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FC Kahuna take the big-beat blueprint, screw it up and start again.
Their debut album, Machine Says Yes is acid-house except it's a sound that is entirely contemporary and with any luck they're gonna give boring formulaic dance music a damn good kick up the arse.
Dan and Jon 'Kahuna' grew up together, from listening to records as boyhood friends to becoming the joint brains behind The Big Kahuna Burger club night during London's acid-house scene of the early nineties. They've played along side the likes of David Holmes, Jon Carter and Norman Cook, and have accompanied the Charlatans on three tours.
They now share a stable with Felix Da Housecat on City Rockers, a label which claims to release 'brilliant twisted cosmic pop music' and, at last, they have got around to making an album.
The Machine Says Yes is layered, psychedelic, beat-driven craziness but its gentler moments, featuring Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and ex-Gus Gus singer Hafdis Huldare, are arguably its best. Whichever you prefer, the contemporary sound of the Kahunas will certainly be drifting on the summer breeze. MW 08 April 02
The Machine Says Yes, released 15 April 02 on City Rockers.
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