BEATS AND PIECES
TONY COCHRANE, well known north o’ the border for many years as a Dundee based DJ, promoter, and promotional tour organiser, has now recruited Scotland’s 40 top club jocks to form a record pool along US lines, possibly the first here since the Seventies, members paying just £4 for a weekly box of not only the best new UK dance releases supplied by record and promotion companies but also some imports supplied by two US record pools (in an exchange product deal), companies already confirmed as using the Scottish Professional DJ Pool’s service (costing them only £50 per mailout, details on 0382 644003) being MCA, CBS, AVL, BMG, Big Life, eastwest, 4th + B’way, Rhythm King, Cooltempo and Debut, with more signing on all the time . . . Kiss 100 fm’s launch party at North London’s Highbury Fields this Sunday (September 9) features festive fun for all the family plus a string of appearances (listed in planned running order at 15 minute intervals between 2.15 and 8.30pm) by Roots, Heatwave, Caron Wheeler, Maureen Walsh, Movement .98, Slam Slam, Laquan, Innocence, Robert Owens, Titiyo, Richard Rogers, Jomanda, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Dream Warriors, Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe, Loose Ends, The Rebel MC, Double Trouble, Beats International, Black Box, The Pasadenas, Maxi Priest, The Chimes, LL Cool J, Ten City, Aswad — some show, huh, and all for free! . . . Eddie Gordon and Suzanne Jeoffroy are about to quit plugging for eastwest to become, from September 17, respectively divisional general manager and club promotions manager at Urban, where the addition of the Dave Dorrell owned Luv Records and two other brand new labels will be swelling the Polydor dance outlet into a self contained operational group . . . Steve Mason, owner of record distributors Pinnacle as well as a pressing plant, an import/export company and several labels, has bought the London based dance music shop chain Red Records’ main Soho branch in Beak Street, now renamed Unity without any change of music policy (he was originally negotiating for all four shops) . . . D.N.A. turn out to be EMI’s West Country sales representative Neal Slateford and studio engineer Nick Batt, while the whole white label scam behind their ‘Tom’s Diner’ remix was masterminded by veteran South London DJ ‘King Enri’ Yori, co-owner of Raw Bass Records (and until recently an EMI rep too) . . . ‘Tom’s Diner’ re-remixer Alan Coulthard meanwhile, ironically, has just followed D.N.A. again in re-remixing Sinitta’s ‘Love And Affection’, with more jazzily plonking piano . . . Bazza at Oxted based Box 52 Records (named after the post office box number of their address, PO Box 52, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9YJ), looking for new artistes on 07374 3992, aggressively warns that the label will be taking risks to break away from the rut of current record company thinking, no free promos for DJs and shops being one tactic — so, don’t bother applying for a mailing list there! . . . Non Fiction Records is launched this week as the “independent” wing of Fiction Records (home of indie band The Cure), alongside their specifically “dance” label Desire . . . Brixton’s Blacksmith, the first outsiders ever to do so, are remixing the next Public Enemy single, promoed here initially as a (no doubt very collectable) seven inch in just its original LP mix, the angrily bounding ‘Can’t Do Nuttin’ For You Man‘ (117½bpm) — like it says, “get that shit!” . . . Soul Family Sensation’s superb Soul II Soul-ish ‘I Don’t Even Know (If I Should Call You Baby)‘ (One Little Indian 42 TP 12, via Rough Trade) has Full Mix (100bpm) and even sultrier slow starting The Karen Carpenter Late Night Mix (99½bpm) versions, plus the stabbing organ and piano prodded jittery ‘Beat, Author!