BEATS & PIECES
ALL CHANGE at several record companies: no sooner was he mentioned in this column last week than Eddie Gordon has already left BMG to set up a club promotion department for Pete Edge’s new Warner Bros label (which, as I can exclusively reveal, seems likely to be called Spirit, as in ‘Spirit of the ‘90s’), his old post as head of the RCA/Motown/Arista serving ‘Dancing In The Streets’ department already having been filled by Nigel Webb from Impact (he’s the brother of Everton Webb from Big Life/Kool Kat), while ‘real soul’ DJ Simon Dunmore is taking over club promotion at Cooltempo from the now A&R involved Steve Wolfe, and ‘rare groove’ DJ Norman Jay will be running Phonogram’s new dance label (in tandem with their jazzier Gilles Peterson run label) … A Guy Called Gerald will be launching CBS’s new label Subscape Records with the already promoed ‘FX’/‘Eyes Of Sorrow’, to rival which his old label Rham! are releasing his earlier album track ‘Hot Lemonade’ – so don’t be confused about which is the real follow-up to ‘Voodoo Ray’ … 808 State’s seven inch turns out to be the version that’s titled ‘Pacific – 707’, flipped by just plain ‘Pacific’, on ZTT … Total Contrast have got the album deal they were after and now Syncopate will be rush releasing their already hot remake of ‘Encore’ by Tongue ‘n’ Cheek, due, in fact, this week! … Shep Pettibone, amongst others, is remixing, legally, lots of Loleatta Holloway oldies for an album due on RCA in February … Fidelfatti featuring Ronnette’s vocal on ‘Just Wanna Touch Me’ sounds rather like Barbara Roy from the group Faith, Hope & Charity, thinking in retrospect … ffrr once again supplied record business visitors to Prestatyn with an in-car cassette compilation of upcoming releases, to while away the journey, but it was less compulsive (or well recorded) listening than usual, kicking off as it did with what proves to be the incredibly boring Lil’ Louis ‘Blackout’ – although they agreed the tape included two much better tracks from his album, everyone I questioned had actively hated this intended follow-up to ‘French Kiss’, so maybe the label had better do a quick re-think? … Roger Scott’s US radio debut was on WPTR in Albany, rather than Buffalo, both up-state New York … Ian Dewhirst, following the mention that he now heads the dance/black music section of the National Discography (listing, for not only posterity but also ongoing reference, every recording released), says that his four strong team’s biggest problem is lack of response from indie labels: any labels sending all their current releases (plus artist biographies) and the fullest details possible of any back catalogue are guaranteed that the information will go straight into the computerised listing, which from next year will be accessed on-line by major record retailing chains, libraries, universities, TV and radio stations, generating future business throughout the rest of time and all for the price of a mailout (to Ian at National Discography Limited, Elgar House, 41 Streatham High Road, London SW16 1ER, telephone 01-769 4400) … Ian also points out, with not unnatural pride, that while working at Fourth & Broadway he was instrumental in signing briefly Bristol’s The Wild Bunch, including Nellee Hooper, their innovative reworking of ‘The Look Of Love’ predating the whole Soul II Soul/Smith & Mighty/Fresh 4/Sybil style but sadly only 500 copies were pressed in the US before the label dropped them, and Nellee went on to Soul II Soul! … ‘Lambada’, the pan-European chart-topper by Kaoma (which was initially popularised as an Orangina fizzy drink jingle!) may be sung in Portuguese but its Brazilian origin is now being disputed by a delegation of Bolivian government officials, who claim the tune is one of their country’s folk classics from the Andes, ‘Llorando Se Fue’ … London’s Astoria this Wednesday (15) has The Italian Job starring DJ Lelewel no less, with PAs by Black Box and The Jam Machine plus other jocks including Steve Proctor and Nick Halkes … KISS-fm is keeping its name alive, despite staying legal and off-air, via a new magazine called free!, and Second Base Saturdays at Camden Lock’s Dingwalls with Paul ‘Trouble Those Decks’ Anderson plus guests … Croydon’s newly opened The Blue Orchid has been advertising itself on radio as “probably the most luxurious discotheque in the world” – with emphasis on the fact that it is not in London’s West End … IT’S SUCH A GOOD VIBRATION!
