Obey The Robots
After the Sinus Remix Cat (aka CXXXVI) had to rest her voice for a while in March 2013. Instead of writing and singing new CXXXVI Songs she worked on electronic experimental tracks. Under her other alias / project named STEREOSLUGS she did a concept EP about robots, using a variety of electronic sounds and robotic voice samples. The EP comes with a booklet with cool artwork and when she sent me a preview copy of it i enjoyed it a lot, loved the sounds and the voices so much that i asked her if i could use material from it for a track that - if she liked it - could be a bonus track on the EP. She liked the idea so i tried my best to create a track worthy for this cool EP.
For this i used four of the five "Robots" tracks she had done, cut them in several samples and saved them as loops so i could use all on the same tempo, arranged them in one track and added a stomping techno beat plus some synth and fx.
Of course there had to be a videoclip to the track that fits it and so i used industry robot footage, mirrored and treated with effects, and of course the cool robots that Cat had done for the booklet of the EP had to be in the clip too. Cat did an additional robot letter pic corresponding to the track as she had done with the other tracks on the EP and added it to the booklet. It's Marvin, the robot from Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
Click to listen "Obey The Robots" on Soundcloud
Click to download "STEREOSLUGS - Robots EP" for free (mediafire)
In autumn 2013 Cat came over from Australia and visited me in my hometown Winterthur, Switzerland. She had caught a cold and soon i had a runny nose and cough too, there was a little concert going on - that gave us the idea of doing a silly track together with noises like harrumph, cough, sneeze... We called it Throatcleaner, and as it's rather on the experimental side Cat is in under her alias STEREOSLUGS again.
So we sampled the noises - which was a lot of fun already - and arranged them to patterns. We chose a rather high bpm to let the drums have some good speed, i suggested to go with a hardtechno/breakbeat hybrid for the rhythm and added a catchy synth bassline to it. With these elements i arranged the track and put an fx line to it that i built from a cough/sneezing sample by reducing it's tempo more than 90percent so that it 'falls apart' in glitches. You can hear it from the start of the track.
We put a lot of effort in the videoclip here to visualize the track - it's about the World Coughing Championships and it shows how to clean your throat properly, so don't miss it :-)
Click to listen and download "Throatcleaner" on Soundcloud
Trolls From Hell (Dinosaws You In Half feat. THE WEB)
In december 2013, Cat finished a new series of experimental tracks about trolls that she released under yet another alias, Dinosaws You In Half - what an artist name lol. The EP she did is called "I Troll You So" and can be downloaded for free. As with the Robots EP i thought it would be cool to do a collab track using sounds of tracks from the EP. So i did a mash up of two of the tracks on the EP, called 'Demon Trolls' and 'For Those Who Cross The Trolls (Creepy Kid Vocals)' - the girls voice here is soo cool :-) - and some cuts from two other. From the sounds and issue it was clear from the start that it would be a banging dark hardtechno track ...and it was quite logical to entitle it "Trolls From Hell". When it was finished, Cat added it to her EP as a bonutz and i uploaded it on YT with a video using Resident Evil 4 footage that has some big evil trolls in it. And there is no happy end...
Click to listen "Trolls From Hell" on Soundcloud
Click to download "Dinosaws You In Half - I Troll You So EP" for free (mediafire)
In autumn 2014, Cat sent me a videoclip she had edited from the 1950 original movie "Control Your Emotions"; she found it funny how psychiatrists back then dealt with emotions and personality. As usual she had created a cool soundtrack to it, with samples from the movie and added sounds from FL studio. I got hooked instantly and thought that might be really cool to pimp with some heavy techno rave beats - everything else was there - at 185 bpm - and it wouldn't be necessary to change anything to make it a cool fast hardtechno track. I only added some sounds from Hilti jackhammers that i had sampled as they were renovating my terrace just a few weeks ago. That was it! I used the original clip with the pimped soundtrack to upload on my YT-channel - a perfect fit :-)
Later my friend thadbb from Frankfurt came by and liked the track so much he asked me to do a remix of it - yeah of course! turned out a perfect sick thadbb hardcore remix as expected: Krankfurt rules!!
Click to listen and download "JEFF" on Soundcloud
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