Dave Charlesworth ‎– The Energizer

Energizer ‎– DP 1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, White Label, Stamped


A Untitled 7:28
B Untitled 4:33


Track A samples:
Human Resource - Dominator
The Hypnotist - The House Is Mine
The Hypnotist - Hardcore U Know The Score
Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam - Made In Two Minutes
Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives
Smart Systems - The Tingler
Set Up System - Fairy Dust
Destroyer - Senses
After Dark - Assylum

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side): DP1 A-1 C
  • Matrix / Runout (B side): DP1 B-1 C

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September 29, 2017
Top Buzz Fantasia NYE 1991-92: side B of this 12 is played during that set. It's the highlight in a set full of highlights. And it's taken me until 2017 to ID the tune - Discogs works it's miracles again. 😀


May 18, 2013
Track A at 5:38 samples After Dark - Assylum, which is of course Dave Charlesworth also responsible for the mighty rave anthem of Sept 91...'Cardiac'. Track B takes its sound from Cybersonik's Technarchy and Backlash, no bad thing!


July 6, 2009
This is one of the hardest and meanest B sides ever produced during the formative years of 'rave' breakbeat. The track is full of dark intentions, with rolling breaks, beeps, and an unforgettable hoover sub-bass line, that howls and twists around the speakers. This was one of the seminal hardcore tunes, played extensively by the likes of Top Buzz and Dj SS, and is unique in being so dark, especially considering the 'piano' era of 1991.

Played loudly today, it has lost none of it's potency, and rivals anything that has been produced in the hardcore scene since. An absolute monster, classic track, which no true hardcore aficionado can do without. 10/10


August 26, 2004
edited over 5 years ago

This for me is the best of the 'Energizer' series. More techno electronic oriented than the rest which are more breakbeat / vocal sample / piano / jungle oriented with a higher BPM.

For old skool hardcore techno heads who liked their hardcore hard and where around in 1991; side A consists of a major mish-mash of tunes which were big in the hardcore rave circuit around that period. From The Hypnotist's - House Is Mine & Hardcore U Know The Score, to Human Resource's - Dominator, Smart System's - Tingler & Plastic Jam's - Made In 2 Minutes to Bizarre inc's - Playing With Knives to name a few.

Side B on the other hand is a stand alone breakbeat techno track with a serious, dark, buzzing synth sound similar to Cybersonik's "Technarchy", low frequency bassline, neurotic bleeps, harsh stabs and tough, rolling, amen style break - though not that break specifically. And to be perfectly honest, is the clear winner of the two sides for me.