October 27, 1990: The Emotions, Black Box, Life On Earth, Kylie Minogue, Massivo/Jackie Rawe


PUBLIC ENEMY, as hinted last week, can now be confirmed as the new star live attraction at the November 2/3/4 Prestatyn weekender, where other final additions to the already detailed bill are Al B. Sure!, Samuelle, Innocence and possibly Blue Pearl, with Tim Westwood rejoining the DJ line-up to introduce P.E. (who appear on Saturday afternoon so they can get to their London Arena gig later that night) — last call for late bookings on 081-364 1212 . . . 2 Tuffs ‘Hold On’ and ‘Ghetto Heaven’ grooves combining ‘Slow Down‘, reviewed w/e August 18 when originally pressed on Intrigue for export only, is due here commercially now on eastwest (YZ542T) . . . Ceybil (a nasally wailing lady pronounced “Say-bill”) has her whispering guy and piping organ chords prodded jauntily jumping ‘Love So Special’ currently on US Atlantic import but it’s been promoed here as a single sider in just its B-side Tony Humphries mixed Original Underground Club Mix (121½bpm) (Atlantic A7818T) . . . Pal Joey has remixed his own (as it is confirmed) ‘Runaway‘, with added instrumentation over the Roy Ayers Ubiquity ‘Runnin’ Away’ riff, for upcoming UK release on Champion . . . D-Shake’s ‘Techno Trance’, not G.T.O.’s ‘Pure’ (right label, wrong tune!), is of course what ‘Industrial Bass’ by Project “86” sounds quite like . . . Danny Rampling’s soulfully skipping gruff Steve Eusebe moaned Sound Of Shoom ‘I Hate Hate (Southwark St. Mix)‘ (109¾bpm), as oldies fan Jay Strongman surprisingly didn’t point out last week, is of course a remake of Razzy’s mid-Seventies message song (a much played favourite then of Greg Edwards on Capital Radio) . . . Djum Djum’s somewhat European sounding ‘Difference’ proves to be a London recording created by the group with Leftfield and Mat Clark . . . Fluke’s ‘PhiIly’ on commercial 12-inch turns out indeed to be in Jamorphous and Jamoeba Mixes, with a squeaky strings stabbed fractionally slower new Jameteur Mix too (all still around 117½bpm) . . . N-Joi’s ‘Anthem’ (125bpm) on commercial 12-inch is now coupled only by ‘Manic’ and ‘Techno Gangsters’, despite being promoed in its original EP form with ‘Jah Heaven’ too . . . Pressure Zone are releasing their own total creation ‘That Moon‘, as by Paul Rutherford & Pressure Zone featuring Tammy Payne, on their own label Beat Farm Recordings from their own The Beat Farm studio, soon . . . Inner City’s additional mixes from their US ‘That Man (He’s All Mine)’ 12 inch are now out here as a separate Remix pressing, other remixes with no room for review being of Fantasy UFO, Mica Paris, Pet Shop Boys, and The Sindecut (again) . . . ‘Thunder‘ ( 119½-119¼bpm), a violent bass thundered galloper with silky strings playing what sounds like ‘The Good Life’ amongst the many episodic quotes as it rampages along, is the only really exciting dance track on not only Renegade SoundWave’s limited edition ‘R.S.W In Dub’ sampler EP but also their whole double LP of the same name, and will be remixed for commercial 12-inch anyway . . . Status Quo’s rockin’ & rollin’ ‘Anniversary Waltz’ is obviously great for Jive Bunny playing party jocks, who might find useful the fact that Part One medleys together ‘Let’s Dance’ (173)/’Red River Rock’ (173½)/’No Particular Place To Go’ (130)/’The Wanderer’ (128¾)/’I Hear You Knocking’ (128½)/’Lucille’ (138)/’Great Balls Of Fire’ (169-175½bpm), and Part Two ‘Rock ‘n Roll Music’ (174½-173½)/’Lover Please’ (174½)/’That’ll Be The Day’ (131½)/’Singing The Blues’ (131½)/’When Will I Be Loved’ (132¼)/’Let’s Work Together’ (127½)/’You Keep A Knockin” (173½-175) /’Long Tall Sally’ (176bpm), approximately! . . . “BPM” in giant red letters dominated the set of BBC2-tv’s first ‘Def II: Dance Energy’ (Mondays, circa 6.25-6.50pm, with a chart update Wednesdays 6.50-7pm), which did well to open with a live rap by the ever positive, never negative, KRS-One — a pity though that the studio sound and atmosphere weren’t punchier, but the filmed US rap reports made up for much . . . Jonathan Ross began as a researcher for Channel 4’s faster moving old UK version of ‘Soul Train’, with which comparisons must inevitably be made, so one wonders whether anyone from ‘Dance Energy’ will go on to similar heights?! . . . Brixton’s The Fridge and Capital FM combine for 95.8 At The Fridge next Monday (29) with DJs Pete Tong, Mick Brown, Dave Dorrell, and Ben & Andy (the Boilerhouse boys) . . .

