Adrenalin M.O.D. ‎– Four Tunes E.P

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MCA Records ‎– RAGAT 2
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP
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Up Side
A1 Ecstasy (Wherever You May Be)
Engineer – Jagz*Producer – Richie Fermie
5:50
A2 O-O-O
Engineer – Jagz*Producer – Richie Fermie
3:45
Down Side
B1 Track This
Engineer – Adrenalin M.O.D.Producer – Adrenalin M.O.D., Derrik May*Written-By – Mohammed*, Bird*
4:11
B2 Come On Let's Jam
Engineer – Don MitchellProducer – Adrenalin M.O.D.Written-By – Mohammed*, Bird*
4:56

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Credits

  • Mastered ByDB*
  • Written-ByFermie*

Notes

Track B1 samples:
Vocal from Fadela - N'sel Fik

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 011781 125566
  • Matrix / Runout (A side): RAGAT 2 A-1U-1-1 DB TAPE One
  • Matrix / Runout (B side): RAGAT 2 AA-1U-1-1 DB TAPE One

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K-B

K-B

July 1, 2018

As has already been stated, it is a mystery as to why the Four Tunes EP is not more widely recognised as a seminal acid house record familiar to the UK warehouse party scene in 1988. It may have been picked up by a major record label but that does not take away the pure underground DNA of this record. Those who were there will remember these tracks. Listening to them 30 years later makes you appreciate the production values and the aim to hit both the mind and body. Each track had it`s place on an all nighter/all dayer playlist in amongst the strobe and the dry ice. The 303 lines were dark and hypnotic and created with what appeared to be a supernatural insight into what "acid" meant. There were perhaps a handful of quality UK released acid house records in 88 and, largely because of “Ecstasy (Wherever You May Be)”, this is a contender for the right to sit at the top of the pile. Legendary EP.
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

May 11, 2017
The way I would have arranged the sequence of tracks!

Come On Let's Jam- Party style acid house...Okay but not aged well in my opinion..
O-O-O- A real jacking House tune..The beats are fast and simple but driving!
Track This- Wow acid with a psychedelic feel to it.. Derrick May at the controls on probably one of his toughest sounding tunes ever? Samples Fadela - N'sel Fik for the We are eee eeeeeee (Great sample even if it doesn't actually say that but still it's completely apt!)
Ecstasy (Wherever You May Be)- Hard tough acid that really works the box (the TB 303).. Warped vocals (I just thought??)... Plus a soothing vocal asking us can we Phantasize?... Also the other vocal gives us a run down on all the top acid house clubs to rave it up to Spectrum Shoom Future Halciem Trance Feel Surreal Hedonism Joy Pyramid Trip Delirium Hacienda Love ... Wish I had gone to some of them but stuck to going to the other parties in and around Buckinghamshire..

Chris Forbes used to rinse this ep quite a lot on his radio show (Was it Capitol or London Weekend Radio??) and also championed quite a lot of early UK acid house back then..

Thoroughly excellent ep!

Buy!
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

December 6, 2016
Why this record is selling for so low STILL is beyond me. Could be the summer of love infused cover art with its fairly densely layered and busily bold Pagemaker look. Get past that design overload and look at the production notes.
You get Derrick May, Heychild, and Jagz Kooner holed up with Richie Fermie in a nice studio with the intent on making proper drug fits the face psychedelic acid house. Truly an overlooked gem that deserves playtime.
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

April 16, 2016

Superb early UK acid house, one of my favourites back in '88, still a favourite now.

For the sample spotters: "Track This" uses a vocal sample which predates Lenny De Ice's "We Are I.e" by at least a couple of years, and even managed to beat Coldcut to it as well!

The sample works pretty well here as well, but was probably used to even better effect on "We Are I.e".

I'm going to do an "old skool acid mix" soon, and at least one tune off here will be on it. I could easily use all four :)
dldds

dldds

June 6, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

'Ecstasy' and 'Track This' are absolute acid house masterpieces- from the heart of Detroit no less. Hard thumping tracks that serve as my personal standards for what acid house should be. Can't beat the psychedelic cover design either. You must own this!!