Ilsa Gold3

Label:Mainframe (2) – mainframe 010
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Hardcore, Gabber


A14 Blond Nuns5:31
A24 Blond Nons (Chicago Rmx)5:23
B1Silke II - Süchtig5:54
B2Süchtig (E-De-Cologne Rmx)

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A1 samples "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes.
A2 titled as "4 Blond Nons (Chicago Rmx)" is a deliberate play on words due to the sample used on A1.
A2 samples:
Rotzooi – Poep Op Je Buik
Robert Armani - Ambulance
Ni-Cad - Brainwash (Rotterdam OTT Remix)
Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing
Euromasters - Alles Naar De Klote
King Dale - Utter
Dream Your Dream ‎– Soushkin
Ramirez & Pizarro ‎– ¡Hablando!
Riot Squad - Nonshlen Tustokken (Ode To Vortex)
Euromasters - Amsterdam, Waar Lech Dat Daan?
Euromasters ‎- Noiken In Die Koiken
Speedy J ‎– Pullover
Leathernecks - At War (Remix)
B-side samples "Süchtig" by Peter Cornelius and "Fang das Licht" by Karel Gott.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MF 010/94 A   SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MF 010/94 B   SST

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  • goemon's avatar
    Edited 10 months ago
    Here is a translation of the bits spoken by Ilsa Gold in track B1. Silke II - Süchtig, in case anyone ever wondered what they are saying:

    From 3:17:
    Silke, do you remember, then, when we shared our first E and we swore to each other to only take it at really good parties, and then, as there were more and more really good parties, and I said to you: "Come on, give it a rest, Silke, don't take so much E!", but you of course wouldn't listen to me and became like all the other brats. But, Silke, it's not too late yet. Silke, there is still a chance.

    From 5:20:
    Don't be addicted, that's really not good, doing drugs really takes no courage. Listen well, the next rhyme is important, Ilsa Gold say: "Don't be addicted!"
    • musik-buedche's avatar
      Anyone has a list of all the tracks reworked in "4 Blond Nons"?
      I really love the track but i'm not sure if I have all the originals.
      • traffic_cone's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        When I was first discovering early hardcore, I had been a little too young for it when it was new, so much of the discovery was in the early 2000s, from bargain bins and second hand shops. But some of it was also from friends who had broadband, who would let me search wildly on Napster and burn CDRs of anything possibly relevant. (Look I was young and naive OK - and it did lead me to proper hardcore!) Much of this included tracks from old Thunderdome CDs, which you really couldn't get in the UK at all.

        I only had the vaguest idea of artists and labels and so on, so it was usually a mixed bag...but of those early tracks, probably the one that made the strongest impression was 4 Blond Nons (Chicago mix) off this EP. It starts with a slow, pulsing analogue sound, joined by a screetchy synth noise, joined by a kickdrum, which gradually increases in pace until reaching an intense crescendo of swirling analogue noises and speedcore kicks...a bit like Moby's tune "Thousand", as reimagined by someone locked in a basement on way too much acid.

        This then suddenly cuts to presumably Ilsa Gold announcing in a weird Austrian-pretending-to-be-American accent, "stop with this fucking hardcore and give me some Chicago house". Then an almost funky bassline appears and the track switches into a more typical oldskool gabber tune, but one that barely stays the same for more than a few bars, dropping a variety of samples (that I'd later realise were from earlier hardcore tunes), mostly in languages I don't speak...before switching back to the analogue madness from the intro, but at a steady 190-ish pace, with more of the crazy samples.

        At the time, it was easily the most insane thing I had ever heard. And even now, jaded as I am from many years of listening to hardcore, it still represents the free-wheeling madness of early hardcore, from a golden era when the rules hadn't been established and artists didn't care about sub-genres or even making tunes that were easy to mix. Still one of the maddest and most exciting hardcore tracks ever made.
        • vali_nmeclick's avatar
          I have this as promo on whitelabel with a big sticker on the papersleeve
          • echo-echo's avatar
            Edited 2 years ago
            I didn't realise back then in the nineties that they made a satire about the rave scene. But what I did noticed is that they made weird and humoristic music. I guess most people took this for granted and listened to Ilsa Gold as if they were any other techno/rave act. Anyhow ''Up'' is still one of my all-time favourite early-rave tracks!


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