Ed Rush and Optical’s seminal 1998 full length debut "Wormhole" always gets all the love… and for good reason. It pretty much changed the game for drum n bass, single-handedly dragging the sound into an unprecedented, new frontier. But it’s the duos follow up, "The Creeps" (released in 2000) that always did it for me.
It carefully built upon the rolling, techno-funk of its predecessor but was somehow this even funkier, grittier soul - the production streamlined to yet another level. It’s aimed straight for the dancefloor, yet can just as easily be appreciated driving high speed down the interstate, during late night subway rides, or just spacing out on your bedroom floor inside a great pair of headphones. I’ve always felt the whole album works so well as one piece so I thought it was appropriate to showcase it on our podcast, in full, in October of course, an entire 10 years after it’s release (wow, I feel old!).
Joey Breakdown mixing Ed Rush & Opticals’ "The Creeps": Ed Rush and Optical - Resurrection (feat. Ryme Tyme) - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Check Out Time - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Reach Out - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Rock The House - Virus Ed Rush and Optical w/ Matrix - Flightpath - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - The Creeps - Virus Optical & Ryme Tyme - White Lightning - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Pacman - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Greed - Virus Ed Rush and Optical w/ Matrix - Fastlane (feat. Ryme Tyme) - Virus