long) by a girl and guy. Most people are crediting it to Nouveau, as written on the sleeve, although this may just mean it’s “new” — hard to tell from a cryptically packaged single sided promo!

DEE LEWIS ‘Double Standard (Underground Vocal Mix)’ (Mercury DEEXR 5)
Linda and Shirley’s funkier sister had only just started making her mark with a swingbeat version when along comes this totally and adventurously different, really weird wriggly beats bumped and tapped, jiggly 99½-99¾bpm Frankie Foncett remix, flipped by his similarly syncopated self descriptive 99⅔-99¾bpm Sparse Mix.

BLAKK SOCIETY featuring David Hollister ‘Just Another Lonely Day’ (US Alleviated Music ML-2207)
Larry ‘Fingers’ Heard & Yancy O. Watkins created wailing percappella introed then repetitive title line cooed and nagged soulfully rambling sinuous pulsing house, probably quite mesmeric, in 0-119½bpm Club Mix and 118¾bpm Radio Version vocals, pshta pshta-ed throbbing 119½bpm Dub and chiming 118⅔bpm Instrumental mixes.

KYZE ‘Stomp (Move Jump Jack Your Body)’ (US Warner Bros 0-21339)
With group name initials somehow made to come out pronounced as “kay-wiz”, this Smack Music Productions produced guys’ chatted, chanted and barked (remember, “let the dogs loose”?) one time ‘garage’ burbler now on import gets a more smoothly bounding 120¼bpm hip house drive in David E. Shaw & Troy Patterson’s Steeltoe, Shoehorn, Combat and Jackboot Mixes (kinky!), Tony Humphries’ Zanzibar Mix, plus the spikier old UK Mix that was promoed (and included on an album) by Cooltempo here some time ago.


POP DANCE

KAOMA ‘Lambada (12″ Version)’ (CBS 655011 8), a pan-European chart topping tune in this and at least one other version, this sinuously weaving and swirling 118⅔-118⅓bpm party dance, sung (in, I think, Spanish) by Loalva Braz to wheezing accordion, throbbing percussion and some rasping sax, sounds like this year’s Gipsy Kings and hopefully won’t be too subtly exotic for British taste;

CHRIS REA ‘Josephine (La Version Francaise)’ (WEA YZ431 T), this previously reviewed Chic-ish guitar chinked 110bpm languid husky Balearic groove is finally out commercially as just the 12 inch B-side of the slowly preambled atmospheric then rather Dire Straits ‘Sultans Of Swing’-like gruffly crooned and guitar yowled soft rock (0-)134¾bpm ‘The Road To Hell (Parts 1 & 2)‘, the chart success of which it has probably helped;

BILLY JOEL ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ (CBS JOEL T1), incredible word spitting (0-)144¾-144¼bpm galloper name-checking in strict chronological order all the key personalities and events since the Second World War;

WET WET WET ‘Sweet Surrender (The Ben Liebrand Mix)’ (The Precious Organisation JWL DJ 912, via Phonogram), tenderly sung with a husky catch in his throat, the sexy blue eyed soul swayer is belatedly now (on single-sided promo, anyway) in an excellent jiggly rolling gentle swingbeat-ish 96-0bpm remix by Ben Liebrand, overdubbing his usual percussion;

JERMAINE JACKSON ‘Don’t Take It Personal (Extended Version)’ (Arista 612 634), Surface-prod/penned pleasant hesitantly swaying 94⅔bpm sweetly tender soul ballad, flipped by a shorter version and the older purposefully rumbling 106⅛bpm ‘Clean Up Your Act’;

THE JACKSONS ‘2300 Jackson Street (Album Version)’ (Epic 655206 6), almost entire Jackson family sung (“bad” girl LaToya being the most notable absentee) — including Michael, Janet and Rebbie, plus all the married siblings’ children for a cute kiddie chorus finale — breathily meandering 82-0-82bpm sweetly tender autobiographical slowie, co-produced by none other than Teddy Riley & Gene Griffin, currently helped by a slushy video;

ASIAN PASSION ‘This House Is Surrounded’ (German zyx records ZYX 6180-12), Holland’s The Limit and Ben Liebrand created but three Hong Kong girls cooed Bananarama-ish frisky churner with some Oriental twiddles, in 0-122⅓-0bpm Pophouse and less frenetic 122⅓-0bpm Deephouse Mixes, plus Cantonese versions;

A GUY CALLED GERALD ‘Emotion Electric’ (Strange Fruit MGC.989), not too instantly danceable atmospheric slow then electronically pulsed and tweaked 114⅜-115¼-0bpm bassily resonant loper with a worried girl wailing in the background, flipped by the 0-119¼-0bpm tapping sparse dull instrumental ‘MGC Paradise Latin Drums‘, both BBC recordings so presumably from a radio session.


