Manix ‎– Heading To The Light

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Tracklist

Other Side
Headin' To The Light 4:55
When You Hold Me Close 4:42
This Side
Alright Wid Me 4:50
Reach Out 4:35

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RIVET 1243 Manix Heading To The Light(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 1243 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1243R Manix Heading To The Light (Remixes)(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 1243R UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1243R Manix Heading To The Light (Remixes)(12", Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET 1243R UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1243 RR Manix Heading To The Light (U.S. House Remixes)(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 1243 RR UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1243 Manix Heading To The Light(12", EP, Mis) Reinforced Records RIVET 1243 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET 1243 Manix Heading To The Light(12", Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET 1243 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RIVET CD1243, RIVET CD 1243 Manix Heading To The Light(CD, Maxi) Reinforced Records, Reinforced Records RIVET CD1243, RIVET CD 1243 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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MyStyleFreestyle

MyStyleFreestyle

February 17, 2020
referencing Heading To The Light, 12", RIVET 1243

Maybe the "Do Ya" sample in "Headin' To The Light" comes from Vesta Williams Do Ya
swinch2187

swinch2187

January 28, 2018
referencing Heading To The Light (Remixes), 12", RIVET 1243R
The barcode on the reverse of my sleeve does not match the barcode listed here... mine is 5021260124300
Anyone else confirm / deny they have a different barcode?!
Other than that, this is the release I have!
0e0

0e0

December 18, 2017
referencing Heading To The Light (Remixes), 12", RIVET 1243R

as far as I know the A side of this release is pressed off center.. so if you are after the "When You Hold Me (92 Mix)"...the only perfectly playable version is the Mispress of RIVET 1243

https://www.discogs.com/Manix-Heading-To-The-Light/release/2221886
0e0

0e0

December 18, 2017
referencing Heading To The Light, 12", EP, Mis, RIVET 1243
the version of "When You Hold Me (92 Mix)" on the official release of RIVET 1243R is pressed off center and wobbles with pitch. but this mispress is perfect.
dlb

dlb

August 20, 2017
referencing Heading To The Light (Remixes), 12", Promo, RIVET 1243R

Mine is cut horribly off center (are they all like this?) and deck arm sways from side to side. Shame as it is a cracking release, especially A2 and AA1.
Weareonenation303

Weareonenation303

January 21, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Heading To The Light, CD, Maxi, RIVET CD1243, RIVET CD 1243

Have this CD. My copy has very early signs of CD Bronzing. (This pressing was made by PDO UK evidenced by the inner ring.)
Pleinmont

Pleinmont

March 25, 2014
referencing Heading To The Light, 12", RIVET 1243

Head into the Light and Alright Wid Me are absolute SMOOOTH belters. Big strings and crispy beats.
Inner City Life has its roots right here.
breakbeatscientist

breakbeatscientist

July 12, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Heading To The Light (Remixes), 12", RIVET 1243R

'When You Hold Me Close (92 Mix)' is possibly one of the most 'mental' tunes that I've heard on the Reinforced label. As the remix title suggests, it takes a huge amount of it's energy from the year before. Borrowing Blame style arpegiated helium vocal riffs, chipmunked Public Enemy ('Brothers and sisters!') and the most itchy sounding, hoover stabs. If that wasn't enuff, all this is layered over a heavy-as-hell, pitched down amen break.

Worth buying this EP for that one track alone, however 'Heading To The Light (Remix)' and the Tek 9, mentasmic reworking of 'Alright Wid Me' are no slouches either. 'Reach Out (Dr Tommy Remix)' is a bit too housey for my liking. With the track taking an age for a breakbeat to appear, but I can accept that due to the strength of it's three companions. Stunning remixes!
jimi_renaissance

jimi_renaissance

November 27, 2008
referencing Heading To The Light, CD, Maxi, RIVET CD1243, RIVET CD 1243
Although all of the tracks on this CD are good in their own right, I feel Marc Clair's best tunes are on vinyl, it's a shame there is only three EP's on CD, especially for us modern day Hardcore Jungalist's.

Heading to the light, the first track, is a euphoricaly dark tune. After a brief trippy-drum intro there's a typical analogue synth breakdown with an anonymous diva wailing what sounds like 'do ya?' eventually followed by psychadelic strings and piano. Unlike the remix, this version doesn't feature the 'Heading to the Light' vocals.

'When you hold me close' sounds to me like a predesessor of Trip-Hop but is obviously a track that smacks of Jungle, if Jungle music had hoovers.

'Alright wid me' is the most intense tune on the CD with a tearing breakbeat and rising piano loop. There's another vocal section I can't quite understand, the word's which lead up to 'let the music play on' and there's another chipmunk sample which says 'pump it up this is high powered stuff' I'm not sure where if anywhere these acapella's come from, the Tek 9 remix of this track uses the 'Alright wid me' lyrics more often.

Reach out is a very sensitive sounding song, a signature piano tune from the 4-Hero man but the lyric's kind of take any rawness out of it.
DJ_Nik_Gnashers

DJ_Nik_Gnashers

November 5, 2008
referencing Heading To The Light, 12", Promo, RIVET 1243

Although this is a 1993 release, I really love the whole EP because it has the classic manix 92 vibe about it.
A1 152bpm is typical manix, nice vocal sample, nice amen beats, and good production. Track has enough variation to keep you interested, nice mellow synths, and stabs in the drops.
A2 150bpm starts with an amen break then a drop with a lovely vocal sample "when you hold me close". Quite a dark vibe and bassline, with jungley beats but the piano lifts it, and overall a very trippy tune.
AA1 150bpm and starts with nice mellow synth and simple breaks before vocal sample "ooooh" and then a drop with the sweetest piano you can imagine. In comes a full vocal line to complete the manix sound, and your cant help but move ya feet !
AA2 150bpm nice synth at start, simple jungle amen break before the typical manix drop section with amazing piano and vocal sample "reach out". The difference with this tune is the full vocal parts which personally I dont like as much, although others may like it. Still a great track though, and overall another quality 4 tracker from reinforced.