X-Press 2 ‎– London X-Press

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Junior Boy's Own ‎– JBO-12
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Made in London, England.

The release was originally issued in a thin JBO generic die-cut sleeve without inner-sleeve.
‘F’ etched on the run-outs is turned 45° on its left side.
Symbol etched in the circle looks like a ‘M’ or a ‘star’.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 018698 012064 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, A side run-out): Damont F JBO 12 A1 Stu. — HAYES WITH ATTITUDE ! ✪
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, A side run-out): Damont F JBO 12 AA1 —

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZYX 7077-12 X-Press 2 London X-Press(12") ZYX Music ZYX 7077-12 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SKINT157D X-Press 2 London X-Press Remixes(5xFile, MP3, 320) Skint SKINT157D UK 2008
ZYX 7077-12 X-Press 2 London X-Press(12") ZYX Music ZYX 7077-12 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
SKINT157 X-Press 2 London X-Press Remixes(12") Skint SKINT157 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SKINT157 X-Press 2 London X-Press(CDr, Promo) Skint SKINT157 Unknown Sell This Version

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Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

February 6, 2018

Big House track from X-Press 2.
"The Journey Continues" is the main mix and very aptly named it is too, as thats exactly what the track does - take you on a journey ! It slowly builds from its initial beat intro, dropping into a funky guitar loop, giving the track a bit of energy, it then slowly builds with bass, synth stabs and layers of percussion and strings lifting the track further, the "Raise Your Hands" Vocal comes in the track drops and rebuilds, drops again with the vocal, sirens and the track building right back up again creating a huge but short breakdown that blows the roof off. The other mixes play on the different elements to greater or lesser extent.
Fantastic track and worth a listen, best played on a loud system to appreciate it fully.
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barticle

January 6, 2004
edited over 4 years ago
According to an old Mixmag article, the distinctive "typewriter" sound on the main break is actually a really distorted recording of Marshall Jefferson saying "gotta have, gotta have house"! You can just about make out the words if you listen carefully and use your imagination. :)

The "raise your hands" line is sampled from the intro to the Little Louie Vega-produced 'We Can Make It' by Sole Fusion on Strictly Rhythm (SR12 100).