Feel The Rush - 30th Anniversary Edition

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Salford City Records

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30 years (32 if you're being picky - Ed) after it was originally released, Salford City Record reissue "Feel The Rush" by M.A.N.I.C with all the mixes, on fresh 180g green transparent vinyl.

Another killer relic from the era of piano house, smiley faces and high speed dodgems, "Feel The Rush", like many tunes of the time, captured the hedonistic, ecstasy-soaked feeling that was coursing through clubland at the time in novel and unique ways! Melanie McHaffie provides the empassioned vocal delivery, whilst Kieron Jolliffe & Lee Hudson (who'd also go under the alias Bonemasters) provide an electric, piano driven house groove with early 'donk' bass and synth sax licks. 

Whilst the club and vocal mixes retain much of the same characteristics, the 12" mix sees the track get taken to the dark underbelly of Bowlers - with added rave elements such as hoovers, dark 'Timebase' bass and pitched up vocal squeals; nearly transforming it into a pure hardcore track. Meanwhile, the 'Techno Mix' is a neat amalgamation of Sheffield bleep, hardcore breaks and early jungle mindset as it deploys a tight rhythm and bass pattern alongside soundbwoy shoutouts and stuttered rave stabs. Inside! 

Another key moment of UK dance history beautifully excavated and presented by the good folks at Salford City Records. Recommended! 


Matt says: Hardcore-indebted piano house here from MANIC who took the sugar coated hooks of the era and injected a degree of proto-jungle urgency and grit into proceedings. A fine example of the development of early-mid '90s rave music.


A1. Club Mix
A2. Vocal Mix
B1. 12 Mix
B2. Techno Mix

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