Sunday, 1 November 2015

SUNDAY MORNING - 11 - Rude 66 by Danny Daze

THE ARTIST: Rude 66 THE MIX: (curated and mixed by ALL MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE AT - "Everything was going to hell. That was the feeling i had the time these tracks were made, roughly 1995-1997. It was getting more and more difficult to have our records distributed, and people seemed only interested in polished club house junk. The legendary Acid Planet parties in The Hague ground to a halt in an implosion of mind numbing sets of 180 BPM empty acid lines fuelled by every drug you can imagine, I-f closed the Hotmix shop and went even deeper underground. I was sick and tired of acid, so a time of musical exploration started. I tried revisiting my industrial past, building on darker themes, and it was a challenge to incorporate newer styles like jungle or illbient as well. I had no idea if these tracks would ever see the light of day. These tracks were my way of staying sane through a transitional period in the history of the West Coast sound and eventually, a new path towards electro, italo and wave became clear through the musical fog. The tracks were never released or even heard, and the tapes ended up in storage, only to be uncovered this year. I hope that almost 20 years later, they still carry some relevance. I know they do for me. Ruud Lekx

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