‘ (114¾bpm) . . . J.T. & The Big Family’s ‘Foreign Affair’ in its Guys Mix is, as inadvertently omitted last week, a significantly faster 108bpm to suit its totally different sweetly chugging Italo style . . . Channel 4 in their Friday 6-7pm ‘The Word’ series are planning two, separate, future features about Northern Soul and weekenders . . . Tashan, A Tribe Called Quest, Ronnie McNeir, Brand New Heavies, and the reformed Dramatics featuring Ron Banks, LJ Reynolds, Willie Ford, Lenny Mayes and Steve Boyd are among the live acts scheduled for the Blackpool Soul & Dance Weekender 7 at Southport Pontins over November 23/24/25, with DJs Tim Westwood, Colin Curtis, Richard Searling, Bob Masters, Bob Jeffries, Bob Jones, Jonathan, Norman Jay, Simon Dunmore, Ian Clark, Yogi, Billy Davidson, Tom Jackson, Graeme Ellis, Steve Hobbs, Sylvester, Hewan Clarke, The Educated Jazzman, Simon Mansel, Gary Dennis and more — £55 ticket details on 091-389 0317 . . . Light + Sound Show ’90, the disco equipment exhibition, is this coming Sunday to Wednesday, September 9/10/11/12 at London’s Olympia 2, £6 admission on the door (if you missed early bird registration), 11am-6pm . . . Kiss 100 fm’s very first playlist meeting listened to and rejected (rather more interesting than the records they actually chose!) current club hits by Electribe 101, Lynda Law, David Grant, Wendell Williams, Elaine Hudson, Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson featuring Shawn Christopher, Movement .98, T.D.P., History featuring Madeleine Jo, and a whole lot more — they did in fact chose a fair number of other club hits, which is probably just as well for “London’s black and dance music” station . . . KICKIN’!
reviewed by Norman Cook and James Hamilton
MAESTRO FRESH WES ‘Drop The Needle’ (121bpm) (US LMR 2661-1-RD)
Debuting the RCA distributed new Lefrak-Moelis Records, this DJ Mark The 45 King remixed infectious jauntily jumping hip house-ish fast talker is in drily tapped and thrummed The 45 King Remix, The 45 King Dub (121½bpm), strong jiggly thumping Manu Dibango-ishly driven samples swamped The Throwdown Club Mix, Beethoven’s Fifth introed wordy Radio Edit, and mumbling started less hip more MC Hammer type unremixed LP Version, instantly large in London and Manchester. Are you ready for the drop?
MAXI PRIEST (FEATURING JAZZIE B) ‘Peace Throughout The World’
STEREO MC’S ‘Elevate My Mind’ / ‘Message From The Motherman’
SOUL FAMILY SENSATION ‘Baby’
AFRICAN BUSINESS ‘In Zaire Business’
SAMUELLE ‘So You Like What You See (Extended LP Mix/12” Remix/Club Remix)’
REBEL PRINCESS, COCOA TEA AND SHABBA RANKS ‘Just Be Good To Me’
ADAMSKI ‘The Space Jungle’ (120½bpm) (MCA Records WMCAX 1435)
Brilliantly setting the words of Elvis Presley’s 1957 classic ‘All Shook Up’ to an episodically pausing and surging new wriggly electro track, this inspired stroke of cheeky fun filled genius deserves to be an even bigger pop smash if possible than his last number one (it seems that Adamski tackles the vocals himself now, Seal having moved on), this particular limited edition promo pressing being flipped by a much more beefily bounding ‘Instrumental All Shook Down’ version.
SEDUCTION ‘Breakdown (Clivilles/Cole Club/Dub Mix)’ (107bpm) (US Vendetta Records 75021 7040 1)
Leading off an instantly massive twin-packed double 12 inch from Robert Clivilles & David Cole’s girl group, this violently jittering bright rap judderer is excitingly scratched and washed with familiar samples (strident short reprise too) but isn’t necessarily as hot here as the accompanying ‘Iko Iko’-type nursery chant started then infectious stark fiercely chugging and scrubbing ‘Groove Me’ (121bpm) in its Club Mix and separately pressed different more house-ish Dub Mix (also with a short reprise), the latter flipped by the at first music box-like then rippling keyboard tinkled jazz-funky instrumental ‘One Mistake (Master Mix)‘ (118bpm).
