Category Archives: Phil Kelsey

Forever And A Day

Brothers In Rhythm Present Charvoni
“Forever And A Day”
1994 Stress Records (UK)
CD STR 36

01 Forever And A Day (Radio Mix)
02 Forever And A Day (Phil Kelsey Mix)
03 Forever And A Day (Big Brothers Remix)
04 Forever And A Day (Original Club Mix)
05 Forever And A Day (E-Lustrious Mix)

“Forever And A Day” was the third and final single produced by Brothers In Rhythm Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman, along with vocalist Charvoni Woodson.

Such A Good Feeling

Brothers In Rhythm
“Such A Good Feeling”
1991 4th & Broadway (UK)
BRCD 210

01 Such A Good Feeling (Inspirational Delight Mix)
02 Peace And Harmony (Everlasting Love Mix)
03 Brothers In Rhythm (Raise Your Hands)

Brothers In Rhythm
“Such A Good Feeling”
1991 4th & Broadway (UK)
BRCD 228

01 Such A Good Feeling (Radio Mix)
02 Such A Good Feeling (Inspirational Delight Mix)
03 Such A Good Feeling (PKA Mix)
04 Peace And Harmony (Violence & Discord Mix)

Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman teamed up as Brothers In Rhythm in 1989, while both were working for DMC. Although the duo mainly focused on remixes, they also produced a couple of classic singles. Piano house stormer “Such A Good Feeling” was BIR’s second single; the initial release also includes both sides of their first effort, “Peace And Harmony.” A second issue of “Such A Good Feeling” features remixes by Phil Kelsey and Sasha.

Lost In Music (Sure Is Pure Remixes)

Sister Sledge
“Lost In Music” (Sure Is Pure Remixes)
1993 Atlantic (UK)
A4509CD

01 Lost In Music (Sure Is Pure Remix Edit)
02 Lost In Music (Original Version)
03 Lost In Music (Nile Rodgers 1984 Remix)
04 Lost In Music (Sure Is Pure Remix)
05 Lost In Music (Philip Kelsey DMC Mix)

Produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers, “Lost In Music” was originally released as a 7″ single in 1979, and later remixed by Rogers (with backing vocals by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Andy Taylor) and reissued in 1984.

After sending “We Are Family” back into the charts in 1993, Kelvin Andrews & Danny Spencer (Sure Is Pure) were tapped again to work their magic on “Lost In Music,” which reached 14 on the UK Singles Chart during the same year. The ’93 release also includes Phil Kelsey’s ‘The Birthday Boys’ Bump Remix’, produced for the DMC remix service in 1992.

Twist In My Sobriety (The Remixes)

A warm welcome back to Sandman, who has reactivated his excellent blog, Off The Beat(EN) Trax. We are all the richer for his return!

EW064CD

01 Twist In My Sobriety (Tikaramp Radio)
02 Twist In My Sobriety (Phil Kelsey Vocal)
03 Twist In My Sobriety (Extended Bumps Fluidity Mix)
04 Twist In My Sobriety (Tikaramp Vocal)
05 Twist In My Sobriety (SFX Sobriety Mix)

INFO > “Twist In My Sobriety” was the second release by exotic vocalist Tanita Tikaram. Originally released in 1988, the single was a hit in several European countries. The song was remixed in 1996 to promote “The Best Of Tanita Tikaram”; however, Tikaram did not approve the new versions.

NOTE > This single was one of the final posts on Sandman’s old blog (he beat me to it :-). As it wasn’t available long, I figured those who missed it then would appreciate it now.

OMD – Stand Above Me

OMD gave an excellent performance last night at The Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Both Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys sounded great, while Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes provided solid and seasoned instrumental support. McCluskey has ten years on me, but was dancing around like a man half his age (and some of his moves were eerily reminiscent of Ian Curtis). The 90-minute set of greatest hits old and new was well-received by the enthusiastic crowd, and the band gave an encouraging promise that they would return.

OMD
“Stand Above Me”
1993 Virgin Records Ltd (EU)
VSCDT 1444

01. Stand Above Me
02. Stand Above Me (Transcendental Constant Viper Trip Mix)
03. Stand Above Me (Hypnofunk Mix)
04. Can I Believe You
05. Stand Above Me (A 10 Minute Therapy Session Into Hyperlife)*

*Bonus track

INFO > “Stand Above Me” is one of the better releases from OMD’s Andy McCluskey solo period. The single was initially promoted under the band alias Liberator as a marketing ploy to secure spins by American club DJs who might have otherwise ignored it; even the 12″ promo was pressed with a generic white label by Virgin subsidiary Union City Recordings so as to provide import credibility. Respective remixes by Phil Kelsey and Phil Coxon retain little of the original tune and are sufficiently dancefloor friendly. And as the group has always given proper effort to their B-sides, “Can I Believe You” is definitely worth a listen.

STAND ABOVE ME

Moby – Into The Blue (Remixes)

Moby
“Into The Blue” (Remixes)
1995 Mute Records Ltd (UK)
LCDMUTE179

01. Into The Blue (Voodoo Child Mix)
02. Into The Blue (Spiritual Mix)
03. Into The Blue (Simple Mix)
04. Into The Blue (Uplifting 4 Beat Mix)
05. Into The Blue (Summer Wind Mix)
06. Into The Blue (The Buzz Boys Main Room Mayhem Mix)

INFO > While I’m still in a Moby mood, here’s one of the many singles taken from his 1995 album, “Everything Is Wrong.” John Digweed included Phil Kelsey’s ‘Buzz Boys’ mix on “Renaissance – The Mix Collection Part 2.”

INTO THE BLUE (REMIXES)