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DJ - SS (Turn Table Psycho)*The Psycho E.P.

DJ SS - The Psycho E.P. album cover
Label:Formation Records – DJ SS 1
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore

Tracklist

A1Stomp
A2The 'E' Face
AA1The Psycho
AA2Straight From The Heart
AA3No Bleeps Needed
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Notes

First issue of The Psycho E.P.
This release only contains the 5 tracks listed on the label.

The sound quality on the A side is poor, which is presumably why they remastered it and released it again (With DJ SS Appella added). It's etched DJ SS 1 A1. The later ones were marked A2.

The same label from this release was also used on the first run of the remastered versions, before it was given the more familiar looking label and sleeve.

Track A2 samples:
Vocal from Stephanie Mills - (You're Puttin') A Rush On Me
Stab from Second Phase - Mentasm

Track AA1 samples:
Vocal from Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
Segment from a pirate radio broadcast by Astrix & Space

Track AA3 samples:
Bleeps and synth from Nightmares On Wax - Dextrous
Bassline from Unique 3 & The Mad Musician - The Theme
Vocal from Kraze - The Party

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout both Sides, Etched): DJ SS 1 AA-1

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Psycho E.P. (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP)Formation RecordsDJ SS 1UK1991
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The Psycho EP (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition)Formation Records, Formation RecordsFORM 001, DJSS 1UK1991
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The Psycho EP (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Misprint, Promo)Formation Records, Formation RecordsFORM 001, DJSS 1UK1991
New Submission
The Psycho E.P. (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Clear)Formation RecordsFORM12001UK2021

Reviews

  • 8892sales's avatar
    8892sales
    I remember Colin Dale (or I could be mistaken, it might've been Colin Faver?) pretty certain it was Colin Dale though. Anyway, usually the ultimate professional how he came across on air. He played E-Face on one of his Abstract Dance shows in '91. After the tune had finished he named the title with a cheeky, knowing chuckle and 'yesss' or 'yeahhh' as if to say, ''you know the f***ing score'', ''we know that look or we've all been there''. You just could tell he had a big grin on his face whilst saying it. I feel a wry smile every time I remember it. Damn, that recording must be available somewhere.

    The dark drop with the Mentasm sample (and the creepy sounding reverse screech on the Remix) sums it all up. Always waited for that breakdown to really let loose. Production and sound quality wise - all pressings are rough as they come. Not that much of an improvement comparing the subsequent represses to the supposed faulty original issues. But it didn't really matter when they were being blasted out at 30K whilst you were pumped up to the gills because the place was utter carnage.
    • 8892sales's avatar
      8892sales
      The release notes state that the bleeps sampled on track AA3 are from Unique 3 & The Mad Musician - The Theme. I'm finding it difficult figuring out where this sample is exactly. I might be missing something, but the only bleeps I recognise are from Nightmares On Wax - Dextrous, or am I hearing things? I might be overlooking something, it's not the first time and it certainly won't be the last :-)
      • djmasturbeat's avatar
        djmasturbeat
        damn this is a memory lane release
        still got my copy stashed in some crate
        • ian_s's avatar
          ian_s
          In an interview with SS he claims this release sold around 3,500 copies. 2,500 through the 5HQ shop and self-distribution,plus another 1,000 copies through Mo's Music Machine.

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