Force Mass Motion ‎– Transmission EP



Phase Lock 5:45
On The Move 6:15
Let It Roll 5:23
Justify My Love 5:43



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April 3, 2021
referencing Transmission EP, 12", EP, *017

This is one of many releases from the 93/94 period when rave was fragmenting into new styles and hardcore producers were choosing which direction to follow, resulting in EPs like this one which don't fit neatly into any one category.

"On The Move" is a good example of the progressive trance sound Force Mass Motion was moving towards - not really my style, but it's alright, if a bit unmemorable. "Justify My Love" is the weakest track for me, a mellow house tune rather spoilt by some awful organ stabs.

The other two tracks however have a bit more of that early FMM magic. "Let It Roll" is quite trancey, with plenty of bubbly analogue noises driving it along - but with some rap samples and a killer stab section to take us back to the hardcore.

But "Phase Lock" is the reason I own this record. After a very short breakbeat intro it launches into a chunky kick and bassline, with some 303s to build up some tension, before a classic stab section and well placed Public Enemy sample takes us into proper hardcore mayhem. Is it hardcore? hard trance? It's hard to say - but it's fantastic either way.