Category Archives: LIMBO

Umboza – Cry India

“Cry India”
1995 Positiva Records (UK)

01. Cry India (Radio Edit)
02. Cry India (Tocayo’s Vital Organ Mix)
03. Cry India (Tall Paul Remix)
04. Cry India (Divine’s Full Blown Dub)
05. Cry India (The Ark Anthem Mix)
06. Cry India (Tall Paul Dub)

INFO > Produced by Stuart Crichton and Michael Kilkie, this Lionel Richie-sampling chart hit is crap, but I love Tall Paul’s mix.

Cry India

Havana – Ethnic Prayer

Very special thanks to DJ Robbie, who posted this CD single to me from Teddington in the UK – cheers, mate!

“Ethnic Prayer”
1993 Limbo Records (UK)

01. Ethnic Prayer (7″ Edit)
02. Ethnic Prayer (Euro Mix)
03. Ethnic Prayer (Doggie Style Dub)
04. Ethnic Prayer (Transacid)

INFO > Havana’s third single samples “Change” by Tears For Fears.

Ethnic Prayer

Various Artists – House Of Limbo Trilogy

Various Artists
“House Of Limbo Trilogy”
1996 Limbo Records (UK)

01. Umboza – Cry India (Radio Edit)
02. Fade – So Good (Tevendale & McCreery Remix)
03. Tocayo – Live In Peace (Radio Edit)
04. Yosh – It’s What’s Upfront That Counts (Umboza 7″ Mix)
05. Q-Tex – Let The Love (Aquarius Central Dub)
06. Dark Sessions – Funk Of Tha’ Month
07. Umboza – Sunshine (Radio Edit)
08. Planet ’95 – Talk To Me (The Diablo Mix)
09. Mukkaa – Kiss My Acid
10. Yosh – The Screamer (7″ Radio Mix)
11. Gypsy – I Trance You (Alex Natale Remix)
12. Ritmo De Vida – The Spirit Is Justified (Outdare’s Mix)
13. Winc – Thoughts Of A Tranced Love (Yellow Pumpkin Remix)

INFO > In the mid-1990s, Limbo drifted toward the commercial end of the house spectrum with singles from Umboza, Yosh, Tocayo, and Q-Tex. As with the second volume in this series, an edition of “Trilogy” mixed by Mark Moore (LIMB 061 CDX) was also released.

House Of Limbo Trilogy

Various Artists – House Of Limbo Vol. II

Various Artists
“House Of Limbo Vol. II″
1994 Limbo Records (UK)

01. Gypsy – Funk De Fino
02. Harri – Phuxache (Bunker Mix)
03. Havana – Disorder
04. Stealth Sonic Soul – Stealth Sonic Sun In Her Hair
05. Deep Piece – Torwart
06. Mukkaa – Blinder
07. Sublime – TGV (Paris-Marseille)
08. Gypsy – Skinnybumblebee
09. Havana – Ethnic Prayer (Chris & James Stressed Up Mix)
10. Sandman – The Templedrum
11. Winc – Thoughts Of A Tranced Love
12. Probe – Hulabaloo

INFO > Second collection of Limbo’s finest moments; a version mixed by D:ream’s Al Mackenzie (LIMB 036 CDX) was also released.

House Of Limbo Vol. II

Various Artists – House Of Limbo Vol. 1

Various Artists
“House Of Limbo Vol. 1”
1993 Limbo Records (UK)

01. Havana – Schtoom (Slam Remix)
02. Mukkaa – Buruchacca (Apollo 440 Remix)
03. Ritmo De Vida – Taboo
04. Gypsy – I Trance You
05. Stealth Sonic Soul – Stealth Sonic Soul (Apollo 440 Mix)
06. Sublime – Transamerican (New York Mix)
07. Mukkaa – Neebro (Floor Federation Mix)
08. Strawberry Bazaar – Bingo Specs Boogie
09. PG1 – Jazz Energy
10. Havana – Shift (Stuart Crichton & Ready For Dead Remix)
11. Harri – Skelph
12. Ready For Dead – Ready For Dead

INFO > Scotland’s Limbo label was founded in 1992 by Billy Kiltie, proprietor of Glasgow’s 23rd Precinct record shop. Limbo championed progressive house throughout the 1990s, releasing classic tracks by Havana and Gypsy, along with handbag hits from Umboza and Yosh. The imprint’s output was significantly diminished in the past decade; alas, Limbo does not appear to be an ongoing operation.

UPDATE > My assumption of Limbo’s demise was erroneous; Proggy Bits just clued me in to Limbo’s Soundcloud page. Cheers, PG.

House Of Limbo Vol. 1

Havana – Discorder

1997 Hook Recordings (UK)

01. Discorder (Original Version) 07:18
02. Discorder (Blue Amazon Mix) 11:53
03. Discorder (De Niro Remix) 07:44

INFO > As Havana, Graham Drinnan (aka Gypsy), Richard Miller, and Tony Scott produced several excellent singles for Limbo Records during the height of the progressive house era in the early 1990s. “Discorder” first featured on the trio’s “Condensed” EP in 1993; the track was later licensed by Scotland’s Hook Recordings, which commissioned remixes from Blue Amazon and Chris Cowie.


Ritmo De Vida – The Spirit Is Justified

Ritmo De Vida
“The Spirit Is Justified”
1996 Limbo Records (UK)

01. The Spirit Is Justified (Tranceformation Mix)
02. The Spirit Is Justified (Aquatic Mix)
03. The Spirit Is Justified (Phoenix’s Deep Space Mix)
04. The Spirit Is Justified (Outdare’s Full Throttle Mix)
05. The Spirit Is Justified (Outdare’s Intro Epilogue)
06. The Spirit Is Justified (Tantra Dub)
07. The Spirit Is Justified (Lee Fredericks’ Restrained Dub)
08. The Spirit Is Justified (Delos Dub)

INFO > This was the third and final single by Parks & Wilson as Ritmo De Vida. Lee Fredericks and Nic Britton (Outdare) provide some pumping progressive trance workouts.


Ritmo De Vida – Havara

Ritmo De Vida
1995 Limbo Records (UK)

01. Havara (Parks & Wilson Spirit Mix) 10:55
02. Havara (Roma Riot Remix) 11:45
03. Havara (Tempest’s Hard2Floor Remix) 06:47

INFO > Mick Park and Mick Wilson first teamed up in 1990 as resident DJs of Coventry nightclub The Eclipse. Inspired by Sasha, the duo would soon be in studio turning out massive progressive house tunes. In addition to working as Parks & Wilson, the Micks have produced tracks and remixes as Ritmo Rivals, Ritmo De Vida, Odessi, and Tilt (the latter with John Graham initially, then Andy Moor). “Havara” was the second of three singles released under their Ritmo De Vida alias; sound engineer Nic Britton gets credit for the remixes.