KC Flightt ‎– Planet E

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PD 49404 KC Flightt Planet E(CD, Maxi) RCA PD 49404 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PT 49374 KC Flightt Planet E (Remix)(12") RCA PT 49374 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PT 49374 KC Flightt Planet E (Remix)(12") RCA PT 49374 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PT 49374 DJ KC Flightt Planet E (Remix)(12", Promo) RCA PT 49374 DJ UK 1989 Sell This Version
PB 49373DJ KC Flightt Planet E (Remix)(7", Promo) RCA PB 49373DJ UK 1989 Sell This Version
8897-1-RD KC Flightt Planet E(12") RCA 8897-1-RD US 1989 Sell This Version
8897-1-RD KC Flightt Planet E(12") RCA, Popular Records 8897-1-RD Canada 1989 Sell This Version
PT 49404 KC Flightt Planet E(12") RCA PT 49404 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PT 49404 KC Flightt Planet E(12") RCA PT 49404 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PT49404 KC Flightt Planet E(12", Maxi) RCA, Popular Records PT49404 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
8897-1-RDAB KC Flightt Planet E(12", Promo) RCA 8897-1-RDAB US 1989 Sell This Version
8995-7-R KC Flightt Planet E(7") RCA 8995-7-R Canada 1989 Sell This Version
8995-7-R KC Flightt Planet E(7") RCA 8995-7-R US 1989 Sell This Version
8995-7-R KC Flightt Planet E(7", Promo) RCA 8995-7-R Canada 1989 Sell This Version
PB 49403 KC Flightt Planet E(7", Single) RCA, Popular Records PB 49403 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PB 49403 KC Flightt Planet E(7", Single) RCA PB 49403 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
PB 49403 DJ KC Flightt Planet E(7", Single, Promo) RCA PB 49403 DJ UK 1989 Sell This Version
none KC Flight* Planet E(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) RCA none US 1989 Sell This Version
8897-4-RS, 07863-58897-4 KC Flightt Planet E(Cass, Single) RCA, RCA 8897-4-RS, 07863-58897-4 US 1989 Sell This Version

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therealsubwaybaby

therealsubwaybaby

January 3, 2019
referencing Planet E, 12", PT 49404
Funky & kool hip-house or whatever you wanna call it ? At the time, i picked this one up for the B1 "Planet E (Acid Drop Mix)" ... Super loud and proper acid house with rap vocals, sounds even cooler in 2019, go figure ? // Tommy
therealsubwaybaby

therealsubwaybaby

January 3, 2019
referencing Planet E (Remix), 12", PT 49374
This is such a DJ record, mainly picked up at the time for it´s heavy use of that "Talking Heads" sample. The real treat for my money however is the B1 "Let's Get Jazzy (Dope Mix)" ... A rare and funky house track from 80´s that sounds like it was made in 2029 ? ... // Tommy
Mikegeez

Mikegeez

January 8, 2016
referencing Planet E, 12", 8897-1-RD
Stumbled across this gem on a Gemini mix and fell in love with the acid drop mix. Always wrote off hip-house as a joke of a sub-genre and not too crazy bout acid house but this track manages to do the impossible and make it all work with a left field talking heads sample. Good stuff.
szczels

szczels

May 15, 2015
referencing Planet E, 7", Single, PB 49403

My copy has 'PROMO COPY ONLY - NOT FOR SALE' and B side is Hip Hop Mix (edited version) presumably for radio play...
Blazin-D

Blazin-D

August 27, 2010
referencing Planet E, 12", 8897-1-RD
Massive at every warehouse party in London back in '89,a true classic.
The Hip Hop mix being the one to play.
"JUST LETTING THE DAYS GO BY"!
robberblackdog

robberblackdog

August 9, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Planet E, 12", 8897-1-RD

I first heard this Track on a Acid House Cd i got from the Super market back in 2006 . the Talking head samples sound excellent against the gugerling acid bass line & drums . I play the acid drop mix of this classic!
chunkychoons

chunkychoons

March 20, 2009
referencing Planet E, CD, Maxi, PD 49404
The Acid Drop Mix on this is one of the finest examples of Acid House ever made, with a bassline as black and funky as possible that just builds, with the Roland TB303 filter opening right up as the track goes. With Talking Heads samples and a great philosophical political rap, "Planet E" is a timeless classic. This is as good as anything that ever came out of Chicago or Detroit. When I play the vinyl people still come and ask what it is to this day.
teecee

teecee

February 18, 2005
edited 5 months ago
referencing Planet E (Remix), 12", PT 49374
Pigeon-holing genres is always dangerous as there is massive crossover. Hip-hop and rap artists saw the potential to release mixes that would be more accessible to djs playing the house style (and generate more sales). As a result, many releases (such as this KC Flightt piece) would have a straight hiphop breakbeat version with lyrics for the rap heads and a 4 to the floor bassdrum/kick mix for the house dj. Either way, this is a perfect example of the hip-house style: melodic lyrics, catchy bassline, and a driving 4/4 house theme throughout, in the same vein as Mellow Man Ace, Welcome to My Groove.
rgould

rgould

May 1, 2003
referencing Planet E (Remix), 12", PT 49374
The concept of "hip house" always seemed like an odd one to me but that's what some called it for a while in the UK. This track is great though, and would probably be classed as straight hip hop these days. I love the Talking Heads sample in the chorus.