REQ ‎– One

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRASSIC3LP REQ One(LP, Album) Skint BRASSIC3LP UK 1997 Sell This Version
BRASSIC3CD REQ One(CD, Album) Skint BRASSIC3CD UK 1997 Sell This Version

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gliese

gliese

August 24, 2017
referencing One, LP, Album, BRASSIC3LP

super solid record. dark, grainy, on par with some of the early Boards of Canada work. A+
AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

AUTOMATIXROMANTIX

June 6, 2012
referencing One, LP, Album, BRASSIC3LP
"One " is a powerhouse of hip hop abstraction. Rough, edgy, raw in style and sound. My only issue if their is one is the recording quality of the vinyl, but other than it it is a brilliant musical excursion. Req excercises restrain and wit , sort of like jazz techniques translated into the use of makeshift analogue synths samplers and turntables. A type of soundtrackish ambient back drop for true bboys, and that's quite dope.
karl-michael

karl-michael

September 11, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing One, LP, Album, BRASSIC3LP

This is the most abstract instrumental hip hop I've ever heard. The tracks on this LP sound like Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II over extremely minimal hip hop beats. I don't know of any other release with similar music.
WaX-AsSaSsin

WaX-AsSaSsin

April 21, 2004
referencing One, CD, Album, BRASSIC3CD

In the history of Abstract hip-hop / trip-hop, everybody know DJ Cam, DJ Krush, the Ninja Tune label, but REQ isn't as well-know, why... I don't know...I think this guy is the messiah of abstract hip-hop and smoked ambiances. I think it's the only one who really succeeds in showing the spirit of hip-hop culture, the only one who shares with us the spirit of hip-hop, graff, skate, and breakdance ambiances.
In the album, Razzamatazz and subculture are unbelievable...