By Stef Siepel
The Weekly Froth! A weekly take on six tracks, most of which have recently popped up somewhere in the blogosphere. Bit of a mixed bag with a slight leaning towards house, disco, and remixes, but generally just anything that for some reason tickled the writer’s fancy.
‘Heading for the Fair’ by Saint Etienne (Time and Space Machine remix)
I love the start, that rolling bass does wonders, just gets the thing going really. Not sure if he aims for Chinese sounds there, but that is what it makes me think of. At 1:20 Richard Norris (aka the Time and Space Machine) kicks it into higher gear, and I’m almost expecting someone singing “Chiiiinaa daarrrrling” at one point or another. Its got that Eighties synth and space vibe going on that I think is really fun and which I think is good to hear again a bit. Especially with such a build, as Norris does a nice job of changing it up every so often (and more often than not he takes the pace with him). It has the variety, it has that hypnotic balearic thing going on, it’s got pace, and it’s got a certain thing to it that hooks you to the song: in short, it’s quite a lovely listen to this remix of a Saint Etienne tune. … Continue Reading