Title: Necessary Pieces 2
Artist: V/A
Release: Fall , 2000
Format: CD

Track Listing:
1. Ben Nevile - "Designer Drugs"
2. Jon Delirious - "Way Out"
3. Gavin Froome - "Skunks"
4. F.S.P. - "Aka Dub"
5. F.S.P. - "Shifting To Be"
6. Deja Vu - "Sex In The Dark"
7. Peter Hecher "Electric"
8. Sunkissed - "Embrace"
9. Mike Shannon - "Tunji's Code"
10. Jay Tripwire - "Roy"
11. Sunkissed - "Direction"
12. Mike Shannon - "Deep Blue"

   
  Audio Samples for NT014: "Designer Drugs"  
 

  Released on CD & double-vinyl this fall, Necessary Pieces 2 is an excursion into the deeper regions of house and dubby techno from an eclectic cast of strictly underground Canadian producers.

NT014 CD/LP Press & Charts

Our latest full-length release is receiving support & charts from Eukahouse (London), DJ Link (Spain), David Duriez (France), Murray Richardson (Edinburgh), Liz Edwards (Swag/Brixton), Laurent Garnier (France), Tomas @ XLR8R (SF) and Harri @ Sub Club (Glasgow) amongst others.
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> Montreal Hour Jan 24.01 "This warm, mellow collection of tracks on Canuck label Nordic Trax will put you in the mood for a dry martini in a hot tub. Banish all of the cheesy, Puff Daddy-esque pictures that scenario brings to mind, and imagine the high-class hot tub built into a cliff of some mountain range's foothills, overlooking the twinkling lights of far-away never-never land. This disc is smooth, slick and brings to mind only the most elegant in simple designs. If this disc were a chair, it would have been built by Charles and Ray Eames. Lovely."
(Simone MacKenzie)
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> MUZIK Magazine UK, Nov 00 Excellent compilation of techno-influenced deep house culled from the increasingly happening Canadian scene. Highlights include tracks by FSP and Deja Vu, Sunkissed's 'Embrace', DJ Delerious' low-slung bass groover 'Way Out' and Ben Nevile's beautifully dreamy 'Designer Drugs'. Top music, good value.
**** (DM)
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> XLR8R Magazine SF, #45 Nordic Trax's follow-up to their 1999 release Necessary Pieces comes packed with more Canadian patirotism, featuiring deep tech-house tracks by attention-worthy producers. The CD-mixed by Tyler 'T-Bone' Stadius uncovers previously unreleased sounds from the country's most forward-thinking scene-builders. Necessary Pieces 2 is a smooth, mood-swingy collection filled with shadowy floor-movers; encompassing all things dubby, tech-oriented and groovesome, it spotlights the skills of house revolutionaries Gavin Froome, Peter Hecher, Deja Vu and other like minds. A smooth, subtly aggressive mix promises to turn more critical attenton towards our neighbors to the north. Nordic Trax wants more respect, and this release seals the deal.
(MP)
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> Untitled Magazine http://www.untitledmusic.co.uk ISSUE 25 ONLINE
Mixed and compiled by Tyler 'T-Bone' Stadius, this twelve track CD shows off what Nordic Trax have been doing so quietly for so long. Right from the likes of Ben Neville 'Designer Drugs' with it's spaced out moods and direct bassline leader you get the sense of well built tunes that can please and tease at will. Gavin Froome 'Skunks' adds another edge to this sound with his high stepping percussion filled spiralling track that whips up your heals and slides a carpet of deep bulbous beat underneath. Peter Hecher with 'Electric' lifts the tempo again adding an electronic current to the heart of the track, pacey direct dance music with a mean face and a magical bass hook. The more it progresses the hard the sound gets culminating in Mike Shannon and 'Deep Blue' a hard beating bassline stomper with industrial clanks filtered in the backroom, it's hard and bold, but the journey here never loses you building it all up in class fashion. 9/10
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> Vancouver Province 9/26/00 Another winning release from Vancouver's burgeoning electronic music scene. File it alongside Gavin Froome's 'Mobile Villager' and Upstairs Recordings debut compilation. Big props to Nordic Trax for not releasing an album of relentlessly bouncy house music that dominates the local dance scene. Stretching out to include a variety of textures and moods, from 'Designer Drugs,' Ben Nevile's minimalist exercise in subdued, bubbling beats, to Calgarian Peter Hecher's pulsing, bass-driven club floor number 'Electric,' all 12 tunes on this compilation benefit from a seamless mix by the talented Tyler 'T-Bone' Stadius. The release party for the CD is at Sonar this Saturday.
(Stuart Derdeyn)
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With 'Necessary Pieces 2' release parties in Edmonton, Winnipeg & Calgary in the bag, Vancouver DJ Tyler 'T-Bone' Stadius hits the road again this March for dates Friday March 23 @ Stereo in Montreal and Saturday March 31 @ Fabric in London. Hope to see you there. Expect full MP3 streams of NT014CD/2LP 'Necessary Pieces 2' very soon @ Epitonic .
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In the meantime check out this recent review: "This warm, mellow collection of tracks on Canuck label Nordic Trax will put you in the mood for a dry martini in a hot tub. Banish all of the cheesy, Puff Daddy-esque pictures that scenario brings to mind, and imagine the high-class hot tun built into a cliff of some mountain range's foothills, overlooking the twinkling lights of far-away never-never land. This disc is smooth, slick and brings to mind only the most elegant in simple designs. If this disc were a chair, it would have been built by Charles and Ray Eames. Lovely. "
Montreal Hour - Jan 24.01 (Simone MacKenzie)