Soporific State

This weekend called for an early hours house & techno resurrection that may or may not have been part of a Bushmills fuelled all nighter. The offices of High-Rise are nursing broken bodies so a Sunday quadruple threat is in order.

After a disappointing performance from Aphex Twin at Bestival 2008 we retired, crestfallen, to the tents only to hear Pacific State floating across the campsite. I will never forgive myself for missing them.

This record sounds incredibly raw to me, like someone taking pleasure in the fact that the synthesiser doesn’t really resemble any instrument that has come before. LFO are playing both Bloc and Bestival this year.

Fans of A Tribe Called Quest might recognise this Freddie Hubbard sample from The Love. For me, this is one of those occasions where the jury is out on who flipped it better; Pepe Bradock (aka Trankilou) or J Dilla.

To finish, some sleazy French sax from Laurent Garnier. He is also making an appearance at Bloc with L.B.S. (a ‘four hour free wheelin’ rave jam’) which should be pretty epic, especially if their set features a similar live solo to honour the passing of the late great Gerry Rafferty. I’m going to bed.


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