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by Lexy

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Shine 10:41
Rise 08:39
Dawn 1999 10:10
Creature 10:08
Schnapsshot 09:10
Dawn 2000 08:08
Whatever 04:07


Right after the first manifest of Core's Rise LP, here comes the follow-up collection of pre-LXC productions. Written in the very late 90s, these document the first influences of club culture, event promotion and DJing around Leipzig's nicely grey and rusty post-communist skyline. Not much hypes were in sight, not much fancy hipsters were searching for their sense in life. Big acts were rare, it was a kind of worship everytime. Dark cellars, camouflage nets, strobe & haze gave home to techstep approaching in the relatively small Jungle scene. Great times, cheers to everyone living the dream!
Most of the tracks on here had to be recorded back off dubplates or cassatte tapes. Call it ridiculous but HDD space was always too low and we were always broke but three nights out, haha. Pretty much everything was done with an MPC 2000 and an early Virus on a cheap desk. Not much FX, DAW or editing involved, just jamming for good.

Shine is put as an opener here for its easier vibes. We did not really take this recording seriously but just enjoyed a brilliant summer and tried whatever possible. Still searching for a moniker, my flatmates called me Lexy and so it went on from there.
Rise might be an attempt to make a proper Drum'n'Bass roller, obviously knowledge was low but the spirit kept trying. This is taken of a very dusty old cassette tape, please bare the muddy not-so-high end.
Dawn was cut on dubplate 1999 and taken out to the clubs. The only guy who was brave enough to play it out spontaneously was Booga (now running Defrostatica) at Kosmophon and it went down quite well. What an enormous moment, never forgotten! Large up mi selectah. Not sure why the first Dawn had to be 10 minutes long, but wanted to share the full glory on here.
Creature's mission was meant to show how sad a standard techstep pattern is (oh how we hated it, "two step bastards" and so on, haha), how it can be broken up and how oh so nice the more breaky version is. Education and bass, ouch. Also still searching for a name real hard. Yikes. Notice the Protocut audio logo in there? Greetings to the Alphacut predecessor and its comrades!
Schnapsshot was written for a special support booking at Conne Island. All us kids were super proud to get a slot there back then. Used to play Snapshot, rewound, throw the record down from stage and dropped this "remix" from dubplate. Bold move. Funny enough, looking back. Still searching for that moniker though.
Dawn 2000 entering the new millenium with a remake of the Jungle banger above. Shouldn't be the last but worth a mention. Taken from dubplate as well and still no name in sight.
Whatever was a spontaneous recording on tape deck only. The big second part was lost unfortuntaly but that kick pattern was kind of fresh and it shows some techniques which lead to LXC live, see you at the next chapter!


released February 22, 2022

This is RUNLXC02. Sampling and programming by Lexy. Vocals on Track 1 "Shine" by Susanne L. Tracks 1, 2, 5 and 7 were previously released on Trash Tapes 37 in 2002, "Shine" and "Schnapsshot" were on there in cut short versions only, now full up! Remastered by LXC at Alphacut in 2022.




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