Thursday, 26 February 2009

Maxx - Get-A-Way


Maxx was a German/Swedish Eurodance act. "Get-A-Way" featured rapper Boris Köhler (under the stage name of Gary B) & female singer Samira Besic on vocals. It was a dancefloor hit all over Europe, peaking at #4 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1994. By this time, Besic had already left the act for a solo career, and was replaced by Linda Meek.

More similar hits "No More (I Can't Stand It)" and "You Can Get It" followed, as well as an album entitled "To The Maxximum", but their success was short-lived. "I Can Make You Feel Like" was a flop, and another new single released in 1995 called "Move Your Body" failed to chart.

TRACKLISTING:

Get-A-Way (Airplay Mix)
Get-A-Way (Original Club Mix)
Get-A-Way (Piano Mix)
Get-A-Way (Red Jerry Mix)
Get-A-Way (Red Jerry Dub)
Get-A-Way (Get In Trance Mix)




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Colonel Abrams - Trapped '97


"Trapped" is a single released in 1985 by American dance music artist Colonel Abrams in 1985. It has since become known as Abrams' signature song and still receives airplay on dance radio stations in the UK and the US. The song combines elements of both R&B and dance.

This is the 1997 remix, which featured remixes from Al Faris & Andrew Wooden, DJ Tonka, and Hornbostel.

TRACKLISTING:

Trapped '97 (Massive Radio Edit)
Trapped '97 (Massive Mix)
Trapped '97 (Club Mix)
Trapped '97 (DJ Tonka Remix)
Trapped '97 (Hornbostel Remix)




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The Mighty Dub Katz - Just Another Groove


Mighty Dub Katz are DJ Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) and Gareth Hansome (aka GMoney). "Just Another Groove" was released in 1996, where it peaked at #43 in the UK charts in December of that year. The b-side of the single was "It's Just a Groove". The group also had hits with "Magic Carpet Ride" (UK #24, August 1997) and "Let The Drums Speak" (UK #73, December 2002).

"Just Another Groove" was remixed & re-released as a club track in 2008, featuring remixes from Tocadisco, Williams vs Pitch, Nathan Detroit vs The Wizard, and also Ashley Beedle.

TRACKLISTING:

Just Another Groove (Blunt Edit)
Just Another Groove (Lisa Marie Experience Remix)
Just Another Groove (Original Mix)
It's Just A Groove




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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Mirage - Jack Mix In Full Effect



Mirage was a dance act who produced albums & singles of medleys of the latest chart hits. Released in 1988, "Jack Mix In Full Effect" was produced by Nigel Wright, with vocals provided by Kiki Billy, Nicos Griffiths, and Carlos Griffiths. Backing vocals were by Tracy Ackerman & Nigel Wright. The group had had a top ten single the year before, with "Jack Mix II/III" reaching #4 in the UK charts in June 1987.

"Jack Mix In Full Effect" was the follow-up album to "The Best Of Mirage Jack Mix '88" (UK #7, February 1988), and performed just as well peaking at #7 in the UK album charts in July 1988.

TRACKLISTING:

Jack Mix: BEAT DIS. PUSH BEAT. JUST A MIRAGE. LET'S ALL CHANT. THAT'S THE WAY IT IS. DOCTORIN' THE HOUSE. I WANT YOU BACK. THEME FROM S-EXPRESS. BUST THIS HOUSE DOWN. A LOVE SUPREME. TELL IT TO MY HEART. WHO'S LEAVING WHO. ROK DA HOUSE. TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND. BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO). GOT TO BE CERTAIN. WHO FOUND WHO. PINK CADILLAC. GTO. HOUSE ARREST. I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY. SHAKE YOUR LOVE. WHEN I THINK OF YOU. TIGHTEN UP-JUST CAN'T STOP DANCIN'. CROSS MY BROKEN HEART. SET IT OFF. O L'AMOUR. PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE). BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE. JINGO. I CAN'T HELP IT. SOMEWHERE SOMEBODY

Pebble Mix: JUST A MIRAGE. GIRLFRIEND. THE PAYBACK MIX PART 1. I NEED A MAN. I'M NOT SCARED. COME INTO MY LIFE. I WANT YOU BACK. SAY IT AGAIN. LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING). NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS. I GET WEAK. HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH. I WANT HER. DON'T TURN AROUND. HEART. DREAMING. DON'T LOOK ANY FURTHER. I DON'T WANT TO BE A HERO.

