A1 : Let Your Body Learn (Terence
B1 : Control I'm Here (The Hacker Remix)
continue their twelve inch only single series with two brand
new mixes of two classic tunes by the legendary Nitzer Ebb
from the '80s, set for release on the 2nd of September.
'Let Your Body Learn'/'Control I'm Here' follows last year's
novamute release of Derrick May and Thomas Heckmann mixes of
'Shame' and 'Join The Chant'. The new single sees the new
breed of remixers mix the founding fathers - Terence Fixmer
re-contextualises the electronic body music template with a
thumping peaktime remix of 'Let Your Body Learn' while Man
of the Moment, The Hacker takes a scalpel to 'Control'.
Nitzer Ebb started life when two sixteen year olds from
Chelmsford, Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy, both huge fans
of Killing Joke and DAF caught the ear of PWL producer Phil
Harding and recorded two killer tracks: 'Let Your Body learn'
and 'Warsaw Ghetto' back in 1986. They came to the attention
of Mute boss Daniel Miller and recorded the nascent classic
proto-balearic-techno album 'That Total Age'. Released on
Mute in the same year, it featured such classics as 'Murderous',
'Join In the Chant' and 'Let Your Body Learn'. They boasted
a scintillating energetic live show and in 1987 embarked on
a worldwide series of gigs including tours of clubs up and
down the Spanish coastline, sometimes playing 3 gigs a night.
Nitzer Ebb went on to sell 100,000 records in the States,
tour with Depeche Mode and have influenced pioneering DJs
and producers such as Richie Hawtin, Darren Emerson, Sven
Vaeth, DJ Hell, Tom Stephan, Danny Tenaglia as well as
rock-gods Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails. They split
in 1995 after releasing their album "Big Hit" via Mute
Records, Bon Harris moved to the States and is currently
working with Marilyn Manson while Douglas McCarthy is a
video maker living in London.
The brilliant new mixes of 'Let Your Body Learn' and 'Control
I'm Here' are both destined to be huge over the summer
months, especially in Ibiza and the 80's 'revivalist' club
Why worship the 80's when you can demolish them?