Posted by: Matt
Back in 2004 I’d either just bought my first set of turntables or was still mooching off a housemate, but I was definitely buying records already. I really had no solid direction when it came to record hunting, so I just set off down the trail, stopping to sniff at whatever might pique my interest.
I did like me some Underworld at the time, which lead me roundabouts to Darren Emerson’s Underwater Records. A tromp through their catalog turned up Mateo Murphy’s Meltdown/Panic single, which was pretty rave-y for me in those days, as I was spending a lot of my time in Minimal Techno land, but its combination of evil, distorted bass and squelchy acid couldn’t be ignored.
Seven years later, and I just rediscovered it during a move and threw it back on the decks. It bangs my mind as much today as it did then. They’re so sinister and driving. I love it.
(The mp3s are rips from the vinyl. I think there might be a skip in one of them. I would have happily bought them if someone was selling…)
Like these? Check out more Mateo Murphy on Beatport.