KenlouThe Bounce / Gimme Groove

Label:MAW Records – MAW 0003
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:House, Deep House, Garage House


AThe Bounce
Engineer [2nd Engineer]Oscar Monsalve
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Dave Darlington*
Written-ByC.K. Gonzalez*, L. Vega*
BGimme Groove
Backing Vocals [Background]Earl Robinson (6), Eddie Stockley, Kenny Bobian*
Engineer [2nd Engineer]Phil Pagano
Engineer [Mix Engineer]Steven Barkan
Written-ByJ. Demairo*, C.K. Gonzalez*, L. Vega*

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  • Mastered By [DMM, Runout Etching Treble Clef]dG*
  • Producer [Created By]Masters At Work


Tracks A & B publishers : Indilu Music (BMI), K-Dope Music (ASCAP)
Track B publisher : Johnick Music (ASCAP)
Recorded & Mixed at Bass Hit Recording, NYC
Special Thanx: Johnny D., Frankie Knuckles, Marcus Wyatt, Lucho,
And All The DJ's Who Support Dance Music.
℗ © 1995 MAW Records

The release was originally issued in a shrinkwrapped black generic die-cut
sleeve with a large sticker on front and a plain square antistatic inner-sleeve.

BPM are not provided on the record (A : 124 BPM / B : 123 BPM).

The 3rd variant is 150 grams in weight.
First ‘B’ and ‘A’ etched on both sides run-outs 3rd variant are scratched out.

The ampersand ‘&’ (also stylised ‘d’ and ‘G’ joined, or ‘Treble Clef’ symbol),
etched on the deadwax, are from the engineer Don Grossinger’s hand.

A promo copy of the release exists.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC, GTIN-12): 732183500311
  • Barcode (Text, UPC-A, HRI): 7 -3218-35003-1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, var. 1): MAW-0003-A EUROPADISK DMM NY USA 12330 & P2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, var. 1): MAW-0003-B EUROPADISK DMM NY USA 12330 & 012
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, var. 2): MAW-0003-A EUROPADISK DMM NY USA 12330 & 212
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, var. 2): MAW-0003-B EUROPADISK DMM NY USA 12330 & S-1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, var. 3): 112 MAW-0003-B-A EUROPADISK DMM NY USA 12330 &
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, var. 3): ᕮ12 MAW-0003-A-B EUROPADISK DMM NY USA &
  • Rights Society (Publishing): BMI
  • Rights Society (Publishing): ASCAP

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Gimme Groove / The Bounce (12", Promo, White Label)MAW RecordsMAW 0003US1995
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The Bounce / Gimme Groove (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)MAW RecordsMAW-003US1998
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The Bounce / Gimme Groove (4×File, FLAC, Reissue)MAW RecordsMAW 0003US2021
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The Bounce / Gimme Groove (4×File, MP3, Reissue, Stereo, 320 kbps)MAW RecordsMAW003US2021



  • dylaf's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    In line with KaiAlce's comment, 'The Bounce' is an off-cut / track derived from the same session as the Incognito 'Everyday' remixes of the same year. 'Mels Dub' & the 'Everydub' mixes ( are essential!! ♪ ♫
    • mijanik's avatar
      Gimme Groove samples Archie Bell & The Drells - Let’s Groove 1975
      • user2811's avatar
        'Gimme Groove' shares similarities with Kenny Dope's remix of 'Magic' by Allstar Madness which was released a year later
        • zeebianco's avatar
          I’m not sure it’s possible to overrate The Bounce. Pure. Deep. Magic...... and one of the best instrumental tracks out of the MAW studio,
          • jondavey's avatar
            I'm actually in agreement with a couple of the other posters who say that the 'Bounce' is over rated. I will not, however, hear a word said against 'Gimme Groove' which is a monumental deep house record. You can't knock it one bit.
            • za.andres's avatar
              I am pretty sure I have heard a couple of DJs - Chez D, Honey D, among them - slay down a sax edit of The Bounce Does anybody know what track I am referring to? I've searched for it far and long and can't find it.
              • e-control's avatar
                the name "the bounce" could not fit better - the best as house can get.
                groovy as hell, not movin' & shakin' to this is almost a crime.
                • dmp's avatar
                  "The Bounce" contains samples of "Sparque - Take Some Time" (1984).
                  • KaiAlce's avatar
                    In addition to the other review MAW's, I'm assuming original idea for Bounce which I feel really captures they're experimental side was their Dub from Incognito's Everyday 12" on Talking Loud.
                    • Klaus151's avatar
                      Edited 11 years ago
                      This is Masters At Work at their absolute peak of being creative and playful!

                      "The Bounce" unveils layers of layers of extremely clever drumprogramming with a unmatched perfection of the finest details and arrangement. On top of it all an instrument or somehow modulated vocal adds the last spice to set the underground party on fire! A luminous example of how to create wild dancefloor appeal, experiment at the same time and making it all work. One of the big club records of 1995 which again, like many other great releases from this era, could be played in both a House or Techno context.

                      "Gimme Groove" is a bittersweet lullaby'ish disco groove which is a fitting contrast to "The Bounce". Again MAW delievers something special and of it's own nature. Even though it comes across as slightly more traditional, it catches you straight away and drags you into that special atmosphere that you never want to end.


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