Monday, September 07, 2009

Hip House 1989  

Contrary to popular belief, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's 1991 hit Good Vibrations was not the first hip house track. Fast Eddie invented it; Tyree laid claim to the first hip house track on wax with the 1989 release of Turn Up The Bass, but UK's the Beatmasters say they preceded him by three years. As seen in this documentary, there are fine lines between hip house, rap house, house rap and you name it. The genre grew a lot in the 90's and saw a lot of success on the radio but it morphed into something very 90's. These Chicago early hip house cuts show a lot of classic house and acid elements. Tyree and Fast Eddie's earlier tracks were classic acid house with little, if any, vocal.

Tyree - Turn Up The Bass (Hip Hop Version)
Tyree - Nation Of Hip House
Fast Eddie (feat Sundance) - Git On Up

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12 comments: to “ Hip House 1989

  • September 8, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

    nice stuff when that come in manchester played by Laurent Garnier before he where agressing by De la Soul

  • September 8, 2009 at 1:43 AM  

    i think you've been hacked, click on the links... gutted... was looking forward to starting my day with some hip house, not this??

  • September 8, 2009 at 4:59 AM  

    the Who Edit is very interesting if you can shop it

  • September 8, 2009 at 5:29 AM  

    Not sure if 'Hip House' started in 88 or 89 & not sure if 'Turn Up The Bass' was first or not. 2 me 'Fast Eddie' was probably the first-'Jack 2 The Sound LP' was a good example. Although there's been loads of 'House' & 'Acid House' with Rap,doesn't mean it's 'Hip House'-otherwise loads of stuff would predate 'Fast Eddie'-like 'Rock Da House-BEATMASTERS & COOKIE CREW','MR LEE',etc,etc.

  • September 8, 2009 at 8:02 AM  

    JM Silk - Music Is The Key (House Key) from 1985 is the first 'HipHouse' record as far as I know.

    BUNKERHEADZ, Oct 06, 2005
    The first 'Hiphouse' record to come out of Chicago.

    Shadows Of Your Love is just one of those Deep Chicago jackin' tunes with on the credits some big and known names.
    Good produced and to this day a quality tune.

    Music Is The Key is DEEP and soaked with emotions and soul.
    Very well programmed drum patterns and a good deep string to lift you up with the vocals of Lewis Bledsoe , Sampson 'Butch' Moore and Keith Nunnally.
    Also the 'rap' performed in this track makes this prolly the 1st Hiphouse track to come out of the windy city.

    'Music Is The Key To Set Yourself Free'

    Funny trivia:

    This track is made in 3 days time, originally Steve Hurley would sing the vocals but Farly said it was too bad, people would be scared so then Keith Nunnaly did the vocals.

    With a great result!

  • September 9, 2009 at 6:40 AM  

    my memory tells me it was Jungle Brothers in 88 with'I'll House You' over royal house.

    they may have been others.

  • September 14, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

    Typical Beat Electric awesomeness... Thanks!

  • September 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM  

    i love Hip House Forever !!!
    (douzi28.05.70 -

  • November 10, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

    In Belgium, it was Technotronic. In any case, "Pump up the jam" took it worldwide, no ?

  • November 10, 2009 at 3:59 PM  

    But of course yeah : Jungle Bros & Todd Terry were earlier than Technotronic ... Anyone earlier then JuBros ?

  • February 23, 2010 at 3:39 AM  

    It wasn't Music Is The Key either. I do agree just having a rap doesn't make it hip-house. Then you'd be saying Z-Factor/Jesse Saunder's "The DJ" in '84 would be the very first as it was out before "Music is the Key." Coming from Detroit we followed Chi closely and I remember Mr. Lee as the first to base his music completely around a rap. He also had the biggest success then signing to Jive with videos as well.

  • June 27, 2013 at 6:07 PM