SECOND PHASE – Mentasm – R&S Records Clear Vinyl Reissue
1991 techno classics – repressed and reissued for 2021!
Second Phase (aka Joey Beltram and Mundo Muzique) are 2 legendary producers whose output shaped an entire generation of ravers, DJs and producers minds.
‘Mentasm / Mind To Mind’ is one such influential release, literally creating new styles, new directions and impacting on dance music for decades to come. Unique programming and fresh sounds made their records stand out head and shoulders above everyone else’s output. ‘Mentasm’ particularly broke ground with it’s now infamous ‘hoover sound’, influencing house, techno and trance music to come and even spilling over into the nascent hardcore, jungle and D&B scenes where it was often imitated or sampled by producers who wanted that ruff, visceral feel for their own tracks, but didn’t know how to create it themselves. A new energy was born and it emanated from this milestone 12″. ‘Mind To Mind’ on the flipside is equally as deadly, but in a deeper, more spaced out realm it manoeuvres and pulls into a trippy early morning space, the yin to ‘Mentasm’s yang. This is a quintessential techno record, a glimpse of innovation from back in the day. File under ‘classic’.
This special 2021 edition is reissued by R&S Records from original master sources, remastered by Curve Pusher.