Historical Beats

Dance Classics In The Mix

A Year In The Mix : 1988 : Part 4

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Track list

  1.  Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element - Tighten Up (I Just Can't Stop Scratchin') (Dub Mix)
  2.  Raze - Break 4 Love (Drop The Panties)
  3.  A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Gerald's Rham On Acid Remix)
  4.  A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Paradise Ballroom Mix by Frankie Knuckles)
  5.  Marshall Jefferson presents Truth - Open Our Eyes (Celestial Mix)
  6.  Ten City - Right Back To You (Extended Mix by Steve 'Silk' Hurley)
  7.  Robert Howard & Kym Mazelle - Wait (Long Mix by Juan Atkins)
  8.  Bomb The Bass featuring Lorraine - Don't Make Me Wait (12" Version)
  9.  S'Express - Theme From S'Express  
10.  L.A. Mix - Check This Out (Fierce Vocal) 
11.  Hardhouse - Check This Out
12.  Kenny 'Jammin'' Jason & 'Fast' Eddie Smith - Can U Dance (Noise Boyz Remix)

Historical Facts

  • The Criminal Element included Arthur Baker and Will Downing
  • David Cole of C+C tinkled the keyboard ivories on 'Tighten Up'
  • Voodoo Ray contains samples of comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, taken from the Bo Duddley sketch from the first Derek and Clive LP. It combines a sample of Peter Cook delivering the phrase "voodoo rage", truncated due to the recording equipment's lack of memory, and also Dudley Moore forcefully delivering the word "later!".
  • Byron Stingily contributed vocals on Open Our Eyes and was a member of Ten City
  • Marshall Jefferson produced all of Ten City's early tracks
  • Robert Howard was Dr Robert of The Blow Monkeys
  • Les Adams is the man behind L.A. Mix
  • Hardhouse is yet another pseudonym for Todd Terry