Saturday, 2 November 2013

Hyper On Experience - Lords Of The Null-Lines (Foul Play Remix)

Hyper On Experience - Lords Of The Null-Lines (Foul Play Remix) (Moving Shadow, 1993)

The small town of Beccles in Suffolk may seem an odd place to be an epicentre of drum and bass but it from here that Alex Banks, Danny Demierre, Jay Hurren and Andrew Riches all hailed. The four friends were regular ravers who started DJing and producing in the early nineties. Banks and Demierre were together known as Hyper On Experience and got signed to Moving Shadow where they released tracks such as 'Assention (To The 9th Level)' that were sample packed and full of energy. Hurren and Riches followed them to Rob Playford's label as JMJ & Richie before Hurren and Banks formed EZ Rollers and Demierre became better known as Flytronix.

The original of 'Lords Of The Null-Lines' was released on Deaf In The Family (A Sad Title For An Otherwise Splendid EP) but became a much better known tune in the hands of remixers extraordinaire Foul Play. The trio overhauled the track and turned out a much darker, stripped down interpretation which opens with hits of deep bass along with a bleeping riff and the break from the original. To this they add the much used Simon Harris created break from MC Duke's 'I'm Riffin' (or to be more precise, the 'Smokin Beats' mix) and the brilliant "Fucking voodoo magic man" line from this scene in Predator 2. It really gets going though from around a minute a half in when a bassline and spine tingling, mind bending synth riff are introduced. The "Huh!"s that appear throughout are taken from Jellybean's 'The Mexican', a electro cover version of Babe Ruth's much sampled Ennio Morricone referencing tune that features vocals from original singer Jenny Haan. An all-time classic remix which was so popular a second Foul Play mix featuring Randall was released the following year.

The digital is available to purchase from Beatport. John Morrow of Foul Play now goes by the name Skeleton Army and the remix is included in this Foul Play Mini Mix he put together earlier this year:

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