Review: The most impressive characteristic of this 12" is the further development in sound processing (filtering and modulation), which seems to have no relation to anything else within the genre. 'Inversion' is a rhythm backed journey into the world of coloured noise, while the other side delivers a repetitive, gloomy and metallic sounding ambient piece. Tip!
Review: 'M 6' consists of two heavy stomping dub house tracks that are dominated by a multiple modulated sequence that reaches from considerable depths to the heights of coloured noises. All is surrounded by a warm and organic sound sphere of the usual characteristics. A deep groove experience is guaranteed.
I'm Your Brother (Ron Trent & Chez Damier Chicago's Twisted mix)
Review: With 'I'm Your Brother' Basic Channel initiates its deep house label Main Street. The A-side features the original vocal track which production is orientated on the classics of the genre. As one would expect the result is outstanding. This fact is even more true since the dub mix on the B-side has been done by Chez n Trent - a producer dream team of the early/mid 90s.
Review: The Maurizio story continues with two more techno dub tracks of astonishing width, depth and presence of every single sound element. Some chords appear after a break in the middle and gives the ongoing groove even more drive.
Review: 'Music A Fe Rule' is the opener for the Rhythm & Sound label. The tune in its two parts is driven by an offbeat groove combined with a bassline that gives the impression of an electro-esque 2-step track. R&S takes their famous dub processed sound sphere to new heights and Paul St. Hilaire delivers an almost psychedelic, fragmentary vocal track. Killer!
Review: The Rhythm & Sound label in association with NYC based legendary reggae label Wackies - a relationship full of musical respect. This release brings a previously unreleased reggae tune by the Chosen Brothers. The B-side contains the R&S dub interpretation: one of the deepest R&S production so far!
Review: The R&S label has many similarities to the legendary Basic Channel label. Although the vibe isn't 'that technoid' anymore, an astonishing range of tracks is presented here. Every 12" so far stands for itself. 'Roll Off' is a deep shaped and pulsating ambient tune in two parts with a unique sound scape of organic chords and coloured noises.
Review: 'New Day' is the second deep house anthem produced by Basic Channel. Included is an main vocal mix and an instrumental mix on the B-side. The sound aesthetic presented here is undeniable Basic Channel alike. The instrumental version is not just the original tune without the vocals but a stripped-down-to-the-bones groove monster which lasts.
Review: 'Ploy' is the imitating release by Basic Channel even before they had found their name under which they would create a complete outstanding release sequence. The vibe here is very infected by the early 90s Detroit techno movement. The B-side features an extended playing atmospheric remix by Detroit's major force Underground Resistance (2005 re-mastered re-issue!).