Francis Bacon - Seated Figure (1961)
Starting with a tune from Omni Trio I've been hanging onto for a while, the sample in it at 1:15 pretty much sums up the theme of this post. It hails from the older era of drum and bass where it was just finding it's way out of the realms of hardcore. Definitely reflected in this track, got a completely different feel than his later piano & breaks combos.
Omni Trio - Thru The Vibe [click to download] |HTML5|
Teenage Bad Girl always had that Oizo-esque roughness to their output and the opener for their second album Backwash is no different, it starts strong and does not let up until the very end. I'd completely forgotten about the 40 odd second wind up to the second half of the track in there, which was for sure a nice surprise after a couple long days.
Teenage Bad Girl - Fight Night [click to download] |HTML5|
A late addition to this post and a tune I'd long forgotten about, Erol Alkan's reworking of Daft Punk is different to say the least, but when the pressure was on it fit like a glove. In Erol's own words: "It doesn’t want to be liked, it doesn’t want you to dance to it. It’s called The Brainwasher, and it doesn’t give a shit.”
Daft Punk - The Brainwasher (Erol Alkan's Horrorhouse Dub) [click to download] |HTML5|
-Claude Van Foxbat