Green Velvet ‎– Flash (The Relief Remixes)

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Open ‎– OPENP017
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Green
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR 750 Green Velvet Flash (Remixes)(2x12") Relief Records RR 750 US 1995 Sell This Version
HH 0226 Green Velvet Flash (Remixes)(12") Hyper Hype HH 0226 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
VELVET 1 Green Velvet Flash(12") Velvet VELVET 1 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
RR 750 Green Velvet Flash (Remixes)(2x12", W/Lbl, Bro) Relief Records RR 750 US 1995 Sell This Version
RR750 Green Velvet Flash 2000 Remixes(4xFile, MP3, 320) Relief Records RR750 US 2011

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dylaf

dylaf

February 18, 2018
edited 11 months ago
Worth considerably more than what it goes for IMHO, 'Fake N Phoney' is a staple techno classic & my personal fave GV track. You can also get it on the 'Portamento' 12" on Relief Records, but you'll need to fork out some wedge for a decent copy... The vocal alone should dig the weeds out the dance-floor. DJ Rush's RMX I dig for the original & typically off kilter Rush approach & trade-mark rolled percussion. PJ's mix is also a great interpretation, sounding like much of his Relief material & doing a bumpin' fine job of it. Jellybean's mix holds a minimal acid composure & works great in the mix, like a slower DJ Hyperactive track, while Sneak just goes in hard. Boo turns in a trademark deep shuffler with subtle chords & wiggle bassline, & Curtis' own remake does away with the speech & focuses on the percussion & sheer machine impact. Classic techno biz.

PS: While some train-spotters might go for the US Relief release, it's worth considering that Open released some gems & exclusive versions of tracks by Carl Craig/Paperclip People, Derrick may, Mike Dunn etc & were bang on their game at the time. Likewise, with this version of Flash containing the hard to get 'Fake & Phoney' unlike the Relief release, its a creditable 2X 12" for the collection.
WestCoastHaze

WestCoastHaze

November 17, 2016
Bought this just for Fake and Phony. Not disappointed. One of the most raw techno/electronica tracks out there.
andy.kempson

andy.kempson

April 6, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

For me none of these remixes of "Flash" come even close to the original, but the bonus track, "(You Don't Have To Be) Fake And Phoney)" is worth whatever asking price you have to pay for this doublepack! Insanity is the order of the day on this brain-melting tune, which is essentially nothing more than looped-up beats, percussion and the warped vocal sample which repeats the title for most of the track. The bassline is just a simple throbbing hum, much like "Flash", and is worked and mangled through all kinds of twisted frequencies. Still playing this today and it never fails to get that "What the f*** is this?!!" expression on peoples faces along with much whooping and hollering!