Frank De Wulf ‎– The B-Sides Volume Two

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Music Man Records ‎– MMI 9004
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The B-Sides – Volume Two
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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A1 Magic Orchestra
A2 Freestyle 909
B1 Latino
B2 The Heat Of The Moment
Written-By – F. De Wulf*, Diericx Marc-Koko*

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Artist spelled as "B-Sides Vol II" on the center labels.
Also released in generic blue sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SABAM TM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout hand etched): MMI 9004 - A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout hand etched): MMI 9004 - B1

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BSIDES 003 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Volume Two (4xFile, MP3, 320) B-Sides (2) BSIDES 003 Belgium 2010
BSIDES 003 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Volume Two(4xFile, FLAC) B-Sides (2) BSIDES 003 Belgium 2010
MMI 9004 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Volume Two(12") Music Man Records MMI 9004 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version

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aidiothir

aidiothir

December 11, 2017
edited about 3 hours ago
Magic Orchestra is THE track on this release. Probably the first Belgian 1990 techno hit with oldskool stabs alongside with "Spectrum - Brazil" on r&s that pathed the way to a plethora of stabbing Belgian/european techno rave tracks of 1991. This track plus the "Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia" track are responsible for a new for the time techno sound that unfortunately lasted only for 1 year. :(
The rest 3 tracks of this ep are pointless imo.
MalcolmMcAtee

MalcolmMcAtee

February 19, 2016
Latino is a very nice cover version of Sueno Latino. I like it!
8892sales

8892sales

February 18, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Best track is Freestyle 909 - woosh. Heavy, serious, dark and epic tune. Close second is Magic Orchestra with its expansive warehouse rave feel. Latino is nice for a mellower set. The Heat Of The Moment is a proper loser. Complete tripe. Sounds like a horrid Kenny G / Freestyle crossover with that horrible sax. Yuk :(
silentrunning

silentrunning

August 17, 2010
B-Sides Vol II - MAGIC ORCHESTRA. If you ask me to name one big underground rave track from back in the day, that's it.
TEKNONUTTER

TEKNONUTTER

September 14, 2004
edited over 2 years ago

Frank De Wulf's seminal B-Sides tracks were a flagship of quality in the very early 90s for techno & house music, which were pretty much a guaranteed success for the dancefloor and for listening pleasure. This release being one of my personal favourites of th B-Sides series.

A1 Magic Orchestra is a bit of an anthem played at all the underground clubs and much sampled, appeared as a very good remix on "The B-Sides Remixed" release in the early part of 1991.
A2 Freestyle 909 (my personal fave on this EP), has a basic 4/4 909 beat with a dark, stark, sinister, massive Detroit soundtrack inspired, heart stopping string-synth akin to Reese's "Rock To The Beat" but played with even darker, striking chords, a couple of chorus breaks with key stabs in between, reminiscent of "Strings Of Life". No nonsense techno tunage.
A3 "Latino" is subdued and soulful, with a mellower, groovy house sound reminiscent of what is already mentioned above referring to "Last Rhythm"...nice track.
A4 "Heat Of The Moment" is another mellow track with lots of ambience and nice breaks, with a horrible saxophone riff...big, big downfall for me and topped off with the spoken, tacky, naff, cheesy vocals. Ignore B2 unless you get a kick from shmaltzy, corny music.

Overall though, a good, quality package of varied old school sounds for varied tastes.