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Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock*It Takes Two

Label:Profile Records – PRO-7186
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Stereo, HRM Pressing
Country:US
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Genre:Hip Hop
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Tracklist

AIt Takes Two5:00
BIt Takes Two (Instrumental)5:00
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Recorded at Hillside Studios, New Jersey
Executive Producer [...] for World To World Records.

℗1988 Profile Records, Inc.

Special thanks to Rhonda Parris

Contains a sample of "Think (About It)" as recorded by Lyn Collins.
Contains a sample of "Spaced Out Disco," track A4, "Space Dust," as recorded by The Galactic Force Band.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 15151-7186-1 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 015151718612
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): PRO-7186A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): PRO-7186B
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, runout, Hauppauge stamp):
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, runout, stamp and initials): MASTERDISK HW
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out etchings - variation 1): A-1 PRO· 7186-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out etchings - variation 1): A-1 PRO· 7186-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out etchings - variation 2): A-2 PRO· 7186-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out etchings - variation 2): A-1 PRO· 7186-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out etchings - variation 3): A-4 PRO· 7186-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out etchings - variation 3): A-4 PRO· 7186-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out etchings - variation 4): A-5 PRO· 7186-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out etchings - variation 4): A-3 PRO· 7186-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out etchings - variation 5): A-7 PRO· 7186-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out etchings - variation 5): A-3 PRO· 7186-B

Other Versions (5 of 34)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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It Takes Two (12", 45 RPM, 2nd edition)BCM Records, BCM Records12077, BC 12-2090-40Germany, Austria, & Switzerland1988
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It Takes Two (12", 45 RPM)City BeatCBE 1224UK1988
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It Takes Two (Derek B...Remix) (12", 45 RPM, 1st Edition)BCM Records, BCM RecordsB.C. 12-2090-R, BC 12-2090-RGermany, Austria, & Switzerland1988
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It Takes Two (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Company Sleeve)City BeatCBE 724UK1988
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It Takes Two (Derek B Remix) (12", 45 RPM)City BeatCBX 1224UK1988

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  • TimTjomme's avatar
    TimTjomme
    From a rolling stone interview with Rob Base;

    There’s a lot of conflicting information about who actually produced the track. A lot of places say Teddy Riley was involved.
    Well, me, E-Z Rock and William Hamilton produced the track. No, Teddy was nowhere near that song. It was just us in there. So, I don’t know who else could say they’s there, ’cause it was just us.

    Source; https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/best-of-88-how-rob-base-and-dj-e-z-rocks-it-takes-two-became-an-overnight-smash-700952/amp/
    • Jesus_Loves_The_Acid's avatar
      What a hiphouse classic! I can't begin to list all of the samples used in this! Known in Flanders from the "Turn up the bass" compilations!
      • Kali0x's avatar
        Kali0x
        Edited 4 years ago
        Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock 's biting of Strafe - Set It Off brought me here. Without Strafe's beat, this track would be soggy toast.
        • Madison-chan's avatar
          Madison-chan
          Fun fact: this song was used (illegally, of course) in the awful bootleg game Action 52.
          • DaKingIsI's avatar
            DaKingIsI
            The uncredited producer of the track was New Jack Swing creator Teddy Riley.
            • djsid86's avatar
              djsid86
              A classic dance tune. I couldn't do a set without multiple requests for this track. Almost hip-house like -- of course at 111 bpm it would work.

              I think they should have pressed it in 45 RPM considering it is only 5:00 long. It would have sounded better.

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