Jun 29, 2013

Cover Wars Part 5 - Nightmare On Bass Street vs Nightmare On Bass Street

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So what's the difference? ... "Just another reissue" you might say... But it's not. The first cover is from the 1993 Innovative Bass Productions release (better known as IBP). This was the first cd to be released on that classic label and was composed by none other than DJ Billy E. It contains 9 VERY bass heavy tracks with titles that leave nothing to the imagination, like "Ultimate Bass Scare", "Burnt Voice Coils" and "Fifty Thousand Watts". Listen to the opening track "In Control":


You can still buy this cd from IBP themselves by clicking THIS link.

The second cover on the other hand belongs to a 2009 digital only Bass Mekanik Records release. It has the same title, was also produced by DJ Billy E, but this one has 11 tracks and is not just a reissue. The 11 tracks are compiled from all Billy E's IBP releases, being "Nightmare On Bass Street" 1 and 2, "Toxic Bass", "The Bass Is Out There" and "Bass Electronica". Interesting that they didn't mention those last 2 cd's in their promo text...

DJ BILLY E is one of Bass music’s original pioneers. Back in the early days of bass, before he actually became well known as DJ BILLY E, he released three very influential but now hard to find albums, NIGHTMARE ON BASS STREET 1 & 2 and TOXIC BASS. Now available for the first time in digital download format are the best of these three albums in a new 2 album release; NIGHTMARE ON BASS STREET PARTS 1 & 2. Make no mistake, this is pure old school Bass, raw and in your face, with no apologies and a must have for the true Bass fan. Key tracks are BREAK IT DOWN, NOW HEAR DIS and DRUMS & RHYTHM.

They did the same thing for "Nightmare On Bass Street II - He's back", which was originally released on the IBP label in 1994 (IBP0006) with 14 tracks.

And later released digital only on Bass Mekanik Records as a DJ Billy E compilation.

I don't think there are any winners here, since they are all booming, so I suggest you just get all of them...

(bassmekanik.com releases are custom made)

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