Club Contact

The new MP3 blog from London's club Contact. The idea is to allow people to hear new music they wouldn't have otherwise found but, if anyone has any copyright issues with a particular song, i'll take the link down. Songs are only available for a limited amount of time.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Vintage Austen, Mint Condition

Paris is the centre of the world at the moment as far as electronic music is concerned, prior to that it was Berlin and, for a little while in the mid-1990s, it was Vienna. The latter's Christopher Just and Patrick Pulsinger can be credited with reinvigorating the genre and laying some of the foundations for the rise of their neighbours - particularly with the classic I'm A Disco Dancer.

One of the most unusual stars of the electroclash boom was another Austrian, Louie Austen, a sixty-year old jazz crooner who appeared with Peaches on the brilliant (albeit nightmare inducing) Grab My Shaft. Although considered something of a novelty at the time, he's still going and has covered I'm A Disco Dancer in quite an interesting way - fleshing the one-line techno stomper out into a "proper song". He remains resolutely creepy though.

Louie Austen - Disco Dancer


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