Ken IshiiStretch

Label:R & S Records – RS 96093
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Techno, Drum n Bass, Tech House


A1Stretch (Ian Pooley Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional]Ian Pooley
A2Stretch (Regenerated)6:26
B1Stretch (Shogun Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional]Shogun
B2Stretch (Frank De Wulf Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional]Frank De Wulf

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"Published by R&S Records. Manufactured & marketed by R&S Records/Belgium."
"℗ 1995 R&S RECORDS © 1996 R&S RECORDS"

Tracks presented as 01 02 03 04 on sleeve and 11 12 21 22 on label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 411659 120936
  • Rights Society: SABAM/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side A): RS 96093 A₂ D+M
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout, side B): RS 96093 B D+M

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Stretch (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition, Red)R & S RecordsRS 96093 XBelgium1996
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Stretch (CD, Maxi-Single)R & S Records, R & S RecordsRS 96093 CD, RS96093CDBelgium1996
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Stretch = ストレッチ (CD, Maxi-Single)R & S RecordsSRCS 8098Japan1996
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Stretch (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)R & S RecordsRS 96093Belgium1996
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Stretch (CD, Maxi-Single)R & S Records, R & S RecordsRS 96093 CD, RS96093CDBelgium1996


  • theyettidog's avatar
    Stretch - Shogun Remix - Absolutely sublime in every aspect. This track got smashed by Bukem as featured on his Essential Selection Mix as well as played to death in his sets up and down the country. All the elements just fit together so well. A energetic masterpiece with some luscious breakdowns. Shogun has done some really nice pieces, but this is one of his best. I just wished it was available as a full sided 12" as I feel its cut too short on this release.....
    • EDJ303's avatar
      Arguably the brightest star in Japan's electronic scene, this import release combines remixes of the "Stretch" and "Extra" singles from Ken Ishii's well-received full-length CD Jelly Tones released earlier the same year. As is the case with many techno remix EPs, other artists are given the chance to shine here and paint with Ishii's brush onto their own unique canvasses, while the artist himself takes a back seat. For the most part, Ishii is not a songwriter, but rather a brilliant assembler of dense sounds. As a result, the remixer is left with either challenges or freedom, depending on how you look at it. What samples of the original piece to include? Should they invent a melody line when there was none before? A couple contributions are merely passable as club-ready technical exercises (both Ian Pooley's and Dave Angel's mixes seem flat and unadventurous), but, beyond a doubt, Ishii's influence hangs over every track. Especially high points come from Shogun's exciting remix of "Stretch," with spitfire percussion, breathy ambience, and shimmering keyboards pushing the listener down the tracks of the Bullet Train. Frank de Wulf does a fine job holding onto the tornado of a mix he's constructed with many of this artist's original sounds, and Luke Slater's murky contribution stays just interesting enough, but it is Wagon Christ (aka Luke Vibert) who wins the gold medal with his fascinating take on "Extra," with warmth, playfulness, intensity, and reverence, and is some of his best overall remix work. If the Japanese import cost of this EP is too much to bear, find the R&S release of the single "Extra," and you'll still have an enjoyable addition to your shelf.



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