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Rhythim Is RhythimIt Is What It Is

Genre:Electronic
Style:Techno
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Tracklist

It Is What It Is (Majestic Mix)
Feel Surreal (Subconscious Mix)
Beyond The Dance (Bizarro Mix)

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    Cover of It Is What It Is, 1988-05-00, VinylIt Is What It Is
    12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
    Transmat – MS 6US1988US1988
    Cover of It Is What It Is, 1988, VinylIt Is What It Is
    12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
    Transmat – MS 6US1988US1988
    Cover of It Is What It Is, 1988, VinylIt Is What It Is
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Cook Pressing
    Transmat – MS 6US1988US1988
    Recently Edited
    Cover of It Is What It Is, 1988-05-00, VinylIt Is What It Is
    12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label
    Transmat – MS 6US1988US1988
    New Submission
    Cover of It Is What It Is, 1988, VinylIt Is What It Is
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Red Transmat Logo
    Transmat – MS 6US1988US1988
    Recently Edited
    Cover of It Is What It Is, 1992, VinylIt Is What It Is
    12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue
    Transmat – MS 6US1992US1992
    Cover of It Is What It Is, , VinylIt Is What It Is
    12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue
    Transmat – MS-6USUS
    Cover of It Is What It Is, , VinylIt Is What It Is
    12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue, Test Pressing
    Transmat – MS-6USUS
    Recently Edited

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    • Charlie.White's avatar
      My copy does not skip as the other user pointed out. I will list it on the Bay if anyone is interested.
      • antjai61's avatar
        antjai61
        RHYTHIM IS RHYTHIM - FEEL SURREAL (SUBCONSCIOUS MIX) is a timeless beauty - timeless stuff
        • iljin1's avatar
          iljin1
          I consider it almost as one of the best house tracks ever made.
          • zeebianco's avatar
            zeebianco
            As value for money 12"s go this was £5.50 very well spent at Eastern Bloc back in the day. The fact I had to stand at the counter trying to sing the acid line to bemused looks from the staff until they reached down and pulled out a sealed copy from under the counter...... was totally worth it. All three tracks are classics in their own right.
            • aerielist's avatar
              aerielist
              obvs classic record. still weird to me that its categorized as "techno" when so many records that sound like this are classified as house
              • ilevel's avatar
                ilevel
                I just checked my copy and it shows Blue transparency.
                • Mergi's avatar
                  Mergi
                  Hmmm, I'd binned this one long time ago had the a-track not been shining through this shabby pressing. The b-side skipps (can't remember on which track) and it's not my needle that is doing the skippin', it's the dudes original recording of a run down copy of It Is What It Is that skipps. Took me a while to figure that out...

                  So I do not understand why you'd put money on this one when there is lots of copies of the original vinyls up for sale out there. You don't want this one, trust me.
                  • Dj_Daz_Willott's avatar
                    I agree with with all the positive comments above.Imagine if Virgin had all they needed for their first Techno L.P,this masterpiece might not exist.This represents all the magic of Techno.Big crunchy beats with the savage Detroit hi-hats,combined with those gorgeous heavenly synths.They are so beautiful and ethereal in their magical swirls and patterns,that do something so special to me whenever I hear it.Not just my fave Techno tune,but fave Dance track ever.I once met Mr May at the Hacienda in the very early 90,s.I told him that I loved his music and it had had a profound effect upon my life.He hugged me,blessed me and took the record he had just mixed out of, and rubbed it on my head.A strange but lovely gesture from the king of heartbreaking Techno.
                    • ian_s's avatar
                      ian_s
                      "It Is What It Is" was written in a single night, when Virgin found that they didn't have enough quality tracks for their "Techno - The new Dance Sound Of Detroit" album. It was subsequently released later in 1988 as a single.
                      • deanotechno's avatar
                        deanotechno
                        What can be said about this track... a futuristic almost romantic' masterpiece that when listened to takes you somewhere beyond the stars and back, it's as close as your going to get to coming up off a good pill without doing one! When i first heard this track it sent a sharp shiver and vibration up my back and my arse went! One of the best tracks ever made in any genre of music, if not the best. A stunning May Masterpiece 5*

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