Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:
This week we’re dedicating Goin;’ Old School to to the documentary, and it’s soon to be released soundtrack, The Sound Of Belgium. Directed by Jozef Devillé the film has already won numerous awards and chronicles the journey of Belgian music from the dancehall days of Popcorn, through EBM and New Beat to House and Techno. You can find local screenings on their website, and this November a three CD soundtrack compilation will be released with a tracklist reading like a whos-who of influential Belgian music. To us, Belgian music will always mean old school EBM and New Beat, so check out three tracks from the forthcoming album that remind us of out wasted youth.
It’s been featured on Goin’ Old School before, but Front 242’s Headhunter from 1988 is the quintessential EBM track.
Another one from 1988 Neon’s Target Records New Beat classic, Voices.
Maybe 1988 was the year for us? Logo’s moody SynthPop/New Beat Businessmen certainly helped.
The Sound Of Belgium triple album is released 25th November, the documentary has it’s first UK screening this month, find dates here.
Here’s a nice slice of free cosmic Electro thanks to the folks at Kitsuné Music.
Hot on the heels of their acclaimed single ‘La Vie Moderne’/’Juniocide’, Logo have dropped this free “not an X-mas song” as an X-mas present to you all. It’s called ‘BAAB’ and it’s a pulsating, hypnotic jam that reminds me (in a good way) of Electro parties in 2008 it’s got that big post-Acid Electro bass going on, Just the kind of pumping electronics we don’t hear enough of these days.