August 18, 1990: Candy Dulfer, Clubland featuring Quartz, Sha-Lor, Roé, if?


Kiss 100 fm, as the eagerly awaited London dance and black music radio station’s logo now reads, has moved at last into its headquarters at Kiss House, 80 Holloway Road, London N7 BJG (telephone 071-700 6100, fax 071-700 3752), finally ending the months of speculation about its for some reason quite closely guarded location . . . Stu Allan’s consecutively segmented ‘Bus’ Diss!’/’Souled Out’/’House Hour’ Sunday 7-10pm show on Manchester’s Piccadilly KEY 103 (the final hour always including a 40 minute house mix to fit in as much stuff as possible) has proved so popular that he’s been given an 8-10pm ‘Don’t Touch That Dial!’ show on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday too, playing current soul, dance, house and hip hop (no indie or pop) . . . Kid Frost’s excellent Chicano rap ‘La Raza’, recently reviewed off the import pressing that was promoed here, is now out commercially (Virgin America VUST 25) . . . Heather Austin, the original Cool Notes’ lead singer last heard solo on Urban, has signed now to Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records and her first single ‘All For You’, featuring JB M.C., has already been snapped up by Vaughan Mason ahead of its release here for US release on his Grove St. label . . . Double Trouble, the UK group, are calling themselves Double The Trouble in the US so as not to clash with that country’s rapping The Original Double Trouble (as they are now calling themselves here) . . . London’s The Brain Club is currently up in Edinburgh, for the duration of the Festival, at the Playhouse Theatre’s studio, where Graeme Park and Dave Haslam from Manchester’s Hacienda guest over the next two Saturdays with Harvey and Chocci plus the likes of Jay Strongman, while bands there include Mr Monday and Ubik (August 18), The Shamen, Irresistible Force, Ramjac Corp, Sunsonic and Deep Joy (25) . . . Joy Barling Loyla (Theo’s missus) and her horse Hero did indeed get to Stockholm for the 100 mile endurance race, in which they came fourth and helped gain a gold medal for Great Britain as part of the overall winning team! . . . KICKIN’!


CANDY DULFER ‘Saxuality (Ben Liebrand Mix)’ (123bpm) (RCA PT 43770)
The attractive Dutch saxist coos and squawks through a lightly scampering hip house groove that’s sorta like Janet Jackson being produced by Prince in Fast Eddie’s basement while Jr. Walker practises some jazzy new licks next door — in other words, sizzling! — flipped by a more frantically jittery Susan Rogers Mix (124bpm) plus the ‘A House Is Not A Home’ paraphrasing tranquil slow soulful ‘Home Is Not A House’ (57/28½bpm).

CLUBLAND featuring QUARTZ ‘Let’s Get Busy’ (122bpm) (US Geffen Records 0-21609)
Selling anew in yet another combination, this US pressing has not only the current King Bee rapped Snap remix, now called The Snap Attack Mix, and the old Original Version, but also David Morales’ more jerkily episodic cantering The G Mix (which although unlabelled was secretly included, as the Def Dee Mix, on the Swedish pressing of Snap! The Remix!) plus — the only all new track, note — Morales’ brisk but basic repetitive The G Beats Mix, some Satoshi Tomiie organ chords eventually being all that breaks its monotony.

SHA-LOR ‘My Love (Has Gone Away) (The Musto/Bones Remixes)’ (US Fourth Floor Records FF-1116)
Shamelle and Lori Maynard’s wailed and muttered jerkily bounding “nasty house music” canterer is now in Tommy Musto’s keyboard stabbed thrumming frisky N.Y. Garage Mix (123¾bpm) and piano jangled more episodic instrumental Salsoul Dub Mix (124bpm), Frankie “Bones” buzzing jiggly Belgium Freestyle Mix and similar chugging instrumental New Beat Madness (124bpm), plus a full vocal driven tight Radio Edit (123¾bpm).

