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Tribute To Dr. Macabre Mix

Tribute To Dr. Macabre Mix

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Frozen & Dr. Macabre, Dr. Macabre, Renegade Legion, Manga Corps, Negative Burn and more.

when i got into the hardcore scene in the mid 90s, manga corps was just released and it made everyone's charts, in those charming xeroxed paper fanzines from around the world. it had also one of the first tracks i heard by mr. guillaume, first wave, together with "seven" on the now infamous biomechanik compilation by manu le malin.
of course i had known "the meltdown" earlier, from my techno and ravey days, as it was a big hit in that scene then. the next introduction deeper in the works of the man was via pcp, with release like "negative burn" or "renegade legion". "gates of heaven" still holds a dear place in my memory, with this absolutely out of space, alien intro with a hint of odd marching beats.

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Da Stalker
Da Stalker

sounds good... love this style...

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01. Frozen & Dr. Macabre - Dimension Of The Doomed
02. Dr. Macabre - Alone In The Dark
03. Dr. Macabre - Macabre
04. Dr. Macabre - Dance Macabre
05. Dr. Macabre - Incinerator
06. Renegade Legion - Dark Forces
07. Dr. Macabre - Poltergeist
08. Manga Corps - The Hunter
09. Renegade Legion - Torsion
10. Manga Corps - First Wave
11. Negative Burn - Gates Of Heaven
12. French Connection - French Connection
13. Lunatic Asylum - Seven
14. Negative Burn - Gates Of Hell
15. Manga Corps - War Dancer
16. Dr. Macabre - Kiri Kudashi

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when i got into the hardcore scene in the mid 90s, manga corps was just released and it made everyone's charts, in those charming xeroxed paper fanzines from around the world. it had also one of the first tracks i heard by mr. guillaume, first wave, together with "seven" on the now infamous biomechanik compilation by manu le malin.
of course i had known "the meltdown" earlier, from my techno and ravey days, as it was a big hit in that scene then. the next introduction deeper in the works of the man was via pcp, with release like "negative burn" or "renegade legion". "gates of heaven" still holds a dear place in my memory, with this absolutely out of space, alien intro with a hint of odd marching beats.
when i went to my first big indoor hardcore rave - "operation nordcore II" in the hamburg markthalle - of course dr. macabre played and his big kicks, sawtooths and other sounds left a lasting mark on me.
what showed me the whole spectrum of his works then was the release of the paranoid archives. all the killers, all the sonic exploration in one place, in perfect sound quality.

so what defines the sound of monsieur macabre? it's maybe a bad thing most people pin him to hardcore or techno, as his work goes vastly beyond the limitations of these genre. we have tracks like "hiroshima", that starts as an electronic ambient work, only to break down into a mad array of beats and distortion a few minutes later. or the already mentioned "first wave" that with its sounds jacks you to a surreal sonic trip.
we often find a very strong synth and melody work in his works. he is one of the only artists in "hardcore" where, to me, the melodies don't feel just as a gimmick, another channel to add to the sequenced sounds, but would work as a standalone thing too.
maybe the renegade legionnaire is best described as an electronic experimenteer in the strong history of this music in france.
from acid to techno, to gabber and ambient, his works spans the widest field of sound. oh yeah and one more thing. he does *killer* bassdrums.

this is mostly a historic perspective here; the logical choice for a tribute. but the music he did in later years and nowadays should not be forgotten either; it's often wide different from his roots, but again a very unique style, spacey experimental and bizarre. kicking, rushing, astonishing sounds.
so take a look at all aspects of his work!