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DJ Nosferatu*Enemy Of The State

Label:Gangsta Audiovisuals – G 64
Format:
2 x Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album
Country:Netherlands
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Hardcore, Gabber

Tracklist

A1DJ Nosferatu*The Prayer6:50
A2D'Spyre & DJ Nosferatu*Bitstream4:55
B1DJ Nosferatu*Up The Drumz5:42
B2DJ Nosferatu*Unacceptable (Endymion Remix)
RemixEndymion
6:19
C1DJ Nosferatu*Human Experiments5:50
C2DJ Nosferatu*Language Of Rhythm6:49
D1DJ Nosferatu*The Desolate One6:16
D2DJ Nosferatu*Pop Goes The Pistol (DJ JDA Remix)
RemixDJ JDA*
5:10
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Credits

Notes

Published by Wicked Music.

A Special Dedication:
Georges A. A. Boot
1976 - 1999
One mind, one future, one dream, yet not realised...
realise your dream above.
I see you when i get there...

"Up The Drumz" contains a voicesample from "Das Efx - Mic Checka".
"Human Experiments" contains dialogue of the movies "A Letter From Deathrow" and "Starship Troopers".
"The Desolate One" contains dialogue of video game "Soulreaver 2 Legacy of Kain".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side): G 64 - A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side): G 64 - B1
  • Matrix / Runout (C-Side): G 64 - C1
  • Matrix / Runout (D-Side): G 64 - D1
  • Rights Society: STEMRA

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Origin Of Core - Nosferatu Edition (CD, Album)Gangsta AudiovisualsG 65Netherlands2001
Enemy Of The State (2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Remastered)Cardiac Platinum CollectionCPC 005Netherlands2006
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Enemy Of The State (2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Promo, Remastered)Cardiac Platinum CollectionCPC 005Netherlands2006
Enemy Of The State (8×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Gangsta AudiovisualsG 64Netherlands2014

Reviews

  • traffic_cone's avatar
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    Quite surprised there's no reviews for this! This album was a key early release in the revival of hardcore in the early 2000s, following a decline at the end of the 90s. Whereas most of the previous releases on Gangsta were mostly a continuation of the Ruffneck "artcore" sound - this release was closer to the slower hardcore on sister label Supreme Intelligence, but with a lighter, more accessible melodic touch. In many ways this release is a prequel to Gangsta's successor label Enzyme, who would successfully explore this style more in the coming years - a style often called millennium hardcore.

    A1 track "The Prayer" follows the trend set by "Thrillseeka" a couple of years earlier, with a sound that many other hardcore artists were following at the time - namely screetchy detuned synths in triplets. Not my favourite on here, but a solid party tune. "Bitstream" is a bit different - like an early prototype of the industrial tunes seen later on Enzyme.

    "Up The Drums" is another industrial-ish tune, with some crunchy kicks in triplets and lots of well used hip hop samples - with little melody except for a nice mellow break in the middle. Then there's the Endymion remix of Unacceptable (originally released as DJ Myztic). I love the original of this, but the remix is a bit forgettable, not Endymion's best work and my least favourite on this.

    But then we have one of the big hits from this LP, "Human Experiments", a massive party track with a big main-room melody and even bigger kickdrums. This is the sound in particular that would go on to dominate early 00s hardcore. And then is my favourite on this album, "Language of Rhythm". Starting with a very distorted, crunchy kickdrum, it sounds like another industrial tune...but then introduces a glorious, almost trancey melody over the top. And then just to round it off, in the middle is another epic string break. This track almost feels like a mix of all the different ideas in the album all combined in one, which is why it's my favourite.

    Finally, maybe the biggest hit on here is the Desolate One. Around this time, hardcore producers were taking advantage of new technology to create much heavier kicks than 90s hardcore...but even for the time the kickdrum on this was exceptional, very ahead of its time. Added to another big melody makes for another massive tune. And then finally, the JDA remix of "Pop Goes The Pistol". The original of this was a big hit a few years before, and this switches up the hoover from the original for another typically early 2000s screetchy triplet riff. it's OK, but pales next to the original.

    Overall, this album was a great sign of where hardcore was headed in the next few years, and a perfect showcase for Nosferatu's talent (it's notable that the two weakest moments are the remixes by other artists). And holds up a lot better today than many other hardcore releases from the same time.

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