Friday, 6 December 2013

Undercover Business - The Replicant

Undercover Business - The Replicant (Kartoons, 1998)

Working under an alias often allows an artist to get away with samples they otherwise wouldn't. Here on Nicky Blackmarket's low-key Kartoons label Ray Keith uses the name Undercover Business and includes the same "Replicants are like any other machine" sample of Harrison Ford from Blade Runner as Trace & Nico's 'Replicant'.

The intro features serene strings along with the dialogue sample before the Scorpio break arrives. The drop brings in a buzzsaw bassline which in combination with the Scorpio break recalls Reprazent's 'Share The Fall'. The break is regularly switched for another cymbal heavy break while the bassline also frequently changes pattern, making for a jump-up tune to keep you on your toes. I can't find any mixes online which feature the track but here's an All Kartoons mix from DJ Jamie of Section 23 that includes several Ray Keith tracks on the imprint under another of his aliases, Dragon Fist:

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