Psyche ‎– Crack Down

Transmat ‎– MS 12
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A Transmat Recording
Ⓟ Zomba Music 1990
Recorded in Belgium

Crackdown from the Soundtrack to the novel "The Underground Nation" by Neil Ollivierra.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): MS 12-A NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): MS 12-B NSC

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KOOL T603, KOOLT 603 Psyche Crackdown(12") Kool Kat, Kool Kat KOOL T603, KOOLT 603 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KOOL T 603 Psyche Crackdown(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Kool Kat KOOL T 603 UK 1990 Sell This Version
MS-12 Psyche Crackdown(12", RE) Transmat MS-12 US Unknown Sell This Version
MS 12 Psyche Crack Down(12", W/Lbl) Transmat MS 12 US 1990 Sell This Version
MS-12 Psyche Crackdown(12", RE, TP) Transmat MS-12 US Unknown Sell This Version


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July 13, 2016

Track for track one of the best techno records in existence.


November 5, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
Like Alain_Patrick mentioned below, this release and Carl Craig's innovation actually dates back to 1989. Amazing release with timeless melodies.


August 6, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

RE : "the ambient version of Neurotic Behavior" - this was the first version written by Carl Craig, who didn't have a drum machine at the time (hence the 'ambient' label!). Derrick May listened to Carl's tape and added a beat to the track for the Transmat release.


March 8, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
It's not very hard to figure out the real dimension of Carl Craig's majestic career when you discover that in 1989 he was releasing as Psyche already! Even though the sophisticated ambient version for this classic is superior, I consider Derrick May's Mayday Repro Mix a very serious remix. The strange metallic-modulated sounds are pretty much avant-garde for that time. This was certainly one of the first productions of Carl Craig and Derrick May together - and it is well know that Mayday played a very important role concerning the skills development of the second-generation Techno-Jazz Titan.


September 23, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

Although the ambient version of Neurotic Behavior was released on ART records in 1993 it was actually written the same time as the Transmat release in 1990 and first appeared on an unreleased tape.
This also came out as a hand written copy which was distributed via (Larry Heard's Gherkin Records) with the Gherkin stamp on it..