April 28, 1990: BBG, Liquid Oxygen, Young M.C., Shut Up And Dance, 2 In A Room

BEATS & PIECES

FRANKIE CROCKER, following the popularity of his previous visit, is back on London’s Capital FM next week (April 30-May 4) broadcasting his evening soul show simultaneously on New York City’s WBL “kickin'” S! . . . Soul II Soul’s imminent new album is much more consistently tempoed than their first, side two being especially strong with a brilliant instrumental called ‘Time‘ which I can’t stop replaying on cassette, and a future smash ‘Our Time Has Now Come‘ closing track . . . Light Of The World are about to return with a single mixed by Jazzie B, which can’t hurt — and Teena Marie is being produced by him, too . . . LiveWire Promotions’ seventh Prestatyn weekender possibly dragged on rather too long over four days at Easter but delivered most of what had been promised, there being just a few substitutions among the publicised PAs, while the huge main room (with improved atmospheric lighting) was totally surrounded by a stylised cityscape custom painted on banners, a gigantic inflatable fly hovering menacingly above the stage to complete the theme . . . Darryl Pandy so energetically performed his upcoming house revival of The O’Jays’ ‘I Love Music’ at Prestatyn, kicking his slippers high over the stage curtains before rolling around on the floor waggling his legs in the air, that he was taken away by stretcher with a bad back . . . Robert Owens, you would have thought legendary enough from his soulful vocal work with Fingers Inc, was met with bored indifference and actual boos by the Prestatyn crowd, suggesting that deep house is too subtle for today’s ravers (for whom, to judge from this South-East dominated weekender anyway, slower funky Soul II Soul/Snap/Family Stand-type tempos really do mean increasingly more now) . . . Chris Brown, the contemporary acid house rave DJ, really cracked it at Prestatyn however by reverting to his veteran soul roots for a set that drew not only applause after his every lesser known though excellent classy selection, but also spontaneous soul clapping through all the rhythm breaks, and massed formation dancing . . . Lisa Stansfield was so closely protected by bodyguards that not even the promoters could get close to her at Prestatyn (where Snowboy played percussion in her band), it being a real case of “Elvis has left the building” as immediately her live show was over she was whisked into a waiting coach and away . . . Flavor Flav, so enjoying himself that he stayed on the camp at Prestatyn, is not at all the rap fanatic one might suspect from Public Enemy, confessing to a love of doo wop (Fifties vocal groups) — but he knows what time it is, even if the clock around his neck has stopped! … George Ergatoudis, fresh from producing both a one hour documentary on remixing and a series on the history of hip hop for broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in July, is the new club promotions manager at 4th + B’way . . . Ann Matura is building a DJ mailing list at Desire Records, 97 Charlotte Street, London W1P 1LB (apply in writing) . . . Rumour Records are rush releasing Don Pablo’s Animals ‘Venus’, which should make it a lot easier to find here, Cooltempo are rushing D-Shake ‘Yaaaaaaaaaah’/’Techno Trance’, and BCM Records are rushing Richard Rogers ‘Can’t Stop Loving You’ . . . adventures of Stevie V ‘Dirty Cash (Money Talks) (Sold Out Mix)’, as last week’s review omitted, is on Mercury (MERXR 311) . . . Arthur Baker, amongst Breakout’s dropped acts, has indeed now signed to RCA . . . DJ Mark The 45 King’s remix (96½bpm) of David Bowie ‘Fame 90’, featuring Queen Latifah’s rap, turns out to be merely the seven inch B-side! . . . Chrysalis have labelled promos of a Colin Hudd remix of the Blue Aeroplanes’ ‘Lovers All Around’ as “Gangly Bootleg” . . . ‘Hotel California’, the Eagles’ AoR standard, is getting a ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ treatment from Jam On The Mother . . . Nicky Holloway has moved just over the lane beside London’s Charing Cross Road Astoria to the basement of 12 Sutton Row in which, using all white decor, he has created The Milk Bar, an intimate club open six nights a week where the “cream” of London’s DJs will play music “with bottle” to make the place “shake”, and although for instance Fridays feature himself plus Paul Oakenfold and Saturdays Dave Dorrell and Pete Tong, a music policy back to black roots is best exemplified by the start next Thursday of a nostalgic Full Circle night, starring Chris Hill (May 3), Greg Edwards (10), and Froggy (17), no less! . . . Skegness’s Life Weekender this Fri/Sat/Sunday (27/8/9) still has a few places so ring 0772-700282 in a hurry if you fancy seeing the likes of Candy Flip, Paradox, Ashley & Jackson, Stevie V, Mr Monday and a massive DJ line-up including ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards, Cohn Curtis, Colin Faver, Jonathan, Carl Cox, Soul Sam and many more . . . KICKIN’!


