Drexciya ‎– Deep Sea Dweller

Shockwave Records ‎– SW1007
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Sea Quake 4:32
A2 Nautilus 12 2:55
B1 Depressurization 5:00
B2 Sea Snake 4:45

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  • Written-By, Mixed By, ProducerDrexciya


Side B plays from the inside out.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Inside Runout Etching): SW-1007 A ≡ TECHNO FROM THE DEEP ≡ (NSC)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Outside Runout Etching): SW-1007 B DEEP H2O (NSC) National Sound - Detroit
  • Rights Society: BMI

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June 12, 2020
I'm a long time techno fan, but something of a latecomer to the Drexciya party.

I started typing this about 30 seconds before the end of my first listen to Sea Quake. Wow. Just, wow. It's in my top 5 bits of techno/electro already. It's so good it should be made illegal. That's how good it is.


February 9, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
It's a mystery of the universe. It's like a vapour of space.


January 15, 2019

A classic Masterpiece. This crazy Deep See Dweller make the night of all paranoïd freaks.


December 16, 2016
Folks no need to pay these silly prices, you can pick up these tracks on the Clone Classic Cuts series of compilations, that sound great btw. You knew that anyway. Happy hunting. Love Drexciya. Cherish the discs you own, don't punt them!


September 18, 2016
Love this record. It has a straight 4 feel. Can be mixed electro or techno style.


February 11, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
Thank God for Drexciya.
The rave/techno scene in the UK was getting pretty formulaic and depressing by this time [1992] and records like this and L.A.M. really helped us through tough times : )


April 20, 2007
edited over 13 years ago

Being the first Drexciya release, this record has to be historical. It's the beginning of the very impressive Drexciya legacy. This record immediately shows the great diversity in athmospheres and producing capabilities these Drexciya guys posses(ed). The A side contains two harsh dancefloor killers. Sea Quake has to be one of my favorite Drexciya tracks, maybe because it was one of the first I heard. The first track on the B side, Depressurization, shows the haunting dark depth that electronics can create. Sea Snake sounds smooth and has a positive vibe to it, the bassline contains a lot of funk. Drexciya always released innovating stuff, this legendary record is nothing less.


July 11, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
This is, together with 'Acid Rain' (SW-1008) a must for any serious collector of Detroit Techno, and the debut single of the Drexciya duo. Released in 1992, the tracks have become seminal classics that stand out in any set. A1 is a furious monster with a tough distorted 909 beat and harsh synth riffs that ALWAYS turns heads in the crowd. If placed right in a DJ set, this can be a climax moment. A2 is another 909-based slammer with lots of weird squelchy sequences in a typical Drexciya fashion. The B-Side holds 2 straight and extremly musical 808-based tracks with great atmospheres. A lot of thinking and keyboard action has gone into this single. Long out of print, even the limited re-press on UR, manufactured after Stinsons sad and sudden death, was sold out within weeks. Rare but very well worth a hunt. R.I.P. J.M. Stinson !