||1.||"In Yer Face" (Bicep remix) (7:48)|
||1.||"In Yer Face" (Bicep Acid dub) (6:31)|
For those of a certain age, the opening seconds of 808 State's 1991 rave anthem "In Yer Face" - a combination of memorable melody lines and loved-up chords - are still capable of setting the pulse racing. Bicep have taken on the task of updating Graham Massey and company's anthem for a new generation, serving up two fresh interpretations. Wisely, they emphasize the spine-tingling goodness of the Manchester outfit's chord progressions on their A-side remix, getting rougher, tougher and weightier as the track progresses. Their flipside acid dub - where electro-inspired breakbeats, heavy bass and floatation tank melodies are expertly combined with ragged TB-303 lines - recalls the similarly-minded thrills of DJ Parrot and Mark Brydon's 'Sunshine Dub' of DJ Mink's early Warp slammer "Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?".
Ben Gomori, Bonar Bradberry, Ionik (Traveller Records), Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), Sir Lord Comixx, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Resident Advisor, TAPE_HISS, Michael Walsh, Benjamin Fröhlich, Lisière Collectif, Jay Hill, Go! Finger, Man Power
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