Richie HawtinMinus Orange

Label:M_nus – ORANGE
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Special Cut, Blue Sleeve



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(P)(C) 1999 Minus Inc.

Published by Minus Inc. (SOCAN) and Warner Chappell Music GmbH Germany, administered in the U.S. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
All parts made in USA.

Orange is derived from yello.
Construction and reduction @ The Building, October 1998.

Contains a sample from Yello "Oh Yeah" used by permission courtesy Datasound AG and with publisher's clearance courtesy Warner/Chappell Music GmbH.

Track B2 ends in a locked groove.

Comes in a light blue generic sleeve with embossed M_nus logo on corner and info sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): MINUS / ORANGE1 THE EXCHANGE - NiLZ .
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): ORANGE / MINUS1 THE EXCHANGE - NiLZ .
  • Rights Society: SOCAN
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 13)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Orange (CD, Minimax, Single)M_nusnoneCanada1999
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Minus Orange (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Special Cut, White Label)M_nusORANGE1999
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Minus Orange (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Special Cut, Orange Sleeve)M_nusM_NUS ORANGECanada1999
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Minus Orange (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Special Cut, White Sleeve)M_nusM_NUS ORANGECanada1999
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Minus Orange (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Special Cut, White Sleeve)M_nusORANGECanada1999



  • hypnoticgroove's avatar
    You can find the record cover also in pure orange. After all these years an outstanding record. And by the way, it contains a Yellow sample. So why is it called Orange?
    • stef25's avatar
      A1 is one the greatest bangers track of all time. First heard Jon Berry play this in Manchester. The massive reverb on that rim shot just sounds incredible on a big sound system.

      Probably not quite as good as his Plastikman days, but the way he deconstructed all the Yellow samples in to something like this is pretty amazing.
      • Beijing_Confidential's avatar
        That repeated "Oowh" is my favorite part, very driving and energetic. Richie is the master of building up grooves with striped-down naunces. His soundscape is so original and unique which always give you a "this is richie" feeling. I found on the internet a Magda remix of the track but I seriously doubt if it's authentic, because it's really not very good compared to what's in this release.

        Although I love Richie's new works, I think there hasn't yet anything mind-blowing compared to the "Plastik man" era.

        • steady-j's avatar
          Edited 17 years ago
          A driving slice of funky techno, ultimately derived from Yello's classic "Oh Yeah". Some of the versions have a vocal sample from that track, a repeated "Oowh" that drives the track on, while others strip the mix right down to beats, stabs and effects in different combinations. Clever and energetic. Richie used it to great effect on his own "Decks EFX and 909" mix CD. The alternate release "Minus Yellow" is closer to the Yello original, retaining four notes of the bassline instead of just two, but is also handy to augment this one in the mix, containing several loops in addition to the main track.


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