108 Grand ‎– Te Quiero

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Brute Records ‎– BRUTE 5
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Cheech Side
A1 Te Quiero (Original Gypsy Mix)
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – 108 Grand
4:20
A2 Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Underworld Remix)
Engineer – Rick SmithGuitar – Karl HydeRemix – UnderworldRemix, Producer [Additional] – Darren EmersonWritten-By – Chapman*
9:45
Chong Side
B1 Te Quiero (Darren Emerson Strutt Remix)
Engineer – Rick SmithGuitar – Karl HydeRemix, Producer [Additional] – Darren Emerson
8:02
B2 Te Quiero (Acorn Arts Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Acorn ArtsWritten-By – Chapman*
7:52

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Notes

Contains samples from Pink Floyd's "Time".

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

Correct durations are used here.
durations stated on labels are as follows :
A1 - 4:30
A2 - 9:45
B1 - 7:20
B2 - 9:45

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BRUTE 5 A-1 DAMONT D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BRUTE 5 A-1 DAMONT

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mindblow_

mindblow_

September 29, 2017
I’m somewhat lost with words in this one. I’m talking about the Darren Emerson’s Underworld Remix of course. Jeez, what can be said. The megalomaniac proto trance, prog house anthem is so powerful, and yet emotional. So cleverly produced and yet not commercial at all. I hate to say this but I’ve always hough that Emerson was the driving force behind Underworld’s sucsess. For me the production quality before him and afterwards he left speaks for itself. And this is a definite proof that he was a genius.
Like many I found this brilliant piece of electronic music when listening to John Digweed’s ’MMII’ compilation. But the precise moment was when I was snowboarding the hills of Åre, Northern Sweden in Easter, sunny warm day. In fact it was so warm that we had our T-shirts on. I had my freeking minidisc played, headphones, and boom, this came. I was hooked albeit it looks years for me to get a copy.
I do get a bit awkward when commenting a proto prog house release. You know, it’s not cool to like on paper. But if you are a sincere music music lover you can ignore all those trendy cool things that today’s and tomorrow’s music hipsters are listening to and just focus on was brings joy to your ears. I can only imagine that listening to the Emerson Remix back in the day sounded like aliens landing. Heck, it still does. It’s a masterpiece not just in its own class, by any standards. Maybe it sounds a tad dated, but it’s mesmerising appeal hasn’t gone anywhere.
chrisnova777

chrisnova777

October 29, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
part of the original mix sounds inspired by "bang the party - bang bang your mine"
dr303

dr303

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.
spaceface01

spaceface01

February 6, 2010
edited over 8 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.
shalako

shalako

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.
fred_funk

fred_funk

April 6, 2005
edited over 13 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.