Sunday, 23 November 2008

Kickin Records


bio: Kickin Records was launched unofficially in 1988 and officially in April 1989 (from Mr Peter Harris's basement) by founder and MD Peter Harris.

Kickin Records was one of the pioneers of the Hardcore / Rave scene of the late 80's and the first label to release material from the likes of The Scientist, Shut Up And Dance, & Messiah (the latter signed to Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint in 1994 and collaborating with Ian Astbury of The Cult) and pioneering the careers of Grant Nelson, DJ Hype, Phil Asher, Matthew 'Bushwhacka' B, Dominic B (Stanton Warriors), Rennie Pilgrem.

Kickin Music Ltd. was formed later on as an umbrella company housing the Kickin Records, Slip 'n' Slide, Hardleaders, Stoned Asia, Slip 'n' Slide Blue labels and also the publishing arm in the form of Haripa Music Publishing in 1990. Other previous sub-labels were: Fragmented, Pandemonium and Basement 282.


The roster of successful artists releasing material on Kickin Music Ltd's associated labels reads like a who's who of dance music:

Ground-breaking releases from De'lacy 'Hideaway' (Top 5 UK sales charts, selling over 3.2 million copies & licensed to 37 territories worldwide!), Blaze 'My Beat' (licensed to Universal Music in 2001), Jonah 'Ssst... Listen' (licensed to Universal Music & Virgin in 2000), Amira 'My Desire' (Top 20 UK sales charts, licensed to Virgin & PIAS in 1998), Antoine Clamaran (licensed to 12 territories), King Britt, Josh Wink, DJ Hell, Kings of Tomorrow, Deep Dish, D'jamin, Aaron Carl, Plantastik (aka Bushwhacka!) Dharma (aka BT & John Selway), Morgan Geist, Capone, Lemon D, Grant Nelson, ATFC, & Lenny Fontana have all paved the way for the labels of Kickin Music to be the flourishing success that they are today.

Not to mention the enormous amount of ground-breaking albums that have been released over the years from Kickin Music including: The Jazz In The House series (the fore runner of releases from Hed Kandi & Compost and the like), Colin Dale's Outer Limits series, Juan Atkins Mastermix Vol. 1 (featuring 5 exclusive 'Mad' Mike Banks cuts), Techno Nations 1 & 2 (the first compilation outside Detroit to license an Underground Resistance release!), The Klubb Jazz series, Colin Favor's Techmix series, the Beats By Dope Demand series (the first to introduce the 'big beat' sound to the masses during the mid '90's)

There is also a wealth of remixes from the leading lights of all styles of dance music including Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez, Tim Deluxe, Ray Roc, Deep Dish, Victor Calderone, Bob Sinclar, Robbie Rivera, Mousse T, Derrick Carter, Boris D'lugosch, Dego (4 Hero), Joey Negro, Club 69, Orin Walters (Bugz In The Attic), Ashley Beedle, Knee Deep, K-Klass, Ewan Pearson, Phil Asher, Shimon, Spen & Karizma, 20:20 Vision, Hani, Oliver Klein... the list is almost endless!

Peter Harris - MD and founder of Kickin Records - was diagnosed with cancer some time ago and sadly passed away early this year

Peter was an incredible man and an inspiration of what could be achieved with little or no resources at your disposal.

RIP


THE SCIENTIST - THE EXORCIST



KICK 1
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1990

Engineer - Ralph P. Ruppert , Scientist, The
Executive Producer - Peter Harris (3)
Mastered By - Stu*
Producer - DJ Hype , Ralph P. Ruppert , Scientist, The
Written-By, Arranged By - Scientist, The

Tracklisting:

A
Exorcist

Arranged By - DJ. Hype*
B1
The Exorcist (Ambient Mix)
B2
The Exorcist DJ. Mix (Ya-Ya Mix)

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THE SCIENTIST - THE EXORCIST (The remix)



KICK 1 TR
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1990

Credits: Arranged By - Scientist, The
Engineer - Ralph P. Ruppert , Scientist, The
Executive Producer - Peter Harris
Producer - DJ Hype , Kromozone , Ralph P. Ruppert , Scientist, The

Tracklisting:

A
The Exorcist (Remix)
B1
The Exorcist (Exorcised Mix)
B2
The Exorcist (Possessed Mix)


