Eddie Bitar & Indecent Noise – Poltergeist
For this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 vote, Eddie Bitar & Indecent Noise were my number 3 and number 2 pick, respectively. Their collaboration Poltergeist, released 14th October on Indecent Noise’s Mental Asylum label is a dance floor destroyer. On remix duty is arguably Scotland’s best DJ and producer, Mark Sherry, one of the few artists keeping tech-trance alive.
The original mix starts off with a hard as nails kick, a gorgeous rolling bass line and powerful acid lead taking it to the break. A melodic piano plays through the break and uplifting stabs build to make the arms in the clubs raise. Then come the snares, and if you are a fan of Mental Asylum, and you really should be, you know what is coming… the insane drop that has made Mental Asylum one of 2013’s best trance labels. This is the new style of tech-trance. This is energetic, powerful and best of all… this is music that is guaranteed to make you dance.
Mark Sherry is already having a strong 2013 with Venomous and his bootleg of Remy & Klinkenberg’s “Till Ya Drop”, produced with fellow Scots: 2nd Phase, they are doing damage in the world’s best clubs. However, Mark Sherry’s remix of Poltergeist is on a whole new level. Taking inspiration from former Italian label BXR, Sherry has created a mouth-watering tech-trance beast. Anyone familiar with BXR’s back catalogue will instantly hear the familiar techy percussion and rolling bass lines that was so synonymous with that label.
This is not a track to raise your arms to. No tears will be shed when a DJ plays this. This is the ‘head down, shuffle your feet, dance like no one is watching’ sort of trance. I for one will be hammering this song for a long time.
The only downside to this remix? It’s in a world of its own right now and trying to find other tracks similar is a problem. There is a major lack of percussive, tribal tech-trance being produced in 2013. However, perhaps this could lead to the return of tech-trance that is actually techy.
If you miss the filthy, percussive, banging tech-trance of old, buy this track and let the producers know; This is what trance has been missing.
Overall this is an other fantastic release from Mental Asylum, with both versions being different enough that a dj could get easily away with dropping both in their sets. I’ll say it again, buy this track.