Boomkat Product Review:
'The early plates' is an essential documentation of the first primal stirrings of the Reinforced labels heads Marc Mac and Dennis 'Dego' McFarlane. The pair were largely responsible for the development of 'ardkore beyond it's original rave roots into an esoteric and kaleidoscopic blend of soul, jazz, dub, hiphop, house and their own very special secret ingredient. The set brings together classics like 'Universal Love' from their seminal 'Parallel Universe' album, to refunked remixes of their own material as Manix and Tek 9, through to visionary studio constructions on 'Students of the future' or anti drug statements on 'Cookin' up yer brain'. The Goldie remix of 'Universal love' is worth the price of admission alone while the rare as f**k edit of 'Kirk's Nightmare' should simply seal the deal. Abolutely bloody marvelous.