Source Direct ‎– Future London / Shimmer

Odysee Records ‎– ODY01
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Track B samples the synth from 'Fragile', taken from John Beltran Featuring Open House - Earth & Nightfall.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ODY 01 ‒ A1 PR-M B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ODY 01 ‒ B1 PR-M C

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May 7, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

Law has pretty much said it all, Future London is the track that really tickles my balls but both tracks are amazing.


October 23, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
sample :
John Beltran's Featuring Open House ?
is this true?


April 11, 2008
edited over 7 years ago
A great couple of tunes here.
Back in 1994 when Source Direct started out as 'Sounds Of Life' on Certificate 18, this release, to my knowledge was their first release as Source Direct.

Future London is a dark, brooding tune that features a lightweight almost lazy break backed up by big sub bass kicks, halfway though the main beat stops, and a classically edited 'think' break comes in to accompany the sub (for me this is the highlight of the tune).
The track is easily recognisable by a sample that must have been from some old 1950/1960's tourist trade video which simply says 'This... is London', in proper BBC english (may have been lifted from an old London Posse track).

Shimmer is a different affair, a much deeper and more 'intelligent' Bukem sound.
Beautiful strings and stuttering beats start the tune off, with various female vocal samples such as 'ooohhh oooh aahhh' (you know) as it builds up to the drop.
When it finally does drop it drops hard with an amen and plenty of sub, the strings stay intact and a new female vocal sample hits; an even longer 'ooooohhhhhh, oooh baby'.
It's a magical tune, pretty epic really.
You can tell its early Source Direct as this production doesnt sound as crisp and clean as their later work but the vibe is there.

Great 12"