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VainqueurLyot

Label:Maurizio – M-2
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Techno

Tracklist

ALyot (Original Mix)8:45
BLyot (Maurizio Mix)
RemixMaurizio
7:07
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Notes

There is no catalog number present on the release. M-2 is the official catalog number assigned by the label.

Both tracks play inside-out.

Track times and BPM are not present on the record.
BPM:
A: 140
B: 140

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): VANQUEUR - 'LYOT' - ORIGINAL MIX NATIONAL NSC SOUND DETROIT.MI USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): VANQUEUR - 'LYOT' - MAURIZIO MIX NATIONAL NSC SOUND

Other Versions (5 of 10)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Lyot (12", 45 RPM, Orange)MaurizioM-2Germany1992
Lyot (12", 45 RPM, Repress, Clear Marbled)MaurizioM-2Germany2003
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Lyot (12", 45 RPM, Repress)MaurizioM-2Germany2003
Lyot (2×File, AIFF, Reissue)Maurizio02Germany2012
Lyot (2×File, MP3, Reissue, 320 kbps)MaurizioM2Germany2012

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  • steven.freitas's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    This track along with Basic Channel’s Octagon were on a mix tape set I had in the late 90’s. Wish I could remember, it was homemade promo cassette a bit all over the place, a skilled DJ for sure. Perhaps Algorithm or Jeff Milligan being I’m in Canada. It also had Holy Dance and Latin Seoul by DJ Sneak… anyways this stood out along with their Solanus release as both out of the pack for style of both Maurizio (symbiotic of ([]) and Basic Channel and also my two favourites past the M and C series. The blueprint for so much and near all encompassing for the sound that is techno at it’s core structure and branching paths undulating music of and for the mind, body, dance and even soul. Machine songs for learning and processing. Who knew? Approaching divinity or just settling on greatness as is essential no less as is seems the shared consensus. DAT’s a pitch point straight up for Diplomacy and FTW www. win we will.
    • _7875's avatar
      _7875
      sounded great frying high on acid when Woody McBride played it a very long time ago in a set, such a brilliant record
      • m44-7's avatar
        m44-7
        if there was anything like a "classic" techno track it would be this one.
        apart from everything's said before I'd say it's
        the best use of a gated reverb on a kick drum Ive ever heard.

        have to agree with most, the maurizio mix steals the record, but Rene did not give up at all and soon after he has developed a unique sound of his own.

        true winners*, both of'em.

        I still use the old american pressing and the record sounds perfectly clean without any glitches towards the end.
        • Thecreatorre's avatar
          Thecreatorre
          OMG the b side version (Maurizio Mix) is a bomb!. Top club track!
          • AffineTransform's avatar
            An absolute masterpiece from Maurizio, the original track is pretty average tho
            • adrian491's avatar
              adrian491
              picked it up at Frankie Bones store Groove records
              avenue U
              Brooklyn NY
              awesome navamute album
              • failme's avatar
                failme
                Music to level mountains with....
                • RicksRekids's avatar
                  RicksRekids
                  A statement of intent from Maurizio. Absolute faultless production. Set the standard.
                  • maroko's avatar
                    maroko
                    Edited 13 years ago
                    One of those few gems I will never, and I mean it: never get tired of. Regardless of what side I chose to play, Vainqueur's Lyot is an indelible footprint in techno music's history, and unfortunately, remains a tune like no other they've ever recorded, or even attmpted to make. That may be one of the reasons why it's as acclaimed and adored as it is.
                    The original mix with time took a back seat when compared to the Maurizio remix, and while it isn't as intense, I find it just as good. A great, prominent lead melody, which eventually became a timeless reference point, the percussion is great, the drum kicks are echoed, giving it this amazing reverberated feel, and a clanging, metallic sound, and the overall result is a very deep, flanged, vintage old school techno gem. As much as it's mesmerizing and orchestral, it provides a great deal of satisfaction and excellent crowd feedback when dropped in a club.
                    The Maurizio mix takes things even further. With one of those endlessly profound Basic Channel bass lines (seriously, there is no speaker system even today which won't get damaged by this one), the percussion is harder, with hi-hats falling behind a devastating bass drum, creating a proper old school four on the floor or fists high up in the air techno madness for massive warehouse events or basement raves with lowered ceilings. If you listen carefully, or turn the volume up, check out the amazing background sequence and the bleeping hook composed of ringing bells, both of which are pushed well behind the slamming drum kicks and the hypnotic dubbed out lead which are at the forefront during the entire track.
                    A phenomenal record, one of the first, yet to this day one of the finest releases ever to have made it out of the entire BC/Chain Reaction/Maurizio sound laboratory. I have the standard black copy of this vinyl, and have been on a hunt for the limited edition orange version for over a decade now, but I've never come across one for under a hundred euro on internet auctions. As you can imagine, that is a tad too much. Sigh...
                    • mossadon's avatar
                      mossadon
                      Edited 17 years ago
                      By far one of my fave Techno tunes EVER ! It went somewhere other techno wasn't at the time and, IMHO, set the standard for a lot of gritty techno that came after it. The production does hint here at what was to come from Basic Channel while being a whole lot more frenetic and in your face than B.C ever was. The kick on this sucker (maurizio remix) has to be one of the deepest, phatest, most open ended monsters to ever be put to Techno wax ! It's like the sound of a Tyrannosaurus Rex dancing to some Underground Resistance ! I sometimes do play the original mix for it's more thoughtful, Electro-y feel.
                      Hah hah...i remember having a session with Dave Clarke after a gig when this had just come out. He was trying everything in the book to prise this record offa me! I was amazed he didn't already have it and much as I like him, this record (orange vinyl techno brilliance that it is) is still very much mine. Listening to Dave's RedII ya can hear the effect this tune had on him IMHO.
                      I still play this monster, even in my Electro sets !

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