Safri Duo ‎– Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)

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Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Radio Cut) 3:18
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Original Club Version) 8:36
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (DJ Tandu Mix) 7:41
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Spanish Fly Remix) 9:33
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Nick Sentience Mix) 7:40
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) (Serious Mix) 7:57
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) 3:11

Versions (36)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
158 542-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi, Enh) Universal 158 542-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
12 AMPM 141, 158 607-1 Safri Duo Played - A - Live (The Bongo Song)(12") AM:PM, Serious Records 12 AMPM 141, 158 607-1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Safri Duo Played - A - Live (The Bongo Song)(12", Promo) Universal Music none Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
DIY 02-01 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12") Do It Yourself Entertainment DIY 02-01 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
158 542-1 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12") Universal Music (Denmark) 158 542-1 Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
12 AMPMXDJ 141 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12", Promo) AM:PM 12 AMPMXDJ 141 UK 2000 Sell This Version
12 AMPMDJ 141 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12", Promo) AM:PM 12 AMPMDJ 141 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SAFRIVINYL01 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12", Promo) Universal SAFRIVINYL01 Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
MCAR-25741-1 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12", Promo) MCA Records MCAR-25741-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
158 501-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi) Universal Music A/S 158 501-2 Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
0121585422 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi, Enh) Universal 0121585422 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
158 542-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi, Enh) Universal Music Australia 158 542-2 Australasia 2000 Sell This Version
SAFRIPR01 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi, Promo) Universal SAFRIPR01 Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
158 541-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Single, Car) Universal 158 541-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Serious Records none UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CDr, Single, Promo) Universal none Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
none Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CDr, Single, Promo, Car) Universal none Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
Safri Duo Safri Duo Played-A-Live(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Promo) Universal Music (Denmark) Safri Duo Denmark 2000 Sell This Version
M-3696 Safri Duo Played A Live(12") Universal Music Company M-3696 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
012 158 893-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi, Enh) MCA Records 012 158 893-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
012 158 893-1 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12") MCA Records 012 158 893-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
UNE587421 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12") Universal Music (Spain) UNE587421 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
158 742-1 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12") Universal Music (Denmark) 158 742-1 Denmark 2001 Sell This Version
158 542-1 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12", Maxi) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 158 542-1 France 2001 Sell This Version
MCAR-25397-1 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12", Promo) MCA Records MCAR-25397-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
12 AMPM 141 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) AM:PM 12 AMPM 141 UK 2001 Sell This Version
158 621-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi) Urban 158 621-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
158 542-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 158 542-2 France 2001 Sell This Version
UNIR 20746-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi, Promo) MCA Records UNIR 20746-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
MCAR-25396-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Maxi, Promo) MCA Records MCAR-25396-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
CDAMPM141, 158607-2 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Single) AM:PM, Serious Records CDAMPM141, 158607-2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDAMPMDJ141 Safri Duo Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)(CD, Single, Promo) AM:PM CDAMPMDJ141 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Safri Duo Played A-live(12", S/Sided, TP) AM:PM none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Safri Duo Played-A-Live (12", W/Lbl, S/Sided) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
none Safri Duo Played-A-Live(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Safri Duo) none Unknown Sell This Version
none Safri Duo Played-A-Live(CDr, Single, Promo, Car) Universal none Denmark Unknown Sell This Version

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aka_supra

aka_supra

August 14, 2015
referencing Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song), CD, Maxi, Enh, 158 542-2
Best and favourite remix track is "Played-A-Live" (DJ Tandu Mix).
budnik

budnik

July 28, 2015
referencing Played - A - Live (The Bongo Song), 12", 12 AMPM 141, 158 607-1
Simple and very formulaic, but my god does it work. On the more commercial side of trance, and loved and loathed in equal measure, it was a floorfiller and got airplay in Ibiza 2000. I remember this being promo'd a few month before the Ibiza season hit full swing - to maximise sales, you don't get that anymore!

It came out at a time where Trance was starting to become played out, the commercial peak of trance and huge arena/festivals, people were moving into harder sounds, and darker sounds, so it was refreshing to hear that great big breakdown amongst the harder dance.

May 16, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song), CD, Maxi, Enh, 158 542-2
Generally speaking, different people expect different experiences when attending weddings.

Women attend weddings expecting their romantic spark plugs to be ignited. Single women attend weddings expecting to walk away no longer remaining single.

Guys attend weddings expecting free multiple course meals and booze. Single guys attend weddings expecting free multiple course meals and booze.

Speaking for myself and for other quality music enthusiasts, the last thing some people expect is to be - out of all things - introduced to quality music. And yet, ironically, it was at a wedding that I first heard Safri Duo's 'Played-A-Live', or, as it's affectionately known, "The Bongo Song".

"Being blown away" is a fairly accurate description of the feeling my soul experienced when that combination of Latin-flavoured percussion and Eurogated synths pounded into my ears. The massive sound achieved through these two formats is almost indescribable. The gentle breakdowns juxtopose with the euphoric buildups and the whole is even greater than the sum of its parts. The feeling begins life at your feet and gradually, but very notably, spreads up your body until the pins and needles eventually infect the hairs on your head. Plus the sound of the crowd going berserk doesn't damage the vibe either. Make no mistake, this track takes no prisoners. There are no vocals here, but like I've said elsewhere, the soul has no need for verbal forms of communication. The bass stabs with the low pass filters during the first breakdown speak more languages to me than any multiple disc DVD set.

There are five different versions on this CD5, each version with its own unique appeal. While all use the original tools to their fullest, each mix builds a radically different house. There is, of course, the original (as described) and a radio edit, which does its best to encapsulate the nine minute original opus into a three minute quickie. The third party remixers are DJ Tandu, Spanish Fly, Nick Sentience and Serious.

The DJ Tandu remix adopts a more progressive approach and is a fantastic getting-to-the-peak part of your set. The breakdown is similar in vibe to that of the original's, though the euphoria factor decreased slightly. High recommended.

The Spanish Fly remix is breathtaking. It takes the Latin spices of the original to another level, and despite the additional French vocals, you're probably all the way in Rio with this one. There is a distinctly 1980's feel to this, courtesy of those ballerina-styled synths. Once again, the breakdown is notable, for it features a simulated heartbeat, which gives the whole thing a natural organic feel.

Next up is the Nick Sentience mix, which is, evidently, the Yin to the Spanish Fly's Yang. Sentience injects the original with a Hard House syringe. My least favourite of all the mixes, it still has its 5:30am credential.

The Serious mix (pun intended) will delight Techno/Tech-House fans. All things electronic, bleepy and dark are audible here. Good for a good trip.