Two Fatt Guitars (Revisited)

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01 Two Fatt Guitars (Radio Edit)
02 Two Fatt Guitars (Babetastic Mix)
03 Two Fatt Guitars (Corporation Express Remix)
04 Two Fatt Guitars (Jules & Skins Techno Remix)
05 Two Fatt Guitars (Rocktastic Mix)
06 Two Fatt Guitars (San Frandisko Remix)
07 Two Fatt Guitars (Elate Remix)

INFO > Danny Hibrid and Mike E-Bloc produced “Two Fatt Guitars” as Direckt. Originally released in 1993, the single was reissued the following year with new mixes from The Development Corporation, DJ EFX & DJ Digit, and Andy Stevenson & Phil Coxon.

NOTE > Somewhat confusingly, the ‘Babetastic Mix’ on the original release is labeled as the ‘Rocktastic Mix’ on the 1994 reissue, while the ‘Skankin’ Mix’ from the 1993 12″ single corresponds to the ‘Babetastic Mix’ on the CD single.

Dance Hall Days (1997 Remixes)

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01 Dance Hall Days (Flashing Back To Happiness 7″ Mix)
02 Dance Hall Days (Flashing Back To Happiness 12″ Mix)
03 Dance Hall Days (Darren Costin Remix)
04 Dance Hall Days (Richie Warburton Remix)
05 Dance Hall Days (Original LP Version)

INFO > 1982 saw the original release of “Dance Hall Days” by Huang Chung; the single failed to chart. In the following year, the band signed with Geffen Records and changed their name to Wang Chung; subsequently, a reissued “Dance Hall Days” became a big hit in the U.S. The song was revisited in 1989, shortly after which Wang Chung broke up. Jack Hues and Nick Feldman reunited in 1997, and “Dance Hall Days” was dusted off once again to promote a greatest hits collection. The ’97 remixes are hardly essential: the Rapino Brothers’ update is passable; however, former Wang Chung drummer Darren Costin lazily pastes the song’s vocals over the beats from Underworld’s “Born Slippy .NUXX.” The other version is an ill-advised big beat revision.

Born Slippy

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01 Born Slippy 08.30
02 Born Slippy .NUXX 09.44
03 Born Slippy .TELEMATIC 09.39

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01 Born Slippy .NUXX 11.37
02 Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan) 09.59
03 Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix) 06.31
04 Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix) 08.11
05 Born Slippy .NUXX (Short) 04.23
06 Dark + Long (Dark Train) 10.24
07 Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix) 05.38

INFO > It was only while conducting my customary research for today’s post that I discovered the original mix of “Born Slippy.” Karl Hyde and Rick Smith’s instrumental is significantly different than their vocal version, “Born Slippy .NUXX”, which became a massive hit following its inclusion on the “Trainspotting” soundtrack. Presented here are the 1995 release and the 1996 reissue.

NOTE > It’s possible that the ‘Darren Price Remix’ of “Born Slippy .NUXX” is actually a rework of “Banstyle”—at 5.26, the lyric “Rest your head” from “Banstyle” is repeated.

Do What You Do

Here’s another dose of Annabella Lwin, courtesy of Dana.

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01 Do What You Do (Radio Version)
02 L.O.V.E.
03 Stone Jumping
04 Hey You [Don’t Bring Me Down]
05 Do What You Do (Sound Factory Vocal)
06 Do What You Do (Whole Lotta Soul)
07 Do What You Do (Valentine Vocal)
08 Do What You Do (Fire Island Dub)

INFO > Sony shelled out for some heavy hitters to remix Annabella Lwin’s second single for the Soho Square imprint: Junior Vasquez, Terry Farley & Pete Heller, and Dave Valentine all reworked “Do What You Do.” All unique tracks from both UK CD singles are consolidated here.

HELP > Anyone have the UK promo CD?

Car Sex

Special thanks to Dana for sharing this sexy single.

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01 Car Sex (Radio Edit)
02 Car Sex (Range Rover Mix)
03 Car Sex (Lip Service)
04 Car Sex (Bubblegum Mix)
05 Car Sex (TKO Mix)
06 Car Sex (Back Seat Journey)

INFO > After being booted from Bow Wow Wow, former frontwoman Annabella Lwin recorded a solo album, “Fever”, in 1986. She then disappeared from the music scene for a while, and reappeared in 1994 with a new single, “Car Sex.” The track was remixed by West End, Roger Sanchez, and Howie B.

HELP > Anyone have Laundrette 81 “Te Quiero [Love Me]” featuring Lwin on vocals?

Machines

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01 Machines (LP Edit)
02 Machines (Metal Shop Edit)
03 Machines (Tony’s Edit)
04 Machines (Metal Shop Extended)
05 Machines (House Of Sprockets Mix)
06 Machines (Hammer & Saw Mix)
07 Rhythmik Vibrations
08 Tekno Vibrations

INFO > After relocating to Southern California with their family in the early-1980s, Liverpudlian brothers Chris and Mark Reynolds began producing electronic music. After a couple of band name changes (Shades Of May, Naïve Art), they settled on Red Flag. Released in 1992, “Machines” was a stopgap single issued in-between the duo’s 1989 debut album, “Naïve Art”, and their 1994 follow-up LP, “The Lighthouse.”

Down To Earth

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01 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne 7″ Mix)
02 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne Master Mix)
03 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne Dub Mix)
04 Down To Earth (Angeles Vocal Mix)
05 Down To Earth (EFM Darkside Mix)

INFO > Paul Oakenfold & Steve Osborne’s fourth single as Grace, 1996’s “Down To Earth”, was remixed by Angeles (Jay Welsh & Martin Cartledge) and Eddy Fingers.

HELP > Anyone have “You’re Not Mine” and “Down To Earth”?

Version Galore

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01 Radio Babylon (Space Children Intro Mix)
02 Radio Babylon (Version Galore)
03 Psyche-Out (Sex Skank Stripdown)
04 Psyche-Out (Version 1)
05 Psyche-Out (Dub)
06 Radio Babylon
07 Psyche-Out (Sex Skank Mix)

Missing

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01 Missing (Album Mix)
02 Missing (Lite Mix)
03 Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)
04 Missing (Chris & James Full On Club Mix)
05 Missing (Ultramarine Remix)
06 Missing (Little Joey Remix)
07 Missing (Tee’s Beat)

INFO > Between 1982 and 1994, Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt produced eight LPs and 20 singles as Everything But The Girl. However, it wasn’t until 1995 that the duo finally experienced international success, thanks to a Todd Terry remix of “Missing”, the second single from their eighth album, “Amplified Heart.”

I Can See Clearly

Happy birthday to Deborah Harry, who turns 70 today!

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01 I Can See Clearly
02 I Can See Clearly (D:reamix)
03 I Can See Clearly (Deep South Mix)

INFO > Arthur Baker produced “I Can See Clearly”, the lead track on Deborah Harry’s 1993 LP, “Debravation”, as well as the album’s first single. This EU CD includes remixes from D:ream and Murk.