Monday, July 30, 2007

John Ciafone In The House

Two of the tracks I'll always remember from my Wiggle days. I moved back to the UK from France in the second half of 1997, the perfect time to catch these two monsters. The first, a dub mix of King Britt Presents Sylk 130's "Whwn The Funk Hits The Fan" lays down a steam train of a groove that when played at optimum volume works the crowd wickedly. The second, Ciafone's Chiapet project on Yoshi Toshi is messy drug music of the highest order. "Tick Tock" comes in two mixes, the "Apocalypse Now" mix, and the one here the "War Of The Worlds" mix. Having said that, they could have got things mixed up as the helicopter in the background is more US Army than Martian.

Masters of the dark dubby house groove Ciafone and Lem Springsteen as Mood II Swing are sadly missed. For me they more or less define house music as I like it to be heard. A whiff of Basic Channel laying the foundation for chunks of groove. They are sadly missed.

Please comment on the files if they're in any way defective. I'm new to this game and expecting plenty of teething trouble. If these go well, there'll be more.

When The Funk Hits The Fan (Mood II Swing's When The Dub Hits The Fan) - Sylk 130 (Ovum)

Tick Tock (War Of The Worlds Mix) - Chiapet (Yoshi Toshi)

Hope they come out well.

1 comment:

bluebelle said...

probably easier for everyone else to upload as flac or mp3 format. my d/l speed - i'm in process of doing the 'tick tock' track - is pretty slow this time of evening, only really picking up when most people are sleeping.