Boomkat Product Review:
Stone cold classic and unreleased Juan Atkins trax surface for the first time on a sturdy 45rpm vinyl via Life’s Good Records, a new reissue label established by Diagonal’s Jaime Williams.
Life’s Good give a wide and lush pressing of ‘Dimensions’, a bleep techno nugget from the seminal ’92 compilation ‘Panic In Detroit’, which arguably suffered from being one of 4 tracks on a side on vinyl, while the B-side is a previously unreleased, darker and stripped-down version of Atkins’ Infinti classic ‘Flash Flood’, which was originally dispatched in 1993.
A labour of love as much as fulfilling a need to give these cuts the attention they deserve, the results are primed for use by a whole new wave of DJs and dancers - as well as vintage models - with the padded 909 and percolated chimes of ’Dimensions’ sounding wider, more bright-eyed and frothier than ever, while the previously unreleased version of ‘Flash Flood’ omits its seminal lead line for a more haunted feel, giving the rugged bass more room to breathe.
We’re sure you’ll agree, it’s a damn worthwhile reminder, where needed, of Juan Atkins’ timeless genius.