Jaydee ‎– Plastic Dreams

Label:
R & S Records ‎– RS 92027
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

Black Side
A1 Plastic Dreams (Long Version) 10:35
A2 Plastic Dreams (Radio Edit) 3:03
Silver Side
B1 Single Minded People 7:17
B2 Try To Find The Rhythm 6:34

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Credits

Notes

Single Minded People sample thanks to Nicolette.
Recorded & mixed at The Binnenplaats-Vianen/Holland by Jaydee.
Licensed from IMC "First Impression"/Holland.
Published by TBM First Impression/Nanada/R&S.

The A-side (Black Side) runout etching has the "A" and "B" on top of each other.

Re-issued with "Vintage R&S" labels in 1995 to coincide with Vintage R&S compilation, and barcode on back cover.

Re-pressed and re-issued again in July 2006, with thinner lettering on labels than the 1995 edition.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: none
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): RS 92027-BA1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): RS 92027-A1
  • Rights Society: SABAM TM

Other Versions (5 of 119) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SPV 055-66613 Jaydee Plastic Dreams(CD, Maxi) Total Recall (3) SPV 055-66613 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
JD 02 PROMO Jaydee Plastic Dreams(12", Promo) R & S Records JD 02 PROMO Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
SP411 Jaydee Plastic Dreams (2011 Remixes)(7xFile, MP3, 320) Spinnin' Records SP411 Netherlands 2011
RS 97002 Jaydee Plastic Dreams 1997(12") R & S Records RS 97002 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
12TIV-198 Jaydee Plastic Dreams(12") Positiva 12TIV-198 UK 2003 Sell This Version

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Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

February 16, 2017

I was fortunate enough to pick up on this tune really early on and remember playing this to a few friends who weren't that impressed, but it was a very different story when those first few notes dropped in a middle of set on a big sound system !
There's plenty of mixes to chose from, especially with all the remixes over the years, but for me its all about the Long Mix. With its synth / organ intro that instantly has your attention followed by the simplistic percussive loop with the organ and synth rifts building and morphing throughout the track keeping you interest all the way through.
One of the seminal house tracks that seemed to crossover all genres.
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

June 12, 2016
What no one has mentioned is that Plastic Dreams crossed genres and was played by house dj's, techno dj's & trance dj's there are only a handful of tracks that have done this so seamlessly.
Sven_Carl

Sven_Carl

February 7, 2016
Great trance track using house rythm. Love this tune. The long version is really hypnotizing.
GoodNF

GoodNF

September 14, 2015
It all started 1992 when I was listening to a compilation album named "Natural Elements 2" on which the tune was added as a bonus. Somehow, the track inspired me more than the entire DJ mix preceding it... even though the track was only 3:22 long. It was different from what used to be done in The Netherlands before; keep in mind that in 1992, using a Hammond organ in house music was something only done by either New York house labels such as Nervous or Strictly Rhythm, or acid jazz DJs/producers who were mixing late 1960s Blue Note album tracks full of swinging Hammond organ solos with then current house beats.

When another compilation "For Those Who Like To Groove 2" came onto the market, we could hear the full ten minutes of "Plastic Dreams" for the first time. At that time, the track was still not released as a single; it was not even meant to be a single. Robin Albers was actually working on a track named "Single Minded People" (also featured on FTWLTG2) and he needed a B-side for the twelve inch release...
After the audience gave more positive response to Plastic Dreams rather than Single Minded People, it was decided to flip the record and make Plastic Dreams the A-side.

The track became a hit all over Europe and even in the United States where Epic released the track. In the meantime, Jaydee made new versions (groove, trance, tribal) but in my opinion, these are not as good as the original.

Since 1997, the track was re-issued almost every year with new mixes but none of them (including the remixes by Mr. Albers himself) could match the original. Nevertheless, these remixes showed that the track was easy to reshape for a different musical style; listen how Boom Boom Satellites makes a bigbeat version of it.

When I'm writing this, more than 20 years have passed and "Plastic Dreams" remains one of those pieces of music one should not try to improve with a remix. Sometimes, one should leave a tune as it is and let the music speak for itself.
pananusblue

pananusblue

July 17, 2014
There's really not much to say here beyond, 'classic.'
jmg8onces

jmg8onces

June 21, 2010
perfection,it doesnt get better than this tune!,simple but so effective,it brings back so many good memories of nights out long ago
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

March 4, 2004

Plastic Dreams is a great sort of semi-live song. Of course I prefer the long version. The synths and the "organ" and everything are excellent. But this release has a kind of hidden gem in "Try To Find The Rhythm". It's got a subtle, laid back feel with awesome synth noises but it culminates in a very abrupt ending, leaving you wishing for more. It's rather like the feeling of a premature ejaculation. Oh, come on guys! You've had one! Don't feed me that shit! This is vintage early techno at it's finest, and it definitely deserves more attention than it ever got.
tracerfirefm

tracerfirefm

May 25, 2003
The video for the Radio Edit is fantastic;
Nothing more than a series of silent, colour-treated, juxtaposed shots of 'Elvis Country' in Americas deep south during (what one must presume) an Elvis memorial festival.
Apparently, Jaydee used to be an arm-wrestler, before he started making tracks...