Every Friday, Ginette Chittick, George Chua and Joe Ng, play hosts to BEAT! by continuing the tradition back in the 90s when George spun indie disco tunes at the legendary Moods bar. A Home Club -styled no frills take on partying with tunes that matter! Expect huge chunks of independent rock and an eclectic mix of other space oddities! Let’s BEAT the tedium of this humdrum town into a pulp!
Love & Caring by Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles is like Royal Trux who are one of the coolest boy-girl rock and roll duos ever. Except they are pure electronics. They have been getting some notice with some of their well received remixes for electro/nu rave types but for me their own music is miles ahead in it’s rock and roll attitude and their no wave raving vocals. Also check out Crimewave, which is more subdued and calm but very beautiful. I love them so check out everything they do. (George)
Hurricane Jane by Black Kids
Starts off with a guy who goes to a club and wants to take a girl home but gets rejected. The song is glorious in all its imperfection! (Ginette)
Natural’s Not In It by Gang Of Four
I’ve not heard Gang Of Four’s “Entertainment” (1979) after my turntable died years ago. Just a while back I chanced upon it and bought the CD. Hearing it for the first time after so many years, I nearly fell off my chair, yelling “knn ccb! wah lan eh sibeh ho ah!!”. Exact similar reaction when I first heard it yonkers ago. “Natural’s Not In It” is just one of the twelve gut cranking tracks. This is such a vital record. Listen to today’s current crop of bands like Bloc Party and sundry all, and you will know what I mean. (Joe)
Let’s Start by Fela Kuti
It’s a great way to start a day. Do it with Fela. Well Fela is good for everything. I can dance to Fela Kuti any day, any track. I envisioned a disco that plays nothing but Fela Kuti music all night with full on laser shows and strobes. I am also working on new electronic music in which the rhythm is the lead instrument. Purely music which is rhythm and electronic noise which is like a disco that will play both Fela Kuti and Crystal Castles. And of course Suicide, Can and Cluster. Three of the best bands with short and sweet one word names. Corporate Toil is cool too though it’s two words. Ask Joe. Will Joe and Ginette be willing to guest as vocalist some time? I don’t know. I haven’t asked yet. (George)
Noticed by Mutemath
This song was in a mixtape gift from my love. Great hooks, melody and the singer sounds very much like Sting. This song reminds me of this time in my life, full of light and love. (Ginette)
Dekalogue I by Zbignieuw Preisner
One of my fave composers, Arvo Pärt (I think he’s from Estonia) said this “I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played. This one note, or a silent beat, or a moment of silence, comforts me.” Listening to Preisner’s second track from Dekalogue I mirrors that emotion for me. Since being introduced to Preisner’s works, his music has inspired me tremendously. (Joe)
Every Wednesday, Culturepush presents The Dada Record, a weekly post for artists to share the music that gets their creative juices flowing.