Posted by DjPaulT on 12th November 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989
S’Express (pronounced ess-express; sometimes spelled S’Xpress or S-Express; otherwise known as Victim of the Ghetto) were a British dance music act from the late 1980s, who had one of the earliest commercial successes in the acid house genre.
“Theme from S’Express”, based on Rose Royce’s “Is It Love You’re After”, was also one of the earliest recordings to capitalize on a resurgence of sampling culture and it topped the UK Singles Chart as well as the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States (also scraping into the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-one).
The main player in the act was DJ/producer and remixer Mark Moore. In 1989, the group released its debut album, Original Soundtrack, which featured a line-up of Mark M (Moore, noise engineer), Michellé (microdot clarinet and vox), Mark D (trumpet, noise, boogie factor), Jocasta (hi-hat hairspray, background vox), and Pascal (Pascal Gabriel, noise engineer). The album consisted of slightly longer versions of S-Express’s “Theme” and its follow-up hits “Superfly Guy” (UK #5) and “Hey Music Lover” (UK #6), along with an album’s worth of new compositions. Singer Billie Ray Martin also appeared on several tracks on its debut.
This is a special one sided 12″ containing an 18 minute megamix of tracks from the debut album from S’Express “Original Soundtrack”. The B side is a laser etching picture of S’Express group : Mark Moore, Chilo, Michellé & Linda L.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint (company sleeve)
Original Soundtrack Megamix 18:10
Label: Rhythm King Records
Catalog#: VOTG 2A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single Sided, Etched
Style: House, Acid House
Credits: Dj Mix [Megamix] – Colin Faver
B side is a laser etching picture of S’Express group : Mark Moore, Chilo, Michellé & Linda L
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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