Technotronic ‎– Pump Up The Jam

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'Pump Up The Jam - The Album' was recorded in three weeks at The Haunted House II, Aalst and Swanyard Studios in London. The completed album was then immediately flown over to New York on a Concorde by an SBK employee. The album already had five top-20 hits in the UK (not to mention the rest of Europe).

Versions (103)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD 656·218-2, CD 656/218-2 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) ARS Productions, ARS Productions CD 656·218-2, CD 656/218-2 Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
K4-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam (The Album)(Cass, Album, Chr) SBK Records K4-93422 US 1989 Sell This Version
K2 93422, K2-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam - The Album(CD, Album) SBK Records, SBK Records K2 93422, K2-93422 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
K2-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam - The Album(CD, Album) SBK Records K2-93422 US 1989 Sell This Version
CK2-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam - The Album(CD, Album, Club) SBK Records CK2-93422 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
D-134781 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam - The Album(CD, Album, Club) ARS Productions D-134781 US 1989 Sell This Version
656218 4, BU 0381289 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam - The Album(Cass, Album) SBK Records, Bulletin (2) 656218 4, BU 0381289 Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
K4 93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam The Album(Cass, Album, Dol) SBK Records K4 93422 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
R-134781 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam The Album(LP, Album, Club) SBK Records R-134781 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
NMCD 1001 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) New Music International NMCD 1001 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
POSCD 6831 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) ARS Productions, Possum Records POSCD 6831 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
SYRCD 1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) Swanyard Records Ltd SYRCD 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CD 385 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) Max Music CD 385 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
ARS 468637 2, 468637 2 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) ARS Productions, ARS Productions ARS 468637 2, 468637 2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
740 079-2 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) ARS Productions 740 079-2 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
MRCD 3161 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) Mega Records MRCD 3161 Denmark 1989 Sell This Version
50376 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) BCM Records 50376 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
CDP-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) SBK Records CDP-93422 US 1989 Sell This Version
OTB 11361-2 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album, Gol) On The Beat OTB 11361-2 France & Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
CD 656·218-2, CD 656/218-2 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album, Lon) ARS Productions, ARS Productions CD 656·218-2, CD 656/218-2 Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
CD 656·218-2, CD 656/218-2 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass) ARS Productions, ARS Productions CD 656·218-2, CD 656/218-2 Lebanon 1989 Sell This Version
MRMC 3161 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) Mega Records MRMC 3161 Scandinavia 1989 Sell This Version
POSCK 6831 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) Possum Records POSCK 6831 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
MC 656-218-4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) ARS MC 656-218-4 Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
BCM 60376 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) BCM Records BCM 60376 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
NMK 1001 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) New Music International, ARS NMK 1001 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
CAST 385 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) Max Music CAST 385 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
40412 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) Music Box International 40412 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
145012 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) ToCo International 145012 Chile 1989 Sell This Version
CAST 385 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) Max Music CAST 385 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
OTB 11361-4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) On The Beat OTB 11361-4 France 1989 Sell This Version
466611 4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) CBS (Portugal) Música E Discos, Lda. 466611 4 Portugal 1989 Sell This Version
892670-4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) CNR 892670-4 Uruguay 1989 Sell This Version
SYR MC 1, SYRMC 1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Bla) Swanyard Records Ltd, Swanyard Records Ltd SYR MC 1, SYRMC 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
K4-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Club) SBK Records K4-93422 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
K4 93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Dol) SBK Records K4 93422 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
SYR MC 1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Gre) Swanyard Records Ltd SYR MC 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
466611 4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, bla) CBS (Portugal) Música E Discos, Lda. 466611 4 Portugal 1989 Sell This Version
SYRLP 1, SYR LP 1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Swanyard Records Ltd, Swanyard Records Ltd SYRLP 1, SYR LP 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
LP-385, LP 385 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Max Music, Max Music LP-385, LP 385 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
468637-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) ARS Productions 468637-1 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
OTB 11361-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) On The Beat OTB 11361-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
POSLP 6831 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Possum POSLP 6831 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
NMLP 1001 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) New Music International NMLP 1001 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
CBS 466611 1, 656218 1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 466611 1, 656218 1 Portugal 1989 Sell This Version
468637-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) ARS Productions 468637-1 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
ARS 656.218-1, LP 656 218-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) ARS Records, ARS Records ARS 656.218-1, LP 656 218-1 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
MRLP 3161 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Mega Records MRLP 3161 Scandinavia 1989 Sell This Version
40412 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Music Box International 40412 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
656 218-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) ARS Productions 656 218-1 Guatemala 1989 Sell This Version
