BEATS & PIECES
CHILL ROB G’s funkily chugging ‘Let The Words Flow‘ (109bpm) was, as flip to the Afro flavoured ‘The Court Is Now In Session‘ (100bpm) (US Wild Pitch Records WP 1011), in The Club Chart right through February and March last year and is now attracting renewed attention as the inspiration for Snap’s ‘The Power’ — of which, our own Alan Jones was first to realise, the female “you got the power” title line copies Jocelyn Brown’s ‘Love Is Gonna Get You’ acappella . . . Arista’s UK pressing of ‘The Power’, it must be emphasised, is an also Germany issued re-recording without the contentious samples of the very first import version — meanwhile, out here also is the brand new Snap introducing Turbo B. ‘The Power (Remix)’ (Arista 613 134), revamped by Sven Väth of Off into a now ‘Greyskull’ soundtrack introed more sparsely chugging Transformer Mix and alternative very different disjointedly jiggling Generator Mix (both still around 108¾bpm) . . . I wasted several hours while writing last week’s Mellow Man Ace review trying to identify the naggingly familiar riff that prods most mixes of ‘Welcome To My Groove’, only to remember too late (and in an instant!) that of course it’s from the Nite-Liters’ ‘K-Jee’, a 1971 US hit probably better known here as by MFSB (their revival being on the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ movie soundtrack) . . . ‘House Music All Night Long’ was of course by Two Guys On Acid, and it seems that the track I identified from the use of their refrain on the flip of the ‘Take Sting Away On Acid EP’ is merely that whole tune, unrestructured — while, as several readers have similarly pointed out, the Bo Diddley-ish guitar in Soho’s ‘No Hippy Chick’ seems to be from The Smiths’ ‘How Soon Is Now’ . . . The 1990 UK Asian DJ Mixing Championship finals are this Friday afternoon (April 6), noon to 7pm, at Brixton’s The Fridge, where not only the eight Asian DJ finalists but also Micky D, DJ Terry, DJ Pogo and DJ Indy will be spinning sounds . . . Radio Luxembourg 208 (1440 kHz) has just launched an “all-dance” Saturday schedule with new recruit Chris Forbes sandwiched at I0pm-midnight between Mike Hollis and Tony Murrell . . . AK will be the name of Andrew ‘Komix’ Komis’s UK label, as opposed to New Jersey Sounds which appears only to be for use in America . . . Roxanne Shanté’s two separate commercial 12-inchers split up her previously reviewed promo twinpack’s tracks (without including all of them) to couple CJ Mackintosh’s Hip Hop Mix and Hip Hop Instrumental (now both 120bpm) of ‘Go On Girl’ with his Hip Hop Mix (115bpm) of ‘Live On Stage’ (Breakout USAT 689), or CJ’s House and Yarr Gyee Mixes (also now 120bpm) of ‘Go On Girl’ with Mackintosh & Dorrell’s House Mix (about 115¼bpm) of ‘Live On Stage’ (USAF 689) . . . Frankie’s Favourite Garage Mix on the promo B-side of Tongue ‘N’ Cheek ‘Tomorrow’ will be out commercially as a separate ‘remix’, to follow Frankie Knuckles’ Warehouse Mix (which was the promo A-side) . . . Jeff Redd’s previously reviewed import album ‘A Quiet Storm’ is out here now on MCA Records (MCG 6086), while Professor Griff And The Last Asiatic Disciples’ ‘Pawns In The Game’ is distributed here by Greyhound . . . Public Enemy’s long awaited and often announced ‘Fear Of The Black Planet’ album really is due for UK release on April 17 . . . Diana Brown having long since left her Brothers, her upcoming excellent ‘Masterplan‘ will be credited to Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe . . . Gee Street are gearing up to rush release Queen Latifah’s currently US issued ‘Come Into My House‘ even though its import sales are negligible in comparison with her ‘Mamma Gave Birth To The Soul Children’ UK hit . . . Archway’s Pure Groove Records shop staff