Artist: Spector
Title: Narcotic Fuel
Label: Nascent Recordings
By: Jason Calvert | 2 January 2006
  • A: Stel Mix
  • B: Original Mix

Spector "Narcotic Fuel"

Out Now on Nascent Recordings

The last couple of releases on Nascent have shown us a groove which lends itself to a funkier atmosphere than one may expect going by their previous releases. This can be seen in Rhythm Code's 'Sing' and Phatjak's AA single 'Groovebox / Bitches'. The label is intent on continuing this trend here with John Elliott and John Paul Denton's Spector project, whose previous releases have proven to be highly successful. Both sides are true club stormers, and are surrounded by a very lively aura.

The Original Mix is fuelled by an insane electro foundation which really gets into your head and wraps itself around. I've always been a fan of Elliott's vocal, and again here it works perfectly to complement the mood. Some heavily filtered funk-styled guitar riffs play out in the upper ranges and build up a tight groove. The track really explodes after the midway breakdown, and if your crowds don't go wild to this then there is something very wrong. A simply amazing tune for a massive night out!

Household name Stel provides the remix, and he gets stuck into the groove and brings it to the forefront. The electro hook is pushed back, but we have a much housier take on the Original, which provides interesting contrast. The vocal is heavily distorted, and used as more of an effect, so if it didn't work for you then here is your solution! The sexy guitar riffs are used extensively, as they provide for a great focal point. The filtered vocal flows on the underbelly of the track, and again works itself in perfectly. An excellent spin on the Original whilst still remaining faithful to it.

Once again I've been impressed with the work Nascent have to showcase. In a time where music can be lacking in many ways, tracks like 'Narcotic Fuel' can come along and give me hope for where the scene is going. This is one of those releases that can easily put a smile on my face no matter what my mood is, and for that alone it is certainly worth checking out.

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