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ARTIST
TITLE
Necklace Of Bites
FORMAT
2LP

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DWN 003LP DWN 003LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/22/2019

Necklace Of Bites is a vital volley of early Regis artillery sourced from 12"s issued by Downwards c. 1998-2000. Effectively a reshuffle of his 2000AD self-titled CD compilation of 12"-only cuts, it features his Jim Jones-sampling "Solution (Voice)" amid a ruck of prime, dark, and killer late '90s techno girders. Revolving definitively monotone and snaky templates for the Birmingham techno sound forged by Regis (alongside Surgeon, Female, Mick Harris, and Justin Broadrick), Necklace Of Bites is built in the driving, distorted, and highly utilitarian style that spilled out of Brum's Q Club in the mid '90s, and which continues to infect the sets of DJs such as Helena Hauff and Blawan well into 2019. Back before main room techno became meme-ified as "business techno", these tracks were the Black Country shirehorses of peak-time DJ slots across the UK, EU, and the world. Influenced as much by Jeff Mills's Axis and Purpose Maker 12"s and hard-ass Chicago house as original '80s industrial and post-punk, the dozen tracks epitomize Regis's signature distillation of proper, blue collar club sounds, made for those who like to play hard and all night, and as such they're future-proofed for use over 20 years later. In particular, the set highlights Regis's hypnotically sexy and arguably rare use of vocal sampling in the inexorable, militant charges of "Execution Ground", "Baptism", and "Purification (Endless)", while his use of a muffled Jim Jones sample on "Solution (Voices)" predates his use of Jones in BMB by half a decade. More to the point, the compilation also holds precious DJ tool bruisers in the likes of his lip-bitingly infectious roller "Wound Us", and the industrial galvanics of "Adolescence" and "Rites" that still kill in the modern day. Newly remastered and vinyl cut at Dubplates & Mastering. Edition of 500.