Seismic is the third collaboration between myself and Dustin H. When we first sat down to make this track I think we were both intimidated by what we had previously accomplished with The Morning Star and Cascadia, and we didn’t want to mess up what precious studio time we had. At the time, the clipper between Victoria and Seattle was on a wacky schedule so we had even less time than we should have. And Dustin was living with this band at the time and they distracted us a fair bit, but it was cool talking to them about what they were up to, and hearing some of their influences between songwriting sessions. They had come up from California. I am not sure what the impetus was behind coming up to Seattle and it still doesn’t make sense in my head, but there you have it. Anyway we had actually sat down to make something epic and soundtrack-ish. Instead, a magma monster burst out of the ground in front of us and demanded to be turned into a progressive track, or else he was going to destroy the entire Pacific North West with a massive earthquake. What the hell were we supposed to do? We agreed and spent the next 18 hours making Seismic, and in the process, saving the citizens of Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.
The original mix features a number of twists and turns, ethereal noises and abrasive synthetic ones, percussion that falls from the sky above, and basslines that shake the ground below. You’ve heard of hurricane parties? This is an earthquake party. On remix duties we have been completely spoiled. Shiloh gets in on the fault-line fiasco with some serious progressive-tech business that I am sure will find its way into many peak time sets. Stefan Anion is responsible for the breakbeat remix on this release, and what a fine piece of work he did here. There will be no survivors from this remix – it is devastating. Powerplant, aka John Morgan, provides us with a real nice atmospheric house number that manipulates and molds the original synths into a whole new arrangement. All in all I think the package is very well rounded and I am very proud of this Pacific Front release.
- AFK & Dustin H – Seismic (Original mix)
- AFK & Dustin H – Seismic (Shiloh remix)
- AFK & Dustin H – Seismic (Stefan Anion’s Running For Cover remix)
- AFK & Dustin H – Seismic (Powerplant remix)