LP 385 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Max Music LP 385 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
K1-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) SBK Records K1-93422 US 1989 Sell This Version
OTB 11361-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album, TP) On The Beat OTB 11361-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
EDI 60814 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam "El Album"(LP, Album) Musart EDI 60814 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
K2-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam - The Album(CD, Album, Club) SBK Records K2-93422 US 1990 Sell This Version
ALCB-21 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) Alfa International ALCB-21 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CDI-60814 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) Musart CDI-60814 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
CDP-93422 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album, Club) SBK Records CDP-93422 US 1990 Sell This Version
CSTI 60814 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) Musart CSTI 60814 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
ZCBK (FT) 7143 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) Transistor Music ZCBK (FT) 7143 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
CN-TOC 6562184.4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) ToCo International CN-TOC 6562184.4 Peru 1990 Sell This Version
656 218-4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) ToCo International, Yonca 656 218-4 Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3 02499 4, MC-7-S 3024995 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) Jugoton, ARS Productions, Jugoton MC-7-S 3 02499 4, MC-7-S 3024995 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
656 218-4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) ToCo International 656 218-4 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3 02499 4, MC-7-S 3024995 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Bla) Jugoton, ARS Productions, Jugoton MC-7-S 3 02499 4, MC-7-S 3024995 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3 02499 4, MC-7-S 3024994 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Tra) Jugoton, ARS Productions, Jugoton MC-7-S 3 02499 4, MC-7-S 3024994 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
GX001 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Galaxy (7) GX001 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
90204 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DVC 90204 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
051 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 051 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
D 55207 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP) Pop Show D 55207 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
LP-7 2 02499 5, ARS 656.218-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Jugoton, ARS Productions LP-7 2 02499 5, ARS 656.218-1 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
S.R. 84.005 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Sono-Rodven S.R. 84.005 Venezuela 1990 Sell This Version
656 218-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) ToCo International 656 218-1 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
BCM 33376 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) BCM Records BCM 33376 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
CBK (F) 7143 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Transistor (2) CBK (F) 7143 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
HL/TIL 71-8 Technotronic Featuring Felly Technotronic Featuring Felly - Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) ToCo International HL/TIL 71-8 Bolivia 1990 Sell This Version
656218-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Discos Philips 656218-1 Colombia 1990 Sell This Version
D 55.207 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Pop Show D 55.207 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
LP-7 2 02499 5, ARS 656.218-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album, RE) Jugoton, ARS Productions LP-7 2 02499 5, ARS 656.218-1 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
082 Technotronic The Best Of Technotronic '90(Cass, Album, Unofficial) B.W. 082 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
EP 0001-2 331 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) Europroduction EP 0001-2 331 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
EP 0001-1 331 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Europroduction EP 0001-1 331 Czechoslovakia 1991 Sell This Version
BBR 9101 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Blue Baltic Records, ARS Records, Zona Records BBR 9101 USSR 1991 Sell This Version
BBR 9101, ARS 656.218-1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(LP, Album) Blue Baltic Records, Zona Records, ARS Records BBR 9101, ARS 656.218-1 USSR 1991 Sell This Version
EDI 822 Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K - Pump Up The Jam - The Album(LP, Album) Musart EDI 822 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
CD 9201-2 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD) Blue Baltic Records CD 9201-2 Hungary 1992 Sell This Version
K2-93422, 0 7777 93422 2 8 Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K - Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album, RE) SBK Records, EMI Records Group North America K2-93422, 0 7777 93422 2 8 US 1992 Sell This Version
CSTI-822 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, RE) Musart CSTI-822 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
K4-93422 Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K - Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, RE) SBK Records K4-93422 US 1992 Sell This Version
CCACD110 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) ARS Productions CCACD110 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
none Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) ARS Entertainment none Belgium 2009
K2-93422, 0 7777 93422 2 8 Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K Technotronic Featuring Ya Kid K - Pump Up The Jam - The Album(CD, Album, RE, RP) SBK Records, EMI Records Group North America K2-93422, 0 7777 93422 2 8 US Unknown Sell This Version
740 079-2 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(CD, Album) ARS Productions 740 079-2 France & Benelux Unknown Sell This Version
50376 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album) BCM Records 50376 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
RM 092 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Rytm RM 092 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
116 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Brawo 116 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MR-030 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Marvel (2) MR-030 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
AA-0037 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ARA AA-0037 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
A - 9023 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) AS A - 9023 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
S 095 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stebo S 095 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
096 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Sawiton 096 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MM-0246 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM-0246 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
767 Technotronic ”Pump Up The Jam” The Album(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ViVO (4) 767 Romania Unknown Sell This Version

