Category Archives: Coldcut

Doctorin’ The House

Coldcut
“Doctorin’ The House”
1988 Ahead Of Our Time (UK) / Virgin (FR)
CDCUT 1227 / 30197

01 Doctorin’ The House (7″ Edit)
02 Doctorin’ The House (Vocal)
03 Doctorin’ The House (Speng)
04 Doctorin’ The House (The Upset Remix)
05 Doctorin’ The House (Acid Shut Up Dub)
06 Doctorin’ The House (Acid Shut Up Trak)

In 1986, part-time DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More joined forces to flex their sampling skills on white label 12″ “Say Kids What Time Is It?” The duo was heralded for their innovative production, and later established the Ahead Of Our Time label, which launched in 1987 with the proto-big beat single “Beats + Pieces.” Coldcut debuted vocalist Yasmin ‘Yazz’ Evans on their next release, “Doctorin’ The House”, which peaked at 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

The Only Way Is Up

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Yazz And The Plastic Population
“The Only Way Is Up”
1988 Big Life/Indisc (BE) / Blow Up (DE)
BLRCD1228 / BLRCD 12128 / INT 825.744

01 The Only Way Is Up (7″ Edit) | 04:06
02 The Only Way Is Up (12″ Version) | 06:48
03 Bad House Music | 07:12
04 The Only Way Is Up (Speng) | 06:54
05 The Only Way Is Up (The Bam Bam Remix) | 07:25
06 The Only Way Is Up (The Up Up Up Mix) | 07:27
07 Bad House Music (Edit) | 04:29

Vocalist Yasmin ‘Yazz’ Evans guested on Coldcut’s 1988 UK Top 10 single, “Doctorin’ The House”; subsequently, Matt Black and Jonathan More produced Yazz’s debut single, “The Only Way Is Up.” Originally recorded by Otis Clay in 1980, “The Only Way Is Up” was a massive hit during the summer of 1988. Compiled here are all unique, full-length tracks from the Belgian and German CD singles.

The Only Way Is Up (US CD)

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01 The Only Way Is Up (Extended Club Mix)
02 The Only Way Is Up (The Up Up Up Mix)
03 The Only Way Is Up (Acid Dub)

INFO > Vocalist Yasmin ‘Yazz’ Evans guested on Coldcut’s 1988 UK Top 10 single, “Doctorin’ The House”; subsequently, Matt Black and Jonathan More produced Yazz’s debut single, “The Only Way Is Up.” Originally recorded by Otis Clay in 1980, “The Only Way Is Up” was a massive hit for Yazz during the summer of 1988. The US CD single features a unique tracklisting that includes the Extended Version, Bam Bam’s ‘Up Up Up Mix’, and Justin Strauss’ ‘Acid Dub.’

Stop This Crazy Thing (US Promo)

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01 Stop This Crazy Thing (Radio Edit)
02 Stop This Crazy Thing (Serious Edit By The Men From M|A|R|R|S)
03 Stop This Crazy Thing (Serious Mix By The Men From M|A|R|R|S)
04 Stop This Crazy Thing (Instrumental)
05 Stop This Crazy Thing (Hedmaster Mix By Adrian Sherwood)
06 Stop This Crazy Thing (Version Excursion)
07 Stop This Crazy Thing (We Like The Music Mix)

INFO > Jonathan More and Matt Black’s early Coldcut output was sample-laden, cut and paste party music. The duo’s 1988 single “Stop This Crazy Thing” features reggae vocalist Junior Reid. And capitalizing on their success with “Pump Up The Volume”, Dave Dorrell and CJ Mackintosh billed themselves as ‘The Men From M|A|R|R|S’ for their remix contributions.

The Payback Mix

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01 The Payback Mix (Keep On Doing What You’re Doing)
02 Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose (Remix)
03 I Got You [I Feel Good]
04 Payback (The Final Mixdown)
05 She’s The One (Funky Drummer Remix)
06 Cold Sweat

INFO > James Brown would have turned 80 today; however, the hardest working man in show business left the building forever in 2006. To celebrate the Godfather of Soul’s birthday, here’s a 1988 EP featuring funky mixes from Coldcut, Norman Cook, Shem McCauley, and Tim Rogers.