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- Limited to 500
- Remastered by Rob Gordon
- Liner notes by Matt Anniss
Available: February 5, 2021
Having gotten down and dirty with the X-rated Belgian club tunes of Erotique New Beats, Musique Pour La Danse stick with the late 1980s and jump from the continental mainland to Sheffield for a quick dip in the city’s bustling early bleep scene. Ozone compiles the stellar recordings of local legends Ozone Recordings, each track a vintage coalescence of rave, acid and techno sure to whet any DJ and electronic music historian’s appetite. We begin with the laser-focused rave atmospherics of Count Zero’s ‘Silent Prayer #1’, which reverberate throughout the minimal acid hits of Success’ ‘Tripwire (Deep Bass Strip Down Acid)’ and New Age Technology’s bleep classic ‘New Age Technology II’.
After Brussels 89 on Erotiques New Beats, Musique Pour La Danse stays in the 89-90 season but this time takes you to Sheffield with this Ozone Recordings mini-compilation shedding light on an iconic label whose bleeps, basses and breaks helped shape the sound of British electronic music, from acid house, to bleeps, to rave and beyond. Conceived as a one-way ticket to the early days of the UK Bleep scene, where US and European influences coalesced to give birth to a distinctive genre, this collection was remastered by Rob Gordon (original Forgemasters member and Warp co-founder) and it comes with extensive liner notes by Matt Annis, author of the celebrated 'Join The Future' book which tells the fascinating story of UK Bleep and the rise of a distinctively British electronic sound.
It will be available in limited trioxygen blue vinyl edition featuring the notorious logo from The Designers Republic! Also notable, a few tracks on this record were produced with the help of Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H. Kirk. "It would be fair to say that this snapshot of Ozone Recordings excitement-packed back catalogue is well overdue. The Sheffield-based imprint's contribution to British dance music's creative boom of the late 1980s and early &90's has long been overlooked, with much more focus naturally falling on the Steel City's other key imprint of the period, Warp Records. (...) Looking back, they offer a good snapshot of the time, just as this tighter, more stripped-down compilation of highlights does."
Please be aware that we did our very best to reach the best sound possible with the archival sources provided without excessively denaturing their original character.
- 1 Silent Prayer #1 Count Zero 1:30
- 2 Eternal #2 Zone 1:30
- 3 Tripwire (Deep Bass Strip Down Acid) Success 1:30
- 4 New Age Technology II New Age Technology 1:30
- 5 For This II Trak 1 1:30
- 6 Positive Nuisance #1 Count Zero 1:30
A1. Count Zero - Silent Prayer #1
A2. Zone - Eternal #2
A3. Success - Tripwire (Deep Bass Strip Down Acid)
B1. New Age Technology - New Age Technology II
B2. Trak 1 - For This II
B3. Count Zero - Positive Nuisance #1