thirdform

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i knew youd say that!

It's like golf man. a club of people having fun in 2020 is revolting. It was good in 1992 when the world was innocent and surveillance tech was still in its infancy. Now though, we know too much. and not shadowy elites, every joe bloggs thinks they're a bloody cop.
 

Pearsall

Prodigal Son

just been through this whole thread to check that this Frankie Bones gem hasn't been posted. always loved this one - basically sounds like the father of ambient jungle. just gorgeous.
 

Pearsall

Prodigal Son
when I first discovered dance music, I used to buy records at Frankie Bones' store Sonic Groove. small, narrow shop (kind of similar in size to black market in soho, without the downstairs) run by him, his brother Adam X and Heather Heart. they had huge PA speakers hanging on chains from the ceiling, the cash register was on a raised platform alongside the decks and they'd be spinning insane ravey shit at club volumes while you flipped through the racks. on Saturday afternoons, you could barely squeeze in, got turned on to so much wild shit there (including all the Drop Bass Network 12s that @thirdform loves so much).

weren't they all from like Bay Ridge? definitely not the Brooklyn of modern artisanal yogurt weavers lol.

by my teenage years I was in London so I only went record shopping in NYC when I would go back each summer for visits, but I mostly used to go to Satellite on the Bowery (that was a really great record store IMO) although I would sometimes go to Sonic Groove too.
 
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Leo

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weren't they all from like Bay Ridge? definitely not the Brooklyn of modern artisanal yogurt weavers lol.

by my teenage years I was in London so I only went record shopping in NYC when I would go back each summer for visits, but I mostly used to go to Satellite on the Bowery (that was a really great record store IMO) although I would sometimes go to Sonic Groove too.

yeah, bay ridge and then carmine st in the west village. satellite started as a smaller shop and then moved to a HUGE location on bowery, hard to imagine a dance music record store that large. in alongside all the restaurant supply stores, the bowery had already started to get less sleazy but that was still back when rents hadn't skyrocketed yet. also had a store in Atlanta.
 

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Prodigal Son
yeah, bay ridge and then carmine st in the west village. satellite started as a smaller shop and then moved to a HUGE location on bowery, hard to imagine a dance music record store that large. in alongside all the restaurant supply stores, the bowery had already started to get less sleazy but that was still back when rents hadn't skyrocketed yet. also had a store in Atlanta.

I went to both of those Satellite locations - the second one was I think one of the biggest record stores I've ever been in. A proper treasure trove of a place! Pretty crazy how different the Bowery and really the whole East Village / LES were then - I have a whole trove of photos of the LES in 1998 that I should get digitized; really different times.
 

Pearsall

Prodigal Son

ha, I was coming here to post this! Lenny Dee and Tim Taylor really made something beautiful here

speaking of Tim Taylor, I've always been a huge fan of this amazing 1993 collaboration of his with Damon Wild. a totally gorgeous and epic breakbeat journey

 
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