Altern 8 ‎– Frequency / Give It To Baby

Network Records ‎– NWKT 37
Vinyl, 12", Limited Edition, 33 ⅓ RPM, Numbered

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The Alternate Altern 8 Release - Only 10001 Manufactured"
Whichever way you look at it there's only 10001 copies of this available

'Frequency' Samples:
Vocal from Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
Vocal from Jr Funk & The Love Machine - Feel Good Party Time
Stab sound from T99 - Anasthasia

'Give It To Baby' samples:
Vocal from Malcolm McLaren - D'ya Like Scratchin'
Vocal from Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
909 kick from Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
Break from Lyn Collins - Think
Break from The Winstons - Amen, Brother
808 snare from Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Electro beat from Information Society - Running
Vocal from Humanoid - Cry Baby
Vocal from D-Shake - Yaaaaaaaaah

Dedicated to everyone who was in the car park at Shelley's 15-9-91

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016846 101769
  • Matrix / Runout: NWKT037 A ∗ ∗ - J.T.S. - ∗ MAX
  • Matrix / Runout: NWKT 037 - B ∗ ∗ - J.T.S. - ∗


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March 4, 2015
On the subject of samples, the original "keep this frequency clear" appears to be from the TV series "Car 54, Where Are You?". I would hazard a guess that Bomb The Bass lifted it from a VHS...


December 23, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
There is no doubt that "Frequency" (Hallucin-8 Mix) invaded the charts of the hardcore DJs like perhaps no other tune in the beginning of the nineties, at least in the Brazilian scene - not only because of its devastating breakbeats and synth lines, but for the whole amount of elements used on that tune, including the samples.
Some time ago, I discovered that the female vocals "Jump to it!" used on "Frequency" belong to the homonym song by the Soul singer Aretha Franklin, which made me more curious about the other samples on that well-known hardcore anthem.
Just before the Aretha's vocals, there is another vocal scream on the end of the drop out: the uplifting shout "Clap your hands!", that Mark Archer told me they took from a vinyl of acappellas - but I discovered more recently that the original belongs to the disco tune 'Jr Funk And The Love Machine - Feel Good Party Time', from 1980!
I asked Archer about the other samples, and he revealed that the title expression "Frequency" was borrowed from the samplemania classic 'Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis' from 1987 (as part of the expression "Keep this frequency clear!") I imagined that the original speech was much older, but there isn’t any information about it on the Bomb The Bass Sample List made by Duncan Bradshaw, so I think we can presume it’s the original.
The tiny little vocal fragments "Hap! Hap!" used several times on "Frequency" also hided an interesting story about them. Mark told me that 'The Commodores - Assembly Line' was their birth track, which can certainly give us an idea of how deep Altern 8's duo Archer & Peat went to produce their music.


April 14, 2005
edited over 3 years ago
This release from ALTERN 8 was a "made in two hours bedroom job", they did a limited release of 10,001 copies and then burnt the DAT. They were going to have a special ceremony and burn a load of tapes in a field, but no-one turned up. So they just burnt it in the back garden ! Would you be able LOL :)


July 10, 2003
2.30 AM rave in Shelley's car park. For all those who don't know Shelley's isn't some northern bird or a crap shoe shop, it is probably Stafford's best club. Altern8 held a rave in the car park at 2.30 am on the 15th of September 1991. An interview with Altern8 was recorded which was available on vinyl as limited edition, together with Frequency. The police were not amused, but no-one was arrested!