Bedrock ‎– Forge



Forge (Original Mix) 8:50
Forge (Fretwell Mix) 8:00

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BB04 Bedrock Forge(12") Bedrock Breaks BB04 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BB04p Bedrock Forge(12", Promo) Bedrock Breaks BB04p UK 2003 Sell This Version
BED22P Bedrock Forge(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Promo) Bedrock Records BED22P UK 2003 Sell This Version
BB04 Bedrock Forge(2xFile, MP3) Bedrock Breaks BB04 UK 2003


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January 3, 2012
referencing Forge, 12", BB04
Bedrock of course need no introduction. An outfit regarded for such tracks ´Heaven Scent´, ´Emerald´ and ´For What You Dream Of´, many were surprised when ´Forge´ moved away from those into the realm of breakbeat. Originally featured on the US version of the Beautiful Strange EP and the Foundations: Granite album. Now they have wisely decided to release the track as a single in it´s own right, with a superb new remix to ensure there´s plenty of reason to check this out..

The ´Original Mix´ is a glorious slice of broken beat action. A throbbing groove shuffles underneath as beats punch into the groove like a pneumatic piston building up momentum. A subtle melody weaves it´s way in and out of the beats, as synths rise and fall over the top. Building to a breathtaking climax, the melody swells within the beats and the combined sound will send a shivver of delight down your spine. Even today this track sounds awesome.

Bringing it upto date, ´Fretwell´ turns it into a cinematic progressive breaks epic that remains faithful to the original whilst giving it a more devastating effect on the dancefloor. Rumbling bass, atmospheric sweeps and tight break patterns conceal the melody as it slowly teased into the mix, being let loose in the first mini break and merging with the crunching beats during the main section of the mix. All this ends in a sweeping atmospheric break, before the beats trail out in an emotinal finale like only Fretwell can produce. Merging elements of both his ´Ember´ track in addition to his remix of Pole Folder & CP´s ´Dust´, this is explosive stuff.

A return to form for Bedrock Breaks once again, almost on a par with the excellent Momu release not so long ago. Bedrock need to realise that both this and that are the quality that people expect, and with any luck, that is what they will deliver to us over the coming months.


July 18, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Forge, 12", BB04

this took forever to get release. incredibly atmospheric and slow in stature, but man, does it sound great! quality afterhours joint, and the remix by Fretwell rolls very well. fun to listen to in early hours of a set.


October 20, 2003
referencing Forge, 12", BB04

The original is a wonderful proggy breaks track with an intro that reminds me a bit of Vangelis' work for the Blade Runner score. Fretwell's remix on the flip is a decent rework but overall not exciting. Somehow playing it at 33 rpm makes it more interesting, though.