At the start of the 90s, while both Europe and the UK were forging new sounds for the dancefloor as expanding technology increased the potential of the music, the Germans were also developing new ideas about where they could take the movement.
Influenced by the late 80s industrial scene and Detroit techno, producers like Marc Acardipane were hammering out the most intense and twisted music ever heard up to that point.
The squiggly lines of acid house were giving way to a more metallic sound, one that induced an altogether different mental image. Aggressive, uncompromising and unrelenting, the new wave of german techno did away with ecstasy induced euphoria and replaced it with something altogether more unbalanced.
Later on the Dutch would take the whole sound one step further with their amphetamine induced gabber techno scene, but in 1990 this was as hard as it got.
It is almost impossible to compare any other track of 1990 with this beast. There is nothing that gets even remotely close in intensity and deep, dark gut wrenching emotion.
Hard as nails and twice as fucking loud, this is considered by many to be the first hardcore track ever written. Of course, that would depend on what you classify as hardcore and the debate rolls on even 20 years later.
Of this particular track legendary Brooklyn techno DJ Frankie Bones said in 1994 "The beats were relentless. They held back for nobody, consuming everything in its path."
Listen to it as loud as you dare right now and it's almost impossible to disagree. Released originally on white vinyl and then again by R&S on the PCP EP, it has also been subjected to a number of remixes across the years, including re-workings by Aphex Twin.
For a record that pushed boundaries to the point of extremity like this one, there is no doubting either its importance or it place in the history books.
Of all the records I own this is probably one of the most treasured, and there's only one way to listen to this. FUCKING LOUD!!
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