Lee Purkis is InSync.
Lee was one of the founding owners of the legendary and influential
shop Fat Cat Records. His releases are highly sought
after classics. 'Storm', the first InSync release
on Irdial-Discs, is the most requested 12" in our catalogue.
Others had been offered the tape of this masterpiece, but
refused to consider releasing it because "...the qwalit'ee
wuddnt be gud enuf inaaat..." (it was mastered onto cassette).
We of course realized that many of the revered and sought
after classics of Techno were mastered from 'inferior' sources,
and so we released it, cutting directly from the cassette.
A classic was unleashed to the public which might otherwise
have been lost for no good reason. There were other tracks
on that original cassette, which we have been threatening
to release for some time. The artwork for the release of this
material was finished three years ago.
After the release of 'Storm'
there was a long gap. This is because Lee was only interested
in releasing what he considered to be the best tracks. This
strategy was completly vindicated when the tape of what was
to become the second InSync 12" arrived at our offices.
We simply could not believe our ears. Thats how good it was.
Lee is one of the greatest
Drum Machine programmers that England has ever produced. He
is a great DJ and 'a true believer'. 'Storm'
is an evocative and extended piece, that could have been the
soundtrack to the Gulf War. Music.