lunedì 31 agosto 2009

Isotone / Morphy - Water Dragon / Samsara [Nerve023]

Release number 23 was always going to be an important one for us, and in the end it turned out to be our final vinyl release. After nearly seven years of releasing on vinyl we decided that we had kinda lost the desired fight required to continue with it. We’d seen our way through 4 distributors (2 of which had went bankrupt) and had kinda lost the will to jump through the hoops that are required to get vinyl released these days. Releasing materially digitally gave us back the complete control which was of utmost importance to us.

So we were very happy to finish our vinyl campaign with this – in my opinion, one of our strongest 12’s. We had worked with Isotone before and had planned to release a track of his before on the ill-fated NERVE016X and were happy to have him onboard with this absolute killer of a track. Hard, heavy techy beats are in full force here and this one smashed up many a dancefloor.

For the flip we snapped up a track that was (and still is) very special to me personally. Morphy has been a good friend of mine for many years – we co-ran the LiveVEvil event in Glasgow from 2000-2005 and in the years since then have been residents at Xplicit in Edinburgh and played many a gig together and had many a drunken session (which kinda inspired the artwork) in various clubs and establishments. When I first heard this track it was in the slightly more stripped down original version you can download above but I absolutely loved it. Hypnotic and deep but with a tough dancefloor edge, Morphy went back in on it before release and toughened it up a bit and that version made the cut in the end but both versions are worth checking it.

A. Isotone - Water Dragon
B. Morphy - Samsara (Original Demo)
Isotone Myspace
Morphy Myspace
Nerve Recordings