Okay ! & Voyou – The Singles & Mixes

Seems some of you enjoyed their album so Winx some singles for me to curate.  All very rare.

O.K. – Okay ! (CD Mini-Single)

The one with all the samples! A debut from 1988 and with a ton of sample (mostly German) soundbites. Written by singer Marcus Gabler and with some Depeche Mode synth riffs thrown in. The “International Version” has the more English samples. From the Eurovision to Emergency broadcasts.

https://www77.zippyshare.com/v/Pgw1jVPm/file.html

Seven Eleven ‎– SPV 55-3765okayyyy

1 Okay! (Mixed Media Edit) 5:42
2 Okay! (Re-Mixed Media Edit) 6:44
3 Okay! (International Version) 6:18

O.K. – Okay ! (Remix) (German 12″)

More versions of this track appeared on a vinyl only 12″ Again you’d be pushed to hear any real differences. The “International Version” makes another appearance. Whilst the short bonus track still has loads of samples but is just a shorter mix, just sparser.

https://www23.zippyshare.com/v/NsiXG61K/file.html

Seven Eleven ‎– SPV 50-3760-Rokayyyy2

A Okay! (Re-Mixed Media Edit) 6:40
B1 Okay! (International Version) 6:16
B2 Okay! (Bonus Track ‘Okay-Mix’) 2:30

Voyou ‎– Radio Bostich (German 12″)

More Eurodance in flavour. More synthy and adventurous (and Mode like!) Voyou were label mates of O.K. Comprising of Andy Düx, Thomas Althen and Udo Niebergall. Probably a tribute to the Yello song “Bostich” (who knows!) it has more of a Pet Shop Boys vibe.

https://www10.zippyshare.com/v/UIO9fQLT/file.html

Seven Eleven ‎– SPV 50-3764radio

A Radio Bostich (Tune In Mix) 5:12
B Radio Bostich (Dance Hall Mix) 5:01

Voyou 2  – The Ten Commandments (CD Maxi Single)

This release from 1989 is almost worthy of a Silly Sunday Song release. Euro-trash in the extreme with the lyrics recited from the bible in a very camp tone! The definite mix is the second track with Halloween type samples and atmospherics. Chapter 2a starts with classical Church Organ and different backing. Another one that is so bad its good.

https://www29.zippyshare.com/v/5K62eBP5/file.html

8ighty 8ight Records ‎– CDP 560-2 03660 2command

1 The Ten Commandments (Chapter 1) 5:26
2 The Ten Commandments (Chapter 2) 7:30
3 The Ten Commandments (Chapter 2a) 4:41

O.K. – Okay (’93 CD Reissue)

You’ll probably have memorized all the samples but for completists there is this CD re-issue which contains a track from Youyou on the B-side, the nearly Techno/ Industrial “Houseman” and little gem to be tucked away.

https://www36.zippyshare.com/v/00UgieBI/file.html

ZYX Music ‎– GDC 2070-8cdokay

1 O.K. Okay (Mixed Media Edit) 5:42
2 Voyou Houseman 6:51

O.K. – Okay! (German 12″)

The normal version which contains the instrumental version as well as the short edit or so it seems. The instrumental version is nearly free from the cheesy “Tell me, tell me” vocals, but they return in the second…..instrumental ? Confused??

https://www37.zippyshare.com/v/IeQVp2Tm/file.html

Westside Music ‎– WEST 2mixed

A Okay! (Mixed-Media-Edit) 3:36
B Okay! (Instrumental Version) 4:09

Okay – Education (CD Maxi Single)

At last a break from O.K.!!!!! So the mix of Computer World, Another Brick In Wall and the drums from Fade To Grey. Teaching English/ language acquisition soundbites, the MGM mix is far better, reminds me of Fortran 5. The B-side Why ? Boys! reminds me of Bronski Beat, a cheeky synthpop classic, tucked away as a B-side!!!!!

https://www11.zippyshare.com/v/eRuhJCj8/file.html

Seven Eleven ‎– SPV 55-3768edu

1 Education 6:37
2 Why? Boys! 4:52
3 Education (M.G.M. Cut) 4:34
4 Okay! (Bonus Track ‘Okay-Mix’) 2:31

 

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12 comments

  1. Winx · September 29

    I remember when these SEVEN ELEVEN releases came out … they were definitely ahead of their time (I realize they don’t sound like it now), but the bass kick was definitely thicker than usual, etc. It was also easy to keep track of the releases since they had a big number on the front sleeve … lol

    I’ll have to dig up some of my Seven Eleven/Westside Music compilations and share them with you!

    EXCELLENT upload!!!

  2. Cory Richert · September 29

    These shares are awesome – thank you VERY much!!!

    I’ve always loved Okay and for years I’ve been trying to track down this rare gem:
    https://www.discogs.com/OK-OKAY-For-Fans-Only/release/1412582

    Has anybody ever come across it? I reached out to thesecondfuture.net and they responded that they were considering re-releasing the tracks, but that was a few years ago and I’ve seen nothing. In particular, I’d LOVE to hear the rare tracks on CD 4, especially: Couleur Trois Raid Over Moscow (First Time Approaching – Demo)

    If anybody could share that, it would be AMAZING!

    Thank you!

    • Winx · September 30

      WOW! I thought I had a complete OK collection until I saw this. I will double check my collection to ensure I don’t somehow already have it. I’ll keep you posted

  3. Cory Richert · October 1

    Awesome – thanks Winx!! Would LOVE to hear these rarities!

    • Winx · October 2

      I looked and I don’t have it … I literally have everything else by them, but would LOVE to have this release … I’ll ask some friends in Germany since it was a limited fans-only release

      • Uwe Neumann · 28 Days Ago

        I want to share it……but my link is gone

      • djjedredy · 28 Days Ago

        I think I’ve downloaded it somewhere, I’ll put it up and give you the credit Uwe!

  4. Uwe Neumann · October 6

    Hello, I got two more Maxi CDs and a Double Promo Vinyl from the Boys from Frankfurt and I want to share it with you,
    is there any Chance DJJedredy

    • djjedredy · October 6

      Use zippy or Mega and I’ll do the rest, post as a message 😉

      • Winx · 29 Days Ago

        Uwe, are you still planning on sharing the Double Promo Vinyl?

        That would be tremendously appreciated

      • djjedredy · 29 Days Ago

        Yes it’s on my ‘to do’ list.

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