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LFO – LFO (1990)

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I hate to end the week on a sad note; but I do love to end it with a great tune. Last month, it was confirmed that Mark Bell, one of the founding members of house duo LFO, has died. With Gez Varley, Bell quickly established himself as one of the pioneers of early UK house music, helping usher in a creative wave of UK techno. They were part of a confident stable of acts from and around Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield that included Forgemasters, Nightmares on Wax and Unique 3. The bands benefitted from the burgeoning club scene in that part of the world as they had a guaranteed audience. In the case of LFO’s eponymous release on Warp Records, the music lived up to the billing. Bleeps and wall-cracking bass.  The video was by John Foxx. Have a great weekend.

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Coco Steel & Lovebomb – Feel It (1992)

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The UK had quickly become the main market for the pioneering house music coming out of Chicago and Detroit. But there was no sense in the audience standing still. Club nights, DJs and record labels sprung up everywhere pushing the genre. Leeds played its part, with the city giving birth to its own Warehouse Club and Warp Records. The latter’s initial bleepy successes via Forgemasters, Nightmares on Wax, Unique 3 and LFO gave the label great confidence to blossom. CS & Lovebomb captured this intoxicating spirit. Just as Todd Terry’s Royal House was a eulogy to Mr. Fingers, ‘Feel It’ would use a Peech Boys sample as a tribute to Todd. Don’t Jerk It! Work It!

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