Dianetics EP (8205 vinyl)
darkman - dianetics ep
label: 8205 recordings
cat no: 8205-006
format: 12" vinyl
file under: jungle / drum and bass
8205 recordings is back in 2018, bringing you four tracks of 95 amen badness by darkman, aka mark morris. primarily releasing on flex recordings back in the day, mark returned in 2015 with an ep of long-lost killer cuts on the excellent green bay wax label. three years later and mark is back, delivering more great tracks written 23 years ago but not released until now.
“dianetics” is a lovely atmospheric jungle tune featuring simple but catchy piano and rolling amens, as much a joy to mix as it is on its own. “take it forward ‘95” is another nice vibey atmospheric track - one for the heads! on the b side, “now massive” steps it up with frantic crazy beatwork, numerous stops and starts, and timestretched ragga vocals. finally, the bonus b2 track, “jack’s back” is an mashed amen beast, with frantic breaks and well known shining samples flying by at well over 180 bpm.
this ep is limited to 450 copies, vinyl only, and is distributed by unearthed.