Friday, 15 May 2009
Lot 49 Label bosses Mark Pember and Marvin Beaver join forces to produce this eponymously titled EP, their first full collaborative single since the release of 2002’s ‘Moist’ on the seminal Whole Nine Yards imprint.
‘Roll Player’, the first of the two original cuts that feature on the release, is a piece of superb bass driven techno. Tight drums and off kilter electronic riffs produce a hypnotic effect and the simple but highly effective arrangement draws you deeper down the rabbit hole with every bar. The original also comes with a big and bold breaks remix from production duo Specimen A, who ramp up the volume and press home with distorted synth lines and swirling FX. Epic stuff.
Second of the MK and DR originals comes in the shape of ‘Long Acre’, a pulsating and techy cut built around a tough repetitive groove. Its attention grabbing main riff is ballsy enough get any dancefloor moving yet the track retains a deep and underground vibe from beginning to end. This is a brilliant piece of techno from these two musical heavyweights.
The remixes for ‘Long Player’ are provided by Mike Hulme of Introspective fame, who delivers a great piece of pacey Moroder-esque warehouse techno and Dylan Rhymes who gets to grips with his own creation, turning in an excellent re-edit that stays true to the original.
Carl Cox “Another good release here from Lot49. Mike Hulme’s remix of Long Acre is the winner here. Like the original of Roll Player too.”
Laurent Garnier “good pumping tunes for kicking the shit out of the crowd, this works for me”
And finally our favorite comment
Matt Walsh “Not a bad ep from someone who is essentially from the "breaks" scene.. not for me though I'm afraid.”
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