LISA STANSFIELD may have had better photographs taken of her, but this one captures the exact moment when she heard that she had definitely hit number one in the Gallup chart! Just before she went on stage at Prestatyn for an ecstatically received surprise special appearance during Sunday’s grand finale, Jeff Young rang Bruno Brookes at Radio 1 for confirmation of Lisa’s chart position. Her immediate reaction, referring to the Jive Bunny single that she and her Blue Zone colleagues had deposed from the top spot, was to crow, “We chopped that rabbit’s head off!”.
ADEVA put on an incredibly lewd and funny show at Prestatyn on the Sunday afternoon, getting into all sorts of graphically erotic positions with not only her male dance trio (borrowed from Bobby Brown) but also members of the audience.
PRESTATYN JOCKS included (dressed in matching cardinals’ robes for yet another ecclesiastical Sunday finale), from left to right, Chris Forbes, promoter Adrian Webb, Ian Reading, Chris Brown, Froggy, Jeff Young, Sean French, Chris Hill, Pete Tong and Kev Hill.
FRANKIE BEVERLY and Maze were so eagerly anticipated as the main attraction on Saturday night at the Prestatyn 6 weekender that the crowd had already rendered a spontaneous mass acappella version of ‘Joy And Pain’ before they’d even reached the stage! Without them doing anything startling, the group lived up to expectations, ‘Back In Stride’ coming across as particularly punchy in a marathon 90 minutes or so set that was a test of stamina amidst steam heat. Digital Underground had put on an entertaining shorter show the night before, while other PAs over the weekend were by the Chimes, D Mob, Unique 3, MC Duke, Adamski, Glen Goldsmith, Michael Jeffries, Lonnie Gordon, Geoffrey Williams, and, of, course, Lisa Stansfield. Of the DJs, Tim Westwood was widely judged to have been the most charismatic and happenin’, others opting for a predictably safe musical selection to suit a 4,000 strong audience from which few members made up any particular jock’s “crowd” – and that’s the only trouble with Prestatyn as it currently stands. Very efficiently run and good enough fun it may be, but the “family” feeling has gone. However, those too young to have experienced the soulful good old days don’t know what they’re missing and presumably have no other expectations. Prestatyn 7 is being billed as ‘The Long Good Friday’ with reason, being a four-dayer over Easter, April 13-16 (booking details from Livewire on 01-364 1212).
CHRIS HILL as usual led Prestatyn’s traditional finale as only he could, reciting again his ever popular and raunchily rude ‘The Chalet Rap’. Somehow Adeva got plenty of namechecks in it this time!
LISA STANSFIELD ‘All Around The World (Around The House Mix)’ (Arista 612 857)
Now stealing a significant number of sales from the original, this deliberately thumping 103½-0bpm remix by Yvonne Turner is coupled for extra strength by a Linda Clifford-ish 103¼bpm Runaway Love Mix by Paul Witts and Eddie Gordon, and the Blue Zone created jerky Maze ‘Twilight’-like 113¾bpm ‘The Way You Want It’, all of which can only make it hotter!
SAVANNAH ‘Savannah (Transcendental Mix)’ (Collision 12 CIR 4)
Homegrown and beating the Continentals at their own game, this Richie (Adrenalin MOD) Fermie mixed superb Spanish though bluesy guitar tinkled lightly tapping and slithery scratching 0-121¼bpm subtle instrumental deserves to get wide attention, with a more steadily tripping 0-121¼-0bpm Spanish Guitar Mix flip which is even more delicate.
