Mental Cube ‎– So This Is Love

Debut ‎– DEBTX 3112
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A So This Is Love 4:50
B1 So This Is Love (Neo Neo) 4:00
B2 Q (Santa Monica Mix) 4:10

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Writer credit: Sleeve=Coby, Centre label=G. Cockbain.
B1: Title on sleeve is So This Is Love (Neo-Neo Mix).
Produced for Earthbeat 1991
A: Recorded at Earthbeat Studios 1991.
B1,B2: Recorded at Square Bass NYC, mixed at PAL-NEROS, Santa Monica.
Made in England
℗ 1991 Passion Music Ltd.

Thanks to:-
Neil Macoustra for sample menu.
Sue Bowen - "So This Is Love" (Telephone Vocal).
Buggy G. Riphead - Profile Control
Special thanks: Colin Dale.

Artwork on reverse of sleeve contains the words "Pretty Brutal" and a figure surrounded by "Pluto Boy Meets Nano-Magnetic" - "Freaky Deek Profile Control".

Tracks A & B1 sample:
Vocal from Ilene Woods & Mike Douglas - So This Is Love

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 013993 311263
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5013993311263
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): DEBTX 3112 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): DEBTX 3112 B*

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DEBTX 3112 Mental Cube So This Is Love(12", Promo) Debut DEBTX 3112 UK 1991 Sell This Version
DEBTX 3112 Mental Cube So This Is Love(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Debut DEBTX 3112 UK 1991 Sell This Version


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May 19, 2017

Both B side tracks are amazing especially Q. Q definitely has a similar sound to some of the other early '90s techno that came out in Germany & Belgum.


December 25, 2016

'So This Is Love', what an absolute masterclass in UK House music that sounds so classic that it is yet to ever sound dated to me and probably never will. Its simplicity is one of its major charms. Stunning record and an all time favourite for me.


July 17, 2013
Picked this up in a charity shop for a bargain £1.. Had no idea what is was (didnt read the sleeve notes). 'So this is love' is a beautiful track. Sounds so fresh in 2013. Great use of Sleeping Beauty sample, understated breakbeats and a mature timeless arrangement. Secret weapon!


October 27, 2007
edited over 5 years ago

A huge classic from the English Garry Cobain & the Scottish Brian Dougans also know from their
aliases as "The Future Sound of London", "Amorphous Androgynous", "Indo Tribe", etc.

"So this is love" is a great track but the real treasure on this one is the Santa Monica Mix of "Q".
The first orignal release containing this remix of the 1990 techno bomb on Debut. The remix has
got a faster but sensitive drive, higher bleepy acid riffs and more trancy feeling than the original.
For some people it is a more cheesy remake but I think it is like a twin-brother with an own
individual character. A huge emotional track! Played as hell in many Belgian Clubs back in the days.
It once touched me, and I never loose that special feeling of twisting shivers since when listening to it.

One of the best songs ever made.