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Kicksquad - Soundclash (champion sound)




KICK 2
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1990


Mixed By - Ralph P. Ruppert
Producer, Mixed By - Kevin Ford (2)
Producer, Mixed By, Written-By - Phivos Sebastiane



Tracklisting:

A
Soundclash (Champion Sound) (Hypermix)
B1
Soundclash (Champion Sound) (Scientific Mix)
B2
Soundclash (Champion Sound) (DJ Mix)

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The Scientist - The Bee



KICK 3
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1990


Executive Producer - Peter Harris
Producer, Engineer - Ralph P. Rupert*
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer, Engineer - Scientist, The



Tracklisting:

A
The Bee (5:42)

Producer - DJ. Hype*
B1
The Bee (Base Mix)

Producer - DJ. Hype*
B2
My First Memory (The First Memory)


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The Scientist - The Bee (remix)



KICK 3 TR
Vinyl, 12"
UK


Breakbeat, Dub, Techno
Arranged By - Scientist, The
Engineer - Ralph P. Ruppert , Scientist, The
Executive Producer - Peter Harris (3)
Producer - DJ Hype , Ralph P. Ruppert , Scientist, The




Tracklisting:

A
The Bee (Honey Combed Remix)
B1
The Bee (Piano Mix)
B2
The Bee (Gargle Mix)


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Zero Zero - The Sanity Clause/Courting Madness




KICK 4
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1991


Mixed By - M. Grant* , S. Robinson*
Producer, Written-By - S. Robinson*




Tracklisting:

A
The Sanity Clause (Stoopid)

Producer, Engineer - I. Perry*
B1
The Sanity Clause (Insane Mix)

Producer, Engineer - I. Perry*
B2
Courting Madness

Engineer - A.J. Popplewell
Producer - M. Grant*


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The Scientist - Spiral Symphony




KICK 5
Vinyl, 12"
UK
29 Apr 1991


Mastered By - Porky (5)
Written-By, Programmed By, Producer - Scientist, The




Tracklisting:

A
Spiral Symphony (The Magic Synthony In C Minor)
B1
For Those Who Know
B2
Spiral Symphony (The Sample Me Mix)


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Kicksquad - What You Searching For


KICK 6
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1991


Producer - DJ Hype , Phil Sebastiane*
Written-By - Phil Sebastiane*




Tracklisting:

A1
What You Searching For (Raww)
A2
What You Searching For (Dj Mix)
B
What You Searching For


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Shut Up And Dance - 5678 (remix 1991)





KICK 7

Vinyl, 12"

UK

01 Jul 1991












Tracklisting:

A
5678 (1991 Remix)
B1
5678 (Original Mix)
B2
5678 (Hardcore Remix)


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Messiah - 20,000 Hardcore Members




KICK 8
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1992


Producer - Messiah
Written-By - A. Ghani* , M. Davies*

Tracklisting:

A
20,000 Hardcore Members
B1
DJ Revolution (Hardcore Members Mix)
B2
Asylum


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Zero Zero - Zeroxed





KICK 9

Vinyl, 12"

UK

08 Jul 1991





Artwork By [Sleeve Design] - Junior Tomlin
Engineer - Ivor Perry
Mixed By - M.Grant* , S. Robinson*
Producer - Zero Zero
Producer [Credited To] - Ivor Perry , M. Grant* , S. Robinson*
Written-By - Simon Robinson


Tracklisting:

A
Zeroxed (M/CR Murder Mix)
B1
Superb Dementia (Insane Mix)
B2
Zeroxed (Kickin' Like A Mutha F***in' Chicken Mix)


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Messiah - There Is No Law




KICK 10

Vinyl, 12"

UK

07 Oct 1991





Producer, Written-By - Messiah , Ralph P. Ruppert



Tracklisting:

A
There Is No Law
AA1
There Is No Law (Rap Edit)
AA2
Temple Of Dreams (Dreamscape Edit)


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Messiah - There Is No Law (remix)



KICK 10 TR
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1992


Producer - Messiah , Ralph P. Ruppert
Remix - Joey Beltram , Program 2
Written-By - Messiah

Tracklisting:

A
There Is No Law (Hard Mix)
B
There Is No Law (New York Stylee)


