Sunday, October 10, 2010

Turn It Up  

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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12 comments: to “ Turn It Up

  • October 11, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

    thank you for keeping it rocking Black Shag, I really appreciate the golden nuggets

  • October 11, 2010 at 11:52 AM  

    Is that true? How weird. I'd've stopped looking here if that'd happened. One of the best things about this site is it's singular focus on disco.

  • October 12, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

    "Is that true? How weird. I'd've stopped looking here if that'd happened..."

    re:above comment...Shag, you crack me up man, but this cat must be smoking some good shit to miss your sarcasm, ehh?

  • October 13, 2010 at 11:51 AM  

    Don't knock the bandwagon humping Serato DJ's. We're your main audience.

  • October 13, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

    Guys, let's just all be happy that everyting stays as we like it - no matter if you rock behind your 1210s or whatever digital setup.

    keep it disco
    greets from germany

  • October 13, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

    oh dear, r2d2 my favorite drummer...

  • October 17, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

    Thank you for saving Beatelectric
    the best disco and funk blog on the net.
    Please keep posting like a one man army.

    from Stockholm

  • October 23, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

    Thank you for keeping it real, I love this blog, your pictures and music. Thank you for educating me, and I will continue to support the best disco music blog out there


  • October 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM  

    keep it REAL

  • October 29, 2010 at 5:03 AM  

    Beat Electric changed my life. Simple as that - the sheer volume and quality of stuff on here is staggering, to change the format would have been bad news brown. One of the best blogs on the internet, period!

    Keep that vibe alive!

    Poindexter (felon fm)

  • November 4, 2010 at 1:40 AM  


    "feet don't fail me now"


  • November 5, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

    NOBODY is changing the format of Beat Electric. That was just Andrews shitty dry British humor ribbing Lebaron and I for our more recent infrequency in posting. We are all still on board and will keep posting as we see fit.

    That said, thanks for all the love and support!