Well it’s Rubadub’s 20th Anniversary Birthday bash this Sat, 24th Nov. There may be a few tickets left, if you phone the shop.. but I doubt it.
I’ve been trying to find some of those classic records that have made their mark with us in the last 20 years. Far too difficult a task, if you’ve got your records filed in the order I have.
The first record I need to find is Wladimir M’s Goin’ South. (Eevolute002). Got a few copies. I have one here that sounds terrible, as if DJ Hedgehog has been spinning it when I’ve been out. It’s been an anthem from the very first nights of 69.
I’m going to digress a bit here into Techno-storydom..
While our shop was in Virginia Galleries, there was a chap looking through the records. I said, ‘Can I help you big man’. He said, “Oh I see you have Eevolute Records here.. I have recorded for Eevolute. My name is Wladimir’. ..I nearly fell on my arse.. what like Vladimir the Impaler with a ‘W’ ? ..Then told him how much we loved his records. He didn’t have any clue as too how much though. He’d really need to have been to 69 I suppose for that.
Anyway.. no more Techno stories this blog. Just records, that may, or may not get played.
I’ve been a bit demented trying to find EFF’s 420 Low.. which I can’t, amongst others.
I also need to Find EPY, MMM, EOG, DSR, (and some other capital lettered artists) Erik Travis, Lory D, G2G, which I’ve just found, well half of it.. and Journey to the Dragons has got to be played. Jazz Is the Teacher.. and maybe a few other Detroit Classics.
Octave One Foundation is in the bag, and Optic Nerve - Trilogy Wave 3, Sonar 123, H-Men Scream.. which is from Chicago.. but hang on I feel another Detroit Techno story coming on..
Tank - Bite before you bark (Ignitor003) .. is a bit of a favourite of mine. I never tire of listening to it, and when played is often asked by appreciators in the crowd ‘What the fuck is that’. None more so than when we had UR playing at the club, and I was spinning post the live set, and couple of the band members came up and asked.. ‘Who the fuck is that’. ‘His Dug’ I said, pointing to Mike. Tank. Mad Mikes dog. Wee Bull terrier. Forever immortalised in music. Via Orlando Voorn.
Anyway, I was going to wax about records, and list some, and there’s loads of brilliant labels, that I’ve just pulled out there… that really deserve a mention here, because they have played a major part in our musical history.. but fuck that, I need to put some records in my bag for tomorrow. It’s a wonder anyone gets anything done with this internet shit.
I’m actually listening to some new records right now. As I said to a guy in the shop today.. we’ll be rocking the old school, and I wouldn’t be playing any new cutting edge promo white label, sorta shit. But I may make an couple of exceptions. Dan’s new DABJ-1204, is a 69 belter, and a certain NY label that I’m not allowed to tell anyone about, until it’s released in about a week or two, but I just can’t help myself. And no one really reads my blogs anyway. If you’ve read this far, then you deserve to know. NS-07. New Novel Sound. Levon Vincent. Rockin in there with some of the best records in the last 20 years. It would be a shame if it was just a week too late.
So I’ve got about 4 records in my bag, and got a wedding and a birthday party to go to tomorrow, so that’s about it for this BRBE… I better go and hone my skills.
Keep it Unreal.