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Messiah - Temple Of Dreams



KICK 12 CD
CD, Maxi-Single
UK
Jun 1992


Producer - Messiah , Ralph P. Ruppert (tracks: 1, 3, 4)

Tracklisting:

1
Temple Of Dreams (Radio Edit) (3:48)
2
Temple Of Dreams (5:13)
3
You're Going Insane (4:06)
4
Temple Of Dreams (Voxless) (5:12)


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Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (Manix remix)










KICK 12 TR




Vinyl, 12"




UK




1992





Tracklisting:

A1
Temple Of Dreams (Manix Remix)

Remix - Manix
A2
Temple Of Dreams (Destroyer O.S.)
B1
Temple Of Dreams (Firstever Mix)
B2
Destroyer O.S.


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Xenophobia - Rushing The House/The Wobbler



KICK 20
Vinyl, 12"
UK
1992


Engineer, Mixed By - Wishdokta
Producer - Xenophobia
Written By [Lyrics] - Scallywag , Zillah
Written By [Music] - Sid

Tracklisting:

A1
Rushing The House (4:44)
A2
Rushing The House (DJ Mix) (3:56)
B1
The Wobbler (5:12)
B2
The Wobbler (DJ Mix) (3:22)


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Ruff Ryder - Shaggy Ridims EP


KICK 30
Vinyl, 12", Promo, White Label, EP
UK
1992


Producer, Mixed By [Uncredited] - Ruff Rider
Written-by [Uncredited] - Grant Nelson

Tracklisting:

A1
You And Me (4:45)
A2
Move Ya Bod (3:57)
B1
Dance Mutha (5:19)
B2
Drugged Culture (4:02)


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Champion Sound - The Best Of Kickin Vol 1



KICK CD 1
CD, Compilation
UK
1991

Tracklisting:

1 Messiah There Is No Law (3:52)
2 Wishdokta Evil Surrounds Us (4:53)
3 Messiah 20,000 Hardcore Members (4:14)
4 Scientist, The Exorcist (6:42)
5 Zero Zero Zeroxed (3:55)
6 Kicksquad Soundclash (Champion Sound) (6:01)
7 Zero Zero Sanity Clause (4:25)
8 Messiah You're Going Insane (4:04)
9 Scientist, The The Bee (5:42)
10 Wishdokta Wasted (4:33)
11 Santa Hardcore & The 7 Midgets Merry Tekkno (4:58)


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Various - Nu Skool Breakz Mixed by Rennie Pilgrem


KICK CD 67
CD, Mixed
UK
1998


DJ Mix - Rennie Pilgrem




Tracklisting:

1 Uptown Connection LA (4:59)
2 D.A.T. (2) Last Great Frontier (4:08)
3 Desert Trip Kwicksand (4:09)
4 Tipper Get Up Off Your Feet (3:42)
5 Silicon Valley Def Stars Lizard (4:23)
6 Tsunami One Number 43 With Steamed Rice Please (4:30)
7 Dark Globe Sprintrian Posture (3:50)
8 Danny Rose Living In A Box (3:45)
9 Vandalism Folded (5:41)
10 Alienage Have Your Love (5:03)
11 Thursday Club Pray (4:46)
12 Bushwacka! My First Big Fish (4:52)


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Various - Nu Skool Breakz Vol 2 Mixed by Rennie Pilgrem



KICK CD 77
CD
UK
1998


DJ Mix - Rennie Pilgrem

Tracklisting:

01 Jaguar (3) Odyssey (5:21)
02 Waveform Breakers In Space (D.A.T. Remix) (3:25)

Remix - D.A.T. (2)
03 Mr. Nex 4 K.L (3:56)
04 Katerpilla Drop Zone (5:16)
05 Solid Ground Overhead Kick (Remix) (4:50)
06 World Of Crime War On Electro (3:44)
07 Boundarie Hunters Be-Bop (4:41)
08 Thursday Club Twisted (4:09)
09 Meat Katie Can't Hear Ya (3:55)
10 Freq Nasty Hype Verse (4:10)
11 Subphonic Vega Beach Party (3:55)
12 Uptown Connection Renegades (Original Mix) (4:29)


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1 comments:

shift_4ward said...

wicked post.
Loved most of these Kickin' tunes and love 'em still.
cheers! :D