Unauthorised item in the bagging area

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Join The Future

Almost everything I've posted here recently, except for the Ride song at the weekend, has been bleeps and squiggles, 303s and 808s, and I had every intention of sitting down to write a post with guitars in it but then I read Michael's comment on one of my Warp posts last week where he mentioned Join The Future by Tuff Little Unit. Released on Warp in January 1991 this is a superb techno record, a deep wandering bassline, clattering drumbeats and some lovely sinuous synthlines. People often say techno is cold and austere but this is warm and inviting and in the words of a commenter at Discogs way back in 2002 'you can feel the hidden euphoria of a new generation in it, a tune for the after hours'. Perfect.

Join The Future 12" Mix


JTFL said...

Man, SA, this is a whole new specialty genre for me. If I'm honest you piqued my interest with your description of the wandering bassline of this track, and I was a bit disappointed that it's not actually a bass, but a bass synth. But you're right -- it's such a stellar track that I went spelunking on the 'net and came across this instructive (for me) article: http://www.factmag.com/2013/07/22/the-20-best-bleep-records-ever-made/
Thanks for this -- going to dig around some more in this field and see what turns up!

Swiss Adam said...

That looks like a good read JTFL. Glad I've introduced you to something new.

Selene Hoey said...

Such a wonderful track. Great article too JFTL.