Mint Condition – A record label focused on excavating the outer fringes of classic House and Techno. Unreleased mixes, classics, overlooked gems and never heard before material, mined from the last 30+ years of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. From Chicago, Detroit and New York, London, Leeds, Berlin and beyond. Mint Condition have got their digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been in your wants list for years. Dig in……
Following on from highly successful releases on seminal labels such as Surreal, Low Pressings and their own Geek imprint, Andy Davies & Dave Clements, aka Spincycle, unleashed ‘Making Faces’ on Bushwacka’s legendary Oblong Imprint. Originally released in 2002, this release perfectly showcases the duo’s unique take on the tech-house & garage sounds that fuelled the UK underground. Over the next 2 decades this classic would become an in demand rarity, as the eye watering discogs prices will attest, so a reissue has been long overdue.
‘Making Faces’ opens with infectious bongo led percussion, building with crisp hats and snares, the heavyweight bass is deep and warm, dreamy chords add to the atmosphere, before a soaring lead line that oozes with techy soul, builds and drops in all the right places. Next up, UKG inspired ‘Twister’ is more raw and uncompromising in its approach. Energetic swinging rhythms underpin a monstrous sub bass line to die for, as if that wasn’t enough, the duo manage to add yet another rolling bass line showcasing production and programming skills of the highest order.
This is indeed a killer 12″, packed with energy and heat that sounds as fresh and exciting as ever, and what’s more your dancefloors will shudder!! ‘Making Faces’ has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Spincycle, lovingly remastered by London’s Curve Pusher from the original DATs especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label – Mint Condition!!