Hip Hop Mix: I WANT HER. I'M SO HAPPY. I WON'T CRY. GOOD GROOVE. I WANT YOU BACK '88. PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE). IT TAKES TWO. THE PAYBACK MIX PART 1. GET LUCKY. HEY MR HEARTACHE. INTERVENTION. WILD WILD WEST.



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TJR Feat. Xavier - Just Gets Better


From 1997, "Just Gets Better" started off life as a full vocal house/club track. It became best known in the form of the TJR Dub version, which transformed it into an uplifting speed-garage classic. The track peaked at #28 in the UK charts in September 1997.

TRACKLISTING:

Just Gets Better (TJR Dub Radio Edit)
Just Gets Better (North Menn Vocal Radio Edit)
Just Gets Better (Todd Edwards Remix)
Just Gets Better (Todd Edwards Underground Version)
Just Gets Better (Tommy Musto Vocal Vibe)
Just Gets Better (TJR Dub)




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Kim Wilde - Who Do You Think You Are?


From 1992, this was the third single taken from Kim Wilde's "Love Is" album. The previous single, "Heart Over Mind" had only been released in the UK, making this the second international single. The track was remixed slightly from the album version by Stephen Streater, and club remixes from Bruce Forest were also produced.

Wilde hadn't had a top 40 UK hit for three years, but had returned to the UK charts with the first single from the album "Love Is Holy" (UK #16, May 1992). "Heart Over Mind" had struggled, peaking at #34 in July 1992, and sadly "Who Do You Think You Are?" faired even worse peaking at #49 in September 1992. It certainly deserved better.

No further singles were released in the UK from "Love Is", although the song "Million Miles Away" was released as a remixed single in Japan and some parts of Europe.

TRACKLISTING:

Who Do You Think You Are? (7" Version)
Who Do You Think You Are? (Extended Version)
Who Do You Think You Are? (Bruce Forest 7" Remix)
Who Do You Think You Are? (Bruce Forest 12" Remix)
Who Do You Think You Are? (Bruce Forest Dub Mix)




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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Q featuring Tracy Ackerman - Get Here


Tracy Ackerman is a British singer and songwriter. She has co-written many tracks for other artists, including - Bewitched "C'est La Vie", Celine Dion "Ain't Gonna Look The Other Way", Dannii Minogue "Get Into You", Rozalla "All That I Need", Tina Turner "All The Woman", and many many others.

"Get Here" was a dance cover version of the 1991 hit by Oleta Adams. It peaked at #37 in the UK charts in June 1993. The b-side was an Ackerman co-written piece called "I Wish".

TRACKLISTING:

Get Here
Get Here (12" Extended Mix)
Get Here (Reel Time Remix)
I Wish




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S Club - Alive / Dance


From 2002, "Alive" was the first single to be released under the S Club name rather than S Club 7, and it was also the first single to be released without Paul Cattermole. "Alive" was the penultimate S Club single and apart from the Double A-Side "Say Goodbye/Love Ain't Gonna Wait for You", was the only track to be released from the fourth album, "Seeing Double". It reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart.

The album track "Dance" was also promoted for this single release, and received a remix. The B-Side, 'Discotek' was led and co-written by S Club member Tina Barrett.

TRACKLISTING:

Alive (Radio Version)
Alive (Almighty Mix)
Dance (Radio Version)
Dance (Harry's Afro Hut Wonky Remix)
Discotek




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Technotronic (feat. MC Eric) - This Beat Is Technotronic


From 1990, this was the third single to be released from Technotronic's debut 1989 album. The track performed well, peaking at #27 in Australia, #18 in France, #14 in the UK, #10 in Germany, #8 in Switzerland, #7 in Holland, and #3 in the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

TRACKLISTING:

This Beat Is Technotronic (Single Version)
This Beat Is Technotronic (My Favourite Club Mix)
This Beat Is Technotronic (Alaska Dub)
This Beat Is Technotronic (Rap To Beats)
This Beat Is Technotronic (Beats & Bass)




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Rolf Harris - Bohemian Rhapsody


Rolf Harris is an Australian musician, singer, composer, painter, and television host and personality. He had several hits during the 1960s, including "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport", "Sun Arise", and "Two Little Boys". In 1993 he made a surprise return to the UK charts with a cover version of the Led Zepplin song "Stairway To Heaven" (UK #8, February 1993).

