Mad Mike* And DJ Rolando The Aztec Mystic* / Octave One ‎– Aztlan / DayStar Rising

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scannypack

scannypack

March 30, 2019
referencing Aztlan / DayStar Rising, 12", UR-015, 4W-291

Twenty-one years later and this record still slaps. Am I the only one that likes "Aztlan" more than "DayStar Rising"? Difficult to choose a favorite though, because they are both awesome. Tribal techno does not get much better than this. This record is a welcomed departure from the banging house and high-tech jazz that Mad Mike was doing for much of the 1990s.

Does anyone know why the catalog number UR-015 was not used until 1998? UR-016 was released in 1991.
d_former

d_former

March 31, 2009
referencing Aztlan / DayStar Rising, 12", UR-015, 4W-291

I have two copies.
They were bought few years ago at the Submerge store.Both copies have labels that match the tracks (not like this release).
Sleeves have a white side and a black side.
I think it was manufactured like this to illustrate that two different labels were used to create this so unique record.
The 430 West side was mastered at Metropolis Mastering Chicago (MMMJR).
The UR side has the generic Sound Enterprises logo (NSC) etched on it.
Every copy of this record is unique. True Spirit!!
JabbaJus

JabbaJus

February 13, 2004
referencing Aztlan / DayStar Rising, 12", UR-015, 4W-291

Not as good as the flip side Octave One track, Day Star Rising, but still a good 'un!! with its never relenting beats. As the previous comment states, when played together, as they are on Rolando's Aztec Mystic mix, they really compliment each other.
baj

baj

September 19, 2003
referencing Aztlan / DayStar Rising, 12", UR-015, 4W-291

Classic UR / Burden Bros. style. Day Star Rising is a star track, with a great mixture of of percussion and nice layering of textures and melodies. Atzlan, though I have to say needs a remix. I think it's too slow, and the percussion breaks up the energy of the track, IMHO..
royal618

royal618

July 2, 2002
referencing Aztlan / DayStar Rising, 12", UR-015, 4W-291

These tracks are written to be intentionally played together. Take two copies, opposing sides and mix. They fit together like a glove.