head across town from the Holloway Road to Westbourne Green’s Woody’s in Woodfield Road this Wednesday (April 4) to host a one-off night featuring Ziad & Roots and guests, plus a “unique” live set by Lovejoy . . . Ann Peebles and David Hudson with the Memphis Horns are the live soul stars of the four day Caister weekender over the May 4-7 bank holiday, Guru Josh, DJ Tim Westwood, and an on-site fairground complete with dodgems being further attractions (£59 ticket info on 01-367 9118) . . . Jay Caulfield’s Saturday night residency at Newtownards’ Mingles has been going six years now and is “still the place for people who take their dance music seriously!” . . . Kym Daniels “plays it harder than hard” Fri/Saturdays at Swanley’s Hickorys . . . John ‘Nick’ Osborne has moved after five years from Purley’s Cinderellas Rockerfellas (where he’s replaced by Terry Adams) to Mecca’s new smart dress Ritzy in Kingston upon Thames . . . Jamie Tee is desperate for his gigs to be namechecked, Wed/Thur/Fridays at Barnet’s The Dandy Lion and Saturdays at Milton Keynes’ ZaZoo . . . Elephant & Castle’s free admission Archduke Charles pub (in Heygate Street of the Walworth Road) has Mike Howard Thursdays, Terry James Fri/Saturdays, Noel H Sundays . . . Rick Robinson and Scott Ellis plus guests like Leigh Taylor, Scott Warren and Paul Doherty house it up at Hullabaloo! every Thursday in Steamer’s Nightclub aboard the floating Tattershall Castle pub, moored off London’s Victoria Embankment (from personal experience, I doubt if they enjoy lugging gear ashore when the tide is out, and the gangplank virtually vertical!) . . . KICKIN!
Reviewed by James Hamilton and Streets Ahead
MIKI HOWARD ‘Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) (Brixton Bass Mix)’ (97½bpm) (Atlantic A7935T, via EastWest Records)
Aretha Franklin’s lovely “I’m gonna rap on your door, tap on your window pane” Stevie Wonder penned 1974 classic, the hottest cut on Miki’s old import album (included also in its mellow 95½bpm LP Version), has been remixed here by Blacksmith with a much sharper episodic jiggle, and an added edge to the brief opening burst of now Miss C performed and MC Mello written rap, promoed well ahead of April 30 release and sure to be big by then.
JUNGLE BROTHERS ‘Because I Got It Like That (Ultimatum Vocal Mix)’ (Streets Ahead)
CARLTON ‘Do You Dream’ (Streets Ahead)
MOVEMENT .98 (Featuring Carroll Thompson) ‘Joy And Heartbreak’ (Streets Ahead)
PUBLIC ENEMY ‘911 Is A Joke’ (Streets Ahead)
TOUCH OF SOUL ‘We’ve Got The Love’ (Streets Ahead)
MK ‘Somebody New’ (Streets Ahead)
THE MAN WITH NO NAME ‘Way Out West’ (Streets Ahead)
JANICE CHRISTIE ‘Tell Me Who (Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed)’ (Streets Ahead)
MC DUKE AND DJ LEADER 1 ‘The Final Conflict’ (Streets Ahead)
HUMANOID ‘The Deep’ (Streets Ahead)
TECHNOTRONIC featuring MC Eric ‘This Beat Is Technotronic (“My Favourite Club” Mix)’ (123¾bpm) (Swanyard Records Ltd SYRT 9)
Rushed out to rival MC B. featuring Daisy Dee (rightly, as it is the original version!), Technotronic’s inevitably typical though this time guy rapped rumbling and bounding signature tune ends its main mix in an odd tape slowing slur, beware, with Instrumental, Alaska Dub and Beats & Bass mixes too. All together now, pomp, pomp, pomp!
JAMIE PRINCIPLE ‘Date With The Rain’ (117½bpm) (US Atlantic 0-86222)
Principle penned, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley produced surprisingly subtle funky drum jiggled thumping jumpy chugger which, thanks to Jamie’s lightly whinneying falsetto and the similar subject matter, seems reminiscent of Billy Griffin’s ‘Hold Me Tighter In The Rain’ without really being that much like it, in Hurley’s Club Mix, House Dub, and more tightly jiggling Hot Radio Mix.