EN VOGUE were the surprise sensation of Easter’s seventh Prestatyn weekender, reviving the classic girl group style of the Sixties with an appealingly choreographed powerful acappella intro to their current import, ‘Hold On‘, which consequently ended up easily the hottest hit to emerge from the four day event — if not just about the only hit ever really broken at Prestatyn so far!


HOT VINYL
Reviewed by Steve Procter and James Hamilton

DIANA BROWN & BARRIE K SHARPE ‘The Masterplan
FLUKE ‘Joni
MXM ‘Nothing Compares 2 U
BLACK BOX ‘Fantasy
CABARET VOLTAIRE ‘Keep On
THE FARM ‘Stepping Stone
DADA NADA ‘Deep Love
JOVONN ‘Turn And Run Away
BASSOMATIC ‘In The Realm Of The Senses
TRUE LOVE EP (white label – includes the original ‘Your Love’/’You Got The Love’ bootleg)

BBG ‘Snappiness’ (106bpm) (Urban/Hoax Recordings URBX 54)
Originally white labelled as ‘Sn/appiness Mix’, Big Boss Groove’s Soul II Soul ‘Happiness’ inspired instrumental sets placidly plonking piano chords to a jittery driving rhythm that, coincidentally or not, now seems quite like the actual Snap style — did BBG know something that we didn’t back in February, just before ‘The Power’ first appeared? — flipped by new chunkier Happening and Impulse Mixes rather than the original GoGo Mix, with a female vocal version featuring Dina to follow.

LIQUID OXYGEN ‘The Planet Dance (Move Ya Body)’ (Champion CHAMP 12-242)
Huge even while just on import (½bpm faster!), this intriguing combination of various house elements including the piping synth from Unique 3’s ‘The Theme’ with the early electro style of ‘Planet Rock’ is in Club Dance (123bpm) and instrumental Dub Dance (120¾bpm) versions, flipped by the Madness “hey you” introed twittery burbling instrumental ‘You Have To Understand (Club Mix)‘ (123½bpm) and its short Beat Mix (123bpm).

YOUNG M.C. ‘I Come Off’ (95½bpm) (4th + B’way 12BRW 171)
Rightly A-sided here by Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh’s far superior Southern Comfort Mix, their jazz-funky Aaron Neville ‘Hercules’ rhythm jogged slinkily rolling treatment ideally cushions this gruffly bragging rap and also has a UK only instrumental Southern Comfort Dub, flipped by the US A-side’s different sharply jiggling staccato 12″ and 7″ Remixes.

SHUT UP AND DANCE ‘£20 To Get In’ (124½bpm) (Shut Up And Dance SUAD 3, via Pacific)
Smiley & PJ’s January released ‘£10 (To Get In)’ now hotly remixed (with an amusing “where’s the jam” ‘phonecall intro) as a still “de da da” child hummed but funkier drum shuffled light fluid hip house instrumental, coupled by the “turn it down” complaints punctuated twittery thumping ‘£10 (To Get In) The Rave‘ and Radio Mix, plus again the word spitting though unhurriedly undulating samples woven ‘Rap’s My Occupation‘ (12Ibpm).

