Today's Memory Tape comes from one or our fave production duos Two Fingers. Basically, they fancied creating a tape for us (one side each) and, obvioulsy, we said yes please!
Joe Chapman aka Doubleclick writes...
"We're both still kicking ourselves about things we didn't pick, Amon especially (I had the luxury of being able to think for a while, but Amon had to make his choices very quickly in between various engagements). He started off with a track from R.D. Burman's soundtrack to the film "Shalimar". I remember about ten years ago when Amon had several crates of Indian vinyl sent to his house, and everyone had to step around piles of the stuff for months while he was mining it for samples. "Venus in Furs" has popped up in dozens of Amon's DJ sets.
"We're admirers of The Neptunes' productions, which is why Amon's picked the Britney and Kelis tracks. People we meet are often horrified at our shared enjoyment of Brandy's music, but if those people can't see the merits of "What About Us?" then we pity them. Growing up in England when we did, and ending up making electronic music, we have fond memories of all the twisted music that the BBC Radiophonic Workshop pushed into our heads; his side ends with Delia Derbyshire's theme from ""Doctor Who".
"My side a little different. I love Cardiacs so much that I could quite easily fill the tape with various Tim Smith projects and call it a day, but I've whittled them down to one. It's not necessarily my favourite Tim Smith track, and I'm not sure I could pick a favourite, but it's a good one to hear if you've never heard his bands before. My friend Polly got me into Cardiacs when we met more than 20 years ago, so I was lucky enough to see them live many times. I've seen all kinds of crowds before, but I've never seen a hive mind like a Cardiacs audience. Those gigs were, I would guess, something like going to church and it makes me a little sad to think that I might never encounter anything like that again. You'll sometimes hear a Tim Smith track sneaked into Amon's DJ sets on his tours too.
"I threw in a couple of hip-hop tracks to represent two poles that influence us as Two Fingers: a DJ Quik track for the sparse, stripped-down, bass-heavy style and a track by Finale, which is a more delicate Black Milk production. There's a lot more we could have included; Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim, Busta Rhymes and a lot of other people are very important to us."
R.D. Burman - Theme from Shalimar
The Stranglers - Golden Brown
Giorgio Moroder - The Chase
Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence
Kelis - Milkshake
Britney Spears - I'm a Slave 4 U
Brandy - What About Us?
The Kinks - All Day and All of The Night
Deep Purple - Hush
Jimi Hendrix - If 6 Was 9
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Delia Derbyshire - Theme from Doctor Who
Secret Chiefs 3 - Ship of Fools (Stone of Exile)
Kourosh Yaghmaei - Gole Yakh
Cardiacs - Ain't He Messy Though
Slapp Happy & Henry Cow - Strayed
Can - Vitamin C
Quasi - Tomorrow You'll Hide
Baader Meinhof - Meet Me at the Airport
Moonshake - Capital Letters
DJ Quik & Kurupt - 9 X's Outta 10
Finale - One Man Show
Rahsaan Patterson - You Make Life So Good
Annie - Chewing Gum
Tamiko Jones - Creepin'
Bettye Swann - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Tom Waits - Martha
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