Dillinja ‎– Fluid / Hard Noize

Test Recordings ‎– Test. 2
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Fluid 5:45
AA Hard Noize 6:27

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℗ + © TEST 1998.

Track titles switched on label. Side A is actually Hard Noize as confirmed on Dillinja’s “My Sound” compilation. Side AA is actually Fluid.

Made in England.

Comes in plain black sleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): TEST 002 A-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout, stamped): TEST 002 AA-1-1-1

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TEST 002 Dillinja Fluid / Hard Noize(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Test Recordings TEST 002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Test. 2 Dillinja Test 2(12", MP) Test Recordings Test. 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Test. 2 Dillinja Fluid / Hard Noize(12", RE) Test Recordings Test. 2 UK 2006 Sell This Version


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June 9, 2018

Nasty tune! Dam Im blessed to have this complete roof breaker


December 18, 2016

Both tracks are monstrous bass weapons and essential tracks to destroy a dance floor. 'Hard Noize' features unrelenting waves of distorted heavy bass, hard chopped Amen edits and spooky atmospheric vibes.

'Fluid' has a nice build up and takes its time to get you reeled in before dropping some amazing bass. The track has bags of soul, crunching tight heavy breaks and a sick bouncing rolling vibe. Killer!!!


April 7, 2015
edited 4 months ago
The spoken sample at the start of Hard Noize is from The Twilight Zone episode Eye of the Beholder. "Is it night already?" "It's nine thirty."


July 14, 2014
I think I've identified the sample for the intro to "fluid". I could be wrong, but the scene in the film Brain Damage, when Brain's room is filling up with blue liquid is eerily similar to the into keys


April 11, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
I just watched an episode of the original Twilight Zone called "Eye Of The Beholder" and the music from that episode is the spooky sample that is used in the intro and later on in the track. The credits of the episode give the composer as the renowned (and excellent!) Bernard Herrmann, which is interesting to know.

I always thought that tune was "Fluid" as well, cheers for the clarification xnationdnb.

Edit: Oops, that was meant to be a reply to crugga_records "sample which nobody can actually ID" comment, not a separate post...oh well.


September 24, 2007

This tune is renowned for people getting the wrong track name for each side.

The side with the spooky intro is "Hard Noize" whilst the flip is "Fluid" - the labels were wrong, and when the track was later licensed to mix cd's and included in dj's tracklistings they also used the wrong track name. When later included on Dillinjas own 'greatest hits' CD "My Sound" the track was given it's correct title. It was also on Dillinjas myspace page named "Hard Noize". The vocal just before the drop was also discovered to be "Switch the shit around", after my curiosity got the better of me and I went and asked Dillinja himself at an event he was DJ'ing at.


June 2, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
This fits in that elite section at the top of the genre, up there with The Nine, Titan & Alien girl as essential classics. Fluid starts with a wierd delayed drone lasting only a few bars then stops and theres a wierd sample which nobody can actually id, to me it sounds like "twisted fury", then all hell lets lose, distorted twisted bass and distorted breaks with an amen switch up every 8 bars, the flip is more of a roller but still has some very chucky breaks and heavy bass, more based on the musical side of things. An absolutely cracking 12".