Robert Armani ‎– Ambulance

Dance Mania ‎– DM 041
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Ambulance 6:31
A2 Pulse 5:38
A3 Out Of Time 4:11
B1 Invasion 8:35
B2 Total Recall 5:11

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Pressing variations of label exist with slightly different colours, as can be seen in images.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etchings): DM-041-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etchings): DM-041-B

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DM 041 Robert Armani Ambulance(12") Dance Mania DM 041 US 1991 Sell This Version
IM002 Robert Armani Ambulance - The Remixes(5xFile, MP3, 320) Impact Mechanics IM002 US 2007
TM 009 Robert Armani Ambulance(12") Extreme Records TM 009 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
ACVUK 001 Robert Armani Ambulance(12", RE) ACV ACVUK 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DM-041 Robert Armani Ambulance(12", TP) Dance Mania DM-041 US 1991 Sell This Version


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December 26, 2014
I think that the harder Chicago house tracks which could be described as Chicago's own version of techno (lovably known as the basement sound) influenced way more (or equally) the rising European techno and rave scene than the techno sound which was coming out of Detroit! Because in Europe, the DJs and ravers welcomed these hard records as techno, and labels such like Dance Mania were in hot demand. These Chicago house tracks were played together with acid and techno records, thus creating the European rave and techno sound. When the DJs turned their heads towards production, they crafted their new techno tracks with all those influences in mind especially the hard minimal drum patterns of Chicago house. But back in Chicago, the producers of these 'basement sounds' didn't knew for a while that their tracks were getting such attention back in Europe. In Chicago, they were outlaws, doing the 'ghetto' sound of house music, which was very underground and in some way shunned by the more mainstream seeking house artists. I think the label 'Djax'Up-Beats' proves my point very well: most of their early catalogue is composed of Chicago house producers works, and their talent scout was the inventor of the basement sound himself - Steve Pointdexter.


August 3, 2009
I know Ambulance since I heard it on a mix tape the first time in 1991, almost 20 years ago. I can't believe I never figured out who wrote that track until recently when I was stumbling on it by accident.

The track is still as fresh as it was in 1991, I bet one can play it in a set today and people will dance as crazy as we did back then when it was just released.

The composition of the track is extremely simple, it consists of a few patterns which get switched on and off, that's it. As simple as powerful - one doesn't need a big studio to create great tracks.