Urban Tribe – The Collapse Of Modern Culture
Urban Tribe – The Collapse Of Modern Culture

Urban Tribe – The Collapse Of Modern Culture

Regular price $75.00 Sale

Label: Mo Wax – MW 102
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1998
Genre: Electronic
Style: Breakbeat, Techno, Downtempo

Wowowwow….. Totemic Detroit double pack from Sherard Ingram’s (aka DJ Stingray) Urban Tribe project, released on Mo Wax in 1998, misunderstood at the time of release and even now seemingly under-appreciated.  Ingram drafts in an all star cast from across the city to form something of a Detroit Megatron - Moodymann, Shake and Carl Craig (yes really!), who all smear their prints across the 16 track collection.  The mood is open-ended and elegiac throughout, carried through by syrupy breakbeats that aren’t quite techno, nor hip-hop - but unmistakably Detroit, with fizzing syncopations draped in shimmering sheets of synthesiser texture.  Moodymann’s low-slung g-funk influence bubbles to the top of the LPs most upbeat moment ‘D-2000’, whereas elsewhere pieces like ‘Cultural Nimrod’ predate DMZ’s or Skull Disco’s brand of dark, ominous dubstep by a good 5/6 years.  It takes a few trips around to realise it, but definitely one that should be held at the top of the pile.. with artwork by none other than Will Bankhead.  Highest recommend! (VG+++ / VG+ - clean copy, some slight noise in quite parts)

A1 Decades Of Silicon 3:46
A2 Nebula 4:26
A3 Low Berth
A4 D-2000
B1 At Peace With Concrete 5:26
B2 Sophistry 5:48
B3 Social Theorist 1:56
B4 Transaction 5:15
C1 Genome Project 5:52
C2 Cultural Nimrod
C3 Daytime T.V.
D1 Micro Machines
D2 Lap Top 4:40
D3 Peacemakers