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Felix Miranda Featuring Jane Katherine - Take My Love funk_wid_it

March 20, 2021
But why mention Mickey Oliver on this release? He had nothing to do with this one.
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Rhythim Is Rhythim - The Beginning funk_wid_it

March 6, 2021
edited 4 months ago
Written just by Carl Craig himself? Because on some copies it says 'Salsa Life' was co-written with Carl Craig.
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Various - Acid House funk_wid_it

March 6, 2021
edited 4 months ago
The ultra mysterious Kool Ma Kool is supposedly Rick Siepak (of Rickster - 'Night Moves'/Sound Pak records). Check the CD European release of the Jack Trax records version and you'll see his name is listed in the artist credits; https://www.discogs.com/Various-Acid-House/release/140452

For so many years I (and everyone else it seems lol) had presumed it was K. Alexi Shelby behind this one! K confirmed many years ago to me that he had nothing to do with this track.
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R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove funk_wid_it

March 6, 2021
edited 3 months ago
After many years of speculation (although it now turns out that many drum n bass headz guessed correctly all along) it was recently confirmed that 'Jazzy Groove' was indeed co. written by the great, respected and versatile producer Ron Wells. This is such a fantastic deep 'n' jazzy drum n bass track for such a low price (ATTOW). Watch the price sky rocket in the near future.

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Cybotron / Model 500 - Alleys Of Your Mind / Off To Battle funk_wid_it

March 3, 2021
edited 4 months ago
Note: 'Off To Battle' appears here in its 1993 remixed 'Classics' version instead of the 1987 original.
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Fast Eddie* And Traxman - Tha Westsiders funk_wid_it

February 21, 2021
edited 4 months ago
What's the deal with 'Eddie's House (Unreleased 1987)' ? It's exactly the same as Gene Hunt's 'Throwback '87' from this release; https://www.discogs.com/Gene-Hunt-Ron-Hardy-Throwback-87/release/2428469

To my ears it definitely sounds more like a Gene Hunt track than a Fast Eddie track.
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Mayday - Sinister funk_wid_it

February 6, 2021
edited 5 months ago
The versions on this press are not as good as the released ones.
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DJ Phantasy - Take My Soul (Remix) / Untitled funk_wid_it

February 1, 2021
Does anyone happen to know the original source of that breakdown?
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R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove funk_wid_it

February 1, 2021
edited 5 months ago
Ha! I knew it had to be Ron Wells behind this one.
Thanks Retroactive-Records for the confirmation.
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Wonderboy (4) - Jerk It funk_wid_it

February 1, 2021
edited 5 months ago
Man was Felix Da Housecat on fire back in the mid '90s or what? Everything he put out was pure quality. On 'Jerk It', Felix samples Larry Heard's cult and classic Gherkin Jerks track 'Acid Indigestion'. 'Jerk It (Nooworld Underground Mix)' is the version to go for if you like it raw Chicago, jacking, minimal and tracky. There's also a deeper, funky and ever building wild pitch mix that clocks in at over 10 minutes if that's more your thang.
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AstroCat* - Deep Realms funk_wid_it

February 1, 2021
edited 4 months ago
'Liquid Base' is an excellent and pretty much slept on acid track. Definitely in my all-time Chicago acid top 10 tracks of the '90s. Produced by the very underrated Astrocat (aka Jordan Trais).
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Rog'e Featuring Tanya Stevens* - Body Fidelity funk_wid_it

February 1, 2021
edited 4 months ago
Another rare one that I managed to score a few months back!! Incidentally, I was also lucky enough to pick up the rare white label Mayday - 'Sinister' / 'Wiggin' release on Pheerce Citi records from the same seller! Massive thanks and respect once again Jason for coming good with these two ultra rare records. Somehow a simple 'big up' just doesn't seem enough considering how hard these two records are to find. But I'm going off topic...sorry!

Produced by underrated and unsung Chicago house hero and co. Jack Street records founder Reginald Rodgers. Also comes with cool house/acid mixes by DJ Pierre. Such a shame that this one is so rare and under-the-radar.
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Rog'e Featuring Tanya Stevens* - Body Fidelity funk_wid_it

February 1, 2021
That's great to know. Many thanks for the date confirmation.
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Mayday - Sinister funk_wid_it

February 1, 2021
edited 4 months ago
Yes!! I've only gone and found a copy (many thanks Jason for the very reasonable price - you da man! :-) ) of this much sought after elusive Mayday release after 31 years of trying!!

The four mixes on this 12" are not as good as the released versions IMHO, so I can understand why Derrick May decided to go with the other mixes. Still, I am very glad to finally own it.
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Model 500 - Classics funk_wid_it

January 30, 2021
edited 5 months ago
What ?! The remixes sound nothing like euro/rave.
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Radio Movie - No Escape funk_wid_it

November 4, 2020
The only downside being there was never an instrumental version. I can only imagine how amazing it would've been.
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Between The Sheets - Followin' Sacha funk_wid_it

November 4, 2020
edited 5 months ago
You mention that the vocals are good, and indeed they are. But have you (or anyone else for that matter) ever worked out all the vocals? I would love to know!
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D-Mob* Featuring Gary Haisman - We Call It Acieeed funk_wid_it

November 4, 2020
At least that was corrected somewhat with the 'Acid Fingers Living Beat' remix.
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Smooth & Simmonds - Pucker Tunes Vol 1 funk_wid_it

November 3, 2020
edited 4 months ago
I'm really surprised that this rare and in demand EP (admittedly, mainly for the 'Teckno Driven' gem) has still not seen a repress. C'mon, someone, sort it out! It's on 'nuff peeps "want" lists.
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DJ Trax - Warmth / B's Theme funk_wid_it

November 3, 2020
'B's Theme' samples the piano from Lonnie Liston Smith's 'Garden Of Peace'.
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R.N.M. - Jazzy Groove funk_wid_it

November 3, 2020
edited 4 months ago
I would certainly say that your educated guess would indeed be correct. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't.
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Rhythim Is Rhythim / Model 500 - Strings Of Life / Off To Battle / Kaos funk_wid_it

October 31, 2020
edited 8 months ago
As far as I know, this exclusive Jack Trax records version of 'Kaos' has never received a digital release.
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Drumdriver - Skyy (Remix) / Chestnatty funk_wid_it

October 27, 2020
edited 4 months ago
'Skyy' samples Mr. Fingers - 'Stars' (Alleviated Records) 1987.
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Omer Coleman Jr. - Lovin "Babe" Sure Is Fun / So Good funk_wid_it

September 24, 2020
edited 4 months ago
Some pretty good TB-303 action here when you consider it was released way back in '85.

Big respect to Left Ear Records for rereleasing this obscure track.

For those that know. :) ;)
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pHon (3) - Going Uphill E.P. funk_wid_it

August 15, 2020
edited 4 months ago
'Expanded' is one of my favourite latter '90s UK acid trax: deep, dark, relentless, tripped out and unsettling. Tip!