Rhythim Is Rhythim / Derrick May / Mayday ‎– Innovator - Soundtrack For The Tenth Planet

Network Records ‎– NWKT 21, Transmat ‎– NWKT 21
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Compilation


A1 The Dance
A2 Strings Of Life
A3 Beyond The Dance
B1 Sinister
B2 Wiggin
B3 Nude Photo

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016846 570060
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched A): NWK 21 A * MAX *-J.T.S-*
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched B): *-J.T.S-* NWK 21 B * MAX


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December 22, 2019
to be repressed feb 2020 on 2x12" (two tracks per side + hand over hand)


December 2, 2019

Can anyone tell me which version of Strings this is? According to NWKCD 21 it clocks in at 6.15 but neither of the 1987 mixes are this length but bizarrely on Strings '89, the so-called Original Version on the flip clocks in at 6.08 (according to the ZYX release) so it could be this mix. What's going on...?


March 14, 2012
Although it does not include what I consider not only his,but anyone's greatest Techno/House achievement "It Is what it Is".This is the greatest Techno E.P ever, which defines what is great about the genre.I will not go on too much about "Strings Of Life" which has had plenty of discussion.but to say that it is THE tune of the Rave generation.Every other tracks on here is are stone cold classics."The Dance" is a brilliant and vibrant intro into the world of Techno with is pounding beats,hissing slippery unique Detroit hi-hats and the wonderful,heavenly strings that combine with the bendy elastic bass line that introduce you to the world of Deric May.All the others are the very best you could ever hope to hear from this genre.From the mental(and much sampled)bassline of Wiggin to electronic wonder of Nude Photo which still sounds futuristic 25 or more years later.Beyond The Dance rewinds and keeps folding back of it's self,with it's brutal hi hats and funky waist shaking bass line until it reaches it's almost orgasmic climax.And Sinister does what is says on the tin,if angels came down from heaven and turned their hand at being "Sinister".This is as good as any genre of dance music could ever hope to reach,from the king of Detroit