Thursday, 24 May 2012

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Let The Beat Hit 'Em (1991)

Columbia Records 656950 9

Another massive tune from my youth. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam had already ensured I would always love them with the infectious I Wonder If I Take You Home, but this was the killer track for me.

Much like Main Source's Looking At The Front Door, released around the same time, this was built around a gorgeous Fender Rhodes sample taken from "Think Twice" by Donald Byrd (thanks for the spot, Simon!). It's such a testament to the original that this one little rhodes part can be isolated, looped and a whole new, fabulous, track span out of it.

Included is the bitesize Radio Mix, which is fantastic, but if you have a spare seven and a half minutes then why not spoil yourself, put your feet up, and dive into the almost Coldcut-esque sample fest and chopped up breakbeat madness that is The Brand New Super Pumped-Up C&C Vocal Club Mix. It's a thing of magnificence.

There's also an aptly named 5 Minute House Version, which I make 5:03 minutes long, which is a classic in its own right, but I can't get past the above.

Really though, this was Clivillés & Cole at their super-producer best, and a great testament to their talent.

  • Let The Beat Hit `Em (The Brand New Super Pumped-Up C&C Vocal Club Mix)
  • Let The Beat Hit `Em (Radio Mix)
  • Let The Beat Hit `Em (5 Minute House Version)

The Download Link is here:  Let The Beat Hit ' | Filesize: 36.39MB


  1. Classic crossover tune



  2. Cheers. I have also reviewed other mixes here

  3. Love it - that gorgeous Fender Rhodes sample is from "Think Twice" by Donald Byrd. Really makes it!!


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