SL2 ‎– Way In My Brain (Remix)

XL Recordings ‎– XLT-36
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Way In My Brain (Remix)
Remix – Slipmatt & Lime
A2 Aftershock 4:36
AA1 Drumbeats 4:42
AA2 S.L.Ectro 4:36

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Finished at New Age Productions Studio

Made in England

Track A1 samples Under Me Sleng Teng
Track AA1 samples Put The Needle To The Record
Track AA1 samples Wish Featuring Fonda Rae ‎– Touch Me (All Night Long)
Track AA2 is a re-working of 'Hip-Hop Be-Bop' by Man Parrish. Also "Just Feel It" sample taken from Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5012093503660
  • Matrix / Runout: XLT 36 A1 MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout: XLT 36 AA1 MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE DAMONT

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Torso 12234 SL2 Way In My Brain (Remix)(12") Torso Dance Torso 12234 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
WINXDIRT012 SL2 Way In My Brain (2008 Remix)(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Winx Dirt Series) WINXDIRT012 Unknown Sell This Version
XLS-36CD SL2 Way In My Brain (Remix) / Drumbeats(CD, Single) XL Recordings XLS-36CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
TORSO CD 234 SL2 Way In My Brain(CD, Maxi) Torso Dance TORSO CD 234 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
XLT-36 SL2 Way In My Brain (Remix)(12", TP, W/Lbl) XL Recordings XLT-36 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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August 24, 2018
Way In My Brain Remix is a sweet as tune, however in my opinion the weakest on here. SLectro is just pure class, this is how HpHop BeBop shouldve sounded you can never unhear this and long for the energy of this Hardcore version. Aftershock is such a Jungle Techno beast, works well in a mix and is just nitty gritty in a class of Anthill Mob´s Black Rushin or Tango stuff etc. As if that wasnt enought there´s Drumbeats: A stone cold classic. One of the strongest 4 trackers of the genre in my opinion


September 27, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

stand out track of this is drumbeats hands down, cracking tune has everything a hardcore tune should have, a must buy for this alone


August 6, 2014
Amazing that none of the reviews below have mentioned Drumbeats - a wicked track


August 6, 2012
It's all about Aftershock on this EP, can't believe no one's mentioned it!


October 26, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
This in my opinion is SL2's best release even better than some of slipmatts solo projects like breaking free/hear me et el on account of drumbeats which contains one of the best piano sections ever created in a hardcore track its in my top 5 along with the Prodigy "Your Love" and 2 Xtreme Xtremity because it captures the essence of raving and the emotional side, Whats also notable is the beats classic amens and sped vocals but its the piano section which makes me shiver not many tracks make me shiver this one does. It was very popular back in the day but still remained an underground classic i cant say the same for SL2's other releases.As for the other tracks there OK nothing special. The remix of way in my brain is not as good as the original but it still sounds OK as does the others but for me "Drumbeats" is in a class of its own.


September 4, 2010
Amazing that none of the reviews below have mentioned Drumbeats - a wicked track with crashing amens and a superb piano line, played in many a late 92 set. What's great is that you can get such a good tune for such little money.


February 2, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

The remix of Way In My Brain fails to live up to the original which is more of a statement about the greatness of the original more than anything. However, I was looking for something a bit more inspired than a rehash, but SLEctro made up for it without actually pushing the EP into classic material. If you liked Way In My Brain on here, definitely check out the original if you haven't already, it is superior in nearly every way. Slipmatt was doing much greater things under the moniker of SMD by this time anyway.


February 9, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
No matter how uncreative might have been the sample, this was a huge track and I'm sure it brought to a broader listening audience the original Jamaican classic. The same way their other tune "On A Ragga Tip" did to Jah Screechy's "Walk & Skank", in a more blatant fashion.
If you will, mind the flip to this tune, "SL Electro", which rips off "Hip Hop Be Bop" unashamedly, with great results. Astounding EP, surely one of the best of that era.
Personally, I see sampling (at least well done) being about that: not just tools, but also education.


May 10, 2003
"Way In My Brain" samples rather un-creatively what is considered by some the first modern digital "ragga" track "Wayne Smith - Under Me Sleng Teng, ©February 23, 1985 Greensleeves Records 12'' (Jamaica)" of which i do not know the catalogue # :) (tell me please) "Paul Blake & The Blood Fire Posse - Rub A Dub Soidier" seems all digital and may have been 84-83 tho..