Outburst presents Prism 4
March 31st, 2023
It’s crept up on three years since we last received a mix-comp transmission from Planet Outburst and the science of hard has been left just a touch wanting ever since. However, as April beckons, that drought breaks, and Mark Sherry pours three new mixes through the ‘Prism’.
For ‘Vol.4’s, well, DJ-wise it’s a case of the established, the new … and the returning. The Outburst boss has brought Ireland’s Renegade System in to helm one of its discs, while after Vol.1, arch techno-logist Alex Di Stefano is back, making a second guest-mixing appearance in the series. Collectively the trio bring a mass of toughened sonics to its fore, with the release pushing upwards of seventy tracks over its near-four-hour runtime.
In and amongst all that highly charged wealth, well … it might just be a case of ‘you name it … they’ve got it!’ Specifically though, you’re going to be hearing cuts and remixes from the likes of Sneijder & Bryan Kearney, Will Atkinson, The Space Brothers, Jordan Suckley & Kutski, Marco V, Scot Project, David Forbes, Yves Deruyter, Thomas Schumacher, Shugz, Lab 4 and dozens upon dozens of others! Needless to say, there’s also an indecent amount of new material from the three helmers, with exclusives, premieres and first-listens in abundance.
For his disc, Mark mixes together an incredible 24 tracks. What’s more astonishing still is he’s had a production hand in 15 of them! Following his boosted remix of The Space Brothers 2003 classic ‘Doors’, come Mark’s recent collaborations with Sygma, Steve Dekay and Alex Di Stefano. Sherry then jumps the tracks to new remix fare, as ‘Triquetra’ and ‘Total Eclipse’ get themselves reworked by Peetu S and Freak Unique. Mark’s revision of Marco V’s GODD isn’t far behind, as is Gentech (Sherry & Scot Project), who deliver some ‘Tricky Tricky’ business. Sherry also reteams with David Forbes for ‘Galvanizers’ and the mix reaches boiling point with Mark’s ‘The Release’.
Flying the flag for tech over his 80 minutes, Alex Di Stefano is back in the ‘Prism’. Swift to the Italian’s laser are Yves Deruyter’s ‘Clone War’ ‘Jibaro’ by Thomas Schumacher, Dyno’s ‘Koterg’ and ALUTO’s mix of Patrick Branch’s ‘Black Marsh’. From Di Stefano’s own studio, the news is equally fine, with ‘Chemistry’, ‘The Hybrid’, ‘Black Flag’, ‘Injection’ and ‘Creepy Christmas’ all arriving ahead of its halfway point. Rolling into its second half and still picking up pace, Alex gets his remix-on, reworking Chapter & Page’s ‘Revelation’ and ‘Seventh Heaven’ from Will Atkinson. From there, the net is spread wider still, with of Frankyeffe’s ‘Trust Me’, ‘Manifest’ from DJ Jordan, Carl Shorts’ ‘Like That’ and SveTec’s ‘Higher’ all raising the mercury.
Last, but by no means least is Renegade System, who’s taking on in his first major mixcomp role. Thomas Crossley’s output over the last four years has made him both one of the scene’s most visible and fastest rising stars. He qualifies that in no uncertain terms, bringing a mass of his of own material to ‘Prism 4’. Among them are the x Marty Cassidy collab, ‘Buck Wine’, as well as solo strikes like ‘Feelin’ In Demand’, ‘If You Want’, ‘On A High’ and ‘Savage’. Around that personal powder keg, he packs in floor-roaring gear like Shugz’s ‘XTC’, ‘Candyman 2023’ from Lab 4, Tasso’s ‘Alocin’ and his remix of Steve Hill & Technikal’s ‘Don't Hesitate’.