Bizarre IncPlaying With Knives / Plutonic

Label:Vinyl Solution – STORM 38
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:House, Hardcore, Techno


APlaying With Knives (Quadrant Mix)6:46

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Radio edits by Mike and Bizarre Inc at The Exchange
C 1991 Vinyl Solution
P 1991 Vinyl Solution
Made in England

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 All Right
Synth from Set Up System - Fairy Dust

Track durations not stated on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 017687 303862
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5017687303862
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, runout side A): STORM 38 A2 PR-E MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE P3 INGA'S CANINE EQ RE-CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, runout side B): STORM 38 B1 PR-E INGA'S HARDCORE MIX MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, runout side A): STORM 38 A2 PR-E MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE P3 INGA'S C CANINE EQ RE-CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, runout side B): STORM 38 B1 PR-E INGA'S HARDCORE MIX [Paw symbol] 7 P2 C MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE

Other Versions (5 of 45)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Playing With Knives (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Flying InternationalFIN 020Italy1991
Recently Edited
Playing With Knives (CD, Single, Stereo)Vinyl Solution, Vinyl SolutionSTORM 38CD, STORM38CDUK1991
Recently Edited
Playing With Knives (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Stereo)Deep Groove614 305Germany1991
Recently Edited
Playing With Knives (7", 45 RPM, Single)Vinyl SolutionSTORM 38SUK1991
Playing With Knives (12", 45 RPM)Vinyl SolutionSTORM 25UK1991



  • djjustjones's avatar
    Plutonic. At home recovering from knee surgery, adding records from old boxes. This one had me up and moving more than I should be ;-) solid gold
    • canecorso00's avatar
      Track Plutonic is an absolute banger track, this track can travel for all best dj s in the next century
      • Wickedmarkonwax's avatar
        Plutonic absolutely awesome track timeless memories RIP Bess X .
        • Adyton's avatar
          Edited 7 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.
          • tangee's avatar
            Plutonic Is A Quality Track..Hard Little Number That Still Sounds Good..To Me It Does!!
            • TEKNONUTTER's avatar
              Edited 13 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.


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