Megadrive ‎– Takin' Control E.P.

Formation Records ‎– FORM 12007
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


A1 Mindscape
A2 Demon
AA1 Let It Take Control
AA2 Pure Intention

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- The catalogue number appears as FORM 12007 on center label and sticker on the sleeve and as FORM007 etched in the run out groove.
- Artist printed as "Mega Drive" on record sleeve, and as "Megadrive" on record label.
- Record title printed as "Taking Control E.P." on record sleeve, and as "Takin' Control EP" on record label.
- Track A1 title printed as "Mindscapes" on record sleeve, and as "Mindscape" on record label.
- Track AA2 title printed as "Pure Intension" on record sleeve, and as "Pure Intention" on record label.

Track A1 samples:
Scratching from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Live At Union Square
Vocal from Serious Intention - Serious

Track A2 samples:
Vocal from Think - Once You Understand
Reading of a short story by Edgar Allan Poe called The Black Cat

Track AA1 samples:
Vocal from Sinnamon - I Need You Now

Track AA2 samples:
Vocal from Stephanie Mills - (You're Puttin') A Rush On Me
Vocal from Heavy D & The Boyz - We Got Our Own Thang
Drums from Bobby Byrd - Hot Pants - I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 023775 312074

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FORM-007 Megadrive Megadrive EP(12", EP, W/Lbl, Sti) Formation Records FORM-007 UK 1992 Sell This Version
FORM 007 Megadrive Megadrive EP(12", EP, TP, W/Lbl) Formation Records FORM 007 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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June 2, 2019
So is Tangee (who doesn't appear to be on cogs anymore) saying that one of tracks on this ep was by him? Is he Megadrive then? Confused!


November 2, 2017

Really good EP this, really good, Top Buzz used to play Pure Intention, it also features on one of my Promo Mixes, worth purchasing it for that tune alone, so is my mix!!


April 3, 2016

A2 'Demon' here is the wikked EP surprise....a mentasm-driven belter that often went unnoticed at release & has kept hidden all these years - ppl I know that own this nearly always dont realise it's there...quite ahead of it's time in style...the sound usually typical of late '92/early '93 as the darkness crept in. The rest of the tracks - A1's 'Mindscape' has the Jazzy Jeff scratching, old Strictly Underground-type stabs & the old Energizer 1 beefed Amen for beats... AA1's 'Let It Take Control' is one of those Formation 'quiet intro' tracks that takes a bit long to kick in / start, but then nice manic stabs, sub-bass, layered breaks, Prodigy's 'Everybody's In the Place' synth & Serious Intention's classic vocal hook all mix for quite a nice tune. AA2's 'Pure Intention'...has typical nice epic rave stab / stepper breaks with a decent Stephanie Mills vocal & nice synth backer to punch it along. All up, an average enough EP for the label at the time, but A2 is the easy release winner here.


November 28, 2012
On the Youtube page for Pure Intention there's a comment from EQ (Mark Yorath) stating that Megadrive had nothing to do with this tune, it just appeared on this EP. I think EQ made it, but SS just put it on this EP to make it a 4-tracker.


September 28, 2012
'Mindscape' Samples the scratching of Jazzy Jeff from a 1986 live show at Union Square.

Check out the 3:30 mark on this video:-