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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Fanfare Of Life

Looking back at my posts over the last week shows a fair amount of dub influenced music. Today's song is in that vein too, a magnificent piece of 90s dub-house from Neil Barnes and Paul Daley.

Song Of Life was a 1992 single and also on Leftfield's 1995 album Leftism, a rousing enough piece of progressive house in itself but for my money the Fanfare Of Life version from the 12" release was the one (later on it appeared on the first volume of the Cafe del Mar series, an essential 90s compilation, one I played through from start to end last weekend when the sun shone). Fanfare Of Life takes a dubbier approach, a slower build, synths that give goosebumps and the looped vocal sample of Bulgarian singer Yanka Rupkina). The introduction of the drums at 1.36 is a moment but the breakdown not long afterwards into the dub bassline is tremendous too.

Fanfare Of Life

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