Right, near the end of the line with this stuff. First up is Deep Heat 10, and it’s proving to be a rather poor selection of tracks. And when I say poor, I mean awful. There’s a remix of KC & The Sunshine Band on this one.
KLF – Last Train To Trancentral (Benio Over And Out) : Not even a particularly good remix of Last Train To Trancentral, but not available elsewhere.
Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives(Classic Mix) : Memorable to me for one of the remixes on the 12″, the Red Zone mix by David Morales IIRC.
Gary Clail & On-U Sound System – Human Nature (On The Mix Edit) : I’ve always wanted to hear the original version of this, which is supposedly built around a Billy Graham sample as opposed to Gary Clail’s shouty vocals.
Rebel MC – Wickedest Sound : An interesting melding of hardcore with bleeps, and possibly one of the blueprints for what became Jungle.
Friends Of Matthew – Out There
Deep Heat 11 shares some tracks with Deep Heat 10 and I assume is a last gasp to move the brand on or something as it was the final Deep Heat set. Not really much of note here other than a vocal performance from Kylie and the following.
Altern 8 – Activ-8 (Come With Me) : The Madness of Rave.
U.H.F. – U.H.F. : Early Moby alias from when he didn’t make music for adverts.
Anticappella – 2âˆš231 : Massively cheesy Italo house from PWL.
SL2 – DJ’s Take Control : Slipmatt & Lime track based on the Nightwriters : Let The Music Use You. The following yeat would see them at Number 2 in the UK charts with On A Ragga Tip.
Fierce Ruling Diva – Rubb It In : Scary Dutch Techno.
2 Unlimited – Get Ready For This : Not sure what this genre was called although Lee Spoon’s suggestion of Youth Club House is probably pretty close.
Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend : I’ve always been very fond of Robert Owens’ vocals and this is a particular favourite. Again, I seem to be remembering a David Morales mix, possibly the Glamourous mix.
Around the same time as these releases, Polydor also released Thin Ice volumes 1 & 2 which branched off some of the tracks that would have ordinarily have appeared on these compilations but I suspect they merely divided their audience and adversely affected their own sales. I have Thin Ice 1 somewhere, the only track I’d really note of it is the Jeff Mills alias of True Faith or Pin Up Girls or Final Cut or whatever they were called with Take Me Away. Thin Ice 2 is immediately disqualified for the inclusion of Crystal Waters : Gypsy Woman mainly due to the nightmares I still have of her dancing on Top of The Pops. Ever seen the Seinfeld episode where Elaine dances? Yeah.
Deep Heat items on ebay. I realise I’ve missed some of what I assume were year end releases such as 89 & 90, but I don’t think their track listing deviated significantly from what was on the main discs.