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Desired State - Beyond Bass / Killer Beat - Ram Records

Desired State - Beyond Bass / Killer Beat - Ram Records

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Artist: Desired State


A1. Beyond Bass

A2. Beyond Bass (Desired State Remix)

B1. Killer Beat

B2. Killer Beat (Q-Bass Remix)

Record label: Liftin Spirit/Ram Records
Catalogue number: RAMM007EP2
Format: 12" Vinyl
Genre: Jungle/Drum & Bass
In 1993, Andy C & Ant Miles set about creating what was to be the seventh release on their newly established Ram Records. With Hardcore still prominent in the raves at the time, ‘Beyond Bass’ was their first 'Amen Break' tear up together. Featuring the Grace Jones vocal 'Annihilating Rhythm', as well as the 'Give it to me baby' sample, the instant bass drops and ambient strings and pads combination tore up dancefloors around the globe. A year on from the original, the duo revisited ‘Beyond Bass’, this time utilising the latest time-stretch technology in the Akai sampler by moving the pitch of the amen break in all directions. The original flip ‘Killer Beat’, was created from the pair going on a tangent with most of the original sounds from Beyond Bass. Andy & Ant created a darker vibe whilst pushing the envelope with the rhythms over new style oscillating bass lines. Suburban Base Records founder Danny Donnelly (Q-Bass), revisited 'Killer Beat' in 1994, resulting in a more solid and fresh approach with phasing breaks and stop effects. This remix had been in exchange for the classic ‘Origin Unknown’ remix of ‘The Dark Stranger’ which had previously been done for him on Suburban Base.


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