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Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th July 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

Side A

“It Takes Two” is a song by New York Hip house artists Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock that became a top 40 hit single was later certified platinum by the RIAA. Over the years the song has been covered and sampled by various recording artists. As stated by music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine of the All Music Guide, “There are many critics and listeners who claim that Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock’s “It Takes Two” is the greatest hip-hop single ever cut. It’s hard to disagree with them.”

The song samples heavily from Lyn Collins’ 1972 song “Think (About It)”, using multiple drum breaks, the well known “Yeah! Woo!” sample, as well as the lyric sung by Collins which gives It Takes Two its title. The famous introduction of the song is spoken over a sample of “Space Dust” by The Galactic Force Band (1978).

In the Uk the song peaked at #24 while in the US it peaked at #36 in August 1988.

SIDE A:
It Takes Two 5:00

SIDE A:
It Takes Two (Instrumental) 5:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 It Takes Two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #36
198 It Takes Two U.S. Billboard Hit R&B Hip-Hop Songs #17
1988 It Takes Two U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Profile Records ‎– PRO-7186
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Hip Hop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Dave Kowalski
Executive-Producer – William Hamilton
Mastered By [Vinyl Cut] – HW*
Producer – Rob Base, W. Hamilton*
Written-By – R. Ginyard*

NOTES:
Recorded at Hillside Studios, New Jersey
Executive Producer for World To World Recordings.

Special thanks to Rhonda Parris

Contains a sample of “Think (About It)” as recorded by Lyn Collins.
Contains a sample of “Spaced Out Disco” track A4 “Space Dust” as recorded by The Galactic Force Band.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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

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