Tag Archives: UK

Dad Dancing: The Orb on Top Of The Pops

The standard dance music TV appearance in 1992 involved pretending to play a keyboard in a bomber jacket while a lady in a bra threw arm shapes. The Orb took to mainstream pop music TV wearing white boiler suits, sitting … Continue reading

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Dadcast 8 – Acoustic Dads

DOWNLOAD: DADCAST 8 – ACOUSTIC DADS Download only I’m afraid, until I sort out my hosting. In honour of the great acoustic guitarist Bert Jansch, who died this week, we donned a cardigan and dug around in our collection for … Continue reading

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Dad Trax: SL2 – Way In My Brain

In 1991 stealing bits of reggae and hip hop was all the rage thanks to the newfangled Akai S1000 sampler. Way In My Brain features a large chunk of Wayne Smith’s 1985 electro-reggae classic Under Mi Sleng Teng, which incidentally … Continue reading

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Snub TV – KLF

You really don’t get music TV shows like this any more – you know, where a non-ironic journalist asks intelligent questions of someone interesting. I guess the closest thing would be the occasional Culture Show music item. Here’s the KLF … Continue reading

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Dad Trax: Baby Ford – Ford Trax

The 1988 Baby Ford album was the very first house/techno release that I ever owned. Baby Ford continues to occasionally make genius records. A more recent example would be his Chicken Store release on the best label of the noughties … Continue reading

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Mark Archer (Altern8) – Frequency Remixes

Frequency is Altern8’s best tune. It still kicks. Usually classics are best left alone and the remix job is akin to flogging a dead horse, or rather taking a distinguished old thoroughbred out from its nice warm stable and shooting … Continue reading

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Rhythmatic – Take Me Back

BASS. BLEEP. This tune still sounds like it just landed from space despite coming from Englandshire in 1990. From Network Records. For more of this peculiarly British and spooky take on house/techno music, see also early Warp tunes (most famously … Continue reading

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