ROÉ ‘Soledad’ (105½bpm) (French Barclay 873 291-1)
Remixed by our own Norman Cook, this is a weird amalgam of jiggling ‘The Power’ beats, ‘For The Love Of Money’ bass, Tijuana brass, last year’s ambient clichés, and a lightly husky fellah’s Spanish vocals which keep switching between a translation of 10cc’s ‘I’m Not In Love’ and a jaunty chorus of his own! Norman also supplies some Snap-py Bonus Beats, while the good ungimmicky flamenco guitar strummed flip has attractive Ibiza and Single Mixes (106bpm) which MoR jocks might well prefer.

if? ‘Saturday’s Angels’ (Brainiak Records TDR 001)
Launched on a sea of South American guarana punch and guacamole dip at a Thames-side party, the new label’s debut builds chuggingly through ambient effects with an increasingly rocky guitar and some mournfully duetted indie pop vocals in its Brain Mix (112¾bpm), not terribly distinctive as songs go but a good enough nagging groove for spaced out ravers, flipped by a guitarless though still vocally groaned calmer pleasant Mr Monday’s Mellow Mix plus a different and possibly better, much ‘harder’ more starkly industrial jiggling instrumental Terrace Mix (110¼bpm).

BETTY BOO ‘Where Are You Baby?’ (131bpm) (Rhythm King LEFT 43T)
Driven in part by ‘He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin”-ish piano, with many other nice little Sixties touches to appreciate too, this frantic follow-up is full of breezy speed and bright gloss but lacks substance, being awfully like ‘Doin’ The Do’ except without similarly strong lyrical imagery for schoolkids to relate to, nothing memorable in the way of words cutting through at all really (promos were flipped by a starkly thundering The Great Bass Robbery Remix of ‘Doin’ The Do’ (120½bpm) instead of the commercial coupling).

BANANARAMA ‘Only Your Love’ (London NANX 21)
Quite remarkably Rolling Stones ‘Symphony For The Devil’ like, “wooh wooh” prodded and slide guitar yowled, piano jangling jiggly hip house tempo galloper produced by Youth in Milky Bar (116¾bpm), faster Hardcore Instrumental, Youth & Thrash On The Mix, and Paris Texas Instrumental variations (117½bpm), while its separate Remix (117½bpm) (London NANXR 21) has Terry Farley’s still Stones style The Monkey Drum Mooch and A Tribute To Barry Mooncult Mixes (plus the Paris Texas Instrumental).

L.L. COOL J The Boomin’ System’ (US Def Jam recordings 44 73458)
Originally titled ‘Cars Drive By’, this Marley Marl produced/co-penned wordily chatted though unhurried slinky swayer jogs along to En Vogue’s ‘Hold On’ bassline, which obviously helps, in Radio 1, Radio 2, and The Underground Mix versions, due for rush release here next week (Def Jam recordings 656133 8).

2 TUFF ‘Slow Down’ (96¾bpm) (Intrigue IGE: 11T)
Expressing respect to Soul II Soul and others who have slowed down dance rhythms, this unhurried husky rap very commercially mixes up ‘Hold On’ and ‘Ghetto Heaven’ amongst its familiar main elements, but is available here only if you know where to look as in fact it appears still to be intended primarily for export, to meet apparent underground demand in Italy and Germany for its B-side, ‘Tribute‘, a drily chatted plea for unity among rappers given fairly clichéd “whoo/yeah” prodded though slinkily jaunty old reggae beats underpinned “Ska” Remix (106¾bpm) and alternative slithery jazz funk beats burbled Original Mix (106½bpm) treatments.

BODY ‘Touch Me Up (Club Version)’ (103½bpm) (MCA Records MCAT 1437)
Wiggling along to a sinuous En Vogue style groove but with more powerful gospel-ish intensity, Detroit’s three Body sisters — Letitia, Peggy and Francina — wail around a piano plonked bumpily lurching bass beat that keeps right on driving even when other elements fall away (Dub and stark Bonus Beats too).

DEREK B ‘You’ve Got To Look Up’ (119½bpm) (HAL Records HALT 3T)
In four different mixes on uninformatively white labelled 33⅓rpm promo ahead of full release next week, this nervily jittering and scrubbing wordily muttered hip house jumper — just like the Deskee newie — also uses a Hamilton Bohannon ‘Let’s Start The Dance’ inspired jiggly break beat and punctuating “everybody” girl (not the original), coupled too by a similarly tempoed though more aggressively bragging rap possibly titled ‘Why You Want To Talk About Me?’ (119½bpm). Certainly hot for floors though possibly not quite distinctive enough to be a pop crossover.

