lunedì 10 agosto 2009

SKC - Recharger / Ancestry [Nerve002]

An online friend Michael Rivera passed me a track from a new producer called SKC – the track was “Awakening”. I was blown away by it – real funky drum n bass on a techy tip – capturing the futuristic vibe of No U Turn etc but driving up the funk levels even more. The tune in question was to feature as SKC’s first release and also the first release on Michael’s Inflection Records.

I got in touch with SKC and asked if he’d send me a CD of bits and when it arrived, the first track “Recharger” jumped out at me. It’s crisp breaks, clean production and earworm style bassline just grabbed my attention straight away. More and more attention was working its way towards SKC and there were a few other labels interested. Kemal was keen to take it for his Negative imprint, so we sat down and had a chat about it and we thought that the release would be more suited to Nerve.

So it came out as Nerve002 and to this day is still one of the best examples of that tech funk vibe that was regaining popularity at that time. Of course SKC has gone on to bigger things with labels such as Commercial Suicide but these two tracks struggle to be beaten.

For info – the MP3s are unfortunately vinyl rips as I’ve lost the WAVs of the tracks – there’s only one other Nerve release in the same boat and all other uploads will be encoded from the original WAVs.

A. SKC - Recharger
B. SKC - Ancestry

SKC Myspace
Nerve Recordings