DK8*Murder Was The Bass

Label:DK Records – DK8, DK Records – DK 8
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Style:Breaks, Techno


AMurder Was The Bass (Original)4:32
BMurder Was The Bass (Reworked)5:03

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© + ℗ DK Recordings 2003
Catalog number on back of sleeve & inner label: DK8
Catalog number on spine: DK 8

Repressed in 2007.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): DK 8 A1 NILZ - THE EXCHANGE MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): DK 8 B1 NILZ - THE EXCHANGE MPO

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Murder Was The Bass (12", 45 RPM, White Label, Promo)DK Records, DK RecordsDK8, DK 8Sweden2003
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Murder Was The Bass (The Remixes Part I) (12", 45 RPM)ELP Medien & Verlags GmbHELP11001Germany2004
Murder Was The Bass - The Remixes (12", 45 RPM)ELP Medien & Verlags GmbHELP SERIES 1 LTDGermany2004
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Murder Was The Bass (The Remixes Part II) (12", 45 RPM)ELP Medien & Verlags GmbHELP11002Germany2004
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Murder Was The Bass - The Remixes (12", 45 RPM, Test Pressing)ELP Medien & Verlags GmbHELP SERIES 1 LTDGermany2004



  • connalem's avatar
    B Side all the way. Ravey Swedish goodness with some beautiful/eerie pads. The pads emphasise the bass line which the A side lacks and for a short while it feels like listening to a British bleep era techno track before that ferocious bassline kicks back in. B side all the way.
    • marko_wild's avatar
      Is there anyway i can listen to tune first or how do i do it ?
      • Unseen's avatar
        Music that breaks down walls. Literally. One of the best from the Golden Era of Swedish Techno.
        • andyman5's avatar
          Carl Cox destroyed the long-gone Centro-Fly in NYC with the orig in's all about the orig with that hard hoover sound.
          • KEGWAN's avatar
            13 Year old track is still the baddest tune in my bag.
            • andyhowarth's avatar
              Edited 7 years ago
              Class tune that still sounds huge today. Recently updated by Eagles & Butterflies, but this is still the one to have.
              • malachaiuk's avatar
                Edited 14 years ago

                Personally i think the original is the reason to own this vinyl, a techy breaks affair perfect for transitions between tech/Dub/prog and many other genres.
                At 143bpm it may need to be slowed down a lil but if you want a hands in the air moment with one of the most reckognisable Loops in underground music history, Here is your winner.
                • visvitalis's avatar
                  When I first heard this amazing but agressive track a smile was seen on my face. There were was rave signals I didn't heard for a while. Another must have record I thought. And I was right so often. Everytime I played it loud for the people the whole crowd started to explode and the whole floor was burning. Forget the B-Side. It is an average track. But the A-Side is a straight shooter and a powerfull weapon for technomaniacs.
                  • moosifer's avatar
                    Edited 16 years ago
                    HOLY CRAP...........I don't believe it, this tune HAS actually blown out my bass bin! I was looking at the discogs comments on this tune and thought I'd give it a listen before selling it, and it's actually damaged the subwoofer on my surround system. I can't believe it, I was literally just reading about this tune damaging soundsystems, now everything sounds farty and broken! The Bass EQ on my mixer was (only) slightly up, but even so, this has never happened before. This is going to cost me a fortune to fix, and much more than the few quid that I can sell this for...

                    I am not happy...

                    Great tune, heavily overplayed thanks to UK radio stations.

                    CHECK YOUR LEVELS carefully before playing, or you may end up with a totally busted soundsystem like mine.
                    • Trance.Family's avatar
                      Edited 16 years ago
                      I picked this out of my collection the other week (playing the Rework as always) and it still sounds as good as it did in May 2003 when I listened to it in the record store I bought it from.
                      I remember then thinking the Rework would make the crossover to the hard house scene and knock me sideways, I first heard Anne Savage play it at Slinky, Opera House one fine Friday night in July that same year.

                      It is THE track of 2003 that can still hold its own over three years later.


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