A hard house label
from the UK
. Formed in autumn 1995
by The Tidy Boys
(Andy and Amadeus), has lately become very popular
all over Europe
Their home page
(which uses Flash
quite heavily) can be found at http://www.tidytrax.co.uk/
Tidy Trax' music
- like most hardhouse/hardtrance
- is characterized by hard bouncy sounds
, simple structure
, over-recycled vocal samples
and a heavy overusing of the classic Juno
preset "What the"
, made famous by Human Resource's The Complete Dominator
hit in 1991
An another often used "trick
" for Tidy Trax is to rip off
an old techno
hit, without giving it credit
by calling the finished product a remix
. Instead of just sampling the sounds/samples (which is quite acceptable
and is an important building block
in electronic music
), they steal
made with the sounds.
A few examples:
Tidy Girls presents Anna Savage - I Need A Man
Two loops (the lead plus a percussive background) stolen from Insomniak Remix by DJPC
??? (the first track
in the Spring Collection
The entire beat and partial bassline ripped from Trippin' Out by Misjah & Groovehead.
??? (on the Untidy Trax
TWO leads stolen from James Brown is Dead by L.A. Style.
Tony De Vit - Are You All Ready
Lead stolen from the classic first Speed Freak release.
I will add more to this list later.
Note that all the raped
tracks were made numerous
years before the Tidy Trax versions were released, maybe to make sure nobody would remember
the original. So it's not a question
of who stole from from who.