Amoeba Assassin ‎– Rollercoaster

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PERF163T, 3984-23411-0 Amoeba Assassin Rollercoaster(12") Perfecto, Perfecto PERF163T, 3984-23411-0 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SAM3245 Amoeba Assassin Rollercoaster(2x12", Promo) Perfecto SAM3245 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PERF163CD, 3984 23412 2 Amoeba Assassin Rollercoaster(CD, Single, Car) Perfecto, Perfecto PERF163CD, 3984 23412 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PERF163CD, 3984.23412.2 Amoeba Assassin Rollercoaster(CD, Single, Car) Perfecto, Perfecto PERF163CD, 3984.23412.2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
FAM 012 Amoeba Assassin Rollercoaster(12") Familia Recordings FAM 012 UK 2008 Sell This Version

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Westpit

Westpit

May 1, 2018
referencing Rollercoaster, 12", PERF163T, 3984-23411-0
Oakeys Courtyard Mix - Oakenfold at his absolute best. What a remix...
SYSTEM-J

SYSTEM-J

June 5, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Rollercoaster, CD, Single, Car, PERF163CD, 3984.23412.2
For some baffling reason, the full original version of this track was largely overlooked, with Oakey's moronic bosh-happy Courtyard mixes dominating both the vinyls and the club play. Shame, because the original pisses all over it and is also (for me) a far better track than the much-hyped Piledriver. The original is a truly epic slab of progressive trance madness that has everything: atmospheric intro, wonderfully dramatic build-up, banging acid-laced main section and dreamy finale. For what is basically a peak-time dancefloor piece, it's brimming with unusual ideas - take the awesome half-time plodding intro, that distinctive metallic stab that hints at some unlikely dancehall influence, or the vocal stylings, which are a world away from the breathy faux-angelic nonsense trance was already becoming over-fond of by 1998.

The original made it out on some promos in '97 and you can hear it on a couple of Essential Mixes and so on from that year, but since then it's been mostly buried by the sands of time. It's well worth tracking down, a forgotten classic from that golden era of mid-90s progressive/trance where anything could go in a track. Some might say it's too long to play out, but there's even a handy stripped down bridge in the middle where you can mix in or out. Perfect-o.