Star Power ‎– X-Ray O.K. / Point - Counterpoint

Stay Up Forever ‎– S.U.F. 33:000 m.g.
Vinyl, 12"

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Written & arranged at The Punishment Farm, London.

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November 17, 2015

One of the true masterpieces of London Acid Techno. There's little more to be said about the A-side, it's just such an out-and-out classic that it's almost genre-defining. I still can't get enough of this one, not even after 18 years.

"Point - Counterpoint" is a bit of a neglected classic - if it was an "A"-side, we would be talking about it alongside classics like "Control" and "Urban + Free", but it rarely gets a mention.

The current price on here (around £7.00 GBP) isn't much more than it cost back in the 1990s, so it's a real bargain.

No doubt the Discogs capitalists will be along soon, bumping up the market like some scumbag estate agent parasite, as usual.


July 7, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Not at all suprised at the high prices for this tune on the marketplace, as this one is a true classic. Acid techno at it's finest - warm analog drums and hats push scorching 303's to a minimal lead synth that makes your mouth water like a slobbering dog, and a great vocal sample which say's 'x-ray ok'. Not at all sure of the relevance of the sample, although there is probably some story behind it. I'm sure I'll hear 'mr Spock' on star trek say it one day, or perhaps some other sci-fi show. If anyone knows then perhaps they could update the comments? This tune has been a favorite of mine for a few years now, and I for one would like to know the reason for the vocal if there is one..?
X-ray is a long track with plenty of mix ins/mix outs, a great groove, sweet production, and a massive breakdown/built up with plenty of room for live effects. Relentlessly pulling 303's, punchy percussion, nice rich sounding synths, a great sample and it's as deep and dark as a festival toilet....
Yea man,, this record knows just how to give it to you in all the right places. Excellent work, cheers Stay up forever....................;-)