Good’ol Gem of the Darkside nation : 1

Hi darksider !

i haven’t post for some days cause i’ve quited my flat to a new one. you know the deal : no internet, lots of carton box everywhere, really tired now. but enough talking about me let’s talk about music 🙂

I’ve seen a lots of new people interested by darkstep because of crossbreed. that what lead me to introduce industrial hardcore into this blog (for more info about this check my post about The Darkside Nation) but there have been some rant about the evolution of darkstep. I’ve think quite a bit about this and i think some people really made a point. lot’s of people are missing the point of Crossbreed i think. In my first post about crossbreed (called brokencore at that time because of the lack of a real name) I talk about a wrong turn where people would make crossbreed mix.

Crossbreed is not a substyle of hardcore for me. It could be much much more. It’s all about hybridization of different part of music. Crossbreed could  be about industrial distorsion, dark melancholic melodies, dissonnant sound design, complex broken rythm. It could hybridize part of drum’n’bass, and hardcore but to work it need to be much more than the sum of it part. Crossbreed is also not only a style of production but also a way to make mix of music. A Crossbreed mix is based of a blend of different ambiance and texture. If you mix only crossbreed tracks with crossbreed tracks where is the hybridization ? If on the other hand you mix a roller with a hardcore track than a crossbreed then a military rolling snare thingy it’s a lot more creative.

My point is not to tell you what you should do. you should do what is good for you of course. But when i see people putting Mainstream Hardcore track into underground mix,, when i see mainstream hardcore artist jumping into the band wagon of Crossbreed, when i see mix made of nearly the same track for one hour, I just see a big risk of the whole scene selling out and becoming boring, generic and dull.

I can’t change that if that is what people want but i can do my own part to avoid this. That is why i will now from time to time have a series of post called Good Ol Gem of the Darkside Nation. I will try to dig for you some of the gem of our scene to try to showcase you what have been tryed in the scene (what work  for me of course).

My little contribution to a scene that change my life. By knowing our past hopefully we can keep to move forward

So enough talking now some music :

Dj Hidden – The untouched

Label Smackdown Record 001

Release Year 2009

Why i like this track : everything is perfect in this track. Probably one of the best track of Dj Hidden. Start with a creepy intro. Lot’s of ambiance. Cool edit on the vocal. that introduce a dark stringy kind off lead. Industrial kick and lot’s of break mangled so well together. It just flow and give you the urge to dance. The break is really complex with lot’s of different melodic sound. The melodies actually evolve and grow continually. It’s not dj tool it’s just pure music.

Intense, dark, creative, complex and heavy.  What i like with Dj Hidden music is just that  : it’s music.

Musical ideas are not just there : they grow all along the track. Lot’s of underground music thing being underground is all about distorsion or violence but for me that is non sense. Being underground is avoiding stupid hook music without being boring. And if you have studied a bit music, the only actual solution is to develop your musical ideas.

The Dj Producer – Damage by Dj

Label Deathchant 08

Release Year  1997

This track is a gem for me. It’s not as complex as the previous one but with the limited power of creative tools of that time it’s still very fresh. This is good fun music but still intricate and musicaly engaging. in the days of crossbreed  of drum’n’bass and hardcore people got to remember that crossbreed could be much more that alternate and distorted kick between a snare. This track is really funky but still hardcore as fuck. a great classic for me

The Teknoist interview at Nekrolog1k

1. Who are your biggest music influences?

Miike: right now… Dolphin, Amon Tobin, Scheme Boy, the dj Producer, Broken Note, Hecq… the list could go on and on and on.

2. In which country did you have your best & worst experience playing?

Miike: Best, Belgium all the way baby…. Worst, Kiev… im sure not all organisations there are like that but the guys that booked myself, Cardo’, Duran x3 & i:gor a few years back are fucking horrible bags of shit.

3. If you could stage a rave anywhere, where would you choose?

Miike: Id love to currate a stage at Dour… in fact just play Dour, there or currate a stage at Burning Man in the USA.