Reviewed by Graeme Park and James Hamilton

OHM Heady Volts Sensation EP (Shake/Wire Me Up/Catch A Wave/Lol Mix/Challenger)
TIM HUTTON ‘Third Star’
SIMON SED ‘Wigged’/‘Criminal
TOMOWAKI ‘Past, Present, Future
2 TUFF ‘Slow Down’/‘Tribute’/‘Elevate Your Mind
CEYBIL ‘Love So Special
THE FAMILY STAND ‘Sweet Liberation’ (Jazzie B mixes/original/Bonus Beats)
HAKEEM X ‘Hip Hop Reborn
DEEE-LITE ‘Power Of Love (Sampla-Delic Remix)’/‘Deee-Lite Theme (Global Village Mix)’/‘Build The Bridge (Cross Cultural Mix)
OFFSHORE ‘Can’t Take The Power
ELECTRIBE 101 ‘Inside Out’/‘Electribal Memories
INCOGNITO ‘Can You Feel Me
LOUISE BAILEY ‘Do It Now (Bruce Forrest remix)
TEENA MARIE ‘Since Day One (Jazzie B remix)

THE EMOTIONS ‘Flowers’ (CBS 656360 6)
Taken from CBS’s upcoming ‘Dance Masters Vol 1‘ double LP, the sweetly soaring squeaky girls’ Earth Wind & Fire created 1976 classic has been remixed here by Gaz Anderson & Tony Thorpe with a perhaps inevitable though effective funky drummer jiggling gently through their Wizdom 12″ Mix (109½bpm), or chugging more chunkily through their Sun Mix (110bpm). (My stopwatch clocks in both as being steady, but puzzlingly an electronic BPM counter I’m currently roadtesting suggests they sometimes fluctuate fractionally downwards.) To judge from the buzz that’s already built up, this should be a smash!

BLACK BOX ‘Fantasy’ (97 bpm) (de/Construction Records PT 43896)
The hottest track from their album back in the spring now finally out here as a single this week, the waves and whispering introed then bouncily jiggling Herb Alpert ‘Rise’ tempoed (clomping the last beat of every bar) Earth Wind & Fire revival is powerfully wailed through a richly eventful arrangement with some especially attractive piano, flipped by its guy rapped different ‘Get Down‘ treatment (98¾bpm) and good wordy hip hop Rapcapella (98½bpm).

LIFE ON EARTH ‘Can’t Give You Up’ (120bpm) (RePublic Records LICT031, via Rough Trade)
Heavily plugged on Kiss 100 fm for some time already, so likely to be big around London at any rate, Andrew Livingstone & Pat Leacock’s very pleasant coolly ticking jazz-funk/house revamp of Mystic Merlin’s ‘Just Can’t Give You Up’ 1980 classic is in Full Club and more jerkily cantering Skankin’ Mixes, coupled by a Winston Marvaya and girls sung jiggly slow weaving remake of Roy Ayers’ ‘Sunshine’ (92bpm) in Jungle Bass and hi-hat hissed juddery Dread Mixes.

KYLIE MINOGUE ‘Step Back In Time (Walkin’ Rhythm Mix)’ (122bpm) (PWL Records PWLT 64)
Created by Stock Aitken Waterman as usual and mixed by Phil Harding & Ian Curnow, this, I kid you not, is GREAT — a Seventies disco clichés plundering breezy canterer blessed with one of SAW’s most facile catchy melodies and a terrific Deee-Lite inspired video to boot (pun intended!), although the latter is more late Sixties than the late Seventies it should have been to match the music (Instrumental flip).

MASSIVO featuring Jackie Rawe ‘Kingdom Of Love’ (99½bpm) (Debut DEBTX 3101, via Pinnacle)
Switching their featured singer from Tracy Ackerman to sweetly soaring Jackie Rawe, the Orr-Some Productions team’s bouncy light swingbeat jiggler is an original creation this time, not a cover version, with an exquisitely delicate percapella style flipside It’s A Dream Mix (billed on the sleeve as The Kingdom Of Dub) that may not be as routinely danceable but is certainly the one to hear, very impressive.

