USURA* ‎– Open Your Mind

Deconstruction ‎– USU 1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo


Incorporates elements from Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) and dialogue from the film Total Recall.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ISP 1128 U.S.U.R.A. Open Your Mind(12") Italian Style Production ISP 1128 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
CSR CD5 0253 Usura* Open Your Mind(CD, Maxi) Central Station CSR CD5 0253 Australia & New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
ISP 1128 U.S.U.R.A. Open Your Mind(12", Bla) Italian Style Production ISP 1128 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
ORBIT0156 U.S.U.R.A. Open Your Mind '97(2x12", Promo) Orbit Records ORBIT0156 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
NM5022MX U.S.U.R.A. Open Your Mind 97(12") DJ's At Work NM5022MX Spain 1997 Sell This Version



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September 6, 2008
It shocks me that no one has commented on this. This is a fantastic track. I still can't believe that this was made in 1992. The production still stands up fairly well today.

The track itself is based on a Simple Minds "New Gold Dream" sample. This is cleverly worked and gives the track a trance feel. Given i was only 11 when this was released i assume this would have been part of the Euro rave invasion going on at the time and would have been the "techno" counterpart to "rave". This along with the likes of T99 "Anaesthesia", Joey Beltram "Energy Flash", Age Of Love "Age Of Love" were the tunes that broke away from the rave template.

The track is pounding. It really does kick, and it really does sound good. It has a nice rolling bassline too. Theres also a vocal snippet which i think is from Total Recall, but i havent seen that film in ages so can't be too sure.

A classic track that usually gets the remix treatment every couple of years, Mason has done a particularly good version of it.