THE MOTOR CITY TECHNO MOB ‘Ready To Roll It’ (126bpm) (SBK.One 12SBK 7007)
Kenny G-ishly saxed and birds chirruped rather good speedily bubbling ambient-new age-techno instrumental (with title line and other comments), in Club, Living Bass, and trickily less rhythmic Ambient Mixes, worth checking. Sadly there’s no mention on the promo label of anyone who’s involved — they deserve credit.
FALLOUT ‘The Morning After (Sunrise Mix)’ (121½bpm) (Azuli Records AZ 001, via 01-223 4563)
A ‘sleeper’ on Fourth Floor Records since 1987 until last year’s summer of love resurrected it, this Lenny Dee & Tommy Musto created bouncily buzzing synth chords driven, tones washed and flute tootled ambient flavoured (though lively!) instrumental skipper is finally out here — launching London based US DJ Dave Piccioni and partners’ label — in its simple original mix, flipped by an oddly more cluttered 1990 Edit (121½-121¼bpm).
GRACE JONES ‘Amado Mio (the 28th Street Crew Club Mix)’ (Streets Ahead)
TAFURI ‘What Am I Gonna Do (About Your Love)? (Silk On Steel Mix)’ (106½bpm) (Sleeping Bag Records SBUKR 20T)
Originally about in less impressive US mixes but newly remixed here by Steve Anderson, this now excellent sultrily expressive girl souled and strings swirled deceptively forceful jiggly driving trotter (Edit and beat-less Percapella too) has a Lisa Stansfield-ish feel and is already exploding on white label promo ahead of April 23 release. So good it’s gotta be huge!
ADEVA ‘Treat Me Right’ (Cooltempo COOLX200)
Grittily wailing as ever, Adeva’s breezily swirling strong bounder has been promoed in two back-to-back remixes, The Trumped Mix (doubtless titled after a certain current New York divorce case) and The Taj Mahal.
THE BELOVED ‘Your Love Takes Me Higher (Chillum Willum)’ (124-123½bpm) (east west YZ463TX)
Girl moaned and muttered twittery jittery Adam & Eve remix of the pioneering old acid pop tune, with a long ambient lull for its last part, coupled by an also new Baby Brothers remixed beefily hustling stuttery Calyx Of Isis (123¾bpm) vocal version, hotter than an initially released four-tracker (YZ463T) which merely recompiles last year’s piano thrummed bounding male vocal Deep Joy (124½-124¾bpm) and vibrantly quavering Simply Divine (124½-125bpm) mixes by Adam & Eve, Magic Juan Atkins’ twittery driving Rise Up Higher (124½-125bpm), plus producer Paul O’Duffy’s huskily vocal urgent throbbing 7″ Mix (124¼bpm).
JOEY NEGRO ‘Do It, Believe It’ (118bpm) (US Nugroove NG 045)
Pattering and chanting simple effective jazz-funk house canterer with a late Seventies flavour despite the modern mechanics of its creation, in Organic Mix, more ambient Urban Mix and Jeep Music, and twittery Mars Style versions.
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO featuring Jill Jones ‘You Do Me’ (US Virgin 0-96495)
With a maddeningly familiar lurching vocal melody (which, after wasting ages, I still can’t quite recall!), sweetly cooed and muttered by ex-Paisley Park recording artiste Jill, this is a slithery wriggling trotter in the rather empty Justin Strauss Remix (106¾bpm) and his Just Right Dub (107bpm), with a tighter 7″ Mix (107bpm) and very different thudding jiggly Froggy Mix (106¾bpm) — no relation to the UK DJ. I’ll doubtless have recalled precisely what it’s like by next week!
SUBLIMINAL AURRA (A Decongestant For The Mind) ‘No Stoppin (Zanzibar Mix)’ (122bpm) (US Fourth Floor Records FF-1111)
Victor Simonelli & Lenny Dee (The Brooklyn Funk Essentials) created four-tracker with this ‘Roots’ piano jangled and chimes jingled episodic jiggly driver, the twittery jittering repetitive ‘I Can’t Understand (Metro Mix)‘ (124bpm), and mystic girl and guy muttered ‘Ease The Pressure’ in contrasting drain gurgled snickety Mental Mix (119¾bpm) and long tempolessly started then amorphously quivering Hypnotic/Trance Ambient Mix (119½bpm) treatments.