DJ MARK THE 45 KING ‘The 900 Number’ (Dance Trax DRXZ 912)
Recently deleted for a while to help build up back orders and thus boost it finally into the Top 40, after steadily selling around 50,000 copies here already (its popularity since late 1988 as the basis of a sideways leaping and squatting bullfrog-like dance craze having only spread gradually), this naggingly catchy sax and drum riff, sounding merely in fact like the first two bars of Marva Whitney’s 1969 James Brown produced ‘Unwind Yourself’ much slowed down and repetitively looped, is re-issued in its Original Instrumental (107¼bpm) plus some new Chad Jackson remixes, promoed (though not all are due commercially) being his funkily drumming and James Brown grunts punctuated Numeric Breakdown, C.J. Breakdown (108bpm) and ‘For The Love Of Money’ bassed, amongst other changes, A Different Style (108½bpm).

2 IN A ROOM ‘Do What You Want (UK Remix)’ (119½-119¾bpm) (Big Life/Cutting Records BLR 20T)
One of the hottest tracks from last year’s New York producers co-operative created album, breezily remixed specially for the UK by Aldo Marin, Todd Terry & Roger Pauletta, this naggingly droned throbbing hip house bounder is flipped by its less resonant US Remix (120½bpm) plus the more Italo style ‘Take Me Away (Vol 1 Remix)‘ (123¼bpm), taking its title line from Loleatta Holloway’s ‘Love Sensation’.

BEATS INTERNATIONAL ‘Won’t Talk About It’ (102½bpm) (Go.Beat GODX 43)
Perhaps not a chart topping tune this time but certainly more ‘credible’ than most of Norman Cook’s album, this electronic tones introed then funky bass and drum bumped jiggly roller is cooed by Lindy Layton with some rapping commentary by the rediscovered original (US) Double Trouble, coupled on white label (ahead of release next week) with the “skanga” punctuated Dave & Ansil Collins-ish early reggae type ‘Beats International Theme‘ (112½bpm), which intriguingly uses looped pop and crackle surface noise as a rhythm element continued perpetually (though losing the beat) in the run-out groove — and no, it’s not just a bad pressing!

MASSIVO featuring TRACY ‘Loving You’ (100¼bpm) (Debut Records DEBTX 3097, via Pacific)
Shaping up as a future smash when it’s released commercially in a fortnight, the Orr-Some Productions team’s shrill strings prodded tapping Soul II Soul tempo revival of Minnie Riperton’s much loved classic is sweetly wailed by Tracy Ackerman with perhaps even more high pitched squeaking than the original, flipped by an emptier The Long Hot Summer Mix plus a jazzily jogging instrumental ‘Half Will Do‘ (95bpm).

THE PASADENAS ‘Love Thing’ (108¼bpm) (CBS XPR 1518)
Perhaps without a strong enough actual song to cross over although full of good, good feeling for soul lovers, this infectious funky drum jiggled half stepper has superb soaring, wailing and harmonising vocal interplay riding through the jaunty rhythm, with squealing sax and plonking piano, flipped on uninformative advance promo pressings by a more busily wriggled alternative B-side mix (108¾bpm), the tempo certainly being right for today.

PAUL JOHNSON ‘Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long (Extended Version)’ (109-108¾bpm) (CBS PJOHN T9)
Pete Wingfield produced jiggly lurching attractive Stevie Wonder penned oldie, gospel-ishly whinneyed but Snap-pily remixed (usefully at the same BPM as ‘The Power’!) by Crypt with a burst of midway rap from D.C. Sarone of Nuff Juice, flipped by a sparser husky Spiritual Mix and bumpily wriggling Instrumental (both 108¾bpm), a separate Jon Jules remix being due too.

