Category Archives: Pizzaman

Pizzaman – Gottaman

1997 Cowboy Records (UK)

01. Gottaman (Eat Me Edit)
02. Gottaman (Pizzaman Mix)
03. Gottaman (Distant Drums Mix)
04. Gottaman (Gregorio Mix)

INFO > Produced by Play Boys and Norman Cook, “Gottaman” was Cowboy’s last commercial release (a DJ promo remix pack of William Pitt’s “City Lights” bears the label’s final catalog number, RODEO 957 12DJ). The Distant Drums duo of Simeon Friend and Mike Mukhopadhyay (also in Beat Foundation) provide a progressive house rework.


Ramp – Rock The Discotek ’96

“Rock The Discotek ’96”
1996 Loaded Records (UK)

01. Rock The Discotek (Seven Inch Mix)
02. Rock The Discotek (Club Mix)
03. Rock The Discotek (Live It! Mix)
04. Rock The Discotek (Play Boys Fully Loaded Dub)
05. Rock The Discotek (Pizzaman Remix)
06. Rock The Discotek (DJ Icey Remix)
07. Rock The Discotek (Original Mix)*

*Bonus track, sourced from the Dutch issue on Royal Records

INFO > Simon Rogers’ diverse resume includes composing music for ballets, a stint in South American folk group Incantation, jamming with Mark E. Smith in The Fall, producing albums for Peter Murphy and The Lightning Seeds, and scoring television programs. As DJ Streets Ahead, Shem McCauley remixed Betty Boo, Was (Not Was), Roxanne Shante, Digital Underground, James Brown, Herb Alpert and others in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Rogers and McCauley first worked together on the single “Electrofear” by short-lived electro collective Nation 12, after which they remixed “Winter In July” by Bomb The Bass. The duo then honed their house skills as Ramp, delivering loads of distinct remixes during the mid-1990s. First released in 1994, “Rock The Discotek” was Ramp’s second single; this reissue features vocals by Ricardo Da Force and new mixes from Loaded labelmates Pizzaman (Norman Cook) and Play Boys (John Reid and Tim Jefferey, who also founded the label).