Starlight Express

November 2, 2008

Back in 1999 a tune appeared out of Germany that powered by a nagging synthetic riff and a cold dead eyed relentlessness powered it’s way up the charts all over the globe. The track of course was Zombie Nation‘s Kernkraft 400 and I’m man enough to admit that I absolutely loathed it.

Fast forward a couple of years and John Starlight‘s The Visitor appeared on my then favourite label Lasergun. Thankfully we were a couple of years away from 24-7 broadband information overload, so the fact that they were by the same person completely passed me by and I was able to enjoy it without my stubborn nature ruining the fun.

Anyway more years than I care to think about have passed in which time I managed to join the dots and find plenty of time to repent and embrace Florian Sentfer’s gloomy electro vision, and there has certainly been plenty to embrace this week.

Hot on the heels of the new ZZT (Florian’s collaboration with Tiga) dancefloor destroyer ‘The Worm‘ comes ‘Forza’ a taster for the new Zombie Nation album due early next year. Out on the 10th via UKW Records you can check it out below (pretty low bit-rate I’m afraid), from it’s murky heads down bassline it relentlessly builds up to the distressed sonar bleeps that will cause maximum dancefloor damage.

Zombie Nation – Forza

Remixes come in the form of this overdriven, put fear into the heart of sound engineers effort.

Zombie Nation – Forza (Fukkk Offf Remix)

and this more bleepy take from Berlin’s Housemeister who has sprinkled just a touch of disco dust over the original’s moody electro.

Zombie Nation – Forza (Housemeister Remix)

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