Subject 13 ‎– The Black Steele Project

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Sel 20 Subject 13 The Black Steele Project(CD, Album) Selector Sel 20 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
SEL 20 LP Subject 13 The Black Steele Project(2xLP) Selector SEL 20 LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
74321517622 Subject 13 The Black Steele Project(CD, Album) BMG France 74321517622 France 1997 Sell This Version

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jonnyh179

jonnyh179

January 26, 2016
referencing The Black Steele Project, CD, Album, Sel 20

I have to disagree with Chronical below as I think this is an excellent release that is varied in it's tracks. From the opening jazzy piano riff on Dinner time jazz, the track builds with a nice brass section and a solid break and decent b line. All this is topped off by some nice strings. Track 2 is a nice downtempo mix of a later highlight. Track 3 is a typical S13 tune, stepping 2 step beats, jazzy samples and spoken word, solid but not spectacular. Track 4 is an edgy dance floor track that opens with skippy 2x step beats, solid B line stabs then dropping in to the do the do break.Solid dancefloor bizznizz! 5 is a decent downtempo track with some decent crisp snares to keep it interesting. 6 is another typical S13 jazzy, funky bouncy tune. 7 is deffo the strongest track on the lp, eerie opening strings fading into female vocals and the intro skippy break into a breakdown with female vox, jazzy snippets then dropping into a tough Amen dancefloor workout. Very strong stuff indeed. 8 is prob my fave on the LP, a nice rolling smooth late night number, skippy 2 step beats underpin a nice chime type sound and female vox. Fabio favoured this on his radio shows in the late 90's. 9 is a decent vocal tune with tough beats but letting the vocals breathe and a nice funky b line. 10 is prob one of the weakest tracks here, as the title suggests the theme is eastern here but all in all a fairly run of the mill tune. the last track is prob one of S13's best known tracks, & a belter it is too. opening with 2 step beats and a little catchy riff, it has this strange vocal that sounds like someone making a noise at the back of their throat, sounds odd but it works and is very catchy. A super funky b line underpins the tune throughout, which is layered with jazzy snippets but just seems to build in momentum as the minutes pass. A fantastic way to end a thoroughly decent LP imo 4/5