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

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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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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
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.
 
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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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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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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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