Tyree* Featuring Kool Rock Steady ‎– Turn Up The Bass

Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Turn Up The Bass (Scratch It Up Mix)
Remix – Tyree*Scratches – Fast Eddie*
A2 Turn Up The Bass (Music & Edits)
Remix, Edited By – Fast Eddie*
A3 Turn Up The Bass (Turn Up The House)
Remix – Tyree*
B1 Turn Up The Bass (Hip Hop)
Remix – Tyree*
B2 Turn Up The Bass (Jumpin' Mix)
Remix – "Julian Jumpin' Pete"*

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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.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • 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 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07146, D.J. 07146 Tyree* Turn Up The Bass(7") D.J. International Records, BCM Records, D.J. International Records, BCM Records 07146, D.J. 07146 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FFRXDJ 24 Tyree* Turn Up The Bass(12", Promo) FFRR FFRXDJ 24 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SD CL 002 Tyree* Feat. Kool Rock Steady Tyree* Feat. Kool Rock Steady - Turn Up The Bass(12", RE) Supa Dupa Records SD CL 002 UK 2008 Sell This Version
DJ-970 Tyree* Featuring Kool Rock Steady Tyree* Featuring Kool Rock Steady - Turn Up The Bass(12", W/Lbl) D.J. International Records DJ-970 US Unknown Sell This Version
886 474-7 Tyree* Turn Up The Bass(7", Single) FFRR 886 474-7 Netherlands 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.


January 24, 2015
hi,Does anyone know the title origuinal?that album is this? thanks



May 17, 2014
Does anyone know which mix is this one ?

Sounds similar to Hip Hop mix but no lyrics and more samples. Can't find it anywhere. Thanks!



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 10 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.