BONEY M ‘Stories (Original Vocal Version)’ (93½bpm) (Arista 612 997)
As previously warned (so the fact it was promoed on anonymous white label shouldn’t have confused you!), a muttered, rapped, chanted, hummed and sighed cover version of Izit’s revival of the slinkily jiggling Chakachas oldie.
DAVID CHRISTIE ‘Saddle Up (1990)’ (117bpm) (Big Wave BWRT 31)
Kool & The Gang inspired 1982 pop disco hit now transformed by a jiggling funky drummer and new uncredited rapper, but still in its ‘Ladies’ Night’/’Get Down On It’-ish Original Mix (110½bpm) as flip.
THAT PETROL EMOTION ‘Abandon (Boy’s Own Mix)’ (102bpm) (Virgin VST 1242)
Andy Weatherall & Terry Farley remixed chunkily rolling dense “indie dance” churner with bursts of yowling guitar (and guttural yowling!) amidst the funky drumming.
INSPIRAL CARPETS ‘This Is How It Feels (Robbery Mix)’ (113¼bpm) (Cow DUNG 7R, via Mute)
Renegade Soundwave remixed surging sparse bass and percussion instrumental throbber, with an obviously even more percussively throbbing Drum Mix (116bpm).
PRIMAL SCREAM ‘Loaded (Remix)’ (93½bpm) (Creation Records CRE 070X)
Now intro-less, emptier more mournfully vocal Boy’s Own remix (not that anything on the label indicates this) of the ‘Sympathy For The Devil’-like weaving slow jiggler.
THE WONDERSTUFF ‘Circlesquare (Dance Mix)’ (103¾bpm) (Polydor/The Far Out Recording Company GONEX 10)
John Lennon-ish cynically droned Stone Roses-type jiggling gloomy burbler with the now fast becoming standardised “indie dance” sound, white labelled ahead of April 17 release.
UB40 ‘Kingston Town (Extended Mix)’ (102bpm) (DEP International DEP 35-12)
Gently pulsing introed pleasant uncluttered MoR reggae treatment of Kendrick Patrick’s attractively simple oldie.
Scram presents SHARON TAYLOR ‘I Need Your Lovin’ (Club Version)’ (113½bpm) (CityBeat CBE 1243)
Hardtimes Productions created beefily lurching UK revival of Teena Marie’s classic, with an Instr. Mix flip (113bpm), squeakily small voiced Sharon by coincidence being a receptionist at Jobete Music who publish it.
NEAL HOWARD ‘Indulge’ (128bpm) (Network NH 1, via 021-766 7311)
Kool Kat’s new label dedicated to progressive dance music (it says here) debuts with a good value 33⅓rpm instrumental house double-sider, this cheerful squiggly piping synth overlaid brisk instrumental thumper in Club House and Deep House Mixes being coupled by 1988’s drain gurgling machine washed frantic acid techno ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ (1291/4bpm) in its old Bad Boy Bill and Mayday Mixes.
JESUS LOVES YOU ‘Generations Of Love’ (124½bpm) (More Protein PROT 512, via Virgin)
Synth tweezled slow starting but then boomingly bounding strong throbber combining squidgy Indian percussion and a funky drummer, gently quavered by Boy George before infectiously toasting MC Kinky takes over to raise some raggamuffin sweat, with a more routine piano plonked B-side treatment (both sides mixed by Bruce Forest) on white label promo.
NIGERIAN NATION ‘African Morning’ (118bpm) (US Active Records ACT3070)
Kulonyak Asilmanga (kü-lon-yä äh-si-le-män-yä) “This Year”…the African tribe, Xhosas offer this song to their ancestors as a prayer for a better year, free from evil spirits. That’s what the sticker on the shrink-wrap says about the mournful distant ethnic chants that underpin this Troy Taylor & Charles Farrar created bass and percussion jiggled loose wriggly jumper with raggedly weaving gentle ensemble vocals, in four fascinating mixes.
