NJoi*Mindflux / Malfunction / Phoenix / Rhythm Zone

Label:RCA – 07863 62162-1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Style:Breakbeat, Techno, Acid


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Tmk(s) ® Registered • Marca(s) Registrada(s) General Electric, USA. BMG logo ® BMG Music © 1991 BMG Music • Manufactured and distributed by BMG Music, New York, N.Y.

EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
℗ 1991 BMG Records (UK) Limited
TMK(s)® General Electric Corp.-U.S.A.
Made in U.S.A.

Manufactured and distributed by RCA Records, a label of BMG Music.

Incidental info:
Mastered at The Hit Factory, DMS, NYC
Pressed at Specialty Records Corp

Artist is credited as NJoi on the picture sleeve, but as N-Joi on the center labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 078636216218
  • Barcode (Text on jacket): 0 7863-62162-1
  • Barcode (Text on label): 78636 21621
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 07863 62162-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 07863 62162-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Full inscription side A): 07863-62162-1 A – 2 1-1 DMS cg☮ SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Full inscription side B): 07863-62162-1 B – 1 1-1 SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): 07863-62162-1 A – 2 1-1 DMS cg☮
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): 07863-62162-1 B – 1 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamp, both sides): SRC
  • Pressing Plant ID (B Side Embossed near center spindle hole): E A S T

Other Versions (5 of 9)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Mindflux / Malfunction / Phoenix / Rhythm Zone (CD, EP)RCA, RCA, RCA, Deconstruction, Deconstruction, Deconstruction07863 62162-2, 07863-62162-2, 62162-2US1991
Mindflux / Malfunction (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)RCARDCD62162-1US1991
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Mindflux / Malfunction (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Test Pressing)RCARDCD62162-1US1991
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Mindflux (Cassette, Single)RCA, Deconstruction07863-62162-4US1991
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Techno (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP)BMGRI 01056105150Colombia1991



  • DJ_Choonz's avatar
    Mindflux and Malfunction, 2 massive club/rave tunes. But Rhythm Zone was/is such a cool, late night, chilled out, quality production. It was getting played in 1992 in some sets that I heard and felt right at place in '92.
    • Jarren's avatar
      Edited 10 years ago
      An outstanding EP of techno from England's legendary rave band n-joi.

      Mindflux begins proceedings, and it is rightly the lead track. Massive 'ardkore riffs thunder over classic vocal samples ("Drop The Bass Now", "Rock Your Soul To Make A Building Shake" etc), and some twisting acid lines à la Carlos Peron / Recall IV really make this a proper oldschool anthem. Mindflux indeed!

      Malfunction is an earlier track that was previously included as a b-side to n-joi's 1990 classic "Anthem".

      A rasping mid-range bassline-cum-riff stings the ears over excellently executed percussion, so it's an obvious inclusion on this US EP.

      Phoenix starts off to all intents and purposes like a Prodigy track of the same era, a tight breakbeat grooving over spacey sfx and sub-bass. Bizarrely, it fades out halfway through to introduce a completely different track. This impression is not gained because of the fadeout, but through sheer difference in style. A chunky, electro bassline throbs under a Chicago (think Armando - 100% Of Disin' You) riff and things could not be any more different to the music that was playing in the same track literally a minute earlier!

      It really doesn't work to play Phoenix as a whole track, it just sounds wrong.

      Thankfully Rhythm Zone restores the EP back to some form of credibility. Very Detroit in flavour but with a Chicago nod to acid, it's much less busy than the a-side tracks but no less effective. The bassline drop halfway through is just lethal when the hi-hats kick in, one of those short but sweet moments just guaranteed to light up a dancefloor (think the stuttering kick break in Daft Punk's "Revolution 909").

      All in all, a great EP that managed to bring some proper UK rave-infused-techno to the States.


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