BEATS & PIECES
REVIEWED THREE weeks ago as ‘Love Odyssey’ by Where — and since charted variously as ‘Where’ by Love Odyssey and ‘Love Odyssey’ by Icehouse! — the above uninformatively labelled mystery track turns out to be the Rockhouse Love Odyssey Mix of Maureen’s now properly promoed ‘Where Has All The Love Gone’ (122¾-122½bpm), out on Urban at the very end of the year, which merely adds attractive nasal wailing to become the A-side’s main vocal Rockhouse Mecca Mix . . . Graeme Park’s much speeded up (and how, from its original 89bpm!) although still unhurried steadily clonking 110bpm Twilight Mix of Less Stress (featuring Katherine Wood)’s ‘Don’t Dream Its Over’ (Boy’s Own Productions BOIXR 4) has been so much in demand that it has apparently been bootlegged before ffrr could get their official pressing out . . . PKA ‘Let Me Hear You (Say Yeah) (Bass Bins At Dawn Mix)‘ (119¾bpm), reviewed off white label last week, is now out properly on Stress (SST 1) — which more “hardcore” logo is paired with the pop aimed fbi as the Disco Mix Club’s two new commercial outlets — flipped by the cheekily titled ‘Blipsync‘ (129¾bpm), a silly little bleep adaptation of (geddit?) Lipps, Inc.’s ‘Funkytown’! . . . M.C. Hammer’s unremixed much more ‘When Doves Cry’-like Radio Edit (121¼bpm) is flipped on seven inch by a Junior Vasquez & Shep Pettibone remixed wrigglier Jam The Hammer Mix (119¾bpm) that isn’t on the UK 12 inch, making the smaller format to my mind the better buy . . . York based Thomas Taylor’s “musician friendly” Lendaneer Music label, to be launched in January, optimistically promises that it will be a major chart force and proposes to charge a £40 registration fee (“to cut out the time wasters”) for its DJ mailing list, reckoning on servicing records and videos by brand new acts every week — send a stamped self-addressed envelope for details to Graham Cambridge at Lendaneer Music, 48 Linton Street, York YO2 4SA . . . Rushden based Full Effect Promotions, recently mentioned as building a DJ mailing list, have no connection with the London based business of the same name (new address PO Box 1823, London W10 4NA; ‘phone 081-969 1814, fax 081-9684184), already well established having done dance promotion for the likes of RePublic Records, WARP/Outer Rhythm and Bassic . . . Nomad featuring Sharon Dee Clarke give you devotion at Brixton’s The Fridge this Saturday (15) . . . Botany 5 should be PA-ing at a Space allniter on Boxing Day (December 26) in Glasgow’s The Champion Club (Oswald Street), with top local DJs Toni Scott, Stewart & Orde, Haul, Lars and Richard . . . Colin Hudd, Markie Mark, DJ Lix and Anton Yule bug out with live percussion, singers, dancers and visuals at an in2dance special in Brighton’s Zap Club on Thursday, December 27 . . . DJs Dick Tracy and Gordon meanwhile host Grooveyard Fridays at Brighton’s Escape Club . . . Leland did it, if you believe in dreams . . . DAMN’ FINE!
Reviewed by James Hamilton and Paul Gotel
HEAVY SHIFT ‘Come Alive (Reanimating Remix)’
THE TYRREL CORPORATION ‘6 O’Clock’ (Philadelphia Mix/Anthem Mix)
BAD GROOVE ‘Bad Groove’
RHYTHM DOCTOR ‘Phuture’ / ‘Mister’
BEVERLEE ‘Set Me Free’ (The Tribe Mix/Rollin Rap)
MARIAH CAREY ‘Someday’ (New House Mix)
BOULEVARD MOSSE ‘U Can’t Escape The Hypeness’
RHYTHM FACTORY ‘Gotta Have Your Own Style’
EVOLUTION ‘Came Outa Nowhere’
PAUL RUTHERFORD WITH PRESSURE ZONE ‘That Moon’ (Club Mix)
RED NINJA (white label)
A HOMEBOY, A HIPPIE AND A FUNKI DREDD ‘Freedom’ (mixes)
U2 ‘Night And Day’ (Twilight Remix/Steely String Mix)
GAIL ‘N’ JAMES ‘I Don’t Care’
OFF-SHORE ‘I Can’t Take The Power’ (CBS 656570 6)
Created by top German club jocks Jens ‘Jelly’ Lissat & Peter Harder, this simple friskily pounding piano plonked Italo house-meets-Snap type instrumental thumper (hinting at, without actually quoting, the female title line from ‘The Power’) is finally out here in Riva (123¼bpm), Aronow and Dub (123¾bpm) Mixes, having been around for ages as a bootleg — possibly several times over, certainly one illegal version being coupled by “Action” AJ’s ‘The Action’ (see below).
SUBJECT: 13 ‘Eternity’ (Vinyl Solution STORM 23, via SRD)
Penned by David ‘D-Boy’ Stewart with production help from Secret Desire’s Danny O’Shea plus J. Saul Kane, this jittery exciting rave instrumental whips bleeps, low frequencies and flying funky drumbeats into frantically phased and scrubbed Spiritual Club (125¾-125½bpm), Spiritual Dub (125¼bpm), and rapping Breakdown (125½-125¼bpm) Mixes, yet another sizzling stormer from the label.
THE GREASE MEGAMIX featuring JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN ‘You’re The One That I Want (125-214¼)/Greased Lightning (159¼)/Summer Nights’ (125-46½bpm) (Polydor/PWL Records PZ 114)
Brilliantly blended by Phil Harding & Ian Curnow, this exceptionally smooth segue of the biggest hits from the movie ‘Grease’ is a must for mobiles, and all sorts of other jocks at this time of year! Continue reading “December 15, 1990: Off-Shore, Subject: 13, The Grease Megamix, Doug Lazy, Frank “K”/Wiston Office”