Fast Floor (2)On A Quest For Intelligence

Label:Smooth Recordings – FFLP001, Smooth Recordings – FFLP001-LTD
4 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Blue Transparent
All Media, Limited Edition
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore, Drum n Bass


A1Plight Of The Innovators
A21000 Phons
B17th Heaven
C1Sweat Shop
C2On A Level
D1Keep On
D2Over Me
E1Spread Love
E2Trippin On Sunshine
F2Open Space
G1The Quest For Intelligence
G2Just A Girl
H1Touch The Sky
H2X Files
Bonus Disc
LTD-A2Give Me Back
LTD-B2The Deal

Companies, etc.



Plated at NiPro Records.

All Pre-Orders also received a bonus fifth disc on blue vinyl.
Some copies of the blue bonus disc had multiple faults and it was remastered and repressed and issued to original buyers who were willing to prove the fault by recording a video of them destroying the faulty disc.

After some manufacturing issues and changing supplier. There are only 450 of the planned 500 made.

From Rear of Gatefold Sleeve:
All tracks written and Produced by Ron Wells and Paul Clarke. Written by Ron Wells, Paul Clarke and Ali Zapak*. Mixed by Ron Wells at Sound Entity. Remastering and Digital Restoration by Ron Wells and Robin Allinson. Cut by Keith Tenniswood at Curve Pusher.

Artwork by

From centre of Gatefold Sleeve:
This Project was Crowdfunded within 8 hours of pre-order opening at Midnight June 10th 2017. (This refers to the 'Private Plates MPS Vinyl' Facebook page)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side LTD-A, etched): FFLTD 001 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side LTD-B, etched): FFLTD 001 B

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
On A Quest For Intelligence (3×LP, White Label)Smooth RecordingsFFLPUK1994
On A Quest For Intelligence (3×LP, Test Pressing, White Label)Smooth RecordingsSMLP 1UK1994
Recently Edited
On A Quest For Intelligence (5×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Test Pressing, White Label)Smooth Recordings, Smooth RecordingsFFLP001, FFLPLTD1UK2017
New Submission
On A Quest For Intelligence (4×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress)Smooth RecordingsFFLP001UK2018
New Submission
On A Quest For Intelligence (20×File, FLAC, Album)Smooth RecordingsnoneUK2024



  • PurpleScroll's avatar
    This is now available, for the first time ever, as a digital release on Ron's Bandcamp. It includes the bonus tracks and the FLACs are 24-bit, 44.1KHz.
    • flunkster's avatar
      touch the sky is amazing touch the sky is amazing touch the sky is amazing touch the sky is amazing
      • fto-dj's avatar
        Edited 8 months ago
        Great LP but trust me if you don't own the 1994 original then you at least need the first disc as it contains the unabused version of 'Im Here To Spread Love'.
        I have no idea why this track was updated for 2018 (and name changed to 'Spread Love'). The OG version is way better as it doesnt have the annoying hi hat kinda noise and lasts 2 minutes longer ;)
        My LP also has a lot of noise throughout, dunno why as it was sealed and brand new, even after a clean it still has a pops and noise on most tracks which is horrible if listening via headphones. Im gonna have to fix n repair my recorded files in Audacity, shame really but it has to be done as these tracks are really good!
        • 21zebra's avatar
          Edited 6 years ago
          Regarding the pops and crackles on the bonus disc that were mentioned this must only be affecting some copies out there as I gave mine a whirl at the weekend and it sounds fine. Not an issue with either side of the bonus disc on my copy. Hope this helps.
          • hardscore's avatar
            A bit of info on the Bonus Disc, production dates from Ron Well's Soundcloud :

            Together : 1996
            Give Me Back : 1995
            Trilogy : 1996
            The Deal : 1995

            • djmikeh's avatar
              Are these old tracks from BITD or new? It’s hard to tell, great EP though
              • Collector_Cave_Guy's avatar
                Holy grail LP that is now even juicier than the original pressing with 6 extra tracks, plus a secret squirrel blue LTD disc with 4 extra tracks. The quality of the pressing is sublime with crisp sound and heavy weight plates, ensuring that you don't lose sound quality even though its now 2 tracks per side as apposed to the original one per side. Those lucky enough to get involved and crowd fund it also had theirs names added to the numbered gatefold cover, making this a truly personal experience for those that wanted a copy after all these years.

                The tracks only previously included as 12" B Sides now found on the LP are '1000 Phons', 'Mindsweeper', 'On A Level', 'Trippin On Sunshine', plus the additions of 'The Quest For Intelligence', 'Just A Girl' & 'X Files' which I believe were never released until now.

                This LP is crammed full of outstanding tracks which are so well produced, arranged, composed and mastered. Its hard to pick a personal fave, but 'Touch The Sky' is right up there for me.

                What sets this release apart from others from the period is the the sheer originality and musicality of the tracks, being very light on samples, and featuring many original breaks and outstanding sounds.

                Being so limited this will upset many who slept on it or just missed the bus. But its so great that its now finally out there to enjoy as a purely vinyl only experience.


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