Marco Bailey ‎– Dark Roast #01

MB Elektronics ‎– MBELEK020A
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM

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A2 taken from the album Rude Boy.

Distributed by NEWS NV
© & ℗ 2005 - NEWS,
Marketed by NEWS
Made in Belgium
Published by Windfall Music Publishing/ News Publishing

Side A: 33 ⅓ RPM
Side B: 45 RPM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 414165 013532
  • Matrix / Runout (A side run-out): 57619 1A MBELLEK 020 A NiLZ - THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side run-out): 57619 1B MBELEK 020 A NiLZ - THE EXCHANGE


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February 19, 2010
Marco Bailey's obvious nod to Speedy J's timeless club killer Krekc, the a A1 cut Krackt is, despite many structural similarities and a percussion which resembles Paap's track, still one hell of forceful ride. Huge snares, rapidly rolling percussion with a massive and nervous break down - climax before dropping it all back into the loop for one last dive into techno madness. Regardless of the influence, Marco's track is a bomb, and would fit nicely into a techno set when played with stuff like the aforementioned dutch producer's material around the Loudboxer era, Kauffelt's Noisechamber, Gaiden, Mauro Picotto's "Alchemist EP" and the like. The break is just crazy and the following explosion is bound to lift you four feet above sea level.
Invaders, despite its very on point arrangement, and overall effectiveness, does not really convince me. Useful, yes, but nothing you would come back to very often if you are aware of Krackt's presence.
Speedy J delivers, as stated before, a pretty run of the mill hard techno tune, with a quirky bass, banging and groovy percussion, but it never amounts to anything beyond its inital build up. Very similar to the track he recorded with Literon, Snacker, although I found that one slightly better. His take on Invaders lacks the raw punch and tension many of his remixes had.
If nothing else, if you've enjoyed Speedy J's "Krekc 12", and I wore my copy out, then this is worth your time and money for Krackt alone.


July 4, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Krackt is one hell of a driving track! It also features a nasty synth line that gets all fuzzy and the pitch gets shifted about in the breakdown. Techno with a huge trance-ish climax that'll get the hair in your neck stand straight up.
Invaders is a bit short, so make sure you have a plan before mixing this or it might stop on you. But if you do it right, it's quite a rewarding track.
SpeedyJ has this funny sounding bassline, and a very hard kick with a 4/4 snare. Great sound but very empty track.