SUBLEVEL ‘Don’t Blame Me (Basement Boys Remix)’ (US Profile PRO-7261)
Perhaps not as commercial a song but along the lines of their Ultra Naté production, this also excellent Basement Boys created gargling and wailing girl nagged (0-)119¼-119bpm garage/house lurcher rambles about with lots of implied soul, in the ‘diva’ fashion (Original Dance Mix flip).
PAUL SIMPSON featuring Anthony White ‘Walk Away From Love (Walk On The Floor Mix)’ (Cooltempo COOLXW 196)
The most obviously commercial track on Paul’s LP, this cooing girls backed gruffly wailed good recreation of David Ruffin’s hit soulful stroller from 1976 stays close to the original in both this bassily pattering 112⅔bpm remix and (on promo, anyway) the flip’s brisker 113¼bpm Album Mix.
EVELYN ‘CHAMPAGNE’ KING ‘Day To Day (Dance Mix)’ (US EMI V-56146)
Co-created by Ten City and Marshall Jefferson yet uncharacteristically slow for them, this bumping and panting then slinkily rolling 106bpm jogger has some nice nostalgically styled gently chicken scratching guitar and mellow soul vocal support, presumably from Byron and the boys (Edit, Dub, Bonus Beats and Acappella too).
PARADISE ORCHESTRA featuring Melvin Hudson ‘Satisfy Your Dream (Club Mix)’ (Italian X Energy Records X-12048)
Starting with thump backed blowing breeze effects, this Sueno Latino-ish girl groaned and title line repeating guy nagged 119⅔-0bpm Rome recorded Italo house bubbler has plonking piano but is rather more lush than usual, with enveloping harmonies (Magic Fly Mix and Percappella too).
FLAMENCO MASSIVE ‘Mi Corazon Es Negro’ (Big World Records BIWT 003, via Pacific)
Overdubbed but not dominated by trendy Spanish shouts and guitar in its pshta pshta shuffled densely thrumming 118bpm Original Version, this perhaps surprisingly becomes much more blatantly Spanish (but with some tricky mix tricks) in its sparser 114bpm Club Mix.
JANET JACKSON ‘Rhythm Nation’ (Breakout USAT 673)
Somehow sounding catchy enough on radio but oddly dull on stretched out 12”, her squeakily shuffling teen anthem meanders around in the Shep Pettibone remixed 0-112¾-112⅔-0bpm 12 inch House Nation Mix on the A-side but is far better defined in his B-side treatments, the funkily jittering quite hip hop-ish 111-110⅔-0bpm 12 inch United Mix and 111bpm United Dub, the ones to try.
DEBBI BLACKWELL-COOK ‘Changing Up (Caught Up Mix)’ (Avenue X Records AVXT102, via Total/BMG)
The Lola Blank created recent import ‘sleeper’ has been remixed here by Chris Lucas, a happily wailing now (0-)119¼-119¾bpm chunky garage canterer flipped by its more purposeful 119½bpm US Club Mix and Radio Edit.
CABARET VOLTAIRE ‘Hypnotised’ (Parlophone 12R6227)
With no basic track to describe as it comes in so many varied mixes, featuring bursts of vocal by Ten City in some of them, this is in a dull jittery chugging 121¾-121⅔-121¾bpm Fon Force Mix, throbbing 121¾bpm Fon Force Dub, better more smoothly house-ish 121½bpm D.M.D.O.R. Mix, and lurching hip house-ish 121½bpm Robert Gordon Mix on its pictorially sleeved pressing, but is far superior on the initially promoed Club 12” (Parlophone 12RDJ 6227), in the jauntily churning tippy-tapping 121¾bpm A Guy Called Gerald’s Mix, acidically cantering 121¼bpm The Fon Force Bonus Mix, infectious sorta Latin-acid 121½bpm The Western Works Mix, and breathily hushed though scampering 121½bpm Gerald’s Vocal Mix. However, despite some action up north, none seem to have attracted that much DJ attention so far.
