Acen ‎– Close Your Eyes ('XXX' Mix) / Close Your Eyes (Vitamin 'E' Mix)

Production House ‎– PNT 034
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Close Your Eyes ('XXX' Mix) 7:25
AA Close Your Eyes (Vitamin 'E' Mix) 6:04

Companies, etc.



Generic Production House die-cut sleeve.
No release date is given.
No durations given.

Published by FJR/Handle Music Ltd.
Manufactured in the UK

Both tracks sample:
Vocal from The Doors - A Little Game
Vocal from Air Force 1 - See The Light / Feel The Heat

Track A samples:
Vocal from Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
Vocal from 101 - Rock To The Beat
Steel drum melody from S'Express - Blow Me Another Lollypop

Track AA samples:
Vocal from Prince - For You

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 018890 120345
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): PNT 034 A¹ PA 5815 "NUFF RESPECT TO RAYMOND WRIGHT"
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side AA): PNT-034-AA PA 5815 "NUFF RESPECT TO RAYMOND WRIGHT"


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June 14, 2017
Whenever close my eyes listening this proper rave tune I feel it. 90s rules.

30 years old guy who heard this tune first time in his life when he was 12 years old.


November 3, 2016

Acen tunes were some of the first hardcore tracks I listened to on vinyl as a 14 year old. The mans tacks were amazing and still are, a pure genius of his time.


March 25, 2016
Wicked track, first heard this on Rave generation 2. A lot different to other rave tunes at the time, dark but accessible. Love the breakdown with the chime-type sounds , anyone know where these are from?


April 2, 2013
a proper rave monster


December 2, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

If one tune encapsulates the genius of Acen for me, then "Close Your Eyes (XXX Mix)" is the one. I have never come accross another hardcore track which appears to squeeze a whole "rave" into it's 7 minute running time.
With it's energetic start to warm you up. "Close Your Eyes (XXX Mix)" then builds up in intensity with mentasmic rave stabs, Jim Morrison/Public Enemy samples and rolling breakbeats (NWA's "Straight Out Of Compton"???). Then then the "rush" hits you near the end with these almost heavenly synths and exclamations of "ECSTACY!!!".
For a non-drug user to feel such feelings of elation when hearing this track, just goes to show the sheer brilliance of Acen's compositions. Throwaway, rave-crap??? Not a chance!