Ed Rush & Optical ‎– Funktion / Naked Lunch

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V Recordings ‎– V-026
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
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A Funktion 8:08
AA Naked Lunch 7:34

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Side A: 45 RPM, side AA: 33 ⅓ RPM.
℗ 1998 V Recordings.
Published by Mute Songs.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etchings Runout Side A): V 026 A-I Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etchings Runout Side AA): V 026 AA-I

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gnilbrm

gnilbrm

June 19, 2016
Ok I have to say this and I am a true Junglist at heart but THIS tune is my ALL TIME FAVOURITE! IT IS MY NO.1 for SO MANY REASONS.

I followed Ed's and Optical's career progression from day 1. The revolution in the scene they have caused with there music had created a genre in its own right! The birth of neurofunk and Noisia.

When you know there's a tune that's stayed in your bag continually to drop its this for me. The build up, the funk, the darkness of ed's rollin bass and flex and funk of optical's beats, every sample, snare, hithat, synth all perfect. Guys sorry but you'll NEVER beat this with anything else you produce!!! You created a monster here! This is the Lord Of The Rings, Tolken's masterpiece. You can never beat this.
Old_Boy

Old_Boy

March 18, 2016
and a much ignored but superb flipside that comes into its own when played really loud
BudCrow

BudCrow

December 23, 2015
This was the first collaboration of the mighty Ed Rush & Optical, they started banging them out after this, in what was a very exciting time in the emerging movement of D'n'B. I remember this one and Alien Girl smashing up the V night at Bar Rumba on Thursdays. It was a very different crowd back then. You'd have a room full of guys with hoods up, arms folded nodding to this stuff. If there was a girl or two on the dance floor it was a big event, the last D'n"B event I went to there seemed to be lots of girls in heels and guys trying to chat them up. Back in those days it really was all about the music, listening and taping shows. Only the emergence of Technology can produce this kind of excitement within music, much like the electric guitar did for rock back in the 60's. For me the period of emergence of D'nB ended when Metalheadz moved from the Blue Note in Hoxton. It would have had to end at some stage and for me that was it.
slabface

slabface

May 23, 2003

A classic tune from 1998. -Later remixed for the 1999 'Planet V' compilation.

This is a subtle and deep tune when compared with most of the unsophistocated 'darkside' releases around that time.

'Funktion' is a real creeper of a track with a long slow build and deep dubby subs... (Deceptively pacey when you come to mix it though)