Brisk ‎– Airhead / Thru' The Knite

Remix Records ‎– REC 009
Vinyl, 12"


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Track A samples:
Vocal from Criminal Element Orchestra - Put The Needle On The Record
Vocal from The Jason Load Experience ft Lyona - Mainline '90
Drum roll from Depth Charge - Shaolin Buddha Finger
Vocal from LL Cool J - It Gets No Ruffer

Track AA samples:
Vocal from Organized Konfusion - Fudge Pudge
Vocal from Sharada House Gang - Dancing Through The Night

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
REC 009 Brisk Airhead / Thru' The Knite(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Remix Records REC 009 UK 1995 Sell This Version
REC 09RM DJ Brisk* Airhead(2xFile, WAV, RM) Remix Records REC 09RM UK 2017



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November 7, 2009
edited over 4 years ago

Both sides are typical 95 fare in that they tread the line between the earlier old skool breakbeat hardcore and the emergence of the newer happy hardcore. From breakbeat under Kniteforce Records (although most of his releases - like "Airhead" - were through the sublabel Remix Records) to happy and UK under his own label collective Next Generation Records/Blatant Beats, Brisk has had some truly great releases across the full spectrum of the genre loosely defined as "hardcore". This is one of them.

"Airhead" is definitely the highlight here. A tasty, albeit typical, old skool break combined with happy hardcore kicks and that classic sample (which, admittedly, does sound a lot like "airhead") puts a smile on my face every time. Add to that a simple, catchy keyboard riff and an acid breakdown and you've got yourself a classic tune. "Airhead" later spawned a decent full-on happy hardcore remix (DJ Brisk* / Future Primitive - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 4) by Slipmatt under his SMD alias and a UK hardcore remix (DJ Brisk* / Luna-C & DJ Dair* - Airhead / Ready To Rumble (Remixes)) by Brisk & V.A.G.A.B.O.N.D. which I thought could've been much better.

"Thru' The Knite" is a good enough tune. Another solid old skool break but it's just not as memorable as "Airhead" and feels lacking in content by comparison. Still a worthy B side to a strong release overall.