LISA STANSFIELD ‘What Did I Do To You? (Morales Mix)’ (124¼bpm) (Arista LISA 4)
This frantic David Morales remixed percussively rattling and pulsing canterer (with some nice jazzy sax and flute) makes perhaps an odd choice of material for what could prove to be a crucial single — flipped on promo (ahead of full release next week) by a bass and piano so-called Anti Poll Tax Dub (125bpm).

BLAZE ‘So Special’ (119¼bpm) (Motown ZT 43710)
Kevin Hedge’s harmonising group returns at last, as long awaited, on Motown with an excellent classily swirling and soaring breezy soul canterer that hopefully won’t fall between two stools in the currently polarised dance market, being neither acid house nor Soul II Soul, flipped by a Radio Edit plus the similarly dated ‘Mission‘ (121¼bpm).

GURU JOSH ‘Who’s Law?’ (122½bpm) (de/Construction Records GURU 1)
With an ungrammatical title that actually means “Whose Law?” rather than “Who’s that chap called Law?”, this again spacey saxophone wailed though more coherently structured acid house throbber repeatedly stutters, growls and mutters its question while avoiding any reference to recent anti rave legislation, flipped (on a promo initially circulated only outside London) by a more electronic instrumental Speedball Mix.

A GUY CALLED GERALD ‘Automanikk (Bass Overload Mix)’ (130¼-130½bpm) (Subscape/CBS AGCG T2)
Derrick ‘Mayday’ May remixed girls squawked ultra frantic juddering acid house racer, flipped by more jerkily acidic Future (128½-128¾bpm) and robotic guy intoned fiercely scampering twittery Derrick May The Force Be With You (130½bpm) Mixes, with further mixes to follow in a fortnight while already also separately promoed is its more loosely scurrying Live Gun Shot Mix (130¾bpm), only otherwise on the seven inch, and obviously very different slowly pulsing girl sung Album Mix (114bpm) [mislabelled, actually Emotions Electric 2 (Album Mix)].

ORR-SOME ‘We Can Make It’ (119½bpm) (Debut Records DEBTX 3096, via Pacific)
Created by Jon Jules, Darren Pearce & Steve E. McCutcheon, who make up Massivo too, this disjointedly introed then booming bass pounded powerful raving simple hip house-ish instrumental strider is prodded by title line chants and honking sax before reaching some refreshing vibes, the chantless Orchestral (119¼bpm) and instantly bounding Depth (119bpm) Mixes substituting blocked chords of synthetic strings.

ADAMSKI ‘KilleRemix’ (120bpm) (MCA Records MCAX 1400)
Much less vocal and probably preferable chunkily shuffling unhurried remix by Adamski & Ben Chapman, still coupled with ‘Bassline Changed My Life’ (120bpm) but also newly flipped by a good cantering and surging twittery ‘The N-R-G Symphony In F Minor‘ (119¾bpm).

M.C. MELL’O’ ‘Open Up Your Mind (The Consciousness Of One) (UPSO Mix)’ (112½bpm) (RePublic Records LICT 033, via Rough Trade)
Blacksmith’s first production (rather than remix) for another artiste, this percussion tapped and organ piped attractive chorus washed jitterer is itself unhurried though the 21 -year-old MC, after a mellow start, gets wordily urgent in spurts, his speed being matched more by the jiggly harder pushing alternative groove of the flip’s Brixton Bass Mix (113bpm) while he practically spits out his teeth in the scratching jerky frenetic ‘Word Spoken’ (106½-96½bpm) before it slows down.

DOMINATION ‘I Need Something Mellow’ (104¼bpm) (US Rhyme $yndicate Records 49 73144)
Featuring what I take to be a multi-tracked Kid Jazz fast talking with himself (unless it’s with co-creator Kid Scratch), this raggedly chatted and soulful girl nagged attractively mellow yet jittery tugging swayer has intriguing lyrics (or a longer Instrumental), flipped by the Todd Terry-ish urgent hip house ‘Move Your Body’ (117¼bpm) (Instrumental too) and jumbled slow wordy ‘Back At It Again‘ (99¼bpm), due out here.

