From 1990 and the amazing Mark Moore, backed up by Sonique, who was to go on to have her own successful career as solo artist and DJ. An asterix , a hyphen or an apostrophe ? I don’t think the band knew how to break up the name so it wouldn’t be banned for being to risque.
Funky house with piano stabs and produced with Martin Gordon and James Reynolds . Superstar guests on b-vox were Sharon Blackwell, Naomi Osbourne, Lorna Rowe & Sylvia Tella.
B-sides include “My Laser” which sampled from John Carpenter movie “Dark Star”. Moore was very Sci-Fi obsessed, a solid groover. “Find Time To Be Yourself” featured “wah” guitar from Paul Gendler (who was in the 80’s teen bop band, Modern Romance) and is subtly funky.
Rhythm King Records – SEXY 01T
||Nothing To Lose
||Find Time To Be Yourself (Geetar Heaven Mix)
||My Laser (Just Won’t Function Anymore)
A very small amount of requests this week, I guess everyone is Bowie-ed out 🙂 !
Transvision Vamp -If Looks Could Kill (US Promo 12″) For Chris (Can’t beat a bit of Wendy!)
Careless Hands – Looking For A Secret / New Lamps For Old (7″) For James (Obscure is good)
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (12″) For Nik C (a great Bowie choice!)
Tears For Fears – Johnny Panic and The Bible Of Dreams (12″) for Me (yes, a bit self gratifying but this needed a re-up)
James – Ring The Bells E.P. (12″) For Me (Can’t believe the lack of James on here, classic 90’s indie)
Never knew that Vince Clarke had remixed Betty Boo, or Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) for that matter. The Boo image had been firmly established, a bit of a 60’s stylised Bond Girl and it’s everywhere on this Special 12″.
Vince Clarke nearly turns it into a tribute to “Popcorn” whilst Cook turns it into a Swing beat jazz track with an immense bass. Reminds me a bit of Paula Abdul.
Our first Megamix for a while is the bonus track, done by Streets Ahead, including this track, “I Can’t Dance To That Music”,”Doin’ The Do” and “Where Are You Baby?”
Rhythm King Records – LEFT R45T
||24 Hours (Norman Cook Mix)
||24 Hours (Oratronic Mix)
Some classic House from 1991 and featuring the voice of Leee John from the 80’s band, Imagination with Diva Tata Vega and keyboards from Eric Kupper. Soulful and Deep, David Morales chips in a harder Dub Mix. Classic stuff.
Arista – 614 421
||Let There Be Love (Dee Love 12″ Mix)
||Let There Be Love (The End Of The Day Mix)
||Let There Be Love (Dee Dub Zone Mix)
An absolute crossover classic from 1990 care of The Beloved. Three different mixes from the regular 12″. Most keep the unique, tribute rap intact. The B-side has more of an indie feel to it with lots of treated guitar. Plenty of difference between them though.
Here is the link to the original twelve.
WEA – YZ426TX
||Hello (‘ello, ‘ello)
||Hello (What’s All This Then?)
||Hello (Boys and Girls)
Even more Bowie – as if you ever needed more!!!
A promo 12″ from the US from the 1997 album, “Earthling” and it see’s Bowie ramp up the dance beats over some furious guitar work from Reeves Gabrels.
The main “House Mix”, by Moby, adds a wonky organ to go along with understated but very profound lyrics.
Moby adds some lush synth pads over some breakbeats and acid squelches on Mix 1. His other mix is rawer and harder with just a looped Bowie vocal sample. Rave On!
Virgin – SPRO-12249
||Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 1)
||Dead Man Walking (House Mix)
||Dead Man Walking (Album Version)
||Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 2)