Regis ‎– We Said No / Allies

Downwards ‎– LINO13
Vinyl, 12"



  • Mastered ByGraz*
  • Written-By, ProducerRegis


Rerelease of the deleted LINO 13 Promo from 1996 with different tracklist.

Mastered at The Exchange (London).


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LINO013 Regis We Said No / Allies(2xFile, MP3, 320) Downwards LINO013 UK 2006
LINO013 Regis LINO 13 Promo(12") Downwards LINO013 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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July 13, 2018
edited 4 months ago
it's all about the A side for me. Red hot, boiling mixture of anger and nonconformity. this and "divine ritual" remain my faverite Regis productions from that era.

(we said "no" too)


June 24, 2010

We Said No (Version) is an alternate take on the A1 track from Regis album "Gymnastics" [DNLP2]. It's basically the same thing, with the percussion getting pushed a tad more into the foreground. Those memorable acid pinches are still there, yet they stay on the same level during the whole time, where as in the original track, parallel with the music's progression, they gained space both in intensity and volume. Anyways, it's a hard, repetitve minimal track, alla Regis circa 1996. If you've dug his debut album or the "Montreal" vinyl, then this is a safe purchase.
Allies is one of those impossible to miss hard techno pounders, which, depite its initial and apparent impediments, reveals many layers of joy and true to form madness on the dance floor. Think of (to use a globally known example) Jeff Mills' Step To Enchantment, and how it skips all introduction and formalities, throwing you right in the middle of it. No excuses, no punches, Allies is a brass, chromium, clatter four on the floor thumping piece of techno music, which takes no prisoners, uses no breaks, pauses or anything similar, but just kicks off as if you dropped the needle in the middle of a busy part of any given techno track on amphetamines, and ends in the same way. As I stated before, hard to mix, but expect the crowd to lose it for approximately three minutes if you can pull it off. One other curiosity is: the side Allies is on has just about the largest run-in groove I have ever come across on a 12", and not only that, but it is quite probably the loudest mastered piece of music on a Downwards release, and I have heard avalanches of those.
We said no plays @ 33rpm, while the flip side goes @ 45. Apart from the "Birmingham Electronics" etching in the run out groove, the outer corner of the center label has the follwing inscription: "Everyone against Downwards/Downwards against everyone."