JESUS JONES ‘Real Real Real (Rhythm 2) Phil Harding “Luxury” Mix’ (109¾bpm) (Food 12JJ 4)
Funky drummer pattered and bumped lurching typical “indie dance” jiggler doing a good job disguising the fact that its hoarsely harmonising singers are normally guitar popsters, the flip’s different even more smoothly and buoyantly jiggling (Rhythm 3) Ben Chapman “Spaced” Mix (110¼bpm) having also been separately pressed (Food 12JJX 4) flipped in turn by the harmonica sucking messier jittery frantic, presumably original, (Rhythm 1) Mike Edwards “Raw” Mix (110¼bpm).
HAPPY MONDAYS ‘Step On’ (105bpm) (Factory FAC 272)
Oakenfold & Osborne remixed beefily shuffling and jiggling retitled remake, by a now inevitably fashionable Madchester group, of John Kongos’ ‘He’s Gonna Step On You Again’ pop oldie, with jangling piano and gospel girls on the A-side though similar to the 1971 original in several respects (especially in the AA-side’s mix).
RHYTHMATIC ‘Take Me Back’ (122¾bpm) (0742 Records R1)
Presumably from Sheffield if the label name is a telephone area code, this very basic (no criticism) early Eighties-type thudding sparse episodically surging electro instrumental has a solid clean sound and refreshingly nostalgic appeal (to judge from the title, perhaps deliberate?), in Bass-Head, Bio-Rhythms, and Emphatically Not Ambient Mixes. Like it!
PAT & MICK ‘Use It Up And Wear It Out’ (124¼bpm) (PWL Records PWLT 55), Capital FM jocks Pat Sharp & Mick Brown’s latest annual Help A London Child charity benefiting Stock Aitken Waterman produced disco classic revival remakes Odyssey’s oldie in suitably lively style with lots of female chorus (and not much P&M!);
DAVID BOWIE ‘Fame (House Mix)’ (114¼-114½bpm) (EMI 12FAME 90), Arthur Baker remixed chunkily trotting revamp of 1975’s white funk classic, now faster with JB yelps and other trendy trappings, or flipped on promo by Arthur’s tugging slow Hip Hop Mix (95-95¾bpm) and (closest to the original) jaggedly jolting Gass Mix (97-98bpm) — however, the commercial 12-inch apparently includes a DJ Mark The 45 King remix featuring Queen Latifah, so why the hell hasn’t the promo that too?;
MICHAELA ‘Take Good Care Of My Heart’ (123½bpm) (ffrr WACX 90), Ralf-René Maue (of London Boys notoriety) created good sturdily attractive Hi-NRG canterer multi-tracked by the ‘Wide Awake Club’ and ‘Hit Man And Her’ TV shows’ Michaela Strachan;
SINITTA ‘Hitchin’ A Ride’ (130½bpm) (Fanfare Records 12FAN 24, via Pinnacle), likewise Ralf-René Maue produced, Pete Hammond mixed frantically flurrying Hi-NRG treatment of Vanity Fare’s 1969 pop oldie;
SONIA ‘Counting Every Minute (The Don Miguel Mix)’ (124¼bpm) (Chrysalis/PWL CHS 12 3492), “wooh yeah” prodded then inevitably bright and breezy (and trite) galloper;
DEBORAH HARRY ‘Sweet And Low (Remix)’ (121 bpm) (Chrysalis CHS 12 3491), remixer Phil Harding pares down an attractive “sayonara” cooing wriggler with 1988’s funky drummer hip house rhythm and some sirens;
QUINCY JONES featuring Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge & Barry White ‘The Secret Garden’ (32/64bpm) (Qwest Records W9992T), breathily tender crawling romantic smoocher swapping around its guest vocalists through two Sweet Seduction Suites and an Erotic Garden version;
ROB ‘n’ RAZ with LEILA K ‘Rok The Nation (Rok The Dance Floor)’ (108½-108¼bpm) (Arista 612 971), lurching jiggly pop-rap rumbler, also in a more starkly percussive SweMix Club Version (108bpm) amongst other mixes, not that hot on dancefloors to date.
