EOSS “Wacko Macko is Backo (DJ C Babylon a Fall Mix)”
“Wacko Macko is Backo” was composed by EOSS (Electro Organic Sound System) as a film score for “Touched,” an award winning documentary about people who believe they’ve been abducted by aliens. The moody melody of pizzicato strings and reverb drenched vibraphone, is the theme for Dr. John Mack, a Harvard psychiatrist who believes his abducted patients’ stories are real. In this mix DJ C grabs the melodic elements of the theme and mashes them up in a mad dancehall jungle style. Vocals by Sizzla and Capleton weave through the dance-floor scorcher.
Moosaka “Masters of Technology (EOSS Overgrown Technology Mix)”
This tune originally came out on Moosaka’s “Sound Thoughts” album, and is a remix of a track from the classic “5 Finger Breaks” 12-inch. Moosaka (AKA Joe Moose Demby) is primarily a hiphop producer. “A lot of shit is too polished now” says Moose, reminiscing about the hip hop of old. On this remix, EOSS takes Mosaka’s blunted, instrumental tune, and builds it up into a 200 BPM hardcore jungle monster.
EOSS formed in 1995 as an outlet for dub influenced electronic sound-scapes. In 1996 EOSS’ critically acclaimed debut CD, “Herbanism,” was released on the BlissRecordings label. EOSS’ second full-length, “Roots Wreck Remix,” was released in 2000. The WIRE magazine described it as “fibrous Jungle and post-Orb dub overlaid with grainy electronics.” The Boston Globe describes Electro Organic Sound System as: “groundbreaking musical experimentation.”
Mashit 003 Reviews:
The Boston Phoenix says of the track: “EOSS’s ‘Overgrown Technology’ rides a sad melody into a ferocious drum ‘n’ bass.”
“On the A side of this latest Mashit release, DJ C takes on the Electro Organic Sound System’s haunting, string drenched melody (originally composed for an award winning documentary about alien abductions). The original break twists into a heavy ragga junglistic bass line, nicely offset by a sample from an overlooked Xterminator classic: Sizzla proclaims that ‘babylon a listen from near and far’ and this one surely will shake babylon down to its foundations. The usual tight Mashit production values are in evidence here and on the flip, which sees EOSS take on a hip hop instrumental from producer Moosaka and twist it into a 200 BPM monster, which takes in fierce hardcore and rinsing jungle. The sci fi theme of the record is taken up with some eerie vocal samples which are glitched up in the mix to complete the wacko effect.”
-Masta G - www.musicalbear.com
“Mashit comes correct with a 2 track stomper of post jump-up dance-floor madness. Wacko Macko is Backo opens up with some nice string work, and gives way to Sizzla and Capleton's vocals that work quite nicely with the dirty basslines and heavy amens. Moosaka's Masters of Technology carries the A-side by way of an Electro Organic Sound System remix. After a long intro and some deep bass, the track gives way from the splintered hip hop and lets loose into a full on pillaging of 200 BPM drum and bass sure to tear floors apart. Recommended.”
"Two cuts of post-millenial ragga-dub-jungle... Damaging breakbeat cut with a nasty bass stab rearing up through bucking breaks, sample drops and more bouncing driving bass..."
released May 1, 2004