LOST ENTITY ‘Bring That Back (One More Time)’ (123¾bpm) (US Nugroove NG 046)
On a fast selling house four-tracker created in New York by Joey Beltram & Mike ‘Paradise’ Munoz, this spaghetti western flavoured twittery bleeping episodic sparse bounder joins the ambiently introed more nervily shuffling and giggling ‘On The Verge‘ (123bpm), swirling twittery organ toned acidic ‘Annihilate (L.E.S. Mix)‘ (122bpm), and tempoless effects ‘2 Minute Madness‘.
N.W.A. ‘100 Miles And Runnin” (111¾-112¼bpm) (US Ruthless Records EVL7224)
Title track of a typically “motherf”ker” filled brand new EP-like single, this fleeing from the police effects introed then relentlessly wordy churning angry rap holds some surprises as it progresses, followed by the hilarious love talk and anatomy sucking instructions introed — juvenile maybe but lots of dirty fun! — slow rolling ‘Just Don’t Bite It‘ (83½bpm), police informer ‘phonecall dialogue introed then ‘F*** Tha Police’ scenario extending ‘Sa Prize (Part 2)‘ (100¼bpm), muttering started fast talking jiggly ‘Real Niggaz‘ (108bpm) and tightly segued new album plugging ‘Kamurshol‘ (101bpm). The now apparently mandatory (in the States) “Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics” warning is emblazoned on the sleeve like a recommendation.
NEW LIFE ‘Get 2 Be Free’ (A&M/PM AMYDJ 582)
Wailed by an incredibly Adeva-like girl and joyfully bounding in similar style through its promoed Paradise Mix (123bpm), Digit Mix (122¾bpm), and Instrumental (122½bpm), this beefy piano chorded choppily driving garage/house canterer sounds as if it’s from one or other side of the Hudson River (which separates New York and New Jersey) but actually comes from somewhere in London just south of the Thames!
KENNY LARKIN ‘We Shall Overcome’ (US Plus-8 Records PLUS8002)
Produced by J. Acquaviva and edited by Richie ‘Rich’ Hawtin, this Martin Luther King sermon lines overdubbed techno house hustler is in simple bleeping Ken’s Mix (125bpm), stuttery Richie’s Loonie Mix (124¾bpm) and richer jangly J. Acq Shall Overdub (124½bpm) versions, also coupled by the bass synth rumbled frantically flying ‘Rubbernotes’ (132½bpm) in Stretch Mix and 5th Gear Edit versions.
808 STATE ‘Cübik’ (US Tommy Boy TB 959)
A previous UK B-side now remixed on import and big at Balearic raves, this fierce fruity tones and ‘Dr Who’-type spacey synth prodded exciting instrumental is in the Mancunians’ own rattling disjointed Pan American Excursion (124¼bpm) plus Frankie Bones & Tommy Musto’s more sparsely jittering Kings County Perspective and Kings County Dub (123¼bpm), coupled also with the more routine synth droned jiggly ‘In Yer Face (Mancunian Delight)‘ (117¾bpm).
epoch 90 ‘V.L.S.I. heaven‘ (Oh’Zone Records ZONE 003)
A synth tones washed and tinkled tumbling jittery electro instrumental shuffler, punctuated by broken up repetition of its ‘LFO’-type title and finally reaching some bleeps in co-producer Jazzy M’s Zone Mix (126¾bpm), with his jerkier throbbing Dub Mix and more frantic nervily percussive Zoop Swing Mix (126½bpm) too, also coupled by the group’s own sci-fi soundtrack introed and title punctuated jigglier ‘There Can Only Be One‘ (120¾bpm).
