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Altern 8E*Vapor*8 / Armageddon

Label:Network Records – NWKT38
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore, Techno

Tracklist

A1Evapor 8 (Inciner 8 Mix)
EngineerThe Fat Controller
Vocals [Guest]P.P. Arnold
5:26
A2Armageddon (Radi 8 Mix)5:47
B1Infiltrate 202 (The Altern 8 Vs Astrix And Space Remix)
EngineerThe Fat Controller
5:47
B2Frequency (Hallucin 8 Mix)5:28
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A1/B1 Recorded at Blue Chip Studios Stafford.
A2/B2 Recorded at LA-Song (East A Bit) Stafford.
'Strings Of Life' sample by permission of Transmat Records. Published by Kool Kat/Virgin Music.
(C) Network Records 1992
Distributed by Pinnacle/Recuts
88 Acid Revival Productions

Track A1 samples
Strings from Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life
Vocal from Sinnamon - I Need You Now
Piano stab from Landlord - I Like It

Track A2 Samples:
Vocal from Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can't Stand It)
303 Bassline from Armando - World Unknown
Drums from James Brown - Funky Drummer
Drums from Run-DMC - Run's House
Vocal from Public Enemy - Countdown To Armageddon
Bells from Fini Tribe - De Testimony (Collapsing Edit)

Track B1 samples:
Vocal from Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock

This version has a red, white and yellow printed text on the back of the sleeve.
It was also released with all yellow printed text on the back of the sleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016846 101868
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): NWKT-38-A * MAX *-J.T.S-*
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): NWKT-38-B2 * MAX *-J.T.S-*

Other Versions (5 of 15)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
E*Vapor*8 / Infiltrate 202 (7", 45 RPM, Single)Network RecordsNWK38UK1992
Evapor 8 (CD, Single)Network RecordsNWKCD38UK1992
E-Vapor-8 (Special D.J. Edition) (12", 45 RPM)Network RecordsE-VAPO 38DJUK1992
E-Vapor 8 (12", Promo)RoughmixRTD 127.1342.0/3Germany1992
Evapor 8 / Infiltrate 202 (Cassette, Single)Network Records, Network RecordsNWKC 38, NWKC38UK1992

Reviews

ian_s's profile picture
ian_s
The video for E-Vapor-8 was meant to feature journalist Dominic Green reprising his narration of their gig outside Shelleys (the "This is the moment..", but he failed to show on the day of the shoot and was replaced by the green puppet. The video was shot in Neil Rushton's house. They hired 3 tanks (in the video they are shown 'buying' them from Network co-owner Dave Barker (14).
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luv-club
Altern 8 - E*Vapor*8 - Network NWKT38 - contains sample of Derrick May 's Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life
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recordmania4
Hardcore! You know the score
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AmenWorshipper
I remember the first time i heard Evapor8, it was i think, at the time, the darkest, hardest track around. Them beats boy :-)
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hyperreal
Classic mainstream Altern8. By this stage they had worked out the formula of stabby synths, female vocals over a simple breakbeat overlaid with a hefty dose of pianos and sampled riffs of other tracks popular in clubland at the time. This one certainly came together beautifully. The "sample" of Derrick May's Stings of Life lasts at least a minute each time it drops and dominates the track. Now that's how to sample!
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farfromthesun
Edited 17 years ago
Hardcore! You know the score. The raging, raving beats, with the "Strings" sample make this a dancefloor delerium certainty. Watch yer bassbins, I'm tellin' ya!