John Rocca – I Want It To Be Real (US 12″)

Burning The Ground Exclusive 1984

“I Want it to Be Real” is a 1984, solo, dance single by English Electro Pioneer John Rocca, lead vocalist and founder of the London, dance group, Freeez. In the United States the single peaked at #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, and #55 on the R&B Chart.

SIDE A:
I Want It To Be Real 7:52
Engineer [Mix Engineer] – Chris Lord-Alge
Mixed By – Arthur Baker
Written-By – StennettRocca

SIDE B:
I Want It To Be Real (Instrumental) 5:07
Mixed By – Arthur Baker
Written-By – StennettRocca

English Man In New York 7:25
Mixed By –John Rocca
Written-By – Rocca*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 I Want It To Be Real U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1984 I Want It To Be Real U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #55

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Streetwise – SWRL 2225, Streetwise – SWRL-2225
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Stereo, Picture Cover
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

CREDITS:
Featuring – John Rocca
Lacquer Cut By –HERbiE JR*
Producer –John Rocca
Sleeve – Danny Rocca

NOTES:
A, B1. Mixed at Unique Studios, New York
B2. Mixed at Rooster Studios, London

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VINYL RESTORATION:
-DjPaulT
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THE GEAR:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge/Stylus: Ortofon 2M Black
Turntable Isolation Platform: ISO-Tone™ Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp:
Pro-Jec Tube Box DS2
DAC:
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC
Record Cleaning
: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans
: Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling/Dither: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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C-Bank – One More Shot (US 12″)

Burning The Ground Exclusive 1982

“One More Shot” is a 1982 single by Freestyle/electro studio project C-Bank helmed by various producers including John Robie. The song includes lead vocals by American R&B singer Jenny Burton. “One More Shot”, is notable for record producer John Robie’s use of a “non-linear” approach to its production. the song is often refered to as the first Freestyle jam.

“One More Shot”, would later resurface in a reworked form as “Shellshock”, a non-album track by New Order that John Robie produced, which appears on the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. This followed his work with Arthur Baker and Jellybean Benitez on the New Order song “Confusion” in 1983.

“One More Shot” dubeted on the US Billboard Dance Chart on January 23, 1983 peaking at #5 after spending fifteen weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
One More Shot 8:18
Vocals [Uncredited] – Jenny Burton

SIDE B:
One More Shot (Instrumental) 7:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 One More Shot U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Next Plateau Records Inc. – NP 50011
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Freestyle

CREDITS:
Engineer – Andy WallaceMark Berry
Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By, Written-By – John Robie

NOTES:
MANUFACTURED IN CANADA BY QUALITY RECORDS

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VINYL RESTORATION:
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THE GEAR:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge/Stylus: Ortofon 2M Black
Turntable Isolation Platform: ISO-Tone™ Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp:
Pro-Jec Tube Box DS2
DAC:
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC
Record Cleaning
: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans
: Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling/Dither: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi


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Herbie Hancock – Rockit (Extended Dance Version) (US 12″)

Burning The Ground Exclusive 1983

“Rockit” is a composition recorded by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and produced by Bill Laswell and Michael Beinhorn. Hancock released it as a single from his 1983 album Future Shock. The selection was composed by Hancock, Laswell, and Beinhorn.

The track was driven by its deejay scratch style, performed primarily by DXT, and its music video created by Godley & Creme, which was put in high rotation on MTV. “Rockit” won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance in 1983, and it won five MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.

“Rockit” peaked at #8 on the UK singles chart, and #71 on the US Billboard Hot 100, in addition the single reached the #1 position on the US Dance chart while peaking at #6 on the R&B chart.

