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Frisk - A shortlived, late 90's project brought to you by the team of Terry Francis, Jiten Acharya & Gideon Jackson, all active members of South London's infamous SWAG & Eye 4 Sound crews. Having only one 3 track 12" to their name, Frisk delivered this much sought after and coveted EP of sleek tech-house grooves on the aforementioned cult Eye 4 Sound label in 1997. If stripped back, funked-up and bass heavy jams are your thing then you need to check the absolute roller that is 'Peeking', a bottom end pleasing, acid churning percussive monster with all the trippiness you could hope for. 'Stabbed' on the B-side almost foretells some of the futuristic bassline pressure that would eventually emanate from Croydon only a few years later, it's not straight house or techno, it's an electronic steppers sound-system killer! The EP finishes with 'Just Don't', a garage-esque jam with delayed claps and stacks of funk, the track builds and builds and recalls the fractured machine soul of Detroit or the broken beat stylings of the West London mob. Sure, these jams all have varying influences, but they stand alone in their originality and sounds as fresh today, in 2019, as they did in 1997! A proper rare London record right here. No snoozing!
This EP has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Terry Francis and all license holders for 2019 and remastered by Bristol's Optimum Mastering from the original sources especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!