FAST EDDIE featuring Sundance ‘Git On Up (The Tyree Cooper Mix)’ (D.J. International Records 655366 8, via CBS)
Well, at least this edition of the girl rapper duetted hip house hit has the import’s mixes, this merely title line prodded 124¾bpm bounding semi-instrumental and the word spitting 0-124⅔-125-0bpm Julian ‘Jumpin’ Perez Mix (plus a seven inch Version).
JULIAN JONAH with Linda Muriel ‘(There’ll Be A) Better Day (Techno Mix)’ (Cooltempo COOLXR 193)
Unhurriedly driven now by a sharper snicking and tapping 0-121¾bpm beat, this girl wailed and organ tone chorded swinger is coupled by a bassily bounding Julian muttered 120¼bpm Julian Remix, messily jiggling 0-120⅔bpm Latin Mix (and the Original Mix).
OTHER NEWIES in brief include the Larry Heard mixed late Seventies jazz-funk flavoured speedily pulsing but unhurried girl doodled weaving excellent MONDEÉ OLIVER ‘Stay Close’ (US Gherkin Records); rather strong staccato breathily “push”-ing late Seventies/early Eighties style chunkily tumbling DaMIXX ‘Push (It’s Alright)’ (US Bigshot Records); predictable oldies compiling album, selling for a Hank Shocklee/Eric Sadler/Paul Shabazz remix of ‘Joy And Pain’ (with Kurtis Blow rap), ‘The Greatest Hits Of MAZE featuring FRANKIE BEVERLY/Lifelines – Volume 1’ (Capitol LP); Tony King remixed logical ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ following chunkily jogging SYBIL ‘Walk On By’ (US Next Plateau); Total Science created unhurried and guy rapped and girl sung chunkily wriggling house, rather than hip house, M.O.D.E. ‘Get Into The Mode’ (US Fourth Floor Records); diva wailed hustling Latin American house (Hispanic, rather than Latino as in Italian!) LIZ TORRES ‘Loca (You Can Look, But Don’t Touch)’ (US Jive); typical grand piano pounded Esther Phillips impersonating ESTER B ‘The Pleasure Of The Music’ (Italian Pleasure St); funky drummer tempoed drily rapped THE 45 KING AND LAKIM SHABAZZ ‘When A Wise Man Speaks’ (US Tuff City); Pippo Landro produced Sueno Latino-ish heavy breathing washed sax and piano instrumental E.V.O.E. ‘Este Amor’ (Italian New Music); huskily sung interestingly old fashioned thunderthumbs bass snapped choppy funk THE PARIS FORD PROJECT ‘2 Far’ (US Paris Club Records); Zapp ‘More Bounce To The Ounce’ break beat backed lurching rap RICHIE RICH & M.C. RUMBLE ‘I Can Make You Dance (12” Version)’ (Gee Street); muttering slippery specialist house THE PRINCE OF DANCE MUSIC, L.B. BAD PRESENTS: ‘The True Story Of House Music’ (US Nugroove); moodily unweaving atmospheric tinkling and burbling instrumental DTR (featuring Marilyn Sareo) ‘Journey Into A Dream’ (US Nugroove); stuttery girls nagged sparsely bounding urgent CRIMINAL HOUSE ‘Rhythm Talk’ (US Dance Mania); instrumental house four-tracker led by the acidically nagged piano jangling BLAKE BAXTER ‘Crimes Of The Heart’ (US Incognito Records); Hi-Tension title line prodded gruffly rapped jumping hip house THE J.B. ALLSTARS ‘I Like It Like That’ (Hi Note).
