500, 12inch 180g, hand stamped, individually numbered records, single press only. tusk s old pal cyclonix follows up his horn wax record with a full release on the main label. justin strauss & bryan mette provide a whatever/whatever remix
as with his previous offerings - that have found a home on the likes of red rack’ems smugglers inn, horn wax, ruff draft, plus his co-owned end of label boss imprint – cyclonix continues to explore the deeper and more leftfield spectrum of underground dance music with a futuristic vision. made up of two original tracks, ‘alien drug store’ ep draws on a host of electronic influences ranging from deep house to detroit beatdown, alongside subtle hints of acid house and dub techno, whilst both retain the producers trademark sci-fi aesthetic. the release is completed with a sterling remix of ‘you’d better not’ from a pioneering legend of the uk underground - 4hero’s marc mac, under his nu era guise. heading up the a side is ‘you’d better not’, a slow-grooving techno cut bolstered by punchy kicks and a rubbery bassline, where foreboding sci-fi vox samples are interspersed with dubbed out chords and crunchy offbeat snares, as the arrangement shifts from one mood to another. the sub-aquatic vibes of ‘two face’ follows, which is set to a hypnotic two chord pattern, 4/4 kicks and a lashing of moody synths that gradually entices you into deeper realms through the aid of rippling hi-hats and rhythmic percussion with a submersed quality. on the flip is marc mac’s nu era take on the 12”s lead cut ‘you’d better not’, who transforms the menacing original into a blast of uplifting broken techno, where the soulful musicality of sustained strings and piano chords complement snippets of the original’s vocal sample that drifts atop adept drum programming, bouncy synth bass and a flurry of glistening synth melodies.
vinyl only release , phuture shock excursions round up four artists for the next ‘excursions’ release, which like the maiden 12” is another four-track compilation of genre-bending sounds. representing this instalment is the ever-prolific bass music trailblazer colin lindo, better known as nubian mindz, phuture shock musik mainstay roof light - who returns following his initial contribution to psmex001 two years ago, graz’s simon/off aka sun people under his latest alias mighty buha, and emergent nottingham- based producer cyclonix - who in the last few years has amassed releases on various labels including his co-owned end of level boss, horn wax, and red rack’ems smugglers inn.
the man behind the end of level boss label, cyclonix, delivers 2 club tracks just the way we like them. already tried and tested in the clubs by our man cottam, who fell in love with the tracks on first listen. they demand to be played in the early hours of the morning in dark basements from nottingham to leyland and beyond. label boss cottam takes over the b side with a leisurely walk back from the supermarket taking the scenic route for no apparent reason.
end of level boss is a joint project from cyclonix and tusk wax celebrating the world of video game tech-nostalgia through electronic music. the label follows up its debut ganondorf ep, with the scorpion ep, named after the resurrected ninja from mortal kombat, who is the games greatest anti-hero, with the battle cry -vengeance will be mine-. the scorpion ep features tracks by si murray (of deep space orchestra) under his mogadishu young team persona, label boss cyclonix, and producers robert s and nant rouge.
end of level boss records is a joint project from tusk and cyclonix celebrating the world of video game technostalgia through electronic music. end of level boss 1 ganondorf. ganondorf is the humanoid form of ganon, the ultimate embodiment of evil and hatred, the nemesis of link, and the final boss in many of the legend of zelda games. ganondorf is a formidable sorcerer and a shapeshifter. his hatred is so intense that he can survive even the total obliteration of his body and remain conscious. an ultimate bad ass.
disconnected sounds drop number four in their series with yet another debut ep. dscntd 004 features three tracks from cyclonix with a remix from the man of the moment ejeca. the contrasting styles from both of these producers provides the variety that we have come to expect from a dscntd release, along with the hand stamped and individually numbered 12 inch records. another brilliant addition to a really interesting catalogue which grows stronger with each release. 300 single pressed, hand stamped & individually numbered records.
red rack ems cult radio show inspired smugglers inn series returns and this time it s under the bergerac label umbrella. volume 3 brings more secret weapons to the table and features an all star cast of space funkateers.