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Originally released on the legendary Pacific Records label outta London in 1996, 'EP #1' see the man Lee Renacre don his prestigious 100HZ pseudonym for a killer 4 tracker of rolling future-leaning tech housers. Tons of tones, flavours and styles on this slab of wax, EP opener 'Holic Soda' channels some tripping minimalism, cascading melodies intertwining over shuffling hi-hats giving everything an almost 'Robert Hood lost in London' feel. Ace. 'Foxy' is a very different proposition, it's all stripped back, jazzed out wiggly keys and someone's voice saying 'FOXY' over and over the skeletal drums while the bassline pokes us in the ribs, one for the movers! The b-side goes scuba diving straight away, the first cut 'Southern Lights' takes us under the waves, to the ocean floor with it's pacey bleeps and incessant chords, easily one of the highlights of this EP and an altogether killer track, true school techno - London style. 'Shapes' finishes us off, a shifting narcotic jam that unfolds and reveals ore and more sounds in the deadliest fashion. In the right hands this (& the other 3) track could do some serious damage in the right space or on the right floor. A masterclass in vintage, late 90's techno and deep house right here - do not miss!
'EP #1' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of 100HZ for 2019 and 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 - Mint Condition!
Published: 10th October 2019