DIANA BROWN & BARRIE K. SHARPE ‘Sun Worshippers (Positive Thinking)’ (ffrr FXDJ 144)
Influenced again by early Seventies grooves, this terrific mixture of jauntily rolling clippety clop rhythm, reedily burbling Hammond organ, psyche-soul wah wah, jazz-funkily chanted ‘Fly Like An Eagle’-ish “I need the sunshine, I love the sunshine, all the time” refrain, and an overall mellow good, good feelin’ is on four track promo in oddly labelled Pts 1 vocal and Parts 1 (Instrumental) (98¾bpm), Pts 2 (Positive Thinking) 7″ (98¼bpm) and an alternative sharply brassy dated JBs-type continuously fluctuating and spurting Pts 2 Do That Funky Thing (109½-110¼-115bpm). Fonkeh!

AWESOME 3 ‘Hard Up’ (121bpm) (A&M/PM AMY 591)
Debuting A&M’s clever new A&M/PM logo, the ‘post meridiem’ PM being printed in reversed white on black presumably to denote an evening’s nightclub entertainment rather than a good afternoon (but does this now mean that anything on the straight A&M label is only meant for AM, morning, listening?!), this unusual coolly loping Manchester house instrumental takes a while to wind up through slow tones, applause, gentle throbbing, and a rightly impatient guy’s “C’mon, I thought it was a party in here” before it finally kicks into synth washed and piano jangled lurching life, but with a decelerating ‘French Kiss’-type midway tempo pause, in both of its promoed Hard Core and Uproar Mixes.

NUMBER ONE ‘You’re My Number One (Extended Version)’ (112bpm) (CBS 656194 7)
Created by L.A. Mix for a talent scouted two guy/two girl UK pop soul group who seem likely to be cross-promoted by BBC Radio 1, this jauntily simple catchy little swingbeat jiggler is certainly bright enough to have the international appeal of a Glenn Medeiros & Bobby Brown or, I hesitate to say, a modern day 5 Star — which means it could just storm the pop chart without hitting the more hardcore clubs (Instrumental Version flip).

MOODSWINGS ‘Spiritual High’ (95¼bpm) (Zoom Records ZOOM 004, via Pinnacle)
Originally on a privately pressed limited white label but now due commercially within the next two weeks, this Soul II Soul-type tempo jogged gorgeous atmospheric Pink Floyd-ish drifter swirls and sways through wordless breathy harmonies before a repetitively doodling organ figure gives way to some mournfully mumbled indistinct hippy lyrics, its deceptively remorseless drive then dropping out for a while, distant dialogue effects washing through the rhythm when it returns — with its air of amorphous mysticism, small wonder it apparently went down a storm at the Glastonbury weekender (pity about the mindlessly frantic 128bpm raving instrumental flip though).

Non Stop Team presents HI POWER ‘Cult Of Snap’ (Italian Beat Club Records GCR 90001)
An Italian remake of the Snap album track that would appear to be getting kinda hot, this very close though not quite identical cover version has beaten the original (scheduled next month) onto 12-inch, a “koomba yay”-type cod afro chanted chugging jiggler rapped by (it says here) The Big Big Magic Matthew Williams in different Jupiter (110½bpm) and Mars (110¼bpm) Mixes, the latter overlaid by a little girl toned scatting loop, the same rhythm forming the basis of further variations as ‘Simba Groove’ (110½bpm) in Pluto One and Pluto Two versions, the latter rapped by The Wonderful Lisa Williams.

JIVE BUNNY and the MASTERMIXERS ‘Can Can You Party (12″ Weeded Mix)’ (164-167bpm) (Music Factory Dance MFDT 007)
Possibly better than their last one, and sure to be more enduringly useful thanks to its flip, Andy Pickles & Ian Morgan’s latest rollicking knees-up is exactly that as it starts and ends with ‘The Can Can’, while megamixed in between are ‘Daddy Cool’, ‘Greased Lightning’, ‘Surfin’ USA’, ‘Barbara Ann’, ‘Dancin’ Party’ and ‘Reet Petite’ (some not necessarily the originals), flipped very strongly by a version of ‘The Can Can‘ (167-166½bpm) on its own that will still be great for parties long after the megamix concept sounds stale.