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REENO

REENO

October 11, 2018
referencing Pump Up The Jam, CD, Album, CD 656·218-2, CD 656/218-2
Every song is virtually the same, from arrangement, sounds (mostly presets), programming, and overall aesthetics. I know producers have a comfort zone, but this took it to an insulting level!!!

And what's with using the same bass preset on nearly every song? (Yamaha TX81Z's "Lately Bass")
gabba4life

gabba4life

July 13, 2015
referencing Pump Up The Jam, LP, Album, 40412

A very well known music band from Belgium which scored several succesfull tracks in the early 90's. Their first album is quite dark with pumping bass melodies and powerful vocals. It's the pinacle of the early techno sound. A quite decent album with only one problem -if someone can consider such-, the continuous use of the same sounds played in different tones. This ends with the majority of the songs being somehow clones but imo it's not necessarily bad. The songs have an identity and nobody can mistaken them. You should definitely give it a try. It's a gem.
adylee

adylee

January 10, 2015
referencing Pump Up The Jam, CD, Album, SYRCD 1
finally showing its age......not the music the poor UK issue that had the dreaded disc rot released on P.D.O
my original cassette lasted longer funny thing is the P.D.O (Germany) manufactured never suffered the same fate as P.D.O (UK) they felt thicker and of a silver colour than the gold hue U.K variations that eventually bronzed luckily this album is of plenty across the globe as some of my dance CD singles manufactured by P.D.O from the very early 90's are not as easily obtainable in other countries.
PhilOiseau

PhilOiseau

January 3, 2015
referencing Pump Up The Jam, CD, Album, 50376

An excellent album and a pioneer of the entire Hip house and later dance scene. Even next to the singles really good tracks found it's place on the album. I can only emphasize how unique the style of this project was, the entire production was top notch and sounds still excellent today. In addition to the distinctive synth / rhythm elements I would also like to praise the voice of Ya Kid K: She has a wonderfully clear and unique voice which gave the tracks its special flavor.

When I listen to the songs today they are creepy refreshing to me somehow and stand out clearly from the monotony of todays electronic music in mainstream - despite the age. I like this unique style that Technotronic had at that time. Sometimes I even feel that this Hip House style was not completely exhausted. Because it was already in 1992 when the sound changed relatively quickly into euro dance and the old style never really came back or had any chance to develop (was possible imo!). Right now we face the same stuff in the electronic music scene already for decades, and honestly, not that much does change.

The weak point of the album are the last 3 tracks, all have a filler feel to it and they prevent this album from getting a 5 star rating.

Track by Track Review

Pump Up The Jam: An absolute classic and role model for the entire dance scene of the 90s and beyond. Technotronic had their own style: Beginning with the distinctive synth sounds and the springy bass, rhythm section with its hi-hats, snares and claps up to the voice of Ya Kid K. It was a very special symbiosis, culminating resulted in this song. There were a number of imitators that tried to copy the sound, but they never reached the class of the project by Jo Bogaert from Belgium.
For me it is a crystal-clear 5 star rating. Even today, I think the track still sounds quite excellent. 5/5

Get Up (Before The Night Is Over): Stylistically very similar to "Pump Up The Jam", but for my feeling a shade weaker than its predecessor. The verses with the synth pads and strong vocals have an insane groove, the chorus itself, however, I see slightly weaker compared to PUTJ. Overall a very good track too. 4.5/5

Tough: Quite monotonous and repetitive and surely one of the weaker tracks on the album. Also, I prefer the vocals of Ya Kid K over MC Eric. Nevertheless, I must say that the samples and sounds have been incorporated excellent on this track and the sound is also pretty nice. 3.5/5

Take It Slow: A strong mid-tempo track with brilliant vocals from Ya Kid K and compared with the majority of the album slightly different rhythm in hip hop style. Sonically again excellent work has been delivered. I like this track very much. 4.5/5

Come On: This track proves once more that the producers of Technotronic had an incredible knack for successful integration of samples in a song. The melody lines I like in here very much too. I think one of the best instrumental tracks on the album. 4/5

This Beat Is Technotronic: Of course, very similar to Pump Up The Jam, this time with the vocals of MC Eric. The chorus might be a bit too trite and simple, but the instrumental version of this song in its driving energy is also one of my favorites of the Belgian formation and reminds me to some extent already of later trance productions. 4.5/5

Move This: Certainly the most cozy song by Technotronic. Again this track is absolutely convincing in all matters to me and has that typical Technotronic flavour to it. 4.5/5

Come Back: Somewhat monotonous and is definitely a kind of filler. But again, I have to commend the successful integration of samples into this track. 3.5/5

Rockin' Over The Beat: In nature very similar to "Move This", perhaps a little stronger. Apart from the almost customary strong rhythm/synth fraction I really like the vocals - Ya Kid K consistently did a strong work. Also an excellent track in my opinion that is for me worth a 5 star rating. 5/5

Raw: Offers too little variety and an additional synth line would not have hurt. Sadly just kind of a filler. 3/5

Wave: Weakest track on the album. Sounds bulky. Relatively unnecessary ramblings coming from MC Eric, accompanied by an average Acid House track. 2.5/5

String: The last 3 tracks on the album definitely had fill character. Again, the biggest problem is the lack of variety. As a finish of an album a bit too weak. 3/5
Mr_Geese

Mr_Geese

November 4, 2014
referencing Pump Up The Jam, CD, Album, CD 656·218-2, CD 656/218-2
Which was the tune used for the old ninja turtles movie? i could have sworn it was rocking over the beat
arielette

arielette

June 19, 2014
referencing Pump Up The Jam, CD, Album, ALCB-21
Track 14 is wrong about the remix version, correct is "THE PUNAMI MIX"