Tuesday, February 9, 2016

recreativity - the darkcore chapter

two re-takes on the classic Boogie Times Tribe "The Dark Stranger"

from the '93 Remix Project - fan remakes and reproductions of hardcore tunes

following the same approach more or less as Kniteforce man Luna C's reconstructions of ardkore classics - i.e. finding new and cleaner sources for the constitutent samples....   but less tied to exact reproduction

this one is excellent i think...

ah here is Luna C getting the same treatment he dealt out

Takes some steelclad bollocks to risk taking on this sacred text!

done a really good job though

another case of "classic, meet temerity"

rather faithfully treated, that one - bit kidglove. seems to be going for exact reproduction with superclean sample-sources?

ooh gosh, i almost don't want to hear what's been done to this personal ab fav

it's more boppy and bouncy but the atmosphere isn't there - and the diva ain't right. bold effort though. beats get interesting in the middle part.

another Big Tune, taken on

ooh and another personal fave - as featured on the Energy Flash CD

this next a liberal interpretation, not wholly lovable

and the mighty Helicopter Tune, retrofitted

Simon Harris I think having the biggest success rate here overall...

Criminy cripes, there's a project for '92 too


have to explore that one on a less busy day...

ooh some ruff 'n' weird bonus beats

Monday, February 8, 2016

"If I could just No U Turn back time" - 20 years since techstep

Pearsall with a mix of nothing but techstep and nothing but No U Turn -  #6 of his 780 project

Actually not nothing but No U Turn in the sense that there's other labels on it, but nearly every track involves someone from the No U Turn stable either as lead credit or collaborator or on the remix tip. Or let's say heavily indebted to No U Turn.

Pearsall's spiel about the mix here - along with an old review of mine of the Techsteppin' comp

01. Dom & Optical – Quadrant Six (Fierce Remix) (Audio Couture)
02. Ed Rush & Nico – Technology (No U-Turn)
03. Ed Rush & Nico – Technology (Boymerang Remix) (No U-Turn)
04. Jon The Dentist – France (DJ Trace vs Ed Rush Remix) (Tec)
05. Ed Rush – Skylab (Metalheadz)
06. Optical – The Shining (Metro)
07. Ed Rush & Optical – Slip Thru (Virus)
08. Dom & Roland – The Planets (Moving Shadow)
09. Ed Rush – Subway (Prototype)
10. Ed Rush – Check Me Out (Emotif)
11. Ed Rush – What’s Up (No U-Turn)
12. Ed Rush, Nico & Fierce – Mad Different Methods (Nu Black)
13. Rollers Instinct – Haze (Emotif)
14. Bad Company & Trace – Nitrous (Bad Company)
15. Dom & Roland – The Storm (Moving Shadow)
16. Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce – Alien Girl (Prototype)
17. Usual Suspects – Killa Bees (Fierce & Optical Remix) (Renegade Hardware)
18. Ed Rush & Optical – Fixation (Virus)
19. Ed Rush – Sabotage (Metalheadz)
20. Ed Rush, Trace, Fierce, Nico & Optical – Edtrafienical (Sublogic)
21. Boymerang – Still (Dom & Optical VIP Mix) (White)
22. Nico – Lo (No U-Turn)
23. Ed Rush – Defect (No U-Turn)
24. Ed Rush & Nico – Proton (No U-Turn)
25. Trace & Nico – Area 51 (Volume)
26. Genotype – Extra-Terrestrial (Dom & Roland Remix) (Renegade Hardware)
27. Dom & Roland – Thunder (Moving Shadow)
28. DJ Trace – Sonar (Ed Rush & Optical VIP) (DSCI4)
29. Bad Company & Trace – Flashback (Tumpa) (Bad Company)
30. Fortran – The End Part II (31 Records)

Great selection if I was to point out one heinous ommission it would be - 

Fellow traveler wise I mourn the absence of "Shadow Boxing" and "Metropolis"

Sunday, February 7, 2016