Mint Condition - A record label focused on excavating the outer fringes of classic House and Techno. Unreleased mixes,
classics, overlooked gems and never heard before material, mined from the last 30+ years of contemporary dance music
are the order of the day. From Chicago, Detroit and New York to Manchester, London and beyond. Mint Condition have
got their digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been in your wants list for years.
Only a handful of releases exist from Red Seal, but it's quality over quantity that is on display with these guys.
The 1996 original was released on Rob's Records, a label founded by the legendary Rob Gretton (RIP), former Joy Division
and New Order manager, as well as Factory Records and Hacienda co-owner. Penned by Red Seal and produced by
Martin Moscrop, of A Certain Ratio fame, this 3 tracker would set the World's dancefloors alight and become a much lauded
and bonafide classic.
'Spinning Top' kicks off with flanged hats and dark brooding synths, the breakbeat is tough and delivers a potent punch.
The wam analogue bass keeps the track moving throughout, the distinctive lead line and arpeggios build and drop
in all the right places. 'Twister' continues the vibe, the heavy weight bass and top drawer percussion deliver the funk.
The deft synth programming gives this track a lighter feel, but is no less energetic. Finally 'Hula Loop' heads off into tripped
out acid territory, the break beats roll, and the infectious 303 undulates in a way that both captivates and enthrals.
This EP is packed with peak time heat, an essential rarity sought after by diggers around the globe. Unavailable for decades,
a repress has most definitely been long overdue. 'Spinning Top' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement
of Red Seal, lovingly remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original sources especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit,
licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label -
Published: 3rd May 2023