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Cubic 22Night In Motion

Label:XL Recordings – XLT-20, XL Recordings – XLT 20
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Hardcore, Techno

Tracklist

A1Night In Motion (Original Mix)5:14
A2Night In Motion (Nick's Relocated Remix)
Remix [Mix Assisted By]Peter Ramson
Remix [Mix By], Producer [Additional Production By]Nick Halkes
4:18
AA1Night In Motion (Battle Plan Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional]Danny van Wauwe, Nick Halkes, Peter Ramson
5:10
AA2Night In Motion (Drum And Bass Dub)
Remix [Mix Assisted By]Peter Ramson
Remix [Mixed By]Nick Halkes
3:55
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Special thanks to Laurent
Made in England
℗ XL-Recordings
© Big Time International

Samples J.R. Funk & The Love Machine - 'Feel Good, Party time'.

Some issues have a sticker on the sleeve with the CAT# varient XLT 20.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 012093 502069
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): XLT 20A¹ LAURENT, THANKS FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY - SEE YA SOON! DAMONT MIKE'S-THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side AA): XLT 20 AA¹ ANOTHER XL BODY BLAST! DAMONT MIKE'S THE EXCHANGE

Other Versions (5 of 20)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Night In Motion (Remixed Versions) (CD, Maxi-Single)Big Time InternationalBTI-5091-CDBelgium1991
Night In Motion (7", 45 RPM)XL RecordingsXLS-20UK1991
Night In Motion (12", 45 RPM)Big Time InternationalBTI 9104Belgium1991
Night In Motion (Re-Mixed Versions) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Big Time InternationalBTI 9106Belgium1991
Night In Motion (7", 45 RPM)Big Time InternationalBTI 0191-7Belgium1991

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baphomet_irl's profile picture
baphomet_irl
This was my first straight electronic piece of vinyl I ever bought. I in fact bought it by accident thinking it was 'CubikOlympic808State'. It did however share something with Cubik which made it 'acceptable' in my mind to 'admit' that I was listening to electronic music (all my friends were into punk and industrial at the time), a guitar like crunchy synth as the main 'chorus'. I'm now more than happy that I got this brilliant 12" as I think it is indeed diverse, ranging from full on whistle inducing hands in the air mayhem, to the really very dark EBM or new-beat ish B sides, which are full of bleeps and menacing fat basslines. The synth solo toward's the end of 'Nick's Relocated Remix' is really something special, it sounds very apocalyptic and atmospheric, I always thought it of it as a soundtrack to Terminator 2's opening battle sequences. Overall a great 12". I still wish I had maybe bought one of the other 12"'s I saw that day (at normal 'just released' price): XLT-17 - Prodigy-What Evil Lurks...
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Mr.Confidence
Edited 14 years ago
This is an absolute belter of a track. Its a tale of 2 riffs; one part piano driven house that samples something very familiar although i cant think what it is, then after the "PARTY TIME" sample a full on techno assault with a slamming groove that would and would still have dancefloors in a frenzy today.

Theres a lot to be said for some of these old rave tracks, the production may not be top notch, but the love that went into these tracks is evident - made by the ravers for the ravers.
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Alain_Patrick
Edited 14 years ago
Cubic 22's "Night In Motion" figures among the most important XL Recordings releases all time and took its place as a true anthem on all the ravers minds from the early nineties to the old schoolers from nowadays.
According to the highest English-rave tradition, you have an absolutely fantastic piano melodies after the violins on the drop - a landmark of that era (on the other side, you don't see much pianos or violin melodies on a single Techno tune this days - the purists won't admit it). The most shameful side of it lies on the fact that Techno and Breakbeats could (at that time, on the early nineties) promenade on the same walkside, and now it seems it just have to be 'straight' Techno or that 'Nu School Breaks').
Amazing experiences were felt by the Brazilian DJ Marky when he watched Carl Cox playing it in England recently - the crowd's reaction got him so deep that he reminded of his old days during his legendary residencies at Sound Factory Penha and Toco - when he changed the minds of a whole generation with "Night In Motion" on his repertories.
The "Party Time!" sample comes from the 'J.R. Funk & The Love Machine - Feel Good, Party Time' Disco classic, from 1980.