A1: Soul Of Man – “Acid Punch” (Shock Proof Mix)
A two word description of the tune comes in its title, and the record packs a Acid Punch. An arrangement of stabbing acid rhythms dominate early on, however, a soothe ambiance elevates the production until it concludes. A quality piece of work.
B1: Stir Fry – “Freestyle Flow”
An up and down production here. A mediocre vocal sample smothers a quite impressive production which maintains an impressive tempo throughout. A very subtle base drives the tune in the first half until a twisted approach is taken as the acid synths take over and the base grows stronger.
B2: Stisch – “Poolswinger”
One of the highlights, if not the highlight of the mixed album, makes a vinyl appearance. Nothing is subtle about the very funky baseline used, and as such, all the other aspects of the track work around the riveting baseline. Eerie stabs come in and out, as do the swooshing effects, but as highlighted, its all about the baseline with balls. Quality.
C1: Meat Katie & Christian J – “Cusp”
This is one of the deep and darker productions of this release, and its quite chunky to say the least. It focuses on its full beats and deep base, rather than the subtle effects that go on all around the track. As the track develops, the effects gain importance, taking the track a little step further as it reached its peak without really going over the top. Quality work by two quality producers.
D1: Terminalhead – “Head Down”
This track starts off sweetly with some calming piano lines and soothing effects. The vocals (with a distinct English accent) are a bit disappointing, but are thankfully overshadowed by the strong baseline. The vocals then take a turn for the better or worse, you decide, but either way it’s the music that does the talking, and it voices its opinions quite well.
D2: Kemek the Dope Computer – “Let Yourself Go”
Last but not least, Kemek the Dope Computer delivers a stomach churner of a record. A throbbing baseline is delivered while a retro melody comes into the arrangement. There are solitary breaks of higher toned sounds, but the track remains deep for the most part.
Overall the vinyl pack is not a bad selection of what Hyper played with in his final mix. Look out for the killer baseline of ‘Poolswinger’ and the acid stabs of Soul of Man.