AFRICAN BUSINESS ‘In Zaire’ (112bpm) (Urban URBX DJ 64)
Likely to be big, the corny “wooh yeah” prodded densely jiggly chugging Italian pop rap adaptation of Johnny Wakelin’s 1976 smash (then about the 1974 Mohammad Ali v George Foreman “rumble in the jungle” boxing bout) is promoed here ahead of October 29 release as a twin-pack with its Mara and more Burundi-ishly percussive Nza Mixes on one disc, the separately titled though similar ‘African Business‘ in Gene Krupa-ishly rumbled Afroswing and jungle drums throbbed jumpier Fantafro Mixes on t’other.

NEUTRON 9000 ‘Sentinel (“The Steve Proctor Mixes”)’ (110¼bpm) (Profile PROFT 309)
Created by Dominic Woosey but, as the labelling suggests, largely the work of remixer Steve Proctor, this languid Linda D.M. crooned airy fairy follow-up to ‘Cybersculpture’ lacked balls in these slow ambiently started then coolly pulsing Remix, All Night Long and Tropical Love Forest Mixes, but now is also in “More Steve Proctor Mixes” (Profile PROFT 309R) as a Timmy Thomas-ish underpinned loping livelier Orinoco Version and acappella then eventually jiggly Xappiness Rip Off With Respect Mix.

EVE GALLAGHER ‘Love Come Down’ (More Protein PROT 612. via Virgin)
Only just promoed but reputedly already out (surely they mean Monday, November 19 rather than October 19, a Friday?) and well worth checking whenever you do find it, this grittily wailing Swiss based miss’s unexpectedly soulful chunkily pushing jiggler is a sort of swingbeat-ish Snap/Soul II Soul rhythm fusion produced by FON Force’s Mark Brydon in his acappella started Norman Normal Mix (99¾bpm), piano started strong Evil Eve Mix, sparser bouncy Manchester Space Dub and philosophical foreign male muttering overlaid Psychedelic Sanyasin Mix (all 99½bpm), with further remixes by Bruce Forest and Phil Chill to follow.

DONNA GARDIER ‘I’ll Be There’ (92½bpm) (Pump House Productions/Virgin VST 1307)
Remixed by Frankie Knuckles, this sawing strings and muted trumpet started then sultry girl wailed superb slinkily jiggling atmospheric soul jogger is in Classic Club, Mo’ Better Horn Instrumental and Radio Mixes, worth finding.

ALTERN 8 ‘Overload’ (Network NWKT 10, via Pinnacle Recuts)
Pronounced “Alternate”, of course, a bleeping 33⅓rpm eight-tracker from Stafford (Techno City UK) created by Chris Peat & Mark Archer, who also record as C+M Connection but are better known as Nexus 21 (their remixed ‘Self Hypnosis’ is due soon too), this has the Stafford dedicated bright thumping ‘Return To Techno City’ (124bpm), samples punctuated episodic pure techno ‘Real Time Status‘ (122bpm), sparse washing machine style ‘Objective‘ (123bpm), “I bet” repeating twittery jolting ‘Underground‘ (124bpm), title repeating and disc backspinning ‘Move My Body‘ (123bpm), surging Euro flavour ‘Destiny‘ (129bpm), jerkily loping techno ‘Depth Of Sound‘ (119¼bpm), birds tweeted ambient ‘Passion Devotion‘ (123bpm), immediately selling well but apparently not promoed to mailing list DJs, judging from the Club Chart.

MR MONDAY ‘Future’ (123½bpm) (Elevation Inc. 1 ON ONE, via 071-221 3281)
Possibly with labels reversed on the wrong sides, this zingily bleeping and jangling breezy good rave instrumental keeps infectiously pushing ever onwards and upwards, flipped more in swingbeat style by in fact ‘Pushing’, a “What’s going to happen?” muttering started then mournfully chanted repetitive chugging jiggler in its Full Up Mix (114¾bpm) followed by a spacey saxophone introed much brighter and better sung alternative Edit (114¼bpm), worth checking too.

PRESSURE ZONE ‘Johannesburg’ (Creation Records CRE084T)
Gil Scott-Heron’s simple catchy “What’s the word? Johannesburg!” singalong message song revived now by the group who last year revived the O’Jays’ ‘Backstabbers’, the girls and guys chanting through a modishly jiggling Danny Rampling Mix (95bpm), their own slower slinkily sombre Manhattan Mix (both these latter spiked by good braying brass) and reggae style Dub Chant (93¼bpm), while best of all is a superb jazz keyboards grooved marathon Good Morning America instrumental workout (92¼-92½bpm) that really cooks! Although preaching much the same idea, the above should not be confused with

PRESSURE DROP ‘Back2Back’ (90¾bpm) (Big World Records BIWT 010, via Pinnacle)
which is a sombrely muttered and moaned anti-racism message song meandering through a strange shivering strings thrummed stark bassy rhythm (in four mixes).

