DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer ‎– Don't Need Your Love / In Effect

Slammin' Vinyl ‎– RAR 003
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Written & produced at Slammer Studios, London.
Many thanks to DJ Brockie, Tony E, Mike at The Exchange and Terry the godfather.

Original pressing contains black/green font on the label

Repressings contain various font colour combinations such as black/yellow

Track A samples:
Vocal from Jo Ann Jones - I Don't Need Your Love
Horn from Fatback Band - Kool Whip
Vocal from Stone Love soundclash from 1992
MCing from MC Conrad at Dreamscape 5
Piano from Urban Hype - Living In A Fantasy (Greed DJ Master Mix)

Track AA samples:
Piano (replayed) fromRaze - Let The Music Move U
Synth from Bizarre Inc - Plutonic

Mastered at The Exchange, London, UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching, side A): RAR-003-A1   PEPSI. YOUR NAME IS ON THE RECORD!!   MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching, side AA): RAR-003-AA1   MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE


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August 28, 2018
In Effect is one of those tunes that encompasses the whole scene at that moment in time. It's stupendously good imo!


July 11, 2018
Massive! One of my all time faves from the year/era!! Well put together and solid!! Here it is!!! Must have.


November 4, 2014
Both tracks were unbelievable


April 8, 2014

In Effect was an awesome tune. I can remember DJ SY playing it in his sets and scratching like a maniac... There's plenty of repress copies of this about.


January 31, 2008

The Slammin Vinyl boys really knew how to push their limited hardware to the limit. This release, strung together on an Amiga computer, sounds lo-fi as hell but is ironically a sonic marvel. There's as much attention to detail as some of the best beard stroking electronica of the present day, with the tracks mutating in both arrangement and sample selection every few bars.

Both tracks were unbelievable fast and manic for early 1993, and despite obvious samples (for example Spectral - Touch Somebody, Xpansions - Elevation and Bizarre Inc - Plutonic) they don't sound like blatant rip-offs.

'In Effect' is the most played of the two, with it's awesome thumping breakbeat intro which builds and builds into distinctive sections mutating from piano to hoovers, 'Bad Boy' ragga samples and that euphoric Bizarre Inc breakdown.

Whilst the production quality and chipmonked vocals date both tracks, there's a level of energy that few artists have managed to beat, despite access to superior studio equipment.


March 10, 2002

Err...I meant 1993. In Effect samples Bizzare Inc. - Plutonic for that great breakdown.


March 10, 2002

In Effect is one of the Hardcore anthems from 1992. Played in many many sets by many different djs it represents Hardcore from that era and can easily be mixed into Breakbeat Happy Hardcore tunes made 2 years later. Don't Need Your Love is even more happy and is a great tune too.