Tim Harper ‎– Toxic Waste

Dance Mania ‎– DM047
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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June 17, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

yes this is one of the worst "lack" of mastering in the DM catalog except for the first ep from Glenn underground which come second in this doomed category. the 2 bombs here are :Toxic waste (original mix) which is one of the more nasty cut ever produced on DM, it's not like a regular fast ghetto track, it is just so raw and so badly mixed (the snare + hats sounds are just audio rape ) it add a craziness to the whole track, like it was made by someone having mental issue, just perfectly insane. the other one is of course the G.U. track, having the same quality from his own DM ep, it's a druggy journey through phasing and tiny keypads, the fact that you can have some tracks so raw and something so delicate on the same record especially in 1992 is just crazy . this is a piece of art so pure it even shoot itself in the foot with this criminal mastering. yes it's unplayable, yes you need it in your life


October 9, 2003

This has to qualify as one of the most poorly mastered records of all time (well at least the copy that I have). That said it contains one of the rawest, and deepest Chicago cuts ever! "Ozone", mixed by Brian Wesley (has anyone ever heard anything else by him?) despite the heavy distortion on the percussion has one of the greatest synth jams of any house record ever that gives the whole track a really deep vibe. The track is in the tradition of G-String's "The Land Of Dreams", 326 "Just Like heaven" and Ron Trent's "Altered States" - just really raw, beautiful house music!