42° North ‎– Cordless

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Jakpot ‎– jp 005
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A1 Cordless
A2 Switch-Box
B1 L.T.M.
B2 Heaven O' Heaven

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Plays from inside and out.

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djgylend

djgylend

May 9, 2008

Mother-fucking Acid technician Sascha Fox may be the most underrated producer from the early to mid-90s. True his Freax projects were released on major imprints Important Extracts and Drop Bass but whether this uniquely talented artist actually received his due remains in doubt. A discussion of heavily distorted textured and layered basslines (all too often its only 1 303 in the track when what's really needed is 2 to really trip people out) in my opinion has to begin with Sascha. This A side of this record (plays inside out, just like the Freax on DBN) illustrates his talents at their finest with the title track starting out with some rumbling tone acid that is shortly joined piercing high pitched bassline. A2 features two masterfully crafted acidlines with spacing that will leave your head spinning. The B-side is a more dancefloor oriented affair, yet the acid retains its characteristic caustic flavor, albeit that the dualing basslines are abandoned in favor of a solitary synth on both tracks. I don't know if this is better than the Freax double (very few things are, in fact I can probably name them on less than one hand) but it is a very raw and evocative interpretation of acid in the hands of an underappreciated artistic genius.