Sunday, April 24, 2011

Somewhere Beyond  

Began Cekic made his money in the Brooklyn construction trade, and during the disco boom decided to capitalize by setting up a label and producing what were perhaps some of the early examples of dance tracks made up of looped and re-worked riffs and hooks from earlier well known hits. You can find his hits produced for Brooklyn Express all over the internet, as well as many others, but I can't find a clean version of Hi Voltage's Somewhere Beyond/Let's Get Horny anywhere, and I think its his best, so I'm putting it up. That being said maybe I just didn't look hard after I randomly picked it out off the shelf this morning.

Began was a shadowy, uncelebrated figure in the New York disco scene, Tee Scott who mixed this record gave an interesting and colorful account of him in an interview he did with Daniel Wang back in the nineties, but a decade later Began Cekic turns up in the history books again, this time in a new york times article about the Montenegro separatist movement. Turns out he went from disco revolutionary, to, well, revolutionary..

'"I think we made a difference," said Began Cekic, a demolition expert from Brooklyn who returned to his parent's home in Gusinje in the north of the republic. His friends and neighbors, a mixture of Montenegrins, Albanians and Muslim Slavs, celebrated late into the night, waving Montenegrin, Albanian and Bosnian flags.'

Hi Voltage - Somewhere Beyond
Hi Voltage - Lets Get Horny

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4 comments: to “ Somewhere Beyond

  • April 26, 2011 at 12:56 AM  

    Nice post Shag,i've had these for ages but never tire of hearing them.


  • May 3, 2011 at 2:47 PM  

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  • May 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM  

    Oh that's some good jams right there... Just getting into House music ... Who do I have to send $$$ to get a CD made??? lol ... seriously tho ; )

    Love'n it 415 572 8312 dave

  • June 7, 2011 at 11:30 PM  

    love these!
    great moment when they build up for the chorus that never comes.