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ARTIST
TITLE
Showcase
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
BMD 001CD BMD 001CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/22/1999

1999 release, available again. Thee new crucial release in the Basic Channel/Chain Reaction/Maurizio string of CD compilations. Comes packed in a nicely printed cardboard pseudo-digipak (made from hemp) with photos of the R&S toaster, Paul St. Hilaire (formerly: Tikiman). Ultra-deep filtered tech-dub, with seriously pinging studio effects to bring you down forever -- completely essential. "Until 18 months ago, Berlin's Basic Channel crew were the omnipotent masters of techno minimalism, no question. They forged fertile links between Detroit and Berlin undergrounds by co-opting the likes of Jeff Mills and Carl Craig , made oceanic house music that could have been transmitted direct from the bottom of the sea and inspired everyone from Photek to Dave Clark. Than, after building a cult following practically unrivaled in techno history, label bosses Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, aka flagship act Maurizio, closed down Basic Channel. And, rejecting the stringent restrictions of four-to-the-floor dancefloor fodder, as Rhythm & Sound they redirected their sound through the dub lines of Jamaica. An exceedingly sussed move. This CD features the initial 5 10"'s on Burial Mix, for the first time on CD. Featured are all in all 5 bottomless walls of heavy bass reverberation laced with Tikiman's floating vocals -- recalling reggae veteran and Massive Attack cohort Horace Andy and a version of each track."