Various ‎– Tech Steppin

Emotif Recordings ‎– EMFLP001
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation

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A1 Skyscraper Liberty One
Engineer – N. Sykes*Producer – Nico + Trace*
A2 Ed Rush Check Me Out
Mixed By – Nick Sykes*Producer – Nico + Ed Rush*
B1 The Limit Get Stoned
Mixed By, Producer – Grooverider
B2 Cronic Crew Black Marbles
Mixed By, Producer – Cronic And Cronic*
C1 Doc Scott Machines
Mixed By, Producer – Doc Scott
C2 Hydro The Zone
Engineer, Mixed By – P.Parsons*Producer – Hydro, P.Parsons*
D1 Skyscraper Mach II
Engineer – N. Sykes*Producer – Nico + Trace*
D2 Raw Deal Headless Horsemen (Steppin' On Headz Mix)
Engineer – Morph*Remix – Elementz Of Noize

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Subtitle: "A journey into experimental drum & bass"

℗ 1998 Emotif Recordings
© 1998 Emotif Recordings
UK Distribution by Vital/Vinyl

Tracks A1 & D1 recorded at No U Turn Studios for Emotif Recordings. Published by NKS/Active/Mutesong.
Track A2 recorded at No U Turn Studios. Licensed from DJ Recordings. Published by NKS Westbury/Copyright Control.
Track B1 recorded at Prototype Studios for Emotif Recordings. Published by Darklands Music.
Track B2 recorded at Studio Drum. Licensed from Cronic Records. Published by V Music.
Track C1 recorded at Nasty Habits Laboratories for Emotif Recordings. Copyright Control.
Track C2 recorded at Monroe Studios for Emotif Recordings. Published by Active/Mutesong.
Track 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, etched): EMFLP-001-A1 DMM. THE EXCHANGE DMM.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): EMF LP-001-B1 DMM.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): EMF LP-001 C DMM.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): EMF LP-001-D2 DMM. G.DAVIE ESQ. - THE EXCHANGE

Other Versions (4 of 4) 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
EMFLP 001 Various Tech Steppin(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl) Emotif Recordings EMFLP 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AVCD-11450 Various Techsteppin(CD, Comp + CD, Mini, Mixed) Avex Trax AVCD-11450 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none Various Techsteppin(Cass, Comp, Promo) Emotif Recordings none UK 1996 Sell This Version


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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.


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