Artist: Tom Mangan
Title: Chutney
Label: Bedrock Records
By: Simon Jones | 17 October 2002
  • A: Nick Muir Edit
  • B: Size 9 Reinterpretation

Tom Mangan "Chutney"Tom Mangan "Chutney"

Out Now on Bedrock Records

Tom Mangan's career started as a studio engineer for Cass (of Cass and Slide fame), but in recent months we have seen him jump into the world of production via remixes for Cass and Slides's Havoc and Slide Vs Healey's Sink Or Swim. Now he delivers his first original production in the form of Chutney, which was quickly snapped by those people at Bedrock.

The a-side is Tom's own version, a funky twisted bassline descending into a techno-influeneced loop arrangement, squelchy bleeps and fx warbling away in the background softly. Some nice hi-end synth patterns wash through the bass adding depth, culminating in devasting break which heralds a change of direction into a more choppy electro vibe that just tops things off nicely. Add in some tough kicks tweaks from the excellent Nick Muir and you have a superb edit of the original that has been a mainstay in Digweed's box.

Flip it for the Size 9 Reinterpretation courtesy of Mr Josh Wink. A pulsating hypnotic groove weaving some magic for the first half of the track before a large acidic riff is exposed, going straight for the juglar and hammering your senses with reckless abandon. Twisted and powerful, with a beat that will leave you breathless. Just what we've come to expect from Mr Wink.

Bedrock continues to embark on a more varied path as witnessed in the past few months, and combined with the outstanding releases they have procured and placed under their belt recently, things are looking very bright for them as we near the end of 2002.

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