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Missing in Action -- A Collection of Selected Tracks, B Sides and Remixes from 2006-2010
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CD

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TEC 015CD TEC 015CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/4/2012

A special collection of tracks and remixes originally released on different labels by Tectonic Recordings founder Rob Ellis, better-known as the DJ and producer Pinch. Although it has been some time since Pinch's debut artist album Underwater Dancehall (TEC 003CD/018LP), he has hardly been slacking off. This compilation brings together key moments, some better-known than others, hand-picked by Pinch and arranged chronologically by release date on labels such as Planet Mu, Six Degrees, Soul Jazz, Punch Drunk, Lot49, Tempa, 2Kings, Swamp81, and Ninja Tune. Releases for Planet Mu feature significantly, including the original deep VIP flip of one of the scene's defining tracks, "Qawwali." This is then neatly followed by a largely-overlooked remix by Pinch of the legendary Qawwali vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, running at 116 bpm rather than the more typical dubstep tempo of 140 bpm. As the tracks progress through the time period of their release, trends form with periods of dark wobble, moving into more techno-inspired soundscapes and wonky beat-oriented rhythms. There is also space for Pinch's devastatingly effective remix of Henry & Louis "Rise Up" as well as Emika's "Double Edge." As an extra treat, hidden in the CD somewhere is Pinch's first-ever "dubstep" track, "Deserted Island," made available for the very first time since it was created back in 2004. The CD also features "Elements," the flipside to 2010's "Croydon House," taken from Swamp 81's vinyl-only catalog.