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Either invented by Tyree Cooper and friends or the Beatmasters, one sideline sound of 1989 was exemplified by heavy use of the “Whoo, yeah!” sample from Lyn Collins – Think! among other abuse of the People Records catalogue.

I had such a crush on Manda Beatmaster when I was young.

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Sadly this is the only picture I can find of her right now. If I had copies of Smash Hits from the time when they lurked in the charts I would expect to find the pages stuck together.

DJ Fast Eddie – Yo Yo Get Funky
Tyree – Turn Up The Bass
Doug Lazy – Let It Roll
Twin Hype – For Those Who Like To Groove
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two

It was kind of nice recently to hear that Dizzie Rascal made a visit to the old breaks home and gave Think a quick visit to the outside world with the track Pussyhole from Maths and English. I’m sure you can find that one fairly easily.

I had a look at wikipedia to double check if I was overlooking any particularly notable exponents of the Hip House sound. I wouldn’t have really thought of Jason Nevins as being part of it, but now that I’ve found a copy of his album and the lead track is a remix of Fast Eddie’s Yo Yo Get Funky, I can’t really argue the point. It’s a fairly terrible track though, Throw Your Hands Up(Yo Yo Get Funky Part 2). I won’t inflict that on you unless i’m feeling particularly twisted.

Not really part of this sound as such, but worth a listen if you’re not familiar with the original track that Snap appropriated. Remember Turbo B?

Chill Rob G – The Power

BTW, there’s a good write up here about Chill Rob G, Snap and the whole “The Power” debacle.

And finally, the real reason I was on a Hip House tip; Roxanne Shante – Live on Stage(House remix). There’s something about this track that’s still remarkably energising almost 20 years later. I think it’s this and similar records of the time that remind me of my first experiences in smoky, stroby discos with stale air blasted out of dusty speakers.

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Remixed by Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh (see also Young MC – I Come Off(Southern Comfort remix)), both of whom seemed to disappear into the background after the early 90s, which is unfortunate but Dave Dorrell is particularly notable for working with Dave Angel on his first remix, The Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams(Nightmare mix).

Bonus not quite fitting into this post although kind of related track : De La Soul – Me, Myself & I(Richie Rich remix).

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