THE RAGGA TWINS ‘Spliffhead’ (129¼bpm) (Shut Up And Dance Records SUAD 7)
East London’s Demon Rocker and Flinty Badman follow up their still Kiss 100 fm plugged ‘Hooligan ’69’/’Ragga Trip’ with another hot double header, this haranguing slow started then storming frantic ragga/bleep hip house fusion (with a tempoless ambient pause two-thirds through) being coupled by the jauntily fast, tongue twistingly toasted jumpy pure reggae ‘Illegal Gunshot‘ (108½bpm), officially the A-side but mentioned far less than the other from the off.

DEFINITION OF SOUND ‘Now Is Tomorrow (Experiments In Sound Part 1)’ (115½bpm) (Circa Records YRT 54)
With an unrelated patois conversation intro, Kevwon and Donwon’s then smoothly booming bass throbbed hip house canterer is wailed by Elaine Vassell between the guys’ ragga rap, grunging background guitar leading to a jerkier finale that suddenly erupts like the Edgar Winter Group’s ‘Frankenstein’ in a sizzlingly phased frequency shift sure to set teeth on edge, flipped by the more compactly vocal Part 2 (115¼bpm) plus the intriguing Them ‘Gloria’ type guitar backed and ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ “doop de doop”-ed jaunty rock/rap fusing ‘Moira Jane’s Café‘ (1191/4bpm), the latter a potentially stronger pop hit in its own right.

POWERCUT CREW ‘Get Down (Alright)’ (Slam Jam Productions/Eternal YZ520T, via WMI)
Debuting producer Dancin’ Danny D’s own logo, this guy rapped, jazz-funkily chanting girls supported lively late Seventies-style hip house skipper jumps along at an infectious lick through Danny’s The Slammin’ Mix (122½bpm), more jerkily through Little Louis Vega’s The Jammin’ Mix (122¾bpm), plus Power Beats (122¾bpm), promoed ahead of November 5 release.

JOHNNY GILL ‘My, My, My’ (74bpm) (Motown ZT 44036)
Sounding mighty fine on Kiss 100 fm, the ex-New Edition soulster’s LA & BabyFace produced recent US Black smash is an exquisitely weaving romantic swayer right up in Teddy Pendergrass’s old class, throatily growling, pleading and soaring with a touch of the Bobby Womacks too, in Full Version, Radio Edit and Instrumental.

LEE MARROW ‘Movin” (122bpm) (Champion CHAMP 12X 255)
Created in Italy by Checco & Soul Train, this Brass Construction title line quoting but not otherwise similar brightly bounding Italo hip house galloper when on import was flipped by its instrumental but here has the “grip my hips and move me” introed, Led Zeppelin ‘Whole Lotta Love’-like guitar and other familiar noises punctuated similarly leaping ‘Pain‘ (123bpm) instead, for lively good value.

DOUBLE DEE featuring Dany ‘Found Love’ (125bpm) (Italian ONIZOM Music/IRMAcasadiprimordine OZ 002)
About since at least June but only now getting hyped up a bit ahead of possible UK release, this familiar jerkily pounding infectious Italo house galloper, pausing with a chatter and piano lull towards the end, is in tempoless lush piano started then guttural guy chanted Full, Bass and jangly piano driven vocal Dub, vocal-less Instrumental and House Versions.

THE BROTHERS GRIMM ‘Déjà Vu’ (126bpm) (Production House PNT 017, via 081-968 8870)
Punctuated by “bass” and “the rhythm, the rhythm, the rhythm” samples in its A-side The Awakening Mix, this simple lightly cantering calliope organ piped bleeper has instantly taken off fast as it meets a current demand, with washing machine-type The Original and slightly dubwise Ranking Dread Mixes too.

REY De COPAS ‘Frontera Del Ensueno (Frontier Of Dreams)’ (110¾bpm) (Kickin’ Vinyl KICK 001T)
Promoed on its Spanish DRO pressing, this flamenco guitar started and clapping underpinned Balearic piano jangler from Jerez De La Frontera (where the sherry comes from too) builds breezily with some soaring trumpet and a bit of Spanish singing in The Grid’s Andalucian Mix, flipped by their drily striding Grid Caramba Dub Mix, classy and subtle.

