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The Horrorist Vs. Dead Sound & Videohead
Luke Turner , April 10th, 2014 08:50

It's another chomper from Dead Sound & Videohead, reworked by The Horrorist

Dead Sound & Videohead gave The Quietus one of the best nights out we had in 2012. Turner and film editor Mat Colegate went to see the duo play in a shit, atmosphere-free pub basement, somewhere in East London, and they played an absolute blinder of a set that had us drenched in sweat after extremely exuberant dancing with their mates from back home who kept insisting this was "PROPER FUCKING NORTHERN TECHNO". Indeed, it was. Now the pair, who previously released via Perc Trax, have a new 12" out via the Freitag label that features a remix by none other than The Horrorist, the chap responsible for that grim and brutal 'One Night In New York City' tune from a few years back. The Horrorist, as you might expect, adds a whole load of gutteral EBM style to DS&V's muttered techno grouching. You can listen to that remix above, and buy the 12" here. And now, some informative from Paul 'Dead Sound' Carroll about what he and Ben 'Videohead' Bowler have been up to of late:

When did you start to record the EP? What was the thinking behind this particular slab of bastard?

Paul Carroll: The EP was recorded back in 2012 after some frustrating times in my personal life. The thinking behind it was to aim it at someone who had pissed me off. It was never meant to be released, just something for us as Videohead (Ben) knew what I was going through. Luckily Ben was at hand to say what was on my mind at the time. It turned out to be one of our best tracks so we thought “fuck it”, this needs to be put out and maybe other people might relate to it. After all, there’s always someone you would like to kill - isn’t there? Slab of bastard! Haha I like that, I might use it for the title for the next DSVH track.

What have you both been up to lately?

PC: Well we both have taken quite a bit of time out of producing, due to personal reasons on both fronts. Ben is currently travelling around Asia and I’m in Manchester doing the working class thing, which involves working my nuts off to be able to buy booze and fags, that sort of thing. We will always produce together no matter how long the gap is. We feed off one another and we have been friends for a very long time.

How did the hook-up with The Horrorist come about?

PC: The label Freitag sorted that out. They felt a remix of the main track would be good so they spoke to Oliver. He saw our ‘Fuck TV’ video that is up on youtube and I think he got what we were about. It’s funny because he posted a link up on his profile sharing the film saying that we look like cool guys to party with. Haha. It is a good video – it captured the party and what we are like for sure (good work Munrze).

They've also put together a new mix (check out the promo we hosted a while back here to go with the release - it'll take the top off your Thursday afternoon, and can be listened to below:

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