SUBURBAN KNIGHTS ‘The Art Of Stalking (Stalker Mix)’ (126½-127bpm) (US Transmat MS-13)
Created in Detroit by a J. Pennington (Joe?), this breezily bashing instrumental techno bounder throbs along through alarmingly emphasised offbeat effects, in only one (strong enough) mix and flipped by just the similarly thumping though different acidically droned ‘The World’s‘ (126½-127bpm).
STATES OF MIND ‘Elements Of Tone’ (US Plus-8 Records PLUS8001)
Totally created by J. Acquaviva & Richie ‘Rich’ Hawtin, this gently bleeped (including what sound like Melodica notes) lightly flurrying instrumental is in washing machine-ish Richie’s Dream Mix (125¾bpm), stuttery J’s A Mix (125½bpm), almost totally bleeped Raw Tone Mix (125½bpm) and a self explanatory Beep-A-Pella, flipped by the more vigorously bounding ‘The Chant (Chant 90)‘ (128bpm), muttered “audio cue, I’m gay” repeating ambiently washed sparse wriggly ‘Audio Q-5A (The Zone Out Mix)‘ (122bpm), and ‘You Like That?‘ posed as the prostitute interviewing brief The Question and then title groaning twittery Page 3 Mix (127¼bpm). Something (not least this latter) suggests that, despite its apparent Detroit origin, the label has Britain in its sights.
TTO ‘TTO’ (119¾bpm) (TT-01)
A mystery black (rather than white) label obviously inspired by the concept of LFO without being such a blatant bleeper, this hi-hat pshta pshta-ed and sinuous bass tones thrummed weaving cool synth instrumental is overlaid by repetition of its title initials and bursts of other chatter, with a longer striding more emphatically twittered and yowling guitar climaxed alternative B-side mix.
STREETBEAT UK ‘From Bebop To Hip Hop’
3RD BASS ‘Product Of The Environment’ (98bpm) (US Def Jam recordings 44 73441)
MC Serch & Prime Minister Pete Nice in the US have issued from their old ‘The Cactus Album’ this lethargically chatted social commentary rap about growing up in public housing projects, now in a funkily rolling Project Remix by Marley Marl, similar instrumental Redfern Gowanus Mix and its original brassily jogging LP Version, flipped by the ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ noises started wordily jiggling ‘3 Strikes 5000‘ (104¼bpm) in Vocal, gently chugging Instrumental and Stimulated Dummies Bonus Beatz versions, while instead we in the UK get
‘Steppin’ To The A.M.’ (103¼bpm) (Def Jam recordings 655025 5),
remixed here in DJ Crypt’s tranquil falsetto soul backed but jerkily tripping tricky Soirée Mix and Soirée Instrumental Mix, flipped by ‘The Cactus’ (110½bpm) in Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh’s blues harmonica accompanied jittery tumbling ‘Sympathy For The Devil’-ish Mr Mojo Risin’ Mix and catchy sax riff prodded smoothly bumbling Egyptian Mix (possibly best of the lot).
DEEE-LITE ‘World Clique’ (Elektra EKT 77)
Obviously influenced by De La Soul in their daisy age graphics and eccentric names, The Lady Miss Kier Kirby, Super DJ Dmitry and Jungle DJ Towa Towa likewise present themselves as wacky enough personas for pop crossover success but, though frisky and good, their less consistently inventive LP fails to maintain the floorfilling freshness of their current exceptional smash, having piano jangled house-ish tracks like the thumping squiggly acidic ‘Deep Ending’ (120bpm), rumblingly cantering ‘Good Beat‘ (117¼bpm), more jerkily throbbing ‘Power Of Love‘ (121bpm), brightly rambling ‘World Clique‘ (120bpm) and spiky techno/hardbeat ‘E.S.P.‘ (120½bpm), the nice dated funk jiggled ‘Who Was That?‘ (110½bpm), Bootsy Collins and the Horny Horns backed funkily jolting ‘Try Me On…I’m Very You‘ (105¾bpm) and bumpily lurching ‘Smile On‘ (91bpm), plus the jaunty hit ‘Groove Is In The Heart’ (121½-121¾bpm) and its flip’s tightly burbling Euro tinged ‘What Is Love?’ (111¼bpm).
