After almost two decades, Dan Piu’s album Self Education (MOTO 003) finally gets the vinyl treatment it deserves: The best tracks extracted from DAT tapes, pressed on wax and renamed to Living in Fear for Cartulis Music’s fourth release. Even though the original and incredibly exclusive CD was heard and appreciated in the years around its release in 1999 from DJs such as Jeff Mills and Carl Craig, it was virtually impossible to own (only 30 copies were made, ever). Despite its rarity and status, Cartulis choses this masterpiece for one principal reason: The music. An exhibition of an innovative era, of heavy duty machinery (Roland Juno 60, Roland Juno 106, Roland TR-909 and EMU Vintage Keys, just to name a few) and of fine craftsmanship (using his own samples and playing the keys himself), the album opens your mind and ears to interconnecting styles of ambient atmospheres, electronic-instrumental hip hop, and signature dance-floor killers “Self Education” and “Living in Fear”. Not only for fans of Dan Piu and his subsequent labels (Moto Music, deepArtSounds, No Acting Vibes) but for any music aficionado that appreciates a deeply cult classic.