Worldwide Epidemic ‎– Worldwide Epidemic EP

Not On Label ‎– SILK 001
Vinyl, 12", EP, Limited Edition, White Label, Stamped


A1 You Got It 5:30
A2 Are You Ready 6:53
B1 Summer Of Love (Uplifting Mix) 5:37
B2 Acid Dreams 6:45



Limited to 50 copies.

A1 - 135bpm
A2 - 130bpm
B1 - 132bpm
B2 - 138bpm

Track B1 samples:
Vocal from Karen Young - Hot For You
Vocal from Alexander O'Neal - Criticize

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): United Kingdom - New Zealand QPR
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): Keeping The Old Skool Happy Vibe Alive

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August 16, 2017

Lovely EP, has been in my rotation for years. Summer of Love is one of my favorite tracks of all time!


September 10, 2012

"We will not be held responsible for any hearing impairments or damage caused to you from excessive exposure to this sound!"

Been meaning to review this for ages, but had slacked off. For those who love their oldskool hardcore in a variety of 1991 to early 1992 styles, the 'Worldwide Epidemic EP' contains lots of influences from that era of rave music. From 'You Got It's chunky 'Helicopter Tune' breakbeat and hoover sounds to 'Are You Ready' which sounds as if it came from the vaults of some obscure Belgian techno/breakbeat label (I'm thinking Holy Ghost & D-Shake here!). The ascending synth riff on this track is pure genius.

The aptly titled 'Uplifting Mix' of 'Summer Of Love'is a pure hardcore/house crossover, similar to those released on Network Records back in the day. Containing a classic '80's R&B vocal sample, early house/techno bassline and a crunching breaks. The final track 'Acid Dreams' comes in on a full on techno tip, with nice little dub-breaks added to the mix and a lush mellow section midway through.

All in all, despite the 1991-92 influences, you won't get a more varied EP out there which still sounds 'right'. The fact that these were all made as late as 2011 just shows that these sounds are far from dead 20 years later. Top stuff Silky!