» » The Mole People - Break Night / Ocean

The Mole People - Break Night / Ocean Album

The Mole People - Break Night / Ocean Album
Performer: The Mole People
Genre: Electro
Title: Break Night / Ocean
MP3 album size: 2159 mb
FLAC album size: 2719 mb
Style: House, Tribal House
Country: US
Released: 1995
Catalog number: SR12357
Label: Strictly Rhythm


2Break Night12:00


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SR12357The Mole People Break Night / Ocean ‎(12", TP)Strictly RhythmSR12357US1995
DECKS CLASSIX 008The Mole People Break Night / Ocean ‎(12", RE, RM)Decks ClassixDECKS CLASSIX 008Germany2010
ZYX 7972-8The Mole People Break Night ‎(CD, Maxi)ZYX MusicZYX 7972-8Germany1995
ZYX 7972-12The Mole People Break Night / Ocean ‎(12")ZYX MusicZYX 7972-12Germany1995
SR12357DThe Mole People Break Night / Ocean ‎(2xFile, WAV)Strictly RhythmSR12357DUSUnknown


  • A&r [Executive]G. Pizarro
  • Mastered ByDon Grossinger
  • Producer, Mixed ByArmand Van Helden
  • Written-ByA. Van Helden


Produced and mixed for Ya Mutha's House Productions.
Mastered for Europadisk Ltd.


