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Mr.Fonk

Mr.Fonk

January 15, 2016
referencing Throw, 12", pepcp 1

One question: Ok, pretty sure this is Loleatta Holloway on the vocals, starting in the last third of the track. But which acapella or track is this from? And why was it removed from later versions?
dylaf

dylaf

May 20, 2015
referencing Throw, 12", pepcp 1
In the years following after the release of 'Throw', its interpretation has changed in accordance with the times. The mid 90's was definitely not about instant hits, more about building, patience, and the reward for those who get it. The reason why it is such a long record is simple- thats how long the piece takes to develop & tell its story. There really was nothing like this & nothing could describe the atmosphere when it took over. It made perfect sense at the time. The track is built around a short percussion loop borrowed from Loleatta Holloway's 'Hit And Run', with Carl on (hilarious) vocal duty in the guise of a Diva shaking up the ladies on their self worth. Genius. The snares, simple groove changes & that bassline drove the crowd mad, & it simply put the icing on the cake at that point in time. One intelligent, beast of a record. How it comes across to anyone who wasn't around back then, I can't comment on, but for those who were, this was nothing short of biblical, and at a time when I believe the art of dance was all about patience.
Agosto

Agosto

October 17, 2003
referencing Throw / Remake (Basic Reshape), 12", RE, pe pcp 2, pepcp 2

Okay, I picked this one because the Basic Channel retooling is really, really good despite it's lack of overt dancefloor appeal. That is to say, you'll really have to own the crowd before you drop this one but if you do, this is the one that'll definitely take someone out there somewhere. Of course, the original is still every bit as good as it's ever been, though I don't quite understand why it had to be such a long record. Usually, I jump right into the breakdown and take it from there. Still, it's one worth owning.