Bizarre Inc ‎– Playing With Knives / Plutonic

Vinyl Solution ‎– STORM 38
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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Track A samples:
Vocal from Circuit - Shelter Me
Vocal from Cuba Gooding - Happiness Is Just Around The Bend

Track B Samples:
Vocal from Sterling Void - It's Alright
Synth from Set Up System - Fairy Dust

Track durations not stated on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sleeve): 5 017687 303862
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): STORM 38 A2 PR-E MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE P3 INGA'S CANINE EQ RE-CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): STORM 38 B1 PR-E INGA'S HARDCORE MIX MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STORM 25 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12", P.R) Vinyl Solution STORM 25 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 25 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12", Whi) Vinyl Solution STORM 25 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STORM 25 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Vinyl Solution STORM 25 UK 1991 Sell This Version
PDJ090DS Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives(CD, Maxi) Ultra Violet Recordings PDJ090DS Australia & New Zealand 1999 Sell This Version
S12DJ109 Bizarre Inc Playing With Knives / Playing With Dub(12", Single) Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ109 UK 2003 Sell This Version


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October 14, 2018

Plutonic absolutely awesome track timeless memories RIP Bess X .


February 20, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

The first 3 beats of "Playing With Knives" are missing in this release which makes hard to mix into the next track."Playing With Knives" in STORM 25 plays ok."Plutonic" is quite enough for everyone to have this on his record library.


August 7, 2016

Plutonic Is A Quality Track..Hard Little Number That Still Sounds Good..To Me It Does!!


January 18, 2005
edited over 8 years ago

Although Playing With Knives is an anthem of anthems, and was dropped pretty much everywhere in any set, from its original "STORM 25" release circa early 1991. I got rather fed up of it after a couple of months. Although it was quite commercial, it definitely was a ground breaking tune and definitely has its place in rave history, without any shadow of a doubt.

However, the track which is often overlooked resides on the flipside, which is angrier, grittier, darker, and uses the Roland Alpha Juno 'mentasm' sounds explosively, together with trippy, tubular type of bells in-between, deep synths, complex 909 patterns mashed-up, and the famous 'Helter Skelter/Radio Babylon' breakbeat throughout. One other notable sample is the well known scree sounding riff lifted off from Set Up System's seminal belgian techno slammer Fairy Dust causing extra havoc.

Best played in a hardcore techno set rather than a hardcore piano/house set. Saying that, don't know what came over the producers...Perhaps they had enough of the hard, ear bashing they were inducing themselves to? Only near the end the track, it flips into an extremely melodic, mellow, ambient string, epic flutey bit, which fades out.

This breakdown section was sampled by the likes of Mike Slammer & DJ Red Alert on their Slammin' Vinyl release, which was a hardcore jungleistic chipmunk rinser 'In Effect', pitched up to the max! Which appealed more to the 3rd generation of raver (chavvier or rudebwoy type, you know who your are :P) about two to three years later. Who had more of an alliance with happy/chipmunk hardcore & jungle than the original acid house, techno or the original hardcore sounds of 1990/91.