Star Power ‎– Nothing Can Save Us, London - Remixes

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Stay Up Forever Remix ‎– S.U.F.R .1
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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All Tracks Engineered at The Punishment Farm.

Runout groove etchings read;

A - Blow Your Fucking Head Off!

B - Hard Acid Trance From London.

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laughing-gor

laughing-gor

November 13, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

SUF's first remix 12" doesn't seem too popular on here, judging by the ratings and prices on here, but I really can't think why.

Perhaps it's the variety which some have a problem with - which I think is odd, but I am far from a "I only listen to screaming 303s" type of reviewer anyway.

The Lectrolux mix is a techno-trance/acid trance banger which has Samsara/Pendragon/Trancentral written all over it (and quite likely FIST and Trade as well) - this one was big at London's harder trance nights back in the '90s, and there's plenty of 303 and hard percussion, so what's not to like?

Chris Liberator's mix is a little more minimal, with restrained use of the 303, but I remember this one doing the rounds at the squats pretty regularly as well; while it's not the best mix he's ever done, it should please most listeners.

DDR's mix is slightly funky at the start; the 303 kicks in later, but never overpowers the proceedings.

D.A.V.E.'s mix is perhaps the best mix, other than the Lectrolux mix - but is totally different to the others. "Jazzy" in the title is a giveaway, but don't expect any beard-stroking, laid-back "stoner" nonsense, it's still a proper techno track (with the emphasis firmly on techno, and not acid), but "Detroit" and "House" are words which also spring to mind. Think Infiniti's "Game One" or Tons Of Tones' "Tydirium" for the kind of sounds and overall feel of the track, but the characteristic London Acid Techno production style is still evident.

While not the best of the SUFR catalogue, it deserves a strong 4/5 in my opinion, so why so many people think this is only a 1-3 out of 5 record is beyond me.