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MANTRONIX: ‘Bassline’ blue 7″ (2015)

Bassline blue vinyl Mantronix 2015It’s a blue seven inch vinyl re-press time for Mantronix’s seminal Bassline a.k.a. the opening cut off Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee’s debut album, The Album. Recorded in a day, the track is world famous and a seminal slice of music – though as much (if not more) inflential outside of hip-hop than within. Why? One listen to the combo of the 3-note bassline (played on a Juno 60) and the Roland 808 drums should answer that question fairly easily. It’s the sound that launched a thousand electro and techno careers…
(Out 27 April on Get On Down)

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