Tyree* Featuring Kool Rock Steady ‎– Turn Up The Bass

Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Recorded at Underground Studio, Chicago, IL.
All songs published by Popstar Publishing/BMI ©®1988
Pop Star Pub 88
Side A: Special thanks to Fast Eddie.

Durations do not appear on the release.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): DJ-970-A [Winged A] §
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): DJ-970-B [Winged A] §
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EPD 666613 6 Tyree Cooper Turn Up The Bass (The '99 Mixes Volume One)(12") Epidrome EPD 666613 6 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
EPD 666613 8 Tyree Cooper Turn Up The Bass (The '99 Mixes Volume Two)(12") Epidrome EPD 666613 8 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
889 351-1 Tyree* Turn Up The Bass(12") Disques Dreyfus 889 351-1 France 1988 Sell This Version
FFR 24 Tyree* Turn Up The Bass(7", Single) FFRR FFR 24 UK & France 1989 Sell This Version
DJ 12146 Tyree* Turn Up The Bass(12") D.J. International Records, BCM Records DJ 12146 Germany 1989 Sell This Version


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August 22, 2015
One of those rare instances of a 7" being an actual different mix to any other mix rather than as in 99% of cases just an edited mix of an extended mix. I've often wondered why anyone at a record company sanctioned these as since the end of the 1970s and defintely since as early as i can remember (ie the early 1980s) no-one who bought dance music ever bought 7" versions so surely all the work that went into creating such a 'special' 7" version was missed by 99% of its target audience.


September 9, 2012
Am I the only one in the world who noticed the error on track #2 on side B (of this pressing only) which has Julian "Jumpin" Perez listed as Julian "Jumpin" Pete. I guess you have to be from Chicago to catch this one...


September 2, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
When the subject is the so-called fusion between Hip Hop & House, you may be certain that Tyree will figure as quintessential artist of the genre with his contemporaries such as Fast Eddie, Todd Terry, Mr. Lee, Frankie Bones, Tommy Musto, among others.

Only few tunes inside this universe reached the level of popularity of "Turn Up The Bass" Worldwide (just imagine that, in a Country such as Brazil, with all the economical instability, the track was played in all the important electronic music clubs, from the small to the bigger ones - underground and mainstream. That maybe some of the reasons why the original release of DJ International (Chicago) was repressed years later by the blockbuster Epic with new remixes.

This amazing music had the partnership between its author, Tyree Cooper, and the rapper Kool Rock Steady (may he rest in peace): "I first met Kool Rock in 1987 with Lidell Townsell (another amazing producer from the Chicago House scene, who's classic "I'll Make You Dance" also had the vocals of Kool Rock). We used to hang out a little bit", says Tyree about his good old times.

When he started to remind himself about this major tune of his career, 'Turn Up The Bass' - the respect for his rapper partner was mentionned once again - and at that subject, Tyree revealed a very interesting curiosity: "When I started producing the track, I needed a rapper. The first person I asked was JMD, but he was busy at that moment, so I just asked Kool Rock, and he was like - "Cool, I'll do it!" - and the rest, as they would say, is history".

Kool's quote Honoring Tyree on this tune, "Tyree Cooper! The producer! Awesome super-dooper-trooper!", became part of the history of the House genre as a whole, sampled several times later, like on Daniele Davoli's "Piano Groove" massive hit as The Mixmaster that came out in 1989. The same quote was also behind Tyree's Supa Dupa Recordings' label name.