The Mingers - Emancipation
Those of a certain vintage may remember Surreal Records, a subsidiary of early UK tech-house imprint Swag Records, run by Mike Parsons and Paul Stubbs. Recently the label sprung back into life in order to reissue some of its most potent and sought-after tracks. This number from the Mingers, AKA Parsons and Timmy Stuart, falls into that category. In its' original form (side A), 'Emancipation' is a fine example of turn-of-the-century tech-house/deep house fusion, where dreamy chords, weightless female vocal snippets, high-frequency acid motifs and meandering synth sounds ride a chunky bassline and techno-tempo, garage-influenced beat. Over on the flip you'll find the pair's 'Button Dub', a more stripped-back and bass-heavy affair that does a brilliant job in showcasing the cut's killer groove.