Groovy Feeling

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01 Groovy Feeling (Toni Bell’s Single Scoop)
02 Groovy Feeling (Make Mine A 99)
03 Groovy Feeling (Lolly Gobble Choc Bomb)
04 Groovy Feeling (Nutty Chip Cornet)
05 Groovy Feeling (Mr Whippy)
06 Groovy Feeling (Thick N Creamy)

INFO > With its bouncy, uplifting vibe, “Groovy Feeling” is my favorite Fluke production. The 1993 release was the third single attached to the trio’s 1993 album, “Six Wheels On My Wagon.” Many years later, and after a couple of visits to the UK, I finally deciphered all of those delicious remix references :-)

Electric Guitar

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01 Electric Guitar (Humbucker)
02 Electric Guitar (Vibrochamp)
03 Electric Guitar (Headstock)
04 Electric Guitar (Sunburst)
05 Electric Guitar (Hot Tube)

INFO > My introduction to Fluke came in 1991 when I acquired a copy of “Out (In Essence)” for the princely sum of one dollar. Unfortunately, the trio’s sound didn’t appeal to me at the time—I just didn’t get it. Sadly, I sold that CD. Fast forward to 1993, and I was immediately intrigued upon hearing “Electric Guitar” played on Swedish Egil’s syndicated program, “Groove Radio.” Now that I could get into. From 1993 to 1994, Fluke could do no wrong: their “Six Wheels On My Wagon” album, the related singles, and remixes for other artists are all consistently excellent. Things went a bit wonky after that, but for those two years, Fluke was the electronic band to beat.

Anomaly [Calling Your Name]

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01 Anomaly [Calling Your Name] (Granny’s 7″ Edit)
02 Anomaly [Calling Your Name] (Original Mix)
03 Anomaly [Calling Your Name] (Granny’s Epicure Remix)
04 Anomaly [Calling Your Name] (Evolution’s Autodub Remix)
05 Anomaly [Calling Your Name] (The Forth’s Remix)

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01 Anomaly [Calling Your Name] (Ferry Corsten Remix Edit)
02 Anomaly [Calling Your Name] (Quivver Remix)
03 Anomaly [Calling Your Name] (Ferry Corsten 12″ Remix)

INFO > In 1995, Libra (Brian Transeau) and Taylor (Myles Glenn Wooten) collaborated on one-off single “Anomaly [Calling Your Name]”, issued through the Musicnow imprint. The track features vocals sampled from “The Prayer”, a B-side on Jan Johnston’s second single, “Paris.” The following year, Platipus licensed the track, gave it the remix treatment, and produced a hit, after which Jan Johnston went from unknown folk singer to in-demand dancefloor diva. Further remixes followed in 2000.

Only Human

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01 Only Human (Edit)
02 Run To You (Masters At Work Radio Edit)
03 Run To You (BT & PvD’s 7 Skies Vocal Mix)
04 Run To You (Mindspell Killa Vocal Beatdown)

INFO > Early in her career, Dina Carroll was part of dance act Masquerade, which released a couple of singles through the seminal Streetwave label during the mid-1980s. Later signing to Jive, she began her solo career with a cover of “Walk On By” in 1989. A few modest hits followed, after which Carroll moved to Mercury and released her second album, “Only Human”, in 1996. The title track was issued as the LP’s second single, backed with remixes of “Run To You.”

Space Oasis

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01 Space Oasis
02 Space Oasis (JNR’s South Beach Mix)
03 Space Oasis (BT’s Enterprise Mix)
04 Space Oasis (JNR’s Ambient Vocal Mix)
05 Space Oasis (JNR’s UK Mix)

INFO > Billie Ray Martin’s 1995 debut LP, “Deadline For My Memories”, was produced by Brian Transeau, who in addition remixed two of the album’s singles: “Running Around Town” and “Space Oasis.” Junior Vasquez also reworked “Space Oasis” for its 1996 single release.

The Rhythm Of The Night

Grazie to Fabrizio for sharing this Friday night floor-filler!

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01 The Rhythm Of The Night (Radio Edit)
02 The Rhythm Of The Night (Club Mix)
03 The Rhythm Of The Night (RBX Euro Mix)
04 The Rhythm Of The Night (Extended 2 Groove Mix)
05 The Rhythm Of The Night (Acappella)

INFO > While never fond of Eurodance, even I wasn’t immune to Corona’s infectious hit, “The Rhythm Of The Night.” Producer Francesco Bontempi’s debut single was an international smash between 1994 and 1995. Today’s offering is the original release from late-1993.

Embracing The Sunshine

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01 Embracing The Sunshine (Sasha’s Remix Edit) 04:00
02 Embracing The Sunshine (Sasha’s Remix) 13:07
03 Embracing The Future 05:21
04 Deeper Sunshine 07:06
05 Embracing The Sunshine (Sasha’s Deeper Future Dub) 10:06

INFO > Brian Transeau’s first production under his BT moniker was 1993 single “Embracing The Future”, with “Deeper Sunshine” on the flip side. The following year, Sasha reworked elements of both tracks into “Embracing The Sunshine” for a promo release. After Paul Oakenfold signed Transeau to his Perfecto label, the original single tracks and Sasha’s remixes were reissued as “Embracing The Sunshine” in 1995.

Russian Radio

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01 Russian Radio (Glasnost Club Mix)
02 Russian Radio (Radio Moscow Edit)
03 Russian Radio (Tremont & Webster Mix)
04 Broken Heart (Radio Edit)
05 Broken Heart (UK Remix)
06 Broken Heart (Extended Remix)
07 Control
08 Re-Broken

INFO > Synthpop duo Red Flag’s first two singles are combined on this 1988 CD single. “Russian Radio” was remixed by Paul Robb, while Jon St. James and Stacey Q produced and reworked “Broken Heart.” Most of the tracks are digitally exclusive to the release.

Cowgirl (2000)

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01 Cowgirl (Radio Edit)
02 Cowgirl (Bedrock Mix)
03 Cowgirl (Futureshock Mix)
04 Rez + Cowgirl (Live)

INFO > Underworld’s classic track “Cowgirl” was reworked and reissued in 2000 to promote the group’s live recording, “Everything, Everything.” The tune was remixed by Bedrock (John Digweed & Nick Muir) and Futureshock (Alex Tepper & Phil Dockerty).

Dirty Epic + Cowgirl

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01 Dirty Guitar
02 Dirty
03 Dirty Epic
04 Cowgirl (Irish Pub In Kyoto Mix)
05 Cowgirl (Winjer Mix)
06 Cowgirl (Album Version)
07 Rez
08 River Of Bass

INFO > This US EP conveniently combines two of Underworld’s better singles, “Dirty Epic” and “Cowgirl”, along with “River Of Bass” from the group’s 1993 LP, “Dubnobasswithmyheadman.”