Frequency (3) ‎– Kiss The Sky

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Lower East Side Records ‎– LES 017
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A Kiss The Sky
B1 Xanadu
B2 Square Methods

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Kiss The Sky features a sample taken from Coil's Windowpane and Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze. Side A plays at 45 rpm, side B at 33⅓ rpm.
PH: 31 20 6711292
FX: 31 20 6643610
CHECK: BOUDISQUE, MUSIC MAN, FLYING, SRD, WATTS, CARGO, EDIE, IMC
BOOKINGS: UK-DYNAMIX 0908•270811•••USA-INVASION 212•532 1414

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): LES 017A HCP872923
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): LES 017B HCP872923
  • Rights Society: STEMRA

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WHITE 04 Frequency (3) Kiss The Sky(12") The White Label WHITE 04 UK 1992 Sell This Version
FKUK 004 Frequency (3) Kiss The Sky(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Fokus U.K. FKUK 004 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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Spastmatiker

Spastmatiker

September 6, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

must say, this is the #1 oldschool rave ep for me. its just perfect.

kiss the sky is a monster of a track. banging drums, and an amazing riff. on top of that other synth elements that build up to a break. everything fits perfectly together. no sample or synth appears cheesy or out of place (like with many other oldschool tracks), and it is exactly the right length. there is no part where it gets boring. just pure raving goodness.

xanadu is something else. first it starts with some pretty standard but nice fairy-tale-ish synths, but then it drops into this really disturbing, out of tune melody. i dont know, what he did there. sounds like a slowed down bell thing run through a phaser or something, but besides being really disturbing, the sounds also seem to warp through your head. has a really great stereo effect. lots of change in that track later too, but the atmosphere stays mystic the whole time. dont know how big this track was back then (kinda hard to know if youre born 1996), but i have the feeling its really underrated and overshadowed by kiss the sky. probably the best track on here imo

square methods is probably the most standard one in my opinion. happy nice rave banger, but thats it. not much to say about this one. but dont get me wrong, still a good track, but the other two are just legendary! :)

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aldhous

aldhous

October 9, 2007

Aside from being a haunting hardcore statement, Kiss The Sky/Sky Is The Limit has often been commented as a marker to the turning point of the happy rave vibe, and the two A-tracks interestingly hint at the dark synths of future years that still give hints back to the mentasm sounds associated with the late 80's, Joey Beltram et al.

Curiously, tracks on the B-side (Xanadu/Square Methods) give greater reference to the then retiring techno sounds, which is strange considering the darkness which was soon to envelop the scene.

The commerically amiable Top Buzz depicted this by ending their Fantazia 92/93 New Years Eve set at West Point by sliding 'Kiss The Sky' next to 2 Boasters, A Jammy Dodger and a Digestive's 'We're About To Take LSD'.
wellbelove23

wellbelove23

September 11, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
Magnificent record - so tough and so dark - Goldie was sampling the riff sound for the next 2 years - that's how influential this record was. One of Orlando's greatest pieces and one of THE most influential euro tracks on the UK hardcore scene. The Jimmy Hendrix sample was removed for the UK release.