This Is Not Jazz

This record is all over the place (in a good way), the result of feverish minds and access to technology. Released in 1987 by Shock Taktix, it was big in the Belgian New Beat scene, and featured on the Liaisons Dangereuses radio show that operated out of Antwerp (apparently- I wasn’t present at the Belgian New Beat scene and wasn’t tuning into radio stations broadcasting out of Antwerp in the mid- to -late 80s). Massive thumping beats, a huge sequenced bass, nice ascending synthlines and a one fingered keyboard riff, a skronky saxophone coming in more and more as it builds, a pitched down voice intoning ‘this is not jazz’.

This Is Not Jazz