Regis – Manbait

Vinyl (2 x 12'' / 33rpm)
Blackest Ever Black [BLACKESTLP013]

>>Includes download code<<

An eagerly awaited collection of remixes and versions from peerless techno legend Regis.

Blackest round up 8 cuts in total for the vinyl edition, all of which have previously appeared on the label but are either long out of press or were tucked away on a B side – this edition does the tracks the justice they deserve, all cut loud and with plenty of breathing room on a side.

Regis hardly needs any introduction, as co-founder of the Downwards label and pioneer of the tough as nails Birmingham techno sound he was instrumental in shaping a sound that has stood the test of time and sounds as relevant now as it did 20 years ago. After winding down the Sandwell District project with Function & Silent Servant a couple of years back, Karl O’Connor furthered his exploration of a techno leaning post-punk sound, one that was captured early on by BEB002, a version of ‘This Foundry’ by Raime, an eerie trip through industrial atmospherics and forged steel drums.

Among the highlights of this double pack that is full of nothing but gems is the original 12” mix of ‘Blinding Horses’ that appeared on BEB004 back in 2011 and the RwdFwd favourite ‘Dalhous – He Was Human And Belonged With Humans (Regis Version) ‘ which delves deep into B-movie soundscapes and has one of the sleaziest sax riffs we’ve ever heard on there – worth the price of admission just for this one alone.

A track by track run through of Manbait wouldn’t be right, needless to say, if you missed out on any of these tracks the first time around, you’ll want in – for any newcomers – this is a perfect introductions to one of the real techno legends – absolutely unmissable.

Full Tracklist –

A1 Ike Yard – Loss (Regis Version)
A2 Dalhous – He Was Human And Belonged With Humans (Regis Version)
B1 Vatican Shadow – Church Of All Images (Regis Version)
B2 Family Sex – Manbait (Regis Version)
C1 Regis – Blood Witness (Original 12″ Version)
C2 CUB – C U 1
D1 Raime – This Foundry (Regis Version)
D2 Tropic of Cancer – Plant Lilies At My Head (Alternate Version)

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