THE CLUB CHART – October 21, 1989

01 09 ALL AROUND THE WORLD (LONG VERSION) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
02 01 EYE KNOW (KNOW IT ALL/THE KISS MIXES) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
03 04 PACIFIC STATE 808 State, Creed Records 12in EP
04 02 THE REAL WILD HOUSE (WILD MIX) Raul Orellana, BCM Records 12in
05 03 STREET TUFF (SCAR/CLUB MIXES) The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, Desire 12in
06 07 WISHING ON A STAR Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) featuring Lizz E., 10 Records 12in
07 08 I THANK YOU (PHILADELPHIA/PHILLY DUB MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
08 12 GRAND PIANO/PIANO GROOVE The Mix Master, BCM Records 12in
09 14 AIRPORT ’89 (MIXES) Wood Allen, German BCM Records/Italian Dee Jay Lelewel 12in
10 23 THE THEME (MIXES) Unique 3, 10 Records 12in
11 15 GET BUSY (MIXES) Mr Lee, US Jive 12in
12 16 YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, Trax Records 12in
13 06 SUENO LATINO (LATIN DREAM MIX) Sueno Latino, BCM Records 12in
14 24 PUMP UP THE JAM (PUNANI MIX) Technotronic featuring Felly, Swanyard Records Limited 12in
15 10 RIDE ON TIME (MIXES) Black Box, de/Construction 12in
16 25 ENCORE Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Big Buzz 12in
17 18 THE MESSAGE IS LOVE (CUPID MIX) featuring Al Green/THE MESSAGE IS CLUB Arthur Baker and the Backbeat Disciples, Breakout 12in
18 13 SUMMER MADNESS (REMIXES) kc Flightt, RCA/Popular 12in
19 11 IF ONLY I COULD (EXTENDED/PACHA GARDEN) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
20 22 GIT ON UP (MIXES) Fast Eddie featuring Sundance, US DJ International Records 12in
21 34 WE RAP MORE MELLOW/RAPPING ALL OVER Younger Generation, RePublic Records 12in white label
22 21 AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW/I GET THE JOB DONE/ANOTHER VICTORY/IT’S A BIG DADDY THING Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ LP
23 38 SOMEBODY FOR ME (VERSIONS) Heavy D And The Boyz, US Uptown Records 12in
24 45 RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES (MIXES) Patti Day, D, Trax 12in bootleg
25 35 STORIES (THE STORIE MIX) Izit, Italian New Music 12in
26 89 WATCHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN’ (DEF MIX/MASTER REESE MELTDOWN MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in pre-release
27 46 I’LL DO ANYTHING (CLUB/DUB) Crown Heights Affair, SBK.One 12in pre-release
28 56 DON’T MAKE ME OVER Sybil, Champion 12in
29 — IT’S OVER NOW (MIXES) Ultra Naté, WEA 12in pre-release
30 17 C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (KEYS II MY LOVE/LOVE AND KISSES MIXES) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in
31 19 ALL I WANT FROM YOU (12” REMIX) The Temptations, Motown 12in
32 70 TRACK WITH NO NAME Forgemasters, Outer Rhythm/W.A.R.P. Records 12in
33 59 TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED (AFTER DARK/YANKEE MIXES) Electribe 101, Mercury 12in pre-release
34 05 PUMP UP THE JAM Technotronic featuring Felly, Swanyard Records Limited 12in
35 86 THE SUN RISING (IL SOLE SORGE/INTENSITA/DANNY RAMPLING’S “LOVE IS…” REMIX) Beloved, WEA 12in
36 — GIT ON UP (UK MIX) Fast Eddie featuring Sundance, DJ International Records 12in promo
