EZ Rollers - Title Of The Unexpected: Out-Takes & Missing Breaks EP's
Coming up as part of the ever-popular MSXEP series is a chance for all you Rollers fans to get your hands on some of those ‘Titles of the Unexpected’ album tracks that didn’t make it on to the DJ friendly DnB only LP version. Released over two EPs these releases also include exclusive remixes of some EZ Rollers classics that have been doing the rounds on dub for a while now.
The first of the 2 EP’s (MSXEP024) kicks off with the Rollers’ new remix of ‘Tough at the Top’. It originally appeared on the CD2 live mix of ‘Titles…’, and has been rocking clubs on test press for a few months.
On the flip is a new remix of album highlight ‘Submission’ by the Rollers’ Intercom cohort Tommy Knocker. Tommy twists the original vibe out with the use of his infamous disco filters producing a devastating, Peshay endorsed summer breakbeat blinder. Been causing a bit of a stir with the Fabio fraternity this one!
The second 12" starts off with an instrumental breaks remix from bassline terrorists Koma & Bones. The lads take apart the EZ’s biggest seller ‘Walk this Land’ and reconstruct it, as only they know how, into a pulsating breakbeat excursion.
The first of two tracks on the last side of this storming EP sees the Legendary Doug E Fresh join the fold to rhyme over Hip Hop joint ‘You’ll Never Know’ with its uplifting guitar loops and live bass and drums. Old school Diva Sharon Brown also features, lending her dulcet tones for the catchy as hell chorus.
And finally the Rollers flip the script once again in the form of ‘Tu Ruf’ featuring Rhallia Birch & M.C. Bas on vocals, turning out a UK RnB/hip hop vibe that just rolls & rolls with its fat rumbling b-line and hooky stuttering keyboard riffs.
The second EP (MSXEP026) kicks off with a rather tasty remix from NZ rockers Concord Dawn who take on crowd favourite ‘Dust’. The original mix was pure trance inducing, sub-sonic spine-tingling vocal mayhem so you can see why we had to get the Concord boys involved. They stray, however, from their trademarked sound that you would have expected and hit it hard with an old school bass heavy vibe that just rolls and rolls. Trust us - it rocks…
E-Z cohort and terrorist Filibuster gets his hands on seminal E-Z joint ‘RS2000’ on the flip as he twists in the original vibe and smooths out THAT live bass and adds some drifting pads to create another fine summer filled soundscape.
The second half of this EP is reserved for some more downbeat excursions. For the first side Acoustic Dub/Reggae star Mangoseed is drafted in on the tripped out, jazzy breakbeat dub excursion that is ‘Lady Jam’. Kelly Roller and Mango go head to head in this intoxicating lyrical soundclash.
And finally, MC Jakes rejoins the fold and gets to bring forth some lyrical madness on ‘Take it E-Z’; a scratch heavy, sample looping, jazzy Hip Hop joint!