Label: Mineral Cuts
Released: Dec 2023
Style: Progressive, Tech, Breaks
A1: Grain – Does Jesus Have Buddha Nature? (Sømeøne Remix)
B1: Logue Ii – Keep Me From Pain
Mineral Cuts are casting their eye back on a couple of gems from the world of progressive house and trance with a sharp diggers instinct. This eighth release on the Kalahari Oyster Cult sub label continues the format of two obscure cuts from different artists, this time leading with Grain’s 1998 trip-out ‘Does Jesus Have Buddha Nature?’. Dubious spiritual framing aside, it’s a spellbinding workout of throbbing low end, pulsing leads and pleasingly crunchy drum processing. Logue II’s ‘Keep Me From Pain’ is an older affair from a hand-stamped white label in 1994, more house-oriented in its make up with some sprightly breaks and organ stabs that meld into a flowing, joyous rave gem.