SWING OUT SISTER ‘Forever Blue’ (fontana SWING 812), me and my mum’s fave of the moment, this cool girl soothed gorgeous languid 59bpm sophisticated Sixties-style easy listening swayer sounds like a Bacharach & David treatment of Nancy Wilson’s ‘How Glad I Am‘ and is even arranged by Jimmy Webb (whose 5th Dimension stylings they’ve copied in the past), actually ending with a nostalgic reprise of his ‘Wichita Lineman’ harmonica;
JIMMY SOMERVILLE Featuring JUNE MILES-KINGSTON ‘Comment Te Dire Adieu’ (London LONX 241), teasingly promoed in a slightly ‘French Kiss’-type mix as ‘Adieu!’, this (much played by me in my mobile days) 1968 Francoise Hardy oldie adapting. completely French muttered and sung 124½bpm Pascal Gabriel produced galloper is in a percussively scuttling slightly untidy Commercial Mix, flipped by a much better throbbing and panting semi-instrumental Madame Tata Mix (very close to, if not in fact, the promo) plus its milder attractive straight seven inch vocal version, while now Kevin Saunderson has also remixed a melody losing dull 124¼bpm instrumentally hustling ‘Comment Te Dire Adieu (Part 1)‘ (London LONXR 241), with a better more vocal 124½bpm Part 2;
MIRAGE ‘Latino House’ (Debut DEBTX 3085), another Nigel Wright created typically efficient 123⅞bpm medley, inevitably of Italo house-type hits this time, weaving together accurate remakes of ‘Numero Uno/Ride On Time/Sueno Latino/Mantra For A State Of Mind/Helyom Halib/Warning/French Kiss/Just Keep Rockin’/It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be/The Real Wild House/Love Together/Pump Up The Jam’;
JERMAINE STEWART ‘Tren De Amor (Express Mix)’ (10 Records TENX 292), translated as “train of love”, this Phil Harding and Ian Curnow co-created cheerful 0-114bpm little chugger (well it would be, wouldn’t it?!) rubs in the point with plenty of “wooo wooo”punctuation, and thus is maddeningly trite enough to end up quite big;
PHIL COLLINS ‘Another Day In Paradise’ (Virgin VST 1234), pleasant enough mournfully swaying (0-)101¾bpm semi-slowie, perhaps not quite as useful as his past enduring classics;
WANG CHUNG ‘Dance Hall Days Revisited’ (Geffen Records GEF65T), Mark Saunders considerably beefs up the included 102½bpm ‘Dance Hall Days’ from 1984 in a swingbeat-ishly jiggled and twanging guitar jangled choppily tripping 102⅔bpm Remix (featuring bursts of female rap by Angel C, perhaps better remembered as Cindy Ecstasy) and its much sparser Dub Edit;
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK ‘You Got It (The Right Stuff)’ (CBS BLOCK T2), kids aimed reissued stuttery snapping staccato strutter in its 0-113½bpm 12 inch Version and a tighter 113⅔bpm Remix, plus the more chunkily funky 111bpm ‘Whatcha Gonna Do (About It)‘, all a bit lightweight;
SIMPLY RED ‘You’ve Got It’ (WEA/EIektra YZ424T), attractively swaying 0-81⅔-82bpm tranquil tender blue eyed soul lament;
LEVEL 42 ‘Take Care Of Yourself (Remix)’ (Polydor PZR 58), typically thunderthumbed jittery chanter allied by remixer Bryan ‘Chuck’ New to 105⅔bpm go go-ish beats.
