The re-born R&S Records imprint has gone from strength to strength over the past 18 months. Against all the odds, the former Belgian rave behemoth has become a 'must-check' for fans of forward-thinking bass music and twisted, floor-friendly electronica. Here, they continue that theme, with R&S office boy Dan Foat resurrecting his partnership with pal Nathan Boddy as The Chain. Last time out (2009) they were making techno; nowadays they're laying down wonky medieval rave music that layers harpsichord samples on top of dubstep beats. It's pretty tasty. B-Side "Maja", a kind of Joey Beltram-on-speed rave banger that could have dropped on R&S in '92, is humungous, too.
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