Sunday, 29 December 2013
E-Z Rollers - Rolled Into 1
E-Z Rollers - Rolled Into 1 (Moving Shadow, 1994)
'Rolled Into 1' appeared on Alex Banks and Jay Hurren's first 12" together as E-Z Rollers, released in 1994 on Moving Shadow. The duo - who were also members of Hyper On Experience and JMJ & Richie respectively - were then silent aside from some remixes until they put out their debut album Dimensions In Sound a couple of years later, which included 'Rolled Into 1' along with a Photek remix.
The tracks opens with some ethereal choral synths before introducing some sublime breakbeat choppage. It features a couple of well known vocal samples, with "Oh yeah" vocals from Zhana's 'Sanctuary Of Love' appearing over drums that use the break from Fuzzy Haskins' 'The Fuz And Da Boog' along with warm bass. Then during the mid-section as beatific synths envelope the track they bring in the "Say it loud" vocal from Sinnamon's 'I Need You Now'. A gorgeous tune that also received a great remix from Danny Breaks featuring the break from Jimmy Smith's 'Number One', as used by DJ Shadow on 'In/Flux'.
The original version and the Droppin' Science and Photek remixes are all available from Beatport. You can hear the Photek Remix in this set from Fabio released on The Edge's Intelligent Drum & Bass Volume 1 in 1995 which is also available to download from Deep Inside The Oldskool.