Review: Originally released in 1990 on obscure Canadian imprint Big Shot Records, Hi-Bias' second EP is one of those well-regarded underground records' that has become something of a cult classic in recent years. As this reissue proves, the hype is more than warranted; put simply, its four tracks remain timeless slabs of high-grade electronic music that sound every bit as intergalactic today as they did at the dawn of the '90s. While there's one slo-mo foray into dreamy, tactile, loved-up house territory (the sunrise wonder of "More, More, More"), the majority of the EP brilliantly joins the dots between far-sighted futurist electro and moody, atmospheric period techno, with the Canadian duo brilliantly putting their spin on sounds and styles more often associated with Detroit, London and Sheffield.
I Like It (Blow Out dub - The Maghreban Revenge mix) (9:36)
Review: Released on 1989 on Canadian imprint Big Shot Records, the "Blow Out Dub" of Landlord's sole single, "I Like It", cannily combined Bleep and bass style heavy sub business with the kind of bounding riffs and warehouse-friendly piano stabs that were popularized by early Inner City records. It's aged rather well, as this 2019 reissue proves. It feels like a current club record rather than one made 30 years ago. It comes backed by a fresh remix, with The Maghreban offering up an epic journey through rave-style breakbeat madness that builds, drops, builds again and then goes crazy over nine sweaty, mind-altering minutes.