Manix ‎– Rainbow People (4 Track Remix)

Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET 1221R
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


This Side
A1 Hardcore Junglism (Exclusive Remix)
A2 Rainbow People (Remix)
Other Side
AA1 Let Your Mind Be Free (Remix)
AA2 Try To Love Me (Remix)

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Published by Reinforced Music/Westbury Music
℗&© 1992

A1: Samples the vocal from Candi Staton - I Know.

AA2: Samples the vocal from Original Concept ‎– Pump That Bass/Live (Get A Little Stupid... HO!).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021260 122108 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021260122108
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): RIVET 1221 R - A *-J.T.S.-*
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side AA): RIVET 1221 R - AA *-J.T.S.-*

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RIVET 1221 Manix Rainbow People(12") Reinforced Records RIVET 1221 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RIVET 1221 Manix Rainbow People(12", Promo) Reinforced Records RIVET 1221 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RIVET 1221R Manix Rainbow People (4 Track Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Reinforced Records RIVET 1221R UK 1992 Sell This Version
RIVET 1221-7 Manix Rainbow People(7") Reinforced Records RIVET 1221-7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
RIVET 1221 Manix Rainbow People(12", W/Lbl) Reinforced Records RIVET 1221 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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December 6, 2016

Excellent 4 tracker, improves on the original ep 100%, I love the original hardcore jungalism mix, but the remix just pips it for me, the rainbow people remix is the stand out track on this ep for me...


August 5, 2012

Is the original version of "Let Your Mind Be Free" by Nicky Blackmarket (Nick OD)?


November 20, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
This is an excellent early 4 tracker from Reinforced, and also one of the remix EPs a collector should take note of as it slightly outdoes the original Rainbow People EP in my opinion.

A lot of the tracks on here take a slower, '91 influenced breakbeat hardcore tempo. The "Exclusive Remix" of Hardcore Junglism is perhaps a bit of an iffy start, not representing the best use of this choice as it doesn't quite measure up to the faster and tougher original (though it's still a very nice tune with some good piano sections). After this, however, we get three definite Reinforced gems.

The remix of Rainbow People is a soulful piano/organ take on the original which goes quite downtempo in places. This is a perfect example of, as another reviewer once said, 4 Hero's use of almost psychedelic melodies which conjure up beautiful and happy thoughts at its absolute best here. The Let Your Mind Be Free Remix (which is actually a bit faster than the other tracks at more of a '92 hardcore speed) is an energetic piano hardcore tune with the perfect typical Reinforced combination of harsh and euphoric melodies, it's more manic than the original and a perfect example of the sound this label used to do best. Then, finally, we have an absolute stomper... The Try To Love Me Remix takes the chirpy original track and turns it into a rough hardcore tune with a mix of hip hop influences, it's the opposite of the happier option the Rainbow People remix went for, but it works excellently, highlighting the darker and more aggressive side of the early 4 Hero productions at a slower pace which works nicely.

A very good EP if you want a taster of what 4 Hero, Manix and Tek 9 were doing with hardcore at the time, with both their classic euphoric and harsh influences all right here. The original Rainbow People EP is still worth checking out, though, for the original mixes of Hardcore Junglism and Rainbow People, which are great in their own right.


April 30, 2009

Back, more years now than a care to count, i was a raver. I used to purchase on a saturday morning the odd 12", the prodigy etc..
Then i had to take a little holiday. When fit again I decided to track down those nameless tracks that graced my underground hardcore mix tapes. So, now being the year 1995, the golden age was not long gone but most certainly past, a mate of mine then DJing a more club sound, still had a couple of boxes of 'old' hardcore. "Throw some on", so i said one afternoon and it was then and there that i first set my eyes apon that runic R. This record here to be exact, four songs, all different, all great. A finer example of hardcore breakbeat you will not find. Classic.