2 Body's ‎– 4 Dancetrax

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Sexuality 6:00
Body Drill 5:24
French Kiss (Gay Version) 6:28
Astoria 4:18

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HOUSE 005-12 2 Body's 4 Dancetrax(12", Pic) House Records HOUSE 005-12 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
HOUSE 005-12 2 Body's 4 Housetrax(12", Sti) House Records HOUSE 005-12 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version

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ELITE_MUSIC

ELITE_MUSIC

April 5, 2018
referencing 4 Housetrax, 12", Sti, HOUSE 005-12

Although my copy of this version of the vinyl is clearly marked as made and manufactured in Belgium by HOUSE RECORDS, the accompanying diecut jacket for domestic distribution is a fully printed [greyish/sand color with black lettering] ANTLER-SUBWAY UK [Logo on front in white] jacket, and includes a barcode sticker on back-cover labeled: "SEXUALITY - 12 inch"; there are 2 retail stickers: round yellow [point of sale] sticker on top right corner labeled "SOUND OF MARKET" in small type underneath large $7.49 price; top left corner has rectangular white [address-sized] file sticker ink-jet printed with "FRENCH KISS" BPM 126c, 2 BODY'S "89".

The standout tracks are definitely "BODY DRILL" (strong underlying Roland 303 Bassline-fueled acid), and "ASTORIA" which foretells of the then-yet-to-be developed tribal techno sub genre, but is almost certainly influenced by Midge Ure-era ULTRAVOX!

Starting the A-Side, "SEXUALITY" is a hallucinogenic atmospheric track that for me is almost a subliminal "answer" to THE BEAT CLUB's "SECURITY" (which was released only a year prior), and reminiscent of other electro classics of the era like CYBOTRON, BOOK OF LOVE, NEON JUDGEMENT, and other Belgian new beat, proto-EBM bands from the same European region.
BomberOne

BomberOne

October 29, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing 4 Dancetrax, 12", Pic, HOUSE 005-12
I agree with AdamX, the original release of this record, with the picture cover (that I own and uploaded here) has definitely Gay moanings. Then It is also true that these versions are not that interesting, and that the true gems here are the side-tracks, especially Astoria, a stomping post-Acid-New-Beat, already on a tougher acid techno side, especially outstanding back in fall 1989.
moogacid

moogacid

July 1, 2013
referencing 4 Housetrax, 12", Sti, HOUSE 005-12
@audioteknica...808's don't squelch unless you throw them in the bath...
303's do tho, perhaps..?!
Agree with terrysuki - Body Drill is the hands down winner here.
terrysuki

terrysuki

June 29, 2013
referencing 4 Housetrax, 12", Sti, HOUSE 005-12
After reading audioteknica's review below of "Body Drill" I just had to come to the track's defence ! Far from being a "filler" the track in question is all killer, especially if you're into the late 80's/early 90's productions of Ro Maron, this track easily stands alongside his best and that's saying something !"Acid Drill" is a cool track but "Body Drill" is by far the superior track, a stone cold acid house classic that every self respecting acid/techno/house DJ should own. If you're into Marcel Hol's "Hole In One" tracks then "Body Drill" will be right up your street !
audioteknica

audioteknica

October 22, 2009
referencing 4 Dancetrax, 12", Pic, HOUSE 005-12

I must have a promo release of this title, Adamx points out that this version has a guy moaning on French Kiss making it the "Gay" version. My vinyl has a white label and the French Kiss track has only female vocals. It IS acid house as evidenced by the 808 "squelch" present in all the tracks. In addition these tracks are in other compilations labeled with an "acid house" moniker/category. All in all a nice release but still has dated and unintentionally funny lyrics. It would be great pitched up and remixed as Adamx points out.
adamx

adamx

December 8, 2007
referencing 4 Dancetrax, 12", Pic, HOUSE 005-12
The review on this record above is far off. For a person to say their is nothing gay about this record makes me wonder if he/she had listen to it straight through. First off the French Kiss version is extremley gay with it's breakdown from the original of a girl moaning being replaced by a guy moaning. I'm sure this is not what Lil Louis intended with his original version.
The absolute reason to own this record is for the song "Astoria" produced by New Beat legend "Ro Maron". This song for me defines the earliest of stages of the Brooklyn techno scene. The mood of this song emits total electronic darkness. Before I ever traveled to Europe this was a song that made me think of giant dark gothic churches and short winter days of central Europe. It's not acid as quoted in the reveiw above. Its a dark minimalistic track with a haunting bassline & tracky drums that would work perfectly in your favorite suspense horror film. What was an obscure track to most would be remixed several years later by German techno pioneer Thomas P Heckmann. As obscure to most as the orignal would be it's killer remix.
This song will always land a spot in my all time top 10. It is that good.

audioteknica

audioteknica

September 10, 2007
referencing 4 Dancetrax, 12", Pic, HOUSE 005-12

A nice taste of late eighties acid house tracks. All the tracks have that 808 squelch by which acid house music is known. Very catchy tracks, although sexuality and french kiss are rather over the top with their erotic vocal elements that seem unintentionally funny. These two tracks have female vocals that rise to an orgasmic crescendo towards the end. Atleast they made me laugh. Also I dont have the orignal sleeve, the cover picture for this release on the website says one of the tracks "gay version" but none of the vocals are male or nothing seems gay about it. There is no gay anything on the label itself Just over the top female vocals that sound as if they are reaching orgasm. This release also has Body drill which is composed by the same people who produced as Acid Drill, ro maron and f. balen. The Body Drill track is okay but after hearing Acid drill by the same people, it seems generic and under-produced like a "filler" track.