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SL2Way In My Brain (Remix)

Label:XL Recordings – XLT-36
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore, Electro

Tracklist

A1Way In My Brain (Remix)
RemixSlipmatt & Lime
5:30
A2Aftershock4:36
AA1Drumbeats4:42
AA2S.L.Ectro4:36
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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 (Scanned): 5012093503660
  • Barcode (Text): 5 012093 503660
  • Matrix / Runout: XLT 36 A1 MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout: XLT 36 AA1 MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE DAMONT

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Way In My Brain (Remix) / Drumbeats (CD, Single)XL RecordingsXLS-36CDUK1992
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Way In My Brain (CD, Maxi-Single)Torso DanceTORSO CD 234Netherlands1992
Way In My Brain (Remix) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Torso DanceTorso 12234Netherlands1992
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Way In My Brain / Drumbeats (7", 45 RPM, Single)XL RecordingsXLS 36UK1992
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Way In My Brain (Remix) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label, Test Pressing)XL RecordingsXLT-36UK1992
  • aidiothir's avatar
    aidiothir
    Edited one month ago
    ''Drumbeats'' is awful. It sounds very happy-hardcore-ish for 1992, and also totally cheesy. Yak!

    ''S.L.Ectro'' is garbage, the worst SL2 track ever written. The combination of 80's electro and 90's breakbeat hardcore sounds out of place.

    ''Way In My Brain (Remix)'' is trash, and it ruins totally the excellent and classic original mix.

    But all above overturned by the masterpiece ''Aftershock'' which is a fantastic darkside breakbeat track of the very end of '92, and one of the most classic oldskool rave tracks of XL recordings. It is a simple tune, but straight to the point, and highly effective, more '93 in style, caned by any DJ of any genre of music back in 1992-1994.

    This is probably the weakest ''XL recordings'' release of the oldskool years, but it is still worthy, only for the ''Aftershock'' track.

    P.S: The other 2 ''SL2'' releases: ''Dj's take control / way in my brain'' and ''on a ragga tip'' are miles better than this one, no question.

    • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
      Why did XL Recordings choose Prodigy over SL2? Heavens know? bUT INNA 2019 I think both groups should have had equal shares in the musical pie?
      • footsoldier's avatar
        footsoldier
        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
        • Hardcore_Phonography's avatar
          Edited 4 years 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
          • recordmania4's avatar
            recordmania4
            Amazing that none of the reviews below have mentioned Drumbeats - a wicked track
            • Thumbzo's avatar
              Thumbzo
              It's all about Aftershock on this EP, can't believe no one's mentioned it!
              • drexcia2's avatar
                drexcia2
                Edited 8 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.
                • zykotik's avatar
                  zykotik
                  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.
                  • Fizza's avatar
                    Fizza
                    Edited 16 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.
                    • steel_life's avatar
                      steel_life
                      Edited 17 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.

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