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Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce - Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) / Alien Girl Album

Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce - Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) / Alien Girl Album
Performer: Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce
Genre: Electronic
Title: Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) / Alien Girl
MP3 album size: 1608 mb
FLAC album size: 1011 mb
Style: Drum n Bass
Country: UK
Released: 1998
Catalog number: PRO 014
Label: Prototype Recordings


1Alien Girl
Vocals [Uncredited] – Never On Sunday
2Cutslo (Lokuste Mix)7:50


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
PRO 014Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce - Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) / Alien Girl ‎(12", Promo, W/Lbl)Prototype RecordingsPRO 014UK1998
PRO 014Ed Rush & Fierce Ed Rush & Fierce - Locust ‎(12", S/Sided, TP, W/Lbl)Prototype RecordingsPRO 014UK1998


  • DesignJon Black
  • Lacquer Cut ByStu.
  • Written By – Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce
  • Written-By, ProducerEd Rush, Optical, Fierce


[P] Prototype Recordings (UK) Ltd. 1998.
[C] Prototype Recordings (UK) Ltd. 1998.

Made in England.

Track A samples dialogue from the film "Predator 2" (uncredited).
Track AA samples vocals from Never On Sunday "The Journey" (uncredited).

Issued in a die cut sleeve.
No track durations printed on release.


  • Barcode (Text): 5 035628 001462 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5035628001462
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): PRO-014-A1 Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout, etched): PRO . 14 . AA1


  • Copyright (c) – Prototype Recordings (UK) Ltd
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Prototype Recordings (UK) Ltd
  • Published By – Mute
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Distributed By – Vinyl Distribution



