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Addict Records
an interview with Doormouse

Addict Records

Born in the late 90’s from the American Midwest hardcore scene, with ‘godfather of hardcore’ Doormouse at the controls and featuring artists like Stunt Rock, J-Slim, Anonymous and, of course, Doormouse. From one the most forward-thinking hardcore labels in the US also came releases from the likes of Venetian Snares, Unibomber and Poncho Nightmare along the way. This is stuff for the discerning hardcore rave fan, and Doormouse agreed to an interview with us…

1 – How and why did you come about starting Addict Records?

I started Addict after I started its sister label, Distort. Distort has always been about hardcore tracks and I have always been into hard stuff, but also into abstract styles. I started Addict to release good tracks from various artists and friends whose music I love.

Doormouse 2 -When you started Addict Records, were there any labels that you could say were a reference/inspiration for your efforts?

Drop Bass Network was a big influence as far as helping me get started. Kurt Eckes was a rave promoter in Milwaukee, the biggest one, and also ran his awesome label, which he still does. He helped me get contacts and figure out how to operate. Another influence after I had started was Gordon aka Bambule. He turned me on to sounds that I had never heard and changed a lot of the ways I thought about music.

3 – Since the inception of Addict Records, are there any events in the history of the label that you’d consider as particularly relevant, from difficulties and setbacks to successes?

WTW barn parties have always been known to be part of the label. These were festivals of music in a barn in the rural US. People came from all over the US and Canada to attend, and these events were seen as being at the forefront of a movement in the late 90’s/early 00’s. We went to great lengths to make these intimate down home events that suspended reality for a night. After a few years, some people did some things that messed this up. As far as success, getting another record out is always a great success and very relevant.

4 – So far what would you consider as special highlights (or successful) releases and artists in the history of Addict Records?

Going full colour for sleeves was a great moment, after starting off with white labels. Being able to put out friends music that I believe in has always felt good. I consider all of our releases to be successful, and almost all of them are sold out. My favourites are usually the worst sellers.

5 – Are there any releases in particular that you would recommend as good ‘introductory material’ to the Addict Records label?

Most recently, “This Is Stunt Rock Vol. 3” and “Xylophone Jism” are great LP’s. Some of our releases are more DJ oriented, but these are more listening records. They were both released in conjunction with Cock Rock Disco last year.

6 – Looking back, do you have any regrets with Addict Records? If you could go back and change something, what would it be?

No. Nothing.

7 – An obvious question, but what is Addict Records ‘relationship’ with the Internet? From promotion tool and digital sales to file sharing and piracy, how has it affected you?

The internet has not greatly affected anything for us, other than wasting time. We sold out of releases before it, and we still do. No big change other than being able to order salt free butter and magic wands at three in the morning.

8 – Slightly related to the previous question, how do you see the concept of ‘netlabels’ and, as a labelhead, what is your perspective as to the future and evolution of physical media (CDs, vinyl, etc)?

A net label is fine with me. Vinyl has always been about quality control. If your stuff is not good, you’ll find out fast when you put it on vinyl. The internet is good at lying to you through collections of yes men. Vinyl never lies.

9 – Perspectives for the future, what lies in the horizon for Addict Records? Can you share some long-term goals and where would you like to see the label heading to?

We’ll continue to release high quality vinyl until I die. Then I’ll bury my nose in the ground and sniff.

10 – Seeing that we’ve just given a soapbox of promotion please show some fair play… what other labels/artists would you recommend at the moment and why?

Merle Haggard, Otto Von Schirach, DJ Baseck, Venetian Snares, DJ Induce, DJ Anonymous, Stunt Rock, Skymall, Invisible Robots, Eric B. and Rakim, Costes, Captain Ahab, and vagina. These are all things I recommend. Gun shot sound effects too…they’re hardcore. That and ragga samples in breakcore/jungle. Really exciting.

11 – Thank you for your time, do you have any final comments/requests?

One foot in a quagmire, one in a blender.