THE CLUB CHART – April 7, 1990
01 01 GHETTO HEAVEN (THE JAZZIE B MIX) The Family Stand, Atlantic 12in
02 06 7 WHAT “U” WAITIN’ “4”? (JUNGLE FEVER MIX) Jungle Brothers, Eternal 12in
03 03 THE POWER (REMAKE) Snap, Arista 12in
04 04 CHIME/DEEPER Orbital, Oh’Zone Records/ffrr 12in
05 02 NATURAL THING (ELEVATION/SUNSET) Innocence, Cooltempo 12in
06 09 ALL NIGHT LONG (MIXES) Jay Mondi And The Livin’ Bass, 10 Records 12in
07 07 TRIPPIN’ ON YOUR LOVE (MIXES) A Way Of Life, Eternal 12in
08 11 DON’T MISS THE PARTYLINE (SHEA STADIUM MIX) Bizz Nizz, Cooltempo 12in
09 10 STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER Candy Flip, Debut 12in
10 17 RHYTHM OF LIFE (VERSIONS) Oleta Adams, fontana 12in
11 05 MOMENTS IN SOUL (MIXES) J.T. And The Big Family, Champion 12in
12 37 GO ON GIRL/LIVE ON STAGE (MIXES) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in promo twinpack
13 28 MAMA GAVE BIRTH 2 THE SOUL CHILDREN (INFANT MIX/THE PRIMARY MIXES) Queen Latifah & De La Soul, Gee Street 12in
14 15 WANTED (MIXES) Princess Ivori, Supreme Records 12in
15 14 DEVOTION (thE-MOTIVE MIX) Kicking Back with Taxman, 10 Records 12in
16 18 BETTER WORLD (PEACE/UNITY MIXES) Rebel MC, Desire 12in
17 16 KILLER/BASSLINE CHANGED MY LIFE Adamski, MCA Records 12in
18 46 WEIGHT FOR THE BASS (MIXES)/MUSICAL MELODY Unique 3, 10 Records 12in
19 08 THE POWER (ORIGINAL) Snap, German Logic Records 12in
20 52 WE’VE GOT THE LOVE (MIXES) Touch Of Soul, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
21 23 AFRIKA (LOVE & LAUGHTER MIX/KING MIX) History featuring Q-Tee, SBK.One 12in
22 12 DUB BE GOOD TO ME Beats International, Go.Beat 12in
23 42 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (A GUY CALLED GERALD’S REMIXES) Turntable Orchestra, RePublic Records 12in
24 19 WE’RE COMIN’ AT YA (RAPPED UP-MIX) Quartz featuring Steps, Mercury/iTMusic 12in
25 38 THE POWER Power Jam featuring Chill Rob G, US Wild Pitch Records 12in
26 45 DON’T DEAL WITH US (VERSIONS) J.T Company, east west 12in promo
27 27 2 MUCH (MIXES) Paradise 10 featuring Less Stress, W.A.U. Recordings 12in
28 57 ENJOY (GOLDEN RAY ORIGINAL/PAUL OAKENFOLD’S FUTURE MIX) Solid Gold Easy Amex featuring Red Box, east west records 12in promo
29 41 THE PLANET DANCE (MOVE YA BODY)/YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND (MIXES) Liquid Oxygen, US Pyramix Productions 12in
30 — THE POWER (TRANSFORMER/GENERATOR MIXES) Snap, Arista 12in
31 26 TOMORROW (MIXES) Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Syncopate 12in pre-release
32 31 JAILBREAK (MIXES)/SOUL FEELS FREE (MIXES) Paradox, Ronin Records 12in
33 39 REACH UP TO MARS (MIXES) Earth People, Champion 12in
34 62 GLAD YOU’RE IN MY LIFE/WHERE’S YOUR HEAD (12” MIXES) Shabazz, RCA 12in
35 50 VISIONS (MIXES) Robert Owens, US 4th + B’way 12in
36 21 DON’T YOU LOVE ME (MIXES) 49’ers, Fourth & Broadway 12in
37 43 THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD (ESSENTIAL BEAT MIX) D Mob featuring Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in pre-release
38 13 SWEAT (SWEAT THE CLUB) Jay Williams, Urban 12in
39 — DEVOTION (DANGEROUS REMIX) Kicking Back with Taxman, 10 Records 12in
40 53 ESCAPADE (SHEP’S HOUSECAPADE MIXES) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
41 22 THIS BEAT IS TECHNOTRONIC (MIXES) MC B. featuring Daisy Dee, Big One 12in
