Fix ‎– Flash Remixes

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Slamdunk ‎– SD 004
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A1 Flash (Dan Curtin Remix)
Remix – Dan Curtin
7:05
A2 Flash (Speedy J Remix)
Remix – Speedy J
9:13
B1 Flash (2000 And One Remix)
Remix – 2000 And One*
8:15
B2 Flash (Original 1992) 6:07

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Produced & mixed by for Slamdunk Productions
Marketed and distributed by ID&T Entertainment BV
Published by Fix Publishing / BMG

Release date taken from ID&T Entertainment sales sheet.

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  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KMS 043 Fix Flash(12") KMS KMS 043 US 1992 Sell This Version
Gigolo 72 Orlando Voorn Presents Fix Orlando Voorn Presents Fix - Flash(12") International Deejay Gigolo Records Gigolo 72 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
EF 504 Fix Flash EP(12", Promo) Electrofunk Records EF 504 US 2003 Sell This Version
SD004 Fix Flash Remixes(12", W/Lbl) Slamdunk SD004 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
EF 504 Fix Flash(12") Electrofunk Records EF 504 US 2003 Sell This Version

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maroko

maroko

April 3, 2011

Dan Curtin keeps the desert island original theme, but decorates it with mellow, dreamy Detroit strings and pads, transforming it into a harmonic techno track, thus peeling some of that colder electro feel off the Voorn original had. A fine piece of work nonetheless, which perfectly walks the line between Detroit and Holland, dance friendly and simultaneously very detailed and interesting enough to sit on its own.
Speedy J, on the other hand, exceeds all expectations, ditching any resemblance with the original, recreating the track from scratch, as a heavy broken beat IDM downtempo composition, with gentle industrial sweeps, reverberating metallic claps and outbursts of shrieking static. For the last two minutes and some change, all percussion is dropped, and an ambient pattern is brought to the forefront. A totally unexpected, yet highly distinct take on Flash. It may not sit well with fans of the original, but if you liked the less intense part of Speedy J's "Public energy #1" album, then you need to hear this track. A whole lot of stuff going on here, and the tempo is really crawling, giving the music and additional dramatic feel. As far as I know, this vinyl is the only place where you can find it in full and unmixed form.
The 2000 And One remix is closer to Detroit as well. Very good Kenny Larkinish strings with a funky beat and an acid loop deliver some proper groove. There's a lush pad shoved somewhere in the background, you have to spin this in decent quality or on a better sound system to really feel it breathe. I like this one as well, in a way it is similar to the Dan Curtin remix. Real positive, sunny vibe and a great melody calmly entering some four minutes deep. Coming to think of it, this is such a gorgeous after party theme. Hmmmm...
I hope I don't have to write down too much about the original. One of the finest moments in techno of the nineties, and arguably the quintessential Orlando Voorn track. An unmistakable, instantly recognizible hook running over electro injected robotic techno beats. A true and pioneering classic which was way ahead of its time. That said, none of the remixers top it, although each and every one of the artists on this vinyl bring something interesting along to the table. Four pretty different tracks, all of them worth giving a shot to. Do check this out.