Orb* ‎– Toxygene

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Toxygene (Edit) 3:37
Toxygene (Way Out West Begbie Mix) 7:40
Delta MK II (Dal Vivo A Roma) 7:14
Toxygene (Kris Needs Up For A Fortnight Mix) 7:17

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CID 652, 854 907-2 Orb* Toxygene(CD, Single, CD1) Island Records, Island Records CID 652, 854 907-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none The Orb Toxygene (Ganja Kru Mix)(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Island Records none UK 1996 Sell This Version
ORBCD 3 Orb* Single Sampler(CD, Single, Smplr, Promo) Island Records ORBCD 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZAC 188 The Orb Toxigene(12") ZAC Records ZAC 188 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
12 IS 652, 854 907-1 Orb* Toxygene(12") Island Records, Island Records 12 IS 652, 854 907-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
12 IS 652 DJ Orb* Toxygene(12", Promo, Bla) Island Records 12 IS 652 DJ UK 1997 Sell This Version
2776 Orb* Toxygene(12", Promo, Gre) Island Records 2776 France 1997 Sell This Version
12 ISX 652 DJ Orb* Toxygene(12", Promo, Pea) Island Records 12 ISX 652 DJ UK 1997 Sell This Version
PR12 7432-1 The Orb Toxygene(12", Single, Promo) Island Records PR12 7432-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
PRCD 7432-2 Orb* Toxygene(CD, Promo) Island Records PRCD 7432-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
314-572 105-2 Orb* Toxygene(CD, Single) Island Records 314-572 105-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
CIDX 652, 854 909-2 Orb* Toxygene(CD, Single, CD2) Island Records, Island Records CIDX 652, 854 909-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CIDX 652, 854 909-2 Orb* Toxygene(CD, Single, CD2) Island Records, Island Records CIDX 652, 854 909-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
854 990- 2, 854 990-2 The Orb Toxygene(CD, Single, Ltd, Car) Island Records, Island Records 854 990- 2, 854 990-2 France 1997 Sell This Version

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fivershutch

fivershutch

March 25, 2017
referencing Toxygene, CD, Single, CD2, CIDX 652, 854 909-2
The sample of car horn blaring followed by the sound of tires screeching and man saying something like "now, just wait a minute!" is sampled from a 1958 LP called Sounds in Space on the RCA/Victor label. The LP features narrator Ken Nordine.
tonymasud

tonymasud

February 14, 2008
referencing Toxygene, 12", Single, Promo, PR12 7432-1
Toxygene which was originally meant as a remix of Jean Michel Jarre's 'Oxygene 8', JMJ was not fond of the version since it only contained some fragments of the original. Dr Alex Patterson wasn't having any of it and slagged off JMJ in the musicpress and took his production, released the remix as an own track and cheekily called it Toxygene.

Anyhow, the Original (& Toxic Genes) version(s) is quite the stomper, even for it's tempo at 110. You have the characteristic wide soundscapes filled with various samples & sounds gathered up from Patterson audiolibrary.

Fila Brazilia do a chunky breaks interpretation which is quite groovy. Kris Needs goes for his usual hard acidtechno direction and uses the original sounds quite sparsely. Way Out West creates a hard yet proggy techtrancer using a lot of the original sounds to good use. This remix sounds as fresh today, 10 years on after it was released and it still finds a spot in most of my sets.