Thursday, June 28, 2007
South Central does it better
Right now is a funny time for music. We just had the greatest explosion of of awesomeness in ages. SMD, Justice, Klaxons, NYPC, Hadouken, Supersystem, Shy Child, To My Boy, Black Ghosts, Shitdisco... and labels like Kitsune, Ed Banger, and countless other tiny labels that released your fav singles of the year. Everything has been fucking baller for the last 18 months.
But now what?
Who are the new heroes? Because most of what I have been hearing sounds like Daft Punk smoking crack in a closet full of bouncy balls that are ricocheting off the walls. Or like some new combination of SOME rock genre mixed with SOME electronic genre. Maybe like no wave and gabber. I dunno but... Seriously... Blog house is fucking over. And if your band failed at being a guitar band, don't go buy synthesizers! The vultures are coming in and you can smell the stink of death for miles.
We may be facing an unstable musical future BUT the fun is "not over yet" (cue Klaxons... har har). There are still a couple of awesome bands whose records have simply not come out yet. They aren't band wagon hoppers... they just have summer release dates! One of those awesome bands is, Arcadia favourite, South Central!
They have a new track coming out in August called "Machine". It's a limited run of 500 through the Regal Singles Club (which means I'd get on top of that if I were you)... I've got the b-side however right now, which I'll post at the bottom of the page...
Just to get your mouth watering... here's a little bio info if you didn't catch it last time...
The Brighton-based duo dubbed - “the British Justice”, by Eddy Temple Morris, Xfm - are a Band/DJ production team who are leading the vanguard of the new generation of artists melding both indie and electro influences. South Central rose to prominence providing innovative dance cuts for the likes of Shitdisco, Sunshine Underground and The Maccabees to name but a few. This already illustrious list is set to expand over the summer months with Twisted Charm, Dandi Wind and Shychild locked and loaded ready for the most demanding summer dance floors!
‘Machine’ is immense, a heady surge of unstoppable, warped Electro. Cerebral as well as Fabric friendly, both ‘Machine’ and the equally glorious flipside ‘Revolution’ were apparently inspired by the work of two Philosopher/Mystics of the ‘Fouth Way’ from the turn of 20th Century, G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky. ‘Machine’ refers to Gurdjieff’s theory that the ordinary man is a machine who is only capable of reacting to what acts upon him. ‘Revolution’, with its repeated refrain “Can’t Stop The Wheel’”, is a reference Ouspensky’s only novel, ‘The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin’, which is based on the theory of eternal recurrence (think ‘Ground Hog Day’). The title ‘Revolution’ also pays homage to South Central’s favourite system kicking Psychedelic rock anthem from Spacemen 3.
It is also common knowledge that Gurdjieff expounded the idea that mankind’s souls existed only as a source of food for the Moon… fear of becoming lunar lunch won’t be enough to stop South Central reaching for the sinister satellite!
Catch South Central DJing or with their hotly tipped 5 piece band this summer:
Thurs 28th Hull Club NME @ The Welly (DJ set)
Fri 29th Doncaster Underground @ The Priory (DJ set)
Sat 30th London Proud Galleries (DJ set)
Fri 6th London The Cock @ Ghetto (DJ set)
Thurs 12th London Fly Regal Club Night (DJ set)
Sat 14th London Club Motherf*cker @ Barden's Boudoir (DJ set)
Thurs 19th Manchester Electrobanque @ Roadhouse (DJ set)
Sat 21st Brighton, single launch party @ Kabuki (Live)
Sat 28th Secret Garden Party - Remix Stage (live & DJ set)
Fri 3rd London Club NME @ Koko (Live)
Sat 25th London TDK Cross Central Festival (live)
Ok... here it is patient readers... "Revolution" by South Central!
South Central- "Revolution" YSI
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