The Orb ‎– Toxygene

Island Records ‎– PR12 7432-1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Promo

Companies, etc.


  • Lacquer Cut ByGS*
  • ProducerThe Orb


Stickered generic sleeve.

Promotional Copy - Not For Sale

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): PR12 7432-1WT/AS
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): PR12 7432-1WT/BS
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): PR12 7432-1 AS -HS GS [trumpet]
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): PR12 7432-1 BS -HS HUB TV GS [trumpet]

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CID 652, 854 907-2 Orb* Toxygene(CD, Single, CD1) Island Records, Island Records CID 652, 854 907-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZAC 188 The Orb Toxigene(12") ZAC Records ZAC 188 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
2776 Orb* Toxygene(12", Promo, Gre) Island Records 2776 France 1997 Sell This Version
854 990- 2, 854 990-2 The Orb Toxygene(CD, Single, Ltd, Car) Island Records, Island Records 854 990- 2, 854 990-2 France 1997 Sell This Version
12 ISX 652 DJ Orb* Toxygene(12", Promo, Pea) Island Records 12 ISX 652 DJ UK 1997 Sell This Version



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February 14, 2008
Toxygene which was originally meant as a remix of Jean Michel Jarre's 'Oxygene 8', JMJ was not fond of the version since it only contained some fragments of the original. Dr Alex Patterson wasn't having any of it and slagged off JMJ in the musicpress and took his production, released the remix as an own track and cheekily called it Toxygene.

Anyhow, the Original (& Toxic Genes) version(s) is quite the stomper, even for it's tempo at 110. You have the characteristic wide soundscapes filled with various samples & sounds gathered up from Patterson audiolibrary.

Fila Brazilia do a chunky breaks interpretation which is quite groovy. Kris Needs goes for his usual hard acidtechno direction and uses the original sounds quite sparsely. Way Out West creates a hard yet proggy techtrancer using a lot of the original sounds to good use. This remix sounds as fresh today, 10 years on after it was released and it still finds a spot in most of my sets.