Sex-O-Sonique ‎– I Thought It Was You

FFRR ‎– 570 051-1(8), FFRR ‎– FX 321
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM

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A1 I Thought It Was You (12 Inch Mix)
Producer [Produced By], Mixed By, Engineer [Engineered By], Keyboards [Keyboards By] – Mike Gray And Jon Pearn*Written-By – H.Hancock*, J.Cohen*, M.Ragin*
B1 I Thought It Was You (Salt City Orchestra's "Herbie Rides Again" Remix)
Producer [Produced By] – Full IntentionRemix – Salt City OrchestraRemix [Remix By], Producer [Additional Production By] – Elliot Eastwick, Si Brad*Written-By – H.Hancock*, J.Cohen*, M.Ragin*
B2 Funk It Up (Full Length)
Producer [Produced By], Mixed By, Engineer [Engineered By], Keyboards [Keyboards By] – Mike Gray And Jon Pearn*Written-By – Mike Gray/Jon Pearn*


A-side plays at 45rpm, B-side at 33rpm.

A1 & B1 Published by Wah Watson Music c/o Notting Hill Music (UK) Ltd /
Hancock Music Co BMI.
B2 Published by Chrysalis Music.

A1 & B2 Produced, mixed, engineered and keyboards at Sultra Studios for DMC.
B1 Remix and additional production for Salt City Productions.

© 1997 FFRR/London Records 90 Ltd
℗ 1997 FFRR/London Records 90 Ltd

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by London Records 90 Ltd
Pressed at MPO Averton.
Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Motor Music GmbH.
570 051-1(8)
FX 321 / LC 7654 / PY 122

Durations are not printed on release.

Spoken word sample from beginning of A1 taken from 1970s UK TV series "The Sweeney" (Season 4, Episode 8, "The Bigger They Are", 1978).
Harold Collins: "Are you sure this is going to work?"
Leroy Garner: "Hey, what I say, trust in Leroy, right"
Harold Collins: "What if something goes wrong, hey?"
Leroy Garner: "Run, baby, run"

Also sampled from same episode is the quote "What you staring at? Hey man your positively hostile"
Original white label version had a slightly different quote "What you staring at? You stupid honky bitch!" both by Leroy Garner</small>

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31457 00511 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Groove Etching): FX 321 A2 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Groove Etching): FX 321 B1 MPO

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
314 570 085-1DJ Sex-O-Sonique I Thought It Was You(12", Promo) FFRR 314 570 085-1DJ US 1997 Sell This Version
FCD 321, 570 051-2(5) Sex-O-Sonique I Thought It Was You(CD, Single) FFRR, FFRR FCD 321, 570 051-2(5) UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
314 570 085-1 Sex-O-Sonique I Thought It Was You(12") FFRR 314 570 085-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
SEX-O-SONIQUE Sex-O-Sonique I Thought It Was You (The Salt City Orchestra Remixes)(12", Ltd) FFRR SEX-O-SONIQUE UK 1997 Sell This Version
UNDIT 001 Sex-O-Sonique I Thought It Was You(12") Undiscovered (Italy) UNDIT 001 Italy 1998 Sell This Version


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December 18, 2017
Awful track!! Rips a massive sample from a classic “Herbie Hancock” of the same name! Watered down crap!!


May 10, 2017
Does anyone know the catalog # of the original version, that says "What you staring at, you stupid honky bitch"?


February 3, 2016

The Salt City Orchestra Remix is unbelievable future music and the most progressive non-Progressive-House tune ever.


April 3, 2010

This is quite simply an amazing house track. Amazing in that some 13 years on, it still sounds fresh as the day i first heard it on some Kiss FM compilation CD in '97. You could still play this in a club today, and it would still sit comfortably with modern tracks.

Built around a nice Herbie Hancock sample, Full Intention adds an incredibly thick bassline that rolls with the drums so well, it also really thumps on a loud system. If you've ever seen the video, its frightening to see just how young Michael Gray and Jon Pearn are, they must have been about 19 years old when they made this!

Like most good tracks, it is very simple, but by god it works so well. Defo in my top 5 house tracks ever.


June 11, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

If I was asked to pick my favourite house record then this will probably be it. It was a popular club hit at the time of the release, and has been featured on several prominent compilations of such house legends as Eric Morillo and Pete Tong. The track is actually a remake of a 1970s Herbie Hancock's disco hit 'I Thought It Was You', and in my opinion a spectacular remake of this well-respected classic.