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System 7 โ€“ Alpha Wave

Label:Butterfly Records โ€“ BFLT25
Vinyl, 12", 33 โ…“ RPM
Style:House, Techno, Acid


AAlpha Wave (Plastikman Acid House Mix)
Remix โ€“ Plastikman
Remix, Producer [Additional] โ€“ Richie Hawtin
B1Alpha Wave (Alpha Mix)6:02
B2Alpha Wave (That Sound Mix)6:51

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The copyright in this sound recording is owend by Butterfly Recordings
โ„— 1995 Butterfly Recordings ยฉ 1995 Big Life Records (1994) Ltd

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 025055 200255
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5025055200255
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): BFLP 25 Aฮน/ BFLT 25 A'
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side B): BFLP 25 Bฮน/ BFLT 25 Bฮน THE EXCHANGE

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Alpha Wave (12", 33 โ…“ RPM)AstralwerksASW 6150-6US1995
Alpha Wave (CD, Single)Butterfly Records, Big LifeBFLD25UK1995
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Alpha Wave (12", Promo)Butterfly RecordsBFLT25UK1995
Alpha Wave (12", 33 โ…“ RPM)AstralwerksASW 6150-6US1995
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Alpha Wave (12", 33 โ…“ RPM, White Label)AstralwerksASW-6150-6US1995


leonardstilwell's avatar
Of course, the Hawtin mix is the cream of the crop on this release, but the Alph and That Sound mixes are super high quality and dope in their own rights. Excellent release all around
1984__the--djphunk's avatar
Edited one year ago
TB303 Acid Spiral Up and Up Groove, 20 minutes of madness
Plastikman are on the commande, a real piece of ACID Art

Alpha Wave (Plastikman Acid House Mix)

5 euros for an Anthem what a shame, but too many copy were out too
catweasel's avatar
This is why we all loved Richie Hawtin back in the good old days. What happened?
art.of.trance's avatar
Damn that mix! Absolutely a classic! Will mix this soon enough with persistence of vision!
neurodynamo's avatar
Classic if you like old skool acid house :)

You can't deny the wave of 303 and lush techno

Xpb1's avatar
Masterpiece... Would you play the full 20 min track in a deejay set?
robotperson's avatar
Edited 15 years ago
I had the fortune to see Hawtin join System 7 live for this number, on a magical Sunday afternoon at Glastonbury '95.

He'd just played a Plastikman set, messing everyone up with his teasing cuts and dropped beats. This wiped out any survivors.

Hilliage and Girauldy were jamming over the top.

Monstrous. [sigh].
sp07's avatar
Edited 15 years ago
One thing i don't understand is that this is not a remix of the original System 7 track at all, instead it's almost exactly the same as 'Robotman - Do Da Doo (Plastikman's Acid House Remix)' but only twice as long. The main bassline consists of a morphed voice sample taken from 'Dancing Flutes - Do The Do' from 1988.

It's probably all done because of promoting/money issues, System 7 was quite a big act.
Funky_Dung's avatar
This is it. The absolute 'IT' - the best bit of electronic music in the universe. Plastikman's mix is pure acidy techno mania the whole way through, with a relentlessly pumping beat, hi-hats to make your ears catch fire and fall off and screaming liquid acid lines that are inhumanly awesome.

Plus it run for 19 blissful minutes, with an epic breakdown after 10 that practically stops the tune, spends ages teasing that it's going to come back, and eventually kicks off again for a final spurt of acidic spunk all over your face. I let this tune defile me regularly, and I love it like a dirty slut every time. I give it 16 out of 10.
Jav's avatar
Edited 2 months ago
Richie Hawtin adds his acid madness into this track. It's relentless and those that love dark sweaty clubs, with a strobe for added mayhem will love dancing to this groove. Acid like only Hawtin can do !