DJ HMC ‎– Phreakin'

Dirty House Records ‎– DIRT 01
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Stereo


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  • Created ByDJ HMC (tracks: All)


Copyright: Dirty House Records 1995
Published: Juice Records Aust. 1995

On the runouts, the etched [AVC logo] is enclosed in a rhombus and [NSC logo] is circled.
The both are respectively standing for the pressing and the mastering companies.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A runout): dIRT 01-A [AVC logo] [NSC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B runout): dIRT 01-B [AVC logo] [NSC logo]

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DIRT 01 DJ HMC Phreakin'(12", Mad) Dirty House Records DIRT 01 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RED 021 DJ HMC Phreakin'(12") Red Alert RED 021 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
DECKS CLASSIX 012 DJ HMC Phreakin'(12", RE, RM) Decks Classix DECKS CLASSIX 012 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
DST 1415-12 DJ HMC Phreakin'(12", W/Lbl) Dance Street DST 1415-12 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
HN 041, DST 1415-8 DJ HMC Phreakin'(CD, Maxi) House Nation, Dance Street HN 041, DST 1415-8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version


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January 12, 2018
If you clubbed in Leeds in the 90's you need this. Very very very good. Invest.


February 21, 2016
Totally agree with brunov below, both of these tracks are great, but it's "Cum On" that's the one! This 12" has rarely been out of my box since I got it back in the day, it mixes with just about anything! Its subtle, driving, forward motion is the sign of a producer at the top of his game, and they don't come much better than HMC. Every self respecting techno DJ should own this 12".


February 21, 2015
As good as Phreakin' is I think the really genius of this records is on the B side.

'Cum On' has the underlying intensity of a hardcore/rave influenced acid techno number but favours restraint over the all out audio assault one would expect from the genre. At its peak the thundering kick, bubbling bassline and prominent second beat clap are set against ringing hit hats and a 303 line which is almost out of time making the track feel like its constantly accelerating.

It's a timeless classic.


February 15, 2014

I was travelling around Australia in 96 and happened to spend about 3 months in Adelaide where HMC was resident at a club called Heaven. Coming from the UK where by that time clubbing was compartmentalised by genre, this place was a breath of fresh air. House, jungle, hardcore, happy hardcore, techno - all would be played in the mainroom and often in the same set. Phreakin' was the unofficial anthem of these times and will always take me back to the dancefloor at Heaven everytime I play it. HMC's new tracks as Late Night Tuff Guy are just as good albeit on a different vibe. Salute.


February 7, 2013

I heard Norman Nodge Play Phreakin'on the Berghain floor on a Sunday. Nuff said..


October 16, 2003
Combine one part Brandon Cooke feat. Roxanne Shante's "Sharp As A Knife", with one part Zapp "It Doesn't Really Matter" and what do you get? The track that put Australian underground dance music on the map! "Phreakin" was a HUGE track both in Australia and internationally, not only providing an inroad for other Australian artists but also cementing HMC's more than ten year dominance as one of the leading forces in Australia's techno scene. HMC, like on previous releases (e.g. Dirty Acid Trax) gives a nod to the old school (Chicago, Detroit, New York) through his clever use of sounds and samples, taking the above tracks and creating a punishing funky-as-hell party techno anthem, that will forever go down as a classic. HMC we salute you!