D.N.A. featuring SUZANNE VEGA ‘Tom’s Diner (Remix)’ (101 bpm) (A&M AMX 592)
Still credited to Bath’s D.N.A. for continuity purposes despite their version only being on the B-side now (99¼-99bpm), Barry based Alan Coulthard’s own total remake uses a particularly effective jazzily plonking piano, some honking sax, and a different jiggly rolling rhythm adapted from the same label’s ‘Heartbeat’ by Seduction (which just happens to make it synch superbly with L.A. Mix’s ‘Coming Back For More’, as Jeff Young has already demonstrated live on Radio 1!) — unfortunately, Alan’s initial even better really chunkily cooking remix with terrific sax repetition of the “de da dah de” hook line was considered too radical, bursts of L.A. Mix inspired fruity sax and Seduction’s actual ‘Heartbeat’ vocal admittedly maybe taking it a bit over the top, and so will never be heard!

CARON WHEELER ‘Livin’ In The Light’ (RCA PT 43940)
The sometime Soul II Soul singer’s eagerly awaited solo debut (out fully on August 28) is an Afrika Baby Bam produced pattering and tinkling lovely cool sinuous swayer with a remorselessly weaving vocal line that, once it begins, only takes a break towards the very end of Blacksmith’s acappella introed long Brixton Bass Mix (102¾bpm), with a similar 7-inch edit too, the flip’s surf ‘n’ chatter started The Original Story (101½bpm) being more sparsely backed and thus perhaps more expressive.

FADE II BLACK ‘In Sync’ (125bpm) (Network NWKT 12)
Jay Denham briefly loses the beat during a flurrying edit soon after the start of his stark industrially hammered spurting episodic techno burbler, coupled on an instrumental four tracker perhaps more strongly by the twittery bleeping ‘The Calling‘ (129bpm), with its tempoless then confused ‘The Calling (Reprise)‘ and the nervily fluttering ‘Insistent Rhythm’ (126½bpm) too, all a bit specialist.

SINITTA ‘Love And Affection’ (90bpm) (Fanfare Records 12FAN 31)
Also teasingly credited on some white label promos to the non existent Renet, as if Sinitta’s real name and previous Hi-NRG associations could prejudice her classy change of pace, this very pleasant Soul II Soul-ish tempoed gently jogging revival of Joan Armatrading’s enduring classic is flipped by its sax tootled instrumental and an emptier alternative vocal mix (89½bpm), a separate remix by DNA now also being prepared for simultaneous release on September 3.

