Farley Jackmaster Funk* ‎– Funkin With The Drums Again

Trax Records ‎– TX106
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Red Labels


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  • Mastered ByLS*
  • ProducerJ.M.F.*
  • Written-By, Mixed ByFarley*


Sanlar Publ. BMI
Distributed by Precision Records 932 W 38 Place Chicago Il. 60609

There also exist copies where the same side center labels are attached to both sides.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in the A side runout groove): TX106A LS PRL85129A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in the B side runout groove): TX106B LS PRL85129B


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April 10, 2018
Jack’n in the bass was probably the first house music with the hi hat and I love this song


August 18, 2016
Very big fan of this record. Can anyone tell me what release has the best pressing?


February 20, 2014
Baseline is very similar to Kraftwerks 'Home Computer'.


August 13, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Among the first House EPs released, "Funkin' With The Drums Again" appeared when House Music genre was known basically in one city in the World: Chicago.

For "Jack'n The House", Farley Jackmaster Funk inclued a bassline with part of the melody of Kraftwerk's "It's More Fun To Compute" with different timbres, and the combination of a strange "Ho-ow-a-ow-se" samples goin' on repeatedly with a sinister synthesizer melody of prolonged notes. "Jack'n The Trax" keeps the same synth melodies and the "Wooow-Ooww" vocal samples histeria, though on a more minimal concept (the Kraftwerk based synths of the first tune are absent, and the elements in general are reduced). The fragmented vocal samples that appear on the two first tracks go alone with the beats on "Clap'n The Pella", the last tune of A side (by the way a very powerful DJ tool used by artists such as Jeff Mills who overlapped it with Adonis' "No Way Back" in one of his DJ sets at WJLB, 1986).

The other side begins with "Oh My God", a strange House music which samples an industrial/EBM vocal quote from the eighties, probably Dirk Ivens from Klinik (a Belgian band that released the LP "Sabotage" on the same year of 1985).

The most beautiful tune of this EP, "Farley Knows House" prenounces the upcoming House spirit with an amazing atmosphere based on melody and percussion combination. The epilogue "Farley Farley" explores the author's sample techniques ad nauseam, another tune made to be a DJ tool.


March 20, 2004

Dark , very dark Ep. some of those titles are only rhythm tracks or DJ tools. Others are raw minimal tunes, but with a very strong vibe. Tracks like "Farley Knows House" defined the dark side of House Music made in Chicago. We can say 90's techno wouldn't be the same without EPs like "Funkin With The Drums Again". Absolutely a big EP in Dance Music sound evolution.