Saturday, May 11, 2013
INSTINCTUAL by IMAGINATION paired with LEEE JOHN'S SENSUALITY
Instinctual was Imagination's only #1 hit on the U.S. dance charts. It was not among their bigger hits in Europe however. Released in 1987 it tore up the dance floors in New York City clubs and featured the sound that David Morales and Frankie Knuckles would increasingly pump in their DEF MIX productions and remixes.
Arthur Baker productions often gave me a certain sense of joy at the time. Instinctual reminds me of a very happy time. I was fresh out of University and trying to break into the New York scene and I truly lived to go out. It was huge on the dancefloor at clubs like Boy Bar on St. Marks Place and Whispers at The Pyramid on Sunday nights.
Leee John's ferocious vocals and super flamboyance will always be one of my favorite musical memories of the 80's.
His 2009 comeback single was called Sensuality. It was a remixed version of an earlier released single.