Bizarre Inc ‎– Playing With Knives

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Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix)
Playing With Dub
Strings

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STORM 25 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Vinyl Solution STORM 25 UK 1991 Sell This Version
NM 468 MA Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives (6 Dance Remixes)(12") Max Music NM 468 MA Spain 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 25 RT Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives (The Climax)(12") Vinyl Solution STORM 25 RT UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 25 RT Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives (The Climax)(12", Promo) Vinyl Solution STORM 25 RT UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 25 RCD Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives (The Climax)(CD, Maxi) Vinyl Solution STORM 25 RCD UK 1991 Sell This Version
664 305 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives (The Climax)(CD, Maxi) Deep Groove 664 305 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
615 064 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives / Plutonic(12") Deep Groove 615 064 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
615 064 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives / Plutonic(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Deep Groove 615 064 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
FIN 020 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Flying International FIN 020 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
POST 628 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Possum POST 628 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
Torso 12186 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Torso Dance Torso 12186 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 38 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Vinyl Solution STORM 38 UK 1991 Sell This Version
13295-6 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Clever House Of Music 13295-6 France 1991 Sell This Version
614 305 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12", Maxi) Deep Groove 614 305 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 38 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12", Promo) Vinyl Solution STORM 38 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 25 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12", TP) Vinyl Solution STORM 25 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 25R Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(7") Vinyl Solution STORM 25R UK 1991 Sell This Version
TORSO 70186 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(7") Torso Dance TORSO 70186 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 38S Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(7") Vinyl Solution STORM 38S UK 1991 Sell This Version
114 305 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(7", Single) Deep Groove 114 305 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
M 468 SP Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(7", Single, Promo) Max Music M 468 SP Spain 1991 Sell This Version
665 064 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(CD, Maxi) Deep Groove 665 064 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 38CD, STORM38CD Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(CD, Single) Vinyl Solution, Vinyl Solution STORM 38CD, STORM38CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
TORSO CD186, CD 186 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(CD, Single) Torso Dance, Torso Dance TORSO CD186, CD 186 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 38C Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(Cass, Single) Vinyl Solution STORM 38C UK 1991 Sell This Version
FIN 020 Bizarre Inc.* Playing With Knives(12", RP) Flying International FIN 020 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BIZ4 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(2x12", Promo) Vinyl Classics BIZ4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MX 964 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Blanco Y Negro (2) MX 964 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
VC 01, VC01 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Vinyl Classics, Vinyl Solution, Vinyl Solution VC 01, VC01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PDJ090DS Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(CD, Maxi) Ultra Violet Recordings PDJ090DS Australia 1999 Sell This Version
BNCD 964 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(CD, Maxi) Blanco Y Negro (2) BNCD 964 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
VC01 CD1 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(CD, Single, CD1) Vinyl Classics VC01 CD1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
VC01 CD2 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(CD, Single, CD2) Vinyl Classics VC01 CD2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
S12DJ109 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives / Playing With Dub(12", Single) Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ109 UK 2003 Sell This Version
S12DJ109 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ109 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Unknown Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(7xFile, MP3, Single, 256) Vinyl Solution Unknown UK 2013

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SirWinston

SirWinston

December 20, 2015
referencing Playing With Knives, 12", STORM 25
Hannover 1991, Men's Factory!
ian_s

ian_s

April 23, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Playing With Knives, 12", STORM 25
The demo version of this tune was created at Andy Meecham's house. After sending a demo tape to Vinyl Solution, J. Saul Kane & Alain from the label invited them down to sign. Out Of The Blue studios was chosen to make the proper version of the tune due to them being big fans of 808 State who also recorded there. Carl Turner from Bizarre Inc gave the track it's name.
The first DJ to be given a copy was Graeme Park who first dropped it at Quadrant Park in Liverpool (hence why the main version is called the Quadrant mix.
TEKNONUTTER

TEKNONUTTER

January 18, 2005
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Playing With Knives, 12", STORM 38

Although Playing With Knives is an anthem of anthems, and was dropped pretty much everywhere in any set, from its original "STORM 25" release circa early 1991. I got rather fed up of it after a couple of months. Although it was quite commercial, it definitely was a ground breaking tune and definitely has its place in rave history, without any shadow of a doubt.

However, the track which is often overlooked resides on the flipside, which is angrier, grittier, darker, and uses the Roland Alpha Juno 'mentasm' sounds explosively, together with trippy, tubular type of bells in-between, deep synths, complex 909 patterns mashed-up, and the famous 'Helter Skelter/Radio Babylon' breakbeat throughout. One other notable sample is the well known scree sounding riff lifted off from Set Up System's seminal belgian techno slammer Fairy Dust causing extra havoc.

Best played in a hardcore techno set rather than a hardcore piano/house set. Saying that, don't know what came over the producers...Perhaps they had enough of the hard, ear bashing they were inducing themselves to? Only near the end the track, it flips into an extremely melodic, mellow, ambient string, epic flutey bit, which fades out.

This breakdown section was sampled by the likes of Mike Slammer & DJ Red Alert on their Slammin' Vinyl release, which was a hardcore jungleistic chipmunk rinser 'In Effect', pitched up to the max! Which appealed more to the 3rd generation of raver (chavvier or rudebwoy type, you know who your are :P) about two to three years later. Who had more of an alliance with happy/chipmunk hardcore & jungle than the original acid house, techno or the original hardcore sounds of 1990/91.