Monday, 21 June 2010

a few things from... Geoffroy Mugwump (part two)

06. Garsaaidi "Frank Zaffa" (Orange Egg)
Trip-hop-affiliated labels sometimes satisfied Belgian dj's like me, in need of some uptempo, fucked-up leftfield tunes. This 1996-97record was the 6am sound of my then newly begun (and very open-minded) residency at the Food club in Leuven, in between deep house and techno of all sorts.

07. Psychotropic "Psychosis" (02)
Psychotropic was probably associated with the hardcore scene in the UK but in Belgium, this was a very sought-after track and the proof you were at the right party with the right people. A big hit from Poltergeist again.

08. Florence "The Vineyard" ((Peter Ford rmx) (EEvolute)
Stefan Robbers is one of the true european techno don and is still active today. The Peter Ford mix is frankly one of the best piece of truly haunted 4/4 music i know and is cellotaped in my box since its 1996 release. This was the Ifach era and big in Fuse with its resident Pierre too. Great 12' !!!

09.Optimus "Deadly Dub"/"Dirty Harry" (Hi-Phen)
A more recent 2004 outing on my now defunct Hi-Phen label, "Deadly dub" is a rework of an Optimus (Pete Herbert's older alias with Mat Anthony) remix from Minimal Compact 's "Deadly Weapons". The dub had not been used by the label (Crammed Discs/SSR) so i suggested they extended and rework it and it was frankly really worth it. killer record.

10. White House White "Disdain" (?)
Killer New-Beat/ EBM workout from Antwerp with a bassline very reminiscent of Nitzer Ebb.Koenie recently found a batch in a warehouse and you can still get it at his Wally's Groove World shop and site. This really is a Belgian lost classic.

Geoffroy, your final say in a few words?

'Has the wave trully rolled back'

You can find most of Mugwump original music on Kompakt, or the just released excellent 'the congregation of discalced clerks' on Throne of Blood. And their remixes? just about everywhere... best is to check here.

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