The Ones ‎– Flawless

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Vendetta Records ‎– VENCDS 355
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Remix and additional production for Bustin' Loose Recordings.
Published by A Peaceful Soul Productions (ASCAP) / Artificial Music (ASCAP).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 421597 031208
  • Matrix / Runout: GEMA O.D. VENCDS355 #1$
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L192
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3204

Other Versions (5 of 42) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ATOC002 The Ones Flawless(12") A Touch Of Class Recordings (US) ATOC002 US 1999 Sell This Version
gm273 The Ones Flawless(2x12", Promo, TP) Groovilicious gm273 US 2000 Sell This Version
VENMX 355 The Ones Flawless(12") Vendetta Records VENMX 355 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
FOOT 2 The Ones Flawless (Phunk Investigation Mixes)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) DWBoys FOOT 2 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5502242 4, TMP 6501 CDS The Ones Flawless(CD, Single) Antler-Subway, EMI 7243 5502242 4, TMP 6501 CDS Belgium 2001 Sell This Version

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ledjfab

ledjfab

June 12, 2008

While The Ones themselves admit to have used a sample of "Weekend" by Class Action for the very first version of 'Flawless', some pointed out the Phunk Investigation remixes sounded like an old song of Gary's Gang called 'Keep On Dancin' (1978). Hear for yourself: the 'Italo Disco Mix' of 'Flawless' (not included on this single edition) clearly seems to have been the primary inspiration behind all the remixes released afterwards. Another 'cosmic' sound seems to have been sampled from "Wordy Rappinghood" by Tom Tom Club, but nothing is credited officially.
All the tracks on this single are quite similar: The vocal edit and mix have a rap part included, while the Club mixes omits these vocals. The Dub is different, but monotonous and very repetitive. The vocal and club mixes are a sure value.
'Flawless' went on to be very popular: it even 'inspired' George Michael to add more lyrics to it and to re-release it as 'Flawless (Go The City)' not so long after with more remixes.