Esoteric ‎– Dancing With The Devil

Club Craft ‎– OR100
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A Dancing With The Devil
Co-producer – David
AA Esoteric vs. Hybrid
Co-producer – Hybrid Systems


Etching side AA: Understood by a chosen few

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CLUB 100R A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): CLUB 100R AA-1

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CURLEY MUSIC 02 Curley Dancing With The Devil(12", RE) Curley Music CURLEY MUSIC 02 France 2010 Sell This Version
OR100 Esoteric Dancing With The Devil(12", Promo) Club Craft OR100 UK 1996 Sell This Version



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May 10, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
While “Dancing with the Devil” will certainly pound your head into oblivion, the Esoteric vs Hybrid track is my favorite here. Curley collaborates with Robbert Latumahina (of Mononom and Sensory Overload) on this track, so this is a meeting of some of the most powerful forces in tekno music—two supermassive black holes warping space and time with the combined power of their gravitational fields. The track starts with harsh droning ambience before a cycling, incredibly disorienting acidline enters the mix. Every part of the track seems to be looping at a different weird tempo, threatening to pull apart at any moment, and yet it’s all incredibly syncopated in the way that only Curley could achieve. The breakbeat in this track booms just as hard as classic electro or Miami bass without sacrificing the teknoid sensibility. Eerie high-pitched frequencies drift over the acidline like the screams of dying stars. Everything works itself into a deep groove before the track shifts gears into intensely tweaked, brain-melting 303 madness. This track must have emerged from some kind of tear in the fabric of our dimension.