Mig 29 – Mig 29 (12″)


A brief slice of faceless dance music before I get on to my recent forage from Static Records in Wigan

(a great little vinyl stuff that rewards a good dig,  http://staticrecordswigan.co.uk/)

Mig 29 comes in a brilliant sleeve mixing pills and Russian Combat Planes. Italian Ravey Techno this was Gianfranco Bortolotti project started in 1991 with Max Aventino and Francesco Scandolari, various other Media Records artists were involved in the project over the next few years including Roberto Arduini, Max Persona and Mauro Picotto. The golden age of dance music this was released in 1992 on Champion Records and whilst most stuff was being adventurous at the time this seem to keep to a strict formula which didn’t vary much across the mixes. The “Paranoia Mix” is the more techno, harder track. Both have the “Media Records” bassline, intro pinched for The Prodigy’s “Charly”


Champion ‎– CHAMP 12 292migsleeve1.jpg

A Mig29 (Love Mix)
B Mig29 (Paranoia Mix)

Tack>head ‎– The Game (You’ll Never Walk Alone) (12″)

A slice of On-U-Sound madness and this football themed track from 1987 with added Barmy Army. Commentator, Brian Moore appears on the normal mix, a bit tagged on like the commentary you get on many computer video games. The definite version is the instrumental cut with the massive dubby bass of Doug Wimbish and the layered percussion and lack of cheesy samples.


4th & Broadway ‎– 12 BRWX 65tackycov

A1 The Game (You’ll Never Walk Alone) 4:43
A2 The Game (You’ll Never Walk Alone) – Instrumental Chants 3:00
B The Game – Full-Time Instrumental 6:24


Central Line – You’ve Said Enough / Nature Boy (US 12″)

So, ha, ha! I can do the old US 12″ if I want too (no disrespect to Mike B) From the band that brought you on “Walking On Sunshine” and at the forefront of Brit Funk, Central Line. They gave us the funky disco of “You’ve Said Enough” and the very electronic “Nature Boy” all from 1982. So “Nature Boy” is a bit of an electro classic, it’s all about the bass! A cover of the George Benson funk classic given a synth work over. So the main track is much more disco/funk orientated, apparently featuring Rush Winters on backing vocals (a major Yello contributor) Both instrumentals are really dub mixes. Get your skates on for the Roller Disco.


Mercury ‎– 6400 728youvesaid cov

A1 You’ve Said Enough (Vocal) 7:45
A2 You’ve Said Enough (Instrumental) 5:30
B1 Nature Boy (Vocal) 6:15
B2 Nature Boy (Instrumental) 6:15