Dave Clarke ‎– Red. 2 (Of 3)

Bush ‎– Bush1015
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Red


Phase 029
A Wisdom To The Wise 6:06
Phase 030
B Gonk 5:07

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A1: 134.3 BPM
B1: 134.6 BPM

Track durations and BPM are not mentioned on the label.

Distribution Pinnacle / Recuts.
Made on Earth.

Two represses exist:
One repress in red transparent vinyl and generic yellow cover.
Another repress, also transparent red vinyl, has a blue and yellow Bush cover.

Both represses lacks the > at the end of the numbers in the barcode, as the original's has.

Gonk samples Truth Of Self Evidence

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 025521 010159 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BUSH 1015 A₁ THE EXCHANGE - NiLZ.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BUSH 1015 AA₁ REAL TECHNO (RED 3 COMING SOON) THE EXCHANGE - NiLZ.

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Dave Clarke Wisdom To The Wise(12", Promo) Not On Label (Dave Clarke) none Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Bush 1015 Dave Clarke Red 2 (Test Edition)(12", Ltd, TP) Bush Bush 1015 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BNR102D Dave Clarke Wisdom To The Wise (Red 2)(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Boysnoize Records BNR102D Germany 2013
none Dave Clarke Red 2 (Frank Kusserow Remix)(File, MP3, 160) Not On Label (Dave Clarke Self-released) none 2008
Bush1015 Dave Clarke Red. 2(12", RP, Red) Bush Bush1015 UK 2004 Sell This Version


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April 17, 2018
robert hood remix of this is really good also


May 28, 2017
If you were into techno in 1994 you couldn't escape this tune. And rightly so :)


June 27, 2016
This record has one of the best engineered kick drums I've ever heard.

King Unique did a bootleg remix back in about 2002/3 that had the acapella from https://www.discogs.com/PathFeat-Marcel-Praying/master/159306 layered over a restructured WTTW with slightly softer tribal percussion. I don't think it was released though but I have an acetate and used to drop it late on to a good response in prog/tech house sets.


May 18, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Just like alexcolwill mentions in his comment below. I'll also concur that I've never heard this being played in a house set. This is a straight up, perfectly constructed, piece of techno power which would've had the regular house heads of the period run for cover!



August 29, 2013

Danced to this at the Zap in Brighton in 1995. This is one of my top ten techno records, I can't believ it goes so cheap here. Listen to the drums , it is superbly engineered by Clarke!


May 29, 2012
Wisdom to the Wise was (is) an absolute killer track. As has been said though, I certainly don't recall it being played in many house sets back in the early-mid 90s. It's a stone cold techno classic.


January 15, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way, but I prefer Gonk to Wisdom to the wise.

Don't get me wrong, Wisdom to the wise is very menacing and clean but the percussion and off beat stabs in Gonk are SPOT ON. Gonk eventually develops an aggressive edge with the air-jet sounding noises and bassline, and then if you weren't stomping your feet hard enough already the line near the end of the track comes in.

Both tracks are timeless.


November 19, 2010
Massive Techno tune of the mid 90's . Brings back the memories of Dave clarke doing his essential mix on Radio One ' The Baron of Techno ... bomb bastic '


February 8, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
Wisdom to the wise by Mr Clarke Possibly the most memorable techno track ever recorded EVER.


March 23, 2004
Unfortunately the re-press is indeed transparent vinyl which makes the sound quality quite poor (coloured transparent vinyl is mostly inferiour quality). That's a pitty and keeps me searching for the original pressings ;-)
But...a killer record everybody should have in their collection.