Mad Musician / X-Plosion ‎– Braek Out

Tribe Recordings (2) ‎– TRI001
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label, Stamped


A1 Mad Musician Braek Out
A2 Mad Musician Jazz In
A3 Mad Musician Jazz Out
AA1 X-Plosion Untitled
AA2 X-Plosion Untitled
AA3 X-Plosion Untitled
AA4 X-Plosion Untitled


This is is the rubber stamped version of this white label release:

A side has "Mad Musician" & 3 track titles stamped.
AA side has X-Plosion and label info, but no track titles stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): TRI001A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): TRI001AA

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June 27, 2020
Having heard this record once only in a club in Birmingham UK in 1990, it took me 25yrs to track down...Thanks you tube poster on this one. Production is very ruff and home made here. This is why it works, good old style production straight out the mixer.
If you collect the sounds of rave 1990/91 in particular the Bass / Bleep UK scene as I did, and if you are looking for rare underground home grown sounds, this is a must.
Rare and hard to find, hardly comes up for sale here and gaining value year on year.


September 14, 2016
I got my copy in the WARP shop in 1991 as a batch was being hand-delivered by a lady from Huddersfield. Always treasured it
and managed to get another copy later on. Incidentally neither of mine has a track list printed on, only artist names.


January 20, 2011
edited about 1 year ago

This release is about as obscure as they get and little is known about it.
As far as I know this was only released as a very limited promo in the U.K. and although there is no mention of a date it seems to have been released somewhere between 1989 and 1991. Mad Musician is known to appear on other releases but X-plosion
is a total mystery and a thorough search reveals nothing more than their appearance on this split release. The music on this ep is quite good with a unique mix of early tribal house, acid jazz, bleepy techno, and electro wave.
This record is highly undervalued and slept on and can be had for next to nothing. I would highly recommend grabbing a copy while it is still a bargain. Once people catch on to it the price is likely to skyrocket for sure. It's an absolute gem!

Almost nine years have elapsed since I first posted this review.
During the intervening period, three additional releases by "X-Plosion"
have appeared in the database. Two other 12" ep's and a full length CD
compilation of most of that material. At the time I first posted this review
there were a few copies for sale priced at around $4 - $7. I predicted
the price would experience a drastic increase at some point. Well, I'm
not exactly sure when that came to be, but it did happen, as now copies
are selling for between $45 and $100 when they turn up for sale in the DMP.
So my assessment was in fact quite accurate at that time.