THE CLUB CHART – November 18, 1989
01 01 ALL AROUND THE WORLD (LONG VERSION) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
02 02 GRAND PIANO/PIANO GROOVE The Mix Master, BCM Records 12in
03 03 EYE KNOW (KNOW IT ALL/THE KISS MIXES) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
04 08 GET BUSY (MIXES) Mr Lee, Jive 12in
05 04 I THANK YOU (PHILADELPHIA/PHILLY DUB MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
06 07 IT’S OVER NOW (MIXES) Ultra Naté, WEA 12in pre-release
07 12 STREET TUFF (SCAR/CLUB MIXES) The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, Desire 12in
08 24 WATCHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN’ (DEF MIX/MASTER REESE MELTDOWN MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in pre-release
09 29 MELTDOWN (HARDCORE CLUB MIX) Quartz, Mercury/iTMusic 12in
10 05 AIRPORT ’89 (MIXES) Wood Allen, German BCM Records/Italian Dee Jay Lelewel 12in
11 16 TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED (AFTER DARK/YANKEE MIXES) Electribe 101, Mercury 12in
12 11 PACIFIC STATE 808 State, Creed Records 12in EP
13 21 YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, Trax Records 12in
14 06 LET THE RHYTHM PUMP (MIXES) Doug Lazy, Atlantic 12in
15 27 THE SUN RISING (IL SOLE SORGE/INTENSITA/DANNY RAMPLING’S “LOVE IS…” REMIX) Beloved, WEA 12in
16 14 ENCORE Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Big Buzz 12in
17 10 YOU ARE ON MY MIND (MIXES) Roqui, RePublic Records 12in
18 36 THE REAL WILD HOUSE (WILD MIX) Raul Orellana, BCM Records 12in
19 23 AUTUMN LOVE (FUTURE 3)/DESTINY (THE RAVE MIX) Electra, ffrr12in pre-release
20 93 PACIFIC-202/PACIFIC-303/PACIFIC STATE 808 State, Zang 12in
21 30 GIT ON IT (UK FAST EDDIE MIX) Fast Eddie featuring Sundance, DJ International Records 12in
22 09 THE THEME (MIXES) Unique 3, 10 Records 12in
23 17 WISHING ON A STAR Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) featuring Lizz E., 10 Records 12in
24 22 STOMP (MOVE JUMP JACK YOUR BODY) (MIXES) KYZE, US Warner Bros 12in/Cooltempo promo
25 35 MAMA GAVE BIRTH TO THE SOUL CHILDREN/LATIFAH’S LAW/QUEEN OF ROYAL BADNESS/COME INTO MY HOUSE/DANCE FOR ME/LADIES FIRST/A KING AND QUEEN CREATION/EVIL THAT MEN DO/WRATH OF MY MADNESS/PRINCESS OF THE POSSE/THE PROS/INSIDE OUT Queen Latifah, Gee Street LP
26 49 DEFINITION OF LOVE (DAVE DORRELL & CJ MACKINTOSH REMIXES) KAOS, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in pre-release
27 15 DON’T MAKE ME OVER Sybil, Champion 12in
28 13 STRINGS OF LIFE ’89 (JUAN’S MAGIC MIX) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in
29 25 FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO GROOVE (REMIXES) Twin Hype, Profile 12in
30 33 LET THERE BE HOUSE (MIXES) Deskee, 1st Bass 12in
31 94 JAM IT JAM (PASCAL GABRIEL/HIP HOP MIXES) She Rockers, Jive 12in pre-release
32 19 GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS/RICH IN PARADISE FPI Project present Rich In Paradise, Italian FPI Project 12in
33 20 THE MESSAGE IS LOVE (CUPID MIX) featuring Al Green/THE MESSAGE IS CLUB Arthur Baker and the Backbeat Disciples, Breakout 12in
34 66 HOUSE MUSIC LOVERS (MIXES) El Chico, German BCM Records 12in
35 85 THE PHANTOM (REMIX) Renegade Sound Wave, Mute 12in
36 34 JUST WANNA TOUCH ME (MIXES) Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Urban 12in
37 52 JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU (WAREHOUSE RAVE/BROOKLYN CLUB REMIXES/ORIGINAL/BONES BREAKS) Looney Tunes, XL Recordings 12in
