Brother From Another Planet / DB-X* ‎– Planet Earth / Trance Missions

7th City ‎– SC-001
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A Brother From Another Planet Planet Earth
Producer – Claude Young Jr.*Written-By – C. Young*
B DB-X* Trance Missions
Producer – Daniel BellWritten-By – D. Bell*

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Release in association with 430 West.
500 copies were pressed on blue vinyl, test pressings are on green vinyl, and the rest are plain black.
B side plays inside-out.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): SC-001A FAX# 313-393-1782 NSC THE ULTIMATE IN AUDIO DISTORTION
  • Rights Society: BMI


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June 25, 2017

BEST techno track EVER. I have this version and the blue one. Grails that's all I have to say !!!


February 4, 2017
edited 9 months ago
My original blue copy had the labels reversed...So the picture of the man in the moon was on this track side called Planet Earth.... You already know this , so just saying... ;) It takes a human being to make a track like this...............Listen up! This track stopped everyone in it's track.. And that means ..Whether you loved it or loathed..It raised some postive debates I trust.,.. ;)


July 28, 2016
Ruthless, guaranteed to have a place upside down. Claude Young you crazy for this one.

February 22, 2016
Image side repurposes Anton Giulio Bragaglia's "Poly-physiognomic portrait of U. Boccioni" (1913) :)


February 8, 2014

Brother from another planet - Planet Earth is a superb techno track.. pure hard, dark Detroit techno at its best.. A true oldskool classic!


June 26, 2013
can anyone confirm if their black vinyl copies also look green when held up to a light, or the copy I have is unique?


December 12, 2011
this is a pure techno classic..sorry cant get to technical on the track. but planet earth is a pure mental techno tune of that time. planet earth, planet earth , planet earth , there is no planet earth...


April 18, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

Probably because of its 'iconic' collector's item status/high prices and the fact that the tracks featured here are a little less refined and 'innovative' than the artists' subsequent works, there seems to be some controversy over this record, which some claim to be 'nothing special blah blah'. Well in my book there is no controversy : "Planet Earth" is one gritty, trippy, seriously funky and mindfucking bangin techno rollercoaster like only a few achieved even on these holy times. This animal moves and evolves and never gets boring. As a previous reviewer pointed, this is no 'funny' or 'entertaining' music, but something more real, intense, to mess with your brain. Ideal to mix with another of 1992/93's techno holy grails, Luke Slater's "Sea Serpent". A true, straightforward, brutal, primitive and sensual masterpiece that would deffo deserve remastering and reissue.


November 2, 2007
edited about 1 year ago

There's no reason to discredit this record.
The "Trance Mission" track is a challenge to the famous and hard Underground Resistance tracks of 1992.
The track is affected by monotone slamming sounds which are side by side a straight forward stomping 808 bass drum. It is the Old School of hard techno or tekkno and this first release of 7th City should be a signal for all other labels in 92. A year which stands for hard, powerful and sometimes even aggressive tracks.
One of those famous tracks is "Planet Earth" on the other side.
Claude Young brings an analogue air raid out of the PA rumbling through the club. A voice comes consistantly with the sound - "There Is No Planet Earth - There Is No - There Is No Planet Earth". It's a dark journey into sound, a more quality track of this decade in which a bigger number of cheap shit was produced.
The record contains a very special style of pressing: One track plays inside/out, IN(!) the other track is written
The Ultimate In Audio Distortion.
Not only for this style of pressing format this first 7th City record is a collectors item.

If you like UR the harder stuff/early Tresor/Petra(Vienna,C.Just tracks) I can recommend this record.
If you want to buy it because you like later Bell stuff like "I'm loosing control" I can't do it, because this is more aggressive.
It's no groovy it's evel. It's no nice party at the weekend disco with mainstream funky girls and boys - it is serious and loud
tekkno for the underground club.


April 27, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

There's nothing 'new' and/or 'innovative' about this release other than the 'rave' feeling it delivers.
4x4 techno as there are 1000's of them in a dozen and some of them far better than this release.
Indeed the only thing that made me buy the record back in the days was the DBX track, but after a minut or two it get's boring and cannot be considered as one of his finest pieces.
DBX' finest pieces are mostly released on Accelerate and thank God for those superb minimal artworks !!