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The Beat Bash – 10 April 2014

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So Hard by Pet Shop Boys
Cold by LaTour
Love Baby by Fortran 5
Cold World by Jamie Principle
Lack Of Love by Charles B
Set Your Body Free by Inner City
Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic
Hey Music Lover by S’Express
Rosebud by Fred
It’s Alright by Pet Shop Boys

“The children say…”

And here we have Chicago by way of London, Belgium, Detroit, and, well, Chicago.

Before William “Bud” LaTour scored a hit with People Are Still Having Sex he was a frequent contributor to the Dr. Demento Show. Bud worked as a studio musician on a number of house records, and also got exposure to the Wax Trax gang through the Chicago studio circuit.

Jamie Principle first released It’s A Cold World in conjunction with Frankie Knuckles on Trax Records. The re-recorded version here was produced by Steve “Silk” Hurley and released in 1989. I’ve always preferred this slower, smoother version.

Fred is otherwise known as Fred Giannelli, a Boston-born musician who became part of Psychic TV in the late ’80s, and collaborated with Genesis P. Orridge during their acid house phase. Rosebud was on his first solo EP, relased on Wax Trax in 1991.

Apart from Pet Shop Boys, none of these artists have appeared in previous episodes.

LaTour


Kiss The Future Vol. 9
(Original upload date 20 March 2007)

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Scumpop by Readers Wifes
I Go Hard, I Go Home (Juan Maclean Remix) by The Presets
One Life To Leave by Out Hud
Acceptable In The ’80s (Radio Edit) by Calvin Harris
Look On The Floor (Solasso Remix) by Bananarama
Floribunda (Hoxton Whores Electro Fever Remix) by Mothers Pride
Jane Falls Down (Extended) by The Modern
The Pleasure Remains (Wet Fingers Club Mix) by Camouflage
People Are Still Having Sex (2007 Extended Mix) by DKS vs. LaTour
We’re Just Physical (Kloq Remix) by Kloq featuring Douglas McCarthy
Don’t Cry Out (Jody’s Remix) by Shiny Toy Guns
Us vs. Them (Go Home Productions Remix) by LCD Soundsystem

“It was acceptable in the ’80s…it was acceptable at the time.”

This is the most retro-sounding mix I’ve done that doesn’t actually use music from the ’80s. I think everything here was released within the last two years; most of them were released within the last few months. True there are some artists who reached their peak in the ’80s – Bananarama, Camouflage, Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb) – but it’s more of a feeling: the drums are louder, the basslines are fatter, the keyboards are older. I hear shades of Talking Heads, Tanz Waffen, and Re-Flex.

Apart from Kiss The Future Vol. 1 this is the closest I’ve gotten to “Jeb’s sound”.