Jimmy J ‎– 99 Red Balloons / Gotta Believe

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TechnicallyDark

TechnicallyDark

June 18, 2018
referencing 99 Red Balloons / Gotta Believe, 12", none
This version gives me instant diarrhea and vomiting. The Legend that is Lewi Cifer, made the original of 99 red balloons; and it is untouchable!
SubSystem

SubSystem

October 13, 2015
referencing 99 Red Balloons / Gotta Believe, 12", none
In 1993 Lewi Cifer made a tune that sampled Nena's '99 red balloons' intro.
http://www.discogs.com/Lewi-Cifer-Heat-99-Red-Balloons/release/191513
The problem with sampling the original, is that the lyrics are sung at an unusual speed, so do no not fit on a 4/4 pattern. Lewi Cifer solved this problem by dropping the vocal as acapella. (if your mixing the vocals drift out). To end the acapella there's a short little spin back. Jimmy J chopped the vocals somewhat, making them stay in time, and they fit well on this record. However I love the fact that he kept the cheeky spin back from the Lewi Cifer record too at the end!
Starstruck

Starstruck

December 27, 2011
referencing 99 Red Balloons / Gotta Believe, 12", none
Ending up being a very big track, 99 Red Balloons was also one of the Happy Hardcore tracks which began the very era of Happy Hardcore itself. It has typical 1995 production with a slightly distorted stomping kickdrum and lots of breakbeats and swirling Juno synths - as well as a euphoric breakdown with piano and sub bass. All in all, the recipe fitted together very well, and the remix is even better.
ian_s

ian_s

November 17, 2011
referencing 99 Red Balloons / Gotta Believe, 12", none
Jimmy J was working with Luna-C (Cru-L-T) around this time, and Jimmy tried to convince him to record a tune sampling Nena's hit "99 Red Balloons". Luna-C didn't think that the idea was a goer, so Jimmy produced and released it himself, ending up with a very successful release.