FATMAN & STELLA MAE ‘Release Me’ (118bpm) (Cue Records TCUE 001)
Judge Jules & Roy The Roach mixed gently jaunty shuffling hip house-ish intermingling of rap, soul and ambient elements, tinkling and chirruping through three mixes while husky vocalist Stella Mae remains calm whether singing or rapping, already warm for a while on white label ahead of full release apparently next month.

BOYS WONDER ‘Eat Me Drink Me (The Power Mix)’ (105½-105¼bpm) (Flat Records OUT T5001)
Steve Proctor remixed — indeed, totally revamped (as the flip’s original shows) — rock track now given the Snap rhythm treatment to become a chants and comments punctuated but basically instrumental jiggly judderer with jangling piano and still some bursts of yowling guitar.

PHIL COLLINS ‘Something Happened On The Way To Heaven (One World Remix)’ (114¼bpm) (Virgin VST 1251)
Considering Phil himself must be one of the world’s most sampled drummers it’s ironic that what sounds like the opening drum roll of Jr Walker & The All Stars’ Road Runner’ keeps punctuating this excellent beefily trotting wriggly remix by Tim Lever & Mike Percy of 1 World!

LEFTFIELD ‘Not Forgotten’ (120bpm) (Outer Rhythm FOOT 3)
Slow starting, episodically surging and rumbling UK house instrumental with spurts of catchily tinkling synth and some muttered comments, in spikily pattering Fateh’s On The Case and bassy Dub versions too.


