Tape – Echo Mix – Ezra Ereckson – Mix For Systemwide 12

J. Boogie's Dubtronic Science Gemini Dub Instruments [All], Scratches – J-Boogie* After quite some time away, we are excited to re-introduce the mix series to Tape-Echo, starting off with the ‘Mix For Systemwide 12” by Ezra Ereckson. A follow up (or excellent introduction, depending on the contents of your record bag) to last year’s re-issue of Systemwide tracks courtesy of NoCorner. The Systemwide band member and now co-founder of the ZamZam label, Ezra Ereckson drops an hour and ten minute trip through the outer reaches of the echo chamber, chopping and screwing cuts from the likes of T++ and juxtaposing them with classic Muslimgauze and Adrian Sherwood productions. A tense and rewarding listen start to finish, taking in newer sounds from Bristol’s own Killing Sound and offering an alternate (and previously unheard) cut of the ‘Ripe Up’ track that made up one side of the NoCorner release. A quick glance at the track listing just goes to show how deeply involved in various musical endeavours he is, from co-running the BSI label whose catalog features heavily in the mix, to manning the counter at various underground record shops and, most recently, spreading the dubwise message via the ZamZam and Khaliphonic labels. Along side his partner Tracy they take a hands-on and paint splattered approach to getting records on turntables, something we have the utmost respect for. Get stuck into the mix and see why he is one of Portlands most vital operators. But first, a few words from the man himself - What a pleasure to reach for some of these cuts after so long!   This mix is basically about revealing some of the context for what Systemwide was doing as a band in the late-90s and early 00s, and then connecting some of that to more contemporary sounds that deal in a similar weight or stance…  Bucolic was the namesake of the BSI label, here on an acetate cut that was literally only heard once before now, at one of Bucolic’s very rare live shows.  Bryn Jones AKA Muslimgauze was a key collaborator with Systemwide, and someone who in his own cryptic way “believed” in us, which really helped us get out to a wider audience at that time - so he features twice here as a solo artist and once in collaboration with the band.  Systemwide in the studio never sounded better than when Sound Secretion AKA Alter Echo was at the controls - I included a cut here from his solo release on BSI, as well as his & David Friedlander’s ridiculous dub cut of Ripe Up (as blown apart as it is, it still sounds closer to how we performed it live than the Pan American remix!). _________________ African Head Charge - Beriberi - 1982 Sabar - La Poussiere - 1999 2562 - Nocturnal Drummers - 2012 T++ - Cropped - 2010 Muslimgauze - Uzi Mahmood 8 - 1998 Rhythm & Sound w/Tikiman - Ruff Way - 1997 Sound Secretion - Frequency Seduction - 1999 Muslimgauze - Jaagheed Zarb - 1998 Dual Tone - Dub Radiation - 1995 Badawi - Yashar - 1998 Killing Sound - $ixxx Harmonie$ Version - 2014 Andy Stott - Execution - 2011 Demdike Stare - Jannisary - 2009 Bucolic - Triumphant Again - 2002 Systemwide - Ripe Up - 2000 Adrian Sherwood & Primal Scream - Wise Blood - 1997 DJ Scud - No Love - 2001 Pan American - Quarry B - 1999 Systemwide Meets Muslimgauze - Nommos’ Ghosts - 2000

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