Acen

Real Name:
Syed Ahsen Razvi
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Acen is best known for his early 1990s UK rave and hardcore breakbeat techno productions.
It was with Production House that Acen released his first hit "Close Your Eyes", which instantly became a hardcore breakbeat anthem. In quick succession Acen released tunes such as "Trip II The Moon", "Window In The Sky" and his debut album "75 Minutes". "Trip II The Moon" is Acen's landmark release. Even though Acen's releases were not licensed to majors, remaining on Production House, "Close Your Eyes" went on to be Music Week's Dance Single of the Year and "Trip II the Moon" made the UK top 40 chart in 1992. Later Acen experimented with Drum n' Bass, releasing tracks such as "No More" and "116.7" on Warner Brothers' subsidiary F-111. More recently he has been behind the lens directing and editing films and music promos. Acen's 2004 release "Dirty Raver" appeared on Rennie Pilgrem's TCR label and featured a video directed by Acen himself.
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Singles & EPs

PNT 034 Acen - Close Your Eyes ('XXX' Mix) / Close Your Eyes (Vitamin 'E' Mix) album art Acen Close Your Eyes ('XXX' Mix) / Close Your Eyes (Vitamin 'E' Mix) Production House PNT 034 UK 1991 Sell This Version
PNC 042 Acen - Trip II The Moon - Part 1 album art Acen Trip II The Moon - Part 1 (Single) Production House, Production House PNC 042 UK 1992 Sell This Version
PNT 042RX Acen - Trip II The Moon (Kaleidoscopiklimax) album art Acen Trip II The Moon (Kaleidoscopiklimax) (Single) Production House PNT 042RX UK 1992 Sell This Version
PNT 042R, PNT042R Acen - Trip II The Moon Part.. 2 album art Acen Trip II The Moon Part.. 2 (Single) Production House, Production House PNT 042R, PNT042R UK 1992 Sell This Version
PNT 051R Acen - Window In The Sky Parts One & Two album art Acen Window In The Sky Parts One & Two (Single) Production House PNT 051R UK 1993 Sell This Version
PNT-034 R-A, PNT 051 A-2, PNT 051 A Acen - Close Your Eyes / Window In The Sky album art Acen Close Your Eyes / Window In The Sky(12", MP) Production House, Production House, Production House PNT-034 R-A, PNT 051 A-2, PNT 051 A UK 1993 Sell This Version
PRO-7413 Acen - Window In The Sky / Trip II The Moon / Close Your Eyes album art Acen Window In The Sky / Trip II The Moon / Close Your Eyes(12") Profile Records PRO-7413 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-44650 Acen - 116.7 album art Acen 116.7 Higher Education 0-44650 US 1999 Sell This Version
0-44795 Acen - Cylon album art Acen Cylon(12") Higher Education 0-44795 US 1999 Sell This Version
DUNE 105 Acen - Cryonic Coma album art Acen Cryonic Coma Dune Recordings DUNE 105 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
RM002 Acen - Moonquake / Bloodsucker album art Acen Moonquake / Bloodsucker(12") Redmaster Records RM002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
WTEN 006, WTEN006 Acen - What? album art Acen What? F3 Recordings WTEN 006, WTEN006 UK 2002 Sell This Version
UNREAL 3 Acen - Licka EP album art Acen Licka EP(12", EP, Promo) Unreal Recordings UNREAL 3 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RENNTEN3085 Acen - Dirty Raver album art Acen Dirty Raver (Single) Thursday Club Recordings (TCR) RENNTEN3085 UK 2004 Sell This Version
VIPCLASSICS-1032, VIP CLASSICS GOLD 1032 Acen - Close Your Eyes / Hardcore Heaven album art Acen / DJ Seduction Acen / DJ Seduction - Close Your Eyes / Hardcore Heaven(12") VIP Classics, VIP Classics VIPCLASSICS-1032, VIP CLASSICS GOLD 1032 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
KF113 Acen - Play 2092 album art Acen Play 2092 (EP) Kniteforce Records, Hardcore Energy (2) KF113 UK 2019 Sell This Version
KF126 Acen - Thrilla album art Acen Thrilla(12") Kniteforce Records KF126 UK 2020 Sell This Version
none Acen Surrender(12", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

PCT-3448 Acen - 75 Minutes album art Acen 75 Minutes (Comp) Profile Records PCT-3448 US 1994 Sell This Version
LDD 002 Acen - The Best Of Acen album art Acen The Best Of Acen (Comp) Little Dragon Recordings LDD 002 UK 2009
none Acen - Acen album art Acen Acen(CDr, Comp, Promo) Not On Label (Acen Self-Released) none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

none Acen - Dirty Raver album art Acen Dirty Raver(DVDr, DVD-V, Advance, PAL) Thursday Club Recordings (TCR) none UK 2004 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

B004AC45R8 Acen - Dat Tape Demos 92-97 album art Acen Dat Tape Demos 92-97(8xFile, MP3, 320) Acenworks B004AC45R8 UK 2010

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Rave1998

Rave1998

January 21, 2020
my bad....its not Shannon. have no idea who it is.
Rave1998

Rave1998

January 21, 2020
it is shannon from the 80s. let the music play......
Jusjayse9

Jusjayse9

May 26, 2019
Play 2092 available on vinyl on bandcamp 300 copies limited 🔥🔥🔥🔥
tangee

tangee

August 13, 2018
Thanks mate, Nice To Give Appreciation To The Music Makers.
john.palczewski.92

john.palczewski.92

June 26, 2015
Legendary!. A genius in sampling. Helped set the mood for what was to come (but never even came close).
Back2nite

Back2nite

September 14, 2013
Amazing, tunes that I come back to over the years, they where far ahead of there time that is why they stood out from the crowd, the James bond samples was just pure genius for the time, blew me away when I first heard, love all of Acen earlier stuff 91-94.
Jarren

Jarren

February 24, 2010
edited over 10 years ago
Acen Razvi is one of the founders of the early 90's UK breakbeat rave sound that progressed into drum & bass.

The Trip To The Moon trilogy and Close Your Eyes (XXX & Optikonfusion!) alone are reason enough to place Acen right at the top of the UK rave scene circa 1991-1992.

He took samples that were already established (the Amen break, the "Mr. Kirk, Your Son Is Dead" speech from Think - Once You Understand).

He took samples that were outrageously dangerous for his label (The Doors - Celebration Of The Lizard, The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun).

He took samples that no-one else thought of (sampling the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice". Twice.).

Acen put all these samples together, and like a true alchemist, produced something that was uniquely stunning.

Respect.
MXMATT1969

MXMATT1969

December 14, 2009
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