[GTCM013] Obsession

by Raudive

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Get The Curse Music 013 features Oliver Ho aka Raudive, one half of duo The Eyes In The Heat. Widely acclaimed for his vicious minimal techno grooves, Raudive’s been on an machine funk bend and crafted two tracks which are as robust as they are potent. True to the GTCM philosophy, distinctions between vintage and modern, old school and new school, mind melting and bodily stimulation are brilliantly blurred. Neither house, techno, EBM or synth punk, these tracks move in their own circles. The same can be said for both remixes, miles away from the tired templates used and abused by most producers. Fuck genres, let’s dance.

This here’s an exercise in stripped down funk looping and Raudive nails it remarkably. Slapped bass, gated snares, vintage percussion, the odd guitar chord, short vocal samples, oozing synth leads and a rickety bassline make for a cunningly groovy track. This no frills, throbbing track will get dancefloors in a frenzy from bar one. Free your ass and your mind will follow, as George Clinton so eloquently put it.

A2. ROMANTIC ROBOT - In this track the rhythm section is structured by a groovy bassline and straightforward drum programming including a vintage cowbell and hypnotic shakers. These let the catchy syncopated vowels and droning vintage leads reach mesmerizing heights through twisted melodies. True to its name, this number combines a clinical, mechanical groove with an emotional vibe.

B1. ROMANTIC ROBOTIC XENOGEARS a.k.a. THE ANALOGUE COPS REMIX - Fans of Geeeman’s remix on our latest EP will be pleased, because we’re bringing you another stripped down, jackin’ as hell, nervous as fuck remix that is reminiscent of classic beatdowns from the 90’s. Xenogears, of Analogue Cops fame focuses on a short loop of the mind boggling kind, robust drum programming and analogue synth melodies. This reduced palette nonetheless provokes brilliant results. Neither hard house or acid techno this powder keg of a track is more than ready to make dancefloors explode.

ROMANTIC ROBOTIC ALIXANDER III REMIX - The Canadian producer (also one half of Azari & III) elaborates on the sound that made his Schlamm EP on GTCM one of the standouts of 2011. Starting with a dystopi- an B-boy rave vibe and a skippy kick drum in both intro and outro that gives way to a fatter kick midway, this is a layered track where heavily treated vocal samples, narcotic leads and nefarious stabs in a constant state of modulation let the ghost out of the machine to haunt the dancefloor.


released February 11, 2013



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