Jay Williams ‎– Sweat

Big Beat ‎– BB-0011
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Sweat (Sweat The Club) 7:36
A2 Sweat (Dance Track) 3:44
B1 Sweat (Dripping Dub) 5:17
B2 Sweat (Light Years) 6:24



Produced, Arranged and Mixed for Music Lovers Productions
Special Thanks to Junior Vasquez at Sound Factory, Bobby Konders, Tony Humphries and All the DJ'S
℗ © 1990 Big Beat Records
Hands On Productions Inc.
CRK Music/Aquarious II Music/Prime Time Music/ASCAP

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  • Barcode: 0 94171-0011-0 2

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
URB 50 Jay Williams Sweat(7", Single) Urban (2) URB 50 UK 1990 Sell This Version
URBCD 50 Jay Williams Sweat(CD, Single) Urban (2) URBCD 50 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SOM-1220 Jay Williams Sweat(12") Somersault SOM-1220 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
URBX 50 DJ Jay Williams Sweat(12", Promo) Urban (2) URBX 50 DJ UK 1990 Sell This Version
BB-6011-MS Jay Williams Sweat(Cass, Single) Big Beat BB-6011-MS Unknown Sell This Version


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November 10, 2016
Revising this track 26 years later, in the aftermath of a that disaster of an election yesterday - and the lyrics are as potent and relevant as they were back in 1990. So sad that after all this time we still havent made much progress as a people.

As for the song, it is a dope and hypnotic as it always was. Pure NYC / Boston dancefloor house from the glory days of the Loft or Sound Factor Bar. Loved it then, and still love it now. All Time Classic.


April 4, 2008
Underrated, simple and highly effective tune. It's almost a slightly tougher (certainly camper and less subject-specific) version of 'Someday' or a conscious Lil Louis. 'Sweat' is well deserving of a beefed-up update/edit that expands on the attractive synths while phasing the male echo'd voice underneath the main vocal. The lyrics bring it home to you how long we've been loving this stuff and what has happened since,namely Mandela's release and the abandonment of apartheid to name but two significant changes. Listening now, it doesn't have an identificable 'Chicago' or 'New York' sound but I've not followed Nelson Roman's career since and so am probably out of touch!