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Nekrolog1k Podcast 10 : The Teknoist

TRACKLIST:

THE TEKNOIST & SCHEME BOY – NO KNOWN CURE (ABUSED RECORDINGS)

THE TEKNOIST & KITECH – COMBO KILLERS (SAMURAI BRYLKREEM)

SQUAREPUSHER – DARK STEERING (WARP)

EWUN – SCREW UP (LIFTED)

DR BASTARDO – THE CRIMSON MASK (NiiNJA COLUMBO)

LOWROLLER – MIXBREED SOLDIER VIP (NEKROLOGIK)

PROLIX – WHO RUN IT (TRENDKILL)

THE TEKNOIST – CODEINE COMPENDIUM (NEKROLOGIK)

THE TEKNOIST – THE BEAST (SUSTAINED)

THE TEKNOIST & DOLPHIN – SOULLESS KILLING MACHINE *THE TEKNOIST’S DAGGER ELBOW RE-CHOP* (SAMURAI BRYLKREEM)

BALKANSKY & LUKE STEPWALKER – TORNADO *THE TEKNOIST’S LIKE A TORNADO MADE OF ZOMBIES REMIX* (NiiNJA COLUMBO)

THE TEKNOIST – CEPHALOPOD CARNAGE (NiiNJA COLUMBO)

BJORK – MUTUAL CORE *THE TEKNOIST & SCHEME BOY’S MUTILATED CORE BUTCHERY* (NiiNJA COLUMBO)

DETEST – RISE UP (AGNOSTIK)

THE TEKNOIST & JOHNTY WARRIOR – CHOP YOUR CHIN (NiiNJA COLUMBO)

HELLFISH – THE REPROBATE (DEATHCHANT)

HELLFISH & PRODUCER – THEME FROM FUCK DADDY *PRODUCERS DADDY* (DEATHCHANT)

CUT CHEMIST – MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER (WARNER)

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FRAGZ! -The Zeder Show Promo Mix

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War Is Inevitable – Drums Of War II

 

The drums of war are beating again! Nearly an hour filled with high quality dark and nasty drums!

Tracklist
01. Evol Intent – Era Of Diversion (Gein & Black6 Remix)
02. Counterstrike & Nymfo – Midway
03. Rregula – Reef Teeth
04. Kantyze – Dusk Empire (feat. Zeal & Litta)
05. Noisia – Thursday (Black Sun Empire Remix)
06. Eye-D & DJ Hidden – Instinct
07. Katharsys – No End For The Darkness
08. Limewax & Cooh – Gab5
09. Switch Technique – The Storyteller
10. DJ Hidden – Breath In Breath Out
11. Current Value – Grin
12. Katharsys – Walkin Device
13. Zardonic – Nexus Polaris + Forbidden Society – War Ensemble (Intro)
14. Limewax – 047 Restored
15. Eye-D & DJ Hidden – Rain
16. Current Value – Warship
17. Katharsys – Reptiles
18. DJ Hidden – Dying Star
19. The Sect – No Mans Land (Current Value Remix)
20. The Outside Agency, Peter Kurten & Katharsys – Favorite Sin
21. Stefan ZMK – Drumfetish (175 BPM Version)
22. Forbidden Society & Deathmachine – Rude
23. Cooh – Pectus
24. Mystification – Computers (The DJ Producer’s System Crash Remix)
25. DJ Hidden – You’re Not Real

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C-Netik – HARDER & LOUDER PODCAST #16

Tracklist:

Freqax – Lies & Blood
Shmidoo – Mamoth
C-Netik & Erre – Common Dance
Forbidden Society & Deathmachine – Rude
Gancher & Ruin – The Mark
Counterfeit – Losers INC
Counterstrike – Power to Distor (I:Gor Remix)
Syrinx – Terror
King Kong Music – Shout
Katharsys & Forbidden Society – Wall of Death
Forbidden Society & Sei2ure – King of Pogo
Air J, Nagato & Circular D – Angels of God
Fragz – Pyromaniac
C-Netik – Judgment
>> Triamer – Krasnodar
State of Emergency – Vortex of Vengeance (Negative A & Counterfeit Remix)
Vextor – You Know
Lenny Dee – Fucking Hostile (The Outside Agency Remix)
Current Value – Warship
Tymon – Never Look Back
C-Netik – Bam Bam
Switch Technique – Original Faith
Current Value – Exposure
C-Netik & Memtrix – Vicious Circle
Freqax & Katharsys – Rapture
Catscan – Wake Of Liberty (C-Netik edit)
Stormtrooper – Spreading The Darkness

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DD13027 Mindwalker – Interlock

Artist Mindwalker

Label Dark Descent

Format Digital

Release date 09 July 2012

Tracklist

Defacing

Interlock

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