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The Beat Bash – 22 May 2014

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Hallelujah by Happy Mondays
Feel Every Beat by Electronic
Faît Accompli by Curve
Kiss Them For Me by Siouxsie And The Banshees
Fascination Street by The Cure
Body by Public Image Limited
Hippychick by Soho
101 by Finitribe
Now by Meat Beat Manifesto
Mother Universe by The Soup Dragons

“It crawls into your system when your guard is down, becomes the ball the you drag around…”

This one’s a good mix of indie rock, shoegaze, and hip hop beats.

While sitting on the couch a few nights ago watching blocks of videos from 120 Minutes, my husband noted that if Curve had formed just a couple of years later, they would have had Garbage’s career.

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The Beat Bash – 23 January 2014

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What Time Is Love? by The KLF
Killer by Seal
Gangster by Electronic
Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald
19 by Paul Hardcastle
Sympathy For The Devil by Laibach
Tension by The Force Dimension
Rhythm Of Time by Front 242
Consolidated by Consolidated
Euphoric by Delerium

“But what’s puzzling you is the nature of my game…”

I was texting with my friend Andrew as I was putting this mix together. He’s English, and likes that I throw in what he considers pop tunes. While an artist like Seal has certainly enjoyed mainstream success, I tend to think of him as being on the fringes of pop at the time Killer was re-recorded (from an earlier collaboration with Adamski) and re-released. The remix was done by William Orbit at the same time he was remixing artists like Nitzer Ebb, and it wasn’t commercial to my ears. “In fact,” I said, “there’s quite a dark undercurrent running through this entire mix. We’ve got a rave classic which is based on a musical snippet from ‘Judas’ Death’ in Jesus Christ Superstar, a killer, a gangster, voodoo, the Vietnam War, the Devil, tension, Belgians, political vegans, and a Front Line Assembly side project with lots of sci-fi and horror movie samples.”

I was very amused to realize that “Belgians” and “political vegans” were things I considered dark by default.