Electronic Body Music/Belgian New Beat

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Orang Utan, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    The industrial thread made me think this needs a thread of its own. It influenced so much - it led me and many others to techno and rave music, yet no-one seems to mention it much these days.
    Here's a great contemporary radio show that played it:

    Part One
    Part Two
    Part Three
  2. Annierak

    Annierak Coulda been a corn tender

    I can't stop playing that, great ecletic mix of tunes :cool:
  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    More examples
    New Beat:
    A Side: http://www.sleazetone.com/blog/newbeata.mp3
    MaC Sample “ House Inspector (Subway)
    Jade 4U “ That Boy (Acid Mix) (Subway)
    Chinese Ways “ Secrets of China (Subway)
    Doctor's Cat “ Crash (Il Disc 8 / Italy)
    The Maxx “ Cocaine (Acid Mix) (BCM / Germany)
    TNT Clan “ Blow Up the DJ (Subway)
    Koto “ Japanese War Game (Club Mix) (Il Disc 8 / Italy)
    Cyber People “ Void Vision (Slow Version) (MEM / Italy)
    Beat Beat Beat “ Beat in the Street (Subway)
    KAOS 007 Kick on Acid (Kaos)
    Snowy Red “ The Long Run (Antler Subway)
    A Split Second “ Rigor Mortis (Remix) (Antler Subway)
    It’s Official “ Spies! (Subway Dance)
    Major Problem “ Acid Queen (Kaos)
    Boy Toy “ Touch My Body (Kaos)
    Taste of Sugar “ Hmm Hmm Remix (Subway)
    Erotic Dissidents “ Shake Your Hips (Subway)
    Fruit of Life “ Are You Conservative? (Subway)
    The Brothers “ Brotherhymn Remix (Subway)
    Snowy Red Euroshima “ Wardance (Subway)
    Arbeid Adelt“ Death Disco (white)

    B Side: http://www.sleazetone.com/blog/newbeatb.mp3
    A Split Second “ The Colosseum Crash Remix (Antler Subway)
    Scotch “ Disco Band (Mach 2 Remix) (American Disco / Italy)
    Kasso "The Walkman (Special Dutch House Remix) (Rams Horn / Netherlands)
    The New Beat Sensation “ Robbin™ & Stealin™ (Inst.) (Subway)
    New Beat Generation “ Suck the Beat (Inst.) (Subway)
    Doctor's Cat “ Feel the Drive (Il Disc 8 / Italy)
    The Weathermen “ Bang! (Play It Again Sam)
    Brotherhood of Sleep “ New Beat (Inst.) (Subway)
    Miss Nicky Trax “ Acid in the House (Kaos)
    HNO3 “ Doughnut Dollies (R&S)
    Taboo “ Into the Sun (Subway)
    Major Problem “ I Still Have A Dream (Beat Box)
    Lords of Acid “ I Sit on Acid (Kaos)
    The Executive Board “ I Do Anything (XL)
    The Airplane Crashers “ I Have A Dream (Subway)
    The Hardsonic Bottoms 3 “ Do It Any Way You Wanna (6th Version) (Contempo / Italy)
    Lords of Acid “ For Grown Ups (Complete Kaos)
    Plastic Bertrand “ Plastiiic (Acid House Mix) (ARS)
    Rhythm Device “ Acid Rock Remix (Inst.) (Music Man)
    Zsa Zsa Laboum “ Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas? (Complete Kaos)
  4. asbestos

    asbestos piss in my eye boogie

    Some great tracks on that, ta for the links.

    Used to love the early R&S stuff, and Psychic Warriors Ov Gaia were a huge influence (starting out as, cough.. industrial I believe).
  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Some EBM (Ichi One mix):
    01. Keith Leblanc : Mechanical movements - Enigma records
    02. Gary Clail's Tackhead Soundsystem : Mind at the end of the tether - Nettwerk
    03. Tasteless Cuts feat. Dj Spike : Baby bye - Blanc records
    04. Mc 900 ft. Jesus with Dj Zero : UFO's are real - Nettwerk
    05. Lassigue Bendthaus : Statique (Flows) - Kk records
    06. Clock DVA : The unseen - Interfisch records
    07. Dive : Final report - Discordia
    08. Anatole Gerasimov & Helena Zvereva : Me and my rhythm box - Varèse Sarabande
    09. Cabaret Voltaire : Expect nothing - Rough Trade
    10. Chris & Cosey : The impulse - Rough Trade
    11. Lassigue Bendthaus : Lanternslide - Parade Amoureuse
    12. The Cassandra Complex : One millionth happy customer - Play It Again Sam
    13. Cabaret Voltaire : Yashar (NYC dances mixes / Remix John Robie) - Factory Benelux
  6. asbestos

    asbestos piss in my eye boogie

    Clock DVA - The Hacker

    I remember the first time I ever saw this *lol*
  7. asbestos

    asbestos piss in my eye boogie

    It's amyl nitrate music, innit.

