Boomkat Product Review:
Bring that fucking beat back yo… Goldie ransacks the Reinforced and Metalheadz archives for old gold, including an unreleased Covert Operations heater, both remastered for optimal 2021 pressure and beyond
‘Krisp Biscuit’ is an arch example of UK hardcore’s magpie cut ’n paste tekkerz in ’92, parsing baga techno, rave, boogie and hip hop in a nutty/highly disciplined rush that still kills. The Americans might have laid the way for this one, but Goldie and his cohort went off the hook with it, leaving them for dust while the UK was 3D gassed on its own madness.
Even more enticing to discerning ravers, ‘Take Me’ is a previously unreleased, eight minute twiss up by Goldie and Pascal under their Covert Operations guise, which issued two classic cuts ‘Ice Cold’ and ‘Mission Impossible’ in the mid ‘90s. This one appears to be from the same sessions, distinctly flexing a c.1993-4 production palette and running off with it into mazy, time-stretched choppage and filter chicanery haunted by killer, edge-of-darkside choral motifs. Mad 'n bad.