Ed Rush & Nico ‎- Technology (No U-Turn 1997)


Blade Runner samplin’ hardcore stabbin’ tech steppin’ brilliance from Ed Rush and No U-Turn head honcho Nico. Make sure you wait ‘til 3:25 for the nastiness. Strangely enough has a occasional noise in the background that sounds a bit like the Outlook email noise. Caught me out a few times.


Tranqill – Payroll (Paul White’s Clean Dub) (2008)


Proof again Vangelis was way ahead of his time. He gets sampled here by Paul White to completely transform Tranqill’s Payroll. White also removed the lyrics so it’s about as far removed from the original as you can get. See below.

Vangelis – Spiral > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW_qGMRmJAw

Tranqill – Payroll > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMsxp2K4UyY


Kev Bird ‎- This Is A Trip (Basement Records 1992)


I just love the Basement sound from this time. This is one of the tracks that started to nail it and I actually thought it was from later on. If you listen to the other tracks from this 12” they sound far more like they fit 1992 but this one is beamed straight from Doc Brown’s Delorean car stereo. He’d popped into the near future and copied it off a mate with an Edge six tape pack.

Basement took the rave sound that was starting to get a bit too happy in and helped to give it a beautiful jungle techno edge. Everybody owes them big time for that.