The Mixmaster ‎– Grand Piano

BCM Records ‎– BCM 344 X, BCM Records ‎– BCM 12344
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single


A Grand Piano 6:05
B Piano Groove 5:11

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Distributed by: Pinnacle (U.K.), Rush Records/Discobox (Germany), DA Music (Germany), Streetheat Records (Switzerland), EMP (Austria)

BCM Records (Germany), Daimlerstraße 11, D-4044 Kaarst 2
BCM Records (U.K.), Unit 2/Seven Oaks Way, Orpington/Kent BR5 3SR

Printed in Western Germany.
Licensed from Discomagic

Also available on
Single (BCM 344) and
Maxi-CD (BCM 344 CD)

Track durations aren't given on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 005934 123449
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): DMD-0811 A-2/10-89
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): DMD-0811 A-1/10-89
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1 & 2): DMD-0811 B-1/10-89
  • Rights Society: GEMA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 8116
  • Other (Embossed on label side B): [Bass Clef Symbol]

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OUT 3247 The Mixmaster Grand Piano(12") Out OUT 3247 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
ARS 1749 The Mixmaster Grand Piano(7", Single) ARS Records, ARS ARS 1749 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
MPI 80138 The Mixmaster Grand Piano(12", Single) Musart Premier MPI 80138 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
ARS 3749 The Mixmaster Grand Piano(12") ARS Records ARS 3749 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
PD-053 The Mixmasters* Grand Piano(12") Pandisc PD-053 US 1990 Sell This Version


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August 26, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
In 1989, it was the Italo-House era, and Daniele Davoli, who was also behind the fine Black Box, used an incredible combination of quotes on "Piano Groove", a Samplemania anthem: this B side tune became instantly a club hit, played on several Countries all over the World.

The fragments of what constituted this dance fever could easily explain the reason why it was a so huge success.
With an amazing speech on the opening, "Hello, what do you think about the women liberation? Wait a minute! Heather!", which seems to be from someone with the calibre of James Brown, this construction of legendary pieces start amazingly (Mr. Dynamite, with "Hit me!", appears lately on this tune, by the way).

The ouverture sequence has the famous "I got ya!" (another James Brown clichê) - used also on a Westbam track years later, and then the main piano line made by - guess who - the Chicago House pioneers guys from Phortune (DJ Pierre, and the keyboardists Darryl & Herb. DJ Pierre even confessed about seventeen years later that he didn't knew about the "Grand Piano" existance).

This piano line seemed enough to create that aura around the track - not to mention the incredible quote by Disco diva star Loleatta Holloway, "It's such a... Good vibration!" with a "Don't stop!" repetition on the sequence.

An amazing queue of other samples on the tune suggests that Davoli's intention was to build up something special with the history of dance music within - from ‘West Phillips – Tell Me’ to ‘Coldcut & Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On’ with "Tell me! Tell me!" to the famous words by Kool Rock Steady on Tyree's 'Turn Up The Bass' ("Tyree Cooper! The producer! Awesome super-dooper-trooper!", and then "Make the bass - The boy is bangin'!").

Another House classic by Ralphi Rosario with Kenny Jammin Jason & vocalist Xaviera Gold was sampled - "You Used To Hold Me!", as well as "I remember that you would say... That you would love me, in every way (...)", and brilliantly mixed together with a original Detroit groove structure made by Kevin Saunderson, 'Liaz - House Sensation' with an effect by 'Candido - Jingo'; later, another passage of a Master Reese tune appears: Simianne's vocals "Definition Of Love!" from his project Kaos.

Even the fragment of Sylvester's scream "Yeaaaaaahhh!" from 'You Make Me Feel' is present on this oeuvre, whose references from the past seem to be endless (not to mention Run DMC's classic MC classic "Ah yeah! Check this out!")
The amount of samples is just so extense that it is almost impossible to list them all.
Enjoy the Piano Groove.


November 1, 2002

This album actually became a classic a few years after it was released (early 90's.) I remember at one time, used copies were being sold for about $30, in the special record store "display case." This is THE piano house jam.