Quadrophonia ‎– Quadrophonia

Streetbeats ‎– SB 5.005-9
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Quadrophonia (Remix) 3:47
A2 Quadrophonia (Original Remix) 6:45
B1 The Man With The Masterplan 4:03
B2 Quadrophonia (Remix Instrumental) 3:47
B3 The Man With The Masterplan (Instrumental) 4:03

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Produced for ARS Productions
BMC / P&M Publishing
Made in Belgium

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SABAM-T.M.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): SB 5.005-9-A1 FOON MASTERING
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): SB 5.005-9-B1 FOON

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SB 5.005 Quadrophonia Quadrophonia(12") Streetbeats SB 5.005 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
RDAB62027-1, 07863 62027-1 Quadrophonia Quadrophonia(12", Maxi, Promo) RCA, RCA RDAB62027-1, 07863 62027-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
656768 7 Quadrophonia Quadrophonia(7", Single) ARS 656768 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
62028-4, 07863-62028-4 Quadrophonia Quadrophonia(Cass, Single) RCA, ARS 62028-4, 07863-62028-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
CX-121-R Quadrophonia Quadrophonia (Remix)(12") Konga Music CX-121-R Spain 1991 Sell This Version


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April 1, 2020
edited 7 months ago

The intro bleeps sounds of Quadrophonia seems to be sampled out of the intro of the first album from YMO.


April 7, 2017
The main stab sound comes from 16bit with changing minds


January 9, 2015
A pure classic and it still works for me. The release was a mixture of the Technotronic/Snap influence to bring it to a more techno/hardcore oriented scene with hip house influences, the bleepy sounds of techno and the more breakbeat felt beats.

The man with the masterplan is basically more on the then upcoming breakbeat/uk hardcore side with more rap vocals integrated, very dancefloor oriented.


November 26, 2014
well, i was a fan of techno from the very beginning - but i can´t hear this very early records from the beginning years nowaday... pretty awful samples, stupid vocals (not this release) and lousy drum loops.
today i can understand, that a lot of people found this new music style really annoying.
there are some great releases from the early 90s, like Force Mass Motions-5th stone of the sun, that even ´work´today - but this record is a pain in the a.. today


August 6, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
For good or bad; this record was massive and would not go away until eventually. It found its way into stadium playlist anthems and jock jams.
A patient record that took at least a year from initial launch. To launching a sound with its second life through licensing and re-licensing. One of the early hit records of the then emerging Belgian Techno sound which, along with things like Anesthesia (also by Abbeloos and Foort), Senses, etc broke the dead horse that was the by then painful new beat sound and buried it.

And this from the guys that later made freaky disco/drum workouts via their Holographic label.


February 19, 2005
edited over 5 years ago

The main sound of "Quadrophonia" is a catchy stab.
The rest is a mixture quite innovative of Rap,Breakbeat,Techno,Soul...
Like Lucien Foort said in a MTV interview in 1990 :
"We try to make a different kind of music with all sorts of aspects soul, hip hop, techno, new beat, everything added together"...
Surprisingly this track was a hit even if it was ahead of it's time, because there were no sounds like that on tv or radio at the time.The video clip is also memorable with this particular wears ambience.
"Quadrophonia" was one of the records that launched the Hardcore-Breakbeat era.