THE CLUB CHART – April 28, 1990

01 08 A DREAMS A DREAM (A NIGHT AT THE OPERA MIX/CLUB DUB)/COURTNEY BLOWS Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in promo
02 01 GHETTO HEAVEN (THE JAZZIE B MIX) The Family Stand, Atlantic 12in
03 03 WHAT “U” WAITIN’ “4”? (JUNGLE FEVER/C. JUNGLE MIXES) Jungle Brothers, Eternal 12in
04 02 TRIPPIN’ ON YOUR LOVE (MIXES)/DISTANT THUNDER A Way Of Life, Eternal 12in
05 11 DO YOU DREAM (MIXES)/COME ON BACK Carlton, Three Stripe Records/ffrr 12in
06 06 JOY AND HEARTBREAK (MIXES) Movement .98 (featuring Carroll Thompson), Circa Records 12in twinpack promo
07 12 THE POWER (TRANSFORMER/GENERATOR MIXES) Snap, Arista 12in
08 61 HOLD ON (EXTENDED VERSION) En Vogue, US Atlantic 12in
09 30 FEEL THE MELODY/STRINGS (BREAK IT DOWN) Da Posse & Underground Crew, RePublic Records 12in
10 41 TECHNO TRANCE (PARADISE IS NOW)/YAAAAAAAAAAH (FREESTYLE CLUB MIX) D-Shake, Dutch Go Bang! Records 12in
11 51 AND I LOVED YOU (MIXES) Satoshi Tomiie featuring Arnold Jarvis, ffrr 12in pre-release
12 18 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT’S WHAT I’M GONNA DO (BRIXTON BASS MIX) Miki Howard, Atlantic 12in promo
13 21 SNAPPINESS/(HAPPINESS/IMPULSE MIXES) BBG, Urban/Hoax Recordings 12in
14 23 TAKE ME BACK (MIXES) Rhythmatic, 0742 Records 12in
15 09 WEIGHT FOR THE BASS (MIXES)/MUSICAL MELODY Unique 3, 10 Records 12in
16 10 KILLER/BASSLINE CHANGED MY LIFE Adamski, MCA Records 12in
17 05 DON’T MISS THE PARTYLINE (SHEA STADIUM MIX) Bizz Nizz, Cooltempo 12in
18 69 NOT FORGOTTEN/(MIXES) Leftfield, Outer Rhythm 12in
19 14 DIRTY CA$H (MONEY TALKS) (SOLD OUT MIX) adventures of Stevie V, Mercury 12in
20 60 INDULGE (MIXES)/TO BE OR NOT TO BE (MIXES) Neal Howard, Network 12in
21 re KAOS (BABY MIX/5:36/2 DANES ON ACID MIX/5:02/ORIGINAL GERMAN SAUSAGE MIX/5:46/RADIO MIX) Dr Baker, Desire 12in
22 59 WAY OUT WEST Man With No Name, Spiral Cut 12in
23 42 HEAR THE DRUMMER GET WICKED (MIXES) Chad Jackson/THE 900 NUMBER DJ Mark The 45 King, Dance Trax 12in white label
24 04 THE POWER (REMAKE) Snap, Arista 12in
25 40 ALL I WANT IS TO GET AWAY Musto & Bones, CityBeat 12in promo
26 36 VISIONS (MIXES) Robert Owens, 4th + B’way 12in
27 07 CHIME/DEEPER Orbital, Oh’Zone Records/ffrr 12in
28 13 THE PLANET DANCE (MOVE YA BODY)/YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND (MIXES) Liquid Oxygen, US Pyramix Productions 12in/Champion promo
29 55 DO WHAT YOU WANT (UK REMIX) 2 In A Room, Big Life/Cutting Records 12in pre-release
30 25 TALKBACK (CLUB MIX/LOW FREQUENCY RESPONSE) Double Trouble, Desire 12in
31 43 STEP ON (OAKENFOLD & OSBORNE MIXES) Happy Mondays, Factory 12in
32 65 WHO’S LAW?/(SPEEDBALL MIX) Guru Josh, de/Construction Records 12in promo
33 17 GO ON GIRL/LIVE ON STAGE (THE HIP HOP MIXES) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
34 28 PRIDE (DANCE HALL/MORE THAN SPECIAL) Volume Ten, RCA 12in pre-release
35 — OPEN UP YOUR MIND (UPSO MIX/BRIXTON BASS MIX)/WORD SPOKEN MC Mell’o’, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
36 45 VENUS (THE PIANO MIX/BONUS MIX) Don Pablo’s Animals, Rumour Records 12in pre-release
37 76 REASONS TO BE DISMAL? (FORESIGHT/BEYOND SIGHT/INSIGHT) Foremost Poets, SBK.One 12in promo
38 57 NO HIPPY CHICK (MIXES) Soho, S and M Records 12in
