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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft – Der Mussolini (1981)

June 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Just combing through this month’s Mojo magazine and one of their recommended tracks to check out was a new Giorgio Moroder remix of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft’s classic track Der Mussolini.

I had a listen but, frankly, it’s a bit insipid compared to the relentless brutality and tunelessness of the original!

Formed in Dusseldorf in 1978, D.A.F. were staples on the John Peel Show in the latest 70s and early 80s. A different take on synth-pop compared to Kraftwerk but another great German record.

Altogether now:

Geh’ in die Knie
Und klatsch’ in die Hände
Beweg’ deine Hüften
Und tanz’ den Mussolini
Tanz’ den Mussolini
Tanz’ den Mussolini

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Rhythm & Sound w/Shalom – We Been Troddin/Troddin (Version) (2002)

March 25, 2017 Leave a comment

The German pair, Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus have made some of the finest minimal and other techno of all time and their Rhythm & Sound moniker is just another outlet for their stellar talent. I’ve previous posted Maurizio (here) and Basic Channel (here) and the latter, of course, are so good they get to appear in the strapline to this blog (the highest of all praise).

With Rhythm & Sound, the focus is on dub and reggae more generally. This track is a throwback to the great reggae of the 70s with both a vocal version and then the dub – perfect! Shalom provides the vocals on this one.

The vocal and then the dub!

 

Fluxion – Fovea Centralis (1999)

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s been weeks since I’ve had the indulgence to post a spot of minimalist dub techno from the 1990s. But, it’s Friday night, and other than catching up on the new edition of The Economist, there is little to do ….

Fluxion released two wonderful (and pretty rare …!) LPs on the enigmatic Chain Reaction record label out of Germany. An offshoot of the seminal Basic Channel stable, Chain Reaction only released 11 albums and every one of them is superb (I’m a trainspotting completist obviously).

“Fovea Centralis” is typical of the Vibrant Forms LP and Basic Channel/Chain Reaction in general. For similar stuff, check earlier post here by the peerless Maurizio.

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