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Pitch​-​Hiker Remixes

by Marc Acardipane

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Thony Ekström Really awesome release. I can change favorite each listen almost! 🤷🏻‍♂️👌😎 Favorite track: Pitch-Hiker (Ghost In The Machine).
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scmt The whole release is superb nice. I really like Perc Remix, but Ghost In The Macine remix to me is simply out of this world, absolutely astonishing highest quality production, love from the first kick until the last. Thank you Ali and Marc. Favorite track: Pitch-Hiker (Ghost In The Machine).
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Megalodon Beast of a track, with some really great renditions; GITM is my favorite, but only by a small margin. Favorite track: Pitch-Hiker (Ghost In The Machine).
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hardnoiser awesome release. favo: ghost in the machine remix. the hardness, the kicks, the build up. very well done remix, gives me the same feeling as the original. Favorite track: Pitch-Hiker (Ghost In The Machine).
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Dreddcore Pitch-Hiker is kind of kung fu form, which encode the fundamentals of the movements, the release of energy and where each movement has perfect sense, showcasing what's possible. We all know how hard should have been to approach this remix because obviously the expectations couldn't be less then the original, and obviously the original is unreachable because of his meaning at that time. But.. this indisputable masterpiece has been remixed excellently, you made it guys! Favourite track:the kick
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    A1) Marc Acardipane - Pitch-Hiker (Marc Acardipane Remix)
    A2) Marc Acardipane - Pitch-Hiker (Perc Remix)
    B1) Marc Acardipane - Pitch-Hiker (Ghost In The Machine Remix)
    B2) Marc Acardipane - Pitch-Hiker (Sissel & Peder's Double Drop Mix)

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Marc Acardipane's Pitch-Hiker, originally released under Marc's Pilldriver alias is without doubt one of the foundation tracks of European hardcore. From the moment it was released in 1995 it caused shockwaves with its stripped down, kick drum focused approach. Gone were the hoovers, sirens, breakbeats and vocal samples of that era's hardcore and instead a stark new minimalism emerged, focusing equally on the kick drum itself and the negative space and air around it.

As with all ground breaking records it was soon followed by an endless stream of unofficial rip-offs, re-edits and remixes, none of which got close to Marc's original. Now for the first time Pitch-Hiker gets officially remixed showing the level of trust Marc has in Perc Trax and Perc's own affection for Pitch-Hiker and his respect for Marc's enduring legacy as an electronic music innovator.

First up is Marc himself with his own take on his classic. Keeping the distinctive reverb soaked kicks of his 1995 original mix he adds dive-bombing synths and scything hi-hats to increase the energy of the original mix without losing any of its dark charm.

Next label boss Perc adds more weight to the original's unmistakable kick drums, slowly building up the tension until his remix drops into the kind of noise assault not heard on Perc Trax since Tymon's devastating remix of Perc's own 'Hyperlink'.

Kick drum specialists Ghost In The Machine step up next and work the original mixes' warping kick drums to the max. Updating and strengthening the track perfectly whilst keeping the sense of space that gave the original mix so much character.

Finally Swedish dream team Sissel Wincent and Peder Mannerfelt team up for their Perc Trax debut following on from Perc's remix of their own 'Sissel & Bass' back in 2019. Flipping the script completely Sissel & Peder add multiple vocal hooks and fuse the original mix's 4/4 kick with half-speed broken beat rhythms to serve up a very different, but still successful interpretation of the original.


released May 6, 2022

Written & produced by Marc Acardipane.
Remixed by Marc Acardipane, Perc, Ghost In The Machine, Sissel Wincent & Peder Mannerfelt.
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis, London.
Design by Nils van Lingen.


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Perc Trax London, UK

'I don't like this, it sounds like gabba' - X-Press 2

UK based electronic record label releasing the best in techno and experimental music since 2004.

Artists include Ansome, Ghost In The Machine, Scalameriya, Manni Dee, Forward Strategy Group, Sawf, Yuji Kondo and label-owner Perc.
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