Second Phase ‎– Mentasm

R & S Records ‎– RS 9109
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


Black Side
A Mentasm 4:31
Red Side
B Mind To Mind 5:44

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R & S RECORDS LIMBURGSTRAAT 82 . 9000 GENT/ BELGIUM . TEL 091/24.21.48 & FAX 091/ 24.21.48

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The A side has a black label and R & S logo, the B Side has an orange label, credits and R & S logo.

Track durations not stated on release.

Re-released in July 2006.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): RS 9109-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): RS 9109-B1
  • Rights Society: SABAM TM

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 9109 Second Phase Mentasm(12", RE) R & S Records RS 9109 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RSUK 2 Second Phase Mentasm(12", TP) R & S Records, Mayking Records RSUK 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RS 9109 Second Phase Mentasm(12", RE) R & S Records RS 9109 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
VV 2501 Second Phase vs. Linger Flickin Second Phase vs. Linger Flickin - Mentasm (Breaks Mix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Vytal Vynal VV 2501 UK 2005 Sell This Version
RSUK 2DB Second Phase Mentasm(2xFile, MP3, 320) R & S Records RSUK 2DB Belgium 2010


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October 19, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

This is not that crappy term called the hoover sound.... This is Joey's SOUND! No one has ever replicated this exact sound ever! Powerful track with a B Boy velocity! That bass too! Think JUNGLE TECHNO or thank TECHNO jungle it's all Mind To Mind . P.s. If you mix this with Set Up System- fairy Dust. You have then two sounds which never properly got replicated! Now stop reading my warblings and listen ;)


July 27, 2018
To me Energy Flash and Mentasm are very similar to each other they both were released on the same era 1989-1991 . The materials used in that era were the same i agree some DJ/artists that were privileged enough to have new-pro materials were very rare in that time thus Joey Beltram is a great artist from it's time yes but sadly his pride was very short 1989-1995 .

Both of the the music Energy Flash & Mentasm were on ever clubs in Europa and were always used in mixing many time together because they were easy to mix in .....same as those techno/minimal techno from Construct Rhythm Records and Fine Audio Records were very easy to mix together since they used the similar sounds , riffs, 303, etc..

Today in 2018 Energy Flash and Mentasm has dated badly ......maybe because i have listened to it too much or because there were other better tracks in that same era .


March 18, 2018
edited over 2 years ago

According to Renaat of R & S Records speaking on the Belgian music documentary The Sound Of Belgium below this paragraph. Paraphrasing the said interviewee a week later he makes Mentasm (after Energy Flash). And already widely known Mentasm was subsequently officially released in 1991. If that indeed is accurate, it is quite remarkable how revolutionary this sound was whatever one thinks of it, especially if Mentasm really was recorded in 1990. Can't comment about when Joey Beltram and Mundo Muzique recorded Mind To Mind, but it is equally an eternal trip heavy mind altering classic whenever it was made and takes most of its expression from deeper Nu Groove Records origins.

Clip can be watched at approximately 1.05:29 on this link TSOB Renaat Interview


June 27, 2017
'Mind To Mind' is very early trance ... so early that the genre of trance even didn't exist ;-) ... a must have for the trance-lovers who want to dig deep in the genre of trance ...


February 24, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

This will seriously twist your mind out today!
33 or 45 revolutions per minute!
Ps I would love to know why Joey Betram called this Men-tasm?????????? ..

Like PSK what the f**k does that mean,,>?...

Final Expoure-Vortex...

Mind To Mind Mentasm


Punk Rock!


February 24, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

Right here we go.
I never much cared for Joey's earlier release.
Energy Flash...
I didn't! ....
But Mentazm...
That is something else!..
History in the making.
Fellow Junglists would agree.
Not just that! All lovers of seriously good sounds! .
Starter for ten?
No a starter for lots of producers!
Absolute classic!
Ya ear! ;)


Ps straight off the bat! This delivers and changes everthing! So so important is this sound! :)
Dark sounds that predicted the future....
Darker drugs!...
Darker times...
But it's all good! ..
No more mind games,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..................................................


December 21, 2014
edited over 5 years ago
Mind bending track on them magic shrooms "coming on strong" ;-)


May 4, 2014
I bought the reissue of this one a few weeks back.
Actually I didn't expect so much from it. I remembered it from the 90ies and I toughed it was one of those classics that would be fun to have in the collection but I would never put on. I was quite wrong.
Mentasm does sound a bit dated BUT Mind to Mind is a really really crazy tune and playing it loud from vinyl on a good stereo will melt your mind!


April 27, 2011
Mentasm is good, no doubts but I think Mind To Mind holds up better today. I would have no hesitation playing Mind To Mind in a set now. It's worrying, moving, thumping but yet far more tuneful. I remember hearing it for the first time some 20 yers ago and I had never heard anything like it and have heard little like it since. A steadfast favourite.
Mentasm is good but I'm 37 now. There was once a time and now isn't it.


June 10, 2007
edited over 13 years ago

The best tune of 1991 by miles. I still love this. Dark, energetic techno that spawned a billion imitators, but no equals. I love the anticipation as it builds to the track's best part: the squelchy bit straight after the breakdown. Fanastic stuff.