The Scientist ‎– The Bee

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The Bee
The Bee (Base Mix)
My First Memory (The First Memory)

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KICK 3 The Scientist The Bee(12") Kickin Records KICK 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICK 3TR The Scientist The Bee (Remix)(12") Kickin Records KICK 3TR UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICK 3 TR The Scientist The Bee (Remix)(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Kickin Records KICK 3 TR UK 1990 Sell This Version
GTI 014T The Scientist The Bee(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Kickin Records GTI 014T UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICK 3S The Scientist The Bee(7") Kickin Records KICK 3S UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICK 3 The Scientist The Bee(Acetate, 12", S/Sided, Ltd) Kickin Records KICK 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICK 3 CD, KICK 3CD The Scientist The Bee (Remix)(CD, Maxi) Kickin Records, Kickin Records KICK 3 CD, KICK 3CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
KICK 3 MC The Scientist The Bee (Remix)(Cass, Maxi) Kickin Records KICK 3 MC UK 1991 Sell This Version
KICK 003 The Scientist The Bee(File, MP3, RE, 192) Kickin Records KICK 003 UK Unknown
KICK 003 The Scientist The Bee(File, MP3, RE, 320) Kickin Records KICK 003 UK Unknown
KICK 003 The Scientist The Bee(File, WAV, RE) Kickin Records KICK 003 UK Unknown

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dylaf

dylaf

November 11, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Bee, 12", KICK 3
Was 16 when this dropped. Was a massive influence on many, artists & joe public alike- Its the Base mix for me. That break on a 24K system rocked the sh*t out of everyone. Hype lived up to it.
8892sales

8892sales

June 20, 2013
edited about 1 month ago
referencing The Bee, 12", KICK 3
For me, this is one hundred times better than The Scientist's other underground anthem "The Exorcist". I think I probably liked that for about a month or two tops when it first came out, it eventually began to irritate the hell out of me with that tinny, over-used, shuffle break and BEYOND playful bleeps.. You know, much like that snotty, naughty kid back at school always shooting peas at everyone. Anyway, enough about that one...

For me, the Bee in comparison has stood the test of time with its more profound & darker bassline. The breaks used are simple but absolutely rock solid. Excellent arrangement. The flow just feels so natural. And the drops, synth/string/choir sweeps & melancholic, slightly trippy, tear-jerking, bittersweet melodies in the choruses, perhaps a little naive to some, are just glorious. P.S. I'll go for the original mix over any other version any day of the week.

For a trippy, playful, melancholic piece, check out "My First Memory".
y-1

y-1

February 19, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing The Bee, 12", KICK 3

This little masterpiece is a perfect early incarnation of jungle, and an expertly produced one at that. The breaks and the bass sound very sharp and clear for the time (on both mixes of The Bee, with slight advantage for the original). Actually this track is an early example of the UK hardcore sound, but as it lacks the typical thick synth sounds and is arranged more spartanly, it already points towards jungle, alongside early Shut Up & Dance.
There's also an experimental twist to the sounds used. The theme sample in The Bee is a 'bee' sound probably out of one of The Scientist's synths. The recordings of a baby talking and crying are used to stunning effect on My First Memory; they fit in very well into this spherical, melancholy techno tune.