Paul Johnson ‎– Hear The Music

Peacefrog Records ‎– PF 055
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Hear The Music
A2 My Free Feelings
B1 Knob Twist
B2 Tikkle Me



Recorded in Chicago 1996
Mastered at The Exchange, London, England
Pressed at MPO, Averton, France
A1 Taken from the forthcoming LP Paul Johnson 'Feel My Soul' (PF 056)
Peace Frog P & C 1996

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): PF 055A2 MPO GRAEME - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): PF 055 B2 MPO

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November 6, 2016
This era from early to mid late nighties were the Glory days for peacefrog and the label was untouchable in it's time pioneering new house and techno related music
This release sums up the label at that time and this sound will be replicated
but never be bettered in my opinion


January 28, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

so many memories attached to these tracks, simply brilliant


January 14, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
"Hear the Music" (1996) is probably one of the best song of the moviment from late '90 denominated French House. Class song, a train, with filter vocal and groovy bass on deep house music. I love it!


August 3, 2008

This 12 inch is a Paul Johnson rarity. Two tracks on it stand out as magic, the first being 'Tikkle Me' which is a quirky, bouncey track with a freaky morphed vocal used as a loop. It was a mainstay tune in the sets of Chicago style DJs including Mark Farina and DJ Sneak.

The real stand out track is 'Knob Twist', probably the most Peacefrog-ish tune Johnson made. It is a rolling deep tech-house track not dissimilar in style to some early Pagan Records/Terry Francis stuff. It is a very sought after tune. Johnson's 'We Can Make The World Spin' LP, which came out two years later, even had a track confusingly titled 'Knob Twist' which bared no similarity to the track on this EP.

The title track from the EP, 'Hear The Music', contains a samples from 'I Hear Music In The Streets' by Unlimited Touch.

I'd rate this as Johnson's finest release period. It may not have reached the commercial success of some of his later works but was absolutely brilliant nonetheless.