Optical & Ed Rush* ‎– Chameleon

Virus Recordings ‎– VRS-0018
Vinyl, 12", Sampler, 45 RPM

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A Optical, Ed Rush*, Matrix Perfect Drug
Written-By, Producer – B. Settle*
B Optical, Matrix Feat. Louis Smith DNA
Vocals [Featuring] – Louis SmithWritten-By, Producer – L. Smith*

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 66017 15116 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 666017151168

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VRS 018 Ed Rush & Optical Chameleon(CDr, Single, Promo) Virus Recordings VRS 018 UK 2006 Sell This Version
VRS-0018 Optical & Ed Rush* Chameleon(12", W/Lbl) Virus Recordings VRS-0018 UK 2006 Sell This Version


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October 21, 2018
Cheesy rubbish not at all dark. Rubberstamps the point where the duo and the label finally cut all ties to the dark, underground sound they pioneered through the Nico days and into the first 5 years or so with Virus. Ever since wormhole the label seemed to be moving in new directions with its sound as each album came out. Thats not necessarily a bad thing, even it happens to be moving away from my personal tastes, but as 2006 rolls in, this is when for me Virus just becomes a cheesey, mainstream 'top of the pops' label much like Ram and Hospital went. I mean just listen to the vocals in either of these tracks and try and tell me you can keep a straight face. There's no rawness, underground or dark flavours here and if you think that there is then that's frankly hallarious.
Post 2006 with Virus I still find the odd surprise, but mostly its slim pickings from here on out.


March 6, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

double-sided gem for sure
Perfect Drug is a hyper roller for any techstep/darkside rave
DNA is another classic stunning tune from Optical
a "should-have" for performing DJs nowadays


May 23, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

The first 12" from the new album by the Virus legends is simply put, a stunner! The tune starts with a dark female vocal & heavy two step drums before hitting us with a sick Virus synth hook & crashing bass! This is a tune that will just grow & grow upon each hearing & is a must for drum & bass fans. Virus on top form.