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1. Basic Channel, Lyot Rmx

It took me a while to get into Basic Channel. I was into Rhythm & Sound right off the bat, but it wasn’t until Honest Jons accidentally sent me a copy of this instead of Roll Off that BC clicked for me. Nowadays I prefer BC.

The thing with this one in particular’s how buried the mix is: everything’s dwarfed by this colossal arc of electricity snaking out into space like a deep sea powerline. Juan Atkins at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

 

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2. A Guy Called Gerald, Alita’s Dream

Maybe there are minor differences between the two – there’s a version out there with a vocal intro rather than the pads – but I think this is essentially Darker Than I Should Be retitled for Black Secret Technology. Anyway… I first heard of BST via a Lee Gamble interview where he talked about it sounding like a xerox of jungle, a ghostly impression, and I think he was right. You’re looking through frosted glass or into a plume of smoke. The form’s just about visible, but it’s got this wraith-like quality to it. It’s there, but not entirely…

 

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3. Madonna, Lucky Star

Kate Bush battered her in the poll, but Kate never did anything this good. There are a bunch of mixes out there, but you need this version – sticking that opening synth in mono’s a crime.

There’s a scene in Guy Ritchie’s Snatch where Vinnie Jones drives down the street with Ewen Bremner’s head wound up in his window to this. I’m no fan of nepotism, but if your spouse has tunes like that then fair enough.

 

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4. Kate Bush, Running Up That Hill

I just slagged her off, so I have to big her up. I would possibly have gone for Pull Out The Pin, but Craner just stuck it in his second hundred and this probably edges it for me anyway.

I once drove a mate spare throwing almost every Connect Four piece from a set at his head whilst he was trying to sing it on SingStar. He lost his voice later that night and everyone decided it was down to putting too much passion into his performance.

 

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5. Chief Keef, Save that Shit

I love Keef. There are two Keef tunes in this list. I almost included I Don’t Know Dem too, but thought three might be excessive. I might include it anyway.

 

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"Running up that hill" sounds quite anime to me all of a sudden. I mean that the instrumental sounds like the sort of lo-fi dramatic music you'd get in a Japanese cartoon or RPG. Or maybe I'm imagining things.
 

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"Running up that hill" sounds quite anime to me all of a sudden. I mean that the instrumental sounds like the sort of lo-fi dramatic music you'd get in a Japanese cartoon or RPG. Or maybe I'm imagining things.
Studio Ghibli.
 

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It's perfectly fitting with Dissensoid taste but it's idiosyncratic too... Those two Keef ones, e.g. I'd never have picked.
 

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It's funny luka always accuses me of being mean and heartless but he's already sticking the knife in.
 

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"Running up that hill" sounds quite anime to me all of a sudden. I mean that the instrumental sounds like the sort of lo-fi dramatic music you'd get in a Japanese cartoon or RPG. Or maybe I'm imagining things.
Kate Bush herself seems like someone who'd live in a moving castle or enchanted forest.
 

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I think there's some music in Final Fantasy 7 which sounds really like that runningupthathill insturmental, right down to the drum beat.

Or maybe it's sonic the hedgehog or something lol
 

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8. Actress, Gershwin

He’s not exactly known for bangers, but this one’s a banger. A weird banger, but a banger nonetheless. Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music assembled into something resembling a club track.

 
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