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Showing posts from August, 2016

The Popular People's Front - EP (Sleazy Beats Black Ops)

Once upon a time, geeks like us used to rely on messageboards to discover new music. It might sounds hilariously outdated in this day and age, where you can broadcast live video feeds directly from your phone at the flick of a button, but in the 56K dial-up-days a messageboard was the closest thing to 'social media' as we know them today. I'm not sure if we ever mentioned this, but we were massively into west-coast import house back in the 90s, and was THE hub for keeping a pulse on that kind of stuff. It's breathtaking how much time we wasted on those pages (I reckon I could have finished at least one PhD with the hours we put in) but it was also the place where we first met likeminded people like Mike from Kolour and Ben from Boe, whose brains we picked when we first started toying with the idea of starting a label.

One of the other people that frequented that messageboard was Danny "Red Rack'em" Berman, who had a radio show going …