THE CLUB CHART – August 18, 1990

02 03 LFO (THE LEEDS WAREHOUSE MIX) LFO, W.A.R.P/Outer Rhythm 12in
03 01 TOM’S DINER DNA featuring Suzanne Vega, A&M 12in
04 02 TRICKY DISCO Tricky Disco, W.A.R.P/Outer Rhythm 12in
05 07 BONITA APPLEBAUM (WHY VERSION) A Tribe Called Quest, Jive 12in
06 06 WHAT TIME IS LOVE? (LIVE AT TRANCENTRAL) The K.L.F., KLF Communications 12in
07 08 PURE (PURE ENERGY) G.T.O., Cooltempo 12in
08 04 PORTRAIT OF A MASTERPIECE The D.O.C., East West 12in
09 14 DON’T BE A FOOL (EXTENDED VERSION) Loose Ends, 10 Records 12in
10 09 HARDCORE UPROAR (ORIGINAL VERSION) Together, ffrr 12in
11 18 DOIN’ OUR OWN DANG (DO IT TO THE JB’S MIX) Jungle Brothers, Eternal 12in
12 10 NOBODY (MIXES) Tongue ‘n’ Cheek, Syncopate 12in
13 26 HARD UP (HARD CORE MIX) Awesome 3, A&M PM 12in
15 16 OUTSTANDING Kenny Thomas, Cooltempo 12in
17 28 SUN WORSHIPPERS (POSITIVE THINKING) Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe, ffrr 12in
18 21 I WISH/(REMIX) Ben Liebrand (featuring Nasty Chat), Epic 12in
19 13 SILENT VOICE Innocence, Cooltempo 12in
20 50 I LIKE YOU (LONDON MIX) Culture Beat (introducing Lana E & Jay Supreme), Epic 12in
22 19 FREE Tammy Payne, WEA 12in
23 40 RAISE (63 STEPS TO HEAVEN) (REDSKIN ROCK MIX) Bocca Juniors, Boys Own Prods/ffrr 12in
24 23 EASY LIFE Cabaret Voltaire, Parlophone 12in
25 33 SPIRITUAL HIGH Moodswings, White Label 12in
28 41 LA RAZA (LA RAZA MIX) Kid Frost, US Virgin 12in
29 29 DANCE DANCE Deskee, Big One 12in
30 24 ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson featuring Shawn Christopher, Arista 12in
31 32 ITS A JUNGLE OUT THERE (CLUB MIX) Julian Jonah featuring Billie Ray Martin, Cooltempo 12in
32 11 LIES (EXTENDED FUNKY REMIX) En Vogue, Atlantic 12in
33 20 WASH YOUR FACE IN MY SINK (RADIO MIX) Dream Warriors, 4+ B’way 12in
34 12 FIRST TIME EVER (MELLOW GROOVE) Joanna Law, Citybeat 12in
35 48 WHY? Moccasoul, Tam Tam 12in
36 — LIVIN’ IN THE LIGHT (BRIXTON BASS MIX) Caron Wheeler, RCA 12in promo
37 59 SILLY GAMES (NORMAN COOK REMIX) Lindy Layton featuring Janet Kay, Arista 12in promo
38 39 WHERE ARE YOU BABY? Betty Boo, Rhythm King 12in
39 — HEAVEN KNOWS (12″ EDIT) Lalah Hathaway, US Virgin 12in
40 22 LET’S GET BUSY (PUMP IT UP): SNAP! THE REMIX! (ROBOMIXED) Clubland featuring Quartz, Supreme 12in
41 43 GOTTA TURN THE MUSIC UP (CRITICAL-CORE MIX) M.C. Showbizz and The Lap 1 Crew, 1st Bass 12in
42 34 COOL WITH NATURE (GO BEAT MIX) Carlton, 3 Stripe/ffrr 12in
43 55 TUNES SPLIT THE ATOM M.C. Tunes, ZTT 12in promo
44 68 ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting, A&M 12in
45 77 OVER YOU (12 EXTENDED) Taken featuring Helen Bruner, 4+B’ 12in
46 66 RAGGA TRIP/HOOLIGAN 69 The Ragga Twins, Shut Up And Dance 12in
47 84 I NEED RHYTHM (REMIX) Splash, East West 12in promo
48 95 KITES — REMIX (FANTASY FLITE PART ONE) Ultraviolet, Big Life 12in
49 — LIFE (EXCURSION ON THE VERSION) David Grant featuring The Original Double Trouble, 4+B’ 12in
50 64 HOTEL CALIFORNIA (IBIZA 90 MIX) Jam On The Mutha, W.A.U! Mr Modo 12in
51 27 NO MORE THE FOOL (12″ MIX) Elaine Hudson featuring Sydney Youngblood, RCA 12in
52 — THE BOOMIN’ SYSTEM (THE UNDERGROUND MIX) L.L. Cool J featuring Uncle L, US Def Jam 12in
53 73 FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE (RADIO MIX) Jillian Mendez, 4 + B’ 12in
