Let’s Dance

I had a post about Richard Norris planned (semi-planned and half written in my head) about how I didn’t expect that he would be tagged, to date, 37 times in posts here and how without realising it he is a Zelig-like figure in my record collection (and cd and mp3 collection). He appears throughout from writing for the NME in the late 80s to the the Jack The Tab album with Genesis P. Orridge in 1987, his output in the 90s with Dave Ball as The Grid, the songs he did with Joe Strummer as The Mescaleros started out, his music as one half of Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve with Erol Alkan, his solo stuff as The Time And Space Machine from around the time this blog started in 2010, his much more recent releases as Circle Sky and a multitude of remixes from way back then to now.

I got in from work last night to find Richard is sharing various unreleased tracks from his vaults starting with this one from four years ago called Let’s Dance (not that Let’s Dance). Free download for a limited time. A thumping, analogue acid house banger.

It was this track spinning on my car’s cd player on Thursday morning that started the original post being written in my head, a remix of Gulp and a piece of space-disco so perfect it could convince you higher life forms were involved in its production.

Morning Velvet Sky (Richard Norris Remix)

And while I’m here Gulp’s album All Best Wishes is a beauty, an album from this year that I keep coming back to. Gulp would easily fit in on a bill alongside Jane Weaver and Cavern of Anti-Matter for a really good night out. Silver Tides is the album’s closer and is sublime.

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