Bobby KondersHouse Rhythms

Label:Nu Groove Records – NG 038
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:House, Deep House, Acid House


This Side
A2The Poem8:35
A3Nervous Acid5:30
That Side
B1Let There Be House5:20
B2Massai Women8:20
B3Dub Massai Style (Mark's Mix)5:30

Companies, etc.



Copies with smaller inner pressing rings also exist.

Mystarz Music Pub.

Thanx - Brianna, Brooklyn
Massive Sounds, Nugroove
Massive, B-Side People,
Wild Pitch Posse.

© ℗ 1990 Nugroove Records
(212) 398-1855

Lacquer cut at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, NYC, USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): NG 038A F/W MJS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): NG 038B F/W MJS

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
House Rhythms (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label)Nu Groove RecordsNG 038US1990
New Submission
'Core' 中心 /.1990\ (12", Reissue, 33 ⅓ RPM)Slow To SpeakCOR E.90US2010
New Submission
House Rhythms (2×12", 45 RPM)Groovin RecordingsGR-1273Italy2020
Recently Edited
House Rhythms (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Nu Groove Records (2)NG 038USUnknown



  • tobymessy's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Think nervous acid is a bit of Richie Hawtin fave of all time - it’s pretty dope
    • glitchtrauma's avatar
      all about Dub Massai Style (Mark's Mix) stripped down new york minimalism with one of the deepest tb303 basslines. Unbeatable.
      • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        Konders being a reggae fiend surely must have given some $$ props to the original artist (Conscious reggae artist beginning with M) . . But alsoKonders has to get a compliment for a perfect track that'd be great played as the sun rises and the sunsets! P.s. I loathe plastic trumpets in most of the house tunes of yesteryear and today... But that flute works... Reminds me of The Dancing Flutes by Jefferson ;)
        • monkeybrainsushi's avatar
          It's one of those vinyls I'll never sell, I equate Nervous Acid to the time around 3-4 AM when shit was gonna get seriously underground until sunrise, no more shrieking divas ;0) Then in the morning.. en route to The End Up.
          • 8892sales's avatar
            I'm vaguely convinced that a few of the tracks on this release were played in late 1989 not only on the London pirate radio stations of the day but also at a few parties I went to aswell. Nervous Acid, Version and Let There Be House in particular were being cained from late that year.

            Let There Be House is my least favourite due to the irritatingly repetitive Chuck Roberts vocal, which to be fair I was never very fond of. It's a shame really as it's a quite decent warehouse track.

            As others have already explained very eloquently, Nervous Acid is a one of a kind, deep, hypnotic, trippy, sinister acid house classic. One of my favourites without question.

            Version is just sublime pure stripped down house music, unmistakably late 1980s New York House or Deep House in fashion, fit both for dodgy basement type clubs where swinging a cat would not be advisable to behemoth cavernous warehouses. Try listening to this on a quality gargantuan sound system and you'll hear what I mean. Still an all round timeless release in any case.

            • Jaym01's avatar
              A great ep no doubt but the standout has to be
              Nervous acid I remember many bought it for this track , the poem was up there and still is also a great track a great ep from 1990
              • Endorphin01's avatar
                I bought a copy of this bad boy recently mainly for "nervous acid". The recording of "nervous acid" on my copy is quite low compared to the other tunes. Does anyone else have the same issue with their copy?
                • jancito303's avatar
                  Edited 6 years ago
                  Absolute massive release. Could have easily been broken down into 4 still great 12".
                  They just don't make them like this anymore.

                  Not sure about the obsession for Nervous Acid though. It's a very good track, but one of my least favorites here.
                  Let there be house and The Poem are, in my opinion, far better.

                  Frankie Bones played Let there be house and the Poem almost back to back in the UK at the Hacienda January 27, 1990, so this must have come right around the new year.
                  • zeebianco's avatar
                    Definitely one of the strongest / must have releases on the NuGroove label. Who can forget the first time they heard that intro and bassline? Peter Daou's keyboard work is absolutely stunning and just takes you into deep house heaven. 10/10
                    • chillid's avatar
                      The real hero (or genius as some may say) on this record is Peter Daou, he engineered and played keys on so many classic Nu Groove records. In my opinion he is one of the unsung heroes of house and doesnt get the credit he rightly deserves.


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