Friday, 28 September 2012

It's Friday . . . Let's Dance





Let's head across town from the West End where last week's label was based, to the city centre and Bath Street to be precise.

23rd Precinct was a well established record shop long before Billie Kiltie took it over. What his time owning the shop did bring was two well respected dance labels in the form of Limbo and 23rd Precinct Records and also possibly the worst record store staff in the world, Jack Black wouldn't have got a look in if he had tried to get a job there . If you weren't part of the crowd you were treated with disdain and contempt. Total bunch of wankers as far as I was concerned.

But the labels were a different matter, they produced some top quality tunes, I would go as far as to say quality tunes, if that word was not synonomous with the Soma label. Stuff like I Trance You by Gypsy, Schtoom by Havanna and a plethora of other tracks kept me entertained and dancing through the early to mid nineties. The claim that the labels founded Progressive House is probably a step too far but the music on the label was certainly amongst the first in that genre. If you can get your hands on the House Of Limbo compilations you will find it well worth the effort.

Here is a track from Graham Drinnan and Mathew Brown recording as Sublime from 1994. TGV is quite typical of the sound emanating from Glasgow at the time, huge Sub Club shaking sounds.

Have a good weekend people.

Sublime - TGV (Paris - Marseille)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha! Totally agree about the 23rd Precinct staff back then - total arsepieces!

Also loved their cheeky titles - Funk De Fino & Yurchucked being two great examples (especially with the latter's "I Don't Want Your Love" sample!)

dickvandyke said...

Cant stop - am meeting those 4 at Pudsey WMC

davyh said...

Third from the left's with me now Dickie, says she's not going

dickvandyke said...

Fair do's davy. I'll do No 2 twice then.

Anonymous said...

http://www.optimo.co.uk/echationew/viewtopic.php?t=2822

gotta disagree with you about the founding of Progressive House comment & a lot of it hasn't aged very well except in a blootered nostalgic state! And yeah 23rd Precinct, was a challenge on a Saturday afternoon!

acidted said...

great tune