L.A. MOOD ‘Olé Olé Olé’ (121bpm) (PWL Records PWLT 66)
From Holland and originally promoed here on Crucial Dance, this happily leaping piano jangled Eurodisco instrumental is catchily punctuated by bursts of singalong repetition of its title line, great fun for party crowds, flipped by an ‘Omen III’ trailer introed less effective routine pop-hip house vocal samples prodded Cerveza Mix[James has reviewed these mixes the wrong way round: the first mix he mentions is actually the Cerveza Mix, and the second is the main 12″ mix]

RIO RHYTHM BAND ‘Carnival Da Casa’ (A Hooj Choon HOOJ 1T, via Spartan)
With whistle blasts, jangling piano, rattling percussion and the full works, DJ Ian B’s brightly clichéd amalgam of familiar jolly Latin elements is in Mixa Da Vitoria Da Conquista (120½bpm) and Mixa Da Florianopolis (120¾bpm) versions, coupled by the nervily frantic house and Hashim samples woven ‘Overdrive (pts 1-4) (Mixa Da Loco)‘ (121¾bpm). Viva Semprini!

CARON WHEELER ‘U.K. Blak’ (RCA PT 43720)
Promoed as a 33⅓rpm four-tracker with no details of its different mixes (some apparently remixed in Jamaica by Steely & Clevie) ahead of full release next week, her album’s Carl McIntosh produced sweetly cooed sinuous jiggly Soul II Soul-ish title track (about the after effects of West Indian immigration here following World War II, but more elegantly explained than that!) is in sinewy wriggling (103¾bpm), similar shorter (103½bpm), starker juddering (103¾bpm), and lyrics emphasising (103½bpm) mixes, listed by A/B side running order.

EN VOGUE ‘You Don’t Have To Worry’ (Atlantic A7812T)
Promoed in its original LP Version but now newly remixed to coincide with the girls’ cancelled UK gigs, this Foster McElroy created sweetly shrill wailed and cooed undulating jiggly trotter rolls remorselessly along through its UK Edit and 7″ (104¼bpm), and more sparsely funky Club Newbreed and TV Instrumental (104bpm) mixes, spiked at times by dramatically edited beats.

MASTER ACE ‘I Got Ta (Brixton Bass 12″)’ (104¼bpm) (Cold Chillin’/:r W9505T, via WMI)
Previously hot on import back in June but now remixed by Blacksmith and promoed ahead of UK release next week, this JB “I got ta” prodded unrushed rolling wordy intelligent rap has slightly readjusted emphasis on its jiggling funky drummer especially in its Riddim Mix 7″, and completely different slower stark snaredrum tapped and synth tones washed Lub It 12″ (99¼bpm).

ROBERT OWENS ‘Happy’ (102¾bpm) (4+B’ 12 BRW 196)
Mournfully agonised (“happy” is what he wants to be!) with gospel-ish girls’ choral support, this Frankie Knuckles & David Morales produced funky drum throbbed and sax honked sombre dense jiggly pusher is in Ski Fear Recall and less tense Merry Mix versions (the promo also had a Dramatic Mix and Frankie’s Version), flipped by the ‘D’ Train-ish synth spiked lightly flurrying ‘Far Away’ (119¾bpm) in Extravaganza and Red Zone Mixes.

BLADE ‘Mind Of An Ordinary Citizen’ (101½bpm) (691 Influential BLADE 1203, via Pinnacle)
Recently warm on white label and now out fully, this UK homeboy’s Public Enemy-ish powerful murkily churning angry rap is coupled by the blazingly ultra frenetic ‘Forward‘ (129½bpm), starting with police sirens, radio airchecks —including Tim Westwood talking about the actual record! — and ending with radio set smashing sound effects, his DJ Renegade scratching up a storm in between (instrumentals too).

FABIO AND THE GROOVERIDER with Excel D ‘Rage’ (Dance D’Vision Discs UNI 4)
Initially pressed up on very limited white label by Unie Weimer (0867 33647) ahead of a major deal, the ex-Faze 1 FM DJs’ pulsing electro house instrumental is punctuated by ‘Cübik’-like fruitily buzzing synth tones in its scuffling episodic A-side mix (123½bpm), flipped by chimes tinkled coolly cantering (121½bpm) and whistles filled urgently thumping (124¼bpm) alternatives.

M.C. JUICE ‘Satisfaction’ (118bpm) (Production House PNT 016, via 081-968 8870)
A well written rap, this gruff speedily spoken fast nervy new jack swing/hip house wriggler has a maddeningly familiar jaunty lilt inspired by Johnny Gill’s ‘Rub You Up The Right Way’, in jerkily starting jittery Rapitup and more mellow less urgent Word Up Mix versions, coupled with the romantically muttered soulful swaying ‘Your Guy (Mellow Magic Mix)‘ (96bpm).

