Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalThis track was released in 1989 — the year when CD singles exploded into the market. Being a fan of Man 2 Man’s 1986 Male Stripper track, Action simply succeeded Male Stripper in some ways. The bassline alone is New York’s best, kicking you hard in the chest with a heavy thud. It pounds you in repeated-steps. Watch out, baby!

Man 2 Man were two brothers: Paul Zone and Miki Zone. After Miki’s death, Paul changed the name of Man To Man. The following information is taken from Paul Zone’s MySpace page…

Brothers Paul Zone, Miki Zone & Armand Zone formed The Fast in the mid 70s somewhere between glam & punk and soon became an integral part of the Max’s/CBGB scene along side Blondie & The Ramones with their blend of power pop & garage punk. As Man 2 Man, Paul & Miki went on to composed, produced & perform songs that would come to define an era in 80s Euro dance/pop and their club sensation “Male Stripper” became a 1 pop hit throughout Europe, Austalia, South America & Mexico.

In 1983 they recorded a few tracks with the first Fast producer Bobby Orlando (one being an early version of Male Stripper) and got bookings in bigger dance clubs like The Fun House, Limelight & The Saint in New York City and at Heaven in London. At this time they started calling themselves Man 2 Man, recorded self produced 12inch dance singles and would have popular chart topping club hits world wide by 1985. They continued as a live act, touring alongside Sylvester & Divine in clubs and venues holding up to 5000 people in the UK, South America & Mexico. A self produced, re-recording of Male Stripper was released as a b-side in 1986 and DJ’s around the world fliped the record over and it shot to number 1 on the dance charts. In March of 1987 Male Stripper went on to become a break out, cross over number 1 pop hit and landed them on the most important music TV show in Europe, “Top Of The Pops” in England. Man 2 Man singles “Male Stripper”, “I Need A Man”, “Energy Is Eurobeat”, “Who Knows What Evil?” & “These Boots Are Made For Walkin” all hit the pop charts in the UK and “At The Gym” became a hit in France with help from Village People producer Jaques Morali. Man 2 Man toured the World for the remainder of the 80s and retired in 1990 and haven’t released new recordings or performed live since.

Man 2 Man – “Action” (Dance Floor Action)…

Artist: Man 2 Man
Title: Action (Dance Floor Action)
Year: 1989
Label: ZYX Records

Man 2 Man – “Action” (Dance Floor Action) (mp3)

 

Wuf Ticket – “The Key” (Dub 12-inch)

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalArtist: Wuf Ticket
Title: The Key (Dub 12-inch)
Year: 1983
Genre: Super Bad-Ass Electric Dance Funk Bassline, Vocoder, Synth & bassline Stabbin’

Wuf Ticket – “The Key” (Dub 12-inch) (mp3)

 

Daft Punk and Alan Braxe have sampled this track’s SLAPPING CLAPS, stabbing bassline and overall butt-whomping beats many times in the past. That is all I’m going to say!

D-Train – “You’re The One For Me” (Vocal 12″)…

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of Aproval
Artist: D-Train
Title: You’re The One For Me (Vocal 12-inch)
Year: 1981
Genre: Bad-Ass Dance Electric Funk, Bassline Punching, Synth-Stabbing, Slapping Claps

D-Train – “You’re The One For Me” (Vocal 12-inch) (mp3)

 

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalOH MY GOD were the first words to come out of my mouth immediately when this track started.  And that was back in 1983.  Combination Mix of Get The Balance Right starts right off the bat with a punchy & crunchy bassline, stabbing your face repeatedly with hot & fat analog synth bassline in 16th-note sequencer-steps.  This track is nice and long with minimal (almost dub-instrusmental) passages, balanced in every way: Bassline intro, music build-up, lyrical verses, vocal choruses, instrumental/dub passages, and a driving energy that grooves all the way to the outro/ending.  After all these years, this track still remains not being stupid but forever  SERIOUS!

Get The Balance Right is ultimate for listening-purposes and dancing your way back to the early New Wave synth-energized 80′s underground dance scene at some geezer’s bass’ment by time-traveling inside a Ford Cortina Mark 5.

