Nitro DeluxeJourney To Cybotron

Label:Cutting Records – CR 208
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1Journey To Cybotron (Transform)6:48
A2Journey To Cybotron (Transform) (7" Edit Version)3:38
B1Transform To Dub (Cybotron)6:30
B2Mental Transformation5:09

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  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etchings Side A): A- ᐉ CR-208-A Herbie Jr :-) "JOURNEY TO CYBERTRON" (TRANSFORM) MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etchings Side B): A- ᐉ CR-208-B Herbie Jr :-) "PEACE LOVE AND UNITY" MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Journey To Cybotron (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)Cutting RecordsCR 208US1986
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Journey To Cybotron (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Test Pressing)Cutting RecordsCR 208US1986



  • Fizza's avatar
    It has to be acknowledged that Nitro Deluxe attained legendary status from his next release, Let's Get Brutal, but this first release of his is not to be overlooked, though its appeal would be much more towards the Electro heads than Techno/House heads, who may not even give it a listen because the name Nitro Deluxe shouts Techno/House rather than Hip Hop/Electro.

    There is Aldo Marin assisting with the production to give it that classic Cutting Records 808 electro drum sound that can be heard on a whole host of prior Cutting releases, obviously including Hashim, that, sound-wise, allow this record to sit comfortably next to greats like Al-Naafiysh, B Boys Breakdance, Crush etc..

    If I were to describe this it would be something like Cybotron's Techno City meets Clear. In fact, I had this recorded from Mike Allen from early '86 when it was released and I thought it was a Cybotron record until I found it and came to know better. Very spacey and sci-fi styled synths and FX punctuated with the vocal hooks create a sonic picture that would fit a club scene in Bespin Cloud City if there were ever to have been one.

    What's even better is that there are a few mixes that really allow for a lot of variance on the record's theme for some creative mixing or just taking a deeper dive when listening. I think it's a must have for anyone who is into the hip hop/electro sound of this time and it is currently readily available at a decent price for a decent copy of vinyl, or digitally if one prefers.
    • glitterboy's avatar
      A very very futuristic electronic 12 inch from Nitro Deluxe.You can hear the Roland TR 808 rhythem composer in time and space, its almost like a time machine.What The Human League,Gary Numan,Devo,Yellow Magic Orchestra and Kraftwerk in the late 70s scientific electronic music to the pop music introduce(blue print),in the old school hiphop are New Cleus,The Jonzun Crew,Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force,Hashim,Paul Hardcastle,Maggatron(DXJ),Egyptian Lover and Nitro Deluxe the innovators from this kind of futuristic rap electro music.(between 1982-1989)


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