domenica 16 agosto 2009

Kiko / Pyro - Blowfish / Vertical Pursuit (Route154) [Nerve006]

Well after the relative success of NERVE005 I thought we’d try something a bit different. Not wanting to just release another 12″ in the conventional method, I thought a three part series of white label only releases would be quite nice. One, they’d be quick and easy to release so we could get the tracks out quicker – and two, the lower cost would ease the usual “we distribute vinyl so therefor are usually scared to release new artists material unless it’s an anthem” mindset of distributors. I called it “The Ternary Series” – and this was part 1.

So, Kiko from the US sent me the amazing “Blowfish”. An amazingly funky but techy chunk of dnb. To this day – still a favourite from the back catalogue and one I play more often than most of the back cat – still sounds amazing on a system. Unfortunately Kiko doesn’t really produce anymore and has kinda vanished, so if anyone knows Kiko, or if you’re reading this Kiko – please get in touch! We’d love to put out more of your stuff or at least get “Blowfish” a wee 2009 update!!

For the flip, Pyro delivered the dark, rollin tech of “Vertical Pursuit” – with brilliant and chunky production, this one completed the 12 perfectly.

A. Kiko - Blowfish
B. Pyro - Vertical Pursuit (Route 154)
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