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

FFRR ‎– FFRDP 4, FFRR ‎– 828 107-4
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 The J & M Connection Living In A World Of Fantasy
Featuring – Robert OwensWritten-By – Jazzy MWritten-By, Producer – Bam Bam
A2 Bang The Party Going Home To See My Baby
Mixed By – Mike 'Dubfire' Smith*Written-By, Producer – Bang The Party
A3 Richie Rich Salsa House
Written-By, Producer – Richie Rich
A4 D.S. Building Contractors One For The Burglar
Written-By – Paul Hartnoll
B1 House Addicts Come Together
Producer – The House Addicts*Written-By – Tony Thorpe
B2 D Mob We Call It Acid
Featuring – Gary HaismanWritten-By – D The*
B3 Silicon Chip FM (FFRR Remix)
Producer – The House Addicts*Written-By – Parry*, Parry*
B4 D.S. Building Contractors Depth Charge
Written-By – Paul Hartnoll
C1 Jamie Principle Rebels
Producer – Steve 'Silk' Hurley*Written-By – Principle*
C2 Reese & Santonio Back To The Beat
Producer – Kevin SaundersonWritten-By – Saunderson*
C3 The Speech I Have A Dream
Producer – Ockenfold*, Rob DavisVocals [Words] – Martin Luther King*
C4 Acid Fingers Mix It Up
Producer – The Acidic Finger*Written-By – Acid Fingers
D1 Robot DJs Remote Control
Written-By, Producer – Rocky Jones
D2 Harry Thumann Underwater
Producer – H. Thumann*Written-By – Thumann*, Weindorf*
D3 Reese & Santonio Rock To The Beat
Producer – Kevin SaundersonWritten-By – Saunderson*, Echols*
D4 Tyree* Acid Over
Written-By, Producer – Tyree*

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℗ 1988 FFRR Records Ltd © 1988 FFRR Records Ltd

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  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 81071 7
  • Barcode (String): 042282810717
  • Label Code: LC7654
  • Other (Distribution Code): BA287

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January 6, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
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.


September 13, 2015
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).