In 1996 this cover version of the Queen hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" was released. Unfortunately it couldn't match the success of "Stairway To Heaven" and peaked at #50 in the UK charts in (UK #50, June 1996). The b-sides were "Ego Sum Pauper (Rolfa Mix)" and "This Is A Didgeridoo!".

Rolf would return again to the UK charts, in 1997 with a remixed version of "Sun Arise" (UK #26, October 1997) and also in 2000 with "Fine Day" (UK #24, October 2000).

TRACKLISTING:

Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody (Instrumental)
Ego Sum Pauper (Rolfa Mix)
This Is A Didgeridoo!




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Lulu - Independence


From 1993, this track saw Lulu return to the UK charts after nearly a 7 year absence - her last hit being a re-recorded version of "Shout" (UK #8, August 1986). For its release, the song was remixed by Brothers In Rhythm, and the track peaked at #11 in the UK charts in February 1993.

The album "Independence" followed, along with further hits - "I'm Back for More" (UK #27, April 1993), "Let Me Wake Up In Your Arms" (UK #51, September 1993), "How 'Bout Us" (UK #46, December 1993), and of course the collaboration with Take That "Relight My Fire" (UK #1, October 1993).

TRACKLISTING:

Independence (Brothers In Rhythm 7" Mix)
Independence (C.J. Mackintosh Club Mix)
Independence (Brothers In Rhythm Club Mix)
Independence (C.J. Mackintosh (Radio Mix)
Independence (Mackapella Mix)




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East Side Beat - Ride Like The Wind


"Ride Like The Wind" was a cover version of the 1980 hit by Christopher Cross. East Side Beat's version of the track reached #3 in the UK charts in December 1991. The dance act would act two other minor hits - "Alive And Kicking" (UK #26, December 1992) & "You're My Everything" (UK #65, May 1993).

TRACKLISTING:

Ride Like The Wind (Factory Edit)
Ride Like The Wind (Factory Mix)
Ride Like The Wind (Piano Version)
Ride Like The Wind (Oceanic Remix)
Ride Like The Wind (Subway Mix)




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Sunday, 22 February 2009

Giga Hits '95


From 1995, "Giga Hits '95" is a German compilation featuring hits from that year. Bizarrely it's labeled as "Mr.Bean Presents Giga Hits 95" and featured a CD-rom element with a 12 minute "The Best Of Mr.Bean" video highlighting silly moments from the comedy character.

CD1 TRACKLISTING:

Ace Of Base - Lucky Love
D.J. Bobo - Freedom
Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On
Mark 'Oh - I Can't Get No (Wahaha)
Celvin Rotane - I Believe
The Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom
The Bucketheads - The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
20 Fingers - Short Dick Man
Sin With Sebastian - Shut Up (And Sleep With Me)
Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Stars
Masterboy - Anybody (Movin' On)
RMB - Experience
Das Modul - Kleine Maus
Dune - Are You Ready To Fly
Scooter - Friends
Mark 'Oh - Tears Don't Lie
Marusha - Deep
Technohead - I Wanna Be A Hippy




CD2 TRACKLISTING:

The Cranberries - Zombie
U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Bon Jovi - Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
The Connells - '74-'75
Rednex - Wish You Were Here
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
Sting - This Cowboy Song
Celine Dion - Think Twice
East 17 - Stay Another Day
Adiemus - Adiemus
Andru Donalds - Mishale
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Freak Power - Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out
Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper
Gompie - Alice (Who The X Is Alice?)
La Bouche - Fallin' In Love
Fun Factory - Celebration
Scatman John - Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)
Just Friends - Ever And Ever


CD2 PART 1

CD2 PART 2

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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Salt 'N' Pepa - You Showed Me


From 1991, "You Showed Me" was taken from Salt 'N' Pepa's 1990 album "Blacks' Magic". It also featured on their 1991 "Greatest Hits" album. Follow-up to the huge hit "Let's Talk About Sex", the track was a moderate success around the world, reaching #47 in America, #24 In Australia, #15 in the UK, and #13 in Germany.

TRACKLISTING:

You Showed Me (The Born Again Mix)
You Showed Me (The Born Again Club Mix)
You Showed Me (Album Version)




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Right Said Fred - Don't Talk Just Kiss


This was Right Said Fred's 2nd single, and was the follow-up to the massive hit "I'm Too Sexy". The song features background vocals by R&B and dance singer Jocelyn Brown. Taken from their debut album "Up" the track gave the group another top 5 UK hit, peaking at #3. It also charted in the U.S., but peaked at #76.

