Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Searching To Find The One

Here's a very slight edit of Unlimited Touch off of the classic bootleg imprint Ballroom Records. Ballroom was responsible for both reissuing tracks & pressing up some useful edits. If any Jammers have further information on the label, please leave a comment.

Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One (12" Re-touch)
MediafireYSI • 1981

Pick up a copy of the 12" from Discogs

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UPDATE:

We struck gold in the comment section, thanks to Em-Uno. Here's what he had to say:

Hey folks-
Ballroom was run by a French fellow of Italian background. I don't want to say his name since he was pretty secretive about doing this for obvisou reasons, but if you were on the record scene in NYC in the '90s/early 2000s you know who I'm talking about. He doesn't live in NYC anymore and isn't involved with pressing records now, to my knowledge. I helped him and his partner with press releases/onesheets and such, later did some re-edit work. Ballroom are almost all straight represses of medium-rare dance classics (this is the promo-only Francois K mix of "Searching"). We also did the Jazz-Funk label, Disco Strut, Disc-O-Lypso and a bunch of one-off reproductions. Some of these repros were so good that they have gotten into discogs and popsike as 'rare originals' or such. I get a kick out of that... Ballroom ended when the guy in charge left NYC, in 2002 I think.

7 comments:

em-uno said...

Hey folks-
Ballroom was run by a French fellow of Italian background. I don't want to say his name since he was pretty secretive about doing this for obvisou reasons, but if you were on the record scene in NYC in the '90s/early 2000s you know who I'm talking about. He doesn't live in NYC anymore and isn't involved with pressing records now, to my knowledge. I helped him and his partner with press releases/onesheets and such, later did some re-edit work. Ballroom are almost all straight represses of medium-rare dance classics (this is the promo-only Francois K mix of "Searching"). We also did the Jazz-Funk label, Disco Strut, Disc-O-Lypso and a bunch of one-off reproductions. Some of these repros were so good that they have gotten into discogs and popsike as 'rare originals' or such. I get a kick out of that... Ballroom ended when the guy in charge left NYC, in 2002 I think.

Shawn Ryan said...

Thank you for shedding some light on the mystery Em-Uno! And thanks for helping to make some killer cuts accessible!

Shawn Ryan said...

One more question: Do you know who did the Sing-Sing edit?

Crump said...

I always thought they were original edits too!

oh yeah... recently ripped the Ballroom PYT

http://www.mediafire.com/?7rl7qrcq756fh68

em-uno said...

Glad folks are interested in this stuff, taken as a whole I think the Ballroom/JazzFunk joints form a great set of dance music. As for the Sing Sing edit - it's definitely based on an early Sunshine Sound acetate, but I believe it was redone by an associate of the (Ballroom) label owner. There was one particular well-known French DJ who gave us edits to use on several releases. I will ask the guy in question and repost if I get some info for yall.

Shawn Ryan said...

thanks again Em-Uno!

Malcolm Porn said...

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