Westbam ‎– The Mayday Anthem

ETC ‎– ETC 7125, Low Spirit Recordings ‎– none
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single


A Mayday
B Mr. Peanut

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—Sleeve info—
Mayday - A new Chapter Of House And Techno '92

Taken From The Official Mayday Compilation Album

Published by Vielklang
Printed in Belgium
Low Spirit - marketed by R & S Records
—Center labels info—
Recorded and mixed at Low Spirit Studios Berlin.
© 1992 Low Spirit
℗ 1992 Low Spirit
—Extra info—
The credits printed on the center labels on both sides are identical, but appear to not actually apply on side B in parts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etch A): ETC 7125-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etch B): ETC 7125-B1

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
865 867-1 WestBam The Mayday Anthem(12") Low Spirit Recordings 865 867-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
BASIX - 072 WestBam The Mayday Anthem(12") Basic Mix BASIX - 072 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
ETC 141 Westbam The Mayday Anthem (Remixes)(12") ETC ETC 141 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
863 891-2 WestBam The Mayday Anthem (Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Low Spirit Recordings, Polydor 863 891-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
RAD 101, HAL 12390 WestBam Featuring Marusha WestBam Featuring Marusha - The Mayday Anthem (Remixes)(12") Radikal Records, Hot Productions RAD 101, HAL 12390 US 1993 Sell This Version


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April 27, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

The mayday 92 anthem, this alone says enough about the release. There would be few tracks that could have filled that position back then. This caused absolute devastation when that riff kicked in!!! Some of the sounds were pretty fresh at the time and I personally love the techno aspects of it. In my opinion the hardcore/techno genre hit a peak with the likes of this and marushas rave channel before splitting into genres like gabba etc. Sounds dated now obviously but still deserves your full appreciation for what it did back then.

As for the gem Mr Peanut on the reverse, simple qualities with very effective percussion that carries the track. An truly underrated and absolute cracking example of early 92 techno that mixes very well with hawtins 92 numbers. Westbams finest moment!


January 16, 2003

The "official" Anthem of the '92 Mayday party, a Rave originally promoted two years prior, to raise funds to start renting the premises (read: squat) for an east-German pirate Radiostation after West German Developers bought it after the Wall fell. (hence "Mayday" ie: need help, not because of the 1st of May Festival)
By '92 'Mayday " was bigger than Jesus and a small party for >120 people to scam some coin donations, turned into Multi-Millions in a space of less than two years !
Easy, textbook Rave with a catchy hook did that, (mayday..mayday..may...) kinda like the title track .
"MrPeanut" is just that: a peanut that you have forgotten to get from under the couch for years. Sample-Laden Rave Techno - nothing memorable.