Orbital ‎– Mutations

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FCD 181, 869649.2 Orbital Mutations(CD, EP) FFRR, FFRR FCD 181, 869649.2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Orbital Chime (Ray Keith Remix)(Acetate, 12") FFRR none UK 1992 Sell This Version
869649.1, 869 649-1, FX 181 Orbital Mutations(12", EP) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR 869649.1, 869 649-1, FX 181 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
FXR 181, 869651.1 Orbital Mutations(12", EP) FFRR, FFRR FXR 181, 869651.1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
FX 181, 869649.1 Orbital Mutations(12", EP) FFRR, FFRR FX 181, 869649.1 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
FX 181, 869649.1 Orbital Mutations(12", EP) FFRR, FFRR FX 181, 869649.1 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
FXDJ 181 Orbital Mutations(12", EP, Promo) FFRR FXDJ 181 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
869649.2, FCD 181 Orbital Mutations(CD, EP) FFRR, FFRR 869649.2, FCD 181 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
FCS 181, 869648 4 Orbital Mutations(Cass, EP) FFRR, FFRR FCS 181, 869648 4 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version

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theguvofwythenshawe2

theguvofwythenshawe2

March 22, 2019
referencing Mutations, 12", EP, FX 181, 869649.1
Wicked remixes of the original 1989 classic acid house track! For me, it's all about the Joey Beltram and Ray Keith Mutations!
Numanoid

Numanoid

January 29, 2019
referencing Mutations, 12", EP, 869649.1, 869 649-1, FX 181
The Ray Keith mix is quite misguided and frankly awful. It retains little or nothing of the original instead adds a cheesy vocal loop.
dylaf

dylaf

October 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Mutations, 12", EP, FX 181, 869649.1
Ray Keith's 'Mutation' of 'Chime' didn't need to reach the heights of the original; He knew what the floor wanted & simply drove a class break (a la Bug Khan & The Plastic Jam) behind it for the ravers. Mass pirate radio & club play. Huge track, for a slightly different crowd. A rave anthem.
paul.hobbs

paul.hobbs

May 22, 2017
referencing Mutations, CD, EP, FCD 181, 869649.2
Noticed today that my copy is starting to suffer with the common CD oxidization issue from the 90s.
siman91

siman91

November 18, 2016
referencing Mutations, 12", EP, FXR 181, 869651.1
A great release from Orbital with remix assistance. On this release Chime Crime finally get a formal release after first being heard on the great album Various ‎– Live At The Brain from 1990.
Numanoid

Numanoid

May 28, 2016
edited 8 months ago
referencing Mutations, CD, EP, FCD 181, 869649.2
The Meat Beat Manifesto mix of Oolaa is just awesome, and yet it is not available in digital format? IMO this is also Joey Beltram's finest hour, his mixes of Oolaa and Chime are easily the best here, outstanding stuff!
mjb

mjb

November 30, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Mutations, 12", EP, FXR 181, 869651.1

This 12" is the only place to get "Steel Cube Idolatry (Dave Angel & Dave Dorrell Mutation)", a wicked psychedelic techno masterpiece with a full song structure. The highlight is a dramatic, beatless break built on a very long sample from Ennio Morricone's "Falls", from The Mission (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture). The one time I played it at a house party, everyone was way into it and the DJs all wanted to know what this amazing track was.
Oldskool-Trading

Oldskool-Trading

July 18, 2013
referencing Mutations, 12", EP, FXR 181, 869651.1

Does anybody know where Joey Beltram sampled the up-lifiting sample from which kicks in around 2m35 ?
Record_Claw

Record_Claw

April 14, 2008
referencing Mutations, 12", EP, FX 181, 869649.1
A very interesting release this. I originally purchased the EP for Moby's outstanding remix of Speed Freak. The remix takes the original track to another level producing a heavier more dancefloor orientated groove. The keyboard stabs are beefed up a bit, but are still highly representative of the time, and overall the production quality seems to have been improved upon. Moby really was a different prospect during this era, and make no mistake this is an underground anthem. (Even if Pete Tong was a bit partial to it at the time). The other remixes do not quite live up to this one but are interesting all the same, each offering something different, from the heavy bass and breaks of Meat Beat Manifesto to Joey Beltram's slamming techno sounds both on Oolaa, to Ray Keith's rolling Jungle breaks on Chime. All of which are good, but struggle to reach the heights of the original, unlike Moby.