Sunday, October 10, 2010
I apologize for the extended absence. I won't bore you with the details but after a bungled coup attempt by the other scheming BE members backfired I have now seized full control of the electro funk archives, ousted the pretenders and exposed what were once my crate digging comrades here at BeatElectric for the bandwaggon jumping serato DJ's they truly are. Their intentions were to give the site a re-design and relaunch it as an indie rock news hub, thereby increasing traffic from the college radio crowd and enabling them to stick up some banner advertising for American Apparel. I won't spare them another thought; moving on..
Turn It Up was the only single 25 West's famed producers Dave Fields and Matt Noble ever released under the name Beat Freax, and it was Down Town Records sole release also that I know of. Perhaps 25 West Records was a product of this first successful outing by the duo and was spawned out of Down Town. Matt Noble went on to produce some of the deepest records to come out of the early electro scene, he was behind B-Beat Girls, and along with Dave Fields, The Maniacs and many other underground dance acts. Its hard to think of many electro funk cuts from the era that are more upbeat than this, I get the feeling they were going for a pop radio hit. What could have been..
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