Boomkat Product Review:
**Killer Drum & Bass mix from Karl O’Connor / Regis - Edition of 125 copies housed in custom made packaging including an individually numbered card insert** Gird your loins: Karl O'Connor a.k.a. Regis turns out 70 minutes of thee sickest late '90s D&B on the 1st cassette from Sam and Hayley Kerridge's Contort label. Practically kicking the heels of Sam's 2nd LP, 'Always Offended Never Ashamed', this recording was made on 12th November 2012 at a now-notorious session for the Berlin-based allday party-cum-imprint, revealing perhaps the biggest clue to O'Connor's recent taste for rolling sub-bass and broken rhythms in his own, post-Sandwell District productions. It's a flawless selection of circa '96-'98 D&B: that technofied hard-steppers sound best associated with No U-Turn, Moving Shadow, Prototype; all raging Reese bass, metallic breaks and spine-stiffening 2-step broken up with proper Bladerunner-esque breakdowns. Our nostalgia levels are thru the roof for this sound - much as we deeply love the whole run of '90s hardcore from earliest breaks thru the hyper-psychedelic collage of jungle and happy hardcore, it's this late '90s era - right before it tipped into big boy daftness - that gets us right *there*. Now, just put us in a stinking warehouse with a massive black rig and lock the doors.