Primary Source ‎– Smile

Reinforced Records ‎– RIVET 1234
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Smile 4:59
A2 The Och 4:28
AA1 Lovin' You 5:34
AA2 Mic Check 4:15



Track A1 samples:
Vocal from De La Soul - Pass The Plugs
Guitar from Edna Wright - Oops! Here I Go Again

Track A2:
Re-plays noted from Bernard Herrman - Cape Fear (Main Theme from film)

Track AA1 samples:
Vocal from Don Blackman - Holding You, Loving You

Track AA2 Samples:
Speech from Das EFX - They Want EFX
Strings from Isaac Hayes</A> - Walk On By

Mastered at J.T.S.

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June 12, 2017

The price of this has shot up somewhat, Kenny Ken regularly played Smile, It is a pukka track.


December 20, 2016
Very good ep indeed dark wicked bass line and haunting glad I kept it after all these years don't see it often


July 12, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

One of my all time favourite Reinforced releases this one, and on I only discovered after the millennium too.

A very strong 4-Track EP with all tunes following a slightly off kilter approach to hardcore, the like of which Reinforced Records excelled at. Starting off with an upbeat amen roller with 'Smile' before heading into darker territory with 'The Och' which expertly samples Leviathan, the demonic ruler of Hell from 'Hellraiser II' (the foghorn sounds - which spells 'G-O-D' in Morse Code, just to be geeky!), to totally ramp up the unease. It also features a spine-tingly brilliant little piano section.

The true star of the EP follows with 'Lovin' You', which begins with some crunching breaks and sighing vocal effects. Before hitting you with some amazingly emotive pianos and 'Loving you' samples. One of those simply gorgeous tunes which requires little complexity to make it truly genius. The hip-hop hardcore, 'Mic Check' rounds of this release perfectly with if ruffness and a strange speed up funk section to add to the eclecticism.
All in all, something a little bit different and a precursor to Reinforced Records shift towards more avant-garde experiments within the realms of breakbeat.