Boomkat Product Review:
Classic, minimalist hardcore techno for megadomes, backed with new remixes by the artist plus Perc, Ghost in the Machine, and Sissel Wincent with Peder Mannerfelt
A true evergreen, sprouted from the seeds of Wax’s Belgian banger ‘Bass Drum & Hi-Hats’, this slightly later 1993 version by Frankfurt’s Marc Acardipane was first released under his Pill Driver alias on Cold Rush Records - a subdivision of PCP - and has since become a stone cold staple of European industrial techno.
Where the original notably features nowt more than a modulated kick drum and hangar-sized reverbs, Acardipane’s own remix reengineers the track with added percussion and signature dive-bombing synthline forged in hell to face-eatign effect. However, Perc keeps truer to the original with an added, shivering backbone of hi-hats and recursive edits, while Ghost in the Machine gets busy with the modulated kicks, and it’s left to Sissel & Peder to fuck with the formula on a loosey goosey, offbeat hardcore trample peppered with vox and sick, haywire synths.