Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Dom & Roland - Mechanics

Dom & Roland - Mechanics (31 Records, 1996)

Ridley Scott's 1982 science fiction classic Blade Runner is the most sampled film in drum and bass with dozens of tunes using its dialogue, atmospherics and the Vangelis score. I've already covered a few tracks that use parts of it and today I'm going to take a look at 'Mechanics' by Dom & Roland which was the third release on Doc Scott's 31 Records imprint.

'Mechanics' features a mid-track dialogue sample from Rutger Hauer's brilliant "Tears in the rain" scene: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe". Dom also uses what sounds like some atmospherics from the film alongside Blade Runner-esque synths and some furious into the red Amen choppage that gets beat switched with the Life Could break. Hard as nails techstep from a pioneer of the genre.

You can hear the track in Wozowski's 31 Seconds Part 1 mix:

31 Seconds Pt.1 - Ear & Drum Session #14 by Wozowski on Mixcloud

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