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Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 4th, 2016


A. Front

“Hit That Perfect Beat” is a single from the British synthpop trio Bronski Beat. The single did very well on the US dance chart peaking at #7. In the US MCA Records issued a promotional 7″ single which included two exclusive edits of the song. The tracks are the US single version 3:13 and an edit of the US single version 3:07.

Hit That Perfect Beat (US Single Version) 3:13
Remix – Ian Levine

Hit That Perfect Beat (US Single Version Edit) 3:07
Remix – Ian Levine

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Hit That Perfect Beat U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7


Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-52750
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – Adam Williams
Written-By – Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

Exclusive US edits.

Track A/B: From the Motion Picture Soundtrack LP “Letter To Brezhnev” and the forthcoming LP by Bronski Beat FORBIDDEN FRUIT.


Recorded in England
℗ 1985 London Records Ltd.

On Rear Of Sleeve –
Forbidden Fruit
“The Byte Goes On”
Dedicated To The Ones We Love

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

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

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (US 7″ Promo)”

  1. David Says:

    Thank you! I haven’t heard these edits before. Exciting stuff 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome David 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Wow Paul! Burning The Ground is off with a vengeance!! Happy 2016 to you and all your followers! I hope this is a fantastic year for everyone involved. I missed you Paul. I did have a nice holiday, but I missed checking in the way I usually do. I’m looking forward to playing “catch up” with the singles you’ve posted. Thanks for this one. I love this record; everything about the thing is fierce and FEROCIOUS!! Those jackhammer beats and the delirious chorus always spun me around (like a record!)! Actually, I thought of this classic when I first heard this one. I love frenzied beatbox programming and like Dead Or Alive’s song, this song has that nervous, frenetic energy with its drum machine banging out the rhythm. I’m so happy to have these shorter versions. I get so exhausted dancing to the original’s length, in a way. Well, thank you for this and EVERYTHING you do for us. Amazing and scintillating stuff. I adore the musical sensiblilities you have dear Paul. Whoa, you are majestic with music and song tastes!!

    Panting (like normal!),


    P.S. I so agree with the commenter who said that it sounded a little like early Ministry on the vocals. Indeed it does!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s so good to see you back Jeff. I really missed seeing your comments last week.I am truly pumped for this new year I think it is going to be the best. Thank you for everything even the red envelope (wink) :). Love you so much.

    Hugs, Paul


  3. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  4. ChrisCox Says:

    Love the new banner/logo Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you ChrisCox :0


  5. Conner Says:

    I think I just peed a little. I cannot express how excited I am to have this with your brilliant work making it sound so good. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner. Enjoy my friend 🙂


  6. Ally Says:


    It appears that this is an edit of Mike Thorne’s Metropolitan Mix, both with an original vocal. Is this the original version that appeared in the Letter To Brezhnev film? Does it appear on the soundtrack CD?


    Ally Reply:

    I mean soundtrack LP.


  7. Stefano Says:

    Hmm, rare stuff here. Thanks Paul! And by the way: all the best for 2016.


  8. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. The perfect accompliment to Friday’s post! Many thanks.


  9. AntBee Says:

    Thank you, Paul! Happy New Year to You!


  10. Joey Says:

    Wow, this is an interesting version, I wonder how or why they decided to release this as the single: it has an almost live or demo feel. It is obviously a completely different recording while the original has a mechanical beat sequence and sampled chorus which sounds semi industrial like early Ministry, this one is more in the style of early Erasure. Thanks Paul.


    David Reply:

    This is an edit of the third UK 12″ Remix, the “Metropolitan Mix”.


  11. Christian Says:

    Wow, Paul, this is an exciting post. How have I gone 30 years not knowing there was a Metropolitan Mix of this song. It also led me the video, which I’ve also overlooked for 30 years; John Jon was a cutie!


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