Studio Pressure ‎– The Water Margin / Fusion

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The Water Margin 5:29
Fusion 6:38

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tangee

tangee

September 12, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Water Margin / Fusion, 12", PTK04
Photek..The reason i got into Drum And Bass..Bad Boy Producer...
Shaneski75

Shaneski75

June 7, 2014
referencing The Water Margin / Fusion, 12", PTK04
The Water Margin was lashed by Randall at paradise club AWOL weekly down in Islington - he must of had this on dubplate a good year of so before the flip was getting cained at Speed. TBH the track that sums up speed for me is alex reece pulp fiction - that track truly broke those nights in week in week out. Anyway this is a solid double A side not to be fucked with.
Paranoiz

Paranoiz

October 15, 2013
referencing The Water Margin / Fusion, 12", PTK04
THIS RECORD IS A TRUE PIECE OF ART PEOPLE

PHOTEK GENIUS REACHING THE STARS
karlrichard

karlrichard

July 3, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing The Water Margin / Fusion, 12", PTK04

For me, "Fusion" is the track that I remember the most being played in 1995 ( http://youtu.be/AkVf58dpsqg )... Again, another classic from those SPEED days... This tune KILLED the dance floor the first time we all heard it down there! The raw power of the groove, not to mention the detail of the sounds used here, showed up the innovation that was beginning to separate itself from the mainstream, clichéd breakbeat jungle anthems that were 'clanging' out at the time... Bearing in mind the style of most of the music being produced in Drum & Bass then, this number shocked a lot of us, making us realise that there was something special going on down at the Mars Bar on those Thursday nights. Oozing freshness, harking of future visions of freeform experimentation, I can honestly say I was gob-smacked when I heard this! Those complex layered rhythms showed just how deep this artist ploughed into his creations... And, once you heard tracks like these, you just couldn't go back to listening to any 'wanna be' copy-cat artists...

I seem to remember this stayed on acetate for quite sometime while Fabio 'cained' the monoply on it's playout. And rightly so... For the beat arrangment was (and no doubt still is) a testiment to legendary skills of Rupert Parks a.k.a. Photek, Aquarius, Studio Pressure, etc... ( http://www.discogs.com/artist/Studio+Pressure ), as a producer.

On the flip is "The Water Margin"... Another innovative track that was rinsed-out down at SPEED too. With metalic hits layered over the top of those Jonny L style beats, it also became another milestone in the cutting edge mutations of Drum & Bass freeform/arrangement... Eventually giving way to some mayhem amen 'mash-up' break layering, this is one of those tracks that always seemed to work the crowd into frenzied dance hall troop!

Either way, if you're looking for the tracks that made SPEED what it was... Tracks that were spun out down at that legendary night... Look no further... You've struck gold here. Relevant in every way imaginable, this 12" was way beyond where it was at... And still is at... !!! 5/5