Acen ‎– Trip II The Moon - Part 1

Production House ‎– PNT 042
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Trip II The Moon
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Acen's notes on this release:
"Written & produced in the early spring of 1992 on the MPC-60 - SH101 & W30. I recreated the sound I had in my head at 7 years of age for the intro - this is what i thought the moon sounded like a decade before I recorded it."

Track A samples:
Orchestral section (re-played) from John Barry - Space March (Capsule In Space)
Vocal from Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
Vocal from Tongue N Cheek - Nobody (Can Love Me)
Vocal from Prince - For You

Track AA samples:
Keys from Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
Vocal from Jill Jones - Intro (Baby You're A Trip) / Mia Bocca
Vocal from Catch 22 - Boogie Down (Do It)
Vocal from The House Crew ft. MC Juice - All We Wanna Do Is Dance (Adamski Remix)

Die-cut printed sleeve writes "PEACE 2 KARENESS, LUV U."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 018890 120420
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): PNT 042 A-3 PA6332 CIS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA): PNT-042-AA¹ PA6201

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March 20, 2017
Some music from Trip II The Moon was used in Keef & DJ Orange Peel - You Only Live Once


October 30, 2016
I remember reading Acen couldn't remember where he got some of his samples


October 7, 2015

Try playing this at 33 rpm +6 -- it's still rrrruffff... : )


April 8, 2014
Obsessed has to be one of my favorite B Sides ever. So glad I can download it from Itunes.


October 30, 2012

acen is a god!! i cannot beleive that part1- 2- and 3 were made by human hands. i'v got all 3 copey's a must have for eney hardcore lover!!!


September 3, 2012
i got all these records when they first came out when djing so all these dodgy versions dont mean nothing 2 me?!.so there u go.anyway,this is a classic riddim from the days of decent hardcore..powerful!.


May 26, 2009
Acen / Production House really were on a roll with releases like this back in the day. They had a canny knack of using samples creatively and loads of ideas that on paper just shouldn't work. I remember tracking this down alongside a copy of Part 2 to my local Our Price in Colchester, safe to say it was one of the best £10.00 I've spent on records... a great release, essential rave and pretty hard to beat. I remember hearing Kevin Saunderson playing it in Brighton at an all-nighter as one of his last records and it really did set the party off... why aren't records like this any more?


January 28, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
When I first heard Trip To The Moon I was shocked. It was the greatest things my ears ever went through. To this day when this track gets played I go crazy. The memories it brings and the joy it has giving me for eternity. This track has everything you can want. When you hear this track get ready to be lost and find yourself never wanting to return. I never have returned since.One way ticket to the moon. Parts 1 and 2 a masterpiece. Move over Mona Lisa!! This is the real deal!


November 27, 2004
edited over 12 years ago

As mentioned, there are 2 different versions of this tune.
One has the original samples from James Bond & and has them re-synthed. There are also differences in the vocal arangements & there are also some differences in some of the sounds used.
Etched into the A-Side of the vinyl of the 1st version is PNT042A. On the re-synthed more common one, PNT042A-3.
If you have a white label with PNT042A-1, then its most likely a bootleg of the common version.


February 2, 2003

I was shocked when I picked this up recently on re-press - one of the greatest oldskool hardcore tunes of all time. Original, beautifully dark and absolutely mashing beats. Drop this in a club and watch them run for cover.