Review: Back in 2012, Glasgow operation put their reissue hats on to present a new edition of Multi Ordinal Tracking Unit, "a secret weapon and personal favourite" from late 90s UK techno types Unspecified Enemies that the label's founders all experienced in their formative years at Club 69. Some two years on and with Numbers now a globally recognised label, unreleased material from Unspecified Enemies pair Louis Digital and CiM features as the label's final release of 2014. Lead cuts "Ms.45" and "Chip Mode" have been sourced from a tape CiM and Digital sent to Rubadub back in '99 with DJ Chip's Dancemania classic Imported Booty Music the apparent influence here. It's quite evident too in the frenzied and furious tempo Unspecified Enemies implement throughout the record with the final superbly titled "Lifestyles Of The MiniDisc Era" a real fckn highlight.
Review: While by no means as prolific in their output as last year, the quality of Numbers releases this year has remained a constant. Here the Glasgow operation reissues what they describe as "a secret weapon and personal favourite" in "Multi Ordinal Tracking Unit" from late 90s techno outfit Unspecified Enemies. The lengths the label have gone to in order to secure this reissue makes us think Jackmaster and co. set up Numbers with the specific intention of one day having the release in their discography. Made with the most basic of equipment in a North East London bedroom by the duo of Simon Whalley and Louis Digital, "Multi Ordinal Tracking Unit" was subsequently embraced by everyone from Underground Resistance to Surgeon. Crucially, Rubadub's Club 69 resident Martin McKay also caned it and ingrained it in the young memories of the Numbers troupe. Fully remastered by original cutting engineer, Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering, the track retains all it's hard edged funk today and comes backed with a "City Of Quartz" remix from Louis Digital himself. The digital version includes two further gems, both originally produced for Digital's City Of Quartz label, but unreleased until now - "Bellona: Do I Mind Dying", a piece of razor-edged techno cut through with dystopian pads, and "Insurgency Soul", a piece of precise, clean breakbeat house reminiscent of Mark Fell's recent experiments in the genre.