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No Cure
VRS 013CD
30 Oct 15
Drum And Bass
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No Cure (feat Ryme Tyme) - (5:11) 174 BPM
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Automaton - (6:09) 58 BPM
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Eternity - (5:33) 174 BPM
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Falling Down Stairs - (5:11) 174 BPM
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Half-Truth - (5:08) 175 BPM
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Insurgent - (5:31) 58 BPM
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The Host - (6:37) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Angry Birds - (5:09) 175 BPM
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Long Stay (feat Ryme Tyme) - (5:08) 174 BPM
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The Nemesis - (5:58) 174 BPM
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Optical - "Osmosis" - (3:22) 191 BPM
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Review: Yes: Ed Rush & Optical are still at it, almost twenty years on. The drum and bass vanguards still have it too, executing their darkside futurism and bass science on the underground. The sick laboratory experiments are documented in all their perverse glory on No Cure, their sixth album on their very own Virus Recordings imprint. The title track (featuring the rhyming talents of longstanding collaborator Rhymetyme) comes tearing out of the speakers like a dark horse galloping through the dark. The jittery "Falling Down Stairs" trips all over itself but with such grace; its breakbeat finding itself and locking together again with the bass eventually. But if you ask us, it's all about tracks "Angry Birds" and "Nemesis", true steppers which nail that classic Virus sound that still sounds as fresh as ever. Ed Rush & Optical: accept no substitute.
Wormhole
VRS 001CD
26 Nov 12
Drum And Bass
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Mystery Machnine" - (7:26)
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Ed Rush Optical & Fierce - "Splinter" - (7:11) 170 BPM
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Optical - "Slip Thru" - (6:46) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Optical - "Millenium" - (6:13) 170 BPM
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Glass Eye" - (8:00) 170 BPM
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Compound" - (8:06) 170 BPM
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Fixation" - (7:56) 170 BPM
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Point Blank" - (7:06) 172 BPM
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Dozer" - (6:15)
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Wormhole" - (6:49) 170 BPM
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Lithosphere" - (1:42) 160 BPM
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Review: A re-issue of Ed Rush & Optical's 1998 classic, Wormhole is a seminal album that is an essential for any neurofunk / techstep fans. This re-issue comes at a time when Calyx & Teebee are back on the scene, Spor has returned and so perhaps there will be a darkside revival in D&B again. Right from the off, "Mystery Machine" plunges us deep into the subterranean world of Ed Rush & Optical with its futuristic, sci-fi sound and whomping bass. Watch out for Optical's two solo efforts "Slip Thru" and "Millenium" which are exceptional. "Compound" is another killer cut with squelchy bass and tense, ticking breaks, whilst "Point Blank" is another iconic cut from the album. An essential slice of D&B history right here.
Edtrafienical
NUTD 035
01 Mar 10
Drum And Bass
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Edtrafienical - (7:37) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brain Bucket
VSN 009
04 Oct 10
Drum And Bass
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Noisia, Ed Rush & Optical - "Brain Bucket" - (4:58) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Noisia & Spor - "Falling Through" - (5:40) 172 BPM
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Your Love
ITM 054
12 Dec 14
Funky/Club House
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Your Love - (6:14) 127 BPM
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Your Love (radio edit) - (4:09) 127 BPM
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Your Love (instrumental) - (6:28) 127 BPM
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Your Love (Under mix) - (6:03) 124 BPM
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Your Love (Under instrumental mix) - (6:03) 124 BPM
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Cut Throat Flow
MA 17
01 Jan 96
Drum And Bass
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Cut Throat Flow - (6:40) 165 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kung-Foo
VRS 020
07 Mar 08
Drum And Bass
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Kung-Foo - (5:40) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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To Shape The Future
METH 027
14 Feb 08
Drum And Bass
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To Shape The Future - (5:52) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Alley Cat
20YearsOfOptical Vol 1
VRS 014LP1
15 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Optical - "Raging Calm" - (7:40) 56 BPM
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Optical - "Slip-Thru" - (6:48) 175 BPM
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Optical - "Moving 808's" - (6:49) 168 BPM
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Optical - "Dark Skies" - (8:39) 58 BPM
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Optical - "Hitek-Dreams" - (6:52) 56 BPM
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Optical - "To Shape The Future" - (5:51) 53 BPM
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Optical - "To Shape The Future" (remix) - (5:50) 171 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Optical - "The Shining" - (5:58) 173 BPM
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Optical - "Swift Glide" - (8:00) 57 BPM
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Optical - "The End Pt 1" - (6:23) 56 BPM
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Josh Wink - "Simple Man" (Optical remix) - (7:56) 57 BPM
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Optical - "What's The Difference?" - (6:56) 56 BPM
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Optical - "Can U Read?" (Juno exclusive bundle-only bonus track) - (6:59) 170 BPM
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Review: 20 years old and still sounding centuries ahead of the game, Optical's repertoire is a lesson in D&B history and future. Celebrating his influential tenure to date, here we find Optical selecting highlights from drum & bass's most formative era. Benchmark-setting cuts such as the Metalheadz-released spiralling paranoia jam "Raging Calm", the slinky Prototype-released stepper "Moving 808s" and the alien funk odyssey "Dark Skies" on Matrix's Metro are all present and correct, as are his solo highlights from his and Ed Rush's game-changing album Wormhole. With such a rich legacy to cherry pick from, these volumes could go on for days and remain relevant for years.
