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The Bee
The Bee (Base Mix)
My First Memory (The First Memory)

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    Cover of The Bee, 1990, VinylThe Bee
    12", 45 RPM
    Kickin Records – KICK 3UK1990UK1990
    Cover of The Bee, 1990, VinylThe Bee
    12", 45 RPM, Promo, White Label, Stamped
    Kickin Records – GTI 014TUK1990UK1990
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Bee, 1990-12-10, VinylThe Bee
    7"
    Kickin Records – KICK 3SUK1990UK1990
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Bee, 1990, AcetateThe Bee
    Acetate, 12", Single Sided
    Kickin Records – KICK 3UK1990UK1990
    New Submission
    Cover of The Bee (Remix), 1991-01-07, VinylThe Bee (Remix)
    12", 45 RPM
    Kickin Records – KICK 3TRUK1991UK1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Bee (Remix), 1991-00-00, CDThe Bee (Remix)
    CD, Maxi-Single
    Kickin Records – KICK 3 CD, Kickin Records – KICK 3CDUK1991UK1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Bee (Remix), 1991, CassetteThe Bee (Remix)
    Cassette, Maxi-Single
    Kickin Records – KICK 3 MCUK1991UK1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Bee (Remix), 1991-01-07, VinylThe Bee (Remix)
    12", White Label, Promo
    Kickin Records – KICK 3 TRUK1991UK1991
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Bee, 2007, FileThe Bee
    File, AAC, 256 kbps
    Kickin Records – noneUK2007UK2007
    New Submission
    Cover of The Bee, , FileThe Bee
    File, WAV, Reissue
    Kickin Records – KICK 003UKUK
    New Submission
    Cover of The Bee, , FileThe Bee
    File, MP3, Reissue, 192 kbps
    Kickin Records – KICK 003UKUK
    New Submission
    Cover of The Bee, , FileThe Bee
    File, MP3, Reissue, 320 kbps
    Kickin Records – KICK 003UKUK
    New Submission

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    • Enzi's avatar
      Enzi
      Whilst making The Exorcist, The Scientist leant on his keyboard and accidentally created the bee sounding buzz that you hear in this track
      • the_jungle_bunker's avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        The Honeycombe Remix is the go to one for me on this. Proper tune that, stepping up the ante (no pun intended) 2/3 the way through. Class! The Piano mix ain't half bad either. Quality release tbh and I love the period Junior Tomlin artwork.
        • sygboe's avatar
          sygboe
          Does anyone know where the "Yeahhh yaahhh" vocal is sampled from please?
          I'm currently trying to track them all down. That's the last one (other than the sythns)
          • lillam's avatar
            lillam
            Anyone know what Hypes invovlement with this really was? Its a bit confusing
            • dylaf's avatar
              dylaf
              Edited 5 years ago
              Was 16 when this dropped. Was a massive influence on many, artists & joe public alike; it's the OG mix for me, that break on a 24K system rocked the sh*t out of everyone. Hype lived up to it. The Base mix is also great, albeit less on the rave side & more breaks led. 'My first Memory' quite possibly influenced all to follow on WARP, reminds of Sweet Exorcist, NOW, LFO & Tricky Disco... Class early bleeps.
              • 8892sales's avatar
                8892sales
                Edited 6 years ago
                For me, this is one hundred times better than The Scientist's other underground anthem "The Exorcist". I think I probably liked that for about a month or two tops when it first came out, it eventually began to irritate the hell out of me with that tinny, over-used, shuffle break and BEYOND playful bleeps.. You know, much like that snotty, naughty kid back at school always shooting peas at everyone. Anyway, enough about that one...

                For me, the Bee in comparison has stood the test of time with its more profound & darker bassline. The breaks used are simple but absolutely rock solid. Excellent arrangement. The flow just feels so natural. And the drops, synth/string/choir sweeps & melancholic, slightly trippy, tear-jerking, bittersweet melodies in the choruses, perhaps a little naive to some, are just glorious. P.S. I'll go for the original mix over any other version any day of the week.

                For a trippy, playful, melancholic piece, check out "My First Memory".
                • y-1's avatar
                  y-1
                  Edited 18 years ago
                  This little masterpiece is a perfect early incarnation of jungle, and an expertly produced one at that. The breaks and the bass sound very sharp and clear for the time (on both mixes of The Bee, with slight advantage for the original). Actually this track is an early example of the UK hardcore sound, but as it lacks the typical thick synth sounds and is arranged more spartanly, it already points towards jungle, alongside early Shut Up & Dance.
                  There's also an experimental twist to the sounds used. The theme sample in The Bee is a 'bee' sound probably out of one of The Scientist's synths. The recordings of a baby talking and crying are used to stunning effect on My First Memory; they fit in very well into this spherical, melancholy techno tune.

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