37 27 WELCOME/YO (VERSIONS) Gino Latino, US Harbor Light Records 12in
38 51 SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE SAY YEAH! (CLUB HOUSE MIX) 2 In A Room, Big Life 12in pre-release
39 32 MELTDOWN (CLUB MIX) Qaurtz, iT Music 12in
40 20 LIVE ON STAGE (MIXES) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
41 53 HOUSE MUSIC LOVERS (MIXES) El Chico, German BCM Records 12in
42 92 STOMP (MOVE JUMP JACK YOUR BODY) (MIXES) KYZE, US Warner Bros 12in
43 — PACIFIC STATE (PARADISE REMIX)/ASTRAY Go-Nogo, Italian bhf Production 12in
44 75 OUR LOVE (IT’S OVER) (MIXES) Dee Holloway, US Active Records 12in
45 77 THIS WAY, THAT WAY (REMIXES) Pandella, US Easy Street 12in
46 28 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (REMIX/E.Z. MIX)/THE SECOND COMING Dionne, CityBeat 12in
47 26 JUST WANNA TOUCH ME Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Italian Magic Service 12in
48 65 DREAMS (MIXES) Adonte, GTi Records 12in
49 48 HOUSE OF CALYPSO/CALYPSO OF HOUSE K. Tronics Ensemble featuring Double J. Flash, Italian IRMA casadiprimordine 12in
50 69 GOOD VIBRATIONS (THE IT’S NOT OVER MIX) “J.D.” (Remix), US Requestline Records 12in
51 re THE CHASE (MIXES) Model 500, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in
52 39 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (MIXES) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
53 33 C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (SPAGHETTI WESTERN/DANCE HALL MIXES) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in
54 42 SUGAR DADDY (SUGAR HOUSE MIX) Thompson Twins, Warner Bros 12in
55 88 SUENO LATINO (WINTER VERSION) (featuring Manuel Gottsching)/(ANGELINO/AGUA VERSIONS) Sueno Latino featuring Carolina Damas, Italian Dance Floor Corporation 12in
56 re RESCUE ME (DANCE/DUB/CLUB/12” MIXES) Debbie Malone, Krunch Records 12in
57 — RICH IN PARADISE/GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS Rich In Paradise, Italian FPI Project 12in
58 29 (YOU’RE MY ONE AND ONLY) TRUE LOVE (MIXES) Seduction, Breakout 12in
59 73 RAPPERS DELIGHT Sugarhill Gang, Dutch 4 Jocks Only/German SugarHill 12in
60 95 CHECK IT OUT (HIT ‘N’ RUN MIX)/DO YOU WANT ME (DISCO LATINO MIX/LUSTFUL MIX) Masters Of The Universe, Strictly Underground/Strictly Limited 12in
61 — WISHING ON A STAR (“DANCIN” DANNY D REMIX/NO J.B. BEATS/SMOKE FILLED THOUGHTS) Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) featuring Lizz E., 10 Records 12in
62 63 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
63 — STRINGS OF LIFE ’89 (JUAN’S MAGIC MIX)/STRINGS OF LIFE (ORIGINAL PIANO MIX)/NUDE PHOTO Rhythim Is Rhythim, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in promo
64 — STREET TUFF (NORMAN COOK MIX/INSTRUMENTAL/RUFF MIX/TROUBLE DUB) The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, Desire 12in
65 43 SNOWBOY’S HOUSE OF LATIN (MIXES) Snowboy featuring Victor Hugo, Urban 12in
66 re LET THERE BE HOUSE (MIXES) Deskee, German Black Out 12in
67 87 TURN IT OUT (MIXES) Home Boys Only, US Atlantic 12in
68 64 ‘OUR ULTIMATE BREAKS’ The Rhythm Masters, US UnderWorld Records 12in EP
69 94 DON’T TELL ME (GARAGE MIXES) Freestyle Orchestra feat. Little Louie Vega, SBK.One 12in
70 50 GRAND BEAT The Mixmaster, Demo Motor 12in
71 — LET’S GET HORNY Mister B, Rumour Records 12in white label
