Some Freestyle from 1989 (yeh, quite late)
Produced by Miami’s Tony Butler AKA Pretty Tony. Electro drums, vocoder and the vocals from Diva Trinere Veronica Farrington. For synth lovers the instrumental reveals the arrangement and the delicate but simple synth lines over the pounding beats.
The House mixes have piano and a different bassline. Again very simple and minimal.
Pandisc – PD-035
||Can’t Stop The Beat (Vocal)
||Can’t Stop The Beat (Instr.)
||Can’t Stop The Beat (House Mix)
||Can’t Stop The Beat (House Inst.)
Falsetto vocals over an R & B beat from 1988 and from the producer Al B. Sure! (Albert Joseph Brown III) Helped by Kyle West who co-wrote and produced this is on the right side of being not to commercial or cheesy. The “Street Mix” and “Remix” are quite similar with suitably huge drums linked with piano stabs with some great breakdowns. Probably because of the vocals and high level production it reminds me of Scritti Politti.
The B-side, “Noche Y Dia” is the Spanish version of ’87 Hit “Night And Day.”
Timeless New Jack Swing.
Warner Bros. Records – 9 20952-0
||Off On Your Own (Girl) (Remix)
||Off On Your Own (Girl) (Radio Edit)
||Off On Your Own (Girl) (Street Mix)
||Noche Y Dia
Proving there has been some thought put into the blog. We currently have the Silly Sunday Song, Re-uppage (normally on a Thursday and now with a huge list), Tunes From Oz And Beyond (occasionally) and now……………..(drum roll)…………….
90’s Wednesday !!!!!
(Featuring 2 or 3 releases from the 90’s and not alienating the Readership by going completely 90’s!)
….As apposed to Rural Dance involving, May Poles, Morris Men and Sticks.
A fun, throw away , slightly sexist (well the video is typical Diamond Dave) Here with quite a rare remix on a German 12″ by Ted Templeman. I prefer it to the original, tongue firmly in cheek. His debut release after leaving Van Halen back in 1985.
He’s in his mid 60’s now!
Warner Bros. Records – 920 310-0
||California Girls (Remix Version)
Bring out the big one towards the end ! (Also thanks Retrohound for being arsed liking the Posts!)
An essential 12″ from Prince remixed by Sheila E, plenty of synths and pristine sound for 1985, he was truly a master of the studio. The original appears on the LP “Around The World In A Day” The Dance Mixes are very different. “Pop Life” gains more piano
Paisley Park – 9 20357-0 A
||Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix)
||Hello (Fresh Dance Mix)
More British Dance Diva’s in the shape of Yasmin Marie Evans. This ageless Banger from 1988 on the rare US Promo with some hard to find mixes.
The “Popstand” and “Acid Dub” were mixed Justin Strauss and Murray Elias, more percussive driven with a proper House bassline, it almost sounds like a dub. The Acid Dub keeps the song but gives it Acid undertones.
Westbam finishes off the collection with the trippy “Up, Up, Up Mx” – now that is Acid House Mix.
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Elektra – ED 5335
||The Only Way Is Up (U.K. Extended Club Mix)
||The Only Way Is Up (LP Version)
||The Only Way Is Up (The Popstand Remix)
||The Only Way Is Up (Acid Dub)
||The Only Way Is Up (The Up Up Up Mix)