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The bulging eyeball of, one can maybe assume, Scott Hardkiss portends some serious "Beat Freak" action. It's a freewheeling cut on Scott's Technicolor Dreamer album enthusiastically giving shout-outs to folks of all shades, no matter how neon, because, when it comes down to it, we all dig freakin' to beats (yes.).
Scott hit me up to remix "Beat Freak" and I happily obliged. You can listen to the full remix version I cam up with here: Scott Hardkiss - Beat Freak (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) (God Within Recordings) by Q-Burns Abstract Message;
Upon completion I immediately had an idea for an alternate version of this. Thus we have the dub which you can listen to above.
The plucky arpeggiated line from the first remix becomes the bass here (so much for the simple bass line) adding some dance floor motion. The energy is slightly increased, in general, with a few added synth parts and, at Scott's welcome urging after he heard a rough draft, a rising field of 'acidy' synths in the key moments.
I've been playing both of these out in my sets and they seem to work really well for the floor. I rarely have tracks of my own that I enjoy playing out (I know ... it's a producer/DJ thing. It's very silly.) so this is fun. I hope you dig it as well.
There are other cool remixes of "Beat Freak" by Paul Woolford, Fort Knox Five, and Scott Hardkiss himself. You can grab it now from Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, and many other digital shops.
Release/catalogue number: GWR005
Release date: Jun 1, 2010