Take This Step – The Horrorist

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You must confess we are the best. We know war! War for sure. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. You must undress. Dress like the rest. Wear the uniform. It is the message! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! You must scream. Big as it is! Your one of the troop. Man in a group! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! You must oppress. Hit like you hit! Hit like a truck. Hit so you’re seen. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! Hit like bull. Hit like steel. Hit like a shank. Hit like a sword. Hit like a gun. Hit like a storm. Hit like fire. Hit like doom. Hit like death! Hit like death! Hit like death! Hit like death! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step.

1. Take This Step – The Horrorist
2. Take This Step (Mark Hawkins remix) – The Horrorist
3. Take This Step (Pet Duo remix) – The Horrorist
4. Take This Step (Brian Burger remix) – The Horrorist
5. Take This Step (Lenny Dee remix) – The Horrorist

Written & produced by Oliver Chesler. Published by Strengholt Music Group and Things to Come Records. thehorrorist.com thingstocome.com

“Absolute hammer!! The 1st single from The Horrorist’s next album “Fire Funmania” that comes out later in 2012. A wild slick techno blood war song. Super crazy! Easy hit! Now add diverse remixes by Pet Duo, Lenny Dee, Mark Hawkins and Brian Burger. 10/10!!” – Red Team (USA)

Available now: iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Beatport.

The Horrorist Live Malta 2011 Report

I’m back from Malta and I had a superb time! For some reason the long travel didn’t phase me. I read a couple hundred pages of the Steve Jobs bio and watched some movies. Here’s my quick movie reviews… Contagion: I thought it would be better but still entertaining. A Better Life: Pretty good and makes you have a warm heart for Mexcian and S. American workers in the USA. Crazy, Stupid Love: Ryan Gosling is good inspiration for the gym and there’s a good enough romantic scene if your into that kind of thing (I am). Limitless: A strange pro-drug movie which is not all that great yet it’s stuck in my mind.

Now to the live show report. The club Tattingers was crowded and the stage area was very tight. You don’t need security in Malta with respect to violence however some crowd control would have been helpful. About half way through the set when I started to throw out some of the new stickers from the stage kids rushed up and knocked the table hard enough that my new Macbook Pro went flying down about 20 feet. The music went off and nicely the kids started chanting Horrorist over and over very loudly. When I am on stage I’m locked in the zone so once the computer was handed to me I just restarted and and the show went on. My Apple fanboyism is stronger than ever because there’s only a very small mark on the corner where it must have hit the floor. I do have an SSD in the thing which may have saved the night. In fact the chanting really pumped me up so much that the rest of the show was so energetic I was completely sweat wet when it was all over. If you make music you have to get out an play live there’s nothing in the world like it.

Pet Duo had a mountain of computers, Ableton Launchpad controllers, CDJs, etc… and held the club in a hard techno daze for hours. I always love performing in Malta and the promoter has promised me the next gig will be in the peak summer season and I get to take his water scooter out for a ride!

To see the full set of photos from the show: click here

For more info: thehorrorist.com and petduo.com

The Horrorist Live Saturday Malta

I’m off this weekend to perform in Malta. I’ve played there numerous times before and this weekend I am upping the “military music” with 3 new fairly agressive techno tracks (with vocals). One of the songs called Take this Step has become one of my new favorites and is sort of a successor to Flesh is the Fever or Hard Step Future Force (for those who follow my tunes). Pet Duo are a couple from Brazil who live in Berlin. I’ve met them enough times in hotels, airports and show to call them good friends. They are crazy (in a good way) and militant vegetarians. Speaking of hotels they don’t mess around over there. I will be spending time in the indoor pool for sure and will certainly sit by the Mediterranean. If your Maltese or on vacation there I hope you come out and do say hello in person!

