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  • Release Date 2011-06-27
  • Label Soma Records
  • Catalog SOMA309D
SOMA 20 YEARS [1991 2011]

As far as we are concerned, Surgeon is quite simply royalty in Techno. He has made and played music as he likes, disregarding traits and trends, for 15+ years. Over these years he has worked with the likes of Regis (as British Murder Boys) and more recently Ben Sims (as Frequency 7), making records that have been a corner stones of the Birmingham and UK Techno scenes.

Shortly after Surgeon had broken through with his eponymous debut EP, Magneze, on Downwards circa 1995, the original Muggerscum Out was released on Soma Records. A strictly British selection of remixers work this hidden gem in the Surgeon and Soma catalogues. The Black Dog offer two mixes of Surgeon in their archetypal heavy, Northern style, while Londons Perc and Glasgows Alex Smoke turn Muggerscum Out in their own unique way.

The Black Dogs Sheffield Muggerscum Out is puristic in nature. With a stripped and straight feel to it, the remix works around the distorted stab hook and its feedback effects, as a rising and falling hi-pitched synth add the panic. Wait for the boot-shaking bass. Their Moseley Muggerscum Out mix revolves around consistently heavy sub-bass and the effected stab, where more swing and an upbeat groove slips through. This Black Dogs Moseley mix plays very close to home for Surgeon fans. Thoroughly jacking and respectful to the original both the Black Dogs Sheffield and Moseley mixes are sure-fire tickets for dancefloor lunacy.

Percs broken beat remix twists the original into an even more aggressive track (if that is even possible!) A mammoth kick drum sits on deep sub bass, while claps and cracks fill the holes in between these monstrous beats.

Alex Smoke brings the busiest remix to the table, with complex layers of percussion and synths.
His wonderful ability to create intricate and evolving progressions in his music shine through in this Muggerscum Out remix. Levelling out around the two thirds mark Alex keeps