All time classic from Ed Rush & Optical recorded in HD straight from my. 7: Rush & Optical - Cutslo - Продолжительность: 8:00 Mikey Nite 21 968. 7:에서 Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce - Cutslo Lokuste Mix, Alien Girl에 대한 릴리스, 리뷰, 트랙 목록, 추천 등을 발견하여 Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce 컬렉션을 완성해보세요. Alien Girl - Another one that I first heard well over a year before it's actual release, courtesy of the great Grooverider. What can be said about this then A total monster of a tune, the bass firmly in the red throughout - total speaker annihilation . Listen free to Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce Cutslo Lokuste Mix, Alien Girl Cutslo Lokuste Mix, Alien Girl. 2 tracks 5:59. Play album. Ed Rush is the recording name of Ben Settle, a jungle, techstep, neurofunk DJ who often produces tracks in collaboration with Optical. View wiki. Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce - Cutslo Lokuste Mix. Drum & Bass. Download and listen online Alien Girl With Optical & Fierce by Ed Rush. Genre - Drum'n'Bass. Duration 04:45. Format mp3. Music video. On this page you can download song Ed Rush - Alien Girl With Optical & Fierce in mp3 and listen online. Ed Rush. Cutslo Lokuste mix. producer: Fierce drum and bass artist Daniel Burke, Optical and Ed Rush. recording of: Cutslo. composer: Fierce drum and bass artist Daniel Burke, Optical and Ed Rush. publisher: Copyright Control not for release label use this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships and Mute. Ed Rush ft Optical and Fierce Alien Girl. download 2:28. Ed Rush, DJ Trace, Fierce, Nico & Optical Edtrafienical. download 6:59. Artist: Ed Rush & Optical & Fierce. Titel: Cutslo Lokuste Mix, Alien Girl. Label: Prototype. Ed Rush & Optical - The Original Doctor Shade 4x12. Used Vinyl from Label. Official site 1dnb - download FLAC: Ed Rush , Optical & Fierce - Cutslo Lokuste. Tracklist: 01. Cutslo Lokuste Mix 02. Alien Girl
Hawk Flying
A rare occasion where two absolutely brilliant tunes are on the same plate. Impossible to say which one is more class, one or the other. Probably depends on the mood - if you're up for a more vibrant and jumpy though dark roller - go for Alien Girl. Wanna darker and heavier techstep vibe - play Cutslo.P.S. Totally loved when Andy C used to mix in Alien Girl as a teaser in his sets.
MONSTER TUNE!!! One of the the first records I bought back when I first bought my decks. Was always a favorite to mix into everything. Classic dnb right here! I sold the record 8 years ago thinking I'd never touch my vinyl again after moving to digital. Big mistake. I just ordered a used copy and paid double what I sold it for. We'll worth it though. This copy is staying with me for good now.
I am very happy i have a pristine version of this in my record collection. Cant wait to get this out and play it to the grandkids and watch the look on their faces.
Ive just got my wallet out gonna order myself a copy,My best mate had it back in the day and I always wanted it!!!
Alien Girl omg the memories what a track!!!!! Wonderful beats!!!!
Cutslo was another game changer, from a time when the game was constantly changing! This track works in three parts to amazing effect - the steady, rolling build-up, teases you deliciously and gets your head nodding. Then, that killer pre-drop belches out those ugly bass stabs. Finally, we're left with nowhere to run, as the tune completely explodes. The hoover gets going, the amens show no mercy, and all that's left is total dance floor devastation.I first heard this in late 97 as part of Doc Scott's set at the Oxford Zodiac, broadcast live on 1 in the Jungle. When this tune got going, I couldn't believe my ears. Here now, nearly 20(!!) years later, it still sounds like the future. Alien Girl - Another one that I first heard well over a year before it's actual release, courtesy of the great Grooverider. What can be said about this then? A total monster of a tune, the bass firmly in the red throughout - total speaker annihilation! Nowhere near as epic as the A-side but a worthy companion. And I think that little noise before the drop is sampled from the Simpsons - it's the sound of Otto's school bus coming to a stop. ????All in all yet another legendary part of the stacked Prototype discography. They don't make them like this anymore. Further listening - Lostdubs Vol 1 : Ed Rush, Optical and Fierce remix DJ Trace's Sonar. Murder!!
Ed Rush, Optical and Fierces " Cutslo" is a good tune, however I've heard at least two versions of it so I presume there has been a remix but I don't know for sure. Both versions of Cutslo are both good, the darker version is better if you understand what I mean and the other which I heard on Rider's Prototype Years album was good but not as good as the other. Alien Girl is just a pure killer in every form, heavy tune.
Both good but Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) is the banger here, feel those hairs stand up on your body!Ed Rush, Optical And Fierce..Rude Boys.
Global Progression
I remember hearing "Alien girl" for the first time, I was at a mates house and s Bailey @ AWOL tape was playing in the back ground. Mid conversation I heard the drop and it literally lifted me out my seat!!!
Ed Rush and Optical were the masters of this genre. No one has made hard-edged drum and bass as good as them.
classic tune,loved the original locust but this captured all of it in true ed rush/optical style,many good memories of being wide eyed to this on the dancefloor,alien girl still gets rinsed alot aswell,happy days,can't understand those who don't like it but each to there own,i'll never tire of this slice of techsteppin history,nasty tune,love it
Alien Girl.... Still play it to this day. Still sounds great. Its a giant of a tune and definitely an all time favourite. Remember when DNB labels used to be this good?
Used to be? Have you listened lately? maybe catch it on the rewind..
This is dance music weaponised. Utter classic. Sequels are never usually better, but like Terminator 2 to Terminator, the Cutslo mix is what The Locust was looking for. Masterpiece. Oh, and Alien Girl is a KILLER, goes without saying.
Overrated average stuff. Talking about hardest techstep at those times, this is just a "joke" comparing to Current Value's cold-steel touch in his first long player "Frequency Hunt" which is phenomenal. Check it out.
If you prefer Current Value's unorthodox, albeit bizarre, approach to drum and bass then fair enough. But there's no need to slate one of the biggest dnb releases of all time just because it's not your cup of tea. Non of those CV tunes will have had anywhere near the same reaction on any dance floor compared to either side of this release.
melody of you
Do you even know what dnb is?
had a listen to Current Value, cheers for the heads up. For me it doesn't get anywhere near the energy of Cutslo, drums too disjointed
Before you'll write something next time, go and check out that german guy. That will be fair enough. For comparison.
Dead Samurai
Any drum & bass head worth his or her salt knows without needing to stop and think for even one second that Alien Girl is one of the hardest bangers ever made in D&B. To call this a joke is insulting to the genre. The most respected DJs to ever touch 1210s have gleefully dropped this in their sets at some point and ruined dance floors the world over,
