Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalYou want rolling basslines?  Then this old but AMAZING synth-house track is for you.  Sixteenth-notes of multi-tap-delayed bassline sequences.  Shakers.  Roland TR-909 kicks and hi-hats.  Other synth pads that are gated in 16th-note steps.  I get the goosebumps every time I listen to this track.  Play this track in your car and drive somewhere with nice visual surrounding.  Or play it at home by standing dead-center between two beefy speakers …close your eyes …and allow your mind and ears to be driven.

Havana‘s Disorder has gotten my Stabbing Bassline Stamp-Of-Approval since 1994 …and I still haven’t revoked it yet :)

Havana – “Disorder” (Original Version)…

Artist: Havana
Title: Disorder (Original Version)
Year: 1994/1997
Label: Hook Recordings
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Havana – “Disorder” (Original Version) (mp3)

 

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Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of AprovalSpring 1985 Toronto ….. at Starsounds record store ….. I saw this record up on the wall.  I had no idea who these guy were, but I trusted its record label Fresh Records. Had several Fresh Records vinyls in my arsenal at that time. Bought this record, took it home and loved it. Electro freestyle, afro-latin electric R&B sound and production of Kurtis Mantronik (Mantronix). He did all the solid programming of tight 909 drums, staccato bassline (Roland Sh101), processed orchestra hit-stabs, synth chord shops and all other elements. It was really this record that got me into the new electro (hiphop’ish) freestyle sound from Mantronix before I got to hear or know about any of Mantronix own stuff to come out shortly later (such as Needle To The Groove). Hungry For Your Love style-&-sound foreshadows similar-sounding (afro-latin electro freestyle) releases yet to come from Joyce Sims such as All In All and other tracks also produced by Mantronix.

Other than that, I don’t know much about Hanson & Davis. According to wikidpedia:

Hanson and Davis was a Latin freestyle group that was composed of two African American session singers named Aaron Hanson and Edward J. Davis. The duo was known for its 1986 single “Hungry for Your Love,” which was produced by Kurtis Mantronik. The duo’s only album, Can’t Stop, was considered a one-hit wonder, which resulted in the group disbanding.

Perhaps it’s possible that Hungry For Your Love was Mantronix‘ first test-track shortly before unleashing his monstrous creativity and polished subsequent releases!

Hanson & Davis – “Hungry For Your Love” (Club Version)…

Artist: Hanson & Davis
Title: Hungry For Your Love (Club Version)
Year: 1985
Label: Fresh Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Hanson & Davis – “Hungry For Your Love” (Club Version) (mp3)

 

Hanson & Davis – “Hungry For Your Love” (Dub Version)…

Artist: Hanson & Davis
Title: Hungry For Your Love (Dub Version)
Year: 1985
Label: Fresh Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Hanson & Davis – “Hungry For Your Love” (Dub Version) (mp3)

 

Mantronix – “Needle To The Groove”…

Mantronix (Need To The Groove, 12-inch sleeve cover) and Kurt Mantronik (right)

Joyce Sims – “All In All”…

We Want Some Pussy

Summer 1987, I had moved back to England to start grade-11 highschool. I went to Tower Records London which was a huge multi-level building by itself at the heart of Piccadilly Circus, London. Down in the huge basement was nothing else but 12-inch records of all genres — a heavenly section for disc-jockeys and music collectors. And that was where I’d finally found a copy of this limited edition release by The 2 Live Crew. I had been looking for this record since January 1987. As a matter of fact, I’d been looking for any 12-inch release of We Want Some Pussy since 1986. Sometime in early 1987, I  heard a remix of We Want Some Pussy at  the legendary Twilight Zone nightclub (located in the attic/roof above a coffee shop) on Bloor Street,  Toronto, Ontario; and since then I was unsuccessful in finding the 12-inch record …… until ….. of course … when I moved back to England more than six months later where I found the last remaining copy of the limited edition. I took the bus home to Rutland Court, Knightbrigde, opened the door to the flat, rushed to the stereo and put the needle to the record …. anxiously wanting to hear the track’s (Liberty City Long Hard) remix. And it sure did blow me away ………… so much better than the original or Classic Dance versions. Harder drum beats from Roland TR-909 (also more 909 wikipedia info here) drum-machine, killer bassline with nice dance/club melody, sampled rock-guitar stab-hits in various pitches/notes and other sweet elements floating on top.

The 2 Live Crew – “We Want Some Pussy” (Liberty City Long Hard Mix)…

Artist: The 2 Live Crew
Title: We Want Some Pussy (Liberty City Long Hard Mix)
Year: 1987
Label: Luke Skywalker Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

The 2 Live Crew – “We Want Some Pussy” (Liberty City Long Hard Mix) (mp3)

 

The 2 Live Crew – “We Want Some Pussy” (The Original Classic)…

Artist: The 2 Live Crew
Title: We Want Some Pussy (The Original Classic)
Year: 1987
Label: Luke Skywalker Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

The 2 Live Crew – “We Want Some Pussy” (The Original Classic) (mp3)

 

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Virgin record store, where Tower Records used to be in the same building in Piccadilly Circus, London.

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