MBE SERIES 002 - Conor Thomas - 2021 Edition

MBE Series


Repress of the infamous MBE002 recorded by Conor Thomas on 2016 now served in a new one shot of 150 restyled cheeky tapes +++


“This mix is a tribute to a series of "free parties"/raves held in manchester over ten years ago. Records that were played there or that i used to cane during that era

Using the benefit of hindsight, this is a snapshot or perspective of the era after the '90s "Madchester" and “sulphuric soul” (gip) thing. of course there were other things happening, lots of techno/electro/breakcore/electronica and early dubstep, but for me, this was the sound of cracked warehouses and abandoned mental hospitals when i moved here in 2002, and it remained like that until dubstep really took a grip after 2007.

All tracks are from original records released between ’93 and ’04 (apart from the Leckey snippet), with particular focus on darkside late ‘90s flex, which bled into that era. I only found out years after that time that other people had nicknamed me The Smoking Man, probs cos i look a bit grey and tended to hang in the shadows with a big spliff when i wasn’t brukking and gurning. Not because i wore a flasher mac and had links to secret government agencies."

Pack of white C90 cassette in clear case with stamped pink tape + A3 pink ink risograph fold-out poster.

poster designed by Davide Salvati

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