Various ‎– Tech Steppin

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Emotif Recordings ‎– EMFLP001
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation
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A1 Skyscraper Liberty One
Engineer – N. Sykes*Producer – Nico + Trace*
6:42
A2 Ed Rush Check Me Out
Mixed By – Nick Sykes*Producer – Nico + Ed Rush*
5:45
B1 The Limit Get Stoned
Mixed By, Producer – Grooverider
6:07
B2 Cronic Crew Black Marbles
Mixed By, Producer – Cronic And Cronic*
6:37
C1 Doc Scott Machines
Mixed By, Producer – Doc Scott
6:15
C2 Hydro The Zone
Engineer, Mixed By – P.Parsons*Producer – Hydro, P.Parsons*
5:17
D1 Skyscraper Mach II
Engineer – N. Sykes*Producer – Nico + Trace*
5:35
D2 Raw Deal Headless Horsemen (Steppin' On Headz Mix)
Engineer – MorphRemix – Elementz Of Noize
4:56

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Subtitle: "A journey into experimental drum & bass"

Tracks A1 & D1 recorded at No U Turn Studios for Emotif Recordings. Published by NKS/Active/Mutesong.
A2 recorded at No U Turn Studios; licenced from DJ Recordings. Published by NKS Westbury/Copyright Control.
B1 recorded at Prototype Studios for Emotif Recordings. Published by Darklands Music.
B2 recorded at Studio Drum; licenced from Cronic Records. Published by V Music.
C1 recorded at Nasty Habits Laboratories for Emotif Recordings. Copyright Control.
C2 recorded at Monroe Studios for Emotif Recordings. Published by Active/Mutesong.
D2 recorded at Trinity Studios for Botchit & Scarper. Published by Active/Mutesong.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 024538 700114
  • Barcode (String): 5024538700114
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): EMFLP-001-A1 DMM. THE EXCHANGE DMM.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): EMF LP-001-B1 DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout): EMF LP-001 C DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout): EMF LP-001-D2 DMM. G.DAVIE ESQ. THE EXCHANGE

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMFCDLP001 Various Techsteppin - A Journey Into Experimental Drum & Bass(CD, Album, Comp) Emotif Recordings EMFCDLP001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AVCD-11450 Various Techsteppin(CD, Comp + CD, Mini, Mixed) Avex Trax AVCD-11450 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
EMFLP 001 Various Tech Steppin(2xLP, W/Lbl, Promo) Emotif Recordings EMFLP 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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dica

dica

September 2, 2015
Agree with Old_Boy - this preceded Torque and Wormhole, and was equally as important. Really a defining comp with good distribution, got this sound into ears.

And there's much more techstep diversity here than on Torque/Wormhole, even just among the tunes from the No U-Turn camp -- from the brutality of Skyscraper's (Trace & Nico) "Liberty 1" to the jazzy stepper that is Hydro's (Ed Rush w/Pete Parsons) brilliant "The Zone", and to the hip-hop influences on Skyscraper's "Mach II" and Ed Rush's "Check Me Out". Other top tunes include Doc Scott's clinical "Machines" and the tech-jazz of Elementz of Noize's remix of Raw Deal.

Truly excellent tracks throughout, and a delineator of a time when these sorts of compilations were actually compiled with vision, rather than being pure label showcases of the newest and shiniest tunes.
Old_Boy

Old_Boy

August 18, 2014
As important as wormhole, just two years earlier