Friday, 17 April 2009

Basic Channel - Phylyps Trak II

Quite possibly my favourite Basic Channel release, both sides of this are absolutely stunning. Sometimes my favourite track is the one with black text/silver background and other times it's the silver text/black background. The one that I always heard in clubs/DJ sets was the silver text/black background one. At first I thought it was just a repetitive hi-hat for 13 mins. Tsk tsk - what was I thinking?

Here's what someone said on Discogs, put better than I ever could:

"You could easily sum this track up with one word: hypnotic. It's the kind of track you hear on the dancefloor and you just don't want it to end. It has a perfect rhythmical structure that just keeps your body moving; whether that's your head nodding, your feet tapping or your hips swinging.
It's got the dub/reggae bassline, the techno hats and bundles of clipped spacey reverb that alters minutely thoughout the track (and not forgetting those brief moments where a metallic stab/double tap is fired into the mix).
Combining dub sensibilites and aesthetics with techno is commonplace nowadays, but when I listen to 'Trak II' it never ceases to fill me with wonder how Mark and Moritz managed to create a track that is unique; in every sense of the word."

Go check it oot:

Basic Channel - Phylyps Trak II

Buy it here


stephen said...

I think these are my all time faves. Scion does a great job with them on Arrange & Process. Thanks for the quality rips!

Moggieboy said...

Bandulu? Plenty, in the pipeline...

Anonymous said...

ta muchly, both fab

Anonymous said...

Stephen mentioned the Scion CD. Any chance somebody has that and feels in an uploading mood?
I'm a big BC/CR fan and I've been trying to track a copy of that down for a while. Seems to be out of print and a wee bit pricey to buy used.

Thanks a bunch.