39 27 FALL INTO A TRANCE (BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIAL MIX)/IT COULD NOT HAPPEN (ESSENTIAL TRANCE HALL MIX) Critical Rhythm, US Nugroove 12in
40 — LET THE RHYTHM PUMP (DAKEYNE & ANDERSON REMIX/EDIT) Doug Lazy, Atlantic 12in promo
41 24 WE’VE GOT THE LOVE (MIXES) Touch Of Soul, Cooltempo 12in
42 — REVOLUTIONARY GENERATION/CANT DO NUTTIN’ FOR YA MAN/B SIDE WINS AGAIN/WAR AT 33⅓/LEAVE THIS OFF YOUR F***IN CHARTS/FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET/WHO STOLE THE SOUL?/POLLYWANACRAKA/ANTI-NIGGER MACHINE/BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN/POWER TO THE PEOPLE/FINAL COUNT OF THE COLLISION BETWEEN US AND THE DAMNED/REGGIE JAX/INCIDENT AT 66.6FM/911 IS A JOKE/BROTHERS GONNA WORK IT OUT/WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME/FIGHT THE POWER Public Enemy, Def Jam LP
43 — DON’T LEAVE ME (I’M WITH U)/VISIONS/ALTERNATIVE COMMERCIAL/YO!/NOBODY ‘Going Back To Basics!’, Swedish SWEMIX 12in EP
44 46 WHY YOU GET FUNKY ON ME Today, US Motown 12in/UK promo
45 33 AFRIKA (LOVE & LAUGHTER MIX/KING MIX) History featuring Q-Tee, SBK.One 12in
46 22 WHAT AM I GONNA DO (ABOUT YOUR LOVE)? (SILK ON STEEL MIX) Tafuri, Sleeping Bag Records 12in white label
47 44 NEVER STOP/(SPECIAL MIX) K Collective, ritmo recordings 12in
48 — REMEMBER/(CLUB EDIT/SUB DUB MIX)/LISTEN TO THE DRUMMER Nation 12, Rhythm King 12in
49 50 IT’S HAPPENIN’ Plus One, MCA Records 12in pre-release
50 29 DEVOTION (DANGEROUS REMIX PART ONE) Kicking Back with Taxman, 10 Records 12in
51 35 ENJOY (ORIGINAL/FUTURE MIX) Solid Gold Easy Amex featuring Red Box, east west records 12in promo
52 15 TOMORROW (WAREHOUSE MIX) Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Syncopate 12in
53 16 MAMMA GAVE BIRTH 2 THE SOUL CHILDREN (THE INFANT/SECONDARY MIXES) Queen Latifah & De La Soul, Gee Street 12in
54 — FIND A WAY/RIDE THE PRESSURE Coldcut featuring Queen Latifah, Ahead Of Our Time 12in mailing list promo
55 — WON’T TALK ABOUT IT/BEATS INTERNATIONAL THEME Beats International, Go.Beat 12in white label
56 52 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU (MIXES) Richard Rogers, US SAM 12in
57 81 DON’T DEAL WITH US (VERSIONS) J.T Company, east west 12in
58 — CASANOVA (RAVING HELL MIX/ROCKY MIX)/YELLOW CAN Jazz & Brothers Grimm, Tam Tam Records 12in white label
59 re EASE THE PRESSURE (MIXES)/NO STOPPIN’/I CAN’T UNDERSTAND Subliminal Aurra, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
60 56 THE POWER (ORIGINAL) Snap, German Logic Records 12in
61 — CRAZY FOR YOU (UK MIXES) Sybil featuring Salt-n-Pepa, PWL Records 12in
62 — STEPPING STONE (GHOST DANCE MIX) The Farm, Produce Records 12in
63 — OOH BOY (MIXES) 54-46, Mango Street 12in
64 83 PRO-GEN (LAND OF OZ MIX)/LIGHTSPAN The Shamen, Tanzklang 12in
65 — RELEASE ME (MIXES) Fatman & Stella Mae, Cue 12in white label
66 93 DON’T HOLD BACK THE FEELING (MIXES) 2-Mad, Big Life 12in promo
67 38 2 MUCH (MIXES) Paradise 10 featuring Less Stress, W.A.U. Recordings 12in
68 20 BETTER WORLD (PEACE/UNITY MIXES) Rebel MC, Desire 12in
69 — BECAUSE I GOT IT LIKE THAT (ULTIMATUM MIXES/THE BREAK/RICHIE RICH MIX) Jungle Brothers, Gee Street 12in
70 77 KILLER (REMIX) Adamski, MCA Records 12in
71 32 EXPRESSION (UPSO/BRIXTON BASS MIXES) Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
