Shades Of Rhythm ‎– Homicide / Exorcist

ZTT ‎– ZANG 13T, ZTT ‎– 9031-73431-0
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A1 Homicide 4:25
A2 Homicide Remix 4:36
AA1 Exorcist 5:02
AA2 Homicidal 5:02

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Engineered and mixed at S.O.R. Studio 1.
Recorded at S.O.R. Studio 1.
Exorcist recorded at S.O.R. Studio 2.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9031-73431-0 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): ZANG 13 (T) A² MT D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side AA): ZANG 13 (T) AA² C

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZANG 13 TX S/O/R* Shades Of Remix - Homicide / Exorcist(12") ZTT ZANG 13 TX UK 1991 Sell This Version
ZANG-13 TX Shades Of Rhythm Homicide / The Exorcist (Remixes)(12", W/Lbl) ZTT ZANG-13 TX UK 1991 Sell This Version
SAM 745 Shades Of Rhythm Homicide / Exorcist(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) ZTT SAM 745 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ZANG 13CD, 9031-73431-2 Shades Of Rhythm Homicide / Exorcist(CD, Single) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 13CD, 9031-73431-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
ZANG 13 Shades Of Rhythm Homicide / Exorcist(7") ZTT ZANG 13 UK 1991 Sell This Version


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November 17, 2016
Notes from Nick Slater on Homicide:
"I already had the Funky Drummer break looped over the top of a 4x4 kick drum, I played in a Generic upright bass pattern and added a sampled guitar. Now all I needed was the filthy electronic sound. A lot of people asked what an earth did you use to create that sound, The Prodigy sampled the Homicide bleep in their huge hit ‘Out Of Space’, Nookie sampled it in the classic ‘Give a Little Love’ and more recently Kill Sonic from ‘Chase & Status’s label sampled it on the track ‘Where The River Runs Black’ but it all derives from a combination of 8 sounds merged together and transposed up on that shitty sound module. I started with the simplest of square waves, tweaking envelopes and twisting filters till I liked the sound , layered 2 more square waves and 1 more sine wave but it still wasn’t right, it was electronic but didnt have the squeak it needed. Eventually after hours or tweaking, the secret ingredient wasn’t some cool filter or pitch envelope editing, it was a trumpet, a trombone and a saxophone all pitched up about +36 and +48 semitones. The name came from a cap my Uncle gave me, he worked on some homicide cases in Philadelphia.
To be honest I wasn’t mad into the track when I first wrote it but as was usual back then we used to play our demo’s to each other and if someone liked it we would test it out in a DJ set. We played it out and knew it should be on the album we were planning. It went on the Frequency album which we pressed ourselves and the next thing we know DJs started playing it on pirate stations and at illegal raves. Eventually it was released on ZTT, I remember a well known DJs reaction to it, ‘made for morons by morons’. Last year I was in a hotel in Glasgow and that DJ shared an elevator with us to go up to his room, floor 1, floor 2,,, should I say something,, floor 3, floor 4 , I should really say something,,, ding, he got out…. nah, let bygones be bygones, not everybody understood the music back then. Raving back then was all about like minded people that you had never met before all coming together for a fraction of a time but then having that connection for life. Things will never be the same again, and people who didnt connect with it don’t know any different…. Going out to all the people who do know the score. You will always remember those very special times. "


April 4, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
exorcist the darkest and most minimal early hardcore track. not dated at all