Ed Rush ‎– Mothership

No U-Turn ‎– NUT 016
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


Other Side:
A Mothership
This Side:
B Defect

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Written at No U-Turn Studio.
Shouts to Fierce & Feline.

Track B 'Defect' samples stabs from Smart Systems 'Tingler'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021497 408525 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): NUTS-016-A1 THERE IS NO MESSAGE! A PORKY PRIME CUT.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): NUTS-016-B1 THE MESSAGE IS.... P.T.O. PRIMED✓

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NUT 016 Ed Rush Mothership(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) No U-Turn NUT 016 UK 1996 Sell This Version
NUTS 016 Ed Rush Mothership(12", W/Lbl) No U-Turn NUTS 016 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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December 1, 2011

Such an important tune in relation to the first wave of tech-step releases. 'Mothership' just oozes menace and oppressiveness. beginning with a doom laden synth and bass throbs, followed by the trademark break of the genre, a crunching 2-step breakbeat. The track then appears to reach sluggishly towards it's reece bassline breakdown, conjuring up visions of the self-titled, city-sized alien 'mothership' slowly approaching overhead. Seriously classic darkside drum & bass.

The flipside, 'Defect' is no less evil either. Opening with a (possibly?) NASA space-walk vocal sample, distorted by radio static ('Drift, drift, drift......Drifting down'), loud bleeps and 2-step breaks. The intro ramps up the menace for over 3 and a half minutes before unleashing a frenetic amen assault on your senses. The amazing thing about this track is the fact that there is very little use of bass in comparioson to other No U-Turn tracks with their reece bassline obssession. Only a few bass throbs in the first part and a bit of 'boom' to accentuate the amens. Pure quality.