TODAY ‘I Got The Feeling’ (112bpm) (US Motown MOT12-4739)
Created by Dr. Freeze (apparently no relation of the Rileys) from the new jack swing stars’ forthcoming ‘The New Formula’ album, this muttering stuttery introed then ultra funky break beat jittered soulful guys moaned and harmonised swingbeat jiggler kicks up a typically infectious syncopation that sadly seems likely still to mean more Stateside than here, in LP, 12″ and Instrumental Versions.
TECH TRAX INC. ‘State Of The Art’ (119¾bpm) (US Nugroove NG 049)
Rheji Burrell’s latest creation (in fact the flip side), this cool synth washed pulsing instrumental loper in its Automated Mix with programmed spurts of strange nagging keyboards or a keyboards lacking Unautomated Mix, is coupled by the same bass line sharing calmly burbling ‘Tech Trax Inc.’ (119¾bpm) with a Clint Eastwood impersonator incongruously explaining recording techniques in its Xplanitory Mix but not in its more percussive Unxplanitory Mix, plus the — previously released? — reedy organ doodled and title repeating guy grunted jauntily trotting ‘Feel The Love (Body Mix)‘ (121½bpm).
THE CLUB CHART – September 8, 1990
01 01 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART (MEETING OF THE MINDS MIX)/WHAT IS LOVE? (HOLOGRAPHIC GOATEE MIX) Deee-Lite, Elektra 12in
02 02 LIVIN’ IN THE LIGHT (BRIXTON BASS MIX) Caron Wheeler, RCA 12in promo
03 07 ITS A SHAME (MY SISTER) Monie Love featuring True Image, Cooltempo 12in promo
04 08 HARD UP (HARD CORE MIX) Awesome 3, A&M PM 12in
05 06 DON’T BE A FOOL (EXTENDED VERSION) Loose Ends, 10 Records 12in
06 04 SUN WORSHIPPERS (POSITIVE THINKING) (PT 1) Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe, ffrr 12in
07 03 TOM’S DINER DNA featuring Suzanne Vega, A&M 12in
08 05 WHAT TIME IS LOVE? (LIVE AT TRANCENTRAL) The K.L.F., KLF Communications 12in
09 15 COMING BACK FOR MORE (FULL LENGTH VERSION) L.A. Mix, A&M 12in promo
10 10 THE BOOMIN’ SYSTEM (THE UNDERGROUND MIX) L.L. Cool J featuring Uncle L, Def Jam 12in
11 11 THE CULT OF SNAP (IBIZA ’90 EDIT) Snap, Arista 12in promo
12 9 PORTRAIT OF A MASTERPIECE (CJ’S ED-DID-IT MIX) The D.O.C., East West 12in
13 26 CULT OF SNAP Hi-Power, Debut 12in
14 59 HEAVEN (MIXES) The Chimes, CBS 12in promo
15 45 EVERYBODY Wendell Williams, US Minimal 12in
16 25 GOT 2 BE FREE (PARADISE MIX) New Life, A&M PM 12in promo
17 14 NOTHING TO LOSE/FIND TIME TO BE YOURSELF (VOCAL MIX) S’Express, Rhythm King 12in promo
18 49 DANCE (CLUB MIX) Earth People, Champion 12in promo
19 54 A BEAT CALLED LOVE The Grid, East West 12in
20 12 BONITA APPLEBAUM (WHY VERSION) A Tribe Called Quest, Jive 12in
21 18 OUTSTANDING Kenny Thomas, Cooltempo 12in
22 43 I NEED RHYTHM (REMIX) Splash, East West 12in promo
