Wax Doctor ‎– A New Direction / Herbal Tekno

Basement Records ‎– BRSSCL1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Reissue


a A New Direction 5:02
aa Herbal Tekno 5:18

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"A New Direction" is written as "New Direction" on this release.

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January 18, 2013
New Direction is the one you want here, regardless of what release. I remember ravin away at 10.35am in The Edge Coventry listening to Sir JJF and he cained this one, in fact I am sure he was mixin 2 copies of the same track. A real undergroundfeeling special, nice warm up with that jungle sound and then of course the dark side bass drop. Something to get your teeth into when you were rinsin those M25s! A quality tune from probably the best Hardcore - Jungle lable of 1992/1993. They guys at basement really did know the score!


June 16, 2010
A pure classic,played by Ratty,Bassline smith,Easygroove to the max in 92.


February 26, 2005
edited over 7 years ago

A Basement Records reissue of the classic Wax Doctor release. Unfortunately minus the third track 'Protoplasm' which appeared on the original "BRSS11" release in 1992, which is pretty much a pure, solid techno tune and in my opinion the best track on there.

Basement Records wasn't only releasing breakbeat hardcore, jungle, & drum n bass, but techno too. In fact, much of the basement Records back catalogue between the years of 1991-1993 more often than not consisted of at least one techno track or very influenced from techno. This particular release is another example of that, typically encompassing both the breakbeat and techno spectrum.

"New Direction" is one my favourite releases from the Basement Records staple, it has a four to the floor rhythm structure as well as breaks (edited 'apache' break & Shadows J 'Hip This House' break beat from 1990). A dark, reverbed bassline akin to something coming out of Detroit, deep strings and stabs. The BPM is around the 145-150 mark. Quality hardcore with more of a structured, intelligent vibe going on.

"Herbal Tekno" is a purer techno track, with layers of deeper, darker, layered sounds, 303 driven with a more detroit or belgian feel. Both tracks played by techno DJs - Colin Favor/Colin Dale on their Kiss FM shows and at their Knowledge night in south London who supported this label and above artist/s. Also played by Loftgroover who incidentally recorded for above label, and happened to play down there at knowledge alongside the two Colins aswell.

My personal preference is the original pressing, but this one's worth getting hold of if you like a nice, loud, clearer, remastered piece of vinyl and aren't fussed with the lack of 'Protoplasm'.