Saturday, 13 July 2013

Dylan - Spasm

Dylan - Spasm (Renegade Hardware, 2000)

The 'It's A New Day' break also features on Dylan's 'Spasm' although the track is better known for its heavy use of the Mentasm synth. It appeared on Renegade Hardware's Aftermath (Essential Rewindz) LP and while a couple of other tracks on the album use the synth sound, 'Spasm' is effectively a remix of the Second Phase (AKA Joey Beltram and Mundo Muzique) track.

It's a brutal track that treats the Mentasm riff in the same way as Second Phase did, only at a much more rapid tempo and placing it over a pounding beat and booming bassline. It also uses a high pitched whooping vocal that recalls 'Injected With A Poison' by Praga Khan. Dylan did quite a few remakes of classic rave tracks with versions of 'Energy Flash' and 'Go!' among others also in his catalogue but this is by far my favourite and is just an awesome tune all round.

The digital of 'Spasm' is available directly from the label. You can hear it in this live set from Bad Company at Innovation: The Easter Showcase from April 2000:

Bad Company - Live @ Innovation - The Easter Showcase Mass - 2000-04 by Drum & Bass Classics on Mixcloud

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