108 Grand ‎– Te Quiero

Brute Records ‎– BRUTE 5
Vinyl, 12"

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A1 Te Quiero (Original Gypsy Mix) 4:20
A2 Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Underworld Remix)
Engineer – Rick SmithGuitar – Karl HydeRemix, Producer [Additional] – Darren Emerson
B1 Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Strutt Remix)
Engineer – Rick SmithGuitar – Karl HydeRemix, Producer [Additional] – Darren Emerson
B2 Te Quiero (Acorn Arts Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Acorn Arts


  • Mixed By, Producer, Written-By108 Grand


A is called the Cheech Side, and B is called the Chong Side.
Contains samples from Pink Floyd's "Time".

(P) & (C) 1992 Brute Records, London, England.

Wrong durations stated on labels:
A1 - 4:30
B1 - 7:20
B2 - 9:45


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October 29, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
part of the original mix sounds inspired by "bang the party - bang bang your mine"


August 20, 2011
The Original Gypsy mix on this release was heard out in 1991 on radio (Kiss 100FM) and was played by Sasha & Pickering at The Warehouse in Leeds (July 1991 if you collect his tapes) so there must have been a few white labels or DATs floating around at the time.

Most importantly the intro to this cut is taken straight from 'Expander' by The Future Sound of London. So much so I thought that this was actually some obscure remix by FSOL for at least a decade. No wonder I had problems tracking this down !

The Te Quiero vocal whisperings are familiar to all who have heard 'Sueno Latino' by Sueno Latino or 'Tequiro' by Musto & Bones - The latter I'd also really recommend tracking down as its an absolute class bass tune.

Still, for me this release is a cracker and the Original Gypsy mix has a great bassline which on a sound system sounds immense. Great that all the people who commented here have their own favourites on this release.


February 6, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
With a couple of reviews already written, i feel i may be going over old ground, but a tune of this quality deserves a little more coverage. This is a great 12" overall, but as previously mentioned the "Underworld Remix" is the real gem on this vinyl and is the mix I am referring to here.

You have to remember that this was released in 1992, a time when progressive house was still in its infancy. The beats start immediately but that first break does not appear until the 4th minute, by which time layer upon layer of sound has been added. Then everything drops and those spine-tingling chimes appear taking this track to a level that still blows my mind after almost 20 years. I can think of so few tracks have ever come close to giving out the same amount of energy, and this despite the relatively slow tempo of around 120bpm. And as it approaches its end, just when you think it has given all it has to offer, those breakbeats kick in taking it to a higher level even yet.

Make no mistake that Darren Emerson & co really did shape a whole genre after their own design, and this is their crowning glory. This is a massively undervalued record that in my opinion should be snapped up by anyone into progressive house.


December 3, 2007
Darren Emerson's Underworld Mix is as bomb as it gets. Quintessential golden-age off-your-tits rave trance. One of those very few tracks which manages to be slow, funky, and full-on, simultaneously.

When I got the record it was as if a secret weapon was bestowed and it came with instructions: if you only get to drop this once in your career, save it for the really really big rig. It's true, this one has balls the size of meteors and deserves a large audience and larger sound system. The bassline is, as the previous review said "to die for."

Warning, this track is deceptively slow. You really have to plan your set for it. Tracks like this taught me the power of restraint.

The Strut Mix on the flip is a gem but pedestrian in comparison to the Underworld mix. But then, few tracks can stand up against this one.


April 6, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

All the mixes are good on this, however, the real stand-out is the "Darren Emerson Underworld Remix."
The remix does sound very much like something Emerson would have produced, however, there is something a bit extra with this one: it has a haunting melody more akin to something Stefan Robbers would do. That added to a bassline to die for makes this one more than worth seeking out.
If I ever do a desert island discs then this would be one of the tunes going with me.
...and the fact that it clocks in at just shy of 10 minutes is a bonus.