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Zion ICritical / Venus

Label:Ground Control Records – GCR7013-12
Format:
Vinyl, 12", Single
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop
Style:Drum n Bass, Conscious

Tracklist

A1Critical
FeaturingPlanet Asia
4:24
A2Critical (Instrumental)4:24
A3Critical (Madlib Remix)
RemixMadlib
Scratches [Cuts]DJ Romes
4:03
B1Venus4:33
B2Venus (Instrumental)4:33
B3Venus (Drum N Bass Mix)
Co-producerMichael Aaberg
Scratches [Cuts]DJ K Genius
4:51
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Notes

Selections from the full length CD/2LP Mind Over Matter. Tracks A3 and B3 are exclusive to this release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 659657701312

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Critical (Cassette, Maxi-Single, Promo)Ground Control RecordsGCR7013-4-PUS1999
Recently Edited
Critical / Venus (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)Ground Control RecordsGCR7013-12US1999

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Reviews

  • dylaf's avatar
    dylaf
    As well as (according to Discogs) being Madlib's first official remix, & a great one at that; the original mix of 'Critical' is also a real highlight. The unexpected additional treat on this indie 12" is the Drum N Bass mix of 'Venus', & coming from a long time fan & critic of both genres, I'm surprised what a decent job they did with this. Considering that back in '99, and with no offense, D&B was very much rooted in the UK & still a 'pure' scene, this cut was done in very good taste compared with other international takes on the sound at the time. 'Venus' rmx focuses on the breakbeat essentials, & coming from a hip- hop angle, keeps it raw & vibey. Winner. Great 12".
    • WaxFinderGeneral's avatar
      What no write up? One of the earliest examples of Madlib's utter dopeness, this remix goes from level to level as it progresses, getting heavier and heavier. I challenge anyone to hear this and not rate it up there with his best work. Flanked by Zion I and Planet Asia, this is a classic example of late 90s Hip Hop, true to its roots yet progressive in its execution. D.O.P.E.

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