Relevant links
Addict Records

— interview by Kate Turgoose & Miguel de Sousa (January 2007)

EBOLA – “Mutant Dubstep vol.1 EP”
Format: CD-Digipack
OUT NOW on Spectraliquid SLQ003


Ben Hudson aka EBOLA, founding member of the Brighton-based Wrong Music crew offers the first EP in Spectraliquid’s Mutant Dubstep series. Ebola has performed his explosive dancefloor set alongside the likes of Venetian Snares, The Bug, Scorn and many more. Releasing on labels like Mutant Sniper, Sublight, Noize:tek and Wrong Music his “broken” musical style is varied, with definite grime, dubstep, gabba and breakcore influences…
Today, Spectraliquid is proud to announce the release of this EP by Ebola, consisting of 2 unreleased tracks + 2 remixes by some notorious artists… END.USER delivers an ultra-hard and brutal version of the original track while SHITMAT gives it a totally crazy aspect in his own unique style! This is the first EP out of 4 in total of the “MUTANT DUBSTEP” series.

This is what these well-known gentlemen had to say about the release:

“Super evolving tech-noir hydraulic-step that pushes two metal fingers into the bloody eye sockets of Skream. The two winners here being lead track Painkillers, and Shitmat’s hyper focused screw-influenced take of Teledildonics. Music to both aspire and perspire to.”
– King Cannibal/ZILLA (Ninja Tune/Warp/Rag and Bone)

“Ebola just managed to damage my ears even more with this awesome 4-tracker EP…time to buy some new speakers i think!”
– Bong Ra (Kriss)

“Really loving the Mutant Dubstep vol. 1 record! It’s refreshing to hear music that is for the dancefloor… but still pays attention to structure. It moves!!! ‘Painkillers’ definitely leads the pack… but the whole release is fire. You guys smashed it.”
– Starkey (Werk/Slit Jockey/Trouble & Bass)

“Exactly the kind of stuff we need these days, breakcore is stale, dubstep is going slowly up its own bum. Nice to hear some good honest BASS stinkers. They should light up the dancefloor, get people waving their crunk cups and gripping their balls gangster style (if they have balls that is).”
– Bruce Stallion (Proboscus/TigerBass)

Get ready for some hot shit!


01. Painkillers
02. Teledildonics
03. Painkillers (Enduser remix)
04. Teledildonics (Shitmat’s DMZ lamb chuffchuff remix)


Mastered by Mobthrow –
Artwork by LoveTheChaos –

side 1:
but i think it`s only lust- mp3
and fire like that- mp3

side 2:

never be the same- mp3
cunnulingus – mp3

sozialistischer plattenbau drops the debut by toy boy, the cute guy from next door you never ever had the strength to bag for a sandwich. dropping on 45 rpm four tracks of high infectous blends of bassline house, uk oldskool hardcore, 4×4 dubstep and a fist full of whatever.

The Caretaker - new release out now
‘Persistent repetition of phrases’ has now been released on the American based label, Installsound. Limited to 500 copies you can buy this release direct from Installsound now.

The new release by The Stranger has now been released.
Be sure to check out the preview audio, videos and artwork for this new release which offers an unsettling listening experience. When you purchase the CD you will also be sent links to the release as 320kbps MP3 files as part of your order.

Make sure you visit the Vukzid Microsite for all new releases by The Caretaker, Solypsis, The Experience and Jansky Noise as Butch Stolen. All of the downloads are free.

from the Cock Rock Disco clan we have the new newsfacts:

It’s Mastered FAT!
Sounds Good!
and will help to get you girls (It’s a proven fact!)

A2- Peepers
B1- Wonder Years
B2- Party People

Dj Rainbow Ejaculation is GETTING PRESSED NOW! (about fucking time, eh?) It’ll be released with our partners @ Death$ucker and should be out by mid-late June! Whoop!

And next up?

We welcome OTTO VON SCHIRACH to CRD!!! This Special edition club friendly Ep shoudl be out and bout really damn soon. 3 Tracks, remixes by Otto, Duran Duran Duran and Dj Donna Summer…