“It’s a rare and dangerous sensation to cup an atomic bomb in your hands.” - Terry Matthew
Originally released on vinyl only, these three tracks were B-sides of singles that appeared on the 1995 classic Hardkiss double album Delusions of Grandeur. If Delusions… was the bomb, then these three moody remixes are some radioactive fallout from that initial blast of electronic dance music creativity.
“Raincry” by God Within was Scott Hardkiss’ breakthrough single. It began with a tribal chant sample in a small garage in Twin Peaks, San Francisco. Within the year, that chant was being dropped by DJs all around the world. This mix has a slower burn than the A-side, but all the epic emotion and drama.
“3 Moods in a Gurple Pardon” is Robbie Hardkiss’ remix of Gavin Hardkiss’ first single as Hawke. Here, the unique tech / break / house meditation “3 Nudes in a Purple Garden” gets funked up with latin percussion and a stomping bass line added to the ethereal melodies of the original.
“Steal From The Rich” is also a Robbie remix. This one is a slowed down, funked up reworking of God Within’s “The Phoenix.” Recorded in Nottingham at DIY Studios, this DC Go-Go inspired mix is quite the departure from the big, banging mixes on the original single by Rabbit in the Moon and Scott Hardkiss.
Tommie Sunshine (Brooklyn Fire / Ultra) – “This is the definitive sound of SF 90's Rave. Very happy to have these on hand!”
Chris Fortier (Fade) – “Can’t miss classics….”
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West) – “Sounding as ace as ever!”
Vanilla Ace - “Nice one!”
Duserock (Sleeper Cell / EMDM) – “You can't go wrong here.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) – “Raincry is one of my all-time favourites and this version does not disappoint.”
Christian Martin (Dirtybird) – “Stone cold classic.”
Pepe Link (Pacha Mallorca) – “Raincry is awesome, love it!”
Liquid Todd (Sirius XM Radio / BPM) – “Hawke rules!”
Leigh Morgan (Urban Torque Transmissions Syndicated Radio Show) – “Raincry still sounds perfect after all this time.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle radio show) – “These are fantastic. There is little that hasn't been said in praise of the Hardkiss sound - utterly unique and timeless is what it means to me and these carry on their story beautifully. 10/10”