A nice snappy, steppy bassline driving this one through the semi-atmosphere of floatational pod haze. Party out the front with an even juicier party out the back.
Even more Sunnyview on Time In The Shade, this one’s here because it popped into my head while listening to the Gina version of “Hooked On Your Love” (as recently reissued by City of Dreams).
Party percussion via a Latin-lite vibe, it’s freestyle but with the kick and snare still locked in the Garage.
This one feels vaguely like the semi-crossover track on the second side of an album that the label insisted on including with an aim to tie it to a movie soundtrack in addition to the dance charts. Only vaguely though.
Running pretty much unwaveringly throughout the track is a cascading motif that creates a hypnotic, soft-focus effect preventing you from questioning the rock guitar or why the semi-single finger synthwork towards the end of the track didn’t more airtime earlier on.
Released on the often great Silver Cloud Records.
This track from Simoncino breezes through with some optimistic bits that allude to the art on the centre label but ultimately it’s not fooling anyone – it’s way more Music Box* than it is daiquiri spot. More bunker than beach. The bumping rubber bassline, the non-stop perc attack and the ever-present kick drum of the gods. “Trax I” really cooks but just not all that tropically. Get into it.
*This opinion is informed only by re-issues, blogs and coffee table books.
Some workout on Sunnyview.
A never-ending utilitarian bassline, a handful of brutal tape splices and a large number of horn section aneurysms. Pitched down for your pleasure.