Jones & Stephenson ‎– The First Rebirth

Bonzai Records ‎– BR 93034
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Recorded at The Cockpit, Antwerp, Belgium.

With respect to: F. Santini, Kevin B., Danny "Steel", The Fly, Yves De Ruyter, Deg, CJ Bolland, ZZino, Bountyhunter, Roel B., Insider & The Cyberdelia Posse.

Of the 3 pressings of this release, the 1st is a limited pressing on yellow vinyl of 100 pieces, the 2nd is black vinyl & the 3rd is a repress from 1997 with a different sleeve.

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May 11, 2019
Relentless bonzai hard trancer, absolute classic of its genre and a widely loved cultural gem from the lowlands.


August 11, 2015
The only track in my opinion that gives this a run for its money is Spirit Solution - I'm Dead on Piranha Records. Released in 1994, it has a similar sound and style, with perhaps a bit more edge. Love them both. They define my generation, and are still on repeat in my head 20 odd years later.


June 17, 2014
something unreal. 1993 year,but sounds excellent!


December 20, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

1st rebirth stands for itself and is a master piece without a doubt!
Melancholic, tranzy, hard, still wonderful these days. No compare with The life of flow, what is a completely different kind of track, but also cool in his own way.


April 28, 2013
La bombe hardtrance de toute une génération !!


February 9, 2013

Funny that no one in the comments mentioned "Life Of Flow" in the comments. Most people would just rate this 5/5 because of "The First Rebirth" Speaking of "The First Rebirth", no brainer, it's a very good trancecore track that very rarely others succeed in greatness. It has aged considerbly, but still has a fine amount of luster. I'm betting that a number of 12" presses of this release have side A heavenly used and side B either sounds VG+ or NM. It's a pity that most people only talk about "The First Rebirth" being super awesome, brilliant, best hard trance recording and blabla. "The Life Of Flow" has potencial too, a nice ambient recording with heavenly used recorded samples coming of other sources. I loved the trippy feeling it gives you and also like the other samples, like the radar signal sample in the intro and a crowd sample which seems to take place in a subway station.

I can bet that if if this release was called "The Life Of Flow" and replaced "The First Rebirth" as the main track. You would be seeing a lot of comments about "Life Of Flow" being crap / underrated and "The First Rebirth" being a monster classic. Bottonline is that many people rate releases perfect because of a good track and forget that the release also has other tracks. This is no exception. I give this a 4/5. I don't think there will be a track in the future that will surpass this. Many trancecore releases sound more like Hardcore making the track unbalanced since trancecore is Hard Trance + Hardcore. "The First Rebirth" shows balance between a melodic trance chorus and a banging hardcore kick. That is what trancecore is about.


November 8, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
Forever Is A Long Time...And The First Re-Birth Will Still Be The Last Tune

Plus Its Still Coming Out Of His Sleeve...I Hear New Things In This Tune All The Time

January 3, 2011
A true classic Hard Trance tune probably one of the best. Well ahead of it's time this tune is still getting played today and rocks the dancefloor everytime. Defines an era within the scene when this sort of music was very fresh and original that is hard to replace


May 2, 2010

The definition of Hard Trance and the greatest tune of it's kind. Ever!


March 14, 2008
edited over 9 years ago

Personally, I never understood why this was that big of a hit and certainly not in the hardcore scene. Too spacey and not enough bass.
I like the Modeselektor remix of The First Rebirth better, but hardcore/acidcore producer G303 has an incredible acidcore remix in his live-set.
G303 release this!