Saturday, 27 September 2014
Casse les frontieres, Fou les tetes en l'air"
I've probably regaled you with this story before but during the early nineties I was an avid collector of James Lavelle's Mo Wax label and pretty much collected everything on the label from MW014, Shadow's In Flux up until MW078 , Cavern by Liquid Liquid, with a smattering of the first thirteen and it must be said to diminishing returns. You never knew what you were going to get some of it was astounding a lot of it alright and some absolute pish but it was always worth a listen and the covers always looked as cool as fuck.
Most of the Mo Wax along with the a lot of the Junior Boys Own, Soma and others went in the great iPod funding sell off of 2003, a memory that still brings me out in a cold sweat. Why I kept the Saberettes releases is a mystery to me now but I digress. Anyway along with In Flux, Clubbed to Death and a few others I kept a rather strange 10" double pack single from French musicians La Funk Mob who would later evolve into Cassuis, I'm not quite sure how you would classify the music contained on the two pieces of vinyl and I'm not even going to try, it's just very very good especially through headphones. It has a couple of classy remixes from a couple of the best Techno producers of the time, well of all time really. My intention was to post the Carl Craig mix of Ravers Suck Our Sound but when I listened to the record this morning I decided that the Ritchie Hawtin track was the one I was digging.
It really does do what it says on the cover "breaking boundaries, messing up heads"
La Funk Mob - Motorbass Get Funked Up (Ritchie Hawtin mix)