The Ultraviolet Catastrophe ‎– The Trip (The Remixes)

Hardkiss ‎– HK 002
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Trip Harder (Original Mix)
Mixed By – The Ultraviolet Catastrophe
A2 Funk You Very Much
Percussion [Live Percussion & Vibes] – J.J. Freckles, Slim (13)Remix – Jon Williams
B1 Twisted Twinkle
Remix – Gavin Hardkiss, Jon Williams
B2 Down The Rabbit Hole
Remix – Jon Drukman

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January 16, 2020
On the electronic music mailing list IDM section there is a discussion back in 1993 about aliases where Jon Drukman admits that he is Slim (13) and J.J. Freckles is John Jules credited on "Funk you very much".
"j.j.freckles is of course jon jules williams (who has many freckles) and slim is me, cos i'm 5'9", 130 lbs. it was gavin hardkiss' idea, so i disclaim responsibility!"


March 17, 2019
edited about 1 year ago

I bought this record at Odyssey Imports in Vancouver Canada in 1995 or 1996. Phil Western, RIP, was the owner and sold it to me that day. I dont always remember a purchase in such vivid detail, but Hardkiss records changed my life, you see. Their records were on a different plane. If you listen to this record and others on this label, you can see how they seemed like they were from the future. 1993. Unreal.


April 1, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

"Trip Harder (Original Mix)" is exactly the same as the on the original 12" (The Trip) and the Twitch Six CD, but a 16-bar portion of the break near the end has been edited out. That's why it is shorter on this release. The part that is missing has a chopped-up pair of vocal samples in it.


July 11, 2010
I've got a test press of this. The sleeve is stamped with the catalog number and the date: April 29, 1992, the same day of the Rodney King riots.


May 6, 2009
Located somewhere in the top ten of the defining San Francisco / West Coast records. These are remixes from the Twitch released and prized original. Updated and twisted to Hardkiss specs with Jon Williams co-chairing for additional introspection and inclusion of the best mix of the batch in a bruiser of a beast called Funk You Very Much.
Devastating material and what the Magick Sounds release didn't, the Ultraviolet Catastrophe release did for Hardkiss label and the West coast.
It established a sound that was a raw, uncut, psychedelic, moody and head spinning deep funk and music that set itself out from, but played nicely with most anything else. A massively influential record, which found its response in traces of many of the acid breaks, big beat, progressive and tribal house, techno and trance records the world over in the years to follow.