“Tickets are out at €20 from PCWise, Royal Impact, Fact and selected runners. Infoline – 99909808″

For more info: shiftmalta.com/pet-duo-the-horrorist

7500 in Marseille

I’m back from France and I’m happy to report that the event known as La Nuit Rouge pulled in 7,500 party goers. I spent some talk time with Pet Duo, Alan Fitzpatrick, Mindindustries and DJ Rush (at the airport). Everything from the moment I started my set was golden. Now since this is a tell all blog let’s rewind to my departure to France from JKF Airport.

I arrive at Long Term Parking. I’m a little later than I hoped because there was of course a few hours of traffic for what should be a 20 minute drive. I get on my Delta, KLM, Alitalia flight. I think they do this codeshare crap knowing they need to blame someone for mistakes so they take turns on each other. I’m in my seat. One hour goes by we don’t take off. Two hours go by we don’t take off. We finally get a report from el captino, “There’s a broken clasp in the cargo bay we are manufacturing a new one. Once we get the paperwork from Atlanta we can fly.” We approach three hours and they tell us we have to disembark. I know why they did this. There’s some new rule you can’t leave passengers hostage more than three hours. Now if you thought that was the bad part oh boy you are mistaken.

I had a layover in Rome. I missed that layover by a mile so when I asked when I could get another connecting flight from Rome to Marseille I was delighted to find out the only one would be late Saturday night at 9:30PM. That would get me into Marseille at around Midnight. I had a 1:00AM set time. That also meant that I’d have to spend 9 hours in the Rome airport waiting for that connection. I thought about canceling my show and just going home but I’ve only missed three shows in my entire career.

I was supposed to play the weekend after 9/11 in Stuttgart. I had my apartment robbed a few days before I had a gig. The third show I missed was my fault. Being that I have performed a zillion times since 1992 I think it’s a record worth keeping nice and I am sure promoters know I am reliable (which keeps bookings coming). So I decided to check into the Hilton Hotel Rome at the airport. I got a day rate of 100 Euros and slept myself into superman again. I woke up and took the short flight to Marseille.

I got to the gig and it was the usual war zone. Pet Duo was on stage with 6 CD players, two mixers, booze. On the same 5 foot wide table sat the lighting guy, his controller, the house mixing console and sound guy. I need a few feet of space too and I was on next. So I hovered around the Pets who are luckily my friends. They are also generally happy people so they didn’t mind me crawling around them. I hooked my gear up. They stopped playing. I started playing. I had a wonderful time after the show (this isn’t really a tell all blog!). Life is good and no matter what I go through to get there it’s always worth it!

“one night in new york city ou encore can you hear the sound… olivier chesler, trop bon, même le personnage c’est quelque chose!!! c’est quelqu’un ce mec!!!” – jérémy couvreur (via facebook)

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For more info: facebook.com/lanuitrouge

Live in Linz, Austria

Independance Flyer

I am performing live this weekend in Linz, Austria. The event is called Independance and the other main headliner is Pet Duo from Brazil. It will be a mostly hard techno night but I will play a few slow weird songs to freak people out some. Since they put me in an Ibis Hotel I am sure I won’t have internet access. My contract states 4 stars and above only but rarely does an Ibis fit that bill. The rooms are usually one large piece of molded plastic. You shower and the entire bathroom gets wet. It’s slightly futuristic but in a really cheap way. Another feature of the Ibis chain is a bunch of heavy smoking/beer drinking groups of 30-50 year old men hanging in the lobby which yes doubles as the bar. You can check in/out and order a beer from the same person. The groups of dudes all wear the same shirts although I don’t think it has anything to do with sports. It’s more like some weekend group escape thing they do. Any Europeans can chime in and let me know why I always see this weird phenomenon. This show should be a little different because my friend Gabri (who records under the name Richter) will be on stage with me. He’s an incredible keyboard player and I’ve loaded him up with samples. The event is in the Cembrankeller which is a giant wooden wine cellar. I’ve played there before (photos: here) and it sounds quiet good.

For more info: thingstocome.com/events