This is pretty much all kinds of ace. Turn it up to 11 and piss your neighbours off. It is Friday so you’re excused…
New York post-punk for your lugholes today. If you like this I urge you buy / listen on Spotify / steal (but don’t blame me if you get caught) Slip In And Out Of Phenomenon 3xCD compilation on Domino records.
Liquid Liquid – “Cavern” (1983)
Heard the bassline somewhere before? Yup. Of course you have.
For your ears this week it’s hardcore rave from nearly 20 years ago. The word classic gets bandied around a lot in music, especially here on a Saturday, but they don’t come much more classic than this. For some this will conjure up memories of raves in fields, for others sticky nightclub dance floors, flared dungarees and dodgy tie dies. For me it’s my final school year and GCSE hell but time can’t temper the in-your-face Hoover noise that this track delivers after all the years. All together; “I Wanna Kiss Myself!”
Human Resource – Dominator (1991)
This Disco revival isn’t leaving us any time soon is it. Formally DJ Touche of The Wiseguys (remember them?) now Fake Blood he’s bringing you this slice of retro tinged disco.
I think I like it for certain. Agreed?
FYI The sample is from Arabesque’s – In The Heat Of A Disco-Night from 1979.
Check out Fake Blood’s Myspace for more gubbins.
Standout track from recent album Heligoland now receives a standout video. Filmed inside Cambridge University’s anechoic chamber (designed to create total silence) and featuring former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ruhal Ahmed, this short by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin is a reflection on Ahmed’s experiences whilst in detention (particularly how he was interrogated using high-volume music) and about the use of human sound on the body.
Ensure your pets arent anywhere near you. If you like them that is…
This week it’s back to 1988 and Kevin Saunderson’s classic needs no introduction.
Inner City – Big Fun (1988)
Seems there’s a bit of a disco revival on at the moment. By that I’m not talking Boney M, Ottowan and The Weather Girls. It’s all about David Mancuso’s Loft, Nicky Siano’s Gallery and Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage as my reference points. Duck Sauce touched on it a few months back but doing the rounds at the moment are Cécile & Venice with Rimmel;
Moonbootica’s Men Of The Future;
French Horn Rebellion vs Database – Beaches and Friends
and finally Breakbot with Baby I’m Yours
Shame it’s not summer yet as that is the perfect track to soundtrack it. Fair to say it’s gonna be huge.
I first heard of Joy Orbison, known to his mum as Peter O’Grady, way back in July via Henry Barne’s New Music On Wednesday column on the Guardian website. Gilles Peterson then started playing it on his Worldwide show and now Zane Lowe is playing it to the wider masses too so chances are you’ve already heard this excellent slice of dance / dubstep / drum n bass / 2-step / or whatever it’s called today. If not then get clicking and turn it up.
Orbital – Chime (12″ version) – 1989