IQ-01 T.H.C. ‘When I Sleep (Instrumental Mix)’ b/w ‘Darjeeling’
By mixing skittering snares, kick drums, punchy basslines, analog oscillators and strings, these two tracks defined T.H.C.’s approach. Akin to Photek, Source Direct and Endemic Void, THC’s pianos and strings atop a rolling break defined new directions for Left Coast Drum ‘n’ Bass as the 1990s came to an end. George Sarah left his EBM combo Stereotaxic Device (KK Belgium) and formed The Hard Corps (AKA T.H.C.) in 1995-96 with Jeremy Daw of Yeht Mae (Zoth Ommog, Germany) continuing their industrial journeys into techno before joining up with Sarah Folkman to focus on drum ‘n’ bass in 1997.
IQ-02 T.H.C. ‘Blue Wave’ b/w ‘UnWave II’ and ‘Green Wave’
In his second release, Los Angeles producer George Sarah offers a genre-bending quick, fierce bassline broadening the reach of the duo’s lush, ambient leanings – that included a 3-piece string section (off-duty members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) to their live show, With their skittering, twisted drum breaks, oscillator murmurs and stabbing bass quakes, THC have been received a ton of press attention during their tours.