Category Archives: FFRR

FFRR Classics 1988-1998

Various Artists
“FFRR Classics 1988-1998”
1998 FFRR Records (UK)
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1.01 Salt ‘N’ Pepa – Push It
1.02 Martine Girault – Revival
1.03 Diana Brown & Barrie K Sharpe – The Masterplan
1.04 Jamie Principle – Baby Want To Ride
1.05 Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie – Tears
1.06 The Night Writers – Let The Music Use You
1.07 Sterling Void – Runaway Girl
1.08 D Mob – C’mon And Get My Love
1.09 Richie Rich – You Used To Salsa
1.10 Sterling Void – It’s Alright
1.11 Orbital – Chime
1.12 Lil’ Louis & The World – French Kiss
1.13 DSK – What Would We Do
1.14 Club House – Deep In My Heart
1.15 Degrees Of Motion – Shine On

2.01 Utah Saints – What Can You Do For Me
2.02 Together – Hardcore Uproar
2.03 Zero B – Lock Up
2.04 The Clepto-Maniacs – Positive Feedback
2.05 Leviticus – Burial
2.06 JX – Son Of A Gun
2.07 Tinman – Eighteen Strings
2.08 The Good Men – Give It Up
2.09 Sagat – Fuk Dat
2.10 T‐Empo – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
2.11 The Brand New Heavies – Back To Love
2.12 Orbital – Belfast
2.13 Underworld – Mmm Skyscraper I Love You
2.14 One Dove – White Love
2.15 Goldie – Inner City Life

3.01 Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride
3.02 Stretch & Vern – I’m Alive
3.03 Lisa Marie Experience – Keep On Jumpin’
3.04 Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On
3.05 CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter
3.06 Mory Kanté – Yeke Yeke
3.07 JDS – Nine Ways
3.08 DJ Misjah & DJ Tim – Access
3.09 Quake – The Day Will Come
3.10 Crescendo – Are You Out There
3.11 Lucid – I Can’t Help Myself
3.12 Nalin & Kane – Beachball
3.13 Sex-O-Sonique – I Thought It Was You
3.14 All Saints – Never Ever
3.15 Mass Syndicate – You Don’t Know
3.16 The All Seeing I – Beat Goes On
3.17 Smith & Mighty – Remember Me

Who’s got the power? Pete Tong’s got the power! Founded in 1986, Tong’s FFRR (Full Frequency Range Recordings) label was distributed by London Records until 2003. The imprint was also the umbrella for sub-labels Double F Double R, Ffrreedom, and Internal.

“FFRR Classics” covers the label’s first ten years, showcasing a diverse output that includes house, garage, hip-hop, techno, trance, pop, and breakbeat from the UK, US, and Europe. By the end of disc three, it’s all gone Pete Tong. However, taken as the whole, “FFRR Classics” is a decent dance music time capsule.


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Platinum On Black (UK)

Various Artists
“Platinum On Black”
1993 FFRR Records (UK)
828 438-2

01 New Order – World (The Perfecto Edit)
02 Utah Saints – I Want You (DJ Tim’s Funky Bliss Mix 1)
03 Beat System – To A Brighter Day (Radio Edit)
04 Zero B – Lock Up (Diss-Cuss Remix)
05 Danny Campbell & Sasha – Together (United Club Mix)
06 Joe Roberts – Back In My Life (Classic 7″)
07 Soul Solution – Love, Peace & Happiness (Reel Club Mix)
08 X-Press 2 – London X-Press
09 House Of Virginism – I’ll Be There For You (Stone’s Radio 7″)
10 Lisa B – Fascinated (Featured Radio Edit)
11 Orbital – Lush 3-1 (Edit)
12 The Good Men – Give It Up (Radio Edit)
13 Cappella – U Got 2 Know (3 AM Ultimate Mix)
14 Sagat – Fuk Dat (Raw Mix)

This Is Your Life

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Banderas
“This Is Your Life”
1991 FFRR/London Records (UK)
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01 This Is Your Life (Original Mix)
02 This Is Your Life (Less Stress Mix)
03 It’s Written All Over My Face

What Can You Do For Me (US Remixes)

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Utah Saints
“What Can You Do For Me” (US Remixes)
1993 FFRR/London Records (US)
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01 What Can You Do For Me (1926 Melodic Mix)
02 What Can You Do For Me (Drill Mix)
03 What Can You Do For Me (Hard Mix)
04 What Can You Do For Me (Klub Mix)
05 What Can You Do For Me (A Trance For The Saints)
06 I Want You (New Orleans Edit)

