Hardcore ‎– Hey R-U-Ready

XL Recordings ‎– XLT-16
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Hey R-U-Ready (Non Minimalist Mix) 5:43
A2 Jah Beach (Shingle Mix) 6:00
B1 United Nation (Canada Dry Mix) 6:57
B2 Jah Beach (Erosion Mix) 6:06



Recorded in Brighton, England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 012093 501666

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 9107 Hardcore Hey R U Ready(12") R & S Records RS 9107 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
XLT-16 Hardcore Hey R-U-Ready(12", Promo) XL Recordings XLT-16 UK 1991 Sell This Version
XLT-16 Hardcore Hey R-U-Ready(12") XL Recordings XLT-16 UK 1991 Sell This Version



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August 14, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

"Hey! R U Ready" is a wicked tough breakbeat-cum-4/4 track with electro, house and funk samples (the title invocation is from an electro tune and the bassline comes from Knights Of The Turntables' "Fresh Mess (Jam.... Your Radio)", there's a chunk of "One Nation Under a Groove in the middle, some of the beats sound like Todd Terry.

"United Nation" is a militant marching beat, with quite an industrial/new beat feel, and again with disparate samples. "I Said it before once more time after time" comes from Sugar Bear - "Don't Scandalize Mine", some of the spoken stuff "All of us are one people, singing our music, doing our thing" is the same as used by Primal Scream , and Martin Luther King even gets a look in!

Meanwhile, the 2 mixes of "Jah Beach" are strange sparse dubbed-out instrumentals of "Echo Beach"(Martha and the Muffins). The "Shingle Mix" has rather more reverb, and bot feature "Rastafari" mutterings and other dub stylings.