a extremely intresting read:
in the words of Joey Beltram:
Man, you guys got me thinking...LOL
Going back to shit I aint thought about in years.
Back when I did Direct "Let it Ride", I remember talking to Frank Mendez, owner of Nu-Groove. He told me the real money at the time was in licensing. So I went home and was like, "Better get my shit Licensed"....LOL....
The Direct record was the most recent shit I guess...so thats the one i sent out.....i sent it to 3 labels..
One was WAU Mr. Modo (dont know why...I had there address and a name) They never got back to me. Still to this day dont know if they even recieved it.
The other was Vinyl Solution. I loved that label and was really hoping they would be the one to get back to me.
They did call me but there were two guys there, One liked it the other didnt really care for it...so it was a 'no' but they knew who I was and wanted to hear more stuff....i never sent them anything ever again.....LOL
The third one was R&S and they got back to me with a 'YES'.
Renaat liked the record and asked for something exclusive for the B side, which i did.
After that we stayed in contact....I asked them to license more stuff....i sent them everything I was doing and he had a bunch of my records that he bought......he asked me to record stuff R&S directly, without having to license them.....
We worked it out that I would come to Ghent in august 1990.....and record some stuff there.....he wanted to meet me.
I had never left the US before...so it was a big deal to me.
I brought "Energy Flash" with me....dint want to go there empty handed, in case the stuff i did there wasnt any good...didnt want it to be a wasted trip.
I stayed the for like a month on that trip. I played all the hot clubs in Belgium and Holland on that trip.
Boccacio, La Rocca, 55 in Ghent and the other '55 in brussels (or was in Antwerp?...cant remember) and a bunch of other old time new beat clubs. It really blew my mind.
before i went home, I played at the Roxy in amsterdam, Derick May was also playing there. I was with renaat. I never met Derick before but renaat new him. We gave him the dubplate of 'Energy Flash'.
He played it and afterwards wanted to keep it to play the rest of his tour.
About two weeks later i bumped into him agian at Rage/Heaven in london. And he still had the dubplate. he was like "Yo, I have to have this record for my label Transmat".
I told him, It was already signed to R&S. Nothing i could do about that now.
He was like "I gotta call renaat. This need to be on Transmat"
After i got back home, derrick called me and said they worked it out and sure enough a short time later it was out on Both R&S and Transmat.......yeah, i was a happy man.
I honestly havent thought about this sht in years...LOL
See what ya's did.