Various ‎– Techsteppin - A Journey Into Experimental Drum & Bass

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Hydro The Zone 5:24
Doc Scott Machines 6:10
Ed Rush Check Me Out 5:16
Skyscraper Mach II 5:53
Rollers Instinct Haze 5:09
Skyscraper Liberty One 7:14
Cronic Crew Black Marbles 6:50
The Limit Get Stoned 6:11
Rollers Instinct The Mutant 5:29
Raw Deal Headless Horseman (Steppin' On Headz Mix) 5:04
Hydro Tha' Bomb Shit 6:42
Skyscraper The Difference 7:42

Versions (4)

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
EMFLP001 Various Tech Steppin(2x12", Comp) Emotif Recordings EMFLP001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
EMFLP 001 Various Tech Steppin(2xLP, W/Lbl, Promo) 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

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dica

dica

September 2, 2015
referencing Tech Steppin, 2x12", Comp, EMFLP001
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
referencing Tech Steppin, 2x12", Comp, EMFLP001
As important as wormhole, just two years earlier