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Ed Rush - Mothership Album

Ed Rush - Mothership Album
  • Performer Ed Rush
  • Title Mothership
  • Date of release 1996
  • Country UK
  • Style Drum n Bass
  • Label No U-Turn
  • Catalog number NUT 016
  • Other formats Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
  • Genre Electronic
  • Size MP3 2109 mb
  • Size FLAC 2055 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 430


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2 Other Side:


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
NUTS 016Ed Rush Mothership ‎(12", W/Lbl)No U-TurnNUTS 016UK1996
NUT 016Ed Rush Mothership ‎(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta)No U-TurnNUT 016UK1996


  • Mastered ByGeorge Peckham
  • Mixed ByNico
  • Written-By, ProducerEd Rush & Nico


Written at No U-Turn Studio.
Shouts to Fierce & Feline.

Track B 'Defect' samples stabs from Smart Systems 'Tingler'.


  • Barcode: 5 021497 408525 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): NUTS-016-A1 THERE IS NO MESSAGE! A PORKY PRIME CUT.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): NUTS-016-B1 THE MESSAGE IS.... P.T.O. PRIMED✓


  • Produced At – No U-Turn Studio
  • Mixed At – No U-Turn Studio
  • Published By – Westbury Music
  • Published By – NKS Publishing


Talk about Ed Rush - Mothership

Such an important tune in relation to the first wave of tech-step releases. 'Mothership' just oozes menace and oppressiveness. beginning with a doom laden synth and bass throbs, followed by the trademark break of the genre, a crunching 2-step breakbeat. The track then appears to reach sluggishly towards it's reece bassline breakdown, conjuring up visions of the self-titled, city-sized alien 'mothership' slowly approaching overhead. Seriously classic darkside drum & bass.

The flipside, 'Defect' is no less evil either. Opening with a (possibly?) NASA space-walk vocal sample, distorted by radio static ('Drift, drift, drift......Drifting down'), loud bleeps and 2-step breaks. The intro ramps up the menace for over 3 and a half minutes before unleashing a frenetic amen assault on your senses. The amazing thing about this track is the fact that there is very little use of bass in comparioson to other No U-Turn tracks with their reece bassline obssession. Only a few bass throbs in the first part and a bit of 'boom' to accentuate the amens. Pure quality.