Cyberia Version 2.01
THE HARDCORE MATERIAL
Whereas sibling and numerical predecessor The Radio Mixes featured primarily
radio-friendly material, the poorly subtitled The HardCore Material was the real catalyst into an
electronic mindset consisting of hard, thumping monotony -- played at such repetitious rates to result in
headaches and involuntary visits to Cyberia that it often wasn't possible to differentiate between the real
world and this new, largely unexplored domain. At times it became more real than
reality itself, and somehow
-- for reasons that made no sense at all -- it felt better. It felt good. It felt right.
What was real? What actually existed, and what was imagination, fiction, or pretence?
How is it that deejays wield this much power and influence?
How could humans who do marginally more than just play the music produced by people with little or no
traditional musical skills affect the shape of neural connections still to be formed?
Are they humans at all, or are they the twisted gods of a ubiquitous eclectic tribe that gathers in the small
hours of a conventional day only?
Intro: They say that deejays are brainless; that we're empty-heads, we're suckers. We're just no-goods.
Our music sucks. Well, I'll show you different: Listen what's going on... on a deejay's mind!"
Blurb: "Cyberia (The HardCore Material) constitutes the second half of a double entrance into what will
invariably become a series of the best club mixes this CJ (Computer Jockey) can get his paws onto. Featured
on this disc are excerpts from and CyberMixes of..."
||Paffendorf's Double CyberMix, featuring:
- Smile (US mix 1) - Paffendorf
- Ruf mich an (club mix) - Paffendorf
||The horn (El tren) (killer horn mix) - DJ Deró
||Inside of me (roadrunners underground mix) - Milk Incorporated
||Real (radio mix) - Fever 39
||Your woman (radio mix) - Mistral
||Water Verve - C4
||9PM (till I come) - ATB
||Storm (Rollercoaster's pumped-up mix) - Storm
||Let me show you (original mix) - Camisra
||Pulverturm (radio edit 1) - Niels van Gogh
||Pipe dreams - DJ Dizzy
||Twisted (original mix) - Twisted
||Discostepper (extended mix) - Clubsukkas
||(Waiting for) instant moments (Marino's happy moederoverste radio mix) - r.o.o.s.
||Beachball (Tall Paul 7" remix) - Nalin & Kane
||Oxygen (extended vacuum mix) - Natural Born Deejays
||House time is any time - KK System
||Deejay's mind (retrofit crashtest club mix) - Natural Born Deejays
The final product's covers and labels were
kept relatively simple due to schedule pressure, a disappointing Lexmark printer, and lack of any existing
basis to build on -- commonly referred to as "experience". Not much thought and effort were exhausted on this
aspect of the product... yet!
Total Running Time: 72:01
Released: March 31st, 1999
Recordable Media: Verbatim
Anecdote: The title paid homage to Garbage's current album.
There was no pre-determined or finite production run. Additional copies were made as and when requests
poured in, with around 30 official discs having been produced.
How many of the originals remain in existence or pirate copies have since been made is anybody's guess.