The Scientist ‎– The Bee

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Kickin Records ‎– KICK 3
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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® GTI MUSIC LTD
RECORDED FOR KICKIN RECORDS
282 WESTBOURNE PARK ROAD LONDON W11 1EH TELEPHONE 071 727 5337
MADE ON EARTH BY GTI MUSIC LTD.
TELEPHONE 071 221 8698 FAX: 071 792 3326
SRD 081 889 6555
Ralph P. Ruppert is credited for tracks B1 & B2 as 'Ralph P. Rupert'.

Track A samples:
Vocal from Grand Wizard Theodore & The Fantastic Five - Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, rear of sleeve): 5 018468 000307
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): kick 3 A² DAMONT G̶T̶I̶ ̶0̶1̶4̶T̶ ̶A̶²̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B - Variation 1): kick 3 B G̶T̶I̶ ̶0̶1̶4̶T̶ ̶B̶¹̶ 5 DAMONT K
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B - Variation 2): kick 3 B G̶T̶I̶ ̶0̶1̶4̶T̶ ̶B̶¹̶ 5 DAMONT P

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GTI 014T The Scientist The Bee(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Kickin Records GTI 014T 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 3TR The Scientist The Bee (Remix)(12") Kickin Records KICK 3TR 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 3S The Scientist The Bee(7") Kickin Records KICK 3S UK 1990 Sell This Version

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dylaf

dylaf

November 11, 2015
edited about 1 month ago
Was 16 when this dropped. Was a massive influence on many, artists & joe public alike; it's the OG mix for me, that break on a 24K system rocked the sh*t out of everyone. Hype lived up to it. The Base mix is also great, albeit less on the rave side & more breaks led. 'My first Memory' quite possibly influenced all to follow on WARP, reminds of Sweet Exorcist, NOW, LFO & Tricky Disco... Class early bleeps.
8892sales

8892sales

June 20, 2013
edited about 1 year ago
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 12 years ago

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.