Guillaume La TortueSalinas

Label:Music Man Records – MM 007
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Trance, Techno


ASalinas (Slam Mix)
EngineerJames Savage
Remix [Uncredited]Slam
Remix, Producer [Additional]Orde Meikle, Stuart Mc Millan*
BSalinas (Original Mix)9:56

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Made in Belgium by Disco Press

Comes in generic silver/black glossy Music Man Records company sleeve with front center hole to identify the record by its center label. Distribution credit on sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): MM007-A1 DP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): MM007-B1 DP
  • Rights Society: SABAM

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Salinas (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided, Etched, Limited Edition)Happy Beach RecordsHBS 001France1993
Recently Edited
Salinas / Floating Dub (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM)TakaTAKA 04France1999
New Submission
Salinas / Floating Dub (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, White Label)TakaTAKA 04France1999



  • Red-Kite's avatar
    Great, lush, epic, tribal-infused trance with a very unique sound design. The original mix seems to be pieced together from two different takes: In the middle breakdown the sound mix switches to mono and the bpm change slightly. (The original Happy Beach release was significantly shorter).

    Overall the sound mix is very murky by modern standards, as transferred from an old, worn-out tape, but in a way it just adds to the strange atmosphere of this track. I can second what others have been saying about Salinas: There's just nothing out there that sounds anywhere close to this one. Brilliant!
    • karrrlo's avatar
      Classic french/UK progressive house sound. Salinas could have been released on Rising High , Harthouse, HArdHAnds etc.. and Guillaume La Tortue was a notorious underrated french DJ in the early nineties, one of the best. He also had a record store i Paris by the name of Salinas. Many long crate digging afternoons spent there...
      • DreMwlano's avatar
        over 8 years after my original comment below I'm happy to say that there's still nothing that sounds like Salinas...and it hasn't aged a minute! Slam mix on this Music Man release is great too: metallic-y Dutch-sounding airy hard techno...mmm, the good old days...
        • DreMwlano's avatar
          Edited 18 years ago
          This track is best played late late late- in the haziness of some dancefloor just has an otherwordly, introspective, transcendant energy. Slow shuffles and wistful, soft, powerful, yearning chords...

          By now all us techno lovers have heard Jeff Mills' quote about what techno should sound like- something we've never heard before. That's what this track sounds like. Mixed to perfection on Laurent Garnier's X-Mix 2.
          • djz's avatar
            Edited 14 years ago
            Originally released on Happy Beach Records (300 copies), Guillaume's label, this track is a souvenir of the famous balearic beach in Ibiza (now, Guillaume is leading Chronobrainand sub label as Adult Only, Taka...).
            It's also the name of his regretted record shop : Salinas.
            Back in the days, this track was so often played by Laurent Garnier or Robert Leiner...


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