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BASIC CHANNEL

Quadrant Dub I Edit

BASIC CHANNEL

Quadrant Dub I Edit

An edit of the 6th release on Basic Channel, a perfect slice of sweeping dub presence.

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Rhythm & Sound w/ Savage

Smile

Rhythm & Sound w/ Savage

Smile

Forward to 1999 and a degraded dub killer - so much emotional resonance conjured from so little.

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MAURIZIO

MØ6B (Edit)

MAURIZIO

MØ6B (Edit)

Moritz Von Oswald striking out on his own, M6 more or less single-handedly re-defining Techno.

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Rhythm & Sound w/ Cornel Campbell

King In My Empire

Rhythm & Sound w/ Cornel Campbell

King In My Empire

Of all the Burial Mix killers, 'King In My Empire' is probably the best known and loved...

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BASIC CHANNEL

Lyot Rmx

BASIC CHANNEL

Lyot Rmx

When this remix of Vainqueur came out in 1993 Techno was inverted and rebuilt in new colours.

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RHYTHM AND SOUND WITH PAUL ST HILAIRE

Ruff Way

RHYTHM AND SOUND WITH PAUL ST HILAIRE

Ruff Way

Paul St Hilaire, aka Tikiman, with one of several collaborations with Mark and Moritz..

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BASIC CHANNEL

The Climax (Basic Reshape)

BASIC CHANNEL

The Climax (Basic Reshape)

One of Carl Craig's most anthemic tracks rebuilt in a woozy, utterly ingenious fashion

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BASIC CHANNEL

Octagon

BASIC CHANNEL

Octagon

Another classic from 1994, the seventh release in the original Basic Channel series.

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Round Four

Found A Way

Round Four

Found A Way

Fourth in this incredible five round series on yet another offshoot label - Main Street.

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Rhythm & Sound w/ Paul St. Hilaire

Jah Rule

Rhythm & Sound w/ Paul St. Hilaire

Jah Rule

The conquering Lion in the catalogue, surely one of the most sumptuous dub deconstructions ever made...

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BASIC CHANNEL

Phylyps Trak II/II

BASIC CHANNEL

Phylyps Trak II/II

The staggered dub techno blueprint - forever imitated, never bettered.

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MAURIZIO

M05A (Edit)

MAURIZIO

M05A (Edit)

Another absolutely devastating standard from Maurizio, hard to believe it's almost 15 years old...

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RHYTHM AND SOUND

Carrier

RHYTHM AND SOUND

Carrier

Another one of those tracks that spawned entire careers, how many imitators can you list for this one...

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Round Five feat. Paul St. Hilaire

Na Fe Throw It

Round Five feat. Paul St. Hilaire

Na Fe Throw It

One of the least known, but for our money one of the most moving tracks in the entire BC catalogue...

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks opening up Basic Channel”

With the Basic Channel catalogue playing such an important part in shaping our world over the last fifteen years, it's easy to forget that not everyone out there is as familiar with the the label as its reputation and stature might suggest. Compiling a selection of tracks from the handful of labels that form the Basic Channel axis is both the easiest and the hardest task imaginable. Easy because pretty much any 14 tracks selected at random from the BC archives would make up a formidable playlist worthy of all the praise and attention imaginable, hard because no matter how good the tracks picked, what about all the seminal material left out? So if you're one of those people who's heard the legend 'Basic Channel' dropped in conversation about Techno or Dub or dubstep or modern music generally, but hasn't really known what it is, or who it is, or why the music tagged under the BC umbrella is treated with such reverence, these 14 tracks should offer you a window into a world of some of the finest music you'll ever have the pleasure of hearing. And after these 14, start exploring in earnest...

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On 05 Nov 09:56 Jamie Townsend said:

“on the effing money”

definately not an easy task, but this is just about a perfect selection. Never knew those 'Round' tracks even existed, has anyone else made electronic music half as good as this?

On 05 Nov 10:39 Alex said:

“About time!!!”

finally something to commemorate one of the most important producers of all time! nice

On 05 Nov 12:02 simon ridge said:

“Na Fe Throw It”

so right about that track. everyone i have ever played that track to has lost the plot.

On 05 Nov 13:20 Dennis said:

“New Day!”

Where is Round Two - New Day?! It might not be the dubbiest BC-produced track they've made, but it is certainly one of their best and most celebrated.

On 05 Nov 13:55 Peter Hollo said:
http://www.frogworth.com/utilityfog/

“Thanks for this!”

Back in the day, I always found both the minimalism and the 4/4 beats too much to handle. I still can't warm to the 4/4 stuff (although I like the Gas albums these days!), but I don't mind the dubby ones.
Still, minimalism is just so... minimal. Oh well.

On 05 Nov 14:37 basic fan said:

“The beautiful hiss”

I'll never forget the first time I heard the contents of that white, funny-looking, cardboard-wrapped CD from Basic Channel. Completely life-altering in terms of musical significance, and proof that hiss, as an artefact, can be as beautilful as dust can be in the hands of a poet.

What a label.

On 05 Nov 22:39 blanks said:

“new music is still possible”

basic channel/r&s have created a new aesthetic in music. 'Carrier' and 'na fe throw it' are the deepest songs ever made. No other music reaches me like this.

On 06 Nov 06:16 Mike said:
http://enenome.com

“Follow-up?!!!”

Sounds cliché, Basic Channel changed my life. Absolutely incredible sound, don't stop here.

On 06 Nov 17:40 Gene Onegin said:

“Fantastic!”

You've outdone yourselves this time! Great selection of, and introduction to (for me), some of the best music I've heard in ages. Thanks!

On 06 Nov 18:50 jammers said:

“solid gold”

the hiss, the deepest darkest dub, the atmosphere, the acid licks...this is the shit. thanks a million.

On 07 Nov 07:07 Richard Morris said:

“Covers?”

Great idea. Embedded covers (or a separate file) would be nice.

On 12 Nov 04:28 AMMANUEL said:

“BASICALLY, THE BEST.”

BS/DEEPC/ECHO...THE BEST SOUND HAS BEEN FOR YEARS, AND WILL BE FOR ETERNITY...THANKS BERLIN AND DETROIT.