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A few Sundays ago, as my girlfriend and I drove home from a few lengths at Andrew Boy Charlton Pool, the atmosphere in the car suddenly changed. Radio host Jai Chouhan (filling in for Tyson Koh) queued a record that had us lit.
Careening out of Rebles 1986 Caribbean interpretation of Sade’s ‘Sweetest Taboo’ came a bongo lead-in that could only mean one thing–a Genius Of Time record had arrived.
Tackling First Choice’s 1979 smash ‘Love Thang’, the Swedish duo of Alexander Berg and Nils Krogh hit a remix home run. In true Genius Of Time style, the flip consists of considered sections that collectively slap. We’re talking crispy percussion, cowbells, steel drums, squelchy KORG and a hefty house kick. Oh…and that iconic vocal sample “This ain’t no game, yeah…it’s a Love Thang.”
At 2:43 things really kick up a gear. Chords that somehow sound like they’re moving backwards and forwards simultaneously take centre stage. A distorted rubbing if you will. From here, the Nordic lads bring in a whirlpooling siren and it’s bedlam of the best kind. To be honest, I had trouble concentrating on the road ahead.
We have Gothenburg’s Aniara Recordings to thank for this one, originally featured on the vinyl-only series of edits, ‘Verktyg’. Visit their SoundCloud,where you’ll find a wealth of fine dance.
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Lines like “I don’t want to be here all of my life” and “Living my life, doing what I say,” are empowering and resonate universally. There’s a Nai Palm-esque (Hiatus Kaiyote) flavour to Squidgenini’s vocal tone–each note dripping in soul and indefinable magic.
Today, we’re lucky enough to premiere the live stream of Henry’s set – a journey sprinkled with never before heard edits from the man himself. By the looks of things, this was one hell of a time at the controls as well as for those on the dancefloor.