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Electrolysis ELECTROLYSIS

Active: 04.2002 - 07.2008
Genres: Trance, Hard Trance, Acid Techno, Hard House
Format: 12" Vinyl
Owner: Richard Andrews
A&R: Richard Andrews

>> PROFILE

Electrolysis was started by The Mexican in 2002 as a vinyl outlet for his trance and hard trance productions, although the label would later sign music by other artists. The debut Electrolysis release was The Mexican & Fluctuation 'Night Flight', which had received support from DJs such as Pulser and Dave Pearce but had remained unreleased since the closure of Ascendant Heights. The Mexican then became more focussed on hard trance and Electrolysis had a much harder music policy on all subsequent releases, the next two of which included The Mexican & Girdler Synthetic's 'Energize' and 'Mecha', The Mexican & Mike Synthetic 'Curse' and The Mexican 'Confusion'.

In late 2002, Electronica Exposed became aware of Finland's Carbon Based and received a monumental demo CD that massively influenced the music policy of the entire label collective from then on. All unsigned compositions on the CD were immediately signed to Electrolysis and Electronic, with E-nrg & Carbon Based 'Illuminate' and 'Jerk Awake' becoming the first of many Carbon Based vinyl releases in 2003. Then Electrolysis quickly released Exploit EQ 'Peace' and Carbon Based, E-nrg & Nemes 'Prologue' before the label took a break for just over 2 years primarily due to distribution issues.

In early 2006, Electronica Exposed decided to self-distribute Electrolysis and quickly fired out some banging hard trance releases such as Carbon Based & Rx 'Reptile', Carbon Based 'The Choice', Traced & The Mexican 'System Error' and Exploit EQ 'Peace (Cube Remix)'. Electrolysis then incorporated acid techno and hard house compositions into its releases, starting with Master Pain 'Dirty Filthy Writhing Techno', which lead to Toolbox Music becoming the label's distributor for the next two releases: Master Pain 'Cuddy Munts' and Traced & The Mexican v WMD 'Got To Go'.

Soon after, Electrolysis signed a P&D deal with Toolbox Music, but this was unfortunately shortlived as the final Electrolysis vinyl release, The Mexican & Girdler Synthetic 'Mecha (Marc Johnson Remix)', had manufacturing defects and was pulled from sale (so anyone who has a copy, shouldn't have one!). Unfortunately, the pressing plant refused to redo the release, and as the vinyl market collapsed, Toolbox Music were unable to continue distribution. Electronica Exposed also could not justify pressing any more Electrolysis vinyl releases and the label was closed in 2008. All unreleased compositions were released on the Electrolysis - The Complete Works Volume 2 compilation album on Electronica Exposed.

Over 6 years, Electrolysis released music from a number of highly regarded international artists and the artist roster includes The Mexican, Fluctuation, Girdler Synthetic, Mike Synthetic, E-nrg, Carbon Based, Exploit EQ, Nemes, Rx, Traced, Cube, Master Pain, WMD (Alex Calver), Marc Johnson, Jeff Sealey and Dan Dyson. Electrolysis was supported by a who's who of hard trance and hard house DJs including The Mexican, Proteus, Kevin Energy, Tom Harding, Guffy, Simon Eve, James Lawson, Ed Real, Olly Perris, Nik Denton, Louk, Marc Johnson, James Nardi and many more!

All Electrolysis releases were pressed as limited edition vinyl editions, which are all now out of print. The entire catalogue was released on CD and digital download on Electronica Exposed on EECD039 - Electrolysis - The Complete Works Volume 1 and EECD040 - Electrolysis - The Complete Works Volume 2. The CD releases are out of print but the digital download releases are available from: Beatport, Juno Download and Trackitdown.

>> DISCOGRAPHY

ESIS001 - The Mexican & Fluctuation 'Night Flight' / 'Night Flight (Adelphoi Remix)' ESIS002 - The Mexican & Girdler Synthetic 'Energize' / 'Mecha' ESIS003 - The Mexican & Mike Synthetic 'Curse' / The Mexican 'Confusion' ESIS004 - E-nrg & Carbon Based 'Illuminate' / 'Jerk Awake' ESIS005 - Exploit EQ 'Peace' / The Mexican 'Beat Technology'
ESIS006 - Carbon Based, E-nrg & Nemes 'Prologue' / Carbon Based & Nemes 'Heaven N Hell' ESIS007 - Carbon Based & Rx 'Reptile' / Carbon Based 'Real Stuff' ESIS008 - Carbon Based 'The Choice' / Traced & The Mexican 'System Error' ESIS009 - Exploit EQ 'Peace (Cube Remix)' / The Mexican 'Land Of The Pharaohs (Carbon Based Remix)' ESIS010 - Master Pain 'Dirty Filthy Writhing Techno' / Traced & The Mexican 'Epimetheus'
ESIS011 - Master Pain 'Cuddy Munts' / Traced 'Never Felt (Traced & The Mexican Remix)' ESIS012 - Traced & The Mexican v WMD 'Got To Go' / Carbon Based, E-nrg & Nemes 'Prologue (The Mexican & James Xavier Remix)' ESIS013 - The Mexican & Girdler Synthetic 'Mecha (Marc Johnson Remix)' / Jeff Sealey & Dan Dyson 'In Front' / Master Pain 'Betty's Magic Trick'

-> ESIS001 - The Mexican & Fluctuation 'Night Flight' / 'Night Flight (Adelphoi Remix)'
-> ESIS002 - The Mexican & Girdler Synthetic 'Energize' / 'Mecha'
-> ESIS003 - The Mexican & Mike Synthetic 'Curse' / The Mexican 'Confusion'
-> ESIS004 - E-nrg & Carbon Based 'Illuminate' / 'Jerk Awake'
-> ESIS005 - Exploit EQ 'Peace' / The Mexican 'Beat Technology'
-> ESIS006 - Carbon Based, E-nrg & Nemes 'Prologue' / Carbon Based & Nemes 'Heaven N Hell'
-> ESIS007 - Carbon Based & Rx 'Reptile' / Carbon Based 'Real Stuff'
-> ESIS008 - Carbon Based 'The Choice' / Traced & The Mexican 'System Error'
-> ESIS009 - Exploit EQ 'Peace (Cube Remix)' / The Mexican 'Land Of The Pharaohs (Carbon Based Remix)'
-> ESIS010 - Master Pain 'Dirty Filthy Writhing Techno' / Traced & The Mexican 'Epimetheus'
-> ESIS011 - Master Pain 'Cuddy Munts' / Traced 'Never Felt (Traced & The Mexican Remix)'
-> ESIS012 - Traced & The Mexican v WMD 'Got To Go' / Carbon Based, E-nrg & Nemes 'Prologue (The Mexican & James Xavier Remix)'
-> ESIS013 - The Mexican & Girdler Synthetic 'Mecha (Marc Johnson Remix)' / Jeff Sealey & Dan Dyson 'In Front' / Master Pain 'Betty's Magic Trick'


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