38 31 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (“PUMPED UP”/ORIGINAL) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
39 82 I’LL DO ANYTHING (CLUB/DUB) Crown Heights Affair, SBK.One 12in
40 88 RHYTHM NATION (MIXES) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
41 42 RUN AWAY (MIXES) Urban High featuring Dee Dee Wilde, Fourth & Broadway 12in
42 37 CHECK IT OUT (HIT ‘N’ RUN MIX)/DO YOU WANT ME (MIXES)/ROK YO’ BODY (MIXES) Masters Of The Universe, Strictly Underground 12in
43 48 NEVER TOO MUCH (JUSTIN STRAUSS EXTENDED REMIX ’89) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
44 28 WELCOME/YO (VERSIONS) Gino Latino, US Harbor Light Records 12in
45 55 THIS WAY, THAT WAY (REMIXES) Pandella, US Easy Street 12in
46 40 TRACK WITH NO NAME/SHALL WE… Forgemasters, Outer Rhythm/W.A.R.P. Records 12in
47 61 SOMETHING IN THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MARLEY MIX/EXTENDED VERSION) Stephanie Mills, MCA Records 12in pre-release
48 — STAY CLOSE (“FINGERS” CLUB VOCAL) Mondeé Oliver, US Gherkin Records 12in
49 79 MI CORAZON ES NEGRO (MIXES) Flamenco Massive, Big World Records 12in white label
50 56 PIECES (MIXES) Revoked, US Hot Mix 5 Inc Records 12in
51 39 PLANET E (REMIX/HIP HOP MIX)/LET’S GET JAZZY (DOPE MIX) kc Flightt, RCA/Popular 12in pre-release
52 – BAD SISTER/MY GROOVE GETS BETTER/WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND/FEELIN’ KINDA HORNY/GO ON GIRL (REMIX)/HAVE A NICE DAY (REMIX)/FATAL ATTRACTION/LIFE ON STAGE (HIP HOP VERSION)/KNOCKIN’ HINEY/INDEPENDENT WOMAN/LET’S ROCK Y’ALL/SKEEZER/WACK ITT (REMIX)/GOTTA GET PAID Roxanne Shanté, Breakout LP
53 63 TWO TO MAKE IT RIGHT (COLE/CLIVILLES CLUB MIX/HIP HOUSE VOCAL MIX) Seduction, US Vendetta Records 12in
54 60 RESCUE ME (DANCE/DUB/CLUB/12” MIXES) Debbie Malone, Krunch Records 12in
55 73 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER/THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD/ALL I DO D Mob, ffrr LP
56 72 DIRTY CASH (MONEY TALKS) (DIME & DOLLAR MIX/HARD CASH MIX/DIRTY RAP) Adventures Of Stevie V, Mercury 12in promo
57 77 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE (WALK ON THE FLOOR MIX/LP MIX) Paul Simpson featuring Anthony White, Cooltempo 12in promo
58 — MOVE YOUR BODY (TYREE LP VERSION MIX/BOOGIE MAN MIX/JULIAN “JUMPIN” PEREZ MIX/TYREE LOST HIS VOCAL MIX) Tyree featuring J.M.D., US DJ International Records 12in
59 — ALL AROUND THE WORLD (RUNAWAY LOVE/AROUND THE HOUSE)/THE WAY YOU WANT IT Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
60 38 WE RAP MORE MELLOW Younger Generation, RePublic Records 12in
61 — 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY (FINAL CONFLICT) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam 12in white label
62 98 THE EVE OF THE WAR (DEEPSPACE MIX) Ben Liebrand Remix, German CBS 12in
63 97 JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU 101, Subway 12in
64 re SUENO LATINO (THE LATIN DREAM MIX) Sueno Latino, BCM Records 12in
65 18 SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE SAY YEAH! (CLUB HOUSE MIX) 2 In A Room, Big Life 12in
66 43 IT’S TOO LATE (MIXES) Kelli Saé, Easy Street 12in
67 100 WANTED ON THE FLOOR (DORRELL & MACKINTOSH REMIX)/DREAM (LIVE) Yazz, Big Life 12in promo
68 — LADIES (LET’S GO)/(MIX 2/MIX 3) T.D.P., Reachin’ Records 12in white label
69 69 AFTER ALL Sam Dees, RCA 12in
70 re WISHING ON A STAR Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway LP
71 87 MAGIC ATTO II° (THE DEEP) D.J. Lelewel, Italian Groove Groove Melody 12in
