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Lusine ICL, Chao EP [mental.ind.records – MIR001.4, 2003]

December 16th, 2003

lusine_chao_epAnother excellent release by Lusine ICL and this time around on mental.ind.records. This artist seems to have an unlimited amount of crisp beats and deep basslines to choose from and on the “Chao EP” he does exactly that. “Chao” starts off with harsh sounding treated beats that progresses into a veritable Lusine classic, with momentous crispy beats and deep bass it can be viewed as a direct continuation of the sound created on the “Iron City” album out on Hymen. The added pace change is as brilliant as the track itself. In “Rabble Rouse” Lusine leaves the house influenced realm where he usually dwells and masters like no other for slightly more driven two-step drum patterns. The deep basslines and quality melodies ensures a track with stopping power and relentless forward movement. The chords seem vaguely familiar, if they’re sampled, they could be? No, that’s not possible… Flip the twelve-inch and you get Lusine’s take on hip-hop based, lush electronica with complementary grit in “Dr Chinme”. The last and fourth track “Chao (Crunch Rmx)” is a remix of the first track on the EP and it’s by none other than Crunch and what a treat it is! Plenty of crunchiness, uncompromised beats and ultra deep bass, this remix is a match made in heaven or on a low machine code level or both. Lusine already remixed Crunch so maybe the outcome it’s not all that surprising. The incorporated processed vocals give the track an overall sinister sound in short it’s an excellent remix by Crunch. If you like Lusine this release is a must! A last word on the actual pressing as well, because it is unbelievable how good this record sounds. Conclusion: in the last shivering moments of 2003 yet another (new) label to investigat…

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