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Understand The Feeling: Fenriz Of Darkthrone's Favourite House Records
Mat Colegate , January 25th, 2017 10:24

As well as being the core of black metal masters Darkthrone, Fenriz is a massive house head and regular DJ. Here, he guides us through the 13 records that are never out of his crate


Ian Pooley - 'Celtic Cross (bangin' bass mix)'
This isn't about THE BASS at all for me, it's got more of a hard sound to it that is typical for this style in the mid and early 90s, they didn't have the depth and dimension of sound then like they could get a decade or two later but house is all about the RHYTHM and this track is basically about the break at 3:18. Just the stabs are there and the hard minimal rhythm effect. STUDY this, and then notice how the stabs and that one rhythm fills out exactly the right syncopation as the beat drops again. That's not an ordinary breakdown - it's genius at work. I choose this track today out of all the old Ian Pooley tracks I love to death, like 'The Move', for instance.