Blake BaxterWhen We Used To Play

Label:KMS – KMS 011
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1When We Used To Play
Co-producerKevin Saunderson
Mixed ByKevin "Master" Reese*
Written-ByB. Baxter*, K. Saunderson*
A2Get Layed
Mixed ByKevin "Master" Reese*
Written-ByBlake Baxter
B1Body Work
Mixed ByKevin "Master" Reese*
Written-ByBlake Baxter
B2Does Not Compute
Edited ByStoney
Mixed ByMay Day*
Written-ByBlake Baxter

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): KMS-011-A AS ARCHER
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): KMS-011-B AS ARCHER

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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When We Used To Play (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Repress, Unofficial Release)KMSKMS 011US1987
When We Used To Play (12", White Label)KMSKMS - 011US1987
When We Used To Play (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)KMSKMS 011US1987
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When We Used To Play (12", Repress)KMSKMS 011US1988
When We Used To Play (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition)Incognito RecordsIR 005US1989


  • 8892sales's avatar
    I've recently been comparing most of the versions of We Used To Play as it's been giving me a headache, both figuratively and literally trying to decipher all these discrepancies between releases, pressings, versions and song titles.

    Firstly. I think the the so-called unreleased version found on Various - Retro Techno / Detroit Definitive - Emotions Electric has already been mentioned by other users and effectively put to bed. Hopefully I'm not repeating everyone else too much. If I've got this right, it was previously released on Various - House X-Ter-C in 1988, and is the same mix. They both contain a short beat intro ie a couple of beats of the TR-909 kick followed by the female spoken words, broken vocal ''in the garden'' overdubs and then at approximately 1 minute 20 seconds the bassline drops in. I've listened to both versions and currently can't hear any differences. What were the people involved thinking naming it an unreleased mix in the first place? Weren't they aware of the previous release perhaps? Just a cynical marketing ploy? A company / label copyright issue?

    I've recently added the durations of the so-called remix on Blake Baxter - When We Used To Play from 1989. Compared to the other longer versions, it only lasts for approx 4 minutes 40 seconds. This version contains the longer intro with the 909 drums by themselves before the bassline drops at approximately 50 seconds. To reiterate the last point for clarity; there are no vocals, samples, or the bassline until approx the 50 second mark.

    For completists of this song, yet alone for individual unique releases, this can become a major endeavour.
    • ThaPrinz's avatar
      The version here of When We Used To Play contains only some vocals in the first parts and is then completely instrumental for the rest of the track. A bit boring if you ask me.
      The other known version is the "Dance Classic Remix" which contains more vocals and dubbs "in the garden" several times, like released here: Blake Baxter - When We Used To Play and Blake Baxter - Blake Techno!. The better version I would say.

      But this EP includes other great stuff like Does Not Compute!
      • jancito303's avatar
        Get layed is a massive choon and works in any techno set, provided you have fast hands for beat matching.
        • jondavey's avatar
          Edited 3 years ago
          The drum programming on 'Does not compute' just has to get a special mention. The bounce in the way the beats pause and go is like nothing else I have heard. Listen to the beginning of the track with this in mind and be completely enthralled....and then start bouncing ! Just to add, If i'm completely honest, and with prior knoweledge of his music, I'd say this more to do with Derrik that it is Blake B.
          • insync's avatar
            The version with the gold background is the genuine KMS copy. The labels with a white background are bootleg copies.
            • EliasRafael's avatar
              KMS released an ugly rerelease some years ago which has different labels which both say "Side B".

              There is also an old release with black/white-colored label otherwise identical to the one on the photo except that the Distributor and the adress are missing. I don't know which one is the Original!



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