Sunday, 17 November 2013

System X - Feel It


System X - Feel It (3rd Eye Records, 1994)

System X was an alias used by a certain Rupert Parkes AKA Photek for releases on 3rd Eye, an imprint that put out just a handful of 12"s in 1994 and from what I can gather had some kind of connection to Entity Records. 'Feel It' is another tune to add to the list of those that sample Loleatta Holloway's 'Love Sensation' acapella and also shows Photek's early mastery of the Amen break.

During the deep intro with its sumptuous synthetic strings Holloway's pitched up "Fill me with my every desire, yeah" vocal (taken from just after the part used on Jumping Jack Frost's 'Pornography') is repeated before a stunningly edited Amen break with some underlying Think is dropped alongside an 808 kick bassline. Sci-fi sound effects including a whooshing noise crop up regularly while a dark industrial synth comes in later. A big tune with the likes of Grooverider and Peshay back in the day.

You can hear the track lead off Law's Truper Vs System X mix below (The Truper being another early Photek alias, check the article accompanying the mix over at Drumtrip):



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