We’ve had surprisingly few questions about what’s in the Hardkiss Vault. Seems like everyone is buying the Vault based on extreme faith and hazy recollections of what surfaced between ’91 and ’99.
Truth is that the Vault keeps changing as we unlock hidden archives and dusty DATs.
Our focus is pooling music produced by Gavin, Robbie & Scott Hardkiss. Thus records that were written by others but released on Hardkiss Music (our label) are not included.
There is an element of curation going on so you won’t hear stuff that sounds crap. It has to pass a certain threshold. There were a few Hardkiss remixes released during that era that were suspect. There are others that were amazing but never saw the light of day.
At the risk of getting a cease-and-desist letter from cranky labels and thorny managers, we can tell you for certain that several of these recording will never be available outside of our Pledge campaign because they are not owned by us.
There’s an edit of a remix of a rerub from a guy that was in a band that rhymes with Teatles. And there’s are a few remixes of “Pelton” John including that highly sought after version of “Pocket” Man by Scott Hardkiss. And something that we really really like (but got buried) by “Zazzy” Star.
The Vault is up to 65 tracks and growing, including the following:
God Within – The Phoenix (Original White Label Mix)
Hardkiss & Kool Keith – Sharks and Mermaids
Robbie Hardkiss – Champagne Beat Boogie
Hawke – Namaquadisco (album)
God Within – Crucial Introspection EP
Robbie Hardkiss – Don’t Touch That
Hawke & God Within – Acid Funk
Little Wing – Lightheaded EP
Plus Hardkiss remixes for Lords of Acid, The Sandals, One Dove, The Grid, Secret Knowledge, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Freestylers & The Incredible Moses Leroy.
Plus our first recordings that were released as HK001 – The Magikal Sounds of The San Francisco Underground.
Plus unreleased tracks from those early sessions.
And much much more