Various – Hot Remix (Netherlands Double VInyl LP)

A commercial (and sometimes odd) compilation of remixes from 1987 from Alain. Sixteen twelve inch mixes all kept below the 7 minute mark probably due to space limitations. Most of the tracks were from 1986.

Plenty of commercial releases and near misses. Some have already appeared on here but , heh, this is a compilation.

Out of 5 for twelve inch-ness

The Commodores are remixed by Tony Prendatt and Matthew “Krash” Kasha on their ’86 track. It has weird bank engage with the cockney robber even getting a short rap. Bizarre but beefy. (4)

Brian “Chuck” New remixes a limited Euro, “Bittersweet” Billy Ocean release from his album, “Love Zone” with plenty of additional bongos and getting electronically enhanced. (4)

First of the Italo tracks is UK’s (Geordie) Eddy Huntington working as a model in London’s Pineapple Dance he got spotted to sing on this classic track. Produced and arranged by Roberto Turatti and Miki Chieregato. It was written by American Tom Hooker (who was the voice behind the Den Harrow project) It’s very Eurovision but plods along its own synthetic way. (3)

Centrefold cover Golden Earings “Radar Love” on a mid-tempo funk version. Mixed by Rutger “Rutti” Kroese with plenty of electronic toms. Not a bad cover at all with no guitars. (4)

Erasure appear with the original 12″ mix of “Sometimes” with that lovely Guy Barker trumpet and the strummed guitar break. His voice sounds weirdly young. (5)

Spencer Jones provides some funk. Produced by Martin Lascalles and Steve O’Donnell, fine UK funk. (3)

MC Miker G. & DJ Sven (two Dutch DJ’s) manage to really annoy with a bit of a mash up of “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge, “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang and “Spooky’s Day Off” by Swinging Soul Machine (who ?) Blame Nigel Wright and vocal samplers for this abomination ! (2)

Now it gets bizarre! Depeche Mode on this Phil Harding remix! As I thought at the time very tinny and mid-range. A bit diluted from the album version. (3)

Midnight Star has plenty of cowbell and deep bass breakdowns. A good song improved (4)

More Dutch Disco from Mai Tai and the seven inch version of ” 1 Touch 2 Much” mixed by Ben Liebrand. A very limited release, only coming out in Italy and the Netherlands. Chic would sue! (2)

Quality returns care of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and The SOS Band’s “The Finest” with Cherrelle on lead vocals. Going into Cameo territory (“She’s Strange”) Is this a slightly different mix to the normal 12″ or is it a fade out ? (4)

Raww (The Martin Brothers – well 2 uncles and a cousin; Rick Martin, Robb Martin and Tyrone Martin) go Proto House with a mix by Fred Bastone. For fans of early vocal House. (3)

Divine does House with a mix by Bruce Wooley and Richard Underwood. With those grating vocals but now with lush House arrangement with strings and piano. (5)

Miami Sound Machine goes all smooth with this ’85 remix from Pablo Flores. Hand clapping is optional but a nice mix of one of their bigger hits. (4)

The Pretenders are somehow included with the normal 7″ mix. Produced by Bob Clearmountain and Jimmy Iovine in their own powerful but clear way – no remix.

Closing with that weird cover of 2 ZTT artists by Italian trio
Marco Sabiu, Massimo Carpani and Mauro Farino. (P4F) – all in the name of Italo Disco. (3)

Arcade – ADEH 242

A1CommodoresGoing To The Bank (Credit Card Mix) [Edit]
A2Billy OceanBittersweet (Extended Mix)
A3Eddy HuntingtonU.S.S.R.
A4CenterfoldRadar Love (Club Mix) {Edit}
B1ErasureSometimes (12″)
B2Spencer JonesMiss Friday (12″ Mix)
B3MC Miker G. & DJ SvenCelebration Rap
B4Depeche ModeA Question Of Time (Extended Remix)
C1Midnight StarMidas Touch (Extended Remix)
C2Mai Tai1 Touch 2 Much
C3The S.O.S. BandThe Finest
C4RawwDon’t You Try It
D1DivineLittle Baby
D2Miami Sound MachineBad Boy (Club Mix)
D3The PretendersDon’t Get Me Wrong
D4Propaganda For Frankie(Medley) P. Machinery / Relax

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