72 — WEIGHT FOR THE BASS (SAFE CHILL MIXTURE/BONUS BEATS)/THE THEME (UNIQUE RE-EDIT)/MUSICAL MELODY Unique 3, 10 Records 12in
73 70 DATE WITH THE RAIN (MIXES) Jamie Principle, US Atlantic 12in
74 — MAMMA GAVE BIRTH TO THE SOUL CHILDREN (OPEN UNIVERSITY REMIX/INSTRUMENTAL) Queen Latifah + De La Soul, Gee Street 12in
75 — IT AIN’T OVER (EXTENDED MIX/HIP HOP MIX/UK DUB MIX) A.T.C., SBK.One 12in promo
76 58 PLEASE (PAUL OAKENFOLD FUTURE MIX/DUB) Pleasure, AnXious Records 12in
77 97 DON’T STOP (YOUR LOVE) Pandella, US New Jersey Sounds 12in
78 80 DO IT, BELIEVE IT (MIXES) Joey Negro, US Nugroove 12in
79 49 I COME OFF (SOUTHERN COMFORT MIX) Young MC, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
80 88 STRONGER TOGETHER (RED ZONE/UNIFIED MIXES) The Chimes, CBS 12in promo
81 98 DOIN’ THE DO (BETTY/BOO SIDE MIXES) Betty Boo, Rhythm King 12in pre-release
82 68 TREAT ME RIGHT (THE BIG JAM/JZJ MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
83 72 BROOKLYN-QUEENS (1ST BASS 12” MIX) 3rd Bass, Def Jam 12in
84 — VOGUE (12” VERSION)/KEEP IT TOGETHER (SHEP PETTIBONE 12” REMIX) Madonna, Sire 12in
85 — THE ROXBURY JAM/BONES BREAKDOWN 6/JANET’S REVENGE/AT MY HOUSE/I’M STILL AN ACID TED/I SEE THE MADNESS/AND THE BREAK GOES AGAIN/IN CONTROL & EFFECT Bonesbreaks Volume 5, US Underworld Records 12in EP
86 — AMERIKKKA’S MOST WANTED/ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE PROJECTS Ice Cube, US Priority Records 12in
87 37 ALL NIGHT LONG (CLUB MIX) Jay Mondi And The Livin’ Bass, 10 Records 12in
88 — LOVING YOU (MIXES)/HALF WILL DO Massivo featuring Tracy, Debut 12in pre-release
89 87 ONE STEP AT A TIME Dee’ Moe, Mercury 12in promo
90 86 BORN 2 B HOUZE (MIXES) Mike Dunn, Desire 12in
91 — CAN I KICK IT?/RHYTHM/MR MUHAMMAD/HAM ‘N’ EGGS/YOUTHFUL EXPRESSION/AFTER HOURS/FOOTPRINTS/LUCK OF LUCIEN/BONITA APPLEBUM/PUSH IT ALONG/I LEFT MY WALLET IN EL SEGUNDO A Tribe Called Quest, US Jive LP
92 re THIS BEAT IS TECHNOTRONIC (UPTOWN MIX) MC B. featuring Daisy Dee, Big One 12in
93 79 TESTFOUR Sweet Exorcist, W.A.R.P./Outer Rhythm 12in
94 re KEEP IT TOGETHER (MIXES)/LIFE (BRIXTON BASS MIX) David Grant, 4th + B’way 12in
95 — JONI/TAXI Fluke, Mass Records 12in
96 73 IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (MIXES) Bass-O-Matic, Guerilla Records 12in
97 — INTERNATIONAL KARATE/(INSTRUMENTAL) Demon Boyz, Mango Street 12in
98 — INNER MIND (CLUB/BASS/FREEBASS/BONUS MIND) EON, Vinyl Solution 12in
99 100= LOVE THING (MIXES) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in promo
100= 26 £20 TO GET IN Shut Up And Dance, Shut Up And Dance 12in
100= — OH-ONE (OH-TOO MIX) Yin Yang/ARCADIA (HEAD MIX) Dayglo Dreams, Rumour Records 12in

One thought on “April 28, 1990: BBG, Liquid Oxygen, Young M.C., Shut Up And Dance, 2 In A Room”

  1. For the first time this week, the DJ Directory leads with the “Hot Vinyl” reviews, with the Beats & Pieces section shunted lower down the page. The ordering will swap around a bit over the next few weeks, with the new layout becoming permanent from June 30th. You may also have noticed that the Beats & Pieces section has generally become shorter, with more space devoted to reviews and various other occasional columns that are not written by James, such as Euromix.

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