THE JONESES “SEXY MOTION” (LONG VERSION)


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.

CRAIG PARADISE COOPER “BOOGIE PARADISE” (TRAX I)


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.