A special collection of tracks and remixes originally released
on different labels by Tectonic Recordings founder Rob Ellis,
better known as the DJ and producer Pinch. Although it may
have been some time since Pinchs debut artist album
Underwater Dancehall he has hardly been slacking off. This
compilation brings together key moments, some better
known than others, handpicked by Pinch and arranged
chronologically by release date on labels such as Planet Mu,
Six Degrees, Soul Jazz, Punch Drunk, Lot49, Tempa,
2Kings, Swamp81, and Ninja Tune. Releases for Planet Mu
feature significantly, including the original deep VIP flip of
one of the scenes defining tracks Qawwali.
This is then neatly followed by a largely overlooked remix by Pinch of
the legendary Qawwali vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,
running at 116bpm rather the more typical dubstep tempo
of 140bpm. As the tracks progress through the time period
of their release, trends form with periods of dark wobble
(Chamber Dub, Cave Dream) moving into more techno
inspired soundscapes (136 Trek, Mutate(d)) and wonky-beat
orientated rhythms (Motion Sickness, Attack Of The Giant
Killer Robot Spiders!"). There is also space for Pinchs
devastatingly effective remix of Henry & Louis Rise Up as
well as Emikas Double Edge, which was also included in his
Fabriclive Mix, released earlier this year. As an extra treat,
hidden in the CD somewhere is Pinchs first ever "dubstep"
track, Deserted Island, made available for the very first
time since it was created back in 2004.
The CD also features Elements, the flipside to 2010s Croydon House, taken from
Swamp 81s vinyl-only catalogue.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Ghaudi - Dil Da Rog Muka Ja Mali [Pinch Remix] Chamber
30hz - Mutate(D) [Pinch Re-Work]
Attack Of The Giant Killer Robot Spiders!
Henry & Louis Ft Steve Harper - Rise Up [Pinch Remix]