Photek ‎– The Hidden Camera

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
QEDDT1, 7243 8 41820 1 4 Photek The Hidden Camera(2x12") Science, Science QEDDT1, 7243 8 41820 1 4 UK & US 1996 Sell This Version
QEDDTDJ1 Photek The Hidden Camera(2x12", Promo) Science QEDDTDJ1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
QEDDT1 Photek The Hidden Camera(2x12", W/Lbl) Science QEDDT1 UK & US 1996 Sell This Version
QEDCD1, 7243 8 41820 2 1, ASW 66186 Photek The Hidden Camera(CD, Single) Science, Virgin, Astralwerks QEDCD1, 7243 8 41820 2 1, ASW 66186 UK & US 1996 Sell This Version
QEDCD1, 7243 8 41820 2 1 Photek The Hidden Camera(CD, Single) Science, Virgin QEDCD1, 7243 8 41820 2 1 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none Photek The Hidden Camera(Cass, Promo) Science none UK 1996 Sell This Version
VJCP-18002 Photek The Hidden Camera(CD, Maxi) Virgin VJCP-18002 Japan 1997 Sell This Version

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rt93gh48

rt93gh48

March 21, 2018
referencing The Hidden Camera, 2x12", QEDDT1, 7243 8 41820 1 4
It’s all been said. Nothing more to add except that these are going for a couple bucks? 5 bucks? Most expensive one now is $40, and the next one is $25? You can’t afford it? YOU CANT AFFORD NOT TO.
Bigchamp69

Bigchamp69

February 23, 2018
referencing The Hidden Camera, 2x12", QEDDT1, 7243 8 41820 1 4

I did not want to comment on this, because its Rupert (Photek) you should not have to, just listen. This is one of his very best releases. It is an awesome EP full stop! I heard it and thought whats this? I dug it straight away, KJZ is just a masterpiece. Just listen to it people, as is the Hidden Camera. Splendid sir, splendid!
ian_s

ian_s

May 15, 2014
referencing The Hidden Camera, CD, Single, QEDCD1, 7243 8 41820 2 1
The people on the photos on the cover are Photek and Source Direct.
h4ndcrafted

h4ndcrafted

September 1, 2013
referencing The Hidden Camera, 2x12", QEDDT1, 7243 8 41820 1 4

It's Photek, what more needs to be said.
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 13, 2013
referencing The Hidden Camera, CD, Single, QEDCD1, 7243 8 41820 2 1, ASW 66186

Photek, one of the legendary names in drum'n'bass, crossed into the mainstream with THE HIDDEN CAMERA single, his first release for a major label. It carries all his trademarks: you can hear the darkness creep through "K.J.Z." while the percussion rattles and snares around the melody hovering around the periphery. The title track starts with some sad piano chords, before moving into a mysterious, bass-plucked atmosphere. The "Static Mix" pushes up the rhythm from jazzy to jungly, though crisp and minimal, and "Hybrid" continues this feel with a jittery energy. Smile, the camera is watching.
oneofmany

oneofmany

December 19, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing The Hidden Camera, 2x12", QEDDT1, 7243 8 41820 1 4
"KJZ" for me still stands as one of the finest pieces of Drum & Bass ever made, the sort of music that comfortably unites genres.

Very progressive and fuzzy sounding, but with intricate precision on the programming that allows a technical intensity familiar to drum and bass, combined with a stylistic freedom and organic flow generally associated with jazz. Perhaps the next chapter of Innerzone Orchestra's "Bug In The Bassbin" but with a soul all of it's own!

This is definitely music for the mind, sometimes the feet, but mostly for the heart. Genuine classic.
lancelot323

lancelot323

May 7, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing The Hidden Camera, CD, Single, QEDCD1, 7243 8 41820 2 1
This is by far Photek's best work to date.

"K.J.Z." is one of the sexiest pieces of jazzy drum'n'bass I've ever heard; everything just melds together perfectly. "The Hidden Camera" is a very voyeuristic sounding piece of music; jazzy, eerie, dirty sounding.

This is why everyone considers Photek as the standard for Drum 'n' Bass.
viima

viima

July 29, 2002
referencing The Hidden Camera, CD, Single, QEDCD1, 7243 8 41820 2 1

The track Hidden Camera has to have one of the grooviest and at the same time complex beats ever produced with electronic equipment! It just swings like there's no tomorrow with a slight bossa touch.

The bassline is brilliant too, with a good double bass sample and the jazz-chordings that finish this piece up, are excellently dark, having a remarkable effect.

drum'n'bass at it's best, check it out.