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Altern 8Activ 8 (Come With Me)

Label:Network Records – NWKT 34, Network Records – NWKT34
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Hardcore, House, Techno, Breakbeat

Tracklist

A1Activ 8 (Come With Me) (Hardcore Holocaust Mix)
Vocals ["Top One" Sample]MC Crazy Clair*
Vocals [Uncredited]Chris Peat
5:33
A2Activ 8 (Come With Me) (Vix-Vapo Mix)4:58
B1Move My Body (Hard Hardcore Mix)4:59
B2Re-Indulge (Freetown Mix)
Written-ByNeal Howard
6:12
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Notes

A1, A2, B1 - Recorded at Blue Chip Studio, Stafford.
B2 - Recorded at LA Song Gnosall.

Published by Kool Kat Music / Virgin Music.
An original Kool Kat / Network recording.
℗ & © Network Records 1991.

Tracks A1 & A2 sample:
The vocal sample "Let's get mental in the house!" is MC Man Parris (credited as Man Paris) during Derrick May's set at Amnesia House at the Sky Blue Connexion in Coventry in 1990.
Strings sample is taken from Kid 'N' Play - 2 Hype (House Instrumental).
Vocal sample taken from The Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait.
Beat from Imperial Brothers - We Come To Rock
Synth noise from The Step - Yeah You! (Robert's Dub 1)
Synth stab from Mantronix - Ladies
Beat From Egyptian Lover - Girls
Dialogue from report Dominic Green covering the performance at Shelley's

Track B1:
Vocal and bass noise from 2 House People ft. Cynthia M - Move My Body
Noises from Mixmaster Gee And The Turntable Orchestra - The Manipulator
Hoover bassline from Second Phase - Mentasm
Vocal from Westbam - Monkey Say, Monkey Do

Track B2:
Based on 'Indulge' by Neal Howard.

Touched for their badness:
Man Paris (sic) - get mental in the house, Yvonne, Neil, Martin and Pete from Lotus for you know what, MC 8 and Cykers, Everyone who has supported Altern 8, especially my sampler. Not forgetting all the face pullers and Billy Anfields out there. Top one, nice one, get sorted!

"Hardcore - you know the score"

"Top one" sample from MC Crazy Clair by arrangement with Andrew Rushton Management. Nice one!

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016846 970068
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016846970068
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, etchings Side A): NWKT 34 A ∗ - J.T.S. - ∗
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, etchings Side B): NWKT 34 B ∗ - J.T.S. - ∗
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, etchings Side A): NWKT 34 A EW *-JTS -*
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, etchings Side B): NWKT 34 B EW *- JTS-*

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Activ 8 (Come With Me) (CD, Maxi-Single)Network RecordsRTD 227.1168.3Germany1991
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Activ 8 (Come With Me) (7", 45 RPM, Single)Network RecordsNWK 34UK1991
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Activ 8 (Come With Me) (CD, Single)Network RecordsNWKCD 34UK1991
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Activ 8 (Come With Me) (Cassette, Single)Network Records, Network RecordsNWKC 34, NWKC34UK1991
Activ 8 (Come To Me) (12", Promo)Network RecordsNWKT 34UK1991

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  • aidiothir's avatar
    aidiothir
    Edited 20 days ago
    This release has 2 killer anthems: The "vix-vapo", and the "move my body" tracks, which are different genre each.
    Vix-vapo is the original mix of Active-8 and it is Belgian techno style 1991, with huge Belgian stabs, tribal techno rhythm, acidic lines, and all the rest Belgian elements, which makes it probably the hardest of all Altern8 tracks along with "Frequency", and also the most stellar production out of their whole discography. It is one of my favorites oldskool techno rave tracks ever.
    From the other hand, "move my body" is the definition of early UK hardcore style, very similar to XL recordings tracks around the time by SL2, Liquid, Nu-Matic etc.... It has those early hardcore breaks, combined with insane mentasm-hoovers, along with all the dark samples of the earlier Altern8 house track with the same name. This is probably my fav tune of this EP.
    Both these 2 tracks are some of the finest oldskool rave tunes ever made, and favorites of mine since the early days.
    Unfortunately the other 2 tracks of this E.P, fell in short in quality in comparison.
    "Active 8 (Hardcore Holocaust) mix" is the most famous track of this Ep, a great production and tune but somehow it sounds too cheesy and childish, something like "sesame's treet". Don't get me wrong, i like it very much, but it doesnt have the power and energy of the 2 forementioned tracks.
    Finally "Re-indulge" is the most early sounding of this quartet, something like from 1990, very minimal and repetitive oldskool tune, Detroit influenced, but with nice piano sample from the "indulge" and odd vocal sample, combined with slow amen breakbeats. Still a nice classic Altern8 track, but it is probably the weakest of this EP.

    My ratings for these tracks:
    A1 Active-8.....................(7/10)
    A2 Vix-Vapo..................(10/10)
    B1 Move my body.......(10/10)
    B2 Re-indulge............... (6/10)
    • DjPromoJIDA's avatar
      DjPromoJIDA
      I have a copy signed by Mark Archer, top bloke.
      • Stefdrew's avatar
        Stefdrew
        Coming out of Shelley's that night and being greeted by Altern 8 in the car park ......top track top times top club ....... Altern 8 Classic.
        • recordbinz's avatar
          recordbinz
          Their look has really come in now with coronavirus... way ahead of their time.
          • Johnmarcus's avatar
            Johnmarcus
            Edited 3 years ago
            "Activ 8" was a big hardcore tune with crossover success as Altern 8 saw with a lot of there releases, its am packed full of samples as you can see from the notes, that are worked to great effect to create a monster of a tune, with plenty of mixes to chose from ! Even with a cheeky "NHS Isol 8" Remix. But there's another cracking track on this 12" "Indulge" reminds me more of their previous releases under Nexus 21, packed full of samples but has a very different vibe. Heavily influenced by Neil Howard's "Indulge" especially as is samples the piano giving it a similar feel, still sounds great & worth a listen.
            • AcidHouseCasual88's avatar
              Is the Vocal Sample Taken From Anghelus project - Come On A Track Dj Welly Used To Play Back In 1990 Or Is The Sample The Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait, As It's Very Close Same Style Saying And Sample, Also 2 Other Very Famous Italo Samples Used On Big Tracks One Was - Let The Whole World Know, And The Other Was - Were On The Move !
              • Wickedmarkonwax's avatar
                Can remember come with me on top of the pops , pill poppers going crackers on top of the pops Ha
                • djrobovw1's avatar
                  djrobovw1
                  internet info.

                  Whose voice says “Top one, nice one, get sorted?”

                  Top one, nice one, get sorted was by the record label boss’s daughter who was three years old at the time, the label dubbed her Mc Crazy Claire and we even had magazines asking if she was recording more material.
                  • ColonelKurtz's avatar
                    ColonelKurtz
                    the beat is Egypt Egypt by The Egyptian Lover...
                    not so sure about ImperialBros

                    • djbry's avatar
                      djbry
                      djNostik Top One Nice One Get Sorted. . . .

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