DJ Nosferatu* Vs. EndymionStay Focussed!

Label:Enzyme Records – ENZYME 05
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Picture Disc
Style:Hardcore, Gabber


A1Stay Focussed!6:12
A2Industrial Wreckage1:20
B1Broken Rules6:26
B2Life Is Pain5:17



Limited to 1500 copies.
Series: Chaos

A1 samples the movie "The Exorcist" (1973).

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Stay Focussed (12", 45 RPM, Single Sided)Xque Records, Hardcore Come Back72101Spain2003
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Stay Focussed! (12", 45 RPM, Reissue, Remastered)Enzyme RecordsENZYME 05Netherlands2008
Stay Focussed! (4×File, MP3, 320 kbps)Enzyme RecordsENZYME 005NetherlandsUnknown



  • 2Styliztik's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    To celebrate their 5th release, Enzyme Records released a snazzy picture disc with two of the labels biggest artists: Nosferatu and Endymion.

    The title track Stay Focussed is a nice and slow New School Hardcore track. A darker wobbly melody ambles across the track before grinding to a halt. In a surprising move by Endymion (in particular), we are treated to a groovy Hip Hop breakdown taking large elements from KRS One's excellent song, Krush Them. After some whispering, we get a quality dark/uplifting melody that works really well in the second half of the track. Great start to the picture disc.

    Industrial Wreckage is a lovely callback to Gangsta Audiovisuals. Just like Gangsta, the A2 track is an awesome ambient piece of music. In this case its dark, moody and mysterious. From experience, this is a good set starter.

    My personal favourite is Broken Rules. An excellent melodic 21st Century Hardcore track, a well polished Virus melody with a nice punchy kick. The secondary melody is probably a bit better then the main melody, more complex and expansive in comparison. The vocal samples are taken from the 1998 movie, The Big Hit. If you're a Star Trek fan, it's a bit odd hearing Captain Sisko swearing! This track became the template for future collabs between Nosferatu and Endymion and was always in their live act.

    Life Is Pain is straight up Darkcore! The harsh kickdrum sets it off with a distorted JFK speech. The title of the track and sample is taken from the 1996 movie, The Long Kiss Goodnight. The main sound is an Industrial sort of "throbbing" which actually sounds good. This sounds much closer to Endymion's Darkcore Xplorers material, its funny to compare this track to their Hardstyle! Solid Dark Hardcore.

    This record was the start of a great combination between Nosferatu and Endymion who would go on to have much success during the 2000's together. Endymion said that when working on tracks like this, the four of them (with Nosferatu) would not be in the studio at the one time, it was more like four individuals at separate times working on the tracks.

    My friend DJ Crakt bought five copies of this record from the amazing Sector-1 webshop. He made it clear to the rest of us DJs, he was the only one that was playing Life Is Pain. So I chose to play Broken Rules and my other good friend DJ Whiplash would play Stay Focussed. These sort of amusing negotiations between DJs was to make sure punters didn't hear the same track 2 or 3 times in a night, and generally speaking, it worked.


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