Ralphi Rosario ‎– An Instrumental Need

Gosa-Lo Recordings ‎– GOS - 202
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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"An Instrumental Need" is based on a sample from Nikita Warren's "I Need You".

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  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): GOS 202 A2 Metropolis Mastering M.J.R.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side B): GOS 202 B M.M.M.J.R.
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped runout sides A & B): SRC


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January 8, 2017
edited 6 months ago

Amazing track, such a simple sounding tune but totally awesome, driven by the piano line that plays in and out of the track.
Pure class and still sounds great today.
Falco Ritmo is also a very solid B side
This track is must for any house fan.


June 30, 2016

A wonderful, punchy, piano house record. I've never stopped playing it over the years. Pressed at 45 rpm, it's nice and loud and will house U and your dancers.


June 17, 2016
Love, love this record! Great memories of playing this virtually every set I ever did, I will never sell my copy! Check Chez Damier Can U Feel it for a similar vibe, and of course MAW's dub of St Etienne's Only Love Can Break Your Heart, for me the blue print of NY deep house.


August 10, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
A classic then and now. Ralphi has put out a load of great, great tunes, but there's a few standouts and here's one of them. "An Instrumental Need" is based on "I Need You" by Nikita Warren, and if its shuffled beats and simple but effective two-chord piano motif doesn't get you moving, then nothing will. Some layers of house organ add a dose of extra funkiness, and a cute solo around the 4th minute top off what is a must-have for any discerning house fan.

The B-side Flaco Ritmo is a slightly heavier, techno-styled piece. Huge kick, big synth chords and more organ taken over by a dark 303 riff. Very tasty!