System X ‎– Mindgames

3rd Eye Records ‎– EYE 001
Vinyl, 12"


A1 Mindgames (Dub Mix)
A2 Mindgames (Original Mix)
B1 Say It
B2 Say It (Version)


Was also released on Entity Records.

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NTT 12-53, EYE 01 System Ex* Mindgames(12") Entity Records, Entity Records NTT 12-53, EYE 01 UK 1994 Sell This Version
EYE 001 System X Mindgames(12", Promo, W/Lbl) 3rd Eye Records EYE 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none System X Mindgames(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version


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August 8, 2012
A great 4 track EP from Photek. Deep and rolling with elements from a few other of his tunes that ended up unreleased around 1995 - namely the incredible track Say It on the other side of One Nation (on Prototype) and another mix of Version.

With a big nod to its ancestors on this EP, the other rougher mix of Version is on this Bukem tape from 1995 - much bigger and better than the others.... but sadly unreleased...

Plus a Still Waters alternative mix....

JMJ & Richie - Free La Funk (PFM remix) [Moving Shadow]
System Ex - Version (95 Mix) [Unreleased]
Futurebound - Sorrow [Skanna]
Basic Influence - Still Waters (Dubplate Mix) [Unreleased]
Source Direct - The Crane [Source Direct]
Funky Technicians - Airtight [Legend]
Chameleon - Just Close Your Eyes & Listen [Good Looking]
Oblivion - Sands Of Time [Streetbeats]
Doc Scott - Tokyo Dawn [Earth]
The Spirit - Mendacity [Timeless]


September 24, 2010
as said by swagger the best version is a mix between mind games and say it and is also played on a peshay set from nov 95 at euphoria jungle flavour at chandlers. a serious tape to check out. also brian gee on the same pack has to be one of my favorite sets of all time with bassman and longjon darking up the mic to perfection


September 1, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

This is perhaps the most dancefloor orientated of all Photek's releases when he was at the peak of his powers. 'Say it' will be instantly recognisable to many Old Skool heads as it was caned by the likes of Grooverider and Bukem for years afterwards, and in a variety of mixes. Frustratingly, the best of these remain unreleased.

There are at least three other mixes of 'Say it', one of which (the best in my opinion) combines 'Say it Version' with elements of 'Mind Games (Dub Mix)'. This is available on the Peshay mix from Dreamscape 24 (1997). Although I have never actually seen the promo only Prototype release, I am fairly certain that tune is an altogether different version; much more eerie with a weird pipe sample. Clips of all three can be found on the internet if you look hard enough.

If you can get past the heartbreak of the absence of these tunes, (I doubt I'm the only person who feels this way!) this is a must buy release. You get 4 tunes for your hard earned; two mellow rollers and two absolutely tearing Amen smashers. Come on Rupert: free the music!!!