DJ Mayhem ‎– Damage

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Damage 5:16
Metrix: The Remix 5:00
Signal Generator 5:04

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRSS 008 DJ Mayhem Damage(12") Basement Records BRSS 008 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BRSS 008 DJ Mayhem Damage E.P(12", TP, W/Lbl, Ltd) Basement Records BRSS 008 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BRSS 008DJ DJ Mayhem Damage EP(12", Promo, EP, Ltd) Basement Records BRSS 008DJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
BRSS 008 DJ Mayhem Damage(3xFile, MP3, 320) Basement Records BRSS 008 UK Unknown

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gladbeast

gladbeast

November 23, 2012
referencing Damage EP, 12", Promo, EP, Ltd, BRSS 008DJ
Oh my, what an incredible tune, the breaks are pure, the bass is gorgeous, and that Fat Boys 'Stick 'Em' sample just rips. A tune that just about defines a genre, restraint and overwhelming force in one joyous hit.
basementphil

basementphil

July 9, 2012
referencing Damage, 12", BRSS 008
I first met DJ Mayhem aka Martin Ikin, when he was a regular customer at my store 'The Record Basement'. Martin was buying Hip Hop, Swing Beat, Soul & Jazz and like myself fell into the Rave Scene in the late 80's. Martin also DJ'd at local events in Reading and the surrounding Counties. When he approached me about producing a track for my label, I was more than happy to send him to Ron's and had no doubts about what he would produce. I remember him turning up at the shop to play me 'Damage', it was everything and more than I expected, a great mix of Rare Groove beats, Hip Hop scratch style and wicked Rave Riffs, a combination that the DJs loved and another hit for Basement. The 'Metrix Remix' was more dark and rave'e but still had a hip hop flavour and used to rip up the dance when played out. The original mix was produced at Martins own studio.
'Signal Generator' was my fave track on the ep, it has that Detroit influence flowing through it with its claps and acid bass topped off with
solid Rave Riffs. A brilliant Debut from a fantastic producer, a wonderful talented guy and long term friend.
breakage6

breakage6

January 26, 2010
referencing Damage, 12", BRSS 008
ALL THREE TRACKS HAVE THEIR OWN TWIST, I CANT SAY ANY OF THE TRACKS BAD THE TUNE THAT DOES IT ON THIS E.P. IS DEFINITLY METRIX REMIX THOU NEVER HEARD THE ORIGINAL. ITS LEAD HEAVY STORMING BASSLINE AND BREAKBEAT AND WIKID HARDCORE RIFF ON THE BREAK. SIGNAL GENERATOR IS A VERY WARP RECORDESQUE STYLE TUNE DARK AND DEEP NOT A IN YA FACE CHEESY SCREAMER WHICH IS VERY TWISTED WITH A SPLASH OF 303 ACID THROWN IN .
ultrakinetic

ultrakinetic

September 17, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Damage, 12", BRSS 008
For those of you who think the repress is sufficient, think again. They didn't actually put Metrix Remix on the repressing, it's Signal Generator, which is rubbish. Metrix Remix is easily one of the best tunes to ever come out on Basement, but highly underplayed. It uses the same sample from Spoonie Gee - Love Rap that Moby used for Bodyrock and has subbass that rocks the warehouse so hard that you could still drop it today.
JustinEffect

JustinEffect

May 8, 2004
referencing Damage, 12", BRSS 008

Another Basement classic - Mayhem takes the breakbeat from
'Music Takes You', and the 'Brrr, stick 'em' vocal sample, and creates a lovely slice of hardcore cheesecake. As with all Basement releases, production is ahead of its time.