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JaydeePlastic Dreams

Label:R & S Records – RS 92027
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country:Belgium
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Tribal, House

Tracklist

Black Side
A1Plastic Dreams (Long Version)10:35
A2Plastic Dreams (Radio Edit)3:03
Silver Side
B1Single Minded People7:17
B2Try To Find The Rhythm6:34
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Notes

Order To Dance
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
Made In Belgium

The A-side (Black Side) runout etching has the "A" and "B" on top of each other. The name of the artist on front sleeve and the tracklist on the rear, are printed in white (a similar version exists with these ones printed in a golden color). The sleeve doesn’t have barcode, the spines are not printed, and the white innersleeve has a hole on one side only and cut corners.

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 (Etched runout side A): RS 92027-BA1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side B): RS 92027-A1
  • Rights Society: SABAM TM

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Plastic Dreams (CD, Single)R & S RecordsRS-92027-CDBelgium1992
Plastic Dreams (7")R & S RecordsRS7-92027Belgium1992
Plastic Dreams (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)R & S RecordsRS 92027Belgium1992
Plastic Dreams (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Epic49 74992US1993
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Plastic Dreams (Mixes) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)R & S RecordsRSGB 101TUK1993
  • GoodNF's avatar
    GoodNF
    Edited one year ago
    Summer 1992. My first encounter with "Plastic Dreams" was on a compilation album named Various - Natural Elements 2. Natural was one of my favourite labels, and upon listening to this CD, I heard this track. There was something strange about it, because the track was not mixed to the others. It was a stand-alone track, and I wished it were a bit longer. At that time, there was no full release of "Plastic Dreams", and I did not know who made the tune. I could have known this if I were listening to For Those Who Like To Groove, but that was not the case. I had other things to do at that time.

    When Various - For Those Who Like To Groove 2 was in our shops, I found the entire track, plus "Single Minded People". At that time, still no full release! With what we know now, because no Dutch record company was willing to release it! Not even the distributor of Robin's own First Impressions label saw any perspective! t wasn't a hit, it was too long, it was too hard to mix.
    So Robin had to cross the border, and R&S was willing to release it, including "Try To Find A Rhythm', a third track Robin recorded. A new radio edit was made, different from the one on the Natural CD.
    This was the version that was hitting the clubs and the radio all over the world. "For Those Who Like To Groove" was the end of one chapter in Robin's life, and "Plastic Dreams" the beginning of another. After pushing the careers of other DJ/producers for two years, Robin became a DJ/producer himself.

    In an interview with Dutch magazine Disco Dance, I soon learned that Robin Albers was behind the tune. I knew Robin as a radio DJ, from shows like AVRO's 3x Doordraai (mixing three records live without overdubs within ten minutes). Robin said that he preferred to release "Single Minded People", a sort of criticism against those who were not open to other styles of music. "Plastic Dreams" was only meant as a B-side. And it took a lot of effort to convince him to make "Plastic Dreams" the lead track. That track was also a sort of criticism; it was named after a scene in the US where rich people seemed to find their only joy in spending money to stuff they do not need, using their credit cards.

    Over the years that followed, lots of remixes were made; at a certain moment, the track got an annual release with new mixes. Not that I cared much about those remixes; I still stick to the original, even if this were only a three-minute radio edit. The only longer version I had was on a Belgian comp that had a 7-minute edit of the David Morales remix.

    Strangely enough, it took me more than 25 years before I finally got my hands on the full ten minutes. Until then, I used my radio version on Turn Up The Bass 23 or the David Morales remix on Dance Train 1997 vol. 3. Now with Ben Liebrand - Grand House Classics 2, one of the biggest gaps in my collection is filled.
    • baj's avatar
      baj
      In my smallish-city college town environment back then, the radio mix always seemed to be used rather than the full version. It got played out. A few years later, long after it fizzled out as a hit, I found a copy with the original and remixes just to have for the odd wedding or mainstream gig. As some of other commenters here have mentioned though, recently, picking up some of his more obscure stuff I missed the first time around and actually listening to the whole 10 minute version made me curious. I've learned about his importance to dance music culture, esp. the genre of progressive house and the Dutch progressive sound, taking influences from NY and NJ house. The soaring melodies of Sterac owe a lot, directly or indirectly, to Jaydee!
      • Rommellist's avatar
        Rommellist
        Edited one year ago
        I found an interview with Jaydee himself about the story of "Plastic Dreams"
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joWvFnv_Uwg
        • TeknoPunc's avatar
          TeknoPunc
          Edited 11 months ago
          Why is this listed as 'trance'? It's just classic house/techno with varying levels of 'tribal' elements depending on the mix. Even the 'trance mix' is obviously not referring to the genre of music, but the headspace it evokes images of. No shitty supersaw arpeggiations or corny uplifting breakdown anywhere to be found on this record.

          edit: Please see follow-up comment. I have revised my stance in light of new information.
          • DennisV94's avatar
            DennisV94
            Fun fact:

            the name of this song refers to Donald Trump I read in the book 'Dutch Dance 1988-2018 How the Netherlands Took the Lead in Electronic Music Culture by Mark van Bergen. According to Robin Albers (Jaydee): "I owe the title to my then girlfriend. She was a stewardess and encountered Donald Trump on board of a flight. Trump paid, she recalls, with a platinum credit card, or in any case the most expensive card tere was, which was really something in those days. She showed it to the pilots, who were very impresses with it. A plastic card which let you realise your dreams."
            • ConsciousRythmZ's avatar
              Going through my old crates as I've been doing the past few months and when I lay this down, I have to sit down and really enjoy the place I journey to in time with this track. Insane organ and synth so, much has been said already. Well, I had too add my change as well. Long version is what it is "Greatness".......
              • Stuck_In_1992's avatar
                Stuck_In_1992
                To paraphrase the Spatula City sketch in the movie UHF, ".......I loved this record so much....... I bought the T-shirt"

                Not much more can be said other then this record crosses over so many genres (House, Techno, and U.K. Ardkore) that it can be used in a variety of DJ sets which is really nice. However I will specifically say that my favorite aspect of this record is that it uses the amen breakbeat from World Dominance "Compression" with a phaser effect over top. I've pointed this out to friends but it's so well hidden that very few pick up on this. I would like to hear a slight remix of this that adds a louder non phased version of said breakbeat to drive home the point better. Never the less, what a brilliant track and I really did buy the T-shirt in 1993 at the local record shop. I still have it, it's pretty yellowed from use, but I'm not throwing it out.
                • Johnmarcus's avatar
                  Johnmarcus
                  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's avatar
                    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's avatar
                      Sven_Carl
                      Great trance track using house rythm. Love this tune. The long version is really hypnotizing.

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