MattaMass / Cityscape was recorded from 2007 to 2009 with a strong nostalgy of the mid nineties sound (95-2000) and was composed as Electro Hip Hop which is for me slowed down Drum & Bass.
It was released on vinyl 10 years ago, in 2012, launching Modular Machine Records as a label.
As a dedication to my former inspiration, I've decided to reload and rework all of my unreleased Drum & Bass tracks from 1998-2001 and turn them into Cityscape remixes.
They share the same atmosphere, with dark, futurist and classic sounds.
Before rework, slicing, sliding and recomposing, these tracks were direct analog masters on DAT Tape, so no multitrack, stems or other way to modify them, but the original pure 16 bit stereo masters as only source. Electrons from the 90s are brought back to life here with the original spirit of straight hardware composing (might sound dry or harsh, but this is how it was made before plug-ins invaded computers).
Composed with S3000XL, Waldorf Pulse, MicroQ, 4Pole, Nord Lead 2 and Spectral Audio Protone mostly.
Many tracks were lost or unusable due to data loss (DAT drops or damaged tapes).
These ones survived.
To your dreams and to the nineties, with love.
(p) & © 2022 Steve Romani / Modular Machine Records
All tracks written & produced by Steve Romani (MattaMass).
Graphic Design by Steve Romani (Ded Blokkz).
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