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J.M. SilkMusic Is The Key

Label:D.J. International Records – D.J. 888
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Hip-House

Tracklist

A1Music Is The Key (House Key)9:15
A2Music Is The Key (Basement Key)5:45
B1Music Is The Key (Radio Version)5:50
B2Music Is The Key (Percussapella Key)7:35
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118 BPM.
Mixed for Jackin' House Prod.

This pressing has a defect on the A side track 2 (Basement Key Mix): the song starts at over 120 bpm and near the end drops down to 112 bpm.

There is a defect free version that is identified by the omission of the "X" in the etchings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): DJ 888 AX PRL 85 80 AX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): DJ 888 BX L8 PRL 85 80 AX
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 10)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Music Is The Key (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single)Rams Horn RecordsRHR 3470Netherlands1985
Music Is The Key (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)D.J. International RecordsD-248US1985
Music Is The Key (12", Limited Edition, Purple Marbled)D.J. International RecordsDJ 888US1985
Music Is The Key (7", Promo)D.J. International RecordsF-963US1985
Music Is The Key (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Blue Print)D.J. International RecordsD.J. 888US1985

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kingprawn65's profile picture
kingprawn65
Edited one year ago
The first house record imported into Britain - autumn 1985. And the first reference to house music in print in England too - legendary DJ and pioneer of British mixing James Hamilton mentioned it in his column at the start of October 1985. Chip E 'Like This' was the first to make the British dance charts though (in December 1985).
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Fernand8
The reason why this record is in so many lists is: Music Is The Key (Basement Key)
This mix captures the essence of the birth of House music in 1985 when House was just about to become a genre.
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VinylVeteran89
Edited 8 years ago
The pressing with black printing on white label (DJ-888) has a defect on the A side track 2 (Basement Key Mix). The song starts at over 120 bpm and near the end drops down to 112 bpm, the blue printing label copy (D-248) doesn't do this.