DBX ‎– Losing Control

Peacefrog Records ‎– PF 022
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM



Recorded and mastered in Detroit, USA

DBX appears with the kind permission of Accelerate Records Detroit USA

ACC 102 A and ACC 102 B scratched out in run out grooves.

(C) 1994 Peace Frog

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ACC-102 DBX Losing Control(12") Accelerate ACC-102 US 1994 Sell This Version
PF 025 DBX Losing Control Remixes(12", W/Lbl) Peacefrog Records PF 025 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ACC-102 DBX Losing Control(4xFile, WAV, RE, RM) Accelerate ACC-102 US 2008
PF025DB DBX Losing Control Remixes(3xFile, WAV, RE) Peacefrog Records PF025DB UK 2010
PF 025 DBX Losing Control Remixes(3xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Peacefrog Records PF 025 UK 2010


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May 20, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
I first heard this track sometime in the mid 90's when dial up speeds meant that you couldn't really download full tracks and one site had the brilliant idea of just serving up short loops of some tracks. The deadpan voice sounded pretty cool, nice round kick. I filed it away in my mind. I was really surprised when I heard the whole thing a few years later and realized that it pretty much is that loop for however long. I didn't know anyone would have the balls to do that. So repetitive! So techno! Like a finger raised to all who claimed techno was just the same thing over and over.

When you think about it what could be more controlled than just kick and one bar emotionless vocal loop going on forever? So the track is actually quite paranoid - it's as if it's worried that things will fall apart before it even happens. I guess if you let the full thing play out it does fall apart - the filters come in and a strange background howl takes over. You could think about it as a guy afraid to let go even the slightest bit, losing his mind in one of those self-fulfilling feedback loops that an anxious mind can enter into.

In this way it's different from a track like I've Lost Control where it's all about letting go and embracing that feeling but I think of it as part of the same lineage. For me Dan Bell is closer to the early jack tracks and their continuation in Dance Mania and so on than to Detroit techno. And he in turn served as an inspiration for Contact, the sound coming right back to Chicago.

I guess I'll leave off a final bit of trivia where the success of this track is said to have inspired Josh Wink to do a similar thing with Don't Laugh. I like this one much better. Both got Hawtin remixes...


February 8, 2015
i've heard a remix of "Spock's Brain" in a Rhadoo set.
anyone has an idea wich remix exactly?
min 24 https://soundcloud.com/arma17/rhadoo-halloween-labyrinth