Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Future Forces Inc - Bypass
Future Forces Inc - Bypass (Trouble On Vinyl, 1997)
Future Force Inc - the pre-Bad Company duo of dBridge and Maldini - were usually found on Renegade Hardware but here they made an appearance on sister label Trouble On Vinyl. 'Bypass' is another Blade Runner sampling track and was the highlight of the Code Of The Streets LP, TOV's first label compilation.
It opens with nice steppy drums before eerie droning strings fade in. The same "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe" line that Dom sampled on 'Mechanics' then introduces a sturdy two-step beat along with an acidic bassline reminiscent of Dillinja's 'Acid Trak'. As the track develops it is joined by swooping low-end bass and an occasional acidic shooting riff. The breakdown brings a further line from Blade Runner: :Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion". A track that exemplifies the Future Forces sound: cold, dark and clinical.
You can hear the track in this set from Fierce at the 1997 Future Music Awards: