Friday, September 28, 2012

Chad Jackson - Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked) (US 12 Inch / 1990)

01) Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked) (Extended Version) @ 6:45
02) Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked) (Radio Edit) @ 3:43
03) High On Life (Live In Manchester) (Extended Version) @ 6:46

Mark Chadwick, better known by his stage name, Chad Jackson, is an English DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best known for his hit single "Hear the Drummer (Get Wicked)", but he also created member only mixes for the Disco Mix Club (DMC). Jackson was born in Manchester, England.
He won the DMC World Championships competition in 1987. His career started in 1990, with his debut single "Freedom to Party (Construction Mix)", which failed to chart. However, his second single "Hear the Drummer (Get Wicked)", which consisted of  James Brown, Public Enemy & The Ojay's as sample material, was a hit, peaking at #1 on the UK Dance Chart and #3 on the UK Sing Chart. It was based on "900 Number" by the 45 King, which has also been the theme music for BBC Radio 1's dance music show The Big Beat.
Let's Groove On 'Cause It's Time To Move On:  Drummer


  1. Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked) !! I so remember when this was on the 12 inch shelf at Tower Records, when I worked there not so many DJ's then new it was a ground breaking record. I knew it was and it still is. Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked) !!

  2. Dez, you know it! I scrambled around for about a year looking for this back in '90. I finally came across it in a back bin of a hip-hop dj shop here in MKE. Needless to say I was quite happy, despite it already being a staple in many dj sets of the time...;) Thanks!

  3. Great Track, it used to be on the radio all the time. For years I could only find later remixes of this.