Techno Bros.* ‎– The Ugly Side Of Pop

Basement Records ‎– BRSS 004
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A We Owe You...Something 5:23
AA Burst Appendix 4:54

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A remix of "Burst Appendix" was later released on Sinister Recordings SNS001, under the name Teckno Bross.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): BRSS.004 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA, etched): BRSS.004 AA₁

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRSS 004 Techno Bros The Ugly Side Of Pop(2xFile, MP3, 320) Basement Records BRSS 004 UK Unknown
BRSS 004 Techno Bros We Owe You Something(12", W/Lbl, TP) Basement Records BRSS 004 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BRSS 004 Techno Bros The Ugly Side Of Pop(12", Ltd, Promo) Basement Records BRSS 004 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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March 19, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

Seriously not only one of the most underrated releases on the mighty Basement Records, but, also one of the best. Both sides proper underground classics for the headstrong which are hardly mentioned and criminally underplayed nowadays but destroyed dancefloors back in the day. Burst appendix's no nonsense, manic, raw techno power always edged it for me.

Serious techno tunage such as Burst Appendix was pushing the early dark sound to the forefront of the underground hardcore / techno scene way before most of the rave scene steered towards the often cited darkcore / jungle sound later on.

For something creepier, spookier and even more manic, the Burst Appendix (Remix) is available on the Captain's Log release, full of neurotic and dark vibes.

How this particular Basement Records release has now become so overlooked is beyond reason. Really.


May 23, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
DJ Loftgroover was a regular customer at my shop in Reading ' The Record Basement'. Loft was the shops biggest fan and brought so many people down from London to meet me and to buy tunes. One particular week, Loft walked in with his first demo. He had made the tracks with an exciting new engineer/producer called Ron Wells, and as he knew how much I loved Techno, he said the tune was for me. I was blown away when I heard it and when I promo'ed the release the response in the UK Press was awesome.
It was also our first N01 on the famous 'Colin Dale & Colin Faver' show on Kiss FM, and I got to meet the guys who became such big fans of the label, that the next 12 releases in a row, all went straight to No1 in the first week when the 35 promos were sent out.
At this point I had not realised that Ron Wells and Jack Smooth were one in the same.