KMC / Rantoul ‎– System / Too High

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Looking Good Records ‎– LGR023
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A KMC System
Written-By, Producer, Engineer – K. McKnight*
AA Rantoul Too High
Written-By, Producer, Engineer – I. Rantoul*

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Steveo33837

Steveo33837

October 22, 2016
edited 1 day ago
*System - KMC*... You know you love a track when you can remember the first time you heard it. Living in London, radio on... Bukem, Kiss FM mix 'Mother Of All Weekends' or whatever it was called around 1998. System played and blew me away - just classy stuff.

A deep tune... Key chords and a killer minimal bleep style break start things off before a slick beat gets the track moving. System rolls along in a head nodding style with chords and strings working well... Found on the first Progression Sessions CD by Bukem and stands out with it's minimal and polished sound. One to add to the collection.

The artist himself Keith Mcknight is a nice guy from the brief chats I had with him... he's no fan of LTJ Bukem as they fell out over business.
PJFrizzle

PJFrizzle

November 13, 2015
Ahead of his time and pushing the boundaries. In a way the track is clinical and engineered to perfection at the same time it was non conventional in the way it rolls without a big breakdown or crescendo. A roller, probably one for the Headz and purists.
Bigchamp69

Bigchamp69

October 18, 2011

Awesome tune,

One of the best tunes on the Good Looking label, great production and constructed amazingly.
Deploy

Deploy

April 14, 2008
edited over 2 years ago

The previous review on KMC's system does not do any justice on how great the track is / was at the time. To call this track "unfortunate" due to the "dated" minimalist style of KMC lacks context and perspective.

KMC's style was quite progressive and unique. It shows on Orbiting Probes as well as here in System. The track is a straight-through roller with no breakdown, which was quite rare and outside the GLR format. (Q-Project's Space-link also has no breakdown).

Too High is a nice mid-tier in repetition of 4 bar loops that progress with the pads and adds a punchy bassline. Despite featured on Progression Sessions 4, the track goes a little heavy on its repetitiveness. It's the type of tune that is a quick-mix filler or in-between mixes to shift directions of a set as opposed to showcasing the entire track.