Depeche Mode – “Get The Balance Right” (Combination Mix)…

Artist: Depeche Mode
Title: Get The Balance Right (Combination Mix)
Year: 1983
Label: Mute Records

Depeche Mode – “Get The Balance Right” (Combination Mix) (mp3)

 

In my 30+ years of collecting music, I completely forgot that I had this track in my arsenal of 12″ records.  I do not even remember buying this record at all.  A few days ago I was going through my record collection, looking for another track …but along the way I came upon this Jeopardy 12″.  Thus I reacted with such enthusiasm as if I’d just discovered/heard the track for the very first time.  Perhaps my elder brother was the one who bought it in 1983, no?  I do not know for sure; I do not recall.  Nonetheless, I love the song.  It has been YEARS since I’ve listened to Jeopardy.  The record was very dirty.  I cleaned it up as much as possible, recorded it straight into Protools and did as much mastering to it as I could.  I utilized Waves’ R-EQ4 equalizers, Waves R-CompressorsLexicon Vintage Plate Reverb and Waves L3 ultra-maximizer software/digital plugins …in order to enhance the sonics and widen the stereo-field of Jeopardy (both sides/versions of the record).  Great, timeless track from 1983 when it was first released.  It reached only #2 spot, just under Michael Jackson’s Thriller single being #1 in the top-10 music charts at that time.

Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy” (Dance Mix)…

Artist: Greg Kihn Band

Title: Jeopardy (Dance Mix)

Year: 1983

Label: Beserkley Records

Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy” (Dance Mix) (mp3)

 

Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy” (Instrumental Dub)…

Artist: Greg Kihn Band

Title: Jeopardy (Instrumental Dub)

Year: 1983

Label: Beserkley Records

Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy” (Instrumental Dub) (mp3)

 

Music Video: Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy”…

Freeez – “I.O.U.” (I Dub You)…

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalArtist: Freeez
Title: I.O.U. (I Dub You)
Year: 1983
Genre: Classic Electro Synth Dance
Comment: Produced and remixed by Arthur Baker (see picture below)
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Freeez – “I.O.U.” (I Dub You) (mp3)

 

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalSunday morning, November 14, 2010:   I was walking on Baker Street in Nelson, British Columbia.  All the retail shops were closed except for this particular one which was not supposed’ve been open till 11-am: Urban Legends. I walked in.  Ok, so this store supposedly has over 10,000 new-&-used records.  As I was going through the bin of limited number of 12″ singles, I just happened to find (to my utter surprise and disbelief) this amazing record — unopened and brand spanking new (still wrapped) 12″ single of Dead Or Alive‘s 1985 worldwide hit track You Spin Me Round (Murder Mix). I have been looking for this record since 1987.  I regretted not buying it on 12″ in 1985 when the track was in the charts and stores.  And since then, I’ve searched high and low for it in the Americas, Caribbean and Europe …but no avail.  However, twenty-three years later –of all the places and time in this world & era– there it was in my hands — from a small record store in a small town:  Nelson, British Columbia!  It was meant to happen.  I was supposed to have left Nelson the previous day (Saturday) and driven back home to Vancouver.  I had no reason to stay an extra day in Nelson; I didn’t know why.  When I woke up that Sunday morning, I was craving bacon and eggs.  So I had a good morning brunch at the Hume Hotel. After brunch and full-stomach, I decided to walk-off the heavy meal by window-shopping on Baker Street.  Next thing I know was that I was standing in front of Urban Legends store which was open.  I walked in… less than five minutes later this 12″ was in my hand.  Talk about good KARMA!

Once I got back home to Vancouver the following Monday, I ran to my studio to play this record.  Oh man… THE BASSLINES.  This is one of Stock, Aitken & Waterman most successful international hits of all time.  There’s a good reason why this track still stands the test of time.  Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) receives my Stabbing Bassline Stamp-Of-Approval.

Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round” (Like A Record) (Murder Mix)…

Artist: Dead Or Alive
Title: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix)
Year: 1985
Label: Epic Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round” (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) (mp3)

 

Music Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round” (Like A Record)…

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