Renegade Soundwave ‎– The Phantom / Ozone Breakdown

Mute France ‎– MF 19364, Mute France ‎– 12 MUTE 88
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo


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Vente Interdite
Echantillon Gratuit

℗ & © 1989 Mute Records. Fabrique en France
(12 MUTE 88)

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): P MUTE 88 A - 1 Damont
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): P MUTE 88 B - 1 Damont

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April 4, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Regarding what happened to the original UK 12 record - I asked Gary in person on his RSW facebook page. His response was ..... that the supposed French Import - MF19364 / 12 MUTE 88 was actually the original UK release and it was just made to look like it was a french import. It was a trick by the record company and actually concieved in London.


February 16, 2017

Huge tune instantly recognizable by its bass-line, big Hacienda tune and played across Warehouse / Club scene.
Its simplistic sound is its strength, nice percussive loops intro with vocal shouts, dropping into that bass-line, with what sounds like vocal chants coming in layered over the top, with different elements dropping in and out throughout.
Great stand out track of its time and still sounds great today - but really does need to be played loud to be full appreciated.



January 19, 2004

Although the years 1988-1990 are simply labelled as the 'UK acid house years'', the most exciting music for anyone stuck in a freezing cold field during that time was the stuff that was loosely termed 'freestyle' - it kinda covered alot of bases back then, from The Moody Boyz' "Funky Zulu", to Masters At Work's (the Todd Terry one) "Alright, Alright" to alot of Frankie Bones' tunes to Renegade Soundwave's "Ozone Breakdown". But the master of all was undoubtedly "The Phantom". Very seldom did a bassline cause complete bedlam as soon as it came on (one of the few rivals in the acid house arena I can remember is Charles B's "Lack of Love"), but this did the business everytime. And the difference between this and 80% of the acid house output is that "The Phantom" STILL sounds great today.