Sampler FFRR1

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01 New Order – Here To Stay (Radio Edit)
02 Happy Mondays – Loose Fit (Edit)
03 Orbital – Illuminate (Short Version)
04 Orbital – Chime (Live Style Mix)
05 Weekend Players – 21st Century
06 Weekend Players – Jericho
07 BT – Loving You More (7″ Edit)
08 108 Grande – Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Remix)

French Kiss

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01 French Kiss (7″ Vocal) 04:01
02 French Kiss (7″ Instrumental) 04:01
03 French Kiss (12″ Vocal Dance Mix) 09:48
04 French Kiss (12″ Instrumental) 09:51

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01 French Kiss (Original Mix) 09:54
02 French Kiss (Innocent Until Proven Guilty Vocal Remix) 09:40
03 French Kiss (Passion Radio Mix) 04:20
04 French Kiss (Back Up Your Conversation Mix) 09:53
05 French Kiss (Hitting Virgin Territory Instrumental Mix) 03:54

INFO > In 1989, Chicago house producer Lil’ Louis (Marvin Louis Burns) cemented his place in dance music history with the international hit single “French Kiss.” Initially released independently on Louis’ Diamond Records, the track was licensed by Epic in the US and FFRR in the UK. Shawn Christopher provided the sexy vocalizations for the original release, while Pasquale features on the European remixes.

The House Sound Of Europe Vol. V

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01 Izit – Stories (The Stories Mix)
02 E.V.O.E. – Esta Amour
03 Horn & Art – Action (The Cock)
04 Electra – Autumn Love (Future 3)
05 X-Tended – Split
06 Gino Latino – Welcome
07 Albert One – Vision
08 Blue Funk – Blackwater Gold
09 Traks – Long Train Runnin’
10 Chicco Secci – New York
11 Blue Tattoo – Love Can Do
12 All The Mix – On The Mix
13 Sima – You Got Me Running
14 Go-Nogo – Pacific State
15 Melvin Hudson – Right On Time
16 Paradise Orchestra – Satisfy Your Dream

Balearic Beats The Album Vol 1

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01 Electra – Jibaro (English Version)
02 Code 61 – Drop The Deal (Long Version)
03 Beats Workin’ – Sure Beats Workin’ (El Sonido Casa Balearico)
04 Enzo Avitabile – Blackout (Mix Version)
05 Mandy Smith – I Just Can’t Wait (The Cool & Breezy Jazz Version)
06 The Residents – Kaw-Liga (Prairie Mix)
07 The Wooden Tops – Why Why Why (Live)
08 Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant (Burn!)
09 Fini Tribe – De Testimony (Collapsing Edit)
10 The Thrashing Doves – Jesus on the Payroll (Street Groove)

INFO > In 1988, years before “Café del Mar” and subsequent imitations, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, and Trevor Fung assembled the seminal compilation “Balearic Beats The Album.” This eclectic blend of Ibiza’s club vibes was hugely influential in the UK, where clubs like Shoom and Spectrum channeled the sounds of The White Island.

Special Brew

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01 U2 – Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix)
02 Bomb The Bass – One To One Religion (DJ Pogo Remix)
03 Bjork – Army Of Me (ABA All Star Mix)
04 Method Man – Release Yo’ Delf (Prodigy Remix)
05 The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Dust Brothers Remix)
06 Red Snapper – Hot Flush (Sabres Of Paradise Remix)
07 The Chemical Brothers – Chemical Beats
08 Goldie – A Sense Of Rage (Sensual V.I.P Mix)
09 Massive Attack – Protection (Underdog’s Angel Dust Mix)
10 The Future Sound Of London – The Ramblings Of A Mad Man
11 Paul Weller – Wild Wood (Paul Weller Vs. Portishead Mix)
12 Money Mark – Cry

Work It Out

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01 Work It Out (Shiva Radio 7” Mix)
02 Work It Out (Morales Classic Radio Mix)
03 Work It Out (Mindwarp Mix)
04 Work It Out (F.O.S. Untouchable Vocal)
05 Work It Out (Morales Classic Club Mix)

INFO > 1995 debut single from the trio of Paul Ross, Gino Piscitelli, and the late Louise Dean. On the mix: David Morales, John Debo & Richard Dekkard, and Fathers Of Sound.