Crossfire ‎– Hideout / Swordfight

1210 Recordings ‎– 1210-006
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Hideout 6:48
AA Swordfight 6:22

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December 11, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Not the greatest release on 1210, both these tracks are exceptionally fast, and skirt dangerously close into the region of cheese. Kind of a shame when you take into account the sophistication that the first series of releases possess.
"Hideout" kicks off with a wild-western sounding synth playing an overly-familiar series of notes, building and building the beats up till we the first mini-drop, punctuated with a pitched-up vocal sample that would not sound out of place on a happy hardcore track: "What are you stupid? Don't miss!". Cue around 5-6 mins of constant hi-octane drums, and the same blocks of synthwork drifting in and out. If you like it manic then it's definately a tune for you.
"Swordfight" is in a similar vain, the same structure and ideas fight for your attention, and the tune sports a bassline that has been greatly inspired by the Knightrider theme.


February 5, 2004

Crossfire uses his patented clean and brutal rhythm assault combined with insistant synth lines to good effect, and the bass is spacious and addictive. Both of these tracks are great dancefloor drivers, tempered with urgency and drama.