Playing tracks by
Wendy Carlos, Mark Shreeve, John Carpenter, Chris & Cosey, Beau Wanzer and more.
Definite treat rather than a trick this one; FACT’s Halloween mix comes courtesy of Chicago’s foremost purveyors of shlock-heavy slasher disco and the first signings to Kompakt boss Michael Mayer’s new label, Gatekeeper.
Not to be confused with the floppy haired dubstepper of the same name, Gatekeeper deal in “psycho killer symphonies for the back alley discos of the macabre”, inspired by the sound of their hometown as well as the soundtrack work of John Carpenter, Goblin and Claudio Simonetti.
Their Optimus Maximus EP is out now on Fright (that’s Mayer’s new label), and if you ask us is pretty fucking great. As is their FACT mix, which features Depeche Mode, Dopplereffekt and plenty of “ridiculous sound effects from horror movies”. Interview at http://www.factmag.com/2009/10/30/fact-mix-96-gatekeeper/2/