Intrusion – RA153 Mix


The sounds of deepest dub and techno via Intrusion, one of the finest producers within his field and the creator of one of the best things i heard all year via his album The Seduction Of Silence.

f you’ve been at all interested in dub techno over the last few years, then you’ll most likely be aware of Stephen Hitchell already. As one-half of Echospace with Rod Modell, the duo created one of the most celebrated dub techno records in recent years with 2007’s The Coldest Season. Hitchell had been well ensconced in the electronic music scene, however, long before his partnership with Modell. After becoming a massive dub and reggae fan, Hitchell discovered house and techno music through Josh Werner from Chicago’s Gramaphone Records (who now produces with Hitchell under their EmpathyBox moniker) in the early ’90s. After being handed copies of The Orb’s “Little Fluffy Clouds” and “In Dub,” he became obsessed with collecting and making this music, and began releasing material as Radius in addition to stockpiling work that would eventually come out as Soultek.

His Soultek moniker is generally an outlet for his more conventional techno material, which is often drenched in jazzy, wistful melodies that you wouldn’t normally associate with Echospace. Much of that is down to his partner’s obsession with minimalism and texture over overt melodies, but Hitchell’s colourful tones were allowed to flourish on the dub-drenched “Empyrean,” which proved to be one of The Coldest Season‘s main highlights. Hitchell also wears his deep rooted love of reggae on his sleeve with his recent work as Intrusion, with the serene skank of “Tswana Dub” and the Paul St Hilaire fronted “Little Angel” nestling nicely between ambient washes and hypnotic techno. As with his The Seduction Of Silence album, his mix for the RA podcast sees Hitchell joining the dots between reggae and techno, resulting in a deep 90 minute excursion that focuses heavily on classic Basic Channel tracks as well as Hitchell’s own productions.” – Resident Advisor

01. Linkwood Family – Miles Away (Intrusion Sunrise Dub) [Firecracker]
02. Tony Allen – Ole (A Remix By Moritz Von Oswald) [Honest Jon’s]
03. Rhythm & Sound – Mango Drive [Rhythm & Sound / Wackies]
04. Loops & Samples from Deepchord – Electro Magnetic Dowsing – Step 2 [S Y N T H]
05. Intrusion – Tswana Dub [Echospace]
06. Rhythm & Sound – See Mi Yah (Basic Reshape) [Burial Mix]
07. Rhythm & Sound w/Paul St. Hilaire – Free For All [Burial Mix]
08. Echospace – Empyrean [Modern Love]
09. Maurizio – M5 [Maurizio]
10. Rhythm & Sound w/Cornell Campbell – King In My Empire [Burial Mix]
11. Maurizio – M5 [Maurizio]
12. Luke Hess – Reel Life (cv313’s Dimensional Space Mix) [Echocord]
13. cv313 – Space [Echospace]
14. Deepchord – Vantage Isle (DC Mix I) [Echospace]
15. Model 500 – Starlight (Echospace Unreleased Mix) [Echospace]
16. cv313 – Starsailing (Intrusion Dub) [Echospace]
17. Precession – Sandcastle (Mike Huckaby Remix) [Ferox]
18. Atheus – Deploy [Styrax]
19. Substance and Vainqueur – Libration [Scion Versions]
20. XDB – Descap (Live Mix) [Metrolux / Wave Music]
21. Son’s Of The Dragon – The Journey Of Qui Niu (SQX Mix) [Echospace]
22. Convextion – Miranda [Matrix Detroit]