Truth through diversity: Hecate breaks a long period of silence with an EP on which four of her closest collaborators get to remix and mash up material from her "Brew Hideous" album. From the fast paced breakcore of the Amboss and Vile Enginez remixes to the solemnity of the White Darkness (a.k.a. Bong-Ra) and Slutmachine ones, Hecate's music gets revealed and amplified under each of its aspect. Let is be heard that the reigning queen of breakcore is back, not alone, and with a vengeance. (get this on 12" / as digital files)
Hecate breaks the longest silence in her career with this eagerly awaited companion EP to her latest album, in which four of her closest collaborators get to remix, mash up and re-compose material from the "Brew Hideous" full length.
Pitch dark, gritty, mysterious, the touch of this essential and veteran figure of breakcore is easily recognized here, but treated in four very distinct ways. Berlin's Amboss comes with a shattered (and shattering) breakcore tune in which rapid fire drum'n'bass beats collide on top of Hecate's trademark dark noise. The later is at the core of Slutmachine (a regular Hecate partner in crime) remix, more solemn, mid-tempo and providing more space for Hecate's incantation-like vocals in an oppressive, creeping manner.
On the flip side, Zhark's Vile Enginez gives way to Hecate's extravaganza with a speedcore-leaning broken tune, something in which the darkness of the original material is set aside to the profit of sheer madness Bong-Ra, who has often shared stages, records and remixes with Hecate, is of course present with a closing track on this new EP, this time under his White Darkness moniker, with which he signs a suffocating, heavy and particularly dense piece; almost beat-less, but somber and massive.
A gloomy, noisy and aggressive EP, "Brew Hideous Remixes" is a way for Hecate to come back to the front of the stage and bring a new light to what was arguably one of her most under-rated release. A rare treat for fans of utterly shattered beats and rhythms, it finally brings her again to the vinyl format with four solid collaborations that enable her material to be presented in as many ways as possible. From her more solemn side to the hardest of her breakcore nature, "Brew Hideous Remixes" is Hecate's music displayed at its truest, most varied and possibly hardest.
Brew Hideous Remixes
12" / digital
June 24th, 2011
Tracklisting: A1. Tooth Of Inquisition (Amboss remix) A2. Kiss Of Death (Slutmachine remix) B1. Secret Ingredient (Vile Enginez remix) B2. Dysfunction (White Darkness remix)