Rythim Is Rythim* ‎– Nude Photo

Transmat ‎– MS-002
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition

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A Nude Photo
Written-By – Mayday, T. Barnett*
B1 The Dance (Living Room Mix)
Written-By – D. Wynn*, Mayday
B2 Move It (Only Mix)
Written-By – Mayday

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Thomas Barnett's version and the story behind this release.

The sampled laughter on "Nude Photo" is from Yazoo's (aka Yaz in the States) "Situation".

Some copies came with a comic book by Alan Oldham entitled "Gambit and Associates" (issue #1).
On the inside cover of issue #2, Alan thanks Transmat Records for the "in-pack record promotion".

Two pressing variations exist: one with a small pressing ring visible on the labels (some or all copies pressed on dark translucent vinyl), one with a larger pressing ring (all A sides have a fault from the stamper and "Nude Photo" has an audible click present at the intro).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MS-002 A As ARCHER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MS-002 B As ARCHER

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February 24, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
The Dance!.... I'm pretty sure Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Manchester and some parts of London picked up on this one!....Bass without the bleeps but I think you catch my drift!!?


October 5, 2013
Heard this in 1988 in The Sub Club Glasgow changed my life !


August 18, 2013
When i used to play on the outside events, underground & clubs in the uk The dance used to smash it every time.


April 15, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Indispensable independent release by Rhythim is Rhythim. And whereas 'Nude Photo' takes the credit on this release as well as the seminal 'Strings Of Life', I am speaking about the less popular track found on this release called 'The Dance'. Detroit and its story has been told and like all legendary tales, those who have paid attention know more then the average person tuning in.

Detroit Techno was the underdog to Chicago House when Trax was releasing stuff by Adonis & Phuture. Being an underground DJ made the roots of techno seem distant, and for me I was blind or better still deaf to the brilliant phuturisms Derrick May had to offer. I was first put up on these tracks via 'Jack Trax' U.K. compilations and it would not be until 1989 where I got the taste of 10,000+ people dancing to 'Strings Of Life' to really understand.

And here we have 'The Dance'. Simple. Detroit's way of expressing "No Way Back" by Adonis. A chirpy bassline, string, bell and choppy 909 drum programming. Those that bought records in 1989, 1990 know that bassline, as Altern 8, Shut Up & Dance (on "Derrick Went Mad") began to use that same bass over breakbeat. Here we have an untapped gem. Let the story be told, as this is not the obvious choice. Transmat truly was the Icon of its era.


March 12, 2002

"Nude Photo" is the pefect conversion to built concrete
pictures of a certain photo in your brain. The famous voice sequence is very often sampled (Jeff Mills etc.). This release is the first masterpiece from Derrick, I love it so much since after owing this item some years ago.