Monthly Archives: July 2009

It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance.

After a week of rather frenzied Rave and Techno, I think that it is time for some for soulful dance floor fodder. The tracks posted today are probably 2 of the best known northern soul tracks and are number 23 … Continue reading

Posted in Gloria Jones, Judy Street, northern soul | 3 Comments

More Powerful Than You Could Possibly Imagine

Not a lot needs to said about this track. My favorite early Rave anthem it’s got everything from the Italian house like piano to the Obi Wan sample this has to be one of the best tracks of 1990. Never … Continue reading

Posted in Together | 2 Comments

Kettles, Don’t Get The Stripey Stuff, It Nips My Gums

The holy grail of 80’s TV comedy drama dropped through my letterbox this morning. The BBC finally decided to release Tuttu Frutti on DVD. I have been waiting for this event for nearly 20 years, it will be that long … Continue reading

Posted in Tutti Frutti | 2 Comments

Just Because

Davy H over at the Ghost of Electricity has a post about the wonderful Candi Staton and mentions that the tracks come from a split album with Staton on one side and Bettye Swann on the other. On reading this … Continue reading

Posted in Jimi Hendrix, Otis | 1 Comment

The Baron Of Techno

Dave Clarke started off as as hip hop / electro dj in the mid 80’s and changed to acid house in the late 8os and by the early 90s was an influential Face on the Techno scene. His dj sets … Continue reading

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Rave – Scots Style

Around about the end of 1991 beginning of 1992, 2 distinct camps were forming amongst my friends into dance music some of us were embracing progressive house and the slower bpms while others were getting into the much harder sounds … Continue reading

Posted in Suburban Delay | 1 Comment


I think that a couple of days of not too serious,  early 90’s oldskool Rave is in order. After posting Acen yesterday, I decided to dig through my twelves and find some tunes in a similar vein. There aren’t that … Continue reading

Posted in Altern 8, oldskool | 1 Comment

Better Late Than Never

Just back. Had a great week up north and it only rained once, granted it lasted all day but still it was only one day out of seven which must be some kind of record for Scotland during the month … Continue reading

Posted in Acen, Moon Landing | 12 Comments

Go North, Middle aged man.

Nothing to see here for the next week. It is the Glasgow Fair and I have decided that it’s about time that I revived the family tradition of all getting in the car and going South for a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Hip Hop, Holidays, Ultramagnetic MCs | 5 Comments

It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

Back to the heady days of progressive house during the early nineties when leather trousers and long hair were de rigueur in clubbing circles for today’s offering. Rejuvination were Glen Gibbons and Jim Muotune who along with the Slam boys … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Rejuvination, Slam | 4 Comments