Direct ‎– Let It Ride

Allabi Records ‎– AL-1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM



Recorded at On-One Studios.
Edited at The Slaughter House, Brooklyn.
Special thanks to all the DJ.'s out there.

An early self released Joey Beltram production.

This is the original version of this release.
It was subsequently licensed to R&S Records in Belgium
who went on to release the recording in Europe with
a remixed version of the title track, and an entirely
different track for the B side.

"Project Breakdown" samples the main synth line from Section 25's "Looking From A Hilltop".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out): AL-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out): AL-1-B

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 916 Direct Let It Ride (Remix)(12", Whi) R & S Records RS 916 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
RS 916 Direct Let It Ride (Remix)(12", RE, Sil) R & S Records RS 916 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RS 916 Direct Let It Ride (Remix)(12", RP, Ora) R & S Records RS 916 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
RS 916 Direct Let It Ride (Remix)(12") R & S Records RS 916 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version


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June 21, 2018
The keyboard loop on "Let It Ride" is sampled from Dynamix (6) - I Just Wanna Dance.


March 27, 2008

The track "Let it Ride" is a masterpiece. It could not be better. Joey Beltram has basically given us an electro track from a techno musician's viewpoint. No Cheese, no filler, no weak beats, only pure force, pure power. I am from New York City and since the 80's I have grown up around an abundance of terrible, horrible, corny-ass freestyle! You know, that wack stuff with the terrible vocals and tinny, weak beats. They play it on the radio all the time here in NYC.

Well, this takes all those preconceived notions of what freestyle "should" be and throws them out.

The samples used are sparing yet perfect, perfect, perfect. One of them has a guy saying "Didn't I show you love, show you love", and it reminds one of an actual freestyle track with words, only this has all the crap and cheesy message removed.

Also sampled is a woman (latin sounding?) saying "I I I Don't, I I I Don't, I Don't Know", perfectly.

Probably my favorite part of this track is the breakdown with air raid sirens. They sound far off, ominous, and dangerous, just like the beats. The snares and high hat on this record are sharp, quick and deadly!! I feel as if they are very thought out. Everything on this record doesn't seem like a happy accident in the studio.. it has the feel of a very thought out project. But what do I know?? Maybe Joey Beltram did this in one hour while smokin mad weed!


March 29, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
This early Beltram EP displays a strong electro influence, although the standout track for me is the atmospheric techno cut "The Dream". Its sound is reminiscent of some early UR tracks ("The Light" on Acid Rain 1 comes to mind) although with less of an emphasis on the TB-303.