Monday, 18 November 2013

Loxy & Dylan - Death March

Loxy & Dylan - Death March (Renegade Hardware, 2001)

Dylan has a history of reinterpreting classics with unofficial remixes of Joey Beltram's 'Energy Flash', Moby's 'Go!' and Second Phase's 'Mentasm' (as 'Spasm'). While this one from the Nightmare EP with Loxy isn't a remix of Jumping Jack Frost's 'Pornography' it takes inspiration from that tune with its pitchshifted use of the "Feel/Fill me" vocal from Loleatta Holloway's 'Love Sensation'.

It opens with bongos accompanied by atmospherics from the depths of hell before drums using the Assembly Line and Sesame Street breaks come in. Like the vocal the drums get pitchshifted up and down, alternating bar by bar, while the drop brings in a pounding bassline. The Holloway vocal is regularly repeated and is later joined by a familiar "Dubplate" vocal. This tune's all about the frantic second half though when warped mentasm stabs arrive as it attempts to live up to its doom-laden title.

'Death March' is available to download directly from Renegade Hardware. Check the track out in this set from Loxy & Ink recorded in October 2000:

Loxy & Ink @ 60 Hz - Est FM 10.28.2000. by Bladerunnaz on Mixcloud

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