This is a stand-off! A battle between two renegade rave heroes, Koehler and StabUdown Productions aka James Donadio of Prostitutes. Jim V Dan sees the two produce aggressive, tetchy takes on each other’s material. Expect banging breaks, deadly bass and industrial bleeps fired by cannons and exploding in showers of dub shrapnel. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton, 300 copies only of this vinyl 12” on Diagonal.
8/10 Ant Staff review, 27 July 2017
It’s murderation on the dancefloor with this hookup from Daniel Koehler (Berceuse Heroique) and James Donadio aka Prostitutes - here premiering his latest amusing/provocative alias StabUdown Productions. So ‘Jim V Dan’ features an original track from each producer and then they got at it, remixing each other's tunes. We take off with Koehler’s ‘Incoming Enemy’, where an intense rush of manic sirens and bleeps get blasted out the skies with fierce hardcore breakbeats. It comes off like a scene from Terminator 2 - where the machines/robots in the apocalyptic war scenes are actually hooligans at a rave. The StabUdown Productions remix is a little more spacious - stripping back the density a wee bit, splicing up the breaks and mutating the bleeps into squeaking loops.
Over on the flip StabUdown Productions ‘Outgoing Friend’ is a sort of jacking dancehall mutant with wailing siren, punchy strings and tough, crunchy drums. Koehler’s remix transforms the original into a spacey, bleeping techno cut with rusty, rattling drums and trippy squiggles. It’s pretty chill and cosmic - kinda reminding me of Vapourspace, but the production is utterly grubby. The first and last tunes are the ones doing it for me.
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