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Razz* Featuring Matt Warren & Ralphi RosarioPump It Up

Label:Sunset Records Inc. – SUN-2766
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Country:US
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Genre:Electronic
Style:House

Tracklist

A1Pump It Up
Written-ByM. Warren*
3:50
A2Razz-Matazz
Written-ByR. Rosario*
3:54
B1Say It
Written-ByR. Rosario*
3:53
B2Kill Yourself Dancing
Written-ByM. Warren*
4:34
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Recorded at Chicago Trax

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A side runout): SUN 2766-A-F-1-1-1 PRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B side runout): SUN 2766-B -F-1-1-1 PRC

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Kill Yourself Dancing (12", 45 RPM)Sunset Records Inc.SUN-2766US1985
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Pump It Up (12", 45 RPM)Sunset Records Inc.SUN-2766US1985
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Pump It Up (12", 45 RPM)Sunset Records Inc.SUN-2766US1985
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Kill Yourself Dancing (12", Reissue, Remastered)Sunset Records Inc.SUN-2766RUK2014

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  • pilsen's avatar
    pilsen
    From https://www.gridface.com/features/kill-yourself-dancing.html (no longer online):
    Recalls Matt, “By this time [Jesse Saunders’] ‘On & On Tracs’ [sic] had came out. The whole beat track era of music was very popular... so our idea, me and Ralphi [Rosario], was to do a beat track record.”

    Miguel brought his Roland TR-909 drum machine, which he believes was the first one purchased in Chicago, and a Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer to Matt’s house to record four beats. They took the resulting tape to Chicago Trax studio (not related to Trax Records) to do the mix-down with Farley “Jack Master” Funk. As the tracks played, Dane Roewade began improvising a synthesizer bassline to one of the beats. “Next thing you know we bring him in, and we ended up recording it,” Matt remembers.

    Likewise, Farley heard Ralphi rapping to his rhythm and suggested he record some vocals. “There I was, right on the spot—went in there behind the mic and did a few things, and there you go,” Ralphi says. “Tracks that you spend less time on are the ones that always do better.” The result was “Razz-Matazz,” with its catchy refrain, “Asi me gusta. Asi me gusta. Baile!”

    Similarly, Miguel’s offhand remark that you could kill yourself dancing to Matt’s track resulted in a vocal chant. Matt credits engineer Steve Spapperi with the idea to make the word “kill” sound bigger with Matt, Robert, Ralphi, and Farley all yelling into the microphone.

    The resulting Razz EP had cross-over appeal when it was released in May 1985. Kenny Jason, Ralphi Rosario, and Julian Perez played “Razz-Matazz” on their mix shows while Farley played “Kill Yourself Dancing.”

    • pablo.75's avatar
      pablo.75
      'Kill yourself dancing' is oldskool Electro House from 1985 by Ralphi Rosario and reminds me a lot of later work by Felix Da Housecat ...

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