Leading up to the release of their next album, Tribazik return with the remx EP ‘Spacetime Collapse’, featuring remixes from such electronic royalty as Venetian Snares. Tribazik are no newcomers to the spotlight. Having supported influential post punk band Killing Joke on their European tour and having previously enjoyed reviews from Rock Sound, Kerrang and Terrorizer on their last album ‘All Blood Is Red’, mixed by Andy Gill, of Gang Of Four, the band are establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Band members Hedge Seel, Jerry Kandiah and Syan Barlow have each earnt their music industry colours. Jerry runs the infamous Old Street studios, Syan’s last band Interlock released the critically acclaimed album ‘Crisis//Reinvention’ on Anticulture records in 2004, and Hedge’s intricate drum solos are enough to make a session player wet himself.
The EP is a rock-electronic fusion, that takes Jungle drum patterns and Acid Techno bleeps and puts them together with menacing bass guitar riffs and distorted electric guitars. The original mix’s intro greets us with tribal like drum fills and inspired bass guitar finger picking. Energetic vocals from Jerry soar over the percussion and bass, whilst Hedge’s intense live drum work can’t help but impress – it’s complexity immediately intrigues. Electric guitars enter sporadically mingling side by side with acid squelches. A daring fusion pulled off.
Coming to the first remix, we have Venetian Snares’ interpretation. VSnares, as he is sometimes known, is a man who needs little introduction, having received praise from industry icons such as John Peel and having released on Planet Mu, for the last 12 years. Here he dishes out a 5 minute workout of insane amen break madness. This is perfectly complemented by drilling bass hits and vocal samples. The sheer complexity of the drum programming is astonishing.
Next up – Chris Liberator and Sterling Moss provide an Acid techno remix. Having built up a solid reputation in the world of Acid Techno, the pair have been selling out shows in; Australia, Japan and Brazil. Taking the bass guitar and putting it behind a marching bassline, the production duo then build up in insistency and urgency into an acid frenzy.
Kenny Parish, AKA Ghost, offers up a gorgeously filthy remix. Drum beats and percussion simmer away. Then we launch into full on chopped up live jungle break samples, courtesy of Hedge Seel. Meanwhile Ghost pumps gallons of throbbing bass into the mix – Top notch.