42 20 WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER (MIXES) David Peaston, Geffen Records 12in
43 73 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE (PAUL SIMPSON REMIX/DEMOCRATIC 3 MIX) Skipworth & Turner, 4th + B’way 12in pre-release
44 58 TELL ME (WHO’S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED) (MIXES) Janice Christie, Movement Soul 12in
45 33 YOU WANT MY LOVE (MIXES) Olimpia, Citizen Kane Records 12in
46 76 STEP ON (OAKENFOLD & OSBORNE MIXES) Happy Mondays, Factory 12in white label
47 24 MOTHERLAND A-FRI-CA (ANOTHER MOTHER/CRY FREEDOM MIXES) Tribal House, Cooltempo 12in
48 29 ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE (THE ONLY VERSION) J.L. Line, jaba 12in
49 84 EXPRESSION (UPSO/BRIXTON BASS MIXES) Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
50 87 INDULGE (MIXES)/TO BE OR NOT TO BE (MIXES) Neal Howard, Network 12in
51 — FEEL THE MELODY/STRINGS (BREAK IT DOWN)/WE NASTY/ORGASM Da Posse & Underground Crew, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
52 32 WHAT ABOUT THIS LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Mr. Fingers, ffrr 12in
53 66 I COME OFF (SOUTHERN COMFORT MIX) Young MC, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
54 — BROOKLYN QUEENS (COMMERCIAL MIXES/PROMO MIXES) 3rd Bass, Def Jam 12in
55 48 HEARTBEAT (CLIVILLES & COLE CLUB MIX)/FREE YOUR BODY (IT’S TIME TO GET HIP HOUSE) Seduction, Breakout 12in
56 — SWEAT (GARAGE MIX/PROGRESS MIX/FIORUCCI DUB) Jay Williams, Urban 12in
57 30 FEELING GOOD (TOUCH 1/2/3) Pressure Drop, Big World 12in
58 80 DON’T HOLD BACK (MIXES) Maureen Walsh, Urban 12in twinpack promo
59 — ALL NIGHT LONG (REMIX) Jay Mondi And The Livin’ Bass, 10 Records 12in
60 — UNITY RAP/IT’S ALL RIGHT NOW/LISTEN TO THE JAM Solid Posse, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
61 56 BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART (MIXES) Larry Joseph & Science, US Smokin’ 12in
62 70 PRO GEN (LAND OF OZ MIX)/LIGHTSPAN The Shamen, Tanzklang 12in
63 79 TESTFOUR Sweet Exorcist, W.A.R.P./Outer Rhythm 12in
64 — TECHNO TRANCE (PARADISE IS NOW)/YAAAAAAAAAAH (FREESTYLE CLUB MIX) D-Shake, Dutch Go Bang! Records 12in
65 100= HOLD ON (EXTENDED VERSION) En Vogue, US Atlantic 12in
66 67 WARRIOR (DISCO-TEK MIX) MC Wildski, Arista 12in
67 98 DATE WITH THE RAIN (MIXES) Jamie Principle, US Atlantic 12in
68 — CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU (MARSHALL JEFFERSON MIXES) Richard Rogers, US SAM 12in
69 61 YOUR LOVE TAKES ME HIGHER (CHILLUM WILLUM/CALYX OF ISIS) The Beloved, east west 12in
70 93 WHAT AM I GONNA DO (ABOUT YOUR LOVE)? (SILK ON STEEL MIX) Tafuri, Sleeping Bag Records 12in white label
71 44 NO HIPPY CHICK (MIXES) Soho, S and M Records 12in white label
72 — TAKE ME BACK (MIXES) Rhythmatic, 0742 Records 12in
73 36 SWEET DREAMS Triple X Orgie (Eurythmics), XXX 12in white label
74 — IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (FANTASY/SOLARIS/BASSAPELLA MIXES/REALM OF THE SENSI MIX) Bass-O-Matic, Guerilla Records 12in pre-release
75 54 ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE (THE SIDNEY MIX) Jam Tronik, Debut 12in
76 — KEEP IT TOGETHER (EXTENDED/SINGLE MIXES/RARE GROOVE MIX)/LIFE (BRIXTON BASS MIX) David Grant, 4th + B’way 12in
77 82 REASONS TO BE DISMAL? (VERSIONS) Foremost Poets, US Nugroove 12in
