Beats of all Nations
'Beats of All Nations' is slowly honing on it's 100th Episode, this being episode 98!
Being in a slightly nostalgic frame of mine I decided to revisit a really important period in music for me personally, 1986 to 1993.
It was a period when my first love of Hip-Hop took more of a backseat whilst I explored the House Sounds of Chicago, early Detroit Techno, the 'Bass & Bleep' from Sheffield and the early Warp sound as well as the early techno transmissions from Holland and the electronic emissions emanating from deepest darkest Cornwall.
There was plenty of great music coming out of both Chicago and Detroit at the time, enough to fill a number of shows but I've always loved Larry Heard a.k.a. Mr Fingers so there will be a couple of tracks from him.
On the Detroit side I have three tracks to play and perhaps the most important of the three to me is Model 500's 'I See The Light', the title of the track really sums up how I felt upon discovering all the wonderful music and the associated scene and culture that prevailed at that time .
Representing the 'Bass & Bleep' sound we have Sweet Exorcists 'Clonk' and for me, it didn't get much more 'Bass & Bleep' than this!
The electronic sound emanating from Cornwall can only refer to one person, Aphex Twin, and I've chosen to play 'Caustic Windows' Joyrex J5 EP which I love and which has particular memories of a 120 MPH car journey down to West Wales to listen to electronic music on beautiful sandy beach!
Finally from Holland, I'm going to play two tracks from Steffan Robbers recording under his Florence alias and released on his own wonderful label, Eevolute. The two tracks come from the first Eevolute release called the 'US Heritage EP' which must refer to the influence of Detroit that can be felt throughout EP. One of the two tracks, 'A Touch of Heaven' really lives up to it's title for me and it's one of my favourite pieces of electronic music.21:00 - 22:20