A-Sides – Murder (Time To Get Busy Mix) (Strictly Underground 1994)

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Let’s Roll-esque drums and a distinctive bassline lead into a breakdown that sounds to me like a sunrise. This turns a little darker then back to the filth. They don’t make ’em like this any more. I think I remember a Randall mix where he goes into Dead Dred after this, it’s burnt deep into my cerebellum. Probably an AWOL one.

http://www.discogs.com/A-Sides-Murder/release/349301

 

Lemon D – Break It Up (1996)

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If you listened to this and didn’t know who it was Lemon D might not spring straight to mind but Kevin King it was. Annoyingly printed on a picture disc (I like to see when the darker quiet areas are going to hit) it is nevertheless a stonking piece of techstep, there’s not much that sounds quite like it. Squelchy, lovely and dark.

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Enforcers-Vol-9-10/release/19399