78 95 TREAT ME RIGHT (THE TRUMPED MIX/THE TAJ MAHAL) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
79 47 JOURNEY THRU THE N.Y. UNDERGROUND/$1.15 PLEASE (BROWNSTONE EXPRESS/RUSH HOUR) Metro, RePublic Records 12in EP
80 — AFRICAN MORNING (MIXES) Nigerian Nation, US Active Records 12in
81 re THE ANSWER (MIXES) Equation, Strictly Underground 12in
82 — BORN 2 BE HOUZE (MARK! MEDUSA MIX/THE “GET DOWN” HOUSE MIX)/BORN 2 HOUZE (THE “GET DOWN” DUB) Mike Dunn, Desire 12in
83 re THE CHASE (RAP VERSION) Jetz Orkhestra, Greedy B Records 12in
84 88 HEAVEN (PHYSICAL/SPECIAL MIXES) The Chimes, US Columbia 12in
85 63 WELCOME TO MY GROOVE (HURLEY’S HOUSE MIXES)/MENTIROSA Mellow Man Ace, US Capitol 12in
86 75 AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX) (‘Take Sting Away On Acid’ EP), CHP 12in white label
87 — ESCAPADE (CJ MACKINTOSH & DAVE DORRELL REMIXES) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
88 71 YO-YO (TEN YEARS AGO) (VERSIONS) Plaza, Debut 12in
89 40 WHOLE WIDE WORLD (WINGATE 12” HOUSE REMIX) A’me Lorain, RCA 12in
90 35 LOADED Primal Scream, Creation Records 12in
91 — AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH (SOUL II CLUB MIX/B-SIDE MIXES) Key III featuring Belinda Key, GTi Records 12in white label
92 64 KEEP IT TOGETHER (SHEP PETTIBONE/DJ MARK MIXES) Madonna, US Sire 12in
93 — LADIES (LET’S GO) (DEXMANIAX REMIX/RAVE MIX/EAST SIDE MIX) T.D.P., Reachin’ Records 12in
94 — THIS BEAT IS TECHNOTRONIC (MIXES) Technotronic featuring MC Eric, Swanyard Records Ltd 12in
95 60 FUTURE F.J.P./HEARTBEAT Liaisons D, de/Construction Records 12in
96 77 DISCOVER ME (12”) Alisha Warren, RCA 12in
97 — UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT’S WHAT I’M GONNA DO (BRIXTON BASS MIX/LP VERSION) Miki Howard, Atlantic 12in promo
98 72 OVER YOU (MIXES) Taken featuring Helen Bruner, US Warlock Records 12in
99 — EASE THE PRESSURE (MENTAL MIX/AMBIENT MIX)/NO STOPPIN/I CAN’T UNDERSTAND Subliminal Aurra, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
100= — THE LITE SIDE/THE DARK SIDE Co Dependents Of Knowledge, C.T. Records 12in white label
100= — MUSIQUE C’EST L’ARME DU FUTUR (MIXES) Jolly Roger, Desire 12in
100= 59 TESTONE Sweet Exorcist, W.A.R.P./Outer Rhythm 12in
2 thoughts on “April 7, 1990: Miki Howard, Technotronic, Jamie Principle, The Motor City Techno Mob, Fallout”
Interesting to see the word “progressive” mentioned in connection with the relaunched Network label; although it’s something of a red herring where Network’s output is concerned, it comes in the same week as the first release (Bassomatic’s “In The Realm Of The Senses”) on Guerilla, which was very much a progressive house label – and you can already hear the beginnings of that sound on this track.
It’s a first (and probably last) first mention for Donald Trump, although Adeva’s Trumped Mix was retitled as the Smack Mix for commercial release.
Largely devoted to the SAW/PWL Hi-NRG sound that was by now on the wane, this is the final separately titled Pop Dance section, although James will continue to mention pop-slanted releases from time to time. Meanwhile, the indie-dance releases, of which there are plenty this week, have migrated up to the main Hot Vinyl section.
Yup, Donald Trump, lingering in the background 30 odd years ago like a bad fart