Boomkat Product Review:
Unmissable reissue of hugely sought-after ‘90s techno classics by the sorely overlooked, cult avatars of Nurmad Jusat, aka Nuron and Fugue
Packing choice numbers from the first four Likemind 12”s on their first reissue, the label’s long awaited 6th catalogue number is a boon for the diggers who didn’t fancy forking out triple figures for originals. It’s a masterclass in deep, early/mid ‘90s techno and electronica, transmuting clear inspiration from Detroit techno and house in a rich, early tradition of UK-based artists putting their own spin on the Motor City sound. Ask practically any self-respecting techno head who came thru that era and they’ll likely cosign that Nuron and Fugues cuts were the ones, and you only need to glance at the insane second hand prices to see how much they’re coveted nearly 30 years later.
From LM-01 you’ll find the sublime hi-tech soul hustle of ‘Madam 6’ and the vaporous breaks of ‘Mirage’ under their Nuron alias, and from LM-02 there’s the dewy-eyed shimmer of ‘Contrapoint’ and blushing harmonies of ‘Interlagos’ produced as Fugue. The whirring downbeat mechanism ‘Minutes’ appears from LM-03, and LM-04’s hugely prized electro zinger ‘Eau Rouge’ and the lip-smacking swang of ’Slipstream’ as Nuron are enough to make grown ravers weep with nostalgia.
100% essential business.