Boomkat Product Review:
Mechanical Reproductions give vinyl life to Bad Tracking - one of Bristol’s best kept underground secrets - with two cranky industro-dub girders backed by a serious remixing from Ossia.
Thunking out somewhere between Giant Swan, Kowton and Mick Harris’ Fret, Bad Trcking are set to gain the baddest rep with both efforts, first vacillating bone crunching drums and stress-test bassline with lush pads in the livewire lurch of XP+1, then trampling the line between on-the-fly performance and brute studio force in the grubby techno tilt of XP+3.
Ossia’s remix of XP+2 is our pick of the bunch. From introductory bell tolls, he builds a mongrel beat from snatches of grime, industrial techno and dank Bristol dub styles, riveting the sound into a blindspot between late ‘90s Virus, TG and The Bug.