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With releases on Sabres of Paradise and Hard Hands under their collective belts, and following the success of the ‘Swirl’ EP, Scott James and Chris Hayne unleashed the second instalment of their Sound Virus project ‘Inverted Frequencies’. Originally released in limited quantities on their own Lux Recordings label in 1995, this rarity has become in demand to DJs, taste-makers and collectors the World over.
The ‘Eerie Horn Mix’ kicks off proceedings, soaring strings rise above an incessant bass, the percussion bumps and a potent synth riff takes this mix to another level. Next up, the ‘Inverted Mix’ goes deeper. Subtle delicate melodies are intertwined with emotive chords and dubbed out piano stabs that really lift the spirits.
Over on the flip the ‘Xtrovert Mix’ is the one for the heads, it’s a more minimal affair, extending the track out to allow the elements to shine, whilst intricate drum programming keeps the mix exciting and relevant throughout.
‘Inverted Frequencies’ is an essential rare gem and has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Scott James and Chris Hayne from Sound Virus and Lux Recordings, lovingly remastered by London’s Curve Pusher from the original sources 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!