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

Companies, etc.



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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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

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

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...


July 30, 2011
this masterpiece of an ep contains one of the best deep house grooves ever, "massai women".
the original 1990 release was very rare, for about 8 years, there are bootlegs out but the recording
volume of those is much lower.


January 18, 2009
In 1990, Mr. Konders, all-round reggae and house producer released a landmark in the realm of house music. "House Rhythms" is not just a stop-over in time, but a timeless masterpiece.

While digging in the crates and finding more releases from back then my conclusion is that these times gave birth to lots of early work that still sounds contemporary today.

On this ep, there are 3 track that need more attention:

1. the poem, addressing in the intro apartheid and riots between races. Besides this social commitment, a bassline kicks in, which is more than essential. It builds and flutes start emotionally.

2. nervous acid, 303 acid lines, great percussion and drum-lines lead to a killer acid track. A yellow jersey excercise.

3. let there be house, a bassline a la Lil' Louis, great piano loops and offcourse Mr. Jack's vocals.

ESSENTIAL STUFF: a must have for vinyl junkies in this genre