All posts by djjedredy

Primary School teacher in Manchester. Vinyl junkie and 80's nostalgia freak

Quannum Feat. Lyrics Born & The Poets Of Rhythm – I Changed My Mind (CDS)

More funky beats from the Mo Wax label and this release from 1999.

Featuring; Bass – J. Curly, Drums – M. Whitefield, Guitar – J. Whitefield, Organ – Til Sahm a.k.a. “The Spooky Grinder” and Percussion – Bo Borale.

The 2 mixes don’t distract from the mix. DJ Spinna’s a bit more Hip Hop, hands-in-the-air mix with bits of brass.

Mo Wax – MWR 114CDE

1I Changed My Mind (Rattlesnake Mix By Stereo Mc’s Radio Edit)3:55
2I Changed My Mind (DJ Spinna Mix)5:13
3I Changed My Mind4:42

Atomic Dog – Angelfood (German CDS)

From 1997 and sounding a bit like if Flowered Up had covered Underworld’s “Born Slippy.” Atomic Dog where Farid Mahmood and Megamax (from Germany ???)

Steve Hillage does a long ambient mix, very blissed out until the beats hit!

Whatever… – 0098715 WHE

1Angelfood (Radio Cut)3:56
2Angelfood (Red Version)4:58
3Angelfood (Cloud 9 Dub)9:24
4Angelfood (Blue Version)5:04

Raw Stylus – Use Me (CDS)

It’s the 90’s so time for some UK Acid Jazz. From April ’93 and a cover of a Bill Wither’s track. Raw Stylus was Jules Brookes & Ron Aslan with a gang of backup musicians.

The Remix has lots more synths in the room. An electro bass. “Boom” seems like a dub version. “Wind This Mother F**ker Up!”

So cool it should come with a warning!

Acid Jazz – JAZID 69CD

1Use Me (7″ Edit)3:40
2Use Me (Main Mix)5:15
3Use Me (12″ Remix)5:38

Action People Featuring Rio Hendricks – Free Your Mind (12″)

Some smooth, funky grooves from ’93 from London duo Rio Hendricks and Robb Scot, in fact the mixes cover most styles, the last 2 mixes being House.

Some jazz horns and funk guitar give it a band feel. The Freejazz has full band line-up. Rio Hendricks -Vocals, Preston – guitar, Vocals Robert “Spike ” Scott – Fender Rhodes, Brother Ray – keyboards, Vocals James Mack – Percussion, Mark Norton – Flute, Orefo Orakwue – bass,Tim Weller – drums and Lefroy -Vocals and attitude.

The Freehip arrangement works best for the song and the pure jazz of the instrumental the Freetime version.

Rare groove!

Revco Records – REVCT002

A1Free Your Mind (Freestyle Version)5:38
A2Free Your Mind (Freejazz Version)6:00
A3Free Your Mind (Freetime Version)3:36
B1Free Your Mind (Freehip Version)4:10
B2Free Your Mind (Freeray Version)4:17
B3Free Your Mind (Freedom Version)3:33

Silly Sunday Song – 132 – Redd Kross / Carpenters / Johnette Napolitano With Marc Moreland – Yesterday Once More / Hurting Each Other (CDS)

The Carpenters get covered by some American Indie artists on this ’94 release to promote the LP, “”If I Were A Carpenter.”

Redd Kross gives a light, emo touch on what was a silly song anyway. The ’85 remix by The Carpenters is also included.

Johnette Napolitano (from Concrete Blonde) and Marc Moreland (Wall Of Voodoo) do quite a good job on “Hurting Each Other” with the rawk guitar a wall of noise.

A&M Records – 580 805-2

1Redd KrossYesterday Once More3:42
2CarpentersYesterday Once More (1985 Remix)3:50
3Johnette Napolitano With Marc MorelandHurting Each Other4:09

Andreas Dorau – Girls In Love (Euro CDS)

Quite silly and from ’97.

Disco Euro Trash that samples Inga Humpe and performed by German musician, Andreas Dorau the person behind by “Fred vom Jupiter” (1981) – link below

Grungerman (Wolfgang Voigt) certainly adds plenty of deep bass on his mix, hard beats and I like the mix of light and dark.

Forever Sweet make there mix into a bit of Tech House track. Looping and harmonizing Humpe’s vocals.

ElektroMotor – 571 991-2

1Girls In Love (Original Version)3:42
2Girls In Love (Grungerman Remix)5:16
3Girls In Love (Forever Sweet Remix)6:58

Ocean Colour Scene – Sway (German CDS)

Early stuff from OCS and my favourite track by them. Producer Hugo Nicolson and Jimmy Miller mixes rawness with bright guitars. Fantastic Indie Dance and often overlooked.

“My Brother Sarah” is quite electronic, an atmospheric ballad. “Mona Lisa Eyes” is a pure acoustic number (guitar and piano) “Bellechoux” is a flute lead funky instrumental. Cool Jazz vibes.

Fontana – 866 431-2

2My Brother Sarah2:43
3Mona Lisa Eyes3:42

Three Fish – Laced (CDS)

Three Fish was an American rock band formed in 1994 by Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, along with drummer Richard Stuverud (War Babies)and guitarist Robbi Robb (SA’s Asylum Kids and Tribe After Tribe)

This was their debut and only single release. It’s quite gentle rock with almost a folk feel to it. Produced by well respected American producer John Goodmanson. (Sleater-Kinney)

More gentle acoustica on “Can I Come Along ?” plus a short, weird, funky instrumental.

Epic – 663350 2

2Can I Come Along?3:24
3If Miles Were Alive1:16

Novastar – Wrong (CDS)

So many bands were knocking about in the late 90’s (probably not as many as now) All were trying for that breakthrough , some were crap others quite average. Only a few broke through and some of them were average! When it comes to International artists, I’m struggling!

Novastar were a Belgian band based around singer/songwriter Joost Zweegers, who also played the piano/guitar.

“Wrong” brings in the orchestra to give it that Epic feel. This does have a bit of class. Wheat from chaff.

“Smooth Flavours” is a little more jangle but has quite a bit of variety, dream pop to Americana. This is an early version.

WEA – 3984 29404 9

2Smooth Flavours3:41

Various – ABC & Frankie (Bootleg 12″)

Guess this is from the 90’s and a cheeky little bootleg from Fred.

A mash-up between Frankie Knuckles “Tears” and ABC’s “One Better World” – they did sound similar anyway. It seems it was well worn and played 🙂

The B-sides are taken up with 4 short beatapella’s from some late 80’s /90’s classics. Probably a DJ tool to create loops.

Not On Label – ABC

AFrankie Knuckles & ABCTears / One Better World6:55
B1Mac ThornhillHorn Beats2:01
B2Jay StrongmanEast To West2:03
B3ColdcutThis Thing Is Crazy2:05
B4Neneh CherryBuffalo Beats2:14