Two of Beacon's artists, Aluko and Sweekuh threw it down at Georgia Tech this past weekend. After a house opening, coupled with a mix of mainstream and hip-hop, these two up coming DJs decided to throw together a B2B trap set in honor of them being in the ATL for the last half hour. While I know it's about a month old, I've been listening to Kid Kamillion, the New Orleans native ever since. After a massive response from his Heads Will Roll Edit of A-Trak's remix, I present to you 'Blood Rave.'
Featured in the soundtrack of the 1998 film Blade, New Order's "Confusion" (Pump Panel Reconstruction mix) is one the hardest techno records to hit mainstream western culture in the late 90s. Within the first 10 minutes of the film, viewers are presented with a scene of morbid revelry: an underground rave in a meat packing warehouse, where human blood rains from fire sprinklers in a cacophony that sates the appetites of the raving blood suckers. This image showed how cool it was to be undead. Most importantly, the pounding techno bass and 303 acid sound set the mood for the situation. That driving acid synthesizer was so sharp and hypnotizing even for those that didn't understand or care for EDM. In a show of admiration, “Confusion” was later sampled by the "Warp Brothers" in their bangin' remix of Aquagen's "Phat Bass.” Growing up in this era (circa 97'-98') and listening to both genres of southern hip-hop & EDM at their peak, we felt compelled to create our own version of this song by flipping the track on a drum sampler and giving it the swing and 808 soul of a southern-fried rave anthem. Because of all the producers involved with this track, we had to give this title a more simplified nick name..."Blood Rave"