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Washing Machine 4:24
Can You Feel It 5:45
Beyond The Clouds 7:55

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October 7, 2016
referencing Washing Machine, 12", Red, TX127

How the legend of Can You Feel It started? Larry Heard's words from an interview done for Electronic Standards in 2011 bring some light: "I had recorded "Washing Machine" and "Mystery of Love" in 1984, and some friends of mine heard it. They seemed to like it, and little by little it was being mentioned without my really knowing. A friend who lived a couple of blocks over mentioned it to a friend of his who was a DJ by the name of Tony Harris. He kind of connected the two of us and I gave him a cassette w/ copy of the songs. From there, they got to other guys like Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles etc., who he came in contact with since he was actively DJ'ing. That's pretty much where it started: individuals dubbing copies of cassettes and starting to play them during their sets."


August 23, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Washing Machine / Can You Feel It, 12", RE, RM, ML-9002
Tip, play washing machine at 33! w o r d s


July 31, 2016
referencing Washing Machine, 12", Red, TX127
This really is one of the most important records in the history of 20th century music.

1986 too - Damn! The same year Europe released The Final Countdown and Berlin had a hit with Take My Breath Away from the soundtrack to Top Gun.

The production still stands up today - it still sounds fresh and solidly produced. A tune you can still play as well as reminisce about.


November 5, 2015
referencing Washing Machine, 12", RE, TX 127
Released in 1986 not 1998


February 16, 2015
referencing Washing Machine, 12", Red, TX127
"In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove.

And from this groove came the groove of all grooves.

And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldy declared,

"Let there be HOUSE!"

and house music was born.

"I am, you see,

I am

the creator, and this is my house!

And, in my house there is ONLY house music.

But, I am not so selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes OUR house and OUR house music!"

And, you see, no one man owns house because house music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all.

You see, house is a feeling that no one can understand really unless you're deep into the vibe of house.

House is an uncontrollable desire to jack your body.

And, as I told you before, this is our house and our house music.

And in every house, you understand, there is a keeper.

And, in this house, the keeper is Jack.

Now some of you who might wonder,

"Who is Jack, and what is it that Jack does?"

Jack is the one who gives you the power to jack your body!

Jack is the one who gives you the power to do the snake.

Jack is the one who gives you the key to the wiggly worm.

Jack is the one who learns you how to walk your body.

Jack is the one that can bring nations and nations of all Jackers together under one house.

You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile. It don't make a difference in OUR House.

And this is fresh."


February 16, 2015
referencing Washing Machine, 12", Red, TX127
'In the begging there was Jack'

The 1988 version had a Jackson 5 'can U Feel It?' sample and the infamous

Just an absolutely seminal track, really, this is just sublime and does things to me ;-)


December 21, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Washing Machine, 12", Red, TX127

@ yanmac Washing Machine was released in 1986 and sounded like NOTHING else at the time. It was an original which has influenced many other tracks since. There are tons of tracks which have sampled it or have sounded similar. There are even newer versions of it done by other artists as a kind of tribute.


September 27, 2014
referencing Washing Machine, 12", Red, TX127

What can I say but "Can You Feel It" still brings tears in my eyes. Yes Larry I CAN FEEL IT.