MP3: Pulp - This Is Hardcore (Permanent Daylight mix)
I got an email a few days ago from a remixer/musician called James from New York, whose current musical project goes under the name The Diversity System. In 1998 he was contacted by Pulp's management at Island Records in regards to remixing the song This Is Hardcore (from the album of the same name). He made what he describes as 'an extremely long ultimate version of This Is Hardcore', which 'added a whole new intro and ending to extend the song...' The mix incorporates instrumental parts provided by the band and which were later used for a bside (perhaps That Boy's Evil?), and 'I also used the original sample of Bolero on the Moon Rocks by Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra (which was used in the original version) and added some more to it as well.' The track was sent to Island, and Jarvis' was said to really enjoy it, even using the mix in some of his DJ sets.
Unforunately the mix was never released on record, which James blames on the fact that record companies don't want to use mixes by unknown names, preferring to go for the obvious choices. James has also remixed tracks for Primal Scream and The Chemical Brothers, but again was never lucky enough to hear his work put on record. Thanks a lot to James for being kind enough to let me put this up, I think it's great, and very nice to hear something new by Pulp so long after the split. It's also very nice to have somewhat of an exclusive on the blog. We can only hope (well we know there are) some more goodies like this in the Pulp archives for future release. Enjoy.
Pulp - This Is Hardcore (Permanent Darkness Mix) - MP3 8.31mb