JEFF REDD ‘What Goes Around, Comes Around’ (91 bpm) (US Uptown Records MCA 12-53919)
Turning into something of a real underground sleeper in London over the last few weeks, this pent up lightly soulful, title chorussing girl echoed, wriggly tapping jogger from Jeff’s now quite old ‘Quiet Storm’ LP is in Nevelle Hodge’s new Extended Remix, Radio Mix, Extended Instrumental and Jazz Reprise versions.

FUN 4 FUN ‘Relax Your Soul’ (German Logic Records 613 307)
Produced (like the same label’s Snap!) supposedly in London, this air raid siren and “wooh yeah” punctuated jauntily driving but very derivative ‘French Kiss’-ish and other samples woven churning chugger is in two Club Mixes, 6:45 long on the phonetically croaked A-side (123½bpm) and 7:30 on the basically instrumental flip (123¾bpm), the former alone having been promoed here as Club Mix 1 (Arista FUN 1) ahead of UK release.

CREATION ‘Give It Up’ (118¾bpm) (de/Construction Records PT 44096)
Uninformatively promoed, this long slow soulful husky girl started then storming Black Box ‘Ride On Time’-style throaty guy and girl duetted surging galloper is exciting enough but nothing new (in fact obviously very 1989), flipped by a totally different less urgently loping alternative version (118¼bpm).

TREBLE ROCK 3 ‘Conscience (100 EFFM Mix)’ (106½bpm) (StreetBeat Records CHAZZ 002, via Spartan)
South London’s rapping StreetBeat Posse, Patrick Edwards, Ian McPherson & Michael McGregor, debut with a sweetly cooing girls supported pleasant ragga/street soul jiggler, flipped by Trippi T’s deliberately Northern aimed bleeping instrumental ‘Open Space’ (125¾bpm), out next week.

FAZE 1 FM ‘Listen To The Band (12″ Mix)’ (102¾bpm) (Arista 613 477)
Promoed since late June, South London pirate DJs G.I. Joe and Clazzy J’s reggae introed (and bubbly rhythm underpinned) then huskily rapped jerkily bouncing hip hop jiggler is finally out, flipped by its funky drum tripped The FM Radio Mix (105¼bpm), while also promoed now is a James Brown grunts punctuated, smooth strings and sax backed more soulfully slinky Joe’s Garage Mix (103½bpm) (Arista FAZE 2) flipped by a similar Joe’s Garage Revisited Mix with the chant reinstated, plus the original 12″ Mix.

NITROUS ‘Interceptor’ (122¼bpm) (N20)
This D-Shake ‘Techno Trance’-ish throbbing rave instrumental kicks off an uninformatively black labelled four tracker, with the organ stabbed steadily driving also D-Shake-ish ‘Penetrator‘ (120¼bpm), churning jittery techno ‘Moonwalk‘ (122¼bpm), and funky drum jiggled, rock guitar yowled building ‘Rok Skool‘ (110¼bpm).