72 84 GOOD LOVIN’ (12” REMIX) Regina Belle, CBS 12in
73 36 NEW JACK SWING (MIXES) Wrecks-N-Effect, Motown 12in
74 96 TEST OF TIME (VERSIONS) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
75 100= THE EVE OF THE WAR (DEEPSPACE MIX) Ben Liebrand Remix, German CBS 12in
76 81 WALK ON BY/LOVE’S CALLING Sybil, US Next Plateau Records Inc LP
77 — DEFINITION OF LOVE (DAVE DORRELL & CJ MACKINTOSH REMIXES) KAOS, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in pre-release
78 — FEEL SO GOOD (UK EXTENDED VERSION/US SINGLE VERSION/INSTRUMENTAL) Perri, Motown 12in
79 71 MAGIC ATTO II° (THE DEEP) D.J. Lelewel, Italian Groove Groove Melody 12in
80 — EMOTION ELECTRIC A Guy Called Gerald, Strange Fruit 12in
81 — PIECES (MIXES) Revoked, US Hot Mix 5 Inc Records 12in
82 — WE GOT TO COME TOGETHER (VOCAL VERSION/WHAM BAM DUB/TRACK ATTACK ROUGH MIX/CUM TOGETHER AGAIN/DRUM A DUB DUB) Brooklyn Funk Essentials/TOOK MY LOVE AWAY (SERIOUS MIX/LP VERSION/FACTORY MIX)/MY LOLEATTA (WHATTA BITCH MIX) Ellis “D”, XL Recordings 12in twin-pack
83 98 THE SUN RISING/(EUROVISIONARY/DEEPLY SATISFYING) Beloved, WEA 12in
84 47 EVERYBODY’S A STAR (MIXES) Paul Simpson featuring Terri Jeffries, Cooltempo 12in
85 52 OH WELL (REMIX) Oh Well, German 8ighty.8ight Records/Parlophone 12in
86 99 LOVE ON TOP OF LOVE-KILLER KISS (MIXES) Grace Jones, US Capitol 12in
87 62 DEPTH CHARGE (HAN DO JIN/DRUM DEATH/BASS IT) Depth Charge, Vinyl Solution 12in
88 — BREATHE DEEP/YOU ARE THE ONE/JUST WAITING/DON’T TURN AWAY/MELLOW MELLOW (RIGHT ON)/LOVE TOGETHER/DON’T STOP (’89)/GET LOOSE/CHECK THIS OUT L.A. Mix, Breakout LP
89 — RELIGHT MY FIRE/ALL OVER THE WORLD (INSTRUMENTAL) Chuck Jackson, Motorcity 12in
90 58 OH WELL (UK/EXTENDED/88 DANCE MIXES) Oh Well, US 8ighty.8ight Records/Parlophone 12in
91 44 SECRET RENDEZVOUS (ZANZIBAR/WHITE HOUSE MIXES) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
92 — JOSEPHINE (LA VERSION FRANCAISE) Chris Rea, WEA 12in
93 re I CAN HANDLE IT (VOCAL HIP HOUSE MIX) Mister Mixi & Skinny Scotty, RCA 12in promo
94 — YOU ARE ON MY MIND (MIXES) Roqui, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
95 41 AFRO DIZZI ACT Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
96 — AFTER ALL/(EDITED VERSION)/ALWAYS SOMETHING (INSTRUMENTAL)/TRUE BELIEVER IN LOVE Sam Dees, RCA 12in
97 83 THUMPER!/COOL HAND FLUTE Fluke, Fluke 12in white label
98 — LOVE SYSTEM (MIX 2/MIX 3) Maurizio Pavesi, A1 Records 12in white label
99 re NO DJ LIKE CHUCK (YUH UNNERSTAN’!)/I’M LARGE DJ Chuck Chillout & MC Kool Chip, Mercury 12in
100 — (STILL) LIFE KEEPS MOVING (CLUB MIX/INSTRU”MENTAL” DUB MIX/INSTRUMENTAL) Nexus 21, Blue Chip Records 12in

One thought on “October 28, 1989: Ultra Naté, The Mixmaster, Roqui, El Chico, D.J. Lelewel”

  1. Nexus 21 a new entry at 100 eventually became Altern8.and I think the “mysterious “ tune on Strictly Underground maybe by Mark Ryder as that was the name of his famous record company throughout the 1990s.

    Again I’m thinking just how like a different world from what it was 2 or 3 years ago the British underground dance scene has become by now. The old school funk, jazz and r&b acts are now becoming rare in the dance chart.

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