Bobby Konders ‎– House Rhythms

Nu Groove Records ‎– NG 038
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


This Side
A1 Version 5:10
A2 The Poem 8:35
A3 Nervous Acid 5:30
That Side
B1 Let There Be House 5:20
B2 Massai Women 8:20
B3 Dub Massai Style (Mark's Mix) 5:30

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Mystarz Music Pub. ASCAP
Thanx - Brianna, Brooklyn Massive Sounds, Nugroove Massive, B-Side People, Wild Pitch Posse.
© ℗ 1990 Nugroove Records (212) 398-1855

Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, NYC, USA.

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  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): NG 038A F/W MJS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): NG 038B F/W MJS

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July 27, 2018
I'm vaguely convinced that a few of the tracks on this release were played in late 1989 not only on the London pirate radio stations of the day but also at a few parties I went to aswell. Nervous Acid, Version and Let There Be House in particular were being cained from late that year.

Let There Be House is my least favourite due to the irritatingly repetitive Chuck Roberts vocal, which to be fair I was never very fond of. It's a shame really as it's a quite decent warehouse track.

As others have already explained very eloquently, Nervous Acid is a one of a kind, deep, hypnotic, trippy, sinister acid house classic. One of my favourites without question.

Version is just sublime pure stripped down house music, unmistakably late 1980s New York House or Deep House in fashion, fit both for dodgy basement type clubs where swinging a cat would not be advisable to behemoth cavernous warehouses. Try listening to this on a quality gargantuan sound system and you'll hear what I mean. Still an all round timeless release in any case.



December 25, 2017
nervous acid finally gets re p r e s s


May 28, 2017
I'm surprised about the number of people who have this, I guess at those times release were pressed by 3000 copies at least I guess.


October 8, 2016
A great ep no doubt but the standout has to be
Nervous acid I remember many bought it for this track , the poem was up there and still is also a great track a great ep from 1990


June 15, 2016
I bought a copy of this bad boy recently mainly for "nervous acid". The recording of "nervous acid" on my copy is quite low compared to the other tunes. Does anyone else have the same issue with their copy?


December 15, 2015
edited 4 months ago

Absolute massive release. Could have easily been broken down into 4 still great 12".
They just don't make them like this anymore.

Not sure about the obsession for Nervous Acid though. It's a very good track, but one of my least favorites here.
Let there be house and The Poem are, in my opinion, far better.

Frankie Bones played Let there be house and the Poem almost back to back in the UK at the Hacienda January 27, 1990, so this must have come right around the new year.


June 20, 2015
Definitely one of the strongest / must have releases on the NuGroove label. Who can forget the first time they heard that intro and bassline? Peter Daou's keyboard work is absolutely stunning and just takes you into deep house heaven. 10/10


February 21, 2015
The real hero (or genius as some may say) on this record is Peter Daou, he engineered and played keys on so many classic Nu Groove records. In my opinion he is one of the unsung heroes of house and doesnt get the credit he rightly deserves.


August 31, 2013
Bobby Kondors is a genius!! where are you?? Come back to WBLS!! please transform the music scene and bring us back to this music!! please we need a healing from all that awful commercial garbage that is destroying people today! Thank you Bobby Kondors you are genius!!


August 19, 2013
for the real poem... check out the source... Mutabaruka...