LOOSE ENDS ‘Love’s Got Me

THE CLUB CHART – October 27, 1990


01 01 LET’S PUSH IT (BIG BEAT MIX) Innocence, Cooltempo 12in promo
03 04 ELEVATION Xpansions, Optimism/Arista 12in
04 03 IT’S A SHAME (MY SISTER) Monie Love featuring True Image, Cooltempo 12in
05 16 AFTERMATH/I’M FOR REAL Nightmares On Wax, W.A.R.P. 12in
06 02 EVERYBODY (RAP) Criminal Element Orchestra featuring Wendell Williams, deConstruction 12in
07 06 BACK TO REALITY (DRUM AND BASS MIX) The Intelligent Hoodlum, A&M PM 12in
09 05 HEAVEN (MIXES) The Chimes, CBS 12in
10 24 THE EXORCIST The Scientist, Kickin 12in
11 08 TOTAL CONFUSION (LIMO) (CONFUSION MIX) A Homeboy, A Hippie And A Funki Dredd, Tam Tam 12in
12 20 LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU) Janet Jackson, A&M PM 12in promo
13 49 FANTASY/RACAPELLA Blackbox, deConstruction 12in
14 36 IN ZAIRE African Business, Urban 12in promo
15 52 ANTHEM N. Joi, deConstruction 12in
16 17 I’M THE ONE (EXTENDED VERSION) Steve Harvey, A&M PM 12in promo
17 29 GET YOURSELF TOGETHER Young Disciples, Talking Loud 12in
18 10 FREQUENCY/DEMONS Rhythmatic, 0742/Network 10in promo
19 26 FREE (C’MON) (TO THE POINT MIX) Catch, ffrr 12in promo
20 09 CONTRIBUTION (THE REVOLUTION MIX) Mica Paris featuring Rakim, 4+B 12in
21 35 LITTLE BROTHER Blue Pearl, W.A.U!/Mr. Modo/Big Life 12in
22 23 OLYMPIC STATE (AUG. 90) 808 State, ZTT 12in promo
23 — U.K. BLAK Caron Wheeler, RCA 12in promo
24 07 LIVIN’ IN THE LIGHT (BRIXTON BASS MIX) Caron Wheeler, RCA 12in
25 82 POWER OF LOVE (SAMPLADELIC REMIX) Deee-Lite, Elektra 12in promo
26 32 CAN’T STOP (ONE WORLD 12″) After 7, Virgin America 12in promo
27 — CULTURE (DANCEHALL MIX) Rebel MC/COMIN’ ON STRONG Rebel MC (featuring Tenor Fly), Desire 12in promo
29 45 MISS MY LOVE (URBAN MIX) Gwen Guthrie, US Reprise 12in
31 51 PHILLY Fluke, Creation 12in promo
32 27 THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THIS Omar, Kongo Dance 12in
33 43 IT’S MY LIFE (BOILERHOUSE MIX) Maureen, Urban 12in
34 65 DIFFERENCE (STENG MIX) Djum Djum, Outer Rhythm 12in promo
35 60 FOUND LOVE Double Dee featuring Dany, Italian Onizom 12in/US Epic 12in
36 42 PEOPLE (US REMIXES) Soul II Soul, US Virgin 12in
37 22 SO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE (EXTENDED LP MIX) Samuelle, East West 12in
38 13 JAZZ THING (VIDEO MIX) Gang Starr, CBS 12in promo
39 25 DON’T BE A FOOL (EXTENDED VERSION) Loose Ends, 10 Records 12in
40 34 I CAN’T STAND IT! (CLUB REMIX) Twenty 4 Seven, BCM 12in
41 19 FASCINATING RHYTHM (LISA LOUD MIX) Bass-O-Matic, Guerilla 12in
42 — DANGEROUS ON THE DANCEFLOOR (CLUB REMIX) Musto & Bones, Citybeat 12in promo
43 55 TELL ME WHY?/WISDOM The Sindecut, Virgin 12in promo
44 64 CAN’T GIVE YOU UP (FULL CLUB MIX) Life On Earth, RePublic 12in promo
45 59 SOMETHING AIN’T RIGHT (SLAMMIN CLUB MIX) Slam Slam featuring Dee C Lee, MCA 12in
46 21 FANTASY (CLUB CUT MIX) Fantasy U.F.O., XL Recordings 12in
47 — SINCE DAY ONE (REMIX) Teena Marie, Epic 12in promo
48 31 CUBIK (US REMIXES) 808 State, US Tommy Boy 12in
49 38 GHETTO CHILD (BOILERHOUSE REMIX) Detroit Spinners. East West 12in
50 44 FEELS GOOD (BEN LIEBRAND MIX) Tony! Toni! Toné!, Wing/Polydor 12in
51 — I HATE HATE Sound Of Shoom, Creation 12in promo
52 28 ITAL’S THEME Ital Rockers, Bass-ic 12in
53 54 DOWN TO EARTH Monie Love/RING MY BELL Monie Love (featuring Ultra Naté), Cooltempo 12in
54 73 ALL JOIN HANDS Ce Ce Rogers, US Atlantic 12in
55 57 GIVE IT UP Creation, deConstruction 12in promo
56 15 THE CULT OF SNAP (IBIZA ’90 EDIT) Snap!, Arista 12in
57 78 CARNIVAL DE CASA Rio Rhythm Band, Hooj Choons 12in
58 14 MAKE IT MINE Shamen, One Little Indian 12in
59 Re YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY En Vogue, Atlantic 12in
60 — T.T.O. (FANTASY U.F.O. MIX)/(MAD BASTARD MIX)/(MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE MIX) Turntable Overload, Made On Earth 12in white label
61 100 SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY Zoe, W.A.U!/Mr Modo 12in promo
62 — KEEP IT UP L.U.P.O., Low Spirit/yo-bro 12in promo
63 58 I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN (EXTENDED) Neneh Cherry, Circa 12in
64 — WHERE LOVE LIVES (RED ZONE MIX) Alison Limerick, Arista 12in promo
65 33 BODY LANGUAGE The Adventures Of Stevie V, Mercury 12in
66 47 TEKNOLOGI (R.J. FLIP MIX) Urban Hype, Reachin’ 12in promo
67 67 WAITING FOR LOVE Cool Down Zone, Ten 12in promo
69 83 CLOSE TO ME (REMIXED BY PAUL OAKENFOLD) The Cure, Fiction 12in promo
70 — NOD YOUR HEAD TO THIS (NORMAN COOK REMIX) Kings Of Swing, Bumrush/Virgin America 12in promo
71 — MUST BEE THE MUSIC King Bee, Dutch Torso Dance 12in
72 41 SOUL THUNDER (DRILLER MIX) Juno, Bass-it 12in
73 91 SPLIFFHEAD The Ragga Twins, Shut Up And Dance 12in promo
74 71 KINKY AFRO Happy Mondays, Factory 12in promo
75 37 PURE (G FORCE MIX) G.T.O., Cooltempo 12in
76 39 RHYTHM TAKES CONTROL (ORIGINAL STYLE MIX) Unique 3 (featuring Karin), Ten 12in promo
77 — JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE Massonix, Spirit/Noise 12in promo
78 94 KISS ME WITH THE WIND (THE MONTY MIX) Brenda Russell, A&M PM 12in promo
79 — HERE WE GO AGAIN (STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN MIX) Paradiso, Boy’s Own Productions 12in promo
80 80 RELAX YOUR SOUL (CLUB MIX) Fun 4 Fun, Logic 12in
82 — H-O-U-S-E Doug Lazy, US Atlantic 12in
83 62 MOTHER UNIVERSE The Soup Dragons, Raw TV/Big Life 12in
84 — WE GO SUBSONIC Subsonic Two, Unity 12in
85 — I’M YOUR BABY TONIGHT Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
86 — LOVE’S GOT ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Loose Ends, Ten 12in promo
87 84 BACK2BACK Pressure Drop, Big World 12in promo
88 — WELCOME TO THE STORY (PEACE GO WITH YOU BROTHER MIX) Galliano, Talkin Loud 12in promo
89 — THEMES/DREAMS OF LIVE NRG Possee/Ree-Venge, 12in white label
90 — DON’T WANNA HOLD ON (COLD AS MIX) Mercy Me, Cooltempo 12in
91 93 DON’T EVER LEAVE ME AGAIN (STRAIGHT PASS), Lance Ellington A&M PM 12in
92 56 IT’S A MOMENT IN TIME 4 For Money, Tam Tam 12in
93 66 JUST ANOTHER DREAM (12″ MIX) Cathy Dennis, Polydor 12in
94 50 AIN’T IT GOOD TO YOU (RADIO REMIX EDIT) M.C. Shan, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
95 48 BAREFOOT IN THE HEAD A Man Called Adam, Big Life 12in
96 92 BREAKDOWN/GROOVE ME Seduction, US Vendetta 12in
97 — SLOW DOWN 2 Tuff, East West 12in promo
98 Re TRUST NO ONE Unit 93, Bass-ic 12in
99 — INSIDE OUT (ANTI-POP MIX) Electribe 101, Mercury 12in promo
100 — SO HARD (THE KLF VERSUS PET SHOP BOYS) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in

