Thursday, 1 October 2009

Hardkiss - The Unreleased Project

Picked this up because of the Hardkiss name, and the fact that it was going cheap. It was only when I got it home (you weren't allowed to listen to the cheap ones in advance, that was the deal) that I found out the A-side is an unofficial mix/reworking of Don't Fight It, Feel It by Primal Scream. Result!

The A-side's got an extra really weird bass kick drum that comes in every 8 beats for some reason - it's all a bit mental. Lots of cut up samples of Denise Johnston's vocal with a great police siren and some strings coming in over it. Just before the 4 minute mark there's a breakdown to the strings and the weird bass drum then a nice breakbeat comes in. The Denise vocal comes back in at about 7 minutes for some more of those vocals. Oh look, here comes the siren again. A great wee bonus for all the Primal Scream fans...

The other two tracks? Both kinda dubby affairs. The first one's got a bassline that I totally recognise but can't place it. The second one starts off with the strangest drum pattern ever, then goes all wah-wah guitar over a slow breakbeat with some backwards noises yet manages not to sound like the Stone Roses. These two tracks may be takes on other well-known tracks as per the A-side (hence 'Unreleased'?) but I'm stumped.

Any help on these two tracks would be appreciated, I bet they're both really well known as well...



Hardkiss - The Unreleased Project
A - All F***ed Up
B1 - Round The Horses
B2 - Yes Yes Y'all

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4 comments:

Moggieboy said...

Wow - cheers for the info B Dee...

Anonymous said...

Still Fighting by the sabres was a rejected remix of don't fight it feel it.

Ctelblog said...

Thanks for this

Moggieboy said...

Still Fighting? That was my old Soulseek login back in the day. It's on the Sabresonic album. I've got it somewhere but not feeling too clever just now.