VariousXL Recordings: The Remix Chapter - Hardcore European Dance Music

Label:Avex Trax – AVCD-11070
Series:XL-Recordings – The Remix Chapter
CD, Limited Edition, Mixed
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore, Techno


2The ProdigyCharly7:23
3SL2On A Ragga Tip
ProducerSlipmatt & Lime
4Praga KhanRave Alarm
ProducerJade 4U, O. Adams*, Khan*
5Cubic 22Night In Motion6:18
6SL2DJ's Take Control
ProducerSlipmatt & Lime
7The ProdigyFire (Burning Version)
ProducerL. Howlett*
8LiquidSweet Harmony
ProducerAme, Model (3)
9Nu-MaticSpring In My Step4:10
10LiquidLiquid Is Liquid
ProducerAme, Jezz Wright, Model (3)
11DJ's UniteDJ's Unite
ProducerDJ's Unite
12The ProdigyEverybody In The Place5:53



Rough translation of the text from the obi strip (via Google Translate):

Remixed, from blockbuster songs to the latest tracks. Non-stop collection. Limited to Japan.
XL Recordings The Remix Chapter.
Avex Trax
Price including tax 2800 yen.
Price excluding tax 2718 yen.

XL RECORDINGS The Remix Chapter
AVCD 11070

This album takes the next step in the process from XL Recordings' 1991 hardcore techno. XL Recordings continues to change with the times. In their home country of England, the XL Recordings series Chapter 3 has already been released, and it is taking a completely different approach to last year. The representative player is SL2, but this change is happening so fast that hardcore techno up until last year sounds like an old-fashioned melody. XL Recordings is practicing the lightness of footwork that is only possible because it is indie. We must not forget that the revitalization of the dance music scene is underpinned by the experimentation and adventure of these labels.
-Excerpt from the text of liner notes-

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 988064 110704
  • Barcode (String): 4988064110704
  • Matrix / Runout: AVCD-11070 AF210A
  • Rights Society: JASRAC



  • sdwilson's avatar
    It's quite bizarre how the nu-matic track seamlessly mixes a classical sample with a disco sample over the same break.
    • acidbearboy's avatar
      This release is a strange one. It's not a proper DJ Mix. The tracks are sequenced or segued into one another in a continuous fashion, but only briefly, and they are not beat-matched. Most tracks, if not all, have been re-edited in some fashion. Some tracks include more than one version of the song. Here's my analysis.

      1. T99 - Anasthasia has been re-edited.
      2. The Prodigy - Charly includes sections from the Original Mix and the Alley Cat Mix.
      3. SL2 - On A Ragga Tip has been re-edited.
      4. Praga Khan - Rave Alarm includes sections from either the Original or Underground mix and Kick Back For The Rave Alarm (Rap Remix).
      5. Cubic 22 - Night in Motion includes sections from the Battleplan Mix and the Original Mix.
      6. In the background during the quiet sections of SL2 - DJ's Take Control, snippets from Brutal by Nitro Deluxe and Sweet Sensation by Shades of Rhythm can be heard.
      7. The Prodigy - Fire (Burning Version) sounds pretty straight, but I am more familiar with the radio edit and the album version. I think this remix was only included on the 12"?
      8. There's a whole section at the beginning of Liquid - Sweet Harmony that I've never heard before. The piano from the Original Mix drops at 2:26.
      9. Nu-Matic - Spring in my Step is new to me so I can't comment.
      10. Liquid is Liquid has a continuous 4/4 kick (with reverb) beneath the original breakbeat.
      11. DJ's Unite is another track I can't comment on as I only know the track from various DJ sets.
      12. The Prodigy - Everybody in the Place includes sections of Moby's Dance Hall Version, the Fairground Mix and 155 And Rising. There is also an added drum loop.


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