SIDE A:
Rockit (Long / Album Version) 5:24

SIDE B:
Rockit (Short Version) 3:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Rockit U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #71
1983 Rockit U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #6
1983 Rockit U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia – 44-03978
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

CREDITS:
Bass – Bill Laswell
Drums [Bata] – Daniel Ponce
Electronics [DMX], Electronic Drums [Synare], Programmed By [Mini-Moog] – Michael Beinhorn
Engineer [Assistant, RPM Studios] –Mike Krowiak
Engineer [Garage Sale Recording] – Billy YoudelmanBryan BellDave Jerden
Engineer [OAO Studios] – Martin Bisi
Engineer [RPM Studios] –  Dominic Maita
Management – Adam’s Dad Management

Management [Administration For Material] – Roger Trilling
Mastered By – Howie Weinberg
Mixed By – Dave Jerden
Producer – Herbie HancockMaterial
Producer [Associate] –Tony Meilandt
Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI, Mini-Moog], Electric Piano [Rhodes Chroma], Vocoder [Sennheiser], Clavinet [Clavitar], Electronics [Dr. Click Rhythm Controller], Keyboards [E-mu 4060 Digital] – Herbie Hancock
Turntables – Grand Mixer D.ST.*
Written-By – B. LaswellH. HancockM. Beinhorn*

NOTES:
Basic tracks recorded at OAO Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y.
New York overdubs recorded at RPM Studios, N.Y.C.
Keyboard overdubs and additional recording at Garage Sale Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Eldorado Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Mastering: Masterdisk, N.Y.C.
Adam’s Dad Management, San Francisco, CA
Bill Laswell and Michael Beinhorn appear courtesy of OAO/Celluloid – Elektra Records
Grand Mixer D.ST. appears courtesy of Celluloid Records
Daniel Ponce appears courtesy of OAO/Celluloid Records

Special version from the Columbia LP “Future Shock”

Printed in U.S.A.

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VINYL RESTORATION:
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Turntable Isolation Platform: ISO-Tone™ Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp:
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DAC:
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC
Record Cleaning
: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans
: Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling/Dither: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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George Kranz – Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) (Remix) (US 12″)

Burning The Ground Exclusive 1983

“Din Daa Daa” (also released as “Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa)” or as “Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)”, from German Trommel + Tanz, “drum dance”) is a song written and performed by German musician George Kranz, released as a single in 1983. His only international success, “Din Daa Daa” became a club hit which peaked at number one for two weeks on the US Dance chart. It also charted in several European countries.

The song title loop, the echo between Kranz’s onomatopoeia and his drum solos, and the synthesizer sounds which can be heard afterwards are the main characteristics of this song.

Regarded as a dance classic and as a precursor of human beatboxing, artists still refer to this song today. The song has been sampled, covered or remixed by many artists, including M|A|R|R|S, Kevin Aviance, Pulsedriver, and Flo Rida.

“Din Daa Daa” saw most of its success in Europe, where it charted in several countries. The single peaked at number 25 in Belgium and at number 45 in France, where it spent three weeks on both national charts. It also peaked at number 88 in UK at the end of the year 1983. In Kranz’s native Germany, the track peaked at number 28 and spent 12 weeks on the charts, from February to May 1984.

In the United States, the single became a club smash, spending two weeks at number one on the Dance Club Play chart in January 1984, before being knocked off by Laid Back’s “White Horse”. It also charted on the Black Singles chart, peaking at number 61, and on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, peaking at number 10. It also became a club hit in France, peaking at number 3 on the clubs chart.

SIDE A:
Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) (Special “Daa Daa” Mix) 6:22
Remix – George KranzThe Magnificent Kordak
Synthesizer – Witting*

SIDE B:
Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) (Original Version) 4:11
Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) (Dub Version) 3:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #10
1983 Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) U.S. Billboard Black singles #61
1983 Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Personal Records – P 49804, Personal Records – P49804
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

CREDITS:
Cover – Detlef Maugsch
Drums [Schlagzeug] – George Kranz
Electronic Drums [Rhythmusmaschine] – George Kranz
Handclaps – George Kranz
Mixed By – Wolfgang Loos
Other [Beratung!] – Axel Kottmann
Producer – Christoph Franke*George Kranz
Recorded By – Heiko Rüsse
Vocals [Stimmen] – George Kranz
Written-By – George Kranz

NOTES:
Recorded in Christoph Franke Studio, Berlin
Mixed at Studio 54, Berlin
Mastered at Sterling Sound: “Sterling” stamp in the dead wax

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VINYL RESTORATION:
-DjPaulT
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THE GEAR:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge/Stylus: Ortofon 2M Black
Turntable Isolation Platform: ISO-Tone™ Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp:
Pro-Jec Tube Box DS2
DAC:
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC
Record Cleaning
: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans
: Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling/Dither: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi


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