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Kaotic Chemistry’s ‘Drum Trip’ gets refreshed for Metalheadz 25th Anniversary


The third part of the 25 Years of Metalheadz series sees them revisit the industrious sounds of ‘Drum Trip’ by Kaotic Chemistry aka 2 Bad Mice.

Originally released on Moving Shadow an astonishing 29 years ago ‘Drum Trip’ has remained a DJ’s favourite to this day. A real testament to the foundation work laid down by the pioneering trio.

The revival was prompted by a heavy-hitting remix by Metalheadz‘s own Detboi and was followed with an elegant, rolled-out interpretation from Madcap. The frustration caused by the loss of the original ‘Drum Trip’ recording was quickly forgotten as Wheeler went in and ultimately produced an outstanding full-scale rebuild. A second ‘Low Ends & Amens’ version by Detboi retains the original tempo and features as a digital bonus alongside a previously unreleased Kaotic Chemistry track in ‘Jupiter’ which was brought back to life with the astute skills of Steve Kielty (SCAR).

Today, we have the absolute honour and privilege of premiering Madcap’s take on this classic. Ravers of a certain age will understand what a pivotal moment this is. I grew up discovering the sounds of rave back in the early 90s and if one thing was for certain EVERY raver knew who 2 Bad Mice were. Tracks like ‘Hold It Down’ and ‘Bombscare’ were just 2 of the reasons I fell in love with raving and dance music culture. So, for me to be tasked with premiering a track for them, kind of completes a nearly 30 year circle for me. Buzzing! Plus, Madcap has done a really wicked job on his remix!

Check out Kaotic Chemistry ‘Drum Trip’ (Madcap) remix below. The EP drops on Metalheadz on Friday 26th February. Do yourself a favour and get this as soon as physically possible! You can get it from here


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