Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Emergency Broadcast Network

Whatever happened to these guys? They were briefly very popular in the mid-90s when they hooked up with U2 for their superbly over the top Zooropa tours. This piece is fantastic - DJ Shadow style sampling done to breakbeats. Fresher today than when I heard it at the time. Don't think I've once heard them referred to in a magazine or online in at least a decade. A mystery to me, like most things in music.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Andy Stott and Black Dog

Andy Stott's Passed Me By has got to be one of the tracks of the year as far as I'm concerned. The whole album is a cracker, but the eponymous final track plumbs chilly depths. So much so, indeed, that its underlying simplicity develops into something truly profound. Well, electronixxx hears tonight that the mighty Black Dog collective have been working on a drum-led remix of a track from new release, We Stay Together. Alas, inquiries reveal that the piece was only performed live, so don't expect anything to turn up on the shelves any time soon. But the very thought of what it might sound like is surely enough to keep us all hoping for more.