Rhythim Is Rhythim ‎– It Is What It Is

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zeebianco

zeebianco

November 25, 2017
referencing It Is What It Is, 12", MS 6
As value for money 12"s go this was £5.50 very well spent at Eastern Bloc back in the day. The fact I had to stand at the counter trying to sing the acid line to bemused looks from the staff until they reached down and pulled out a sealed copy from under the counter...... was totally worth it. All three tracks are classics in their own right.
aerielist

aerielist

April 3, 2017
referencing It Is What It Is, 12", MS 6
obvs classic record. still weird to me that its categorized as "techno" when so many records that sound like this are classified as house
ilevel

ilevel

November 5, 2016
referencing It Is What It Is, 12", Unofficial, Blu, MS 6
I just checked my copy and it shows Blue transparency.
Mergi

Mergi

May 9, 2014
referencing It Is What It Is, 12", Unofficial, MS 6

Hmmm, I'd binned this one long time ago had the a-track not been shining through this shabby pressing. The b-side skipps (can't remember on which track) and it's not my needle that is doing the skippin', it's the dudes original recording of a run down copy of It Is What It Is that skipps. Took me a while to figure that out...

So I do not understand why you'd put money on this one when there is lots of copies of the original vinyls up for sale out there. You don't want this one, trust me.
Dj_Daz_Willott

Dj_Daz_Willott

March 14, 2012
referencing It Is What It Is, 12", MS 6
I agree with with all the positive comments above.Imagine if Virgin had all they needed for their first Techno L.P,this masterpiece might not exist.This represents all the magic of Techno.Big crunchy beats with the savage Detroit hi-hats,combined with those gorgeous heavenly synths.They are so beautiful and ethereal in their magical swirls and patterns,that do something so special to me whenever I hear it.Not just my fave Techno tune,but fave Dance track ever.I once met Mr May at the Hacienda in the very early 90,s.I told him that I loved his music and it had had a profound effect upon my life.He hugged me,blessed me and took the record he had just mixed out of, and rubbed it on my head.A strange but lovely gesture from the king of heartbreaking Techno.
ian_s

ian_s

November 17, 2011
referencing It Is What It Is, 12", MS 6
"It Is What It Is" was written in a single night, when Virgin found that they didn't have enough quality tracks for their "Techno - The new Dance Sound Of Detroit" album. It was subsequently released later in 1988 as a single.
deanotechno

deanotechno

February 23, 2008
referencing It Is What It Is, 12", MS 6

What can be said about this track... a futuristic almost romantic' masterpiece that when listened to takes you somewhere beyond the stars and back, it's as close as your going to get to coming up off a good pill without doing one! When i first heard this track it sent a sharp shiver and vibration up my back and my arse went! One of the best tracks ever made in any genre of music, if not the best. A stunning May Masterpiece 5*

August 1, 2001
edited over 17 years ago
referencing It Is What It Is, 12", MS 6
NEXT TO "ICON", EASILY THE MOST SOULFUL WORK DERRICK HAS EVER DONE; GRITTY AS THE DOWNTOWN DETROIT STREETS-FILLED WITH THE COMPLEX HI-HAT AND TRIBAL PERCUSSION THAT MUSIC INSTITUTE GRADUATES REMEMBER...A MUST FOR ANYONE COLLECTING 80'S DETROIT TECHNO...