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ABBA's "Lay All Your Love On Me" gets a Dance Mix by Raul.  Long on energy!

Raul begins the first program of Volume 4 with a high-energy extended remix of a very fine high-energy song entitled "Lay All Your Love On Me" by Abba.  Raul's American Gypsy remix of "I'm OK, You're OK" has become a dance floor classic in its own time, and it's interesting to note that almost one year later he has made yet another 5 minute single into extra energy for your dance floor.

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus wrote, arranged and produced all of the songs on Abba's "Super Trouper" album on Atlantic.  Michael Tretow engineered at Abba's Polar Music Studios in Stockholm.

The original 4:33 now goes for 7:50.  There's an extended introduction which makes fuller use of the organ hook, and also sets the stage for a snappy rhythm pattern which will later serve as an extended break before the song's grand finale.  The snap on the eighth beat is reminiscent of John Ferrara's "Love Attack."

The basic structure of the song remains intact, as Abba did an excellent job of building interest and excitement by gradually adding new instrumentation as their 4:33 unfolds, building towards the final choruses which feature cello and violin.

If this won't make your dance floor lay all of their love on you, call the airport and find out when the next flight leaves.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side A runs 7:50 at 135 BPM (beats per minute.)  Raul slowed down Abba's original tempo 1.5%.  Two bands mark the end of the intro and the beginning of the doubled ending choruses.  Jack Supercutter added some bottom.

From Reggae To Rock featuring Errol Dunkley, Jacno and Mathematiques Modernes.

Here is a great side which takes you from street reggae that's so laid back you think you're in Kingston to fresh, well-produced rock which would get the customers at Woodlawn boggying.  The three cuts are from three Celluloid (France) albums which are now finding their way into the United States.

Errol Dunkley starts it off with "OK, Fred", the title cut of his album.  Errol produced at Channel One Studios in Kingston, and that's Bingy Bunny on the rhythm guitar.  Roots and Roots play the brass, and whatever was in those roots sure sounds good now.

The second cut acts as a great cog between two opposing music forms.  This demonstrates this song's great versatility… you'll probably be able to use it in many other places in your evening as well.  It's called "Rectangle", done by Jacno.  Jacno wrote, arranged and produced at Studio Auteuil in Paris, and the LP had "Circle" and "Triangle" on it as well as "Rectangle."  Now you can see what happens when the music bug bites a former geometry major!  (Geometry is all of that stuff in high school to do with shapes, where you have to memorize all of the formulas for the area of a garbage can, etc., and really becomes useless later in life.)

The third cut is "Disco Rough" by Mathematiques Modernes.  Edwige Belmore wrote the words and sings, and Claude Arto wrote the music and arranged.  Jacno produced these little French punkers at Studio Auteil in Paris.  They have a 12" as well as an LP of this.

By some stroke of luck, the side seems to work.  In about 12 minutes the mood and tempo transcends almost 60 beats per minute.  By going into a song and getting out of it at the right spot, you can hold the floor and twist their minds at the same time.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side B runs 11:18 from 96 BPM to 151 BPM.

Cerrone and Jocelyn Brown make it really happen with "You Are The One."

Cerrone's latest album on Malligator (France) has six cuts on it, and features Jocelyn Brown singing.  Jocelyn and Cerrone make some great music together.  We found "You Are The One" to be especially pleasing, both from the standpoint of Cerrone's music and production as well as Jocelyn's contribution.

Jocelyn is the voice that you've been enjoying and playing on several very successful records.  They include "I'm Caught Up" by Inner Life, Change, and the new Change II album as well.  She'll also be featured on the new Don Ray album now being completed.

Jocelyn exudes the confidence of a very near-future SuperStar, bred with the experience and savvy that comes from being one of the most sought-after "background" singers.  (Jocelyn now does vocal contracting and arrangements, as well!)  She grew up in Brooklyn, gospelled in the church and now fills anyone near her with love and energy.

Cerrone wrote and produced all of the seven songs on his "Cerrone VII" album.  They were recorded at Ferber in Paris and Power Station in New York, where the tracks were mixed as well.

Ullanda McCulloch and Kristal Davis help Jocelyn with the background vocals.  And those drums are done as only Cerrone can do.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 1 runs 6:48 at 126 BPM.

Veit Marvos and The Red Point Orchestra with an extended "Blue Light."

Veit Marvos started The Red Point Orchestra in 1974 in Munich.  The Orchestra was a stepping stone to stardom for musicians like Curt Cress and Jiggs Wigham, and singers like Donna Summer and Roberta Kelly.

The original 4 minute version was on a neo-neanderthal Disconet (Volume 2, Program 4, prepared by Frank Hullihan and Bob Viteritti.)  Veit remixed the original version, which has been edited and extended slightly for this Disconet 12" appearance.  The sirens are still there, but the car crashes were eliminate to even the flow a little bit.

Your lighting person should particularly enjoy all of the ideas that generate from blue lights flashing in the night as well as those sirens.  The horn work is nothing short of spectacular, especially at 130 dBs.  The original version produced for Karma Musig is on Polydor International.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 2 runs 6:10 at 122 BPM.

Robbie Leslie wins the Foxy "Party Boys" Remix Contest.

Remember that Foxy "Party Boys" Remix Contest?  Mike Lewis made "Party Boys" into a real song, with the first background rap.  Mike's special Disconet mix later came out on TK, and a lot of records were probably sold.  Robbie Leslie was the first entry to correctly identify all of the missing words.  (They become much easier to understand if you phase two copies of the remix.)  Robbie plays at The Underground and The Saint in New York, and took a week off to fly to Florida on Disconet.

Danny Goss wins the LCD chronograph.  Danny plays at The Bistro in Chicago.  His pressing serial number (shown on the upper right hand corner of the Side A/B record jacket) matched the lucky winning number for Volume 3, Program 12 (Serial Number 212.)  Danny's favorite cuts on that program were the "Up On The Roof" remix, Johnny George and Mick Oliver's masterful "Master Mix Medley", and Tantra's "Hills of Katmandu."  We've sent Danny the watch that does almost everything.  To win, be sure and return the feedback card and enter your registration number for this program.  Good luck!

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