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You Are On My Mind

Roqui

Nu Groove Records
NG031D | 1989-10-06  
Nu Groove was one of the pioneering house music labels out of New York, originally active between 1988 and 1992, and its mark on the scene was to be felt for years to come. Originally set up by Karen and Frank Mendez as a vehicle for the Burrell twins, Rhano and Rheji, who were signed to Virgin at the time under the name Burrell, Nu Groove allowed them to explore the more underground and avant-garde nature of their musical minds. Nu Groove also became an outlet for many up and coming producers, including Kenny Dope, Bobby Konders, DJ Smash, Frankie Bones & Lennie Dee, Joey Negro and Joey Beltram to name but a few. They covered a variety of styles, from deep, jazzy and minimal house, through to soulful vocals, bumping grooves and jacking sample tracks, all a reflection of New York’s house sound of the time. These releases fuelled the explosive dance scene of the late 80s and early 90s. Warehouse rave culture and UK pirate radio all relied heavily on Nu Groove’s steady output of underground grooves to inspire a generation of house music lovers, dancers, DJ’s and producers. Almost 30 years on, the spirit of this seminal New York label lives on.

Not much is known of vocalist Roqui, making her second appearance on Nu Groove with ‘You Are On My Mind’. This is a bright and resolutely 90s-sounding record with a strong vocal focus and busy instrumental composition featuring cowbell, synth, strings and analogue drums. Included here are the full range of ‘You Are On My Mind’ tools and mixes from producer Rheji Burrell with background vocals from the Burrell’s.

Roqui ‘You Are On My Mind’

1. ‘You Are On My Mind’ (On My Mind 12”)
2. ‘You Are On My Mind’ (Rural Mix)
3. ‘You Are On My Mind’ (Urban Mix)
4. ‘You Are On My Mind’ (Radio Edit)
5. ‘You Are On My Mind’ (Bonus Beats)

Written, Produced, Orchestrated & Mixed by Rheji Burrell
Lead Vocals by Roqui
Background Vocals by Burrell
Engineered by Mike Rogers
Mastered by Michael Sarsfield at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
Published by Burrell Music Publishing (ASCAP)
P&C 1989 Nu Groove Records/Burrell Brothers

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