Altern 8 ‎– The Vertigo EP

Network Records ‎– NWKT24, Network Records ‎– NWKT 24
Vinyl, 12", EP, Limited Edition, 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM, Mispress, Silver

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That Side
A Infiltrate 202
Featuring [Guest Sample] – Astrix & Space, James HamiltonPlated By – MAX*
This Side
B1 Real Time Status (Hand Of God Remix)
Plated By – EW (2)
B2 The 1st Of May
Plated By – EW (2)

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Produced for Nexus 21 Productions.

Track A samples 808 state 'Pacific State', 'I Know' by Candi Staton and Jungle Crew 'Elektric Dance'
Track B1 samples vocal from 'You Have To Understand' by Liz Torres.

Mispressing: side B runs at about 116 BPM whereas it should be about 125 BPM.

Side A plays @ 45RPM.
Side B plays @ 33RPM.

There is also a correctly pressed silver limited edition version with different B side runout inscriptions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016846 700061
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): NWKT-24- A₁ ∗ MAX ..
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): NWKT-24 - B₂ EW

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NWKT 24 Altern 8 The Vertigo E.P.(12", EP) Network Records NWKT 24 UK 1991 Sell This Version
NWKT 24 Altern 8 The Vertigo E.P(12", EP, Ltd, Sil) Network Records NWKT 24 UK 1991 Sell This Version
NWK 24 Altern 8 Infiltrate 202 (Vertigo E.P. Edit)(7", Single) Network Records NWK 24 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 6555-8 Altern 8 The Vertigo E.P.(CD, EP) ZYX Records ZYX 6555-8 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ZYX 6555-12 Altern 8 The Vertigo E.P.(12", EP) ZYX Records ZYX 6555-12 Germany 1991 Sell This Version


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November 11, 2015
Just got a copy of this. I thought side B sounded odd!


March 27, 2015
Yes my copy is also the miss pressed one that plays the b-side at an odd speed.


August 14, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Does anyone else have a problem pressing of this record with the pitch/tempo incorrect? On my copy (it's silver vinyl) the 2 tracks on side B run at about 116bpm where they should be about 125bpm. this seems to be about equivalent of -8 on a standard Technics deck. I have the CD single and this is about 9bpm faster for "Real Time Status". My decks are tweaked so it's about +4 on my Technics to match the CD tempo. Also the BPMs given by James Hamilton in his Record Mirror reviews at the time were around the 124-125bpm mark.


January 14, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Famously every single part of this record was a sample from somewhere else (the sampling kings subtitled their first EP "can you steal it?" as a subheader). The "come with me, tonight's the night, can't you see I wanna be with you" was heavily used around this time by other artists and the Archer/Peat combo were unashamed masters of taking elements of other people's tunes and making them their own.