72 — THE MEGAMIX by BEN LIEBRAND Luther Vandross, Epic 12in promo
73 68 STORIES (THE STORIE MIX) Izit, Italian New Music 12in
74 re SOUL MAN/(JEEP MIX) Isidore aka Izzy Ice, Jive 12in
75 — LOCA (YOU CAN LOOK, BUT DON’T TOUCH) (CLUB MIX) Liz Torres, US Jive 12in
76 92 (THERE’LL BE A) BETTER DAY (TECHNO MIX/JULIAN REMIX/LATIN MIX/ORIGINAL MIX) Julian Jonah with Linda Muriel, Cooltempo 12in promo
77 re C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (DANCE HALL/SPAGHETTI WESTERN MIXES) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in
78 — SUPERBAD SUPERSLICK (ONE WORLD REMIX) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, 10 Records 12in pre-release
79 26 RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES (HOUSE VOCAL) Patti Day, D. Trax/US Starway Records, Inc 12in
80 re DO-DO-DON’T STOP/NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rosso Barocco, Italian Groove Groove Melody 12in
81 re OUR LOVE (IT’S OVER) (MIXES) Dee Holloway, US Active Records 12in
82 70 LOVE ON TOP OF LOVE-KILLER KISS (MIXES) Grace Jones, US Capitol 12in
83 — I AM SOMEBODY (AMAIZIN’ NJ MIX/BLAZIN’ SOUL MIX) Jerry Edwards, RePublic Records 12in promo
84 71 LET THERE BE HYPE (INSANE MIX) M.C. Madd, US Bigshot Records 12in
85 80 SAVANNAH (MIXES) Savannah, Collision 12in white label
86 58 SOMEBODY FOR ME (VERSIONS) Heavy D And The Boyz, US Uptown Records 12in
87 — PARTY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE (PUMP THE MIX) King Bee, 1st Bass 12in mailing list promo
88 — JUST ANOTHER DREAM (12” VERSION/FUNKY LOVE MIX) Cathy Dennis, Polydor 12in promo
89 — WALK ON BY (MIXES) Dina Carroll, Jive 12in promo
90 45 STORIES (I’VE A NOVELLA MIX) Izit, PerfectO Records/ffrr 12in
91 89 TAINTED LOVE (CLUB MIX) Impedance, Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ 12in
92 — WALK ON BY (CLUB MIX)/HERE COMES MY LOVE Sybil, US Next Plateau 12in
93 — 2 FAR (MIXES) The Paris Ford Project, US Paris Club Records 12in
94 76 THE CHASE (MIXES) Model 500, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in
95 59 HEAVEN The Chimes, CBS 12in promo
96 — FEELING FREE (THE “JAZZY WHO?” MIX) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in pre-release
97 — JOY AND PAIN (REMIX) Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol LP
98 81 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME Miki Howard, US Atlantic LP
99 — JUST ANOTHER DREAM (PAUL SIMPSON US REMIX/DUB) Cathy Dennis, Polydor 12in promo
100 — “THE TRUE STORY OF HOUSE MUSIC” (BODY MECHANIX AUTHENTIC GARAGE GROOVE/INSTRUMENTAL/UNDERGROUND MIX)/I’M SO ALONE The Prince Of Dance Music, L.B. Bad Presents, US Nugroove 12in
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It’s fascinating to see James using the term “on-line” in reference to how Ian Dewhirst’s National Discography will be accessed. Although Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, the internet was still in its infancy, with access available only to a few.
Until this week, James’s “DJ Directory” – Beats & Pieces and reviews – has spanned three full pages in each issue, with adverts at the bottom of each page. However, half of his third page this week has been given over to a new column called “Euromix”, written by Chris Mellor and billed as “Record Mirror’s new regular look at the best of European dance music”. The Euromix column won’t appear every week, but it will indeed become a regular feature, and as such it represents a major incursion into James’s territory. And it won’t be the last one, either.