23 20 I DON’T EVEN KNOW Soul Family Sensation, One Little Indian 12in promo
24 22 DANCE DANCE Deskee, Big One 12in
25 81 DON’T GIVE UP (MIX 1) Double Trouble, Desire 12in promo
26 29 1814 MEGAMIX Janet Jackson, A&M 12in
27 16 TRICKY DISCO Tricky Disco, W.A.R.P/Outer Rhythm 12in
28 23 ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson featuring Shawn Christopher, Arista 12in
29 38 IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE (DEF CLUB MIX) Julian Jonah, Cooltempo 12in
30 34 FASCINATING RHYTHM (LISA LOUD MIX) Bass-O-Matic, Guerilla 12in
31 29 HEAVEN KNOWS (12” EDIT) Lalah Hathaway, Virgin 12in
32 — NOW’S THE B TURN (EXTENDED MIX) Laquan, 4+B’ 12in promo
33 24 SPIRITUAL HIGH Moodswings, White Label 12in
34 30 HEY VENUS (MAD THATCHER DISEASE MIX) That Petrol Emotion, Virgin 12in
35 17 LFO (THE LEEDS WAREHOUSE MIX) LFO, W.A.R.P/Outer Rhythm 12in
36 — 100 MILES AND RUNNIN’ N.W.A., US Ruthless/Priority 12in
37 61 TUNES SPLIT THE ATOM M.C. Tunes, ZTT 12in promo
38 — FANTASY (CLUB CUT MIX) Fantasy U.F.O., XL 12in White Label
39 66 GROOVY TRAIN (TERRY FARLEY MIX) The Farm, Produce 12in
40 65 STATE OF THE ART Tech Trak Inc., US Nu Groove 12in
41 13 HARDCORE UPROAR (ORIGINAL VERSION) Together, ffrr 12in
42 27 I LIKE YOU (LONDON MIX) Culture Beat (introducing Lana E & Jay Supreme), Epic 12in
43 32 SUMMER/AMOR Ben Chapman, deConstruction 12in promo
44 31 OVER YOU Taken featuring Helen Bruner, 4+B’ 12in
45 — BRING THAT BACK (ONE MORE TIME)/ON THE VERGE/ANNIHILATE (LES MIX)/2 MINUTE MADNESS Lost Entity, US Nu Groove 12in
46 87 I LIKE JOHN/GET A LITTLE STUPID Hardcore, XL 12in
47 52 I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE Lynda Law, Perfecto 12in promo
48 37 PEACE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Maxi Priest (featuring Jazzie B), 10 Records 12in promo
49 42 WOW WOW — NA NA Grand Piaz, Urban 12in
50 44 OMEN Orbital, ffrr 12in promo
51 — SO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE (EXTENDED LP MIX) Samuelle, East West 12in promo
52 21 TOUCH ME UP (CLUB VERSION) Body, MCA 12in
53 97 ELEVATION Xpansions, Optimism 12in White Label
54 50 I CAN’T STAND IT! (CLUB REMIX) Twenty 4 Seven, BCM 12in
55 99 V.L.S.I HEAVEN Epoch 90, Oh’Zone 12in White Label
56 46 RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW Eastern Block introducing Terri Symon, Epic 12in promo
57 — SUPERFLY 1990 (MANTRONIX REMIX) Curtis Mayfield & Ice-T, Capitol 12in promo
58 57 MOVIN’ (PAIN MIX) Lee Marrow, Champion 12in promo
59 — II DAM FUNKY (JOHN WADDELL & CJ MACKINTOSH MIX) Outlaw Posse, Gee Street 12in promo
60 47 SUNRISE (SATORI MIX) Movement .98 featuring Carroll Thompson, Circa 12in promo
61 41 STEP RIGHT ON Young Disciples, Talkin Loud 12in promo
62 35 LA RAZA (LA RAZA MIX) Kid Frost, Virgin 12in
63 28 FLOWERS Titiyo, Arista 12in promo
