Following acclaimed releases by Jeremiah R and HVL, Organic Analogue is proud to present an extensive new release from a true underground hero of UK electronic music, DJ Guy.
For this latest exploration of Guy’s music, Team O/A were keen to represent the full spectrum of his sounds, both stylistically and chronologically, across two different formats as a nod to the decades he has spent immersed in music. Recent releases have focused solely on tracks Guy recorded in the 90s, so they wanted to devote the vinyl part of the release to some of his newer productions.
The tracks on the Structures 12″ prove that the same spellbinding atmosphere, swooning melodic content and crafty arrangement flex is as present in Guy’s contemporary work as it is in his earliest tape rips. Elements of Drexciyan electro and UK ambient techno can be felt throughout, but they’re delivered with an equal dose of ingenuity that is all his own.
As well as his plentiful techno output, Guy equally turned his hand to some crucial experimental jungle over the years. Rhythms 94/99 harks back to the era of Black Secret Technology, Plug and Depth Charge, all phased, diced up amens and dreamy pads that form a link to Guy’s 4/4 work while once more demonstrating how on point his productions were at such a seminal time. The tape they have put together contains ten tracks recorded by Guy between 1994 and 1999 as well as an additional remix by White Peak that draws upon all the tracks for source material.
In addition, they wanted to document and explore the fascinating story behind Guy’s music in more detail, and so produced an A5 book that features an interview and track notes alongside old flyers and studio photos from the earliest days of Guy’s life in music.
“We hope that in some way this serves to document the tireless work of an immensely talented artist who has never created for anything but the most honest of intentions. Even if his incredible productions should have been more widely enjoyed back in the day, at least they’re getting the recognition they deserve now.”