spheres of fury. cont001-1

hecq & exillon
spheres of fury. mp3 album

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what is a good record? one that is a truthful statement of the creators artistic and creative expression? one that tells a story? or one that leaves a mark and an impression with the listener? 'spheres of fury' does all of that. an intercontinental collaboration between two exceptional artists and music innovators in the sphere of electronica and post-rave dance music. on one side of the ocean there is hymen records artist hecq (ben lukas boysen) from berlin, who, during his impressive career as a musician and sound designer, explored the vast fields of glitched-out beat collages and conceptual classical compositional works. on the other side there is exillon (jay fields) from san francisco, who went from dreamy and introverted electronica to a vibrant and sophisticated take on acid, without writing tunes, that can be only enjoyed by underground resistance hoodie-wearing engineers. both teamed up to create a piece of music, that stirred up quite a buzz and became one of the most sought-after dubplates of the last 18 months amongst listeners and djs. with it's video, that two of uk's leading video directors, tim brown and christopher hewitt, created for it and which not only aggregated more than 700.000 views within a short amount of time,but also was nominated as for the uk music video awards, 'spheres of fury' became already way ahead of its release one of the most successful underground tunes of the year 2010. the track itself is as multi-faceted as its origin and can be seen like a bridge within the different islands within the 'bass music' continuum of the last years: it takes the heaviness of a dubstep beat and combines it with the rolling amen-break action of jungle for its rhythmical basis, seasoning it with deep 808 kicks in the break-down. together with it's screaming synths 'spheres of fury' is a behemoth of a rave-anthem: captivating, impelling, catchy and ecstatic. the 'spheres of fury' ep also rounds up three other exceptional talents as remixers: duran duran duran, infamous for being the hardest raving us-expat with releases on labels like planet mu and cock rock disco boils the track down to it's full 4/4 functionality, the teknoist, a figure-head of uk-hardcore and exillon's label-mate on ad noiseam deconstructs and re-explores the tracks rhythmical foundation, while techdiff, a music tech-whiz, up- and coming producer and international insiders' tip from brighton, put's hecq's and exillon's work into a totally new context of something you can by all means call 'glitch-step'. 'spheres of fury' is also the starting point for a new label and creative network under hecq's involvement: contortion records. with its focus on the unusual, the challenging and the eclectic it is a genre-independent platform committed to both transcendency and evolvement as to the traditions of electronic music.


1 spheres of fury (original)
2 spheres of fury (duran duran duran balls of fury remix)
3 spheres of fury (the teknoist dreilide thrace redux)
4 spheres of fury (stochastic process remix by techdiff)