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89c bargain.

Keeping with the music theme for just a minute, I picked up an absolute steal this week. For the longest time I've been trying to find an MP3 of an ultra-rare mix of a track called 'Jackal'. Turns out it only exists on one CD - a 70-minute continous electronica CD by Tarrentella and Redanka called 'Playback Engineering'. Thanks to Amazon, I picked up a used copy for a whopping 89 cents and in ripping it today, discovered four other tracks on there that I really like. A lot. Turns out these two specialise in doing mixes all layered on top of their signature backbeat. I've heard a couple of tracks over the last few years with this same backbeat - it's unique to these two DJs (here's a sample - loop it and you'll hear their signature backbeat) - and lo and behold, there they are on the CD.
Bargain.
Playback Engineering

Hybrid

There's a small DJ outfit that's been around for years now called Hybrid. They do trance and breakbeat mixes - really good ones - and I've always liked their stuff. The weird thing is that I'm discovering they have their hands in more and more of the music I like.
I stumbled across a mix today by Jono Fernandez called 'Colours Of Conscience'. Liked it. A lot. Did a little research and lo and behold - the track I was listening to was heavily remixed by Hybrid. Along similar lines, Pandora radio keeps spewing out tracks I might like - oddly enough all mixed or reworked by the same guys.
So I went back a little way in my MP3 collection and I'll be damned. I have more Hybrid tracks, either mixes or reworks by them, than any other single artist or DJ apart from Armin Van Buuren.
Anyway - if you're into this sort of music - trance, dance, techno or breakbeat, give them a look:
Hybrid.

Meanwhile, here's a challenge for you. I have a mix of a track called "…