Technohead ‎– Mary Jane

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Mary Jane 5:00
Tri-Stepper 500 4:20
I Wanna Be A Hippy 5:02
Stay Down With The Hardcore 5:20

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOK 32, DB 17946 Technohead Mary Jane(12") Mokum Records, Mokum Records MOK 32, DB 17946 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
MOK 32, DB 17946 Technohead Mary Jane(12", W/Lbl) Mokum Records, Mokum Records MOK 32, DB 17946 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version

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Jadovran

Jadovran

November 18, 2021
referencing Mary Jane, 12", MOK 32, DB 17946

MY FAV. MY FAV. MY FAV. MY FAV. MY FAV.
PhilOiseau

PhilOiseau

December 3, 2018
referencing Mary Jane, 12", MOK 32, DB 17946

Mary Jane includes vocals from the same titled hip-hop track by Tha Alkaholiks from 1993. Also this is the first time we could hear the original mix of the later supposed to be successful I Wanna Be A Hippy. This must have been released early in 1995 when Lee Newman was still alive. It makes you shiver thinking she never was able to witness the huge success it became just a few months later.

All tracks here have in common a certain choir or string element that helps creating some depth and atmosphere, especially the superb intro of I Wanna Be A Hippy comes to mind. The rhythm part was always a strong point of the Technohead releases, very creative usage of all those hats, snares, claps etc. Adding to that the choice of vocal samples, obviously again we have to mention I Wanna Be A Hippy, the vocals came from I Like Marijuana from David Peel & the Lower East Side, important to mention that the vocals came from the movie Rude Awakening in 1989, where Peel sung the song. The orignal version was released already in 1968.

Top notch release again by these 2, really sad that Lee passed just a glimpse of time later.
the_nummer

the_nummer

September 29, 2017
referencing Mary Jane, 12", MOK 32, DB 17946
This record was somewhat the beginning of the rise of happy hardcore in the scene. Released on the B-side of the record, which shows that the producer did not think too much of the track. Later on, Jeroen Flamman and Jeff Porter (Flamman & Abraxas) released their own happy hardcore remix under the same track title. Followed by much more happy crappy tracks.