New Zealand based EBM auteur Body Beat Ritual makes his debut on Bergerac with an incendiary EP of full throttle intense dark wave bangers.
Growing up in North West England immersed in hardcore punk and rave culture led to musical experiments and Body Beat Ritual is his unique splicing of both aesthetics.
Using a combination of hardware, audio samples and midi sequencing, Body Beat Ritual reclaims the moment when underground musicians in Manchester, Chicago and Ghent put down their guitars and picked up drum machines and sequencers bringing the intensity, rawness and aggression of the band environment to the dancefloor.
Mortal Sin is a certified smasher. Absolute dancefloor decimation whenever it’s played out. No more description necessary.
No Mercy evokes the Lost Boys vibe with an equally high octane raw workout. Trent Reznor meets Jeff Mills at a DAF gig on a flatliner.
The EP closes with Body Politics which lowers the tempo to a chuggier zone, with an ode to female empowerment which keeps up that Body Beat pressure and intensity.
DJ support from – The Hacker, Alienata, Mick Wills, Ali Renault, DVS1, Slam, Ame, Futureboogie, Titonton Duvante, Lokier, Ekkohaus, Lo Shea, Red Rack’em
Severino Panzetta – “wow crazy”
Simon R Gudmundsson – “Electro! so much energy!”
Ekkohaus – “Mortal Sin did it for me, thanks…”
Kapar – “Wow this is the new beat record that never was with the sound of 2018! could well be an In The Dark Again release. I’m sure Miss Hauff will love it, pretty trendy stuff, interestingly off from the previous release. Great move, I hope people following Bergerac will appreciate the risky move, I sure do. Thanks! Radio and club play on my end are sure to happen.”
Iron Curtis – “body music as I like it. nice one.”
Joe Europe – “very cool! will play :)”
Liam O’Shea ( Lo Shea) – “Mortal sin is a banger!”
Loz Goddard – “Mortal Sin is a ridiculous piece of filth! Gonna be supporting this!”