Monday, 25 March 2013
Genotype - Extra Terrestrial
Genotype - Extra Terrestrial (Renegade Hardware, 1997)
Justin Richardson first began producing under the name Just Jungle, releasing several 12"s for Trouble On Vinyl including the classic 'Sky'. As the scene began to diversify he started using the aliases Mastermind for his more jazzy, soulful material and Genotype for the harder techstep sound, going on to release records for Moving Shadow, Renegade Hardware and Reinforced amongst others. After a long break from the scene he reappeared as Genotype in 2010 with the Ritual Dance LP for Exit Records and today sees the release of a new EP on Nurtured Beatz.
'Extra Terrestrial' appeared on his first 12" as Genotype for TOV offshoot Renegade Hardware. It starts off with metallic sci-fi style chords and a pitched down sample of a female voice saying "Can you imagine... Extraterrestrial" and "Unbelievable". This vocal originates from the eighties movie SpaceCamp but Richardson may have sourced it from the beginning of Biosphere's 'Seti Project', an ambient techno track that uses the line with similar effects applied. 'Extra Terrestrial' is a particularly brutal track with a nasty square wave bassline, fierce Amens and plenty of beat switching, getting even heavier after the breakdown. An excellent track that received an equally good Dom & Roland remix on the stellar Quantum Mechanics LP.
You can can purchase the digital of 'Extra Terrestrial' directly from Renegade Hardware. Sample the new The Good Turned Ugly EP below including the sick neurofunk-style lead track and head over to Drum&BassArena, Juno Download or Chemical to download. Also check out the Nurtured Beatz Soundcloud page for free downloads from the likes of Spindall, Diamond EyE and Kalm.