Pump Up the Jam: The Album

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Pump Up the Jam: The Album
Studio album by Technotronic
Released 28 November 1989
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre House, dance-pop, hip house
Label SBK/EMI Records
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Producer Thomas de Quincey
Technotronic chronology
Pump up the Jam: the Album
Trip on This: The Remixes
Alternative Cover
Replacement cover
Singles from Pump Up the Jam: The Album
  1. "Pump Up the Jam"
    Released: 27 September 1989
  2. "Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over)"
    Released: 8 January 1990
  3. "This Beat Is Technotronic"
    Released: 1990
  4. "Rockin' Over the Beat"
    Released: 1990
  5. "Move This"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A-)[2]

Pump Up the Jam: The Album is Technotronic's first album on a major label. It was released on 28 November 1989. When it was discovered that model Felly lip-synched to vocals that were actually performed by Belgian emcee Ya Kid K, the artwork was changed. The album reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jo Bogaert, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pump up the Jam"   Bogaert, B. Veuleman, M. Kamosi 5:20
2. "Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over)"   Bogaert, Kamosi 5:37
3. "Tough"   Bogaert, M. Corona 4:25
4. "Take It Slow"   Bogaert, Kamosi, K. Kaufman, T. DeGrasse 5:05
5. "Come On"     3:09
6. "This Beat Is Technotronic"   Bogaert, Martin 5:26
7. "Move This"   Bogaert, Kamosi 5:19
8. "Come Back"     4:52
9. "Rockin' Over the Beat"     5:46
10. "Raw"   J. Mallory 4:37
11. "Wave"     4:17
12. "String"   B. Veuleman 2:54

Track 11 and 12 are CD bonus tracks. Track 12 is titled "Bluestring" on U.S. and Canadian CD release. Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are in longer versions on CD.


  • Manuela "Ya Kid K" Kamosi: Vocals
  • Eric "MC Eric" Martin: Vocals
  • Patrick de Meyer, Yannic Fonderie: Keyboards
  • DJ Seik: Turntable scratching on "Get Up!" "Tough," "Take it Slow," and "Raw"
  • Jo “Thomas de Quincey” Bogaert: All other instruments and programming


  • Produced By Jo Bogaert for ARS Entertainment Belgium
  • Engineered By Spencer Henderson at Swanyard Studios, London, UK


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