Tango And Ratty* ‎– Tales From The Darkside

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Tales From The Darkside 4:59
Final Conflict 4:59

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IntaRunner

IntaRunner

February 14, 2016
referencing Tales From The Darkside, 12", TR 001
Que Club, Birmingham 1992 - 1994, Tango & Ratty //////////////>>>>>
recordmania4

recordmania4

October 28, 2014
referencing Tales From The Darkside, 12", TR 001
This still sounds as essential
breakbeatscientist

breakbeatscientist

September 1, 2012
referencing Tales From The Darkside, 12", TR 001
No reviews of this classic piece of vinyl??? Tango & Ratty's finest hour with both tracks bookending the 'Hard Leaders III - Enter The Darkside' compilation in 1993, and rightly so. 'Tales From The Darkside' is a thumping breakbeat monster with heavy bleeps and a legendary hip-hop sample lifted from Eric B & Rakim's 'Follow The Leader'. The bass in this is just monstrous in the breakdown especially when combined with the half-speed breaks.

However, in my opinion, despite it's genius it doesn't compare with 'Final Conflict' on the flipside. Opening with ominous bleeps and those crunching Knight Phantom breaks. It then throws in some seriously sinister synth lines before hitting an even darker drop in the midsection. The whole track is backed by a pounding 4/4 beat in the background which brings a technoid feel to the track. This still sounds as essential as it was 20 years ago.