Cold Mission – The Remixes

Cold Mission - The Remixes

Label Print

This record is quite an oldie, it came out back in 1996 on 4hero‘s Reinforced label. However, I did not know about its existance since Mr. Beatnick wrote his fantastic article on broken beat music.

Behind Cold Mission itself are Reinforced founders Dego and Marc Mac, just one of the production duo’s many monikers alongside 4hero, Tom and Jerry, Jacob’s Optical Stairway or Waterproof.

The Nu Era remix on this 12-inch is a production by Marc Marc, and it can be argued whether it marks the first attempt at broken beat. Reinforced has long been the breeding ground for artists such as Seiji, Domu, Volcov and further inviduals of West London’s Bugz in the Attic collective.

If you like the track above, you can easily find yourself a copy on sites like Discogs, Gemm or MusicStack. For more of a similar vibe, I strongly suggest checking out Volcov’s Soul in Motion compilation released back in 2002.

The Cover Art of Reinforced Records

For the 20th anniversary of Reinforced Records, Marc Mac of 4hero has compiled all of the label’s artwork and put it out in a self-published book. I have to say, I’m not all crazy about it design-wise, but it’s a nice document for those who grew up with the music.

Over 200 releases and more than 20 years of forward thinking electronic music; Reinforced Records present their history in the form of a collectors guide cover art book. 120 pages of full color artwork from the early cut and past techniques through to hand drawn and computer generated artworks.

Though the first record I ever bought was from the label, I wasn’t aware it was Goldie who designed their logo. Just one of those small facts I like about the book.

You can get yourself a copy of this book over at Blurb. It’s available in a hardcover edition with image wrap or as standard softcover.