Various ‎– The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"

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See also the North American release, The House Sound Of London, which uses 7 tracks from these editions and adds several others.

Tracklist

The J & M Connection Living In A World Of Fantasy
Bang The Party Going Home To See My Baby
Richie Rich Salsa House
D.S. Building Contractors One For The Burglar
House Addicts Come Together
D Mob We Call It Acid
Silicon Chip FM (FFRR Remix)
D.S. Building Contractors Depth Charge
Jamie Principle Rebels
Reese & Santonio Back To The Beat
The Speech I Have A Dream
Acid Fingers Mix It Up
Robot DJs Remote Control
Harry Thumann Underwater
Reese & Santonio Rock To The Beat
Tyree* Acid Over

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
FFRDP 4, 828 107-4 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(2xLP, Comp) FFRR, FFRR FFRDP 4, 828 107-4 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
828 138-1 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. Iv - " The Jackin' Zone "(2xLP, Comp) Ffrr 828 138-1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
FFRDP 4, 828107-1 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(2xLP, Comp) London Records, London Records FFRDP 4, 828107-1 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
828 138-1 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV "The Jackin' Zone"(2xLP, Comp) London Records 828 138-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
828 107-2 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(CD, Comp) FFRR 828 107-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
FFRDP 4, 828107-1 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(2xLP, Comp, TP, W/Lbl) London Records, London Records FFRDP 4, 828107-1 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
828 107-1 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(2xLP, Comp) FFRR 828 107-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
828 116-1 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(LP, Comp) FFRR 828 116-1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
P32L 20086 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(CD, Comp) London Records P32L 20086 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
FFRDC 4, 878 107-4 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(Cass, Comp) FFRR, London Records FFRDC 4, 878 107-4 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FFRDP 4, 828 107-4 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(Cass, Comp) FFRR, FFRR FFRDP 4, 828 107-4 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
828 138-2 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone"(CD, Comp) FFRR, London Records 828 138-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
FFRDC 4, 878 138-4 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV The Jackin' Zone(Cass, Comp) FFRR, FFRR FFRDC 4, 878 138-4 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
828 138-1, 828 139-1, 828 140-1 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV: "The Jackin' Zone"(2xLP, Comp) London Records, London Records, London Records 828 138-1, 828 139-1, 828 140-1 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
878 138-4 Various The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV The Jackin' Zone(Cass, Comp) London Records 878 138-4 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version

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8892sales

8892sales

January 6, 2018
edited 17 days ago
referencing The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone", 2xLP, Comp, FFRDP 4, 828 107-4
Excellent and varied classic compilation. But I've chosen to concentrate on the two D.S. Building Contractors tracks, which are strictly exclusive to this title.

Two of Paul Hartnoll's (one half of Orbital's) earliest tracks. One For The Burglar is a really tight production for 1988. More on the electro influenced techno tip than house music or acid. However, there's a downfall - the use of childish and cheesy ass Thunderbirds dialogue from an episode. Absolutely ridiculous. It's a shame as it's a funky little warehouse number musically. If one can place the corny samples at the back of the soundscape, it can be enjoyed fully to the maximum. Better still reissue the bloody thing as a pure instrumental mix.

Depth Charge on the other hand is much more underground in sound. One of the roughest sounding tracks Paul Hartnoll's been involved in. Rasping unintelligible vocoder which sounds like it might have been sampled from Hashim's Al-Naafiysh or Jonzun Crew's Pack Jam but I'm not sure it is. Raw Electro styled programmed beat and dirty acid. Funky as hell. Not house music in the strictest sense though. Perfect for dry ice, smoke, laser and strobe in a massive warehouse scenario. Badly needs to be pressed on 12" plastic already.
lsi

lsi

September 13, 2015
referencing The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone", 2xLP, Comp, FFRDP 4, 828 107-4
D.S. Building Contractors - One For The Burglar lifts its samples from "Trapped in the Sky", the first episode of Thunderbirds (a 60's TV series).
NorthwaxRecords

NorthwaxRecords

July 5, 2015
referencing The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone", CD, Comp, 828 138-2
DS building contractors- depth charge-still sounding good, is effective, surprising , moving , twisting acid house you can still jack your body to, speech-i have a dream and reese and santonio-rock to the beat need no introduction as artist and tracks are classics
damian_mitchell

damian_mitchell

March 6, 2011
referencing The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone", 2xLP, Comp, FFRDP 4, 828 107-4
c1 121BPM
c2 122BPM
c3 120BPM
c4 120BPM
d1 120BPM
d2 132BPM
d3 123BPM
d4 127BPM
damian_mitchell

damian_mitchell

March 6, 2011
referencing The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone", 2xLP, Comp, FFRDP 4, 828 107-4
a1 123BPM
a2 121BPM
a3 120BPM
a4 120BPM
b1 126BPM
b2 126BPM
b3 123BPM
b4 118BPM
Fronhornet

Fronhornet

May 28, 2009
referencing The House Sound Of London - Vol. IV - "The Jackin' Zone", Cass, Comp, FFRDC 4, 878 107-4
I'm no DJ and for most of my teens bought most of my music on cassette tape rather than vinyl. FFRR released these comps for most of the late 80's and there's normally an awful lot to recommmend on them. From exclusive tracks from DS Building contractors (a pre Orbital Phil and Paul Hartnoll)and Bang The Party, to decent acid by Silicon Chip and Jamie Principle.

One to look out for if you see it on vinyl or tape.