Kid Crème ‎– Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)

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'Austin' refers to Steve Austin, the main character of the TV Serie "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1973/74), acted by Lee Majors.
"Austin's Groove" contains uncredited samples from the TV Serie "The Six Million Dollar Man" (taken from episode 12 / season 4: "The Ultimate Imposter"), and of "Handsome Man" performed by Stars On 45 (1981) - song originally performed in 1979 by Sparkle.
The sample from Stars On 45 was used a few years before by Kiez Kidz ‎for their track 'Hootin 'N' Tootin'.

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NIBNE08CD Kid Crème Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(CD, Maxi) Ink Records (2) NIBNE08CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
NIBNE02 Kid Crème Austins Groove(12", Blu) Ink Records (2) NIBNE02 UK 2000 Sell This Version
NIBNE2 Kid Crème Austins Groove(12", Red) Ink Records (2) NIBNE2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
VLMX 762-3 Kid Crème Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(12") Tanga Records VLMX 762-3 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
NIBNE08T Kid Creme* Feat. Shawnee Taylor Kid Creme* Feat. Shawnee Taylor - Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(12") Ink Records (2) NIBNE08T UK 2001 Sell This Version
SUB57, SUB 57 Kid Créme* Featuring Shawnee Taylor Kid Créme* Featuring Shawnee Taylor - Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(12") Subliminal, Subliminal SUB57, SUB 57 US 2001 Sell This Version
NIBNE8 Kid Creme* Feat. Shawnee Taylor Kid Creme* Feat. Shawnee Taylor - Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(12", Promo) Ink Records (2) NIBNE8 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SUB 57 Kid Creme* Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(12", TP) Subliminal SUB 57 US 2001 Sell This Version
NIBNE08 Kid Crème Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(12", TP, W/Lbl) Ink Records (2) NIBNE08 UK 2001 Sell This Version
VLCDMX 762-4 Kid Crème Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(CD, Maxi) Tanga Records VLCDMX 762-4 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
none Kid Crème Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(CD, Maxi, Promo) Ink Records (2) none UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Kid Crème Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(CD, Maxi, Promo) Ink Records (2) none UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Kid Crème Feat. Shawnee Taylor Kid Crème Feat. Shawnee Taylor - Austin's Groove(CDr, Single, Promo) Ink Records (2) none UK 2001 Sell This Version
UM12020CD Kid Creme* Feat. Shawnee Taylor Kid Creme* Feat. Shawnee Taylor - Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)(CD, Maxi) U-Music (Australia) UM12020CD Australia 2002 Sell This Version
NIBNE 2X Kid Crème Austin's Groove(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Ink Records (2) NIBNE 2X Unknown Sell This Version

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jiggawhat

jiggawhat

August 16, 2012
referencing Austin's Groove (Let Me Live), CD, Maxi, NIBNE08CD
There's nothing wrong with a little over-the-top Chicago-influenced house from time to time. This record serves it up straight and funky.
ledjfab

ledjfab

February 15, 2008
referencing Austin's Groove (Let Me Live), CD, Maxi, UM12020CD

I think this is the best edition of 'Austin's Groove'. If you like the concept of this track, forget about the single on Ink Records: you only get 3 (vocal) versions. Here you get the double.
The 'Main Mix' (and original version) of 'Austin's Groove' was conceived around a sample from the 'Theme From The Six Million Dollar Man", written by Oliver Nelson.
"A man, barely alive. We can rebuild him: we have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better... stronger... faster..."
The music helps. And strange coincidence, the Daft Punk title 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' was all around the place at the same time (2001).
Musically, the original version elaborates on a recreated sample of "Handsome Man", performed by Sparkle, which add a strange - but perfect - conjuncture to the full picture.
The Dub still use the famous vocal bit over a different disco sample, filtered to death. Surprisingly, it sounds a lot like what would become 'Hypnotizing' a year later.
I always disliked the vocal mixes, sung here by Shawnee Taylor. If you are a Funky House aficionado, you probably heard her moanings on the Dronez mix of 'Brazil Over Zurich' by Dimitri & Tom. Her lyrics are pointless: they move us away from the original concept. It's all about that 'strong woman who can pay her own bills', again, and again, and again. What does it have to do with Steve "Handsome Man" Austin?
Still, the talents of Mutiny are to be recognized: their version is well done, even with the vocals on top.
The Subtech mix is frenetic, faster, and bring back the elements of the original mix in a delirious night trip.
In all, "Austin's Groove (Let Me Live)" is an excellent single, and was the first Nicolas Scaravilli released under the name Kid Crème.