oi! wheres the TLNeed For Mirrors with MC Stapleton, cover CD for ATM magazine.
Deep and Techy DnB.
the label was set up by the people who ran Crash Records in the Headrow in Leeds.according to discogs it initially came out on Bassic in 1990, then rereleased/licensed on Outer Rhythmn in 91. I think OR was predominantly a label that licensed other labels tracks and pushed them. Got to love Discogs.
The other Bassic tracks I know Juno's Soul Thunder & Ital Rockers have that same distinct bass sound as that Ability II track - I wonder if they were all made in the same studio? All have a heavy dubby feel. Someone pointed out on u75 the other day that that Ital Rockers track was a very early thing done by Mark of Iration Steppas fame, which made me happy to know he used to be a raver!
Was Bassic a Sheffield label? I vaguely remember hearing that. Were the acts all from Sheffield?
Holy s.... on the dl!Marc Mac steps up to represent for the crew with a 1 hour Reinforced mixtape/podcast special featuring some great early plates from the likes of Nookie, Doc Scott, Rufige Cru, 4hero, Tom & Jerry and more plus two brand new Manix tracks exclusive to this EPM podcast.
The new Manix album will be out in early 2011. Again with production from Marc Mac, the all new tracks have been produced with a true 1993 feel - a real throwback to a great era.
EPM Podcast 16 – Reinforced
1. Your Love Is Over - Manix (unreleased)
2. T-Tree - Nookie
3. Mayday Mayday - Doc Scott
4. What Would We Do - Inta Warriors (Grooverider)
5. Heading To The Light - Manix
6. Deranged part II - Scott & Keith
7. Shinning In The Darkness - Nookie
8. A Patch Of Blue - Tom & Jerry
9. Menace - Rufige Cru
10. Papillon Love Song - Tom & Jerry
12. Journey From The light - 4hero
13. Here Comes The Drumz - Doc Scott
14. One More Time - Manix (unreleased)
interview and more bits
tell me about it- i spent half the night trying to kick some life into my sofa-loving mates - missioned it on the bus on my own - fuck those losers etc! who needs them, and so on - ended up in a raining queue that wouldn't go down till 4am - truly gutted! was a particularly good time for reinforced - theyd had their shows on Kiss, championing all the broken beat stuff as well (room 3).That looked a wicked night ska. I can't even think for the life of me why I didn't get to that
This is excellent. Am bouncing around.Silly but fun mix from The McMash Clan: http://soundcloud.com/themcmashclan/the-mcmash-clan-mc-carasel-arcadia-glastonbury-2010
This set is mixed by 3 djs using 4 decks, 2 mixers, Traktor Scratch Pro and NI Maschine. The fantastic MC Carasel (Ambush) is on hosting duties.
don't get me wrong, some of the 4hero easy listening shit is ace - i love 'hold it down' and a few from the more recent albums. but nothing holds a candle to any of their early hardcore & jungle stuff. ..mmm, you may be right, but a bit harsh. I liked the Visioneers project - not exactly earth shattering, but I liked it anyway. The 2007 4hero album Play With The Changes was too vocally for me, but had at least a couple of great moments - i love Something In The Way
labelwise theyve been busy enough, though reinforced has as good as stopped since 2001, just put out a couple of new dnb cuts and a fair few rereleases. i think theyve fallen out of love with new skool dnb (fair enough) and that was what reinforced was for.
most of the new stuff from the camp has come out on 2000 Black, plus Marcs been putting stuff out on BBE and Talkin Loud... and personally i like all that stuff
I was at this night, mostly in the Detroit room...so good. Yeah excited by the new Manix LP and that mix has been on rotation on my mp3 player for a couple of months now.I remember having a flick through those before Numbers - definitely will investigate more this time.
BY the way, talking of Reinforced Records anniversaries, on their 10th Birthday they put on a legendary party. Check the flyer here. I went down at 1am on my own (couldnt get anyone up for it) - queue was still round the block - stood there for 10misn and gave up. By all accounts it was amazing. Gutted not to have made it in. Hoping for something special on the 25th anniversary...
Theres a mix of DJ Rolando's set from the night floating out there, but the links are all dead
aye aye capndon't get me wrong, some of the 4hero easy listening shit is ace - i love 'hold it down' and a few from the more recent albums. but nothing holds a candle to any of their early hardcore & jungle stuff. ..
jealousI was at this night, mostly in the Detroit room...so good. Yeah excited by the new Manix LP and that mix has been on rotation on my mp3 player for a couple of months now.