  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Another old mix tape from c1988:
    download AB side A
    stream AB side A
    he said / pump
    vicious pink / the spaceship is over there
    tagc / big sex
    ministry / the angel
    severed heads / the ant can see legs
    eurythmics / monkey monkey
    alan rankine / rumours of war
    simple minds / league of nations
    blancmange / the game above my head
    westworld / sonic boom boy

    download AB side B

    stream AB side B
    carlos peron / nothing is true
    brian eno - david byrne / regiment
    robert palmer / the silver gun
    jah wobble / how much are they
    fingerprintz / wet job
    signal aout 42 / pleasure and crime
    severed heads / now an explosive new movie
    crash course in science / flying turns
    the neon judgement / TV treated
    peech boys / on a journey

    Note with these mixes that not every track is EBM or New Beat - no-one made 'purist' mixes in those days
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    So there's your music.
    Now, discuss....
  10. Annierak

    Annierak Coulda been a corn tender

    Thanks for that, i must buy some discs tomorrow and burn this stuff :cool:

    Thanks LTC
  11. Fictionist

    Fictionist Serving Eargasms....

    I remember a tune from that period which simply featured a voice / vocal line which stated 'This is the sound of New Beat'. Does anyone know what this might have been?

  12. Annierak

    Annierak Coulda been a corn tender

    No idea, sorry :)
  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

  14. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    I like it.


    apart from the tunes I don't like.



    nice day isn't it?
  15. Dask

    Dask Rebel Intelligence

    EBM and Belgium New Beat are quite different, it's confusing to refer to them as one entitiy.

    But yeah nice one for stating a thread as it's an often overlooked genre of electronic music.
  16. perplexis

    perplexis A change of scene, a change of style....

    I love this shit.
  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Yes, but people like both and they often end up in mixes together
  18. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    They kind of come from the same place, the dancier side of 80s industrial (isn't New Beat often said to have started when some DJ played Flesh by A Split Second at the wrong speed?) but went in pretty different directions.

    EBM in the late 80s/early 90s went a rockier route, while New Beat eventually turned into euro-dance; Technotronic, of Pump Up the Jam fame, were originally a New Beat act.
  19. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    gonna download some of this over the weekend.
  20. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    Actually, that applies to me as well. It was EBM that opened my mind to dancing to electronic music after being into punk/goth/indie and paved the way for me getting into techno/raves/free parties. But once I was into the dance scene in the early 90s I pretty quickly stopped listenning to all that gloomy, angsty stuff cos the music I'd just got into was so much more fun, exciting and interesting.

    I guess that's part of the reason it gets forgotten about; in 91/92/93 much of it's audience dropped it like a brick once they discovered raves and never looked back.

    Also it rarely gets a mention in the Official story of post 87 dance music, which would have you think it ALL started in Chicago, Detroit and New York, often overlooking the Belgian, Italian and Dutch influences.
  21. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    PWOG were :cool: Ov Biospheres and Sacred Grooves is still one of my fave techno albums.
  22. el_starkos

    el_starkos \m/(>.

    How's about Front242 ? Quite liked them.
  23. Fictionist

    Fictionist Serving Eargasms....

    I think I might have found it - and I got the vocal line completely wrong!!:oops:

    I think it is called 'The Sound of C' by Confetti. It has a terrible video but I still quite like it- very Electro Funk!
  24. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I used to love Front 242 - saw them at the Astoria, it was wicked.
  25. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Crikey, there is some stuff on the OP's list that I've not heard in a very long time. :)
  26. asbestos

    asbestos piss in my eye boogie

    I've been listening to their last album again lately 'Record of Breaks', the first track, A Kind of Prayer, is still doing it for me, that bass line...
    They started out as the Katharos Foundation afaik, on an industrial/ebm tip. (KK Records being Belgian)
  27. Nixon

    Nixon peanut butter n.w.o.

    Ditto.Fucking raw
  28. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    And me! That was a great night. And I've still got the t-shirt with 'no sex until marriage' on it! :cool:
  29. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    new beat was awesome... my knowledge of it is incredibly sketchy (mainly informed by a couple of compilations i've found over the years), but that miss nicky trax seems to be involved with the best stuff...
  30. pk

    pk drink flounce rinse repeat

    Ace music, superb tunes.

    Nice thread LTC.

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