Kym Mazelle ‎– Useless (The Remix)

Syncopate (2) ‎– 12SYX 36
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM



℗ 1988 EMI Records Ltd.
© 1990 EMI Records Ltd.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V-15406 Kym Mazelle Useless(12") Capitol Records V-15406 US 1988 Sell This Version
12SYDJ 18 Kym Mazelle Useless (I Don't Need You Now)(2x12", Promo) Syncopate (2) 12SYDJ 18 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SY 36 Kym Mazelle Useless (I Don't Need You Now)(7", Single) Syncopate (2) SY 36 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CDP 560 20 3860 2, 560 20 3860 2 Kym Mazelle Useless (I Don't Need You Now)(CD, Maxi) Syncopate (2), EMI, EMI Dance House CDP 560 20 3860 2, 560 20 3860 2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
060-20 2976 6 Kym Mazelle Useless (I Don't Need You Now)(12", Maxi) Syncopate (2), EMI 060-20 2976 6 Europe 1988 Sell This Version


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April 18, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

OUTSTANDING vocal performance from Kym Mazelle!! Best in House music! Tapping into raw emotion and making it sound effortless yet powerful. I'm hard pushed to think of a more emotional performance anywhere. Reminds me of the iconic vocal from Pink Floyds 'The Great Gig In The Sky' on Dark Side Of The Moon for it's raw emotive power. Combined with inspired production (I'm not usually a fan of such polished production but THIS WORKS!!) from David Morales (moody is right and the use of the Isaac Hayes sample IS genius!!) and fantastic keys from house maestro Eric Kupper, make this epic track timeless. People will relate to, and be moved by, the raw feeling in this track for years to come. Magical :)))


April 17, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Kerri Chandler was asked in an interview about his definition of House Music. He just answered that House Music was Love. This record just epitomizes what House Music is. Kym Mazelle delivers a stunning vocal performance, shouting all her despair and disappointment. David Morales top production builds, emphasises and maximizes a highly dramatic atmosphere. After long, meditative introductions, Kym Mazelle powerful voice finally finds its way to the listener's ears, exploding in an ecstatic achievement, while the cleverly added piano lines enlarge the musical spectrum. One of House Music's Mount Rushmores in my opinion.


September 13, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

The elegant (and powerful) vocals of Kym Mazelle in “Useless (I Don’t Need You Now)” are situated among what we should call the eternal lyrics of the history of the dance music. "Useless" tells a story about a girl blaming her boy by all means, in a very sarcastic and ironic way. Congratulations must also be given to Marshall Jefferson, who produces the tune, David Morales for these remixes, and Eric Kupper, for the piano lines. "There's a void where there should be ecstasy" sample was used on 'Lords Of The Null-Lines' hardcore piece by Hyper On Experience; the "How Longer" italo-house tune of 49ers also borrowed fragments of Kym's acappella, and the same did Exoterix in "Void", though perhaps the most well-known artist to pick up a part of Kym Mazelle's vocals was Gianfranco Bortolotti in his Anticappella project with "2SQR231".