Still have my copy. Was my absolute favorite. Nothing at the time was harder than this. Listened to it over and over again on my walkman.
To be honest, I bought this at the time because I was a label completist. It's pretty good and has stood the test of time, but I never really got that excited about it.
your talking rubbish mate
Fair enough, no hating here at all mate - you make a somewhat valid point - I’m 39 years old so I’m getting on a bit………This is one of those tracks that helped to define a whole sub-genre within DNB, and if I may say so it a purists track in every single way. I heard Fierce play it mid-set recently to devastating effect nearly 15 years after its release date! Let me tell you -110% of people including fossils like me were brockin out big time! It’s all about standing the test of time, Alien Girl has stood that test - and stands still strong amongst a large majority of the over produced dross that’s churned out on an almost daily basis in the scene circa 2014. I don’t give a shit which elitist beard stroking producer of the moment says its average! They need the Phil Source headphone treatment on this one for real. Peace Shane BTW Body Rock not even in this league!
With all due respect, I doubt he's kidding. I know some dnb-veterans who don't like Alien Girl at all. I dig No U Turn, old Virus, 1210, The Nine, Up All Night, Underfire and literally all classic labels and tunes, but never really understood the concept of Alien Girl (along with Body Rock). I know, my attitude is disappointing, I'm a disgrace to the dnb scene and so on, but that's the truth. Maybe if I were a "born-in-the-early-80s" dude who got hooked into drum and bass because of Alien Girl I would appreciate it much more, but at this period of my life, it's just a simple (yet fine) choon.I did not mean to offend anyone, I put my hands down, I know this release is legendary for a reason. Just to say something good about it (and don't make myself look like a hater), the alien squelching and the general atmosphere of Alien Girl brings me back some good memories, it reminds me of some nice memoirs, and, if speeded up, I like it. Oh, and the other side is pretty good.
Your kidding right ?
Any 1 no the bpm of alien girl ?
I've got 169,93 in Ableton so it has to be 170.
Both sides are 170. Mixmeister never fails ;)Cheers
around 179 bpm
this is a timeless classic, the good part is that 10 years ago i sold it for £30 to go towards traveling funds and i just bought a new one for £6.50 what a result!!! this time it stays in the rack...:)
I hold my copy with pride. This tune and Alien Girl are amazing. Nice to have a record where both sides are as good as each other. I quite like the original cut of Cutslo but the Lokuste remix blows it into the water and blows me away everytime i play it. 5 stars.
Classic double A side release. Probably my favorite DnB record (on the hard tip) of all time. Amazing stuff. I remember when it came out, the record shop only had one copy and after hearing it, I held on to it very tightly.
Ridiculous classic on BOTH SIDES of this plate. "Cutslo" Lokuste remix has an immensely satisfying, drawn out, deep, dark and downright scary build up, leading into an amen roll out that can and will send a rave nuts. "Alien Girl" on the other hand is the one ... just listen to this shit high as a mofo in a dark room and try not to be freaked out. It is clever, serious, immaculately produced, no-nonsense D&B that never fails to obliterate a dance floor. (It's a far cry from some of the "less serious" gimmicky drum & bass that emerged in later years.) Anybody who's anybody knows, respects and loves this terror-core anthem – it can be found amid the record collections of the scene's most respected D&B DJs. When Andy C brings this one in he rams it hard into the mix like a battering ram – cutting the other track back – making crowds go stupid. The scream sample in "Alien Girl" is Otto's bus door opening in The Simpsons from an episode of Tree House of Horrors, I shit you not.
Those were the days.
Movement, Thursday nights at Bar Rhumba, ah, the memories :-)
An absolute classic! 'Alien girl' is a monster of a anthem with sounds to make you want to run & hide! The intro is spooky with a female whispering something, and then you get the instantly recognisable two step drum break followed by the deadly reece. This is a tune that get's played today & will be played forever. The flip 'Cutslo' is equally as good and has a even more deadly sounding reece bassline than 'Alien girl'. This is the Virus crew at their very best & one of the all time best drum & bass tunes.
totally agree, a stone cold classic
Cutslo doesn't have a reece bassline dood... liquid jumpup synth stab at best yo
Yes, yes, YES! Pure drum n bass terror vibes here. Just listen to the warm, raw bass & phat, rolling drums & u know this one's a classic. If you want more of the same, check out Ed Rush & Optical's latesr classic, 'Reece'. Put simply, these two are the best songs ever containing the famous reece bassline.
One of those tunes that is so dark it evokes negative emotions in people. I have a fantastic memory of playing this to a room full of my mates who were mostly into handbag house and being begged to turn it off as it was making them all edgy and nervous! Slightly contrary to the info above, it's not Cutslo (locust mix) but rather Cutslo (Locust Remix) i.e. the track is a re-work of an earlier track called Locust by the same guys.
Yes mate, love it! I have a similar memory when playing Ram Trilogy - Beast man in a car with some people I had just met back in my uni days!
Freaky Hook
hahaa 'I have a fantastic memory of playing this to a room full of my mates who were mostly into handbag house and being begged to turn it off as it was making them all edgy and nervous!'nice one!
A classic dancefloor moment from the No U-Turn refugee's Fierce and Ed Rush, and the latter’s more recent production partner and ex- Spiral Tribe affiliate Optical. Compared to most of the 'Darkside' tracks round at that time 'Cutslo' positively thunders along with a quick, cutting two step break, and a tremendously warm, flowing bassline. Apparently the bass sounds on this, and a great many other of Ed Rush's tracks, were achieved by running the synths through old guitar distortion pedals to fatten the signal. Whatever the method, the outcome is clear. This track is a classic, not just of the scene, but of the entire drum & bass genre. Rather than opting for the then 'des rigeur' bleak, hollow, industrial edged noise, reese bass and needle sharp snares, (which they and the rest of No U-Turn’s crew jointly pioneered) the trio have created a sound, still bone rattlingly hard, but as warm as uplifting as any supposedly "Euphoric" dance. Still being played in big clubs as late as 2002, this tracks stands up tremendously well when compared to any current material by leading producers in the Drum & Bass scene. The drop is a fine example of why the phrase "rewind" was initially coined.
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