Control Room have a very simple but specific remit for our artists. ANALOGUE ONLY. No plug ins, no soft synths and if you can mix / master to tape even better. Whilst new and original recordings will be the mainstay going forward, for our second release we are pleased to present one of the most glorious synthesizer tracks ever produced.
Of all the classic pre-house, dancefloor gems in the Human League catalogue, Martin Rushent’s (RIP) 1982 dub of ‘The Things That Dreams are Made Of’ is the record that has slipped most easily through the music – space – time continuum to land in the 21st century. It sounds as fresh in a Soulwax or Derrick May set now as it did in a back in 1982.
Martin Rushent sadly died in 2011. He was one of the UK’s most celebrated and successful veteran record producers with an era defining CV that spanned the Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, Generation X and the Human League. Whilst his greatest commercial success will probably always remain the 6 million selling ‘Dare’, it is probably his work on Dare’s instrumental sister album “Love And Dancing” for which the electronic world owes him the greatest debt.
Whilst Tom Moulton, Larry Levan and co. from the New York disco scene had already established an organic blueprint for the 12″ / remix culture that was to define dance music in years to come, and Moroder had blown it all apart with his machine-disco madness out of Italy, Rushents’ 1982 masterpiece of dubbed out, dance floor instrumentals was the UK’s heavyweight contribution to an approach to dance floor dynamics that was to set the tone for the next two decades. Even more impressive when you realize that Love And Dancing was recorded direct from 24 track tape involving months of painstaking edits and tape-cuts.
The Human League classic ‘TTTDAMO’ in it’s ‘Original Dub Edit’ an analogue classic and takes up pride of place on A1 of this release. It is backed with a splendid Sare Havlicek remix, utilising his lovely array of synths and outboard gear to create modern twist on this slice of Electronic Pop history.
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