Random XS ‎– As It Takes

Djax-Up-Beats ‎– DJAX-UP-195
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Grey, Marbled


This Side
A As It Takes
That Side
B1 Hi-Q
B2 Aftermath

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This is the first pressing, in grey marbled vinyl with "Random XS" in yellow, a later repress has the name in white.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): DJAX-UP-195- THIS SIDE (A)-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): DJAX-UP-195- THIS SIDE (B)-
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DJAX-UP-195 Random XS As It Takes(12", RP, Bro) Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-195 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-195 Random XS As It Takes(12", RP, Cle) Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-195 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-195 Random XS As It Takes(12", RP, Gre) Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-195 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version



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December 16, 2009

The title track is one of those vintage, pure old school acid tracks, which just go on and on for almost thirteen minutes, with no real pauses, breaks or climaxes. The track just marches onwards, with superb acid riffs and sequences pouring from all over. It's not really anything that innovative or life altering, but it is done very well. A long, fast paced piece of acid which literary can play multiple tricks on your mind, as it is really easy to get mesmerized and fully lost inside this tune. There is nothing else to distract your attention except the constant flow of acid synths, and I love it. I just put this one and stare at my speaker system. I love it too, and am not ashamed to admit it.
Hi-Q is the opposite. Pummeling drive, with a throbbing bass line and piercing acid synths blazing through. The acid rolls at an incredibly fast pace, and is pretty high pitched, so it really sounds as it was jumping out of your speaker hole and heading right at your forehead. Same rule as before, no pauses climaxes or anything, just massive and heavy acid techno coming at you at high velocity, only to come to its end when the whole track just gradually gets slowed down until it fades out.
Aftermath is closer to the A side, but not as impressive. A quiet and creepy melody is present throughout, in the background though, as the acid freely floats around. Basically, this one sounds like the original edited. The arrangement and the flow of the acid resemple As It Takes, althogh Aftermath does not quite achieve the same effect and, as far as I am concerned, doesn't create the overall voyagesque and hypnotic effect of the title track. Despite of that, the eerie melody in the background is very catchy and effective. I keep coming back to this one only to hum along to the melody. That said, the A side and the B1 tune are the true masterstrokes here.