64 — YOU’RE WALKING (CORPORATE DEF MIX) Electribe 101, Mercury 12in promo
65 36 PURE (PURE ENERGY) G.T.O., Cooltempo 12in
66 40 SUMMERTIME (NORMAN COOK MIX) Martay-N-DBM, Cooltempo 12in
67 88 COME TOGETHER (WEATHERALL MIX) Primal Scream, Creation 12in
68 69 MAKE IT MINE Shamen, One Little Indian 12in
69 67 LIFE (EXCURSION ON THE VERSION) David Grant featuring The Original Double Trouble, 4+B’ 12in
70 — YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY En Vogue, Atlantic 12in
71 33 EASY LIFE Cabaret Voltaire, Parlophone 12in
72 — CERTAIN STATE OF MIND Digital Distortion, US Atmosphere 12in
73 91 RAINFOREST SERENADE The It, Black Market/Big Life 12in promo
74 re ANYONE … (FULL LENGTH MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, 3 Stripe Prods./ffrr 12in
75 — DO YOU REALLY WANT MY LOVE (WANNA DANCE MIX) Melba Moore, Capitol 12in
76 39 NOBODY (MIXES) Tongue ‘n’ Cheek, Syncopate 12in
77 100 INDEPENDENT (REMIX) (INDEPENDENT FUNK MIX) Salt-N-Pepa/Sybil, ffrr 12in promo
78 78 SPACE 3001 Space Opera, XL 12in promo
79 74 IT’S A MOMENT IN TIME 4 For Money, Tam Tam 12in White Label
80 92 SHACK UP — MACHINE A Certain Ratio, A&M 12in promo
81 — UNBELIEVABLE Yello, US Elektra 12in
82 95 TOGETHER AS ONE Spider, 10 Records 12in
83 82 LOVE RUSH Other People’s Money, Dedicated 12in promo
84 — TRY ME ON … I’M VERY YOU/GROOVE IS IN THE HEART/GOOD BEAT/POWER OF LOVE/SMILE ON/WHAT IS LOVE?/WORLD CLIQUE/E.S.P./ WHO WAS THAT?/DEEP ENDING Deee-Lite, Elektra LP
85 84 WONDERFUL WORLD (FX MIX) Wildski, Arista 12in
86 — FOREVER MY LOVE (RADIO MIX) DeSTry, Desire 12in promo
87 — CUBIK (US REMIXES) 808 State, US Tommy Boy 12in
88 — BREAKDOWN Seduction, US Vendetta 12in
89 68 THE TRUTH (VOCAL) Andre Leon, Reachin’ 12in White Label
90 re EDUTAINMENT (LP) Boogie Down Productions, Jive LP
91 75 SILLY GAMES (NORMAN COOK REMIX) Lindy Layton featuring Janet Kay, Arista 12in
92 56 BETTER WORLD (12″ MIX) History featuring Madeleine Jo, SPK.One 12in promo
93 77 ANTHEM/HEAVEN N. Joi, A Strictly Underground 12in White Label
94 60 JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT Mona George, Tuff Audio/London 12in
95 86 THAT’S MY ATTITUDE (CLUB EDIT) Troop, WEA 12in promo
96 58 JUST LET GO (EXTENDED MIX) Petra & Co., BCM 12in
97 51 STEP OFF (DANCIN’ DANNY D’S SLAMMIN’ & JAMMIN’ MIX) Junior Giscombe, MCA 12in
98 — KISS ME WITH THE WIND (THE MONTY MIX) Brenda Russell, A&M PM 12in promo
99 — TRUST NO ONE Unit 93, Bass-ic 12in
100 80 BURUNDI DUB Beats International featuring Janet Kay, Go! 12in promo
Compiled by Alan Jones from a sample of over 400 DJ returns and shop sales. This week’s shops: Groove (London), Black Market (London), City Sounds (London), Vinyl Zone (London), 23rd Precinct (Glasgow) and Crash (Leeds).