Li'l Louis* ‎– Frequency / How I Feel

Dance Mania ‎– DM-008
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


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  • Mastered ByPF*, RJ*


Durations not credited on release.
Distributed by Dance Mania Records
℗ & © 1987 Fairshake Music (BMI).

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  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout groove): DM-008A TRACY VAL MASTERED BY TRUTONE RJ/PF
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout groove): DM-008-B TRACY VAL MASTERED BY TRUTONE RJ/PF
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DM-008 Li'l Louis* Frequency / How I Feel(12", Promo) Dance Mania DM-008 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM 008 Lil Louis* Frequency (Out Of Control)(2xAcetate, 12", S/Sided) Dance Mania DM 008 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM-008 Li'l Louis* Frequency / How I Feel(12", RE) Dance Mania DM-008 US Unknown Sell This Version
TOUGH 4 Lil Louis* Frequency (Remix)(12", Ltd) Rough TOUGH 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
DM 008 Li'l Louis* Frequency / How I Feel(12", RE) Dance Mania DM 008 US Unknown Sell This Version


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October 22, 2014

The first "bleep and bass" tune? ...have a listen to Unique 3's The Theme and you will understand how influential, insane this track must have sounded a couple years earlier, Farley or Ron Hardy mixing it in with old dusties from less than a decade before that. Crazy to think how much had changed musically from 1977 to 1987. This record, though, contains as Reyes187 implies one of the best minimal house tracks ever produced. Simple, DEEP as DEEP can be, and totally hypnotizing. I have lost it on dance floors to "How I Feel", closing my eyes and getting completely engulfed in a frenzied trance state. Slight variations keep it fresh but it just sucks you in! Basically, what minimal house and techno were invented for, I'd say. Indeed, a warm, beautiful, hypnotic, emotional minimal masterpiece.


September 13, 2014
"How I feel" is a techno soul classic. Great groove, crashing snare rolls, distorted keys that sound like a cosmic steel band - yeah!


July 7, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

When it comes to the history of electronic music some people always tend to rant about the same Detroit releases and the way they inspired people. Everybody knows that by now, it's all part of common knowledge as a matter of speaking. But if you are a discerning music lover, you just know that there are some blanks to be filled in that history.

This true '87 Chicago classic seems to be a bit overlooked in my opinion. 'Frequency' blows your mind and gets the usual merits, but 'How I Feel' always seems to be the forgotten B-side. Incredible house track: Lil' Louis managed to put some real emotion in this ultra charming sensual cut. It's as if he succeeded to put what he felt on this record. Two decades later it still sounds not-dated and amazingly fresh. 'How I Feel' still outdoes 99,99% of the records that are released nowadays. Deep, warm, soulful, timeless.


May 7, 2002

"Frequency" is one of these early house tracks which became a really great classic. This sound was absolutely crazy at this time.

July 16, 2001
edited over 17 years ago
This was a ground-breaking track in Chicago for the early house music industry. I remember waiting in line for hours and paying up to $15 to get into a Lil' Louis party just to hear it!!! This was and always will be an EARLY HOUSE CLASSIC"!!!