Saturday, 1 February 2014

Ed Rush & Optical - Resurrection

Ed Rush & Optical feat. Ryme Tyme - Resurrection (Virus Recordings, 2000)

Although the weather may still be cold and torrential here in the UK, with January out of the way I thought it was about time that DnB 365 came out from its winter hibernation. And what better way could there be than with 'Resurrection', the opening cut from Ed Rush & Optical's second LP The Creeps released back in 2000.

If features the vocal talents of Ryme Tyme and although I'm not normally a fan of MC-led drum and bass tunes, his lyrics really complement the production and read as a manifesto of sorts for the sci-fi/horrow movie vibe Ed Rush & Optical were going for on the album: "The mind creepers, the soul seekers... Raw, explicity the nature with the twisted figure, the contorted features". Around the vocals the duo craft a particularly sick track with a nasty acidic riff that really gets under your skin alongside muscular drums that incorporate the Tighten Up break underneath. The perfect synthesis of vocals and music.

'Resurrection' is available to purchase from all good digital retailers including Beatport, Juno Download and Drum&BassArena. You can hear it below leading off Optical's quick 15 Years of Virus mix from last year:

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1 comment:

  1. Yeah man I've always loved that acid riff. This album features probably the best production I've heard from these d&b legends...this your favourite track from the album? Mine's Flightpath.