Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Cement Tea - Oxymoron *Remixes [No Sleep Till Bedtime 024 Promo]

If there's one globe spanning, multi-national collaboration release out there that's been released digitally on September 11th, 2k22 it has to by this one - the "Oxymoron *Remixes" by Brazilian producer Cement Tea. Put out via the Australian label No Sleep Till Bedtime as their 024 the journey starts with Cement Tea's "Oxymoron *Original Version", a pretty much straightforward, no nonsense, straight-in-yer-fucking-face Gabber meets Crossbreed tool affair which is transformed into eerie, grinding and galopping Psycho Hardcore by the subsequent 'Hallucinate Remix' whereas 'The D3VI7's Gangster Remix' pairs dry Gabber x HardTechno drums and driving rave sounds with a kind of tongue-in-cheek attitude once to be found in long lost projects like Teschnozabel, Smash? or Os-Ram. Furthermore the 'Tyrant X Remix' introduces a spatial, reverberating take on Hardcore brutalism creeping up from cavernous underground vaults, the 'Hardtrax Techno Mix' reminisces of the so-called Schranz-era in German Techno whilst also paying homage to 90s HardTrance with its hyper-seductive melodic elements and overwhelming sawtooth bassline, the so-called 'Der Cherep Remix' chooses war, violence and hyperdoom in its well intriguing Slomo Gabber iteration before the final 'Bioxeed Remix' finally enters sci-fi territories with chrome cold bassdrums and wafting, outerworldly atmospheres which announce the presence of powerful beings actually at home at a higher plane of existence. Good stuff, this.


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