LFO ‎– LFO

Label:
Warp Records ‎– WAP 5, Outer Rhythm ‎– WAP 5
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Purple Sleeve
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Tracklist

A LFO (The Leeds Warehouse Mix) 5:16
AA1 Track 4 5:07
AA2 Probe (The Cuba Edit) 4:25

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Credits

Notes

WARP in association with Outer Rhythm.
Outer Rhythm is a division of Rhythm King.

℗ 1990 W.A.R.P. Records/Outer Rhythm
© 1990 W.A.R.P. Records/Outer Rhythm

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Originally released here in a purple, stickered, die-cut, WARP company sleeve, it was then subsequently issued in a black picture sleeve.

Track durations are not present on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016026 228057
  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Etchings Side A): MPO WAP 5 A¹ TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Etchings Side AA): MPO WAP 5 B¹ TOWNHOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 5 LFO LFO(12", Promo) Warp Records WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WAP 5 LFO LFO(Acetate, 12") Warp Records WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WAP 5 LFO LFO(12", Bla) Warp Records, Outer Rhythm WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LFO 001 LFO LFO(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (LFO) LFO 001 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
WAP 5CD LFO LFO(CD, Single) Warp Records WAP 5CD UK 1990 Sell This Version

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wildtimes

wildtimes

May 5, 2017
While Manchester was taking all the plaudits. There really was a great scene in Yorkshire in 89/91with the so called Bleep scene.
Great bands , producers and DJs with the like of LFO , Unique 3 , Nightmares on Wax , Sweet Exorcist and The Forgemasters etc....
LFO - LFO killer track one of my desert island discs.......
8892sales

8892sales

February 13, 2017
edited 3 months ago

I'm not sure of the exact date LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix) was pressed (I'm not talking about being fully released). All I know is that it was being played as early as May 1990 on London pirate radio station, Dance FM, as they were caining it endlessly for good reason, amongst other radio stations. Probably even further back on Sheffield radio stations. The LFO Remix was played a few weeks later.

Boy did it cause tremors, in more ways than one...
ian_s

ian_s

February 5, 2017
According to LFO in the June '96 issue of Muzik, his track allegedly sold around 120,000 copies.
sorenfissure

sorenfissure

January 27, 2017
I seem to remember a story about the boys sneaking into a club in Leeds which was Warehouse I presume tape in hand (damn remember those days playing demos on tape in big clubs all bass and no midrange) getting the dj to play it and Rob & Steve from Warp were there and well Warp became what it became.
tangee

tangee

August 7, 2016

My Ring Tone..Along With Some Other Corkers..Too Many Good Tracks From This Era And Onwards..We Were Spoiled!!!
Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

April 23, 2016

Why oh why did i sell this and all the other first 9 releases on this sublime label. LFO was the track that used to make my chest cavity feel like it was going to explode. These early warehouse sub bass monsters are blindingly ingenious tracks. still relevant, raw and powerful stuff.
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

April 1, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

Back in the late 80s/early '90s, I lived near Leeds and was therefore fortunate to have attended quite a few Leeds Warehouse events.

One night in summer 1990 stands out in particular - it must have been the week this was released, as I'd just picked up a copy in Crash! Records earlier that week (I used to buy records there weekly at the time) and I'd only been dating the woman I later married for a few weeks at that point.

As soon as the opening notes of this tune appeared, I was straight up onto the podium (to the left of the main entrance) and was going absolutely crazy. As was what appeared to be the entire venue!

They also played "Testone" that night, to a similar response. That's not to say that any of the other tunes received a subdued reaction from the crowd, but the response to those two local(ish)-produced tunes was something which has stayed in my memory to this day.

The only person, strangely enough, to be a little subdued in her reaction was probably my then girlfriend :) She wasn't exactly a raver, and never really became one either :)

Either way, it didn't really matter - those were great tunes and great times for me, and they were only really surpassed a few years later, in the Goa Trance/Hard Trance/Acid Techno scenes of London between 1994-2000.

I seem to have read quite a lot of anti-1990s press recently, but don't believe what the media tells you nowadays - always quoting lame, overrated 1990s references like Oasis/Spice Girls/the "Friends" TV series, etc. - the 1990s were an AMAZING time to be alive if you liked proper dance music.

All three tracks are excellent, but "Probe" is a particular favourite of mine, and was also big on the pirate stations around Leeds/Bradford at the time as well :)
Rich.C

Rich.C

September 24, 2015

I recently purchased this record from a charity shop in shrewsbury for £1 along with major problems - mental overdose, smooth and simmonds - pucker tunes vol 1 ep, manix - feel real good, cleptomaniacs - positive feedback and a shed load of other old skool tunes. Theyd obviously had a house clearance come in or an old house/techno junkie had offloaded their record collection, just goes to show you that there is more than phil collins - in the air tonight in those small little charity shops! I donate alot of my old stock to charity shops so id recommend spending time looking in those racks you never know what you will find. What can i say about this? its a slice of techno history and a sad reminder that music just isn't made like this anymore, all those warehouse rave days come flooding back...the L.F.O vocal reminds me alot like the vocals in paul rutherford - get real?? Just for nostalgia sake the old "our price" £1.99 sticker is on the purple sleeve...god i miss the days of record shops. Is it worth £10..you bet, come on guys a tenner for a one of the best techno tracks of all time is a bargain [not quite the £1 i got it for!!] is it doing a disservice to the producers selling it for this much? im afraid that's capitalism, something is only worth what someone will pay for it, but i bet Mark Bell is up there looking down loving the fact people are still buying/discussing his work all these years on. Low Frequency Oscillation you were light years ahead of your time, respect x
vinyldude

vinyldude

July 2, 2015
This was the big breakthrough track of its kind (along with Tricky Disco) at the time, that crossed over into the mainstream and became a hit record.