I would also mention that rabbit city put out a single sided remix of panic at the same time. Some version of that later had the same panic remix on both sided. If anything I would have thought that rabbit city put out The Remix and Panic Remix. Just my guess though, I got them both when they were first released and they have always been next to each other in my collection like twins :-)
As I remember it the first track came out for DJ Edge and was being played up in late 1992. By the end if 1993 there was the happy hardcore scene with its own clubs and DJs didn't have enough new tracks to play. Panic on rabbit city and the original of this track where being played but soon the sets where too fast to fit this in. This remix was then released about the same time as the Panic remix but both where too slow by the time they got into the shops. They got played when they came out but not after the first couple of weeks. I had the one sided version and never saw the double sided version when it first came out. I always assumed the remix was by DJ Edge. It must have been someone into happy hardcore who knew the original was being played again in clubs. It doesn't sound like Grant Neilson and Vibes to me and I would say it was DJ Edge as my best guess. I doubt it would have been back to basics as they had nothing to do with the happy scene. As for the connection with the same distributor and pressing. Well there was only few distributors and mastering houses that did all dance music in the uk. It's a good track I gust wish they had made it faster, I would have to slow my whole set down to play it with tracks released at the same time.
A thought occurred to me about the two different presses of this, (I’ve had copies of each at some point). The pressings I’m talking about are:
1. Single-sided press 2. Double-sided press - same track on both sides
I’ve seen a couple of different sources (including some of the comments here) claim that this was connected to the Back 2 Basics label (Jason Ball/DJ Nexus etc…). The single-sided press would seem to support this, as it is pressed on a thin vinyl exactly like the early Back 2 Basics releases. The label quality and ridges around the centre hole are also the same. Back to Basics were keen on single-sided releases at this time too, with #2 #3 and #7R all being single-sided.
The double-sided version however is pressed on a thicker vinyl with different quality labels, and came in a sleeve with rounded edges just like other Edge releases at the time. The quality and feel of this vinyl is the same as other Edge releases too.
So here’s my theory: Could it be possible that the single-sided release was pressed up as an unofficial remix by Back 2 Basics with a limited run of 500, and the double-sided release was pressed up by DJ Edge? In a nutshell, he bootlegged an unofficial remix of his own tune in order that he would get something back from it?
It would certainly explain why there seems to be so many copies of this kicking around.
That could be bollocks of course, and maybe it’s just my imagination running wild. But it’s a thought…
Interesting to take into account all of the (very strong & decent arguments to it's origins by everyone below) & mix the stories all in to one single-sided EP that there must be some truth in there somewhere...I also pressed Dj Edge on it at the time on his visit to Oz to no avail & just a smile "oh THAT track" he laughed, but the main thing it definately caused the rukus & ill-feeling behind the scenes for it to be kept quiet THIS long...either way, TOP REMIX whoever it was by & big respect to them for producing this excellent tune for the masses not their ego!