The Horrorist - Take This Step EP
Dark legend The Horrorist returns with more EBM infused with the hardcore spirit.
The Original Mix is an exercise in paranoia and tension where the synths constantly sound as if they’re going to go higher again, and they usually do. The Mark Hawkins Mix is full of distorted 909 kick patterns with backwards kick fills and stuttery patterns - which is the sort of thing I love. The Pet Duo deliver a bruising and fast reverb kicked mix with lots of stutter fills and tapestop type fills. Brain Burger’s remix starts very subtly but explodes into the sky once the main breakdown/build comes in. Gabba legend (and the man also responsible for the classic ‘Just As Long As I Got You’ with Frankie Bones) Lenny Dee delivers what could be described as Gabba Hop, where the usual 808 in the slow beat is replaced by a massive distorted 909. The looping of the synth lead gives a real siren type sound to the track, and stutter inputs of the vocal samples give it that classic old skool sampler feel - fucking great.
Heavy and dark sounds from start to finish. Brilliance.
‘You must confess we are the best. We know war! War for sure. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. You must undress. Dress like the rest. Wear the uniform. It is the message! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! You must scream. Big as it is! Your one of the troop. Man in a group! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! You must oppress. Hit like you hit! Hit like a truck. Hit so you’re seen. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! Hit like bull. Hit like steel. Hit like a shank. Hit like a sword. Hit like a gun. Hit like a storm. Hit like fire. Hit like doom. Hit like death! Hit like death! Hit like death! Hit like death! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step.‘
1. Take This Step - The Horrorist
2. Take This Step (Mark Hawkins remix) - The Horrorist
3. Take This Step (Pet Duo remix) - The Horrorist
4. Take This Step (Brian Burger remix) - The Horrorist
5. Take This Step (Lenny Dee remix) - The Horrorist
Available now on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Beatport
Raytrace Mixtape - Belgian New Beat And Hardcore Mix
A mix of Belgian New Beat and the later Belgian Hardcore sound which came from it, made in Live.
On each channel in Live;
UAD Cambridge (for LCF and HCF (Butterworth 2))
JB Red Phatt Pro Compressor (set to ‘Clean’)
UAD Realverb-Pro (set to ‘Big Hall’)
On Master track in Live:
TC Powercore X3 (set to default with .3db input boost, and slight boost of bottom/bass band)
Some parts have an extra kick put in, they are Goldbaby909 ‘Tape-Sat’ kicks
WARNING: Some explicit vocal samples and stuff…
Download available here:
A short preview of my remix for Fat Bastian of his track ‘WTFMF’ which is to be released very soon on Black Leather Recordings.
My remix of The Horrorist’s track ‘I Stand With You’ off his album Joyless Pleasure - remix album coming out soon on Things To Come Records:
When I set up my Belgian New Beat group on Soundcloud 2 years ago, I seriously never thought there would be any ‘new’ New Beat tracks sent to it, and mainly I was just putting my New Beat mix up there hoping that people would upload old New Beat mixtapes etc. (which has happened a lot and that is great).
Right now there are 12 actual new tracks or remixes of New Beat classics in the group and 9 great New Beat mixes, including classic Boccaccio recordings - this is just to say thank you to everyone that has contributed to the group.
The last snippet I’ll upload before I get this thing finished :D
I’ve started to bring the vocals in.
(Very) early snippet of remix which I am doing for The Horrorist of ‘I Stand With You’ from his new album ‘Joyless Pleasure’ - the original is here: