Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce ‎– Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) / Alien Girl

Prototype Recordings ‎– PRO 014
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) 7:50
AA Alien Girl
Vocals [Uncredited] – Never On Sunday

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Made in England.

Track A samples dialogue from the film "Predator 2" (uncredited).
Track AA samples vocals from Never On Sunday "The Journey" (uncredited).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 035628 001462 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5035628001462
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): Stu. PRO-014-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA Runout): PRO . 014 . AA1

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September 17, 2018
edited 27 days ago

I am very happy i have a pristine version of this in my record collection. Cant wait to get this out and play it to the grandkids and watch the look on their faces.


June 9, 2018
Alien Girl omg the memories what a track!!!!! Wonderful beats!!!!


June 16, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Cutslo was another game changer, from a time when the game was constantly changing!
This track works in three parts to amazing effect - the steady, rolling build-up, teases you deliciously and gets your head nodding. Then, that killer pre-drop belches out those ugly bass stabs. Finally, we're left with nowhere to run, as the tune completely explodes. The hoover gets going, the amens show no mercy, and all that's left is total dance floor devastation.
I first heard this in late 97 as part of Doc Scott's set at the Oxford Zodiac, broadcast live on 1 in the Jungle. When this tune got going, I couldn't believe my ears. Here now, nearly 20(!!) years later, it still sounds like the future.

Alien Girl - Another one that I first heard well over a year before it's actual release, courtesy of the great Grooverider. What can be said about this then? A total monster of a tune, the bass firmly in the red throughout - total speaker annihilation! Nowhere near as epic as the A-side but a worthy companion. And I think that little noise before the drop is sampled from the Simpsons - it's the sound of Otto's school bus coming to a stop. 😀

All in all yet another legendary part of the stacked Prototype discography. They don't make them like this anymore.

Further listening - Lostdubs Vol 1 : Ed Rush, Optical and Fierce remix DJ Trace's Sonar. Murder!!


January 7, 2017
Ed Rush, Optical and Fierces " Cutslo" is a good tune, however I've heard at least two versions of it so I presume there has been a remix but I don't know for sure. Both versions of Cutslo are both good, the darker version is better if you understand what I mean and the other which I heard on Rider's Prototype Years album was good but not as good as the other. Alien Girl is just a pure killer in every form, heavy tune.


December 13, 2016

Both good but Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) is the banger here, feel those hairs stand up on your body!
Ed Rush, Optical And Fierce..Rude Boys.


December 2, 2016
I remember hearing "Alien girl" for the first time, I was at a mates house and s Bailey @ AWOL tape was playing in the back ground. Mid conversation I heard the drop and it literally lifted me out my seat!!!


August 26, 2016
Ed Rush and Optical were the masters of this genre. No one has made hard-edged drum and bass as good as them.


June 7, 2016
classic tune,loved the original locust but this captured all of it in true ed rush/optical style,many good memories of being wide eyed to this on the dancefloor,alien girl still gets rinsed alot aswell,happy days,can't understand those who don't like it but each to there own,i'll never tire of this slice of techsteppin history,nasty tune,love it


January 10, 2016
Alien Girl.... Still play it to this day. Still sounds great. Its a giant of a tune and definitely an all time favourite. Remember when DNB labels used to be this good?


December 10, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
This is dance music weaponised. Utter classic. Sequels are never usually better, but like Terminator 2 to Terminator, the Cutslo mix is what The Locust was looking for. Masterpiece. Oh, and Alien Girl is a KILLER, goes without saying.