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Girls on Song

Lucy O'Brien, Mixmag, June 1992

"IT'S JUST tinkly pianos and wailing slags," was how 808 State once summed up the contribution of female vocalists to house music. If it wasn't for wailing slags like Liz Torres, Ultra Nate, Paris Grey, or even Debbie Malone, whose 'Rescue Me' must be one of the most sampled tracks in hardcore history, most backroom production boys who have had hits wouldn't be where they are now.

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