Source of article: Gridface
Link to original article: http://www.gridface.com/features/chip_e.html
Author of article: Jacob Arnold, editor of Gridface blog

Read this fantastic article If You Only Knew (Chip E.) and interview of Chip E. (Irwin Larry Eberhart II, 43) posted by Jacob Arnold from the Gridface blog.  Chip E. (also known as The Godfather of House) was the first artist to release a dance track which contained the words “house” and “jack,” and therefore spawning so many House tracks to be released by other House artists, also contained such words (either in the title and/or hook):  7 Ways To Make You Jack (Hercules),  Jack Your Body (Steve Silk Hurley), Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Fast Eddie), House Nation (House Master Boyz), etc.

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I want to thank and give credit to Beat Electric blog from which I’ve borrowed/cited the following information (as well as for the provision of the track):

Driving drums with a lot of reverb, check; electronic toms, check; simple well executed melody, check; incredible vocoded vocals, check. This is an italo electro track that does everything that Chris Menace and Fred Falke want to do, but did it in 1985. Produced by Italian dudes A. Zanni (who was also in Faxe) and S. Cundari (who produced Hipnosis, Koto, and a Ken Laszlo track which was previously posted here). This must have blown people’s minds when it came out. …

…Get a sped up version at The Red Room here.

Cyber People – “Void Vision” (Slow Version)…

Artist: Cyber People
Title: Void Vision (Slow Version)
Year: 1985
Label: Blanco Y Negro
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Cyber People – “Void Vision” (Slow Version) (mp3)

 

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Just listen to this track NOW!! and then read all this while it’s still playing. HopScotch is one serious bad ass long, epic track that has ever been produced. Just look at the studio line-up: music production Sly & Robbie the dub legends … vocals Gwen Guthrie … and engineering/mixing/remixing Larry Levan. Groovy track ….. instantly grabs you by its hooks and deeply connects within you.  Such an incredible bassline, synth chord stabs, four-to -the-floor kicks, and countless of other musical dub elements floating in and out. Beautifully engineered and mixed-down. Class-A production through and through. This track is TRUTH.

Sly & Robbie, Gwen Guthrie – “HopScotch” (Larry Levan Remix Instrumental)…

Artists: Sly & Robbie, Gwen Guthrie, Larry Levan
Title: HopScotch (Larry Levan Remix Instrumental)
Year: 1983
Source: Track provided by BeatElectric.Blogspot.com

Sly & Robbie, Gwen Guthrie – “HopScotch” (Larry Levan Remix Instrumental) (mp3)

 

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Larry Levan (R. I. P. 1954 - 1992)

Gwen Guthrie

Gwen Guthrie (R.I.P. 1950 - 1999)

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Sly & Robbie

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