One thought on “October 27, 1990: The Emotions, Black Box, Life On Earth, Kylie Minogue, Massivo/Jackie Rawe”

  1. Big week this week- first/early mentions for King Bee, Altern8 (I don’t remember them under that name being around this early – an album too!), Fabio & Grooverider (on record together which they didn’t do too much, although around this time they seemed to be on just about every rave and club night being advertised on Kiss), the Ragga Twins and the first Hooj Choon (I didn’t know that was released this early) but who were massive during what’s now called the “golden age of trance” of 1996-2001; not the early 90s big on the underground but less commercially big dawning of trance which is usually said to have begun with the Age of Love which must have come out around now although whether it’ll come to JH’s attention at this time is another question. And of course the Age of Love is generally accepted as the first undeniably trance tune in all its attributes as opposed to the schools of thought that date the first trance glimmerings to the earliest German kosmische muzik in the late 60s/early 70s and therefore I suppose from the title track of Pink Floyd’s ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’ from 1968 seeing as it’s said by many to have been such a big influence on the earliest kosmische music.

    I used to be glued to Kiss at this time as were most people I knew – after years of often static ridden, constantly busted, fading in and out pirates it was great to have our music on perfect sounding 24 hour crystal clear FM it felt great and looking back Kiss really was amazing at this time although we were spoilt for choice as after JFM, Solar and Horizon of the jazz-funk and electro era the big pirates getting going around such as CentreForce, Green Apple and Rave FM were every bit as well known for the rave era. JH keeps mentioning tunes that were played big time on Kiss at this time and many I obviously remember but he also mentions some getting heavy rotation that I therefore must have heard loads of times but have completely forgotten the existence of or ever hearing.


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