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Barilla 27th May 2008 08:54 PM

Phuture - 'Your Only Friend'
 
One of my favourite house tracks of all time has to be 'Your Only Friend'.

Marshall, I read somewhere that the idea for the sinister voice on that track was very much your idea.

How did you get that sinister sounding voice - was there a Harmonizer or pitch shifter involved? Am I even close? abduction

inthere 27th May 2008 10:12 PM

and a cheap harmonizer at that....................................it definitely wasn't an Eventide and i forgot which one it was because it was the 1st and only time I used that studio.

Spanky wrote the words for it, I came up with the "this is cocaine speaking" because I thought the high folks on the dance floor would have trouble making the connection. If they were sitting at home I'm sure they'd get it, but out on a night out it's kind of tough:)

Barilla 27th May 2008 10:16 PM

That's great - I've always wondered! Thanks for that. thumbsup

(has there ever been a more sinister house track? I can't think of one)

Acid Hazard 1st June 2008 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Barilla (Post 2079510)

(has there ever been a more sinister house track? I can't think of one)

Sleezy D's I've Lost Control? =o]

So Marshall, is that your voice on Your Only Friend?

Barilla 1st June 2008 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Acid Hazard (Post 2089606)
Sleezy D's I've Lost Control? =o]

Thanks for the tip - I'm going to have to dig that out. thumbsup

inthere 3rd June 2008 08:36 AM

That's Spanky on "Your Only Friend"

Reptil 3rd June 2008 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by inthere (Post 2079498)
..snip..
Spanky wrote the words for it, I came up with the "this is cocaine speaking" because I thought the high folks on the dance floor would have trouble making the connection. If they were sitting at home I'm sure they'd get it, but out on a night out it's kind of tough:)

ha lol, that track did some damage - perfect for the afterparty at the friend's place, everybody on the couch, record on - instant atmosphere.
it worked less on the dancefloor but still - can't imagine that period without that track.
pity the pressing was so ****ty