Boomkat Product Review:
Lawd bless Dom & Roland for stepping up to the plate with first ever pressings of Dillinja’s End of Line & Acid Roller, both in-demand ever since they were rinsed at Metalheadz’ legendary Blue Note sessions.
There’s no date on the discs or online but it’s not difficult to date them both at around ’96/’97, as End Of The Line locks off a fierce brand of late ‘90s tech-step and Acid Roller clearly recalls his classic wounder, Acid Trak, and both with that distorted bassline pressure which would define his >’98 gear just beginning to creep in.
End Of Line is a freezing cold example of Dillinja at the peak of his darkside powers, dispatching Dhalsim drums to the jaw over earth-scooping subs with a shark-eyed intensity that’s just fucking peerless, really. Likewise he’s not messing abaaat with Acid Roller, which leans in heavy with the amen gunfire inna clenched 2-step harness, then unbuckling a serious amount of bass that goes down, then a bit more, until your Air Max are untied. That screeing top synth line is just icing on the cake.
Again, bless up Dom & Roland for being the only member of that seminal D&B inner circle who’s willing to rifle the archive for us mere wide-eyed ravers on the ‘floor. Thou shalt be showered with rewinds in heaven for this act of goodwill, man.