20YearsOfOptical Vol 2
VRS 014LP2
14 Oct 16
Drum And Bass
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Orgy - "Blue Monday" (Optical dub mix) - (7:25) 174 BPM
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Blast - (5:31) 56 BPM
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Sci-Fi-Step - (6:32) 56 BPM
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Optical & Trace - "Switchblade" - (7:36) 174 BPM
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Void - (7:24) 58 BPM
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Fibre-Optic - (7:13) 57 BPM
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Rollers Rock - (5:47) 167 BPM
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6/4 - (6:39) 171 BPM
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Sever! - (6:51) 168 BPM
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3-Step - (6:35) 56 BPM
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Optical & Rymetyme - "Twisted" (Audio remix) - (5:03) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Drum Kru - "Watcher" - (6:06) 173 BPM
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Review: Back to the vaults: Optical dusts off more of his repertoire for his double-decade celebrations - a lot of which has never seen the light of day off dub in 20 years. Cuts such as "Blast" with its other-planet drum sculpting, the paranoia-defining "Switchblade" with Trace and the neuro-jazz madness of "Fibre-Optic" have been the sole preserve of D&B's elite since the late 90s and still sound fat on a rig to this day. Other highlights include the time-signature switchery of dance-defying cuts such as "6/4" and "3-Step" and the long sought-after "Watcher" from Optical, Bad Company, Trace, Fierce and Rhymetyme's Drum Kru project. Magic moments from a man who remains miles ahead of the rest of us.
Let It Go
DAUDIO 031
12 Feb 16
Drum And Bass
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Infection - (5:53) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Let It Go - (5:53) 174 BPM
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Played by: CALLIDE
Funktion
V 026DD
15 Dec 14
Drum And Bass
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Funktion - (7:33) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Naked Lunch - (8:07) 170 BPM
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Review: This V recording re-release is more than a little bit special. "Funktion" has been a sonic benchmark for D&B producers since the days of pirate radio and cassettes; totally encapsulating the sound of a specific moment in time and yet somehow managing to still sound fresh and s exciting as it ever was, Ed Rush & Optical's classic roller is a must-own for any self-respecting producer, bedroom DJ or casual drum and bass fan. Created at a time when their Virus sound was still being honed, as they went on to transform D&B, they proved conclusively to be two of the most important people in the genre. This release isn't optional - it's essential.
Crackball/Ride The Beast
DNB 12002K
29 May 10
Drum And Bass
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Crackball - (6:26) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ride The Beast - (7:31) 175 BPM
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Get Ill
VRS 025
05 Apr 10
Drum And Bass
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Ed Rush & Optical - "Get Ill" (Prolix remix) - (6:05) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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BTK & Presence Known - "40 Channels Of Funk" - (6:10) 174 BPM
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Review: A banger from 2003, this classic gets a huge rerub from London producer Prolix on Ed & Optical's Virus label. Already on top form after his Scourge EP, his take on "Get Ill" is just what the doctor ordered - a huge and hectic killer that adds gliding synths by the bucket load to make it an absolute destroyer. Backed up by the Dyke and the Blazers-sampling "40 Channels of Funk", this is yet another essential slice of Virus.
FABRICLIVE 82 Ed Rush & Optical (DJ Mix)
FABRIC 164DX
24 Jul 15
Drum And Bass
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FABRICLIVE 82 Ed Rush & Optical (continuous DJ mix) - (1:08:26) 175 BPM
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