Future Prophecies ‎– Nightmare Walking

Label:
Subtitles ‎– Subtitles 015
Format:
Vinyl, 12"
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist

A Nightmare Walking 7:22
B Hybrid 7:55

Companies, etc.

Credits

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 8 Reviews

Add Review

BlueMoonWax

BlueMoonWax

March 25, 2016
Took me years to ID this. Complete devastator! 1st heard it on a Fluid tape @ One Nation Valentine's '02 I believe, although have tried to find that set since and failed.. Seem to remember Fearless saying along the lines of he'd never worked with, or basically heard of, Fluid before then he dropped this and Fearless was well impressed
EvilRoger

EvilRoger

July 12, 2014

Both side are typical Teebee style of that time. That's why they were signed on Subtitles - good skills to copy a label-boss sound.
conzzor

conzzor

July 18, 2013
edited over 3 years ago

Nightmare Walking isn't the one for me, and a couple others have mentioned it so I'll leave it out of this review. Let's talk about Hybrid...

"Hybrid" is a Future Prophecies track that went under the radar somewhat in my opinion, not even to be found on Youtube until now. Released in 2001, and in Subtitles' heyday, this is the B side to "Nightmare Walking" which is featured on DJ Hype's Fabriclive CD. Each part of this track builds up ever so subtly, creating a mood I've heard in no other drum & bass music. You're hit with deep kicks from the start, and macabre synths setting the level throughout. Eerie vocals filter through the drums as the pace steps up, before the track peaks around 3 minutes through. Future Prophesies' textbook flute samples make the track complete, soothing you down with the drumfunk. This is the Subtitles sound, perfect uplifting music from start to finish. Simple as that.

It's tunes like this that really make you question the heavier side of drum & bass these days I think - this is an outstanding composition of so many elements, all infused to form a flawless atmospheric stepper unlike anything you'd hear today. Standard techstep tracks count for nothing when all is said and done, but there's deeper grooves on this record, a masterclass that some of the newschool dancefloor heads should learn from. Hats off Future Prophecies, this is one of the best tunes in my collection and one that'll remain in the bag indefinitely.
olskee

olskee

March 22, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
An underrated release from the Future Prophecies camp. "Nightmare Walking" has a great intro with a dark soundscape that just builds until the drop comes in. I could imagine a horror movie with a chase scene while this tune plays. Later on this tune gets remixed as "Electronic Funk" which is an even more aggressive and darker dnb tune. "Hybrid" is appropriately titled, for it blends in styles of dnb,hip hop,and jazz with dark tones into one tune. The pace and construction of this tune is really nice, because they build and build until all styles blend in perfectly together. Nicely done.
milo

milo

November 9, 2001
edited over 15 years ago
This is deep and devastating stuff. Grooverider played it as his first track at Medicine Bar in Birmingham in October live on Radio One - got rewound twice! Off the hook hardcore madness. Killa tune!