Posted by DjPaulT on 12th May 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
Philly Worecords Jacket
Side One Label
The Voice of “Q” was a one-off project from the relatively obscure disco production team of Michael Forte and Bruce Weeden. Released in 1982 on the burgeoning Philly World International label, the track had a strong influence on the leftfield disco/electro genre. With its ultra funky bassline and vocoder bits laid over a haunting synth melody, it made for something pretty original sounding. This 12″ not only appealed to the new wave fashionistas of the time, but to B-Boys as well. Good luck finding this mega scarce 12″, and if you do track it down, expect to pay some coin for it. To the best of my knowledge these tracks have not appeared on CD.
“One of the most awesome spaced out Disco trax of all time, and one of the most sought after, as well. Being quite similar to “Pluton & Humanoids – World Invaders” this cuddly classic provides us with funky basslines that could make Nile Rodgers feel ashamed and trippy sound effects that seem to be ahead of their time – the early eighties”.
** Please Note: I have preserved this 12″ as best as possible, you may hear some vinyl artifacts but they do not detract from the mixes, but sort of add to their character. As a purist I did not want to add further processing to the tracks, because doing this could damage or lower the quality of the recordings. I doubt you will find a copy that sounds as clean and brilliant as this transfer does, especially in flac lossless format. Please be sure to leave comments and let me know what you think.
This 12″ is one of my most valued gems and I am very happy to be able to share it with you. The Voice Of “Q” deserves to be heard. For those who have not heard it you are in for a treat.
Cover: Near Mint
Vinyl: Excellent Plus
Label: Philly World Records
Catalog#: PWSL 106
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Leftfield, Electro, Disco
Credits: Producer – “Q”*
Written-By – Bruce Weeden , Buddy Turner (tracks: A) , Michael Forte , Peter Pelullo (tracks: A)
(A) The Voice Of “Q” (Instrumental) 7:17
(B) The Voice Of “Q” (Vocal) 5:16
Side Two Label
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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