Dom* & Optical ‎– Quadrant Six / Concrete Shoes

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Moving Shadow ‎– SHADOW 111
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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X Quadrant 6
Y Concrete Shoes

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Title appears as "Quadrant Six" on front and back cover and as "Quadrant 6" on label.

Written at Optical / Dom & Roland Studios London. Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5022208001110
  • Label Code: LC5681
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): SIMON-THE EXCHANGE SHADOW-111 X1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): SIMON-THE EXCHANGE SHADOW-111 Y1

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hayleycee

hayleycee

March 19, 2015
Concrete Shoes
breakbeatscientist

breakbeatscientist

August 8, 2012

'Quadrant 6' is an awesome collaboration between two masters of the dark, sci-fi techstep sound. Drawing from the same monolithic bass template as Nasty Habit's 'Shadow Boxing', the track opens to an ominous and desolate sounding synth before introducing a twisting, growling wall of bass. The two-step breaks sound raw and heavy as hell as opposed to the more dull and clinical tracks of the late nineties. A true monster of a tune and one that was surprisingly overlooked at the time.

The flipside, 'Concrete Shoes' is a more atmospheric stepper opening with soaring sci-fi synths and restrained breaks giving you a real futuristic feel. It then goes a little darker once it reaches the 2 minute mark by introducing a growling hoover sound and bass throbs. A perfect double A-Side release from Dom & Optical at their peak.
Enkoder

Enkoder

October 30, 2011
Real shame the dub version wasnt released, had a better b-line
CiaranM

CiaranM

March 8, 2010
The intro to this is definitely good; but if you want the more intense/heavy version then listen to the E-Sassin Remix. The remix loses the air of suspicion, however the bassline is much more powerful in it. (It's on MSXEP021 Reborn In The USA EP.)

Concrete Shoes is a decent tune, with a nice intro, although it uses bits from the a-side.
EKM

EKM

July 8, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Quadrant 6 is one of those absolutely brilliant tunes that somehow, through a nasty twist of fate, fails to gain widespread recognition. The intro is arguably the best part of the song, as it quite successfully manages to invoke a deep sense of sheer space; completely infinite space. With that depth also comes a certain amount of fear and suscpicion. The rest of the tune is a very heavy Techstep effort, with some of the most hard-hiting drums to be heard, and an incredibly wicked bassline. It's true that this works very well on the dancefloor, but it's also very well suited to home listen, as it's complexity in structure and design insist multiple listen. This is one that you'll want to hold onto for quite a long time.