Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Supertronic Co. - Sunrise (1992)

"The ultimate opening record for the morning set (especially if it's on the beach). A gorgeous intro, full of birdsong and throat singers. Sounds a bit like portions of KLF "Chill Out". Perfect build up of percussion... then second bass drum hits with a nasty breakbeat and it's all over... arms in the air business. Wonderful arrangement; layers of twinkling keys and comp'd chords fade in and out like waves. Better have another serious record to follow and be ready to mix out; this slice of heaven ends too soon!" (Shalako, Discogs 2005)
Couldn't put it much better if I tried; this is another outing by Jeff Hype (Transformer 2, Liquid Empire, Ravebusters - fuck he basically did most of those early 90s rave classics didn't he?!). It does sample the same throat singers (or frog calls?) as The KLF's Chill Out, and once it kicks off it really does end too soon.
Up there with the best breakbeat of all time. The rush inducing snares are up there too.



Vinyl Rip _ 320kbps MP3 ...mediafire

[Thanks to Tricky for the rip]

I'm also putting up the mediafire link to my mate Davros's 2010 reinterpretation here, performed live at the last Arm In Arm Old Skool Party. It's not too radical a shift, but does add a nice break and grooves it out a bit at the end. Not bad.

1 comment:

  1. You're most welcome mate. Definitely one of my favourite tracks from the early days. I agree that whilst the main kick was a huge rush it was the shuffling break that has it's tops slightly filtered that I loved most, gave a real sense of anticipation for what was coming next. Glorious stuff. IIRC you were good enough to find this for me when had our week of record shopping in London...or was that Melt / Be Liquid?