  • Barcode: 7 -3218-32357-1 8


  • Mastered At – Europadisk


This is getting a re-issue in 2017 due to be released in September
Both sides are VERY "techy" house (this would no doubt be called "tech house" if released in the last 15 years), definetly made for the late night warehouse grip.
This has nothing to do with tech house yongin. This is bboy shit. Gorgeous house break extended
House music isn't my cup of tea. Especially American House. My god, "Night Break" is such a fucking good track. Now, you would think that lasting this long it would start to get repetitive and / or boring. That is a problem I face with House music in general. Particularly with Dub versions that last for 10+ minutes. Producers tend to use a generic House drum for 3-4 minutes before it gets any good. Even though, I don't particularly enjoy Armand Van Helden's music, I have to give him props for "Break Night" because it manages to stay relevant during it's whole 12 minute duration despite being quite simplistic. Catchy minimalistic tribal drum with a very catchy house melody. Unlike some other House tracks which many people seem to massively praise and call "classic" "Break Night" is a no-brainer House classic. "Ocean" is very boring so I won't bother describing it.
If house music isn't your cup of tea, in particular American house (the motherland of house), perhaps refrain from reviewing house music? Just a thought ;-)
Dead Samurai
While I agree on your comments of Break Night, this is maybe one of the most clueless reviews I've come across on Discogs. Do your homework!
Small Black
From everything your wrote it is quite clear that your opinion is irrelevant as it displays your lack of basic understanding of house music
I suggest you listen to van heldens other moniker- hardhead -demon dreams (gravediggin mix). Brilliant dark chunky chugger of a tune
you havent listened to enough American house then, because its where house came from
Ocean synth reminds me some notes of the synth of Model 500 - Neptune... And that was sampled from The Robots by Kraftwerk. However I think those notes by Armand are original, just a little bit similar.
past, presence and future of music. one of the most "intelligent" and deep tracks in Strictly Rhythm history. "break night" it's like neverending story, i cannot push the stop buttom in my;s always from begining to the end...12 minutes of history of tech-house.
I'm surprised that no one has commented on this, but Break Night seems very much to be a variant of his Get Deep mix sans vocals of Barbara Tucker - I Get Lifted... Anyway I filed this one away back then, because: 1) I actually got tired of Armand's hard kick drum sounds from the early-mid 90s; 2) it seemed too much of a jack from his IGL Get Deep mix (gosh I sure was annoyingly critical back then). Anyway, I think this one comes back to visit in the mental radio and the groove winds its way back to the top. I am still at a yes or no on AVH, but I acknowledge he made some lasting and catching grooves, with this one being amongst his best. My last memory of this (for the DC folks) was David Javate playing this on the back deck at Tracks long before the Nationals stadium got dropped on top of that location.
crazy, i don't believe I ever heard you play, but have known of you from the scene back when i used to hit the clubs. i miss Tracks. a lot of us out there still do. deep house 4 life!
Crazy! I was just going to comment to your post, agreeing that this mix is very similar to the Get Deep mix of I Get Lifted. I'm listening to an old cd that I mixed around 1999 with Break Night on it (that is why I came to Discogs tonight) and I'll be darned if I didn't do a quick mix out of Break Night into that mix of I Get Lifted!! Too crazy!! Peace to you, DC brother! Michele Miruski
legendary peace of music
I heard this the other day for the first time on a Levon Vincent mix. Fucking-A, how did I miss this first time round? What a monster.
One of the best modern house riffs ever made (even though it is now 15 years old), I used to play this out all the time, AVH was cool then before it went silly and this alias produced such an infectious mixable house groove. It was always underrated until I last witnessed it at DC10 Ibiza in 2008 and was feckin ace! I hope Armand played it and not sampled it but if it was sampled would love to know where it came from. CLASSIC!
'The Mole People' is an alias that reflects the underground nature of the project and this release certainly justifies this. I heard 'Break Night' just a week ago and OMG its an amazing track! The tune is based on a simple synth/bassline and is filled with so much soul! Clearly an epic; you get that classic feeling when you here it (it keeps ringing in your head). Proof of Armand's artistic genius. This is a must have in any house collection.
This is really funny, I remember that in 1995 in a magazine was written that the labes were confused, so that would mean, that the one track all the people love is not break night, but ocean. No matter, this track is one of the most popular house tracks and an alltime-favourite of really many famous dj´s, still!! You could say that it was a different time, when this track was made, but this is too easy. This lovely peace of music is just that, what you call a hit! No questions in what drawer you have to classify it and something you can´t say definitely 'minimal', 'deep', 'tribal-attitude' or whatever!! Just a mothaf%&§"$ great song!
Duster - StratosphereTalk Talk - Laughing StockVerve - A Storm In HeavenHostom - HOSTOM - 001Various - Techno! The New Dance Sound Of DetroitNirvana - MTV Unplugged In New YorkMazzy Star - Seasons Of Your DayVarious - Chicago ServiceSneaker Pimps - Becoming XAutechre - EPS 1991 – 2002Tonebox - NocturnKilling Joke - Killing JokeDepeche Mode - VIOLATORThe Mole People - Break Night / Ocean¡redream! - 11Phil Collins - Face ValueZero 7 - Simple ThingsBurzum - Hvis Lyset Tar OssMichael O'Shea - Michael O'SheaBeastie Boys - Licensed To IllPearl Jam - TenThe Wreckin' Cru' - SurgeryEvan Marc + Steve Hillage - Dreamtime SubmersibleThem Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked VulturesRobin Wants Revenge - Robin Wants RevengeEon - SpiceDan Shake - 3AM Jazz ClubS.O.N.S - Shibuya One Night Stand EPRoy Of The Ravers - 2 Late 4 LoveAjukaja & Andrevski - Rare Birds EPMiltiades - Epk.xStretchBoys - 5 - 4 Say FreezeSoda Stereo - Comfort y Música Para VolarAndrás Presents... H.O.D. - House Of DadPsychick Warriors Ov Gaia - 1989DJ Metatron - This Is NotDJ Gwange - New Creation / Vinyl ParadiseCirca Survive - Juturna: Deluxe Ten Year EditionPaul Weller - True MeaningsErykah Badu - Mama's GunNirvana - NevermindCoheed And Cambria - The Unheavenly CreaturesDepeche Mode - A Broken Frame | The 12" SinglesThe Beatles - Beatles VIDeath - ...For The Whole World To SeeAhzz - New York's Movin'ASC - Time Heals AllАспид - КровоизлияниеThe Mars Volta - The Bedlam In GoliathArthur Russell - World Of EchoBad Religion - Bad ReligionSu Tissue - Salon De MusiqueMuse - Simulation TheoryWebster Station - Are You For RealSwirlies - Blonder Tongue Audio BatonGhost - PrequelleLuke Slater's 7th Plain - The 4 Cornered RoomNick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky AwayVarious - PCP Classics Vol.1Small Faces - There Are But Four Small FacesJimmy Eat World - Bleed AmericanMetallica - Garage Inc.Various - Strange Pleasures EP - Alternative Highlights 01Dead Can Dance - DionysusHead High - It's A Love Thing (Piano Invasion)Duster - Capsule Losing ContactThe Stone Roses - I Am The ResurrectionMelanie Martinez - Cry BabyJames Vincent McMorrow - CavalierGas - KönigsforstPeshay & The Truper - Untitled공중도둑 = Mid-Air Thief - 무너지기 = CrumblingPopol Vuh - In Den Gärten PharaosStars Of The Lid - Stars Of The Lid And Their Refinement Of The DeclineDeftones - GoreTestament - The RitualFelipe Venegas Y Francisco Allendes - LloviznaQueenadreena - The Butcher And The ButterflyCan - Future DaysMumford & Sons - Sigh No MoreSully - FlockSL2 - Way In My Brain (Remix)David Gilmour - On An IslandCloud Cult - The SeekerGrizzly Bear - ShieldsVarious - Revival TraxxM83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.The Roots - Things Fall ApartIntrigue - I Like ItThaneco - Psychic ImagesVoid - Orcana / No StoppinDaze - LipsIceage - Plowing Into The Field Of LoveEfdemin - Decay Versions Pt. 2Various - The Fifth ColumnDan Auerbach - Waiting On A SongQueen - Bohemian RhapsodyOFF! - First Four EPsPeter Gabriel - UpRowland S. Howard - Teenage Snuff Film