Category Archives: Motiv 8

Let The Music Play

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01 Let The Music Play (Radio Mix)
02 Let The Music Play (Perfecto Radio Mix)
03 Let The Music Play (Motiv 8 Club Mix)
04 Let The Music Play (Mr. Spring Contrary Mary Mix)
05 Let The Music Play (Perfecto Vocal Mix)
06 Let The Music Play (Argonauts Kiani Do This Mix)
07 Let The Music Play (Mr. Spring Club Edit)

INFO > Mary Kiani’s third single is a cover of Shannon’s 1983 club classic, “Let The Music Play.” Released in 1996, Kiani’s version was remixed by Paul Oakenfold & Steve Osborne, Dave Ralph & Mike Koglin, Steve Rodway, and Tim Hannigan.

100%

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01 100% (Lord ‘N’ Elliot Radio Edit)
02 100% (One World Radio Edit)
03 100% (Tall Paul Remix)
04 100% (Dr. Ju Remix)
05 100% (Qattara Remix)
06 100% (Motiv 8 Remix)
07 100% (Eddy Fingers Remix)

INFO > Scottish songstress Mary Kiani first found fame in the early-1990s as the voice of rave group The Time Frequency. After going solo in 1994, Kiani racked up several UK hit singles, no doubt helped by Mercury’s seemingly unlimited budget for remixes. Annoyingly, both the Qattara and Eddy Fingers mixes are faded early on the CD single of “100%” to comply with UK chart rules.

Listen To The Music (1994 Remixes)

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01 Listen To The Music (Motiv 8 7″ Edit)
02 Listen To The Music (Motiv 8 12″ Mix)
03 Listen To The Music (Rampantly Pleasurable Mix)
04 Listen To The Music (Overworld 7″ Edit)
05 Listen To The Music (Overworld Extended Mix)
06 Listen To The Music (Original Version)

INFO > Given the success of 1993’s “Long Train Runnin'” rework, Warner Bros. hoped lightning might strike twice, so The Doobie Brothers’ 1972 hit “Listen To The Music” was chosen for a 1994 remix package. Steve Rodway and The Development Corporation both deliver pumping, high energy mixes; however, the highlight here is an epic collaboration between Ramp and Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin.

Pulp – Common People (US Promo)

Pulp
“Common People”
1995 Island Records (US)
PRCD 7163-2

01. Common People (Motiv 8 Radio Edit) 04:03
02. Common People (7″ Edit) 04:10
03. Common People (Full Length Version) 05:51
04. Common People (Motiv 8 Club Mix) 07:52
05. Common People (The Vocoda Mix) 06:17

INFO > Formed in Sheffield in 1978, Pulp wallowed in near obscurity until the mid-1990s, when their album “Different Class” (1995) rocketed to the top of the UK albums chart. This US promo of UK number 2 hit “Common People” combines the Chris Thomas-produced original version with Steve Rodway’s galloping Motiv 8 remixes.

COMMON PEOPLE