Two Dark Troopers ‎– I Wanna Be Your Lover / Darkcore

Basement Records ‎– BRSS 020
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


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A side samples 'Right Here Right Now' by Western Block

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  • Barcode: 5 021497 402820 >
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side A): BRSS 020 A1
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side B): BRSS 020 AA1


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September 30, 2017

Another Detroit and Manchester-influenced vibe (Many Detroit techno tunes crossed the atlantic and got played in the Hacienda as well as the rest of the UK).

Back on topic, it's all about "Darkcore" for me. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" is a good tune but "B" is the one that REALLY does it for me!


August 2, 2012
David was a good friend of Martins (DJ Mayhem) and used to DJ at the same events and was part of the same cru. So it was no surprise that David asked Martin if they could make a tune together. So I arranged for them to go to Ron's studio, the result was two dark break beat tear ups.
'I Wanna Be Your Lover' was the side that got most of the attention back in the day from the DJs, with its hooky vocal stabs, Basement style Riffs and marching beats. Once again the Drum N Bass style can be heard in this release and you can hear the progression from a 4/4 backing to pure drum loops.
'Darkcore' shows off the darker side of the Basement Label output, attacking beats, a rolling sinister riff and Basement Stabs all come together to create a hardcore gem.



November 5, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Another classic from DJ Mayhem and the Basement stable.
Both tracks are something of a diversion from their normal style - much more breakbeat focused, yet they retain that distinctive Basement sound.

'I wanna be your lover' delivers crisp amen programming, a dark lead synth, before breaking down and changing comepletely with a female vocal and pleasant strings. Beautiful.
'Darkcore' on the other hand is just full on darkness from start to finish - half speed beats, then layering of the full speed break over the top, then a fierce amen drops, and finally a sick mentasm to top it off. Heavy, heavy, heavy. An essential purchase for all Basement fans.