|Ten Weirdest Tunes of 1998|
Laurent Garnier 'Coloured City' (F:Comm) Nicely fucked-up electro business from France's DJ superstar. But what are those tuneless "I am in ecstar-seeeee" vocals all about?
IF 'Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass' (Interdimensional Transmissions) You can't beat a bit of squiggly tweaking. And this electro anthem squiggles like The Clangers on a drug-testing convention at Sundissential.
Roy Vedas 'Fragments Of Life' (Mercury) Imagine 'Your Woman' by White Town crossed with Daft Punk's 'Around The World'. That's Roy Vedas, two barmy men for whom the 'weird' chart was invented.
Super Collider 'Darn (Cold Way O' Loving)' (Loaded) If the sound of drugs was put on vinyl it would sound like this. The biggest bassline you've heard in your life and vocals from Prince locked in a cupboard. A beast!
Skinny 'Failure' (Cheeky) A scratchy sample wailing miserably over a queasy breakbeat miraculously clicks into place in a club. No, really.
Krust 'True Stories' (Talkin Loud) Future jazz from a modern day Sun Ra, or just bloody weird? Whatever, 'True Stories' is deep, glacial drum n'bass from the Reprazent man.
Pulp 'Party Hard' (Christopher Just mix) (Island) It's Robopop! Imagine a call-and-response duet between Jarvis Cocker and Christopher Just's 'Stephen Hawking' voice. Then go for a lie down.
Space Raiders 'Glam Raid' (Skint) A massive glam rock sample that even Slade would consider cheesy. So cheeky it makes Bentley Rhythm Ace look like Juan Atkins.
Lo-Fi Allstars 'Vision Incision' (Skint) About nine minutes long with Wrekked Train's weird crunched-up vocals going visssaaahhhn incissshahhhn!
Runaways 'Levitation feat Cyclops 4000' (Ultimate Dilemma) A remix of the pastoral break-beat headz featuring a rapper with multiple personalities.
|The Sexiest Tunes of 1998|