TRACKLISTING:

Don't Talk Just Kiss (7" Mix)
Don't Talk Just Kiss (7" Dance Mix)
Don't Talk Just Kiss (Dick's 12" Mix)
Don't Talk Just Kiss (Deep Throat Mix)
Don't Talk Just Kiss (Suck Face 12" Mix)
Don't Talk Just Kiss (Miss Brown's Dolly Mix-ture)
Don't Talk Just Kiss (Beat-Nicked Mix)
Don't Talk Just Kiss (Fredo's Vocal Dub)




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Samantha Fox - I Wanna Have Some Fun


From 1989, this was the title track of Samantha Fox's 3rd album "I Wanna Have Some Fun". The track was produced by Full Force, who had also produced the 1988 hit "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)". The song peaked at #8 in the U.S. charts, #10 in Canada, but unfortunately only #63 in the UK.

TRACKLISTING:

I Wanna Have Some Fun (UK Single Edit)
I Wanna Have Some Fun (Extended Version)
I Wanna Have Some Fun (Full Force Single Edit)
I Wanna Have Some Fun (Have Some Fun Mix)
I Wanna Have Some Fun (Fun House Mix)




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Aneka - Japanese Boy


Aneka (born Mary Sandeman) is best known for her 1981 hit 'Japanese Boy'. It was a huge hit all around the world, but sadly she was unable to match its success with any of her subsequent releases. She released an album and 2 further singles from it, 'Little Lady' and 'Ohh Shooby Doo Doo Lang'. She's often seen as a one-hit wonder, but her album (for a one-hit wonder) is surprisingly good.

TRACKLISTING:

Ohh Shooby Doo Do Lang
Tuwhit Tuwhoo
Japanese Boy
Put Out The Light
Come Back To Me
Ahriman
It'll Be Alright
Be My Only Karma
I Was Free
Little Lady
Japanese Boy (Maxi Version)
Ae Fond Kiss




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Monday, 9 February 2009

Zoë - Lightning


From 1991, this was the 2nd single released by Zoë, taken from the album "Scarlet, Red and Blue". The track was the follow-up to the top ten hit "Sunshine On A Rainy Day" (a remix of which appeared as the b-side to "Lightning") but couldn't match its success and peaked at #37 in the UK charts in November of that year. A 3rd single "Holy Days" was released in 1992, but only managed to reach #72 in the UK charts.

In 1996, Zoë re-emerged with a totally revamped image, style and sound. Her new album, "Hammer" was released to rave reviews in the UK. The title track was released as a single, but failed to even reach the top 75.

TRACKLISTING:

Lightning (7" Edit)
Lightning (12" Edit)
Sunshine On A Rainy Day (Acappella)




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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Grace Jones vs Funkstar De Luxe - Pull Up To The Bumper


Martin Ottesen AKA 'Funkstar De Luxe' remixed Grace Jones 1981 hit 'Pull Up To The Bumper' in 2000. It was a top 5 dance hit. He'd had a hit the previous year with a remix of the Bob Marley track 'Sun Is Shining'. The b-side of the track was "Pingüino".

TRACKLISTING:

Pull Up To The Bumper (Airplay Mix)
Pull Up To The Bumper (Funk's Extension Mix)
Pull Up To The Bumper (Funk's Drive It In Between Dub)
Pingüino




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East 17 - Steam


From 1994, this was the second single taken from East 17's album of the same name "Steam". The track was the follow-up to the hit single "All Around The World" (UK #3). It performed well for the band, giving them another top ten hit peaking at #7 in the UK charts, #18 in Australia, and #34 in Sweden.

TRACKLISTING:

Steam (Vapoureyes Mix)
Steam (Carter USM SW2 Mix)
Steam (Overworld Haze Mix)
Steam (Overworld Haze Dub)
Steam (P & C Mix)
Steam (Man City Overheat Mix)




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Liza Minnelli - Don't Drop Bombs


From 1989, this was the second single taken from Liza Minnelli's "Results" album. Packed full of energy & attitude, this Pet Shop Boys written & produced track should've been a much bigger hit than it was. It followed the success of the single 'Losing My Mind' (UK #6 1989) but unfortunately could not match it, peaking at #46 in the UK charts in October 1989.

TRACKLISTING:

Don't Drop Bombs (Album Version)
Don't Drop Bombs (Extended Version)
Don't Drop Bombs (Dub Mix)
Don't Drop Bombs (Disconet Mix)
Don't Drop Bombs (Acapella)
Don't Drop Bombs (Sonic Project Club Mix)




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