Various ‎– Techsteppin - A Journey Into Experimental Drum & Bass



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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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.


August 18, 2014
referencing Tech Steppin, 2x12", Comp, EMFLP001
As important as wormhole, just two years earlier