Gab.Gato vs XBeat* ‎– No Light Or Shadow EP

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The Villains Inc ‎– ATVS002, The Villains Inc ‎– 002
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A1 Gab.Gato vs XBeat* No Light Or Shadow (Electro Mix) 3:21
A2 Gab.Gato vs Xbeat* No Light Or Shadow
Vocals – Gab.Gato
4:50
Comic Side
B1 Gab.Gato vs XBeat* SubTerrania 3:26
B2 XBeat* Autobody 3:06
B3 Gab.Gato The Villains Inc. 3:33

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Limited edition of 300 copies.

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mossadon

mossadon

October 15, 2009
The Villains Inc have opened another doorway from the depths of their mysterious dimension into our unsuspecting world!
Their second release sees the hard working beat manipulator Gab Gato collaborating with the creative force known as Xbeat. Together they have concocted a superb 12” of stark, brooding electro that’s not for the faint hearted and some true school ethereal techno.

A1 – Gab Gato vs Xbeat. “No Light or Shadow” Electro mix.
From the first kick and the sub bass hum, you know this isn’t gona be lightweight!
The pure electro beat kicks in with clear frequencies and intent, to drive you on to the dark, strobe lit dancefloor.
Not sure yet? Breakdown and a totally SICK 303 synth insists you move. A low, brooding voice then intones “Feel the rhythm, no light or shadow here. Feel the rhythm, a body possessed” and the vocal part now inspires you along with some very spooky hi synth melodies of human sounding voices. DEEP!
This is head down, foot stompin, ass shakin, spirit slappin gear. You may need to call an exorcist!

A2 – Gab Gato vs Xbeat. “No Light or Shadow” Techno mix.
Coming from a totally different angle, like something delivered via a time machine from early 90’s Detroit! This is pure techno.
Starting with a nice 4 / 4 beat and a mid tone 303 wibble and beautiful chord pads, this mix evokes deep memories that muscles immediately start to twitch on. The eponymous late 80’s ,early 90’s rounded, almost humming bassline of old makes your backbone slip. The vox on this version is lighter in tone and pitch but the depth is still there, not spooky but serious in its intent. Claps then lift you a little higher but still there’s slight darkness up here. Melding classic sounds together in a recognisable yet not tired and over done mixdown, lovers of real techno will embrace this like a long lost track they always wanted but never had.

B1 - Gab Gato vs Xbeat. “Subterrania”.
With an funky electro beat kickin straight in with distorted, low level vocoder and open synth notes rising and falling, Subterrania lands with something to move to in a no nonsense, shake yo ass kinda way. A simple, uncomplicated bassline carries you away on a sweat inducing electrobotic dancefloor boogie. Complete with slightly edgy hi tones that don’t over ride, just hint at more serious vibes, Subterrania delivers that unmistakable modern, stripped down electro groove.

B2 - Xbeat “Autobody”.
Bashin buttons and flippin faders, Xbeat flies solo here and illustrates his skills of powerful, deep n sexy electroness! Fat, insistent bassline and wonderful chord pads combine with strange extra terrestrial bird calls and strings to create a monster groove. Brilliantly uncomplicated and oozing dirty thoughts on the dancefloor, nasty ideas abound…if only you could get your hands on that hot, luscious Autobody.


B3 Gab Gato “The Villains Inc”.
Time for the master of The Villains to take control on the last track.
Gab Gato here combines pure Electro beats with rather more techno sounding synths.
Speak & Spell vocoderism spells out the name of the crew while fat beats and a great sub bass kick cause smooth body movement. Light technoid chords drift around in the distance leaving most of the space for the beat and a wicked machine noise.
Brought to you with brilliant production values that lay waste to a lot of paper thin electro wanabe’s. There’s no mistaking the quality of these boys audio experiments.
They’re on a mission and they have YOU in their sights!!!