Structural Damage ‎– Really Livin / Loosing Myself

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Symphony Sound Records ‎– SYMPHONY 001
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  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): SYMPHONY 001 THIS RECORD CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH. A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (AA Side): SYMPHONY 001 PORKY.

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8892sales

8892sales

May 24, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

I echo other discoggers' sentiments. Really Livin is one of the baddest UK hardcore / techno tunes ever and a real highlight of 1992 compared to the speeded up chipmunk quagmire, progressive house yawnfest or the boring garish, campy handbaggy house and garage of that period.

With its deep, pounding, reverb in the cut up techy kick drums, deep bass. Great use of a funky rolling shuffle break (which sounds inferior in other tracks ie Zero B, The Scientist etc), reversed snare, hard hitting Kevin Saunderson style stab sequence - although not that one specifically (think Hedgehog Affair 'Second Rush', Noise Factory 'Bring Forward The Noise', Subwoofer Agte 'Hymn V.1' and 'Hymn - Exclusive UK Remixes', Ellis Dee + DJ Swanne 'Ruff Neck Bizznizz', Kick Ass Project 'Always High Never Down').

And a spangled, splurging TB-303 used to amazing effect like it's been cut in and out on the fly at certain points, really is the icing on the cake. Totally relentless from start to finish.
Stuck_In_1992

Stuck_In_1992

May 12, 2017

Ron Wells did this one too?!? Holy Crap! I thought this was Nookie all this time. Yeah "Really Livin" is a really good tune! I really love that sound used in the melody and the song progression is top notch. I even like the tb303 bit and I normally hate tb303. The flipside is a house tune which I've always wanted to use in a mix but could never figure out how it fits. I've actually listened to "Really Livin" so many times that the sound quality has degraded quite a bit. I may need another copy someday.
Adam_Timeless_trades

Adam_Timeless_trades

December 6, 2015
The ''...that's really livin'" vocal sample is of Baloo in Disney's The Jungle Book!