The people at Get On Down must be reading my mind. I swear it's only been very recently that I was hoping this 45 got a re-release - And how about this! First release from the label for 2016! If you're not familiar with this classic (And I'm really hoping everyone who reads this site is familiar), this is the Todd Terry produced breakout song from 1988 from the Jungle Brothers. The tune that put them on the map around the world. You could hear it played in every type of club. Well, to be fair back in 1988 there wasn't really such a thing as a Hip Hop club, as all clubs played Hip Hop amongst other styles back then.
Yes, this 45 is a re-issue of the original 45 from 1988. No, you will not find the original. So really, this one is a no brainer. For fans of the song "I'll House You", it's worth noting that there is also another remix from 1988 floating around on 45. It's a remix from Richie Rich, and thus tailored towards the house music crowd of that era - and not available on this particular release being reviewed today.
The B side - This is what really gets me excited. "On The Run" is one of the dopest Hip Hop joints from that time - and it still kicks a punch today. You all know it, so I won't go into how this one really just seals the deal. Run out and get it, just for this side alone.
With the release of the the recent Jukebox binder set from Get On Down all eyes have been peeled for the next forthcoming releases, which were promised to be trickled on a monthly basis to VIP customers who bought the premium packaged binder.
Last week saw the classic Camp Lo anthem Luchini AKA appear on the Disk Union website in Japan, which now makes four new titles having been leaked since the binder was released - Three of them I have in my own possession, So I can confirm their existence. As yet, I have found no mention of them from either Get On Down, or any stores outside of Japan, but can only assume they are the four scheduled releases due out sometime this year.
The releases include all heavy weight party starters that have never been previously available on 45:
The fever pitch for Hip Hop 45s is at an all time high right now. The reasons for collecting 45s are as varied as the people collecting them. The good people at Get On Down know this, and have provided us with another beautifully presented collection of music - this time picking four iconic releases previously only available on 12 inch, and now pressed as a 45 for the first time. Each comes on coloured vinyl and presented in a binder folder. Each release is also available seperately on plain black vinyl.
Get on down promise to release a new 45 in the series each month, with first dibs on the colored vinyl going to those who have purchased the jukebox binder series.