Released in 2013, this obscure EP by sample supremo, The Phantom’s Revenge, shows the French house genre in a different light – the EP consists of 6 tracks all with various samples from multiple films and TV shows, including many from the 1979 American cult action thriller, “The Warriors.”
The EP plays out different to a typical EP, injecting an intro and an outro that you wouldn’t normally see on a short, but The Phantom’s Revenge has done well to capture the emotions and feelings in them.
Songs, such as Caught Outside the Subway by the Baseball Furies and No More Human Pyramids, successfully nail the synthwave feel, with chopped-up samples and groovy synths following.
This is something he has done uniquely, sticking to French House/Nu Disco accents, while still experimenting simultaneously. McClane is Forced to Crawl Through Yet Another Ventilation System even pulls in a violin sample from Black Ivory’s Mainline, which is chopped-up several times to make a smooth sounding framework for the entire song.
Not going to lie, this is one of his best creations to date and is, without a doubt, definitely worth your time and money. Stream The Baseball Furies EP below and download it here.
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