ManixManic Minds

Label:Reinforced Records – RIVET 1209
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore, Techno


AiStupid Dope Mix (Pt. 1)4:50
AiiSpecial Request4:31
AAiFeel Real Good4:35
AAiiCan't Tech No More5:35

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Title appears on release as: (MANIC MINDS 4 TRACK 12")
Packaged in a die-cut sleeve.

S C Promotions
Published by Westbury Music/Reinforced Music
℗ & © Reinforced 1991

Track Ai samples:
Synth from Modular Expansion - Cubes.
Drum break from The Winstons - Amen, Brother.
Vocal & scratching from Jungle Brothers - Jimmy's Bonus Beat.
Vocal from Cheryl Lynn - Encore.

Track Aii samples:
Piano from Bizarre Inc - Playing With Knives.
Bleepy noise from Tears For Fears - Mad World.
Vocal from Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos.

Track AAi samples:
Piano from Sterling Void - Don't Wanna Go.
Vocal from Extortion Featuring Dihan Brooks - How Do You See Me Now.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021260 120968
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021260120968
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): RIVET 1209 A̶A1 PR-P F
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA, etched): RIVET 1209 AA1 PR-P H

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Manic Minds (4 Track Remix) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Reinforced Records, Reinforced RecordsRIVET 1209 R, RIVET 1209RUK1991
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Manic Minds (12", Promo, White Label, 33 ⅓ RPM, Stamped)Reinforced RecordsRIVET 1209UK1991
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Manic Minds (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Mispress)Reinforced RecordsRIVET 1209UK1991



  • biotic's avatar
    This record i would never get rid off, for me the tracks on this really got me into Hardcore as it was called at the time,had tracks on cassette and thats it i was converted fully never looked back ,favourite track Special Request love the keboards sounds in it especially and the samples do it proud big up Manix ,underrated mainly for many pressed i imagine but for those that know had to leave a personal review on this,2023 still listening to dnb jungle.
    • Shamantronics's avatar
      A little more digging led me to find out the piano originates from Sterling Void "Don't Wanna Go"... Off course I'm stating the near-obvious here cause I read that in the comment of Outrage's "Tall And Handsome". It seemed a usefull addition to me.
      • jesuslovestheacid's avatar
        Can someone tell me the house tune that the piano on real good comes from. The one where she talking about he's gotta dark and handsome (or something) and he's got to be real!
        • Shamantronics's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          That synth in the first bars of track one sounds awfully familiar. It's on the tip of my tongue, something-something-Incubus-303 (though not that Incubus. Likely a distorted memory, there was quite some distraction back in the day;-)
          I've searched on these terms and it doesn't pop up. I've sifted through tons of "house/rave compilation CD's" from the early 9ties because that's where I know that synth/track from. I did find out that CD was kept in the wrong case cause I did find that compilation. But that's definitely not the one.

          • lazarusstephen's avatar
            Manix is amazing. This record is hot, it sounds real clean and funky. Hardcore is not really my thing, but Manix stands out. Four sick tracks right here, so clean, so funky.
            • ian_s's avatar
              This release enabled Reinforced to pay off the debts they owed to the pressing plant for the Combat Dancin' EP. They had pressed up lots of copies due to the popularity of Mr. Kirk's Nightmare, but the distributor went bankrupt owing them over £23,000.


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