Various ‎– Darque Fonque Part One (2×12″)

darquecovFrom 1997 and on the “Dubnology Presents”… series, some deep down ‘n dirty tunes on Mother Earth Recordings label. Starting with Jammin’ Unit featuring Mary S Applegate giving us a dark slice of atmospheric trip hop. The wonky techno sounds mixed with Big Beats of Futurecore are next with the first version of the title track. Monkey Mafia bring on the breaks and percussion and junglism, with guest rapper Silver Bullet, on the sub-bassed “Ward 10.”  Mindbender almost borders on slow tempo industrial with some great bass. Dust Devil (Mark Brightman) brings a touch of Aphex Twin weirdness. The solid beats of DJ Stix (Steven Hunt one half of the Dub Pistols) The funky, laidback breakbeat with unidentified Sci-Fi film sample. Essen plays with more breaks keeping it dark. Finally the strongest and most commercial track is by Raw Deal with vocals by Thiaba Daece, strong breaks over a horror film soundtrack, ice cold soul.

A1 Jammin’ Unit Heroin 9:19
A2 Futurecore Darque Fonque Part 1 3:17
B1 Monkey Mafia Ward 10 6:13
B2 Mindwinder, The Slo Mo Shoot Out (One Shot Mix) 6:18
C1 Dust Devil They’re Coming 6:16
C2 DJ Stix The Clock 6:13
D1 Essen Toxic Monkey 7:52
D2 Raw Deal Nightmare 3:32
E Futurecore Darque Fonque Pt. 2

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