Nostalgia just isn't what it used to be


I was hit with a huge wave of nostalgia recently, after hearing the first track of a mix posted on mnmlssgs. The ticking of a clock instantly transported me back 17 years to a bedroom in Peckham, recording Coldcut's Solid Steel show off Kiss FM, back before they and their label Ninja Tune became obsessed by shit trip-hop for stoned students from the home counties. With this as my motivation I dug out and digitised this cherished tape of a show guest presented by Dave Cawley of Fat Cat Records, at that time not yet a label, just a lovely little record shop selling electronic music in a Covent Garden basement, where I'd go and spend all my money whilst not finishing projects at art college round the corner. Dave worked in the shop along with Alex Knight and Lee Grainge (who collaborated with Hazel Bligh under the name Human, releasing 2 EPs, my favourite track of which is the beautiful Skating On Thin Ice — embedded below).



The journey starts in Detroit with Juan Atkins and ends with Jim Morrison in LA, spanning continents and decades between.

Cybotron — Clear — 1983
John Carpenter — Christine — 1984
Kraftwerk — Autobahn — 1974
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Riot In Lagos — 1980
Reload — Le Soliel Et La Mer — 1993
Aphex Twin — Delphium — 1992
Sandoz — Digital Lifeforms — 1993
The Black Dog — Cost II — 1993
Mystic Institute  —  Ob-Selon Mi-Nos (Global Communication Remix) — 1993
Peter Gabriel — The Feeling Begins — 1989
Killing Joke — Change (Youth remix) — 1992
Beaumont Hannant — Tastes And Textures Volume 2 — 1993
Nicky Skopelitis — Tarab — 1993
The Doors — The End — 1967

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