Jazz Juice ‎– Detroit / Back To Back

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Precious Material ‎– PM08
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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A Detroit
AA Back To Back

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): PM08 A-01-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA, stamped): PM08 B-01-1-1

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Sensei_Rebel

Sensei_Rebel

May 7, 2017

I think what makes Detroit so great a track is there are so many layers going on, and each one is simple and to the point. I think only Nautilus by Shogun comes close to being as brilliant as the ambient style of Detroit.
djease

djease

October 25, 2014
Spinning it now. Fresh as a daisy! Detroit / london.
unsane

unsane

June 14, 2013
There are at least two different artwork versions of this. I have a predominantly blue sleeve & labelled version and a predominately pink sleeve and labeled version too.
kraff

kraff

June 7, 2012

Amazin times. 1995/96. Art core dayz. Alex Reece & Wax Doctor aka. Jazz Juice bringin together a masterpiece. "Detroit" is a music based on drum & the bass. Simple, pure with deep atmo. I love it so much!
karlrichard

karlrichard

August 19, 2008

Firstly... What a great label! Totally over looked now-a-days, but none the less it put some great releases out that were setting standards at the time... Wurd to Basement Phil!

This release from Jazz Juice was definitely one of the more caned tracks that came out of Phil Wells' sub-label (Precious Materials) during the intelligent Drum & Bass revolution of the late nineties. No wonder really when one discovers that Jazz Juice is a dynamic duo formed by two of Drum & Bass' more innovative producers of the time, namely Alex Reece (infamous for Basic Principles and Pulp Fiction on Metalheadz) and Paul Sanders (the legendary Wax Doctor, Basic Principles on Metalheadz)!!!

Fabio used to rinse this on his Wednesday night slot on KISS 100 FM back in the day (heard it played at least twice) not to mention doing a rewind on it at Speed down at the Mars Bar...

For me Detroit is track that really got me interested in Speed. Lush synth stabs (that remind me of some of the Transmat releases I'd heard) zap in and out of the intro, till a killer congo break beat (in that unique Alex Reece style) just drops into the mix and rolls out over the top, which is in turn punctuated with some minimal break downs and a nice bouncy bass line that kept me skipping till the wee hours of the morning. Great break down in the middle, as the congos are left out the mix, and just the underlying break beat is left to roll out for a few bars. It really gives one a sense of just how these boys were beginning to experiment with new breaks and beats to change the style... Lush!

On the flip is a somewhat darker, more regimented track called Back To Back. But, might I add, it is no less a roller than the A side! Simple yet pumping beats interlace a deep and sparse (yet somewhat funky) bass line, that is countered by some simple yet lush Wax Doctor like synth lines. While simplicity just rules through this track, the mix is so clear that it just slices through the silence and give that heady experimentalist vibe. Fabio used to rinse this out at Speed too...

All in all, another Drum & Bass classic that was forcing people to challenge the Ragga Dance Hall sound that was beginning to dominate the scene. A must for anyone into Precious Materials!