Chicago house legend Mystic Bill joins Crimes Of The Future for two straight up jacking house tracks with bonus instrumental and a mind bending remix by Scott Fraser. Bill Torres needs little introduction to those fans of the original Chicago movement in the late 1980s and 1990s, he produced a string of 12s for the likes of Trax and Relief Records whilst playing and holding down DJ residences in some of the city's best loved venues. After remixing Scott Fraser's No Word Of Truth release last year on his DX Recordings label his first full solo release on Crimes Of The Future has arrived.The A cut Frequency 9 is a rolling jacker with rattling percussion and dark synth stabs to dement the warehouse dancefloor and very much in the line of Bill's trademark style. Fraser returns the remix favour delivering a massive floor bumping remix adding all new drums, 303 and huge bassline giving a nod to the classic sound of those Sex Trax/ Power Music 12's from the 1990's with his 11 minute mind control remix. The frequency cannot be controlled!
The second track is The Ship Is Sinking, in both the original from and a bonus instrumental, a dark slice of jacking house complete with real tension and total mastery of the sampler for those able to spot it.
Frequency 9 was originally recorded in 1995 (Chicago)
The Ship Is Sinking was originally recorded in 1994 (Chicago)
'Up to about the late nineties it had become widely popular in Chicago for DJs to play their own recordings and edits off of tape. Many in the past had used Reel To Reel, but pitch control cassette decks and cassette tapes were a more inexpensive way to go. This gave us a chance to feature songs and edits that we had been made right on the fly, A lot of these songs became popular amongst certain groups but were never pressed to vinyl. Here are two of my own recordings that could only be found on cassette, until now.' Mystic Bill