54 — CULT OF SNAP Hi-Power, Italian Beat Club/Belgian USA Records 12in
55 — JERK OUT The Time, Paisley Park 12in
56 — FLOWERS Titiyo, Arista 12in promo
57 46 SIMPLE RHYTHM (THE JZJ REMIXES BY JAZZY M & JULIAN JONAH) Soul Rebellion, Cardiac Records 12in
58 15 FACTS OF LIFE (DANCIN’ DANNY D MIXES) Danny Madden, Eternal 12in
60 Re AFFAIR (THE STORM MIX) Cherrelle, Tabu 12in
61 67 FOREVER IN YOUR DREAMS T.A.S. (The Altered State), Profile 12in
62 82 LA VIE EN VOGUE (HOUSE OF VOGUE MIX) Phil Edwards, East West 12in promo
63 — GROOVY TRAIN (TERRY FARLEY MIX)/(ROCKY & DIESEL MIX) The Farm, Produce 12in White Label
64 31 IN SYNC/THE CALLING Fade II Black, Network 12in
65 45 HEY VENUS (MAD THATCHER DISEASE MIX) That Petrol Emotion, Virgin 12in promo
66 91 STEP OFF (DANCIN’ DANNY D’S SLAMMIN’ & JAMMIN’ MIX) Junior Giscombe, MCA 12in
67 89 LIVE THE LIFE The Sindecut, Virgin 12in
68 63 FAST FISH AND LOOSE FISH (THE RAPPER’S TALE) QRZ featuring Stepz, 10 Records 12in
70 — NOTHING (ZERO — F*** ALL) (PAUL OAKENFOLD RAID MIX) Frazier Chorus, Virgin 12in
71 38 NAKED IN THE RAIN Blue Pearl, W.A.U.! Mr Modo 12in
72 52 LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE (GROOVE MIX) Coldjam featuring Grace, Big Wave 12in
73 25 LAMBORGHINI Shut Up And Dance, Shut Up And Dance 12in
74 75 SUMMERHOUSE (NORMAN COOK MIX) Martay-N-DBM, Cooltempo 12in
75 47 BOY I NEED YOU (SENSITIVE MIX) Deruvo, SBK.One 12in
76 54 ANYONE … (FULL LENGTH MIX) Smith & Mighty feat. Jackie Jackson, 3 Stripe/ffrr 12in
77 93 COME TOGETHER (WEATHERALL MIX) Primal Scream, Creation 12in
79 — SUNRISE (SATORI MIX) Movement .98 featuring Carroll Thompson, Circa 12in promo
80 Re YOU’VE GOT ME DANCIN’ Glen Goldsmith featuring MC Hammer, RCA 12in
81 — THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE (REMIX) Prince, Warner Bros 12in
83 Re LA SERENISSIMA DNA, Raw Bass 12in
84 — FASCINATING RHYTHM (LISA LOUD MIX) Bass-O-Matic, Guerilla 12in
85 80 INTO THE NIGHT/WILDLIFE K Klass, f.r.o. 12in
86 — I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE Lynda Law, Perfecto 12in promo
87 — BAREFOOT IN THE HEAD A Man Called Adam, Big Life 12in
88 — RELEASE IT 90 (DANCE HALL MIX) Bang-The-Party, Warriors Dance 12in
89 98 MAKE YOU SWEAT (NORMAN COOK REMIX) Keith Sweat, Vintertainment 12in
90 — BETTER WORLD (12” MIX) History featuring Madeleine Jo, SBK.One 12in promo
91 53 ROCKIN’ OVER THE BEAT (LP VERSION) Technotronic featuring Ya Kid K, Swanyard 12in
92 — PEACE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Maxi Priest (featuring Jazzie B), ID Records 12in promo
93 69 MIND BLOWING DECISIONS (REMAKE) Heatwave, White Label 12in
95 — DJ GIVE ME THAT FUNKY BASS (12″ VOCAL) Lydia Rhodes, MCA 12in
97 97 WHAT’S YOUR NAME (JOE 90 MIX) Horses Without Heads, Mad Cow 12in
98 Re LOVE SCARED (PART II) Lance Ellington, A&M 12in
99 — LOVE IS JUST A GAME (CLUB RUB) Marisa, Chase 12in promo
100 61 OCEAN TO OCEAN (JUAN’S MAGIC MIX) Model 500, KoolKat 12in

Compiled by Alan Jones from a sample of over 400 DJ returns and shop sales. This week’s shops: Black Market (London), Trax (London), Eastern Block (Manchester), Elpees (Orpington), Tempest (Birmingham) and Replay (Bristol).

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