Shades Of Rhythm ‎– Extacy EP

ZTT ‎– ZANG 24T, ZTT ‎– 9031-75948-0
Vinyl, 12", EP, 45 RPM


A1 Extacy 5:44
A2 Everybody 3:44
B1 Dance To The Rhythm 4:31
B2 Groove Creator 4:49

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A Side labelled: Rhythmic Side
B Side labelled: Shadie Side

A1 & B1 Recorded and mixed at Thatched Cottage Audio.
A2 & B2 Recorded and mixed at S/O/R Studios.

Track A1 samples [Uncredited]:
Vocal from D-Train - Keep On
Vocal from Kym Mazelle - Useless
Vocal from Tongue 'n' Cheek - Tomorrow

Track A2 samples [Uncredited]:
Vocal from Nicole - Rock The House

Track B1 samples [Uncredited]:
Vocal from Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9031-75948-0 4
  • Matrix / Runout: Side A ZANG 24 T A3 PR-E
  • Matrix / Runout: Side B ZANG 24 T B3 PR-E

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZANG 24, 9031-75947-7 Shades Of Rhythm Extacy EP(7", EP, Car) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 24, 9031-75947-7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ZANG 24 TX Shades Of Rhythm Extacy Remix(12") ZTT ZANG 24 TX UK 1991 Sell This Version
SAM 914 Shades Of Rhythm Extacy EP(Acetate, 12", EP) ZTT SAM 914 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SAM 914 Shades Of Rhythm Extacy EP(12", Promo, EP) ZTT SAM 914 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ZANG 24, 9031-75947-7 Shades Of Rhythm Extacy EP(7", EP, Pap) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 24, 9031-75947-7 UK 1991 Sell This Version



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November 24, 2016
Info from Shades Of Rhythm on Facebook:
" Tim Porter was our producer that day and assisting him was our very good friend Ringo. We'd known Tim for a while as he was heavily involved in designing the sound systems for Raindance and other big raves but this was the first time he'd produced one of our tracks.

After our last studio session recording Sound of Eden in Trevor Horns renowned SARM studios in London we ended up a bit disillusioned. Sarm was too nice, too pretty but this time it was grimy and down to earth and with Tim in the driving seat things felt different and real from the 'get go'. The first task on the agenda was the backbone of the drums. Tim knew exactly what we were looking for... and that was a 'big arse' Kick Drum and boy did he deliver. I don’t know what he did but we'd never heard anything so big and with so much attack!! The sound coming out of the studio speakers smacked us in the face like the old Tango adverts and woke us up for the next few hours.

Once the drum track was sorted it was time to add a little sparkle to everything else and add a few extra parts for good measure. By the time it was my turn to take to the sound booth it was afternoon and I was starting to feel broken. I was in there trying to lay down a piano section, I'd play a few bars, they'd record it and then play it back in the studio to see if everything was O.K? A few takes later Tim speaks to me through the talk-back mic to say "Lanx lets go for another take".. but no answer... again.. "Lanx.. another take mate". They looked through the studio window and I'm still standing over my keyboard.. Now... unless I'm in my own bed I'm an insomniac but somehow I'd managed to fall asleep standing up? How is that possible? I must share some dna with a Flamingo that gave me the ability to sleep standing up? :)

After that, Nick finished laying down his string parts and Rayan done the vocals and ad libs and we were done.

While Tim was in the studio mixing down the full vocal mix and then went on to mix down the instrumental we were in the sound booth packing the equipment away but what we hadn’t realised until a few days later was while we were packing up the equipment a cable from some headphones got caught between two keys of one of the keyboards and momentarily played two notes. As it was on the instrumental and it would of cost a fair bit of money to re-record we left it in there but every single time we used to perform over the track and heard the error Nick and myself would turn and look at one another and give each other a rye smile ;)

So for old times sake this weeks #tbt #throwback is Extacy “

and yes… we know.. it’s spelt wrong, we didn't have a dictionary to hand at the time and unbelievably none of the staff at Warner Brother spotted the mistake?? "go figure.. haha”