One from the vaults... Digital - Wize Men - Chronic

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  1. tyranny

    tyranny Well-Known Member VIP Junglist

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    From 2000, on the flip of much more widely played "Ease Off", this is an absolutely mental tune, like a fantasy collab between Skeptical and Dillinja. A lot of the modern tribal sounding jams are quite minimal and clean whereas this is just utterly raw and wonky and clipped up to fuck. You will find a copy on Discogs for less than the price of a chocolate bar and I can almost guarantee you that no matter how fucked "Ease Off" sounds after years of second hand play there will be hardly a scratch on the "Wize Men" side because hardly anyone played it.
     
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    absolutely love this one: Digital's tunes around this time were all gold
     
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    tyranny Well-Known Member VIP Junglist

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    Yeah man, teh more I think of it the more I get angry at the idea that anyone could believe he isn't the finest all round producer this music ever had.
     
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    I do love Eaze Off though
     
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    Fresh, loving the break downs / fills, would be nice to have some rasta vocals over it
     
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    tyranny Well-Known Member VIP Junglist

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    Same here! But this sounds like a completely different beast, and also sounds very like those mad percussive Skeptical jams, particularly like the sort of stuff he was doing around the time of his Commercial Suicide EP; if you are looking to build the tension and the weight up and get out of minimal stuff and into harder territory you could do worse than play Wise Men tbh.
     
  7. Mashuda

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    i was all over this record at the time. I didn't even like ease off and found digital super hit and miss at the time. Nothing like it. That evolving beat is jusr nasty. I watched it going around on my turntable while listening to it maybe thousands of times. But yeah I put it on mixes or played it out and very few thought much of it, tho those who did thought it was mental too
     
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    tyranny Well-Known Member VIP Junglist

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    I see the powers that be have conspired to pull it off YouTube. Unreal tune, mix it with Skeptical - "Square Breathing" some time, you will want to punch yourself in the jaw, THAT'S how good it is.

    Mad how certain tunes can just cast a spell on certain people, while others think it's just a barrage of noise, claps and kicks.
     
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    uploaded again

     
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    Great tune

    Gotta love the early 00's when every word containing the letter 'S' got replaced with 'Z', because the underground can do what it wants...
     
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    tyranny Well-Known Member VIP Junglist

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    Yesssss - it's like all of Skeptical's most experimental